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I would rather die standing up than live life on my knees.
Spyderco endura 4 with the full serrations. Small but heavy and feels good in my hand. I find the 'spyder' edge to be incredibly useful for anything other than fine cutting. For quickly ripping materials, it's great. For meat, way better than any conventional edge that isn't razor keen.
The CRTK Horus by Elishawitz is, for some reason, my favorite EDC.
Maybe it's the outburst firing mechanism, or the heft, or the feel of the handle, but this is a solid blade. Otherwise the Cold Steel TiLite - 4" or 6"
This one also has a good feel. Both knives have good brandishing qualities: you snap 'em out, they make a statement. Of course, we all know the First Rule of Weapons - you bring it out, you'd better be prepared to use it.
But that doesn't mean you have to use it. Only that you must be ready to go to town. It's better for everybody involved if hands go up, apologies are made, and nobody gets hurt. So I like my knives to be like my guns, in that there's no mistake about the situation. I see a benefit if there's a strong "do you really want to proceed?" component to things.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
I carry a Spyderco Dragonfly2. It's just a small 2.25" blade knife.
If there's ever a situation in which one would need to use a knife defensively, you'd definitely be justified in using a firearm. Plus, knives are far more dangerous than guns to the user, and you really need lots of training to be effective with a knife.
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Move. Shoot. Survive. ― The "Unofficial" Suarez International Doctrine
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection.” ― Thomas Paine
Benchmade or, lately a Buck 119.
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It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. - David Hume
I just made the jump to a Chris Reeve Umnumzaan
Glock 36, 30SF, 31, 32, 21 Gen4 - Carry guns
Ruger Mini-14 and Remington 870 by the bed both wearing Surefire lights.
Always carry a knife-they are handy to have
Always carry a reload-You probably won't need it but it is good insurance .
Always carry a light- To see in the dark
Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution
Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family
My current EDC Emerson cqc-15 and my new pick up...Emerson Karambit.
I have a Gerber, I can't remember what model though
U.S. Army 2010-2016
Currently a Cold Steel Spartan on my strong-side for defense, and a SOG Trident on my weak-side for utility purposes.
I always been a fan of Buck knives, I carry a Buck vantage select, the one that's half serrated in my right back pocket, next to my wallet. I also carry a KA-BAR last ditch neck knife laced into my work boots. KA-BAR Is a flesh only knife for sure. But it wouldn't matter too much, because I sharpen every night with a Arkansas stone and a leather strop.