Originally Posted by Bovice
i dont carry any knife IN my person... but i do carry a pilot's survival knife from ontario knives in my truck. Carbon steel blade, parkerized finish, leather sheath and a sharpening stone. Carbon steel is great for keeping a sharp blade, because it's a relatively hard material and will not be deformed as easily (dulled). I like the leather handle on it too.
it even has 2 small holes on the hilt, so you can lash it to a stick or pole and make a spear, ideally using paracord.
LOL! Yeah I should have said ON your person. My mistake.... you guys do have a good point about trying to deploy that specific knife under high stress conditions. I've seen guys on YouTube who have deployed those knives really quick... faster than fliping a folder open. I guess you just need to be trained with it is all.
I'm just wonderin' if you guys consider it a decent all around utility type of knife as well as good for self-defense. I do plan on moving in the future to a place where there is hardly any if not any stupid weapon laws. I know two guy here and they carry the Benchmade 42 balisongs. They haven't got to any trouble with the police...yet. They encountered police officers before and they didn't bug them about it. They wore it openly on their belt sheathed in and you can obviously tell that they are balisongs. They are nice guys, clean records, well mannered, well dressed, etc... maybe thats why they let them fly. Here in California..balisongs are a no no so they must have been really nice cops.