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For anyone who thought it was a good idea, but didn't have the $$, or anyone who wondered, and didn't want to risk serious $$ on something left in the night-table:

http://www.hideawayknife.com/new.php

The new Utility HAK, in 440C. I have a S30V Hybrid and Curvy, and love'm. I carry one or both, all day, everyday. Check her out. FS (FrontSight)is good people. :cool:
 

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I think they're neat little knives. I don't have one yet, but you're tempting me mighty good. :silly:
 

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that is just too cool. Especially with all the hide away options!
 

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I own one and carry it every day. It's so neat!

Worth every penny and I know it was made just for me. :biggrin:

I keep telling myself I want another one, but the darn thing is this knife is so great I can't find an excuse to buy another model.

The Utility HAK looks brilliant though... I want one...

For what it is, the price is very reasonable. I plug HAKs every chance I get because they're a truly fantastic product.
 

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Betty said:
I think they're neat little knives. I don't have one yet, but you're tempting me mighty good. :silly:
Hey, $70- more or less 5 boxes of WWB from Wally World, and it will go places our larger implements of force projection won't. :biggrin:
 

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Neat... but awfully spendy for such a little bit of sharp metal.
True, and it very much a personal preference issue. I regularly spend $80+ on good folders (which is why I don't have 14 dozen floating around the house! :biggrin: ) It will either be a "niche" you see, or not. If I were going to carry a Spot, I'd just as soon carry a Disciple(or similar fixed), and have something that could apply serious leverage, whatever I needed it to do.

The HAK is something I use everyday. Zip open feed sacks, open the mail, open shipping boxes. You can even do a fair job of prying a crate top open with one. I'd easily go through $70-100 worth of S&W's "finest" in a month or so, so to me, it's worth it.(SD carry/usage totally aside- the fact that I have it when I have nothing else but swim trunks goes a long way with me.)
 

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The thing is...

The knife is designed for you. Not someone else, you.

It's made by a knifemaker you've heard of. Ken Brock made mine.

The sheath is made for that knife for the carry method of your choice, the way a sheath should be made.

There's nothing to go wrong. There's nothing to break. It goes everywhere except on a plane or in a courthouse.

It's far more likely to be with me than any other self defense tool I own.

I went through 3 or 4 lesser neck knives, and the Hideaway scratched that itch but good.

I wish I could find a gun that 100% satisfied me the way the HAK knife has. Not that I don't carry and use other knives, not that the HAK is perfect for everything, but it does exactly what I wanted it to do. $165 was reasonable!
 

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THAT'S NOT A KNIFE !!! Common people,if your gonna carry a knife then carry a knife. That,IMHO,is a very expensive box cutter.-----
Well, I'm an obvious convert :wink: , but I would disagree. Again, to each his/her own, but the HAK's are easily concealable, have a legal-length blade, in most localities, and offer the advantage of open-hand use while retaining the knife.

If you're referring to wound potential, a 2" blade can penetrate/sever anything you need to reach. (ex-EMT, ex-corrections- I've seen some cutting injuries) Granted, I would love to open carry, with a 10" Bowie at the small of my back, but that isn't realistic. The HAK fits very well, in a layered force-option package. It boils down to the old dictum: "If all you have is a hammer....." There is a different mode of thinking to these.

"Common people..."? :eek:
 

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Spoken like someone who's never handled one, RSSZ. My Ti Brock HAK is a lovely knife.

Sharp, too!
 

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Sorry, guys. I agree with RSSZ. If I need a smaller blade for precise work I use a SuperKnife or an Xacto. In fact, my currect EDC blade for that type of work is a Razor Knife designed by Tom Anderson.

What this little knife portends to be is a 'last ditch' knife. Now granted, this is a security forum and I understand that the implements discussed here are for defense. There are better easy-to-carry defense knives.

My concern is the romance aspect of this knife. It is a knife that can be secreted on your person somewhere and wielded at the last moment against an aggressor. Most of us carry many layers of safety equipment, including a SureFire and a tactical pen.

And if any area is designated a 'government safety' area, like a Post Office or an airport, stuff like this will get you arrested, dead bang.

Admittedly, I carry 'secret weapons' that I'm not even sure my wife knows I have for trips to the movies and to the mall. (Mall ninjas are everywhere!) However, what I do carry is a lot more effective than this.

I would put my faith in a common neck knife.

