That bitch would $#@! your $#@! up.
Yeah. I don't really want a knife for personal defense. As I said in the OP, I needed to replace my lost Buck 110 which I used for primarily for whittling. Then, this thread turned me on to the coolness of other knives that are a bit more lightweight so I bought a Buck 112 for whittling and a couple others for no real reason. One of them turned out to be girly, sadly.
I can definitely see how people collect these things.
Let's get back on track. $30-50 knives are great, I have a few.
But if I'm going to talk "best" pocketknives, the discussion needs to start with the Emerson CQC-7B with the wave feature.
It's a beast.
It was useful, man. Hell, I don't carry my .357 on me at all times and a knife might save my life someday.
By the way, the 112 is just a tad bit smaller and less heavy than the 110. That's why I chose it. I'm happy I did.
sale on swiss army knives at amazon.
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Here's a crappy Frost I impulse bought in the tunnels downtown. No idea if it will snap the first time I pry something with it.
There is a WootOff today. Good odds they will have some SOG stuff and maybe some good kitchen knives.
This thread got me looking. I have a cheap Browning pocket knife and I don't really want anything bigger than it otherwise I won't use it.
But found this. New Spyderco Ambitious. It's a smaller version of the Tenacious and Persistence.
Anyways, prolly already answered in this thread but i got a headache & dont feel like reading 5 pages.
What is the largest knife you can LEGALLY carry in texas?? is it a gerber like this?
Don't know how up to date this is, but here you go:
http://knife-expert.com/tx.txt(6) "Illegal knife" means a:
(A) knife with a blade over five and one-half inches;
(B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by
(C) dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto,
(D) sword; or
(7) "Knife" means any bladed hand instrument that is capable
of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by cutting or
stabbing a person with the instrument.
- 46.03. Places weapons prohibited.
(a) A person commits an offense if, with a firearm, illegal
knife, club, or prohibited weapon [includes switchblade
knives], he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly goes:
(1) on the physical premises of a school [or school bus];
(2) on the premises of a polling place...
[(3) a court; (4) a racetrack; (5) secured area of an
The website steepandcheap.com also carries SOG stuff. Pretty much every day. They've had some sick deals on fixed blades lately.
I'd like someone to address tomahawks, as they are mentioned in the Texas code.Texas - Health, Safety & Morals - 46.02. Unlawful carrying
weapons. (a) A person commits an offense if intentionally,
knowingly , or recklessly carries on or about his person a
handgun, illegal knife, or club. [Exceptions: official;
actor was own premises; was traveling; engaged in lawful
hunting, fishing, or other sporting activity; security
A lot of decent knives in this thread.
You'll be happy with that Blackout. For quite a few years it was Kershaw's best seller.
Bought another friend(Spyderco Delica) for my Spyderco and Benchmade. No thanks to this thread
Just bought the Kershaw Leek. Someone needs to stop me. Please.
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I usually don't say "ask a cop" as I have little respect for most of them. But standard equipment for most of them is a folding knife, Spyderco Delica or Police being the major choice.
That lack of respect is due to little to no training, continued training, or bad training when they get it. So for the most part, Cops are ill-trained, and ignorant. But that just strengthens my case on the knife. More of those dumb $#@!s would be cutting their femoral or at least their $#@! off, if the knife "didn't work" or it was unsafe. So basically you take hordes of dumbshits, put knives in their pockets, and they don't get hurt, then saying "it was not ment to be kept" is pretty much not valid.
But you did not argue the draw stroke, and how with point down, you have to flip the knife. This leads me to believe you have done little defense training with knives. Just sayin'
...I also expected more from all of you, as none of you even pointed out this handy knife:
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Sorry, this thread got me all excited. Personally my favorite, practical (not like the civilian above) EDC knife is currently the Spyderco Caly 3. Haven't felt a knife that fits your hand better, is more useful, and looks as good. They also make a 3.5 now (longer blade), but I have been adding to the kitchen knives and haven't gotten one yet. If you aren't addicted to knives you should leave this thread now. It's like crack.
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I have an amazon GC and already have $100 in camping/fishing stuff loaded in the cart. You bastards are going to make me end up dumping all that for another knife probably. Thanks.
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Only for knife collecting psychos...
My brother was lucky enough to get on John Young's wait list many years ago and has a Stag Hunter like the top one and two others that haven't been made yet.
Some of the reviews on Amazon:
I bought this knife as a primary defense weapon, due to some unique circumstances. It will go through thick parkas or leather like you were opening up a zipper! This knife has a reverse "S" blade that is intended to be used like an oversized claw. It has a deep curve and full belly. The blade (VG-10 hollow-ground) comes fully serrated and wicked sharp. Because of its distinct features, it's not intended for EDC. It's a serious blade, in case you get into serious trouble.
* Blade Material: ATS 55 Stainless Steel
* Blade Style: Fully Serrated Hollow Ground Hawk bill
* Handle Material: G-10
* Locking Mechanism: Lock Back
* Blade Length: 4 1/8"
* Handle Length: 5 3/16"
* Overall Open Length: 9.125"
* Weight: 4.5 oz.This is a large, well....... weapon. Make no mistake, this knife is made for one thing. Go to the Spyderco web site and read it. Yes it CAN cut rope, but this is overkill if that's want you want. I really bought it as a unique knife for my collection. To carry the Civilian is for self defense. There is 100% no doubt in my mind that this knife will perform it's intended purpose well. I cut myself with the tip of the blade with hardly ANY pressure. I love it. It is def not an EDC. But I would trust it with my life.I am an ex private eye, and when I was working I got into the habit of carrying items that might be helpful. I wish I'd had this thing, back then. This knife is bigger than it looks, and 10 times as scary. It is unbelievably sharp. I now carry it as a companion tool with my concealed .45 here in the wilderness of New Mexico. Never know when I might have to cut up a cactus, or a seat belt. Etc. I recommend this knife. I shall work it into my next thriller novel.
