Hide-Away Knife(HAK)..............

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    Hide-Away Knife(HAK)..............

    I have carried a Crawford Leopard Cub as my pocket-knife for years. I have a Gerber Multi-Tool and Gerber folder(both RFI items from my Iraq deployment)in my truck. Plus two Leathermans also that I keep handy. I also own a couple Cold Steel fixed blades, but DON'T carry a dedicated "self-defense type" EDC to go with my firearm. I keep going back to the HAK as a potential option because of size and the idea behind it's design. It's NOT a fighting knife(and I'm NOT a trained knife-fighter either), but rather a weapon designed to be always carried because of it's size and utilized as a last option instrument. Does anyone carry one and have some input about this knife!
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    Yes. I carry a basic HAK in my left pocket. Like you, I don't profess to be a shiv artist. That being said, I can access this knife very easily, (I don't wear jeans much now, have moved to DTC flex workpants with nice big pockets), and with its retention ability, it gives me a lot of confidence that I can inflict a lot of hurt up close. To better make it a part of my system, I try to use it as much as possible. Draw from pocket, open boxes, letters etc. While I realize its not the same as fending off an attack, it does make the motion of drawing and using the knife much more natural, than just leaving it in the pocket. And since it is set up to be a left handed draw, it allows me to develop the draw by doing day to day tasks.
    Hope this input helps.

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    ...thanks for this...I bought a CRKT Bear Claw for a neck knife years ago...sent it to Iraq with my middle son...he loves it...finally got myself another...but the grip shows under a tshirt too much...this one will soon be mine...

    ...I was astonished that the Army didn't even touch on knife/bayonet with either of my boys in boot camp or Advanced Infantry training...didn't issue bayonets in Iraq...I taught them some blade points and made sure they had one...but times sure have changed...every Marine got knife/bayonet...at least when I was in...(69-71)

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    Its an interesting knife and holster system. I loved it until I looked at the price.
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    They are difficult to get reliably. The company that made them had some spotty customer service, and a lot of the custom makers who were collaborating quit. I am not even sure if the original company is still in business. I would buy them secondhand or from an established dealer.

    Great knives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...thanks for this...I bought a CRKT Bear Claw for a neck knife years ago...sent it to Iraq with my middle son...he loves it...finally got myself another...but the grip shows under a tshirt too much...this one will soon be mine...

    ...I was astonished that the Army didn't even touch on knife/bayonet with either of my boys in boot camp or Advanced Infantry training...didn't issue bayonets in Iraq...I taught them some blade points and made sure they had one...but times sure have changed...every Marine got knife/bayonet...at least when I was in...(69-71)
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    Did bayonet training during my 11-series training at Ft.Benning 31 years ago. My son went thru Benning in 2010, and can't remember if they did the bayonet assault course or not. He's in A'stan right now and I don't think he was issued a dedicated bayonet/knife as part of his kit. Times they are a-changing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamRudolph View Post
    They are difficult to get reliably. The company that made them had some spotty customer service, and a lot of the custom makers who were collaborating quit. I am not even sure if the original company is still in business. I would buy them secondhand or from an established dealer.

    Great knives.
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    Their site is up, but the "updates" were about 18 months old......Don't know what that tranlates to.
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    I like the SOG Slim Jim. I've been carrying one everyday slipped into my back pocket for about 7 or 8 months and I never know it's there.

    My primary carry knife is a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 but I use the SOG Slim Jim often enough to justify carrying it as a second knife.

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