This is a discussion on Reccos Needed within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am looking for a very Light but capable all-around solid defensive knife. The main criteria is light, thin, and easily carried. I know there ...
June 23rd, 2009 11:57 PM
I am looking for a very Light but capable all-around solid defensive knife. The main criteria is light, thin, and easily carried. I know there are several good brands, but I am looking for specific recommendations. I am also not sure on what blade length to get or what type of blade, ie tanto, spear pt, etc. I would appreciate some feedback, thanks a bunch.
June 24th, 2009 01:43 AM
Many here will have their favorites...here's what I carry (I have two of them.)...
Plain edge...prices vary on line...search for the best deal...
Kershaw Ken Onion Leek
Easy one-handed opening, and with a box of bandaids you can learn to close it with one hand, too.
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June 24th, 2009 04:25 AM
First off, are you looking for a fixed blade or folding knife? Fixed blades tend to be stronger, but you can run into some legal issues depending on your locale. As far as blade length goes, 3-4 inches is long enough to be useful, but not so long as to be a pain to carry (once again, check laws). If you are looking for a folder, I'd suggest either a Spyderco Delica with the Wave, or a Benchmade Mel Pardue folder.
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June 24th, 2009 12:55 PM
If you're looking for really light but still what I'd consider a good SD knife I'd suggest the Spyderco Delica (2 7/8" blade, 2.3 oz). If you'd consider something more substantial but still relatively light I'd suggest the Emerson CQC-14 (2 7/8" blade, 4.2 oz).
June 24th, 2009 01:14 PM
Exact knife I was going to suggest.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
June 24th, 2009 02:14 PM
I'm not here to rain on anyones parade but...
Originally Posted by shooterX
For SD I would caution against any knife with a stainless steel or metal handle. And given the current hoopla regarding the redefining of automatic/switchblade knives I'd have some concerns about any assisted opening knife.
June 24th, 2009 03:22 PM
June 24th, 2009 09:36 PM
+1 as far as the steel/metal handle. I have had a few instances of slippage. I always look for something with G10 handles or something similar to keep the grip good. I also like having the finger curve verses straight edge handle.
Originally Posted by 2edgesword
Checkout the Kershaw line. The junkyard dog knife is pretty good for the price.
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