This is a discussion on SHOPPING FOR A KNIFE? Here's what we carry. within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I carry a Case Sodbuster Jr. for everyday cutting, and right now for SD too. It's sharper than any other knife I have gotten. I've ...
I carry a Case Sodbuster Jr. for everyday cutting, and right now for SD too. It's sharper than any other knife I have gotten. I've had it for about 5-6 months, and it's still sharper than a razorblade, and I use it daily.
I want to get a Spyderco for SD, but I'm not sure which one to get yet. I'm debating between these two:
:: Spyderco Product Details ::
Because it is smaller, and still looks solid.
Because it won't rust, and that would be a plus working in a warehouse in the summer.
"It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath we will hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood, until it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man from every faith can embrace." -McManus twins Boondock Saints
For my everyday beater knife....as in affordable and razor sharp out of the box... I carry a CRKT M21-14DSFG
Benchmade 950 Rift ... recently acquired.
Fusion Tact-5 in a Pure Kustom Black-Ops Pro
Glock 23 in a Barber Leatherworks IWB
Kershaw Blur ...
Hey all I am chiming back in on this with an update. I am currently carrying a SOG Trident, SOG twitch 2, and SOG powerlock. It may be changing up soon I really like the Twitch XL and possibly a spyderco not sure.
"Put on the whole armor of God..."
Benchmade/Doug Ritter RSK Mk1! That's my main carry...in tighter paints i sometimes switch off to a kershaw S30V Random Leek Combo Edge, or a Boker Drop Point Trance. I'm absolutely in love with the Axis Lock.
On a side note, I've been training my 7 yr. old nephew. I ask him; "What happens to people that carry knives?" in which he replies, "They get shot."
I know this is wrong - but I couldn't help it.
I have modified the oft-quoted "Speed, Surprise, Violence of Action" for armed and unarmed combatives to, "Intent, Surprise, and Violence of Action". A firearm is easy to establish killing intent as you just have to pull the trigger when the target is generally farther than arms reach away. Hit the little bang switch with your index finger and the tool does the rest of the work. Heck, you can even do it while all but running away.
In armed and unarmed combatives you need to actually converge on the target, feel the jarring of the tool running up your hand into your arm as you slam it into them again and again, possibly even have a bunch of blood running all over yourself. You need to stare the attacker in the eye with righteous fury and let them know that they have done messed with the wrong person here while you steamroller them into submission. No quarter, no mercy, 100% aggression until they're no longer a threat.
And this is where most people fall short.
Either a manually operated Microtech Socom Elite or the Benchmade 710 Axis Lock.
"God hears all prayers, even when the answer is No."
This is a GREAT post! You hit the nail on the head! INTENT is definitely ONE of the important parts of the puzzle. The thug on the street with no training at all understands the fact that simple VIOLENCE works almost every time. The gun, knife, stick, rock, foot, fist or whatever else is readily available is simply a TOOL. An extension if you will of the persons INTENT to inflict violence on his or her victim. Your advisory's brain is the TRUE PROBLEM! This is what needs to be turned off, NOW!
The second part of the equation is TARGETING. Besides understanding how to hold and use a knife, the other important part is to plunge it into a vulnerable target that's going to yield an INJURY or DEATH the first time. This mornings news led off with the story of a man stabs his wife 50 times, last night. She's in the hospital in STABLE condition... Simply bad targeting. He could have stabbed her once in any number of specific targets and been done with it. If this was one of us on the street in a fight for our life, do we want to have to stab, shoot, punch, kick etc. someone that many times in order to put them away?? Of course not, who knows how many more attackers we might be facing once the crap starts hitting the fan.
The REAL keys:
1. Recognize VIOLENCE is a tool any of us can use!
2. Have the INTENT of once YOU'VE decided it's ON, your not stopping till YOU decide it's over!
3. Pick a TARGET that will yield you an INJURY/DEATH and start DESTROYING it!
4. The TOOL he/she has, or you decide to use is irrelevant, just make sure you turn off his brain ASAP, and it all starts with getting an INJURY!
By the way, just added a SOG Aegis Tanto - Serrated to my collections of tools. Really like the assisted opening feature. Can't have an automatic in CA. Wouldn't be safe for the criminals... Such BS...
Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is the answer, it's the ONLY answer...
Plan for the unthinkable like it's the inevitable.
I carry two or three of the following, but always carry an everday CRKT m16 and my AL MAR money clip/small knife:
For defensive purposes one or two of these along with the CRKT:
A Cold Steel Safemaker III on my belt (Push Knife)
A Cold Steel Ti-lite Titanium
An Emerson Combat Kirambit
Added: The defensive knives either open on withdraw from pocket or in the case of the Safemaker, a fixed blade...no worries about opening.
The Emerson is the better of the two on opening completely when withdrawn, though the Ti-lite is very good also
"He who hesitates is lost"
6ft 200lbs i carry 4:Smith and wesson etreme ops 1 tanto,1 drop point, small swiss army[blade/file] Gerber Multi tool different uses for each