Help with non-assisted folding knife for edc/defense...
I know absolutely nothing about knives. The closest I've ever gotten to carrying a knife is the utility blade on my Swiss Army multi-tool. I'm looking for something a bit more substantial that I could use for self-defense (I carry the Swiss Army with me so I can use that for everyday utility type stuff).
In NC I can't carry a fixed blade or a spring assisted knife. We are only allowed to carry an "ordinary" folding pocket/purse knife. What should I be looking for in a knife? Do any of you have any recommendations?
I know I'll need training, so you don't have to give me the speech. I'm looking for a class locally. If you know of a good class in NC I'd appreciate a heads up.