3rd Black Belt
- Jul 5, 2007
- Reaction score
- Southern Kalifornia
I don't think I can recommend a folder as a primary bladed weapon. The fixed blade is going to be faster in all cases. As for legalities, always be sure you are carrying a legal blade according to your jurisdiction.
Folders are popular, but are just not as good as a fixed blade, IMHO. If you carry with defense in mind, I think they are 2nd rate.
Fixed blades are live immediately after the draw
More fixed blades are double edged
Yes, and daggers are illegal in many places. It's a killing implement, according to the law, period. Good luck justifying your carrying it.
More fixed blades are built better for thrusting
True. Of course, if it has a handguard to facilitate thrusting, then it's probably illegal in many places.
More fixed blades have a better grip
I'm sure there are good "tactical" folders (love that term) but if self defense is your primary concern, why start second rate?
Mostly because where I live (CA), fixed blades are vastly more regulated than folders.
I would love to wear a barong or a large bowie all the time, but it just isn't gonna happen 'round here. Yeah, I love my Right to Bear Arms, or what's left of it...