Good weak side knife?

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    Good weak side knife?

    I've always carried strong side with my knives. I decided it would be a good idea to carry weak side, so I can use it if I'm trying to retain my gun from a BG trying to take it. Unfortunately, none of my knives are any good for it. The clips can all be moved for tip up or tip down, but not for weak side. I have to draw the knife, spin it in my hand, and then open it. No good if I'm trying to concentrate on retention. What knives have the option to clip on either side of the knife and are also easy to open with either hand?
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    I have a Benchmade Griptilian that has a clip that can be placed on either side. Plus it has the axis opening system. All you really need to do is flick your wrist.

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    I have a TDI I carry in Iraq, but I don't think fixed blade is legal in a lot of places. I'd have to research.
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    Ah, forgot you live in the communist state of kalifornia.

    Ohio's perfectly legal to carry a knife as a tool - but illegal to carry as a weapon.
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    I have a Kabar TDI and a CRKT M16-14SFA weakside. The M16 is positioned tip up so that when I pull the knife out of my pocket the hilt catches on the way out and flips it right out, similar to the "wave" feature. Or I can draw it out and just flip the blade out with a little wrist motion and push on the hilt.
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    Waved generation 4 spyderco delica or endura.
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    Several of the Spyderco have a reversible clip, for ambidextrous carry.

    I've got the Native FRN and love it. Have had a couple/three Delicas. Very sharp stuff. The S30 alloy (in the Native) is tougher, but harder to keep sharp once it does dull.

    Either is nearly indestructible, unless you shove the tip into a crevice and yank on the handle.
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    SOG Flash II, has a reversible clip. I have the Tanto blade and love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep45238 View Post
    Ah, forgot you live in the communist state of kalifornia.

    Ohio's perfectly legal to carry a knife as a tool - but illegal to carry as a weapon.

    I'm not here much longer. Looking for carry in WA mostly.
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    I sometimes carry a KaBar TDI, but I always carry my Kershaw Leek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Waved generation 4 spyderco delica or endura.
    I carried an Endura with the wave feature, in my left pants pocket, for the solitary purpose of handgun retention.....

    ....until we started carrying the Tasers. Since I carry mine in a left-side drop thigh rig, it's taken over that role.

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    Good weak side knife

    If you can find one, the Spyderco Matriach is an excellent choice.I carry one in my left front pocket. But,the knife should not be used as a every day tool. You stand a chance of ruining the tip. It was designed primarily for slashing and can cut to the bone. Good luck in your quest.

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    The SOG Trident has the option of placing the clip on either side, and with the assisted open technology it is easy to open with one hand

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    Any of the lock-back Spydercos would work great (The waved Delica/Endura in particular), Kershaw RAM, Benchmade axis-locks (Any, but the Grips seem to be the most popular), SOG arc-locks, & Cold Steel ultra-lock (Both the CS & SOG's locks are pretty much like the axis-lock).

    There are other knives (I'm assuming you want a folder), but the ones mentioned are very ambidextrous (Both opening & closing).

    If you can carry a small FB in WA., then it's a different ballgame & you there's a "ton" of small FBs that you can use for that purpose. The Kabar TDI is nice (I have 2), but the BlackHawk kalista, while larger, is very versatile. Bark River's Micro Canadian I or II are very nice, too.

    Good luck on what you choose.
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