Admonished by a 2 year old!

Admonished by a 2 year old!

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    Admonished by a 2 year old!

    Earlier this evening I was sitting on the couch reading a playing with a new flipper knife. New flipper, you have to open it at least 1,000 times right?

    My 2.5 year old heard the noise and asked what I was doing. Without thinking, I replied that I was playing with my knife. He walked over and informed me that knives are not toys, they are sharp and you do not play with tools.

    Kinda got me on that one.
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    Out of the mouths of babes...

    Wondering who he's been listening to?
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    A good flipper is so hard to resist fiddling with.
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    That is awesome... Haha
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    That's awesome.

    BTW, precision of language is important.. try the phrase "properly breaking it in" next time. :)
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    I've got to admit that while I was reading this, I was also "flipping" a relatively new folding knife and that the 2 year old is right...
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    MMinSc, I adjusted my new flipper shortly after I got it after flipping 200 times that required a flick of the wrist.¼ turn of the adjustment screw and it was perfect. But I am still flipping to further "break it in."
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    Sounds to me that his only problem is... is that he has been taught well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    MMinSc, I adjusted my new flipper shortly after I got it after flipping 200 times that required a flick of the wrist.¼ turn of the adjustment screw and it was perfect. But I am still flipping to further "break it in."
    I was going to ask you how that was wearing in. It gets a little addictive when the knife is brand new!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    I was going to ask you how that was wearing in. It gets a little addictive when the knife is brand new!
    MMinSc, you're right, it IS a bit addictive! But, I am really trying to get it to open as smoothly as possible. When the knife is closed, it has an initial "hesitation" built into it before it opens easily, presumably so it doesn't open by itself while it is in your pocket. But once you're over the "hump" the rest of the "arc" of opening is easy. If I open it with the blade pointed down, it opens quickly. If I flick my wrist and the knife, it opens quickly, with drama and emphasis!

    The other reason I open it a couple of times a day is that I carry it on my left (support side) so once it's open I have to rotate it a bit in my hand to get a proper grip for using it in a defensive situation. I don't quite have that all figured out yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    That is a smart young man.

    You should be proud.
    Thanks. I am. Knife safety seemed like a no brainer since they are often left on counter tops, drawers etc. Still kind of making this up as I go though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    Thanks. I am. Knife safety seemed like a no brainer since they are often left on counter tops, drawers etc. Still kind of making this up as I go though!
    When it comes to raising kids we are all making it up as we go.
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    They still listen at that age, you have a lot of fun ahead.
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