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Hey TW! Lets see your knives!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by twistax, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    yeah neither have i. but if you have it on you all the time or in the truck. If you got in a wreck of pulled up on one and seat belt wont just unbuckle you can cut it.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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    I've never seen a need for a seatbelt cutter on a pocket knife...I have a standalone that came with my Gerber LMF and it's designed for heavier webbing than a seat belt...and i've never even used that
     
  3. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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    Maybe Tigerfan will chime in about seat belt cutters. I'd be interested if he uses one or carries one. Seems like it might be a marketing thing more than it is a great tool to have.
    I know some knives have unground and rounded off knife blade tips so you can cut a seat belt without risk of stabbing the person, but again I'm curious what we did before these came along.
    I don't recall any LEs I know having a folder on their person, at least with that feature.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:29 PM
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    I type slow.
    Do EMTs really use them either?
     
  6. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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    I've seen nicer Karambits for a little bit more $


    I carry a folding Strider and my LMF and the strap cutter at work...I've never used nor seen used a strap/webbing/seat belt cutter but that's not to say they arent used
     
  7. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:34 PM
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    I want a simple karambit like that. Who else makes nice ones?
     
  8. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM
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    I held an Emerson once. Bought a KaBar TDI LE instead.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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    Thanks
     
  10. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:38 PM
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    my one of my 68W/medic friends carries a benchmade 7, swears by it
    uses it to cut clothes off
     
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    Why the tdi over the Emerson
     
  12. Sep 25, 2014 at 9:44 PM
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    also
    http://www.theultimateknife.com/karambit-knife/

    I have a KaBar TDI also...I quit carrying it because I didn't like the various places I tried carrying it on duty...decent knife and easy to unsheath and use if needed
     
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    Have to kind of roll it in California talk for a sec. The TDI was cheaper, smaller (easier to conceal), and less menacing to look at. I could pull it out in a public setting and cut something if need be, and not freak anybody out. The karambit is really designed to be a weapon, primarily, so I was hesitant to carry a knife that can't really be called a "tool," which a knife to me is primarily. I didn't think it was practical for knife tasks and pretty limited to it's intended design of defense.

    I've never been in a knife fight and don't train for one, the karambit from my understanding is a great knife for it's purpose, but it also requires some training or educating to use it properly. Neither appealed to me.

    Primarily I went with the TDI because I think it was under $30, easily concealable design when sheathed and it really concealed pretty easily in my hand and drawn also, so the likelihood of me approaching some shady people on a dark sidewalk (while slim) allowed me to draw the knife beforehand and it wouldn't be obvious to anybody but me that I had done so and had it at the ready. I carried mine at 3:30 and also in my small of back, slipped into a pocket easily also.

    The most liberal, freedom fearing town fairly close to me (2 hours?) is Berkeley. Cops there will ask you about your fixed blade knife when it's visible, and ask why you need it. If you say it's a tool then they don't hassle you about it, but if you say "for defense" then you invite some further inspection and interrogation, so it is prudent for me living in my area to make sure that whatever I carry, particularly a fixed blade, isn't overtly "tactical" looking. Works fine for me, as I prefer leather sheaths and traditional knives over the high speed, low drag designs that are immensely popular.
     
  14. Sep 25, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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    Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    I have to laugh when people make reference to my knife as a weapon when I usually carry not one but two handguns. I use my knife for opening boxes mostly. If I have a need for a weapon I won't be reaching for my box opener. :D
     
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    #californiaproblems
     
  16. Sep 25, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    That's no shit. Too bad the people screw up what's otherwise an awesome state.
     
  17. Sep 25, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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    Yeaaaaaaaaaah. It's a beautiful state with vast amounts of different and incredible scenery, but Californians can be pretty ugly, and exceptionally so in some cases.

    Where in CO are you at? I've never been there.
     
  18. Sep 26, 2014 at 7:22 AM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    Northern front range. Fort Collins area. Don't come here. You'd hate it. ;)
     
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    You know you'd let me tent in your yard if I needed to :D
     
  20. Sep 26, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    It's not that. Those of use that live here are just trying to keep it a secret... especially for those currently calling Kalifornia home. ;)
     

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