kauboy said it right...a karambit like fox 499 tactical karambit....if used with a bit training can cause havoc
karambit is my EDC knife
karambit is my EDC knife
if you like the Kershaw knives, take a look at their Tactical line of knives; Zero Tolerance. More expensive, but well worth it.I agree that folders are not ideal defense knives. Pragmatically though, a fixed blade isn't always a realistic option on one's person. If one is relegated to anything but a fixed blade for defense, a good auto knife or at least a decent spring assist would certainly be desired.
As I can't carry an auto knife in Virginia, I picked up a Kershaw 1556TBW Cryo II Assisted 3-1/4" Blackwashed Tanto Blade, Rick Hinderer Framelock Design assisted opener some time ago. Not only does it have a SpeedSafe assist opening design in addition to the thumb stud, but also a four position pocketclip on a steel handle.
I wish the steel was a bit better than the Chinese 8Cr13MoV, a high-end budget steel comparable to a slightly higher carbon content version AUS-8 and 440B that makes it slightly more prone to corrosion, but still a very good buy for $40.
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Right -- my definition of an EDC, is a pocket knife that mostly is used as a utility knife, but if push comes to shove ... it can be a defensive blade. That is why, IMHO, the SOG Twitch XL (Rosewood handle) is the perfect EDC. This knife is substantial and STRONG (locked, there is NO movement, period). Plus, the Rosewood not only looks great but feels as smooth as silk.To answer properly, one must define what is their definition of an EDC - EveryDay Carry; utility knife, defense knife...
For a light utility knife, most folders work fine.
I had the same problem with my Kershaw Scallion I bought about 15 years ago. I emailed Kershaw and they sent me a new clip and screws at no cost. They also said if I sent it to them they would switch out the clip for me, sharpen it and send it back at no charge. Great customer service if you ask me.The reason I am upgrading, other than just an excuse to buy another knife, is the pocket clip on the Kabar comes loose all the time. Ive tried everything I know to keep it tight but it wont, and know I lost one of the screws to keep its on. First time locktight didn't work for me.
You will go to jail in the blink of an eye carrying that here in this state.Just got a package from Joyce and her husband! Yikes, I do not know where she finds all of this stuff! They know that I only collect Sicilian folders and stilettos. Meaning, their products might ship out in three different ships and over one big ocean. Considering that, there isn't a single blemish on this stiletto!
This is the make and model I like to carry. Of course, it's Sicilian. But this one is a blonde bone in color, the activation button is on the "light" side" and the deep walnut brown is on the obverse side. Every element works, snaps, locks and behaves. They must have packed this in miles of bubble wrap!
I do like their "fuller dagger blade" for the stiletto. The ricasso is tough, fully a solid 5/8's of solid blade steel.
In the arrogate of knife sellers, this folder is "quiet." It doesn't make noise until you punch the button. The features are tight, tight, tight! Joyce also included her business card, I think she likes my friends here and wants to get to know you. After all, these are real deal knives that will get you home!
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Hey, Cali just had a ruling against their "assault weapons ban", so maybe there's still hope!You will go to jail in the blink of an eye carrying that here in this state.
Actually, I know the difference between them.You will go to jail in the blink of an eye carrying that here in this state.
Good to know. About six or eight years ago the local police decided that driving around all day looking for knives was allowing the drug czars free range of the streets. Besides, how many cops really know a gravity knife from a switchblade from a common folder? Actually, I have most of them, after all, it's the blade that I'm looking for, not the "pivot."