Defensive Knives ?
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June 7th, 2007 06:38 AM
I used to carry a Spyderco Matriarch, and will soon be carrying it's big brother, the Civilian. For firearms retention and last line of defence for security/LE professionals, it's a great slashing tool, and can also be used for First Aid (removal of clothing is a breeze).
For a mixed approach, eg secondary SD and utility, a Spyderco Waved Delica is a good choice.
Another option for exclusive SD, one I personally haven't tried yet, is the Spyderco P'Kal, designed for Pikal/Reverse Edge Methodology. It's got a removable wave and is getting fantastic reviews.
I shouold note; I'm not a 'sticks to one brand' guy, but the fact is, Spyderco makes good stuff.
June 7th, 2007 06:38 AM
June 7th, 2007 07:05 AM
this one's on my "short-list" as well...can't wait to get one.
Originally Posted by disko
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina
If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
June 18th, 2007 01:20 AM
I carry a larger fixed blade knife,and my ken onion speedsafe kershaw,as well as another cheapie that has AMAZING wave action (I think its called? new guy here?) at ALL TIMES. I'm still getting used to the larger seathed knife,I feel like everybodys staring at me. Fully legal b/c its in plain site in VA last I checked. But I need to firgure out how to look up more of the local laws
June 25th, 2007 12:57 PM
my favorite 2 knives: benchmade 3550BK auto, and benchmade 42 bali-song.
p.s. sorry for the bad pic, only one i had of them
June 26th, 2007 05:57 PM
I have occasionally carried an Al Mar fixed double edge I've had for a couple of decades. Wiped it off on my pants once and put 1 1/2 inches of the tip into my knee, very shallow, parallel to the skin surface. For self-defense, the Al Mar is the one I would choose, but the Recon1 is light and inconspicuous clipped in a pocket (and more legal, as well).
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Bleeding Heart, Gun-Toting Liberal (sort of)
June 27th, 2007 08:19 AM
A small fixed blade knife hidden on the centerline of the body is your best bet. Now when would it be used? Anywhere within arms reach, grappling, or getting out of a certain hold like a rear naked choke. They are fast and deadly.
June 27th, 2007 10:46 AM
I've gone to carrying a rather large fixed, just because I can. Haven't had a folder in the pockets for years now.
As to instructors, look to Jimmy Keating, Mike Janich and if you can locate and get into a course of his, I'd highly recommend Ray Dionaldo out of Fla.
The mind is the limiting factor
Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor
June 27th, 2007 12:12 PM
Many of you guys are lucky because you can carry fixed blades of decent length. Here, in Cali., you pretty much can't conceal a fixed blade unless it's 2" or less, maybe 2.5".
We can carry, concealed, a folder of pretty much any length, though.
Personally, I usually have 3 knives on me. I carry a HAK on my keychain. It's the simple Utility model (I can't seem to sell it, so I might as well carry it), a Subcom in one pocket (Also use it as a money clip), & some type of folder in the other (Right now it's been a Leek G-10 with S30V steel, but I mght change that).
I have a Powlkowski/Kasper Companion, but it's too big to carry here. Great knife, though.
I'm getting a Benchmade Activator (Snody design with 2" blade), we'll see how that works out.
Knives are kinda like guns, you just can't have one. Fortunately, unless you're buying collectables or VERY high-end knives, they're not as expensive.
"Use human means as though divine ones didn't exist, and divine means as though there were no human ones." Baltasar Gracian
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Glock 19 & 26, Kahr CM9 & P45, Para P12, Kel-Tec P-32, S&W 442, & Dan Wesson 14-2.
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