Axis folder from H&K, pros and cons?

Axis folder from H&K, pros and cons?

This is a discussion on Axis folder from H&K, pros and cons? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Any opinions on the HK34FTCB Tanto, Combo Edge? I was thinking about this for a pocket carry. I have a Timberline Specwar, but it is ...

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    Axis folder from H&K, pros and cons?

    Any opinions on the HK34FTCB Tanto, Combo Edge? I was thinking about this for a pocket carry. I have a Timberline Specwar, but it is kinda hard knife to conceal and carry. If you know what I mean.
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    What task would one attend to with a combination edge tanto blade?

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    Not sure to be honest. I intend for this to be a defense knive not really a utilitarian knife. Are you against the Tanto or the serrated edge? Any suggestions on this matter? Kinda new to carrying defensive weapons. I would appreciate your opinions and knowledge. Is there a different knife I should consider?
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    How about a pic for drool factor

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    Of which knife? The Specwar or the HK Axis? or both?
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    all the above

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    here are some pics.
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    I like my Specwar, but I didn't think through my purchase. I can't use it in very many applications. I thought about getting the smaller version, the Timberline Aviator but the same problems with concealment and effective carrying position are still presented. I see now why everyone carries locking folders.

    I am very fond of the Tanto style blade. Any problems with that idea or is the blade style just a preference issue?
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    Good looking knife cant say much about the blades one way or the other knives are not a subject i know a lot about for some reason

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    My preference for SD carry is full-plain edge, or, in a few cases, a full-serrated, never "halvsies". If it was going to be a utility knife, where you would be cutting lines, cords, etc, the combo would make sense, otherwise......(basically it makes sharpening an unnecessary pain, and unless you're facing heavily layered agressors (and you don't have a HG), plain-edged does fine)

    Having seen one, the tanto has no "cons", other than having to take a bit more time stoning the edge, and it will offer a bit more depth with a snap-cut. I like them, and after (as soon as!) I get a fullsized Skirmish, I think I need one.

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    First check state laws regarding fixed knives for carry. If its a go, then decide. as for the smooth blade , i like it better, as it shouldn't get hung up on clothing or other items in a slash move. The Tanto blade is good for puncture type attacks. (stronger than a drop point. ) Perhaps a knife class or atleast reading some books on defensive knife training would help ya.

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    Thanks Rocky. Hope to be able to soon.
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    Ironic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Willie
    Of which knife? The Specwar or the HK Axis? or both?
    Both knives are nice, though I like the H&K better. The ironic part though is that an H&K knife, H&K being a German company, having a knife called the Axis. hehehe Ironic.
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    I guess I'm in the minority here, I sort of prefer combo edges on a few of my knives - but only on those with blades over 3.5". Anything less than that and I feel like I've lost too much of the plain edge. On a tanto I prefer plain edge regardless of the blade length.

    My first Benchmade was a 722BT (3.25" tanto). It's built like a tank and I bought it for both personal protection and in the (likely) event I'd have to pry the doors open in our office elevators.

    My current edc knife is a Benchmade 750SBT Pinnacle (see a pattern yet? ). It's a 3.6" recurve framelock but, especially since I've retired, I see it primarily as a utility knife with the capability of self defense. I'm just as likely to use it cutting cord as slicing bananas or envelopes.

    I carried a 2.95" Benchmade 705 for several years and gave several of them as gifts. IMHO there's isn't a better "office friendly" edc to be had ... although it's now been replaced with the 706/707 . Hey, there's always ebay.

    The only fixed blade I carry in a normal daily routine is my 210 Activator Benchmade. It's a "gentleman's" sized knife though, I think the blade is roughly 2.5" or so.
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