i used to carry a butterfly knife
opening them and doing those tricks are cool and all...
but in a high stress situation when my life is on the line where i don't have a half second to waste to swinging my butterfly knife open...
i'd rather go with a K bar or something
but besides that its a fun recreational knife that you can get really good at opening and doing tricks with
lots of tutorials on the tube
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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.
I carry a cheapo one often, I figure i probably wont ever need it for self defence since i CC firearms, I like them because the blade play is almost non existant on most balisongs... Good for everyday cutting purposes, Plus i really like flipping them around.
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I've never understood why the knive are out lawed..... even switch blades.... what the hell is the poin in outlawing them?.... what is the point in outlawing brass nuckels? I mean seriously..... I could do alot more damage quicker and from further away with a maul or an ax and they arn't illegal?
Interesting that prior to 1974 switchblades were legal in Texas if you only had one hand/arm. No provisions in those days to open a folding knife with one hand.
I think the prevailing wisdom (if that is not an oxymoron) is smaller knives (fixed blade or folding) are tools. Longer blades or switchblades are weapons.
You think it would be OK to carry around brass knuckles? Hmmmm.
Mauls and axes are not very concealable and ARE illegal if used in an illegal manner. Base ball bats are considered clubs and as such are illegal in Texas IF they are used in an illegal manner.
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