Now for the disclaimer. This is my opinion only. You are an intelligent American citizen and you may purchase and carry whatever implement enhances your lifestyle. (After all, Arnold Schwarzenegger cut James Caan on the elbow with a "cheap piece of mail order crap.") With that proviso, please let RSSZ and I carry what we deem best for our security.
 

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Tourist, Absolutely right. There's those guys opinion ---THEN--- the right one. Just kiddin'--- Absolutely to each their own. I have not handled one of them or even seen one in person. The little cuttin' tools(can't bring myself to actually refer to them as a knife,I swear, I tried) would only get me in trouble. Security guards in any secure/sterile area that you can't have a(real) knife in,would go ape s--- if they found one of these on you. The first thought would be that your trying to hide it/get away with something,etc.,etc. Hey,iffen yous guys want one of them itty bitty thangs then GO FOR IT. Here's my story(and I'm stickin' to it). One CCW weapon,one extra mag,and one (real) knife.Fixed/streight blade,double edged,4-6" blade,can present(without sheith hopefully) with one hand(either hand). For you guys that live in states where you can't carry one of the above (real) knives ----- MOVE--- or start carring a very small piece of broken glass. (FLAME SUIT-------- ON)
 

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The thing is though, how many defensive knifes are nearly as realistic as this one? It's built to anticipate every kind of failure in existence.

I love mine.

Tourist would love it too if he could hold one and see the quality. It's like a Rohrbaugh. Sure it's tiny, it's probably not the one you would choose if you knew something was going down, and it's expensive, but the quality, worksmanship, and niche value of the thing is undeniable.

And think about this guys: This product lets you have a flashlight, a blade, and a gun all deployed at the same time without having to possess three hands. :biggrin:

I just like weird stuff that works for what I bought it for I guess.
 

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Rob72, If your involved in a knife to knife or a hand to knife IMO there is no way your gonna cut the BG 2" deep unless you got him in a headlock.Not with the style and/or ergonomics of that weapon. Let me make myself clear. What you guys carry is up to you. Just because I can't see your reasoning does not make it a bad choice for you. I have stated my choices. I'm sure that alot of people disagree with my ideas of how/what to carry. We are all different. The bladed weapon that I choose to carry can be used to jab/stick and the very surpriseing (to the BG) backslash. During our black shirt,chalked rubber knife sessions you'd be surprised how many"bad guys" end up with sometimes up to 10 white streaks from their shoulders down to their fingernails. This is what works for me. Remember also,somewhere under those clothes you got a pistol or revo.-----
 

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Let me put it this way RSSZ. Here's where I find the product is most useful.

Hang it around your neck. It generally stays in place even when you're running, etc. I've worn it constantly for over a year now and it doesn't shift much.

Something goes wrong and you've got an aggressor grabbing your gun in its holster. Or he's choking you from behind. Whatever.

It is a simple matter to reach and jerk. The knife relies on the most crude of motor skills. How many thugs are going to continue trying to jerk a gun away from you or otherwise throttle you while a 2" long claw is cutting their tendons, sinews, muscle, and veins?

Imagine someone punching you. Now imagine someone punching you with a 2" long sharp metal claw.

This isn't the only product of its kind either. The acclaimed La Griffe, SPOT, and Lil Loco all work on the same principle. I just prefer this particular design.

And to be fair, I originally didn't buy it for self protection. I bought it because I wanted a way to discretely carry a knife to cut stuff with. I wanted to avoid raising eyebrows, not slay ninjas. It wasn't until I began to use it that I realized you actually could use this thing for self protection.
 

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THAT'S NOT A KNIFE !!! Come on people,if your gonna carry a knife then carry a knife. That,IMHO,is a very expensive box cutter.-----
Sorry, guys. I agree with RSSZ... What this little knife portends to be is a 'last ditch' knife. Now granted, this is a security forum and I understand that the implements discussed here are for defense. There are better easy-to-carry defense knives.... With that proviso, please let RSSZ and I carry what we deem best for our security.
Tourist, please do not interject into a discussion telling everyone there's better knives for defense, and then follow it up by suggesting to the other members that they shouldn't tell you what's best for you. Also, don't complain about a $69 price tag while you're trying to peddle me a Microtech autoknife and yet elsewhere state a Buck 110 will suffice, while you have a drawer full of ProTechs. :rolleyes:

You can spend $69 on a Hideaway, custom fitted to your fingers, or you can spend a few dollars for a cheap boxcutter. Would I want to be cut by either one? Nope. Can they both kill you? Yep.

Buy what you want and can, learn how to use what you buy, know the limitations, and know the ramifications.
 
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