They are an interesting bunch and I have particularly enjoyed their recent writings about Italian Switchblade Stilettos as I've learned a few things I didn't know before. All three alternate writing about a variety of these subjects. Like me, they don't blog about their work but about their other passions.
Since switchblades and automatic knives are illegal in Texas except under the most stringent circumstances, I just orded a non-automatic (and thus, legal) stiletto that is a (legal) assisted opening knife. It's a cheapy though, but it's the only one I could find, but I'm hoping that one of the three bloggers introduced to you above might know of some euro knife maker that makes a non-automatic spring assisted stiletto that is quality made for a quality price.
So check out their blog. It's in my blog roll, so roll on over there sometime.
What's your opinion about automatic/switchblade knives being illegal? Especially now since most assisted opening knives are just milliseconds slower than a switchblade?
I've seen a few assisted openers (and even non assisted openers) that can be opened seemingly as fast as a switchblade, like my friend and long time bassist collaborator Woody Oakes can do. His Applegate-Fairbairn folder can be opened by him as fast as any switchblade, but I can't do it near as fast as him with that same knife.
I remember back when I was in high school and my early 20's. Everyone carried a knife, usually a Buck Hunter. Many carried them on their belts. I preferred strong side back pocket carry, opposite my wallet. Both good guys and bad guys carried the Buck Hunter back then in Houston. Cowboys, mechanics and other tradesmen, cops, farmers and lots of just normal law abiding folks carried Buck Hunters.
Bad guys carried them too. You'd never see an outlaw biker without his, in a belt pouch. In their defense somewhat, bikers often had legit uses for their knives in repairing their scooters when they were "on a run" or on the road, and many of the fellows I knew back then who were bikers often worked as mechanics anyways, and they always need a good knife for a variety of mechanical reasons.
So there is some very cool knife talk going on right now over at this cool blog. Check it out.