KNIVES

 

- Straight talk on knives for defense -

- Tools we all should have for (long term) situations -

Featured knife manufacturers in shop inventory:

Cold Steel, CRKT, Kershaw, Spyderco

(prices in bold for knives pictured on this page are everyday discount prices)

Everyday discount percentages off the manufacturer's retail prices:

Benchmade, Cold Steel, CRKT, Kershaw, Spyderco: 20-25% off retail

Cold Steel Machetes/large Blades: 10%-15% off retail

 

Everyday low prices consistently week after week, month after month

on proven products I utilize and rely on, not just "another item to sell"

A word on manufacturers and knife production today:

Whichever way one looks at it, with the inevitable facts of rising costs for materials and labor, marketing and competition among US knife companies will always cause production of knives overseas. The imported knives I choose to inventory are incredible in fit and finish and when considering their low prices; they make a sound purchase decision for utility or work blades.

Companies I thought would never 'sell-out' ten+ years ago have since 'sold-out' and sell both

US and imported knives. As seen in everyday products; it's a tough attempt to use only 'US'...

 

Nov 24, 25:  Cash Talks, something else walks . . .

All knives, sharpeners and edged tools:

Cash purchases get addt'l 10% off !!  Save $$$ now !!

 

 

Sharp-N-Easy Coarse/Fine sharpening tool, $5

 

Benchmade Folding Tool Kit + sharpener, $39

 

Accu Sharp sharpener, $10

 

Ultimate Edge coarse/fine sharpener, $23

 

Kershaw Grinder speedsafe, $22. (ret $30)

 

Kershaw Rove speedsafe, $30. (ret $40)

 

Kershaw Shield speedsafe, $40. (ret $55)

 

Kershaw Cryo G10 speedsafe, $45. (ret $60)

 

Kershaw Shuffle II, $18. (ret $25)

 

Kershaw Chill G10, $28. (ret $38)

 

Kershaw-Emerson CQC 6K, $40. (ret $55)

 

Kershaw-Emerson CQC 8K, $45. (ret $60)

 

Kershaw-Emerson CQC 4KXL, $50. (ret $65)

 

Kershaw-Emerson CQC 9K, $52. (ret $70)

 

Benchmade Freek, $100. (ret $130)

 

Benchmade Freek, black blade, $115. (ret $145)

 

Benchmade H2O Griptilian, $110. (ret $140)

 

Benchmade Griptilian, blk blade, $105. (ret $135)

 

Benchmade Presidio, $95. (ret $120)

SOLD OUT

 

Benchmade SOCP, blk sheath, $95. (ret $120)

SOLD OUT

 

Spyderco Tenacious blk blade, G10 hndl, $57. ($75)

 

Spyderco Resilience G10 handle, $60. ($80)

SOLD OUT

 

Spyderco Pacific Salt, $95. (ret $130)

SOLD OUT

 

Spyderco H1 Pacific Salt all black, $105. (r $140)

SOLD OUT

 

Spyderco Delica plain edge, $80($108)

 

Spyderco Endura plain edge, $87($115)

 

Nov 24, 25:  Cash Talks, something else walks . . .

All knives, sharpeners and edged tools:

Cash purchases get addt'l 10% off !!  Save $$$ now !!

 

Bahco Laplander folding saw, $30.

 

Teeth point outward from centerline of saw and seem to have the best height and bevel angles.

 

This saw cuts through dry or wet wood and bests other saws in cutting our local bamboo.

SOG Tomahawk, Cold Steel Kukri Machete (blade painted in very purposeful safety orange),

Spyderco H1 left (black handle) and right (yellow), Benchmade H2O middle (orange handle).

Use your blades! Put 'em to use... that's what we get them for...

 

Good handling and generous size of Cold Steel Kukri helps in powerful batoning method to split wood.

Cold Steel Kukri Machete  

13" blade, with sheath, $27. (ret $35)

Cold Steel D2 steel Leatherneck 7" $105. (ret $130)

Cold Steel VG-1 steel SRK 6" $112. (ret $150)

Cold Steel Kobun 5.5"  $49. (ret $65)

Ka-Bar Magnum Camp 8"  $70. (ret $95)

  Stainless Mora knife with firesteel that locks in handle, $30(ret $40)

Using fire striker and Benchmade's H2O folder to spark into char cloth... tinder bundle and fire is next.

Everyone needs to be adept at this basic method of firestarting without matches or lighters.

