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    Another thought for the OP, a knife just as a gun, is a lethal weapon. Its deployment requires severe justification and genuine threat to yourself; same as with a gun. It is the least good option and one likely to have one of the worst legal outcomes possible if actually displayed or used.

    Almost any other form of reaction, including running like crazy and screaming like a teenage girl, will have fewer risks associated with its use.
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    I agree, in your mind using a knife to defend yourself may not sound so bad. But in reality, its hard, messy and you will probably be hurt as well. Because if you can physically touch them, they can touch you back. The best choice if the law allows it is some sort of spray or a good taser. Any distance between you and trouble is a good thing.
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    you can always get yourself a neck knife

    40 dollars here
    Cold Steel Mini Tac Tanto Neck Knife 3-3/4" Blade, G10 Handles - Knifecenter.com
    Specifications
    Blade Length: 3 3/4"
    Overall Length: 6 3/4"
    Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
    Weight: 2.9 oz
    Handle: 3 3/4" Long G-10
    Thick: 2.5 mm
    Sheath: Secure-Ex Neck Sheath
    Made in Taiwan


    and be sure to get a good folding knife as well. im actually looking to buy another kabar mule with the g10 scales (the original is HUGE)

    25 dollars
    KA-BAR MULE Heavy-Duty 5-3/8" Tanto Combo Blade, G10 Handles - Knifecenter.com
    Specifications
    Blade Length: 5-3/8"
    Overall Length: 9-3/8"
    Closed Length: 4"
    Blade Shape: Tanto
    Edge Angle: 15 degrees
    Steel: 3CR13 SS
    Lock Style: Lockback
    Grind: Hollow
    Handle Material: Black G10
    Weight: 0.55 lbs.
    Made in China
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    I second the Ka-Bar TDI.

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    This is my favorite knife. I bought it sometime in the mid '80s.

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    A similar version is still available

    bear and son sos knife
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    ESEE Izula II



    Specifications
    O.A Length: 6.75"
    Blade Length (end of handle to tip): 2.88"
    Cutting Edge Length: 2 5/8"
    O.A. Blade Length: 3 3/4"
    Maximum Thickness: 0.156"
    Blade Steel: 1095 Steel - 57 Rc.
    Blade Width: 1.0"
    Grind: Flat
    Handles: Canvas Micarta
    Sheathing: Injection Molded, Black
    Pommel: 0.550" Diameter Hole To Accommodate Carabiner
    Spine: Thumb Grippers
    Finish: Textured Powder Coat
    Colors: Black Only At This Time
    Serial Number On Blade
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    Forget the knife unless you just "want one" cause it's kinda neat. If you want a knife get a folding knife with a clip. Previous posts are correct. Unless you really know what you are doing, it's more likely that someone will take your knife away from you then use it on you. Alternative: get a small piece of velcro and glue one side to an OC spray container, and the other (mating side) to your bike frame, somewhere within easy reach.

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    You're on a bike and really riding to get that exercise. At some point the tires may lose some air. To be safe I'd carry a nice 18" metal tubular air pump clipped to the bike frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene83 View Post
    This is my favorite knife. I bought it sometime in the mid '80s.

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    A similar version is still available

    bear and son sos knife
    this is real cool i gotta get me one :D

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    Why not just carry a ball peen hammer someone gets in arms reach of you on your bike its a pain to pull out a clipped blade or fixed blade. you can also say you were doing "Body work on the move" lol (Please done take this serious lol)

    Granted I did carry a ball peen hammer but my hd always needed to be tapped to get it running. lol
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    I agree that pepper spray is the best first line of defense. Experiance or not, I am willing to take my chances defending myself with a blade. If I was walking, jogging (sweating) I would definatly choose my Cold Steel Delta Dart, plastic spike with plastic sheath. It is 8 " long, strong but light, easy to conceal and won't rust from sweat. I also agree that your assaillant should not know that you have a blade until they see it sticking in their upper chest or throat.
    If you really want to carry a knife during exercise get the Spyderco Pacific Salt it is very light, 3.75" blade, and H1 blade metal/titanium hardware is also rust-proof: $55-65.

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    I wish you could see the scars on my arms and stomach.....even when you win, you lose. Get the OC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illusive Man View Post
    I came from the Dr. today only to be informed that I'm now both diabetic and have high blood pressure. This means a lifestyle change for me that included walking or riding my bike early in the morning (my day is full after that). Since I live in Illinois, I can't carry my glock on my for self defense .
    Cane Masters!, Walking Canes for mobility, self-defense, exercise and rehabilitation



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    i like canes a buddy has an aluminum one that is airbrushed very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    I second the Ka-Bar TDI.
    But remember, if your state's CCW doesn't cover a fixed blade knife, and if your state doesn't have a preemptive law about knives, every little pissant jurisdiction you pass through might conceivably have a law against carrying one. Even at the state level, where I live, there is one part of the law where the TDI seems to pass muster on length, but then another part where they say something like "oh and anything that can cut people." At least with a folder, one can claim "this isn't a weapon, it's a tool," but that's a lot harder to say about something like the TDI, given how it's marketed.

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    Pepper spray when you ride and a stout walking stick or cane when you walk. I prefer a walking stick that has some adjustment or is a bit longer than a cane. If nothing else, it's pretty intimidating.
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