How many of you carry a knife along with your firearm. What is the main reason you carry a knife. Is there a scenario in which your knife would be a better option than your gun. I'm just curious to see what your answers are. Thanks.
Always have one on me..mostly carry a 3.5inch SOG..Within 10ft a trained man with a knife is deadlier than a man with a holstered gun. When it gets up close and personal you might not have time to get to your gun, a knife can kill or maim as well as a bullet if used properly. You want to talk to a knife man, talk to Brownie on here..The man is deadly with a blade and trained for years with one of the best in the world, Mr. James Keating. Most carry clip on folders and dont have a clue how to use them except to clean their fingernails, letter opener, sharpen pencils etc. Its a tool just like your firearm or your H2H training. Learn to use it, Practice with it and it just might save your life one of these days.
Hey guys, I have no experience with carrying a knife. If you were to suggest a good quality knife to have on me at all times, what would it be?
There are so many types available, i would not know where to even begin.
I saw an interesting video about having one available on one's weak side to be used for weapon retention (i think it was called a K-bar) and it seemed like a very practical and efficient method to use.
You want to talk to a knife man, talk to Brownie on here..The man is deadly with a blade and trained for years with one of the best in the world, Mr. James Keating.
Thanks for the compliment sir. Along with Jim Keating, I've trained some over the years with Mike Janich as well. Both men are readily capable of imparting serious SD skills with a blade [ folder or straight ].
Effective defensive edged weapons skills are something that takes dedication to that tool over a few years under guidance of one who knows his way around the blades.
That doesn't mean you can't be effective without putting the time in, but I've always preferred to think of my present skills as insurance in the event I run into someone that knows as much or more than myself about how to work a blade effectively.
You are right, a man with a knife at 10 feet that has ill will toward you and isn't afraid to stick it to you is very dangerous indeed. When I was the adjunct instructor defensive edged weapons instructor for S+W's training division, the impetus for the first day of the three days students were with me was spent solely on unarmed against a knife skills. The second day covered getting their own folder/straight blade out, available and ready to defend with along with some skills that would get them there, the third day was FoF with what they had learned in the two previous days, putting it all together sorta speak.
When I lived back east, folders were a necessity as straights weren't legal to carry. I developed an opening method for the folders [ I carried one clipped to each of my front pockets and could access them together or seperately ] thats become known as the "Brownie Pop".
Since moving to a free state, I now carry a small 5" bowie/utility on my waist everyday on the off side of the firearm. I'm trained in the use of double knives
so use of a blade in either hand is comfortable and neither side is weaker than the other where skills are concerned [ that could become very important one day when you least expect it ].
The knife I've carried for the last four years is this one, handmade custom from Rob Patton. I've trained with Rob on several of Keatings "Riddle of Steel" camps [ anywhere from three to 7 days long ] on numerous occasions and that how I came to have this knife made to my own specifications by Rob Patton. It's made of tool steel with Arizona Desert Ironwood for the handle material. It's no worse for wear than the day I took delivery. Price on this one was 650.00 some 7-8 years ago now
Members may want to also read this link, as the information within is one of the misunderstood secrets to effective unarmed against a knife skills as taught by Mr. Keating.
No knife, but before i owned and carryed a gun i did carry one.
Once winter rolls around, ill prolly slide mine in one of the many pockets ill have on me. lol
Now that i think about it, i want to invest in a taser and keep the knife on me... Cause there could end up being a situation were you dont want to kill someone but you need to take them out. So the taser would be nice for that. take for instance the thread about the 11 year old with the bb gun robbing the walgreens. If i made his "bb gun" i would taser the little f*cker :rolf
Here's a site I found for ordering all categories of knives, including automatics. They are located in Jacksonville, FL--So for FL residents it makes ordering easy. Goto: http://jaxknives.com/site_map_2.html
p.s. haven't gotten around to introducing myself but will shortly.
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