I thought the last post was pretty applicable to my situation.This knife is exactly what it says it is. Also, can be quite useful for cutting salami, opening envelopes, cutting red tape. Very expensive. Cool factor high. Could get three tools/weapons for same price of similar quality and function. Unnecessary. I could've taken a 20% restock, but became strangely attached to it. So . . . don't get drunk and look at it, cause you might buy it.
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Mine came in a little case with a piece of paper that said this (or something similar) inside:
In the 1990s Spyderco was approached by a specialized branch of U.S. law enforcement about making a knife for their undercover agents. These plain-clothes LEOs found themselves in situations where they often could not carry a firearm but carrying a knife was not a problem. Most had no formal training in self-defense tactics or MBC but as a last resort could use a blade to protect or extricate themselves from a life-threatening situation. This was how the Civilian model came to be.
The Civilian has a patented reverse "S" blade that's intended to be used like an oversized claw. The tip is ground to an ultra-thin profile. Deeply curved and full at the belly, the VG-10 hollow-ground blade excels in slicing and is available fully SpyderEdged. Because of its distinctly specialized features it is not intended or designed for general utility or everyday use. Curved in all the right places for ergonomic use and retention of the knife, the handle is black G-10. Mounted for tip-down carry with a custom curved black clip, the knife rides deeply and unobtrusively in a pocket. One of the most specialized CLIPITS in the Spyderco line-up, the Civilian is available in limited quantities.
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Is that bad boy legal in Texas? I would assume so, but I'd like to know.
this seems pretty complete too, and matches the 5.5 inch rule.
(6) “Illegal Knife” means a:
(A) knife with a blade over five and one half inches;
Rainer v. State, 763 S.W.2d 615 (Tex. App.-Eastland 1989, pet. ref’d) To determine
length, measure entire length of blade past handle, not just the sharpened portion of the
blade. Same result in McMurrough v. State, 995 S.W.2d 944 (Tex. App.-Ft. Worth 1999).
(B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown;
Albert v. State, 659 S.W.2d 41 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 1983, pet. ref’d) Martial
arts throwing star qualifies as “a hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being
(C) dagger including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard;
Armendariz v. State, 396 S.W.2d 132 (Tex. Crim. App. 1965) A knife slightly over seven
inches in length when open, equipped with a double guard, blade that locks open and is
sharpened on both sides of blade for over an inch meets the definition of a dagger.
(D) bowie knife;
Mireles v. State, 192 S.W. 241 (Tex. Crim. App. 1917) A knife in a scabbard with a blade
nine inches long and a handle four or five inches long described as a butcher knife was
embraced in the term “bowie knife” as defined by the Penal Code.
(E) sword; or
(7) “Knife” means any bladed hand instrument that is capable of inflicting serious
bodily injury or death by cutting or stabbing a person with the instrument.
(8) “Knuckles” means any instrument that consists of finger rings or guards made
of a hard substance and that is designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting
serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles.
(9) “Machine Gun” means any firearm that is capable of shooting more than two
shots automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
(10) “Short-barrel firearm” means a rifle with a barrel length of less than 16
inches or a shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches, or any weapon made from
a shotgun or rifle if, as altered, it has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
(11) “Switchblade knife” means any knife that has a blade that folds, closes, or
retracts into the handle or sheath, and that:
(A) opens automatically by pressure applied to a button or other device
located on the handle; or
(B) opens or releases a blade from the handle or sheath by the force of
gravity or by the application of centrifugal force.
This definition includes a “butterfly knife”.
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I'm going to do it but that is absolutely the last knife I'm going to buy for at least six months. I swear to God.
There is only one way to go for a personal defense knife
Bad day.As divers, we all know what the effects of compressed gas are underwater. Our training teaches us that our lungs would burst from over-inflation if we held our breath and rose to the surface. This principle is key to the effectiveness of the WASP Injection System.
This weapon injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas, approximately the size of a basketball, at 800psi nearly instantly. The effects of this injection will drop many of the world's largest land predators. The effects of the compressed gas not only cause over-inflation during ascent when used underwater, but also freezes all tissues and organs surrounding the point of injection on land or at sea. When used underwater, the injected gas carries the predator to the surface BEFORE blood is released into the water. Thus giving the diver added protection by diverting other potential predators to the surface.
Yep. What the $#@!ing $#@!?
I'm turning this into the general knife collection thread.
New obsession, kitchen knives:
Puma knives, how the $#@! did I forget these in this thread?
Someone had a knife from the same make earlier. Just got this for xmas. Pretty knife
bushmaster, AG Russell, Kalinga, Cold Steel, Black Jack
Forgot the most important, the brisket knife
Football .. Basketball .. Baseball .. Other Sports .. RC Didn't Offer .. Gamboool
Varsity .. Hole in the Wall .. PCL .. Einstein's .. Nasty's .. GM Steakhouse .. NSAA
Bada Bing .. Can you help me with this? .. Shagslist .. Cloak Room .. Classics .. Bellmont