Cold Steel all the way! Great knives built very well.
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Cold Steel all the way! Great knives built very well.
Sir I take great pride in being the one that started this fire storm against SOG Knives. You can find it discussed in a review in the section of the forum concerning a SOG knife (http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...ead.php?t=6147 ), or just go to the below link and read of their deeds yourself (http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1105/111105lb.htm (scroll down to 2nd story)).Originally Posted by old4x4
"Respect all ... Fear none!!!
Carry anything but carry it sharp.
I carry a Spyderco in H1 steel and it is very sharp.
" Any knife is a combat knife, if you are in combat."
STC Instructor William Pilkington, quoted in " The Close-Combat Files of Colonel Rex Applegate ".
Colonel R. Applegate & Major C. Melson
Paladin Press - 1998
The .jpegs are for Rob72
Take care ...
What doesn't kill you
Just makes you stronger
For EDC you can't go wrong with aShivWorks Disciple, I carry mine 90% of the time i'm in fixed blade friendly state.
For the 'best fighting knife' I would have to put the Keating Crossada on the top of my list.
"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate"
William of Ockham (ca. 1285-1349)
OK, I just bought two new Ka-Bars off of eBay. I got them both for just over $80 delivered. One is the mini Ka-Bar with the 5 1/2" blade, the other is the original 1219C2. Along with my EK I'm pretty well set with fixed blades for any social occasion.
fed wif a sig, if you notice on my first post I related that I still wish I had my old Special Forces Randall. I gave it to a young green hat just coming into country when I was leaving.
As for my ultimate fighting knife, it would be one that had a solid, heavy and very sharp fixed blade and could shoot that 6" blade accurately for about ten feet and had a high capacity magazine built into the handle.
Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences
"I like when the enemy shoots at me; then I know where the ******** are and can kill them."
DE OPPRESSO LIBER
The Disciple is nice, it's on my [long] "want" list. While I haven't had the chance to handle a Crossada, it definately looks like it'd get the job done.Originally Posted by TwoRavens
"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.
The first thing to remember is that in a knife fight, everyone gets cut.
What I like would be either a gerber MKII with an L-6 blade or an Emerson Commander folder.
The second thing to remember is to never bring a knife to a gunfight.
hassiman, your right ref the gunfight. I've had students produce a knife when,in the same time,they could have presented their firearm.It's always a "stop right there and lets talk about what you just did"thing. Some peoples first reaction is to fight a blade with a blade. That's waaaaaay to fair. BTW,I carry a MKII daily. It's perfect for me. --------
You can laugh at me if you will, my daily carry knife is CRKT M-16
it has served me very well , Not the best, not the worst either.
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
i think some others here have already said it, but it's the hand, not the knife, that's important.
that being said, a fixed blade is always better than a folder. any knife made out of decent steel that will keep its shape, something that can slash as well as provide good penetration. bowies are pretty much the best overall design, but i think it's all a matter of personal aesthetic.
in my fixed blade collection, i have: a cold steel mini gurkha, a crkt hissatsu, a HAK, an old army fighter my dad gave me (i'm pretty sure it's a kabar), a real tanto (part of a daisho), and a pigsticker i bought at a flea market for $20. the gurkha and the hissatsu are, in my opinion, specialized knives. the gurkha isn't designed to stab (although i'm sure it's possible), and the while the hissatsu is perfectly suited for deep penetration, it's not really suited for chopping or heavy edge work.
as far as handles are concerned, the material will affect how it handles. some knives, like a wood handled bowie, should have a guard. others, like the hissatsu, have a flat profile, and are waisted, which effectively negates the need for a guard. this is known as an 'aikuchi' mounting. the handle of the gurkha is similarly shaped, though not quite as flat. however, due to the nature of the knife, centrifugal forces while swinging also help prevent slipping in the hand.
so, like i was saying, whatever works for you...
"the riddle of steel. do you want me to tell you? ....flesh is stronger boy! what is the power of steel compared to the hand that wields it?"
i'd pick the same knife our combat troops have been taking into battle with them since ww2, the ka-bar mark 2 fighting knife.
This is a very old forum thread dating to 2006.
But, for anybody just now clicking on it - take a good hard look at the Team Gemini now being sold on the BUSSE Combat Knife Company site.
It's the latest rebirth of a "tried and tested" classic older BUSSE fighting knife. It's not cheap but, it's an awesome knife with a lifetime guarantee.
I already have one on order. I can't wait to get my mitts on it.
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Push Dagger. They are not legal for carry in my state.