Weekend Open Thread: Grant me the Serenity

We can all use some Serenity these days, be it mental, or metal. I never even watched Firefly, but it is the source of one of my favorite lines ever.

So applicable in these days of censorship and cancel culture.

Speaking of “these days”, our thoughts go out to the President, the First Lady, and all of the others who are fighting the WuFlu. I knew he should have stuck with the Taco Salad.

Fingers crossed. This is a serious situation obviously, but statistics show that about 95% of 74 year olds survive. And despite the media freakout, this is not a Constitutional crisis.

That said, today has not been the greatest day in history, though this one might have been:

We should have stuck with real beer. I think this guy might have been onto something:

These things seem to be all the rage among people who weren’t even alive when my generation wouldn’t even drink Zima on a dare.

I can’t wait to hear Jason’s take on the state of fermented beverages.

In another possible subject for your Open Thread contemplation is non-locking folders – in particular double detent friction folders such as the Kizer Pinch, Artisan Archaeo, or ZT 0230/0235. I am writing my review of the 0235 (Press Day is Wednesday), and I was testing the closure resistance. Compared to a traditional backspring slipjoint, it is much weaker.

I measured the weight it took to overcome the detent. Between 8.5 and 9 ounces. I then tested a handful of backspring folders. This assortment of Fight’N Roosters, Cases, Swiss Army Knives, and Primble all required more than a pound of weight to close.

That said, I have never had an issue with the 0235, but I am acutely aware of the lack of lock when using the knife. This mechanism is not for the noob knife user.

What are your thoughts?

I went diving through my random swag. Anyone want a Case trucker hat? Up to 5 comments or replies count as entries for a random drawing.

That is about all I have for tonight. Hope this finds everyone safe and well.