A knife would be useful...

Discussion in 'General Weapons Discussion' started by Invisibleflash, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. frank raud

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    A holster made of string can be an option, but putting a holster on the end of a string to drop down your pants is stupid.
     
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    That's one heck of a visual, that is. What's that, like a crime scene down your pants?

    And my God, if we continuously practiced quick draw - we might very well go blind.
     
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    i could agree, i think it was one of those folk stories, its not really real but its a legend.
     
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    Any reason you don't carry a sub 4" fixed blade?
     
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    So there's been 3 seconds quoted, and 6 seconds.

    My personal opinion is that it's an irrelevant amount of seconds...

    Arm yourself with a pen then get someone who knows what they're doing to get you in any sort of effective choke, like they mean it.

    Now try getting the pen lid off and marking them. At all. You'll be disoriented and fumbling unless you're used to being there - it's not the same as sitting on the sofa for 3-6 seconds playing with a knife...

    Going for their choke arm is no good, you're just as likely to stab yourself in the neck. You can't effectively reach their head or torso, you might get a leg.

    But winging their leg is so very unlikely to make them stop, it's more likely to just make them choke harder.

    The only sensible and reliable defence (apart from being a good grappler) is not to get in that position at all.
     
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    You could carry more than one knife. At least in Washington State. But I agree with most of the comments. A decent ground game, with developing ground striking, would be beneficial.
     
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    You're from NYC. If you prefer weapons and want to carry weapons that are most effective my advice would be to move to PA, which is not that far from NYC and carry a gun. Unlike in NYC, in PA you can carry that sort of stuff provided you get a carry permit.
    I don't know if you can carry a fixed blade knife in NYC but they're definitely more effective than folding knives.
    As I said, your best bet would probably be to move somewhere such as PA.
     
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    If you're considering going to the extreme of moving, why not go that tiny bit further and move somewhere that doesn't make you feel like you need to arm yourself to leave the house?
     
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    Ask the OP, he's the one that wants to carry weapons.
     
  10. frank raud

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    New York state allows concealed carry, New York City does not.
     
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    Shock knives are good if they are lawful where you live, you can dial them to 0 or maximum, they at least work to scare the bajebus out of you and not want to get cut, or to work through pain.

    i would also argue those knives you can apply to ink work better for this just as a better analog, but budgeting is budgeting a pen works sufficiently.
     

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