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I'm pretty big into knives.  My grandfather has collected for decades and passes them onto us.  Current collection is an SOG jet edge 2, Kershaw groove, kershaw ken onion leak, Canal Street Cutlery Bowie knife, a few Benchmade elischewitz series, spyderco dragonfly, and a few other random knives I've bought.

post #1517 of 1737
Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

I'm ready to move up to a 4" self-defense folder. Good ergonomics and a strong blade are the reqs. By ergonomics I mean scales that help with heavy slashing/piercing (for a folder), 

 

 

You need to heavily slash and pierce someone in self-defense? Preparing for your big moment? 

 


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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 You can totally kill the **** out of somebody with one 

 

I bet. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 LOL eff I forgot to hide my 29 balisong but yes I have been known to carry one a good amount of the time.

 

LOL YOU SILLY. It makes you look really strong though with that thing sticking out of your pants like that. The guy is probably only in the picture with you because he was afraid you were gonna slash and pierce the things out of him if he declined. 

 

 

 

Here's my EDC for the past few months. SRM B787. The others never leave the house anymore. Even the ones that cost me 20x as much. They must be in a box somewhere. Anyway! I couldn't kill the whatever out of someone with this even if I tried. Then again, I'm not much good in a fight anyway. I use it to open packages, cut apples and open beer bottles. Oh, and pry under my fingernails. My girlfriend hates me when I do that. 

post #1518 of 1737

Thanks for advice. I'm having my Bro order a Hinderer. In the meantime maybe a Reeve or Strider. Be nice to see how the Strider hits the cardboard. Always wanted a Reeve but what holds me back is they are basically well-made classic 60's Buck. Not necessarily a bad thing but...

 

What's up with the wise-azzed Japanese named Euro white boy?

post #1519 of 1737
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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

Thanks for advice. I'm having my Bro order a Hinderer. In the meantime maybe a Reeve or Strider. Be nice to see how the Strider hits the cardboard. Always wanted a Reeve but what holds me back is they are basically well-made classic 60's Buck. Not necessarily a bad thing but...

 

What's up with the wise-azzed Japanese named Euro white boy?

 

I was being tongue-in-cheek obviously. But there sure is a lot of testosterone in this part of the forum all of a sudden. What ever happened to knives being tools instead of weapons? I mean, I can flip a mean balisong but I'm not stupid enough to bring it to a fight.

 

Oh, and wise ass? Yes. European? Alas. White? Very. Ask anyone about my dancing skills. But Japanese-named?? C'mon. My name is as un-Japanese as a windmill. I don't even watch anime for Odin's sake. confused_face_2.gif

 

EDIT: Btw, why are you called Pigmode? 


Edited by Negakinu - 4/29/13 at 4:25pm
post #1520 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

I was being tongue-in-cheek obviously. But there sure is a lot of testosterone in this part of the forum all of a sudden. What ever happened to knives being tools instead of weapons?

/Snip

for Odin's sake. confused_face_2.gif
Odin's the man smily_headphones1.gif

I'm not sure but nowadays everyone thinks of knives as weapons. My friends know carry a knife but almost everyone else seems shocked when pulling out a folder for some utility task.

If you want some self defense I'd Google "kubaton". Can be easily incorporated to a keychain, doesn't at all look offending and can easily grant you an escape with one well placed hit. Everything with a bit of a point can function as a kubaton. It might require some practice but than again everyone bringing a knife to a fight without practice is a fool imo.
Edited by Stitch - 4/29/13 at 7:21pm
post #1521 of 1737

You forgot the tongue-in-cheek smiley did you? pig mode is an old Apple/Macintosh thing. You basically had to be there.

post #1522 of 1737
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Anyone here carry a Karambit?

 

I'm thinking about getting one lol 

I have and still do carry a Karambit,  Ive carried a couple through out the years.  Had the spyderco folding one and it was a great piece.  As I learned a little about how to use it I moved to a fixed blade with a concealed carry sheath made by Jay Fisher (local laws will get you on that one).  If your into the blade pattern for defense then i highly recommend training on this blade type, they havea  learning curve.  If you want it just for everyday tasks and pocket carry then there are other blade types that might be better suited to your needs.


Edited by Hamaki gaijin - 4/29/13 at 10:57pm
post #1523 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

 

I was being tongue-in-cheek obviously. But there sure is a lot of testosterone in this part of the forum all of a sudden. What ever happened to knives being tools instead of weapons? I mean, I can flip a mean balisong but I'm not stupid enough to bring it to a fight.

 

Oh, and wise ass? Yes. European? Alas. White? Very. Ask anyone about my dancing skills. But Japanese-named?? C'mon. My name is as un-Japanese as a windmill. I don't even watch anime for Odin's sake. confused_face_2.gif

 

EDIT: Btw, why are you called Pigmode? 

 

 

Knives are tools, some for utilitarian tasks other for defense.  A weapon is nothing but a specialized type of tool used for offenseive or defensive purposes.  Fact is most people who carry a blade for protection never need it for such.  I can say this though I have used a blade in self defense when traveling abroad and its the training that matters most.  The blade choice and looks are secondary in that moment.  For my every dy carry I try to carry something thats practical for mundane opening tasks while still a defensive blade.  For work purposes I cary a utility folder and defensive blade.


Edited by Hamaki gaijin - 4/29/13 at 11:08pm
post #1524 of 1737
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

Thanks for advice. I'm having my Bro order a Hinderer. In the meantime maybe a Reeve or Strider. Be nice to see how the Strider hits the cardboard. Always wanted a Reeve but what holds me back is they are basically well-made classic 60's Buck. Not necessarily a bad thing but...