 

 

Straight talk on defensive knives - important facts that seem to be forgotten

Characteristics to be aware of with cutting tools:  Importance of secure knife grip

Saber (forward) grip is fine... until point encounters

 resistance then fingers slide forward on the blade...

Without prominent flared guard, hammer fist grip

allows sliding onto blade unless thumb caps end.

Handle contour from midsection to guard is vital.

 Handles: textured and longer than hand's width.

Blades do not always have to be coated black!

W/ flared guard, thumb doesn't have to cap handle.

Blade length: at least three inches and not thin.

Sometimes command presence has advantages.

Forward grip thrusts and slashes can be effective,

Above grip can be countered by several methods

 but the edged side up forward grip is devastating.

 but sharp side up attacks are very tough to defeat.

Reverse grip commonly 'sharpened side out' but

While looking flashy, slashes can be overdone but

 hooking / trapping more effective sharp side in.

 hammering 'down, sharp side in' has > power.

 

Effective defensive application of folding and fixed blade knives

Most commonly utilized and learned saber grip allows effective cuts and jabs to vital target areas.

 

 

Saber grip: tricep slash, thigh stab plus twist-cut of quadriceps will disable muscles and motor control.

 

Reverse grip, sharp side out: will deliver driving cuts and powerful hammers to vital target areas.

 

Reverse grip, sharp side in: devastating power and has most effective hooking / trapping / cutting ability.

 

Cutting and blade exit immensely powerful on the pull stroke. Disarms extremely effective sharp side in.

 

Serious defensive tool - Assegai Spear

Cold Steel Assegai 13" blade with Secure-Ex sheath, $45.  (ret $50)  SOLD OUT

 

 As a spear, the Assegai is the most effective standoff defensive tool.

Modified red oak staffs in stock, 5~6 foot lengths, $25~$30 each.  SOLD OUT

Ideal staff length for interior defense use considering hallways and doors would be around 4.5~4.8 feet.

 

Defendant capitalizing on the advantage of reach, and using stealth, sound and shadow awareness:

there is no contest in decisive superiority of a 4.5 foot double-edged spear within building interiors.

 

More thought-provoking images and serious reminders on interior fighting:   Fighting in structures

   

Firearm muzzle needs to be directed right at the defendant in order to be effective. Edged tools do not.

Blades will cut, puncture, slash and rip in nearly any orientation and with configurations like Assegai,

defendant can thrust, upcut, downcut and backcut at any given opportunity (extremity or appendage).

 

If operating out of a base location, which 6 tools would you choose?

All these tools don't have to be carried everywhere; but each fulfills an important purpose,

making tasks easier for long term conditions (as in 5 days or more) urban, rural or remote.

 

Spyderco H1 steel Endura

Lightweight, good grip on handle, most basic toplock

or backlock closure system.

H1 steel is very rust resistant.

Proven performer in folders.

Obviously and naturally the minimum edged tool most would/already carry around.

If you don't have even a basic

folding knife, get one ASAP!

 

Cold Steel Kukri Machete

Many machetes out there;

for utilitarian almost-every-

type-of-machete-task, the

concave/convex edged kukri can chop, slice, draw cut and

even whittle along its curves.

 

Bahco Laplander folding saw

From Sweden, a must-have

in anyone's utility lineup. The folding saw is light, compact

and consumes far less energy than swinging edged impact tools like machetes and axes

when prepping big quantities

of wood for fires or building

shelters. Laplander's sawteeth

design cuts wet or dry wood.

 

Gransfors Small Forest Axe

Again, proudly from Sweden

is a medium, packable axe that processes wood at base camp so efficiently, you'd have fun! Sure, we wouldn't

carry this everywhere or

scout far distances with

it but again, at a base location

this beats trying to saw wood into halves and quarters, etc

for very good fire-making.

 

Mora stainless Light My Fire

From Sweden, best in utility 

survival blades. Firestarter

is stored inside handle.

Scandi grind edge makes fire

prep or any finer work tasks

fun and a true joy to perform.

 

Gerber Multitool with Bits

Having needlenose pliers and

a select variety of useful tools

in a folding kit is overlooked

by many individuals. The bit

kit and adaptor really makes

the system complete as far as knife/tool portability can go.

Not just for urban settings, a quality multitool soon proves indispensable around camps

and outdoor functions when

tinkering and repairing needs

often arise. (Murphy's Law!)

 

   
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