Emerson Super Karambit
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Emerson Super Karambit
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a
large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."
Another Kabar TDI here. I have the smaller one. It rides on my weak side.
"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent
SIC VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM.
Subclaw, its a great little folder and comes in at a whopping 2 1/2 inches.
Kershaw black'd out Ken onion half cerated. I love the assisted opening :)
My two main EDC knives are not carried "for defense," but as tools, which could incidentally be used for defense. When I carry a Spyderco Civilian or Shivworks Clinch Pick, or other pikal-style fixed blade, they are for defense.
Cold Steel push-dagger (Safekeeper III) and a Spyderco P'kal.
"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.
Cold Steel Voyager X2. For the same reason I don't carry a mouse gun.
Just picked up a Benchmade Mini Skirmish. Titanium handles make it extremely light. It uses a frame "mono lock" that also cuts down on weight (no liner) Balance is perfect. Razor sharp combo blade with S30V steel. It is very sturdy and strong.This will be used for bad guys only. Best knife Ive owned.
Everyday 'tool' is a Benchmade HK axis tanto with combo blade.
I will not carry a knife with a liner lock. Mine have axis locks.
"We must remember that one man is much
the same as another, and that he is best
who is trained in the severest school."
~Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
"Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne
I EDC a Spiderco Native.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill
My knife is a Spyderco #C41BK Native FRN, plain edge. I like it so much that I have two of them. It's reasonably durable, very sharp, the CPM S30-V steel is capable. I use it almost daily, so it doesn't hold an edge quite as long as I would like. But that's about the only issue I have with it.
With a 3" blade, it's not exactly a serious defensive knife. At least with my knife skills, it doesn't compare with a a decent 6" fixed. But I find it to be an exceptional knife for daily use.
Finally got the Emerson CQC-10 in the mail after waiting several months for it to be in stock. So far, I absolutely love it. The wave opening is extremely slick and the build quality is absolutely rock solid. It is going to replace my Benchmade Kulgera as my EDC. I'll probably still carry the Kulgera since it is so slim and light.
My knives from top to bottom (Emerson CQC-10, Benchmade Kulgera, Spyderco Pacifica, CRKT Snapfire).