 

What's up with the wise-azzed Japanese named Euro white boy?

 

Striders are too thickly ground, you'll do a lot more pushing and heaving than cutting. They're thicker aka "tougher" but you'll end up dulling it faster due to the amount of force you'd have to use compared to a Reeve to be honest.

 

The Reeves have a heat treated/carbidized lockbar which means the lockbar will not self adjust as rapidly (people have had theirs for about a decade) vs the Strider where the routine service schedule is like every six months, but they will develop blade play a lot sooner than that. The lockbar to tang surfaces are uneven and the lockbar holds the blade locked with it's corner, the Hinderer and CRK uses the full face of it's lockface to lock up and it's cut at a matching angle as the blade. Even hinderer doesn't have a surface treated lockbar, but they still last a long long time too heh.

 

Again it's nitpicky stuff, but you don't go around saying you build the best knives without caring about stuff like this.

 

If you guys wanna follow me to my home knife forum, theres a lot of great discussion taking place there. 

 

My home forum (feel free to use my handle ChrisHimself as a reference). The posts you make there will not show up in any online search. We like our privacy as it is a knife and gun forum.
 

http://www.usualsuspect.net/forums/forum.php

 


Edited by Chris_Himself - 4/30/13 at 12:12am
post #1525 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Hamaki gaijin View Post

 

 

Knives are tools, some for utilitarian tasks other for defense.  A weapon is nothing but a specialized type of tool used for offenseive or defensive purposes.  Fact is most people who carry a blade for protection never need it for such.  I can say this though I have used a blade in self defense when traveling abroad and its the training that matters most.  The blade choice and looks are secondary in that moment.  For my every dy carry I try to carry something thats practical for mundane opening tasks while still a defensive blade.  For work purposes I cary a utility folder and defensive blade.

 

I've seen way too many people with a LOT of holes/slashes/cuts in them that are still fighting strongly to expect a knife to be an effective self defense tool in a serious situation.

post #1526 of 1737
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Originally Posted by tool462 View Post

 

I've seen way too many people with a LOT of holes/slashes/cuts in them that are still fighting strongly to expect a knife to be an effective self defense tool in a serious situation.

A knife can be an extremely effective self defense tool in close in situations (say with in 15-20 feet).  Especially if the person is trained.  Theres credible studies that show a determined attcker can cover a distance of 21 feet with a melee weapon before a seasoned and experienced cop can draw and discharge an aimed shot from his holster.  Keep in mind that if you are to the point where you are using a blade or gun or baton for defense its because the other person has shown in intent to kill or maim.  Id rather have a hole/slash or cut in me and survive the encounter than be dead in a alley.

post #1527 of 1737
Thread Starter 

LOL are we talking self defense here? If in the 90% of the time I'm at home I get assaulted, I'm pretty good. For the other 10%, I'm like 200lbs of pure asian sexyness. I've been alive 24 years, been in like 3-4 bar fights, never even once thought about using a weapon. Aggravated assault is one thing, killing a dude is a whole nother level. I just carry shiet cuz I like things that are made well.

 

Stay strapped my friends

 

Also here's today's dump

post #1528 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

Thanks for advice. I'm having my Bro order a Hinderer. In the meantime maybe a Reeve or Strider. Be nice to see how the Strider hits the cardboard. Always wanted a Reeve but what holds me back is they are basically well-made classic 60's Buck. Not necessarily a bad thing but...

 

What's up with the wise-azzed Japanese named Euro white boy?

 

Striders are too thickly ground, you'll do a lot more pushing and heaving than cutting. They're thicker aka "tougher" but you'll end up dulling it faster due to the amount of force you'd have to use compared to a Reeve to be honest.

 

The Reeves have a heat treated/carbidized lockbar which means the lockbar will not self adjust as rapidly (people have had theirs for about a decade) vs the Strider where the routine service schedule is like every six months, but they will develop blade play a lot sooner than that. The lockbar to tang surfaces are uneven and the lockbar holds the blade locked with it's corner, the Hinderer and CRK uses the full face of it's lockface to lock up and it's cut at a matching angle as the blade. Even hinderer doesn't have a surface treated lockbar, but they still last a long long time too heh.

 

Again it's nitpicky stuff, but you don't go around saying you build the best knives without caring about stuff like this.

 

If you guys wanna follow me to my home knife forum, theres a lot of great discussion taking place there. 

 

My home forum (feel free to use my handle ChrisHimself as a reference). The posts you make there will not show up in any online search. We like our privacy as it is a knife and gun forum.
 

http://www.usualsuspect.net/forums/forum.php

 

 

 

 

Cool, you always come through. Will order a lg Sebenza from Plaza in the meantime. Btw I don't carry a knife unless there is a need which is rare. My main use for a self-defense knife, is working out with my partner. Slashing 1.5" and thrusting 4" of corrrogated paper from varying positions is pretty eye opening.

post #1529 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Hamaki gaijin View Post

A knife can be an extremely effective self defense tool in close in situations (say with in 15-20 feet).  Especially if the person is trained.  Theres credible studies that show a determined attcker can cover a distance of 21 feet with a melee weapon before a seasoned and experienced cop can draw and discharge an aimed shot from his holster.  Keep in mind that if you are to the point where you are using a blade or gun or baton for defense its because the other person has shown in intent to kill or maim.  Id rather have a hole/slash or cut in me and survive the encounter than be dead in a alley.

 

I know...


Just saying that I've seen guys with 60+ stab wounds walk away from an equally bloody but unconscious attacker.  Spend $150 on a self defense course before you spend $150 on a knife if you are serious about protecting yourself is all I'm saying.

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