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    Hideaway Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by Team American
    I'm limited in Colorado to a 3 1/2 inch blade...and I "think" that I would prefer a fixed blade knife with an inside-the-waistband kydex sheath, but am open to consider a good folder that would be easy to operate. Does anyone have any ideas for a knife novice?

    Thanks to all for any input.

    Rick
    I think you should at least take a look at the Hideaway Knife.
    There was a pretty in-depth thread about it here 2 or 3 months ago, which can be reviewed here.
    I have one and I must say it is very concealeable, and with a little practice it can be put into play very quickly. Only a 2" blade, so you will be good in that respect.
    Good luck.
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    I like to use my Emerson LaGriffe as a hideaway.

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    From the end of the micarta to the point my Disciple measures 3.5". The actual cutting edge is 3".

    Hope this helps.
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    I carry a Super Knife since i cant pack heat.. What works out well is that my one of my Employeers line of stuff is the brand name and mad by them i swear i only use it to open boxs of my parts for work ..

    If youve never seen a super knife its a folder than has replacable blades like the utilty knifes but in a nice little package .. With a thumb stud and clip ,

    Mine kind of looks like this little different but ya get the point .. not a long blade but a dang sharp one

    http://www.superknifestore.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRavens

    Hope this helps.
    It does, TR...Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    Bud, that is a vicious lookin' slashin' machine...I like it!
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    IMO, Euclidean covered it pretty well.

    I love the CRKT Companion, I've got two of them, one of which is getting a back edge put on it. They've got a great feel and they can be found for a pretty decent price.

    Spydercos are great, since you're limited to 3.5" that rules out the Endura but the delica is still a great knife (I cary one of each). The nice thing about the spydies is that they can be "ghetto-waved" so that they open on the draw.

    As far as the fixed-blade v. folder thing, I'd go with the fixed blade if it's legal to do so. While some folders, especially those with a wave can be just as fast, the fixed blade is fail safe. It's never not going to open.

    Just my 2-cents. :)

    Oh yeah...You definately want to take advantage of the opportunity to train with SouthNarc, his stuff is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American
    Bud, that is a vicious lookin' slashin' machine...I like it!

    Not excatly what i want to carry but with the wording in our contract its a close to being safe as i can get any obvious self defense knife can lead to immedite termination so i have to use something more work oriented

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    +1 on HAK's and the Disciple! Also check out www.szaboinc.com
    His Ti spike, douk-douks, and the Fred Perrin wallet, especially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American
    This class is in Lakewood, Colorado and I think it's on Sept. 23rd.
    My class is the week before, the 15th-17th in Portland.
    Seek safety at the heart of danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72
    Also check out www.szaboinc.com
    Some very...unusual...styles there

    The Kerambit looks like it would pack a very nasty surprise in a small package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregarat
    I like to use my Emerson LaGriffe as a hideaway.
    Looks like a nice concealable....the short stubby blade looks strong.

    Reminds me of the Ka-Bar knife that was reviewed here a month or two ago on "The Martialist".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarhog
    I think you should at least take a look at the Hideaway Knife.
    Also an interesting design....how is the stability factor? Looks like it could twist in your hand or bend a couple of fingers in use?

    And thanks to all for the replys to this thread I really appreciate the feedback...have received some good info here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American
    Also an interesting design....how is the stability factor? Looks like it could twist in your hand or bend a couple of fingers in use?
    I have mine wrapped in parachute cord, makes it a little softer on the fingers. If you measure your fingers properly and account for the cord-wrap it is very stable.
    The only way I could imagine it bending your fingers in a defensive situation is if the bad guy grabbed the blade...very unlikely (and bloody) IMO.
    There are some interesting carry methods on the Hideaway knife website. I usually zip-tie it to my belt or beltloop and it just blends in.
    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American
    Also an interesting design....how is the stability factor? Looks like it could twist in your hand or bend a couple of fingers in use?
    The capsule (grip-opening) and blade length are designed to be proportional. There's a fancy name, and method of calculation (you'd have to ask FS), but, essentially, it means that the blade length will never have sufficient leverage to disable/injure your hand, as long as your grip is locked. Obviously, if you tried using an HAK as an anchor point on a cliff face, that might change a bit , but I personally would have other options available. To each his/her own, but I find the indexing/retention of the HAK's to be far superior to the original Perrin La Griffes and clones. The Spyderco Spot offers similar indexing, but doesn't have the inherent retention and open-hand options of the HAK.

    Szabo does make some cool stuf, doesn't he :diablotin ?

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