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Knife for self defense?

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by Vektus, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Vektus

    Vektus North Idaho Member

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    Im only 18 so Im looking for a self defense knife fixed or fold anything under 125 i really like tanto blades but that doesnt matter much.
     
  2. Mezzovex

    Mezzovex Sherwood Active Member

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    Well if you lived in Oregon. I would suggest an auto benchmade. I would look at the Cbk by benchmade.
     
  3. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    Spend about $70 on line for a Gen4 Spyderco Endura with a full flat grind.

    1) It will be absolutely sharp when you get it.
    2) Lock backs aren't exotic, but they are strong.
    3) It is big enough and tough enough for the task while being a light carry.
    4) The clip mounts anywhere of four points. Tip up or down, left or right.
    5) The Spyderhole is fast. With a zip tie wrapped around the hole and trimmed right while carried tip up, you can make the blade deploy as you draw it from the pocket.
    6) If you like the knife, a trainer is also available.
     
  4. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looking for a KNIFE to defend yourself at the young age of 18...try walking away from trouble. If the threat was so great it came down to having to use a knife to protect yourself you would probably be in a very compromised position.
    Good luck to you.............
     
  5. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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  6. Sparky D

    Sparky D Bonney Lake, WA New Member

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    If fixed blades are OK (legally) for you to carry, look into the Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife.

    I have and carry the small one (not the Last Ditch Knife).
     
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  7. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    fixed blades are strongest,safest. i.m.h.o. and least likely to end up chopping your own fingers off. save up some money and GO TO A KNIFE FIGHTING SEMINAR, or training. cause not only is it good to develop a proper skill set,you need to know the legalities of defending yourself, you do not want to get yourself in trouble its not worth it.
     
  8. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    +2.

    Carry one everyday for over 6 years now and its been a great knife. I touch up the blade one a week and its razor sharp. I don't touch up the blade because it needs it, more because I am a bit OCD about sharpness. Warranties for life and made in Oregon City.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'd say the Spyderco plain edge Endura also for practicality/effectiveness. I'd also recommend some weaponless defense training like Aikido (often to be found very reasonably priced via Parks and Recreation) or whatever instead of just a blade focused study.
     
  11. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    A police size can of pepper spray will get you further than a pocket knife. I got sprayed recently to see what it was like and it sucked!
     
  12. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    This. Bushman nails it. Not only will it be mor effective in most situations, you will get out of there without blood all over you, probably without going to jail and facing criminal homicide charges, knife impounded, or you stabbed with the thing.

    Defense Technologies CS/OC combination in a Mark V can would be nice; also Fox Labs Mk V size. I carry an M-26 Taser and Glock 21 on my job, but I also carry a can of spray. I have a nice knife collection, but don't really think of the knife as a self-defense tool.

    If you MUST, carry a fixed blade at least 4 to 5 " long.

     
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  13. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    I would suggest the 7 inch fixed blade Kabar that is made out of D2 tool steel.

    Another good knife is the new Marine Corps combination fighting knife/bayonette.
     
  14. AS556

    AS556 Eugene Member

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  15. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I believe I would find another place to go out drinking......
     
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  16. AS556

    AS556 Eugene Member

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    Because you can easily predict when you are going to find yourself in a bad situation, right? If only the rest of us were so lucky...
     
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  17. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    o_O
    If so.........at least stay away from the 'predictable situations' .
    Enough from me on your comment........have a great day.
     
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  18. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Any folder with a 3.5" blade or less will be your best bet to stay safe with all the city/county issues that come up.

    Something that fits your hand well and is easy for you to open is the best knife for you.

    I'd spend that $125 on a knife or hand to hand class first and then you will know what knife is best for you.

    An unskilled hand with a knife is most likely to get it taken away from you and used against you by anyone with a mediocrit amount of skill.
     
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    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I teach the knife, (JKD) and it is not a novice's weapon, and should never be used to merely threaten. Thugs can see right off if you know your business. In the hands of a crazy person or an expert it can however be quite deadly

     
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