Whats your carry knife and how do you carry it?

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  1. PoolMan

    PoolMan Yellow Belt

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    It is illegal to open carry in California. And it is next to impossible to get a California CCW. California laws regarding knives are surprisingly lenient though.


     
  2. PoolMan

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    Correction, it is illegal to open carry in MOST of California.

     
  3. Carol

    Carol Crazy like a...

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    Mmm...even in New Hampshire it's 2012. Although I saw a guy sporting an epic mullet on the way in to work....does that count? :D

    Personally I tend to refer to my knives, instead of other tools, because I rech for them a lot more. They are handy for moe than just sticking the pointy end in to the other guy.

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    I have the Cold Steel AK-47 knife that I carry around.
     
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    Still carrying my Benchmade autostryker, mostly.
     
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    I carry a Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops smooth edge clipped to the inside of my jacket sleeve or in my strong side pocket because I did have someone grab for my gun once. For being only $9 at an auto parts store, it rivals (IMO) even the more expensive Gerber blades. It opens smooth and easy and a quick flick of the wrist locks it in place.
     
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    Magnum Starfighter,by Boker.clip on so it draws quickly
    3 inch blade.razor edged/shrarped with fine grit metal sandpaper
    since i live inthailand/primary weapon is 5 foot staff.thaislike
    that I carry staff .Also have 2 backup knives.
    like belt clip-on as gives easier quicker draw than from pocket
    Has small exfensions left/right toopen one handed/opens with blade edge up
    allows me 3 inch area for blocking or attacking
    If stab misses/have blade for slicing attacker.
    learning verbal judo to avoid pushing person into fight
    Use for protection/not agression.
     
  8. Rallypunx

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    I normally carry a Benchmade Griptilian Tanto with a half-serrated blade. I carry it on my weak hand front pocket, since I normally carry my firearm on my strong side. I used to carry a Kershaw Ken Onion with a half-serrated blade, but it was too small, even though it had the best opening mechanism I've seen. I believe it was called cam-activated or something like that. With practice, now I can transfer the knife to my dominant hand and open it just as fast as the Kershaw.
     
  9. AIKIKENJITSU

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    I’ve been learning, teaching and practicing martial arts for over forty years. My Master taught the double saber knife techniques which I practiced for years and eventually I created my own single saber knife techniques. Seven years ago I read about many schools in my art taking up the karambit because the it fit our moves so perfectly. After a couple of years I bought one and it did fit our moves perfectly. I then created karambit techniques after studying it for a while and then taught my students.

    I love the karambit, it’s one of the perfect defense weapons. The ring is not only good for keeping the blade from leaving your hand, but you can use it to also strike with. It can be used to control a person at the joint spots, it rakes-slice deeply and it can also stab. It serves as two weapons in one. Closed, it makes the perfect “pocket-stick,” which I developed techniques for. I carry the Emerson karambit which is pricey. But fortunately I have a wealthy black belt student that gifted it to me.

    I do not like using the karambit with the small pinky in the ring, which is the saber position. I prefer and teach the reverse saber grip, it’s much stronger with the forefinger in the ring. Now, this may not be the position another art chooses, but it works for us. Sure it gets you close to the attacker, but our art practices closeness. We use the old adage: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

    You do not have to purchase an expensive karambit for a self defense carry weapon, twelve dollar ones from Amazon will work just as well—if you have the skill.
     
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    I'm never without my Kershaw folder assist open.
     
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    assist open knives are illegal here. Might want to recheck your state laws



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    I'm in California. I would think if Big 5 sporting goods is selling a product, it would be legal to own. But I may be wrong, and if that's the case, they shouldn't be allowed to sell an illegal product.
     
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    "Shall not be infringed."

    George Washington carried a sword. So did Winfield Scott. Our forefathers weren't just talking about guns. They meant explosives, blades, big freakin anti tank weapons. Aka whatever it takes.





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  14. AIKIKENJITSU

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    I take turns carrying an Emerson Fox karambit and a Smith & Eesson black ops. I carry mine in my right front pocket. You can access it a lot faster from your front pocket than the back. You can also walk around looking natural with your right hand in your front pocket.
    Don’t know where you’re at, but three inches is the legal length here. My S & E is an eighth over three inches. All you need is a three inch blade to put a man down, if you have training. I’ve been training a long, long time. The karambit is for ribbing and the straight blade is for stabbing.
     
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    I use this one from time to time.

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  16. ShazamKenpo

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    I like big folders and generally I rotate between a REKAT Sifu with a 5.5 inch blade, Camillus Max 5.5 or a Cold Steel Vaquaro Grande 6"
    As of late I have stepped it down to Spyderco Manix or Paramilitary 2
     
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    I've been carrying a Zero Tolerance 0350 that has the Tiger Striped & Half Serrated edge. I also carry a Kershaw Diskin Hunter fixed blade along with my flashlight & spare magazine.
     
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    [h=1]Gerber 06 Automatic Knife S30V Drop Point (3.7" Black Serr) 0377[/h]On duty and off.


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  19. ST1Doppelganger

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    I carry a Stainless Steel Spyderco Police Model since I feel its one of the very few one handed openers that has a thin enough spine width to wear comfortably in a pair of jeans. The blade length adds allot of cutting surface & reach as well as the shape of the tip is made to penetrate multiple layers of clothing with ease. The other thing I like about the knife is you can use it as a kubaton to strike and grapple with in the closed position since you have some steel handle exposed on both the thumb and pink side of the fist. Thats if you don't feel like slashing or stabbing somebody.

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  20. donnaTKD

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    before the law got changed from being able to carry any length of blade to a blade of 3 inches or less.

    i used to carry a KaBar 1211 ultilty knife (striaght edge) i now carry a KaBar police issue with a 3 inch blade :)

    i just like the look, feel and the effectiveness of KaBar knives :)123
     
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