Originally Posted by Grandpa Pipes
The OP stated that the knife would be a toy to play with.
The "butterfly" knife is very addictive when it comes to "flipping" it so that means it would be normal to flip at the wrong time at the wrong place and with the wrong people watching out of habit.
Calling someone a troll is very bad manners since that is a low life comment when you got nothing else constructive to say.
If the OP wants a butterfly knife to play with at home great! As long as he's smart enough to leave it at home and not carry it to impress his buddies.
1. You selectively quoted the part of the sentence that mattered to you the most, regardless of his first reason as wanting it as an EDC (which, iIrc, in English language sentence structure, the first reason holds priority), and used that as a basis for jumping to an assumption (him being Rambo-ish) that was, frankly, and to paraphrase yourself, bad manners and a low life comment that represented you had nothing constructive to say. Then you spoke about habitual flipping as if you had come to that conclusion from experience. Have you owned one and flipped it at the wrong time trying to impress your buddies and ended up either in jail, fined, or minus a ballisong due to LEOs taking it from you because you weren't disciplined enough to stop yourself? If not, then why would you make such an assertion?
2. I did not, sir, call you a troll. I was simply suggesting that if you were
then to go ahead and troll away, with the underlying thought that no amount of reason, logic, or civility would get anything constructive out of you if it were true. If I had, however, called you one, how would that differ from the way you treated the OP?
3. Lastly, again, you assume that he would carry it and then be "flippant" with the flipping, in a sense. You are judging his ability to use common sense based solely on his desire to own and use a knife that has been, as stated above, proven to be a sturdy and safe design if used by a conscientious, skilled user. What has the OP done or said, again, other than desiring to carry a ballisong, to give you the impression of being a Rambo?
Personally, I don't know the OP and have no reason to feel one way or the other. Your comments did incite a desire to inquire upon your reasoning for them in my mind. Maybe it is just a differing personality, but I tend to give someone who is actually trying to discover the legality status and the reasons for that status the benefit of the doubt. Maybe you just assume everyone is trying to "impress their buddies" if they carry a knife you find not to your taste? Maybe not, as that is just my
assumption, trying to find the reason for your belittling of the OP when he had not said anything negative to you (yet) in this thread. Either way, have a good day, or evening, whichever it is that you are experiencing when you read this.