How do you wear your boot knife?.

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by RemFire, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    How do you secure it and in what orientation please?. Just got a nice Spanish made Muela MK13, but despite it being very solid and well made, and the sheath is also very well made, one thing lets it right down and that's the clip, its made of plastic!. Wtf?. I have a strong urge to contact Muela and ask why on earth let down such a great tool with a useless clip, I know its not highly prices but even so, it would only cost pennies extra to use a steel clip .


    Fortunately I have found a steel clip online that looks perfect as a replacement, http://www.tandyleather.eu/en-eur/search/searchresults/1239-24.aspx .

    In the US its quite expensive but in Europe where Muela make them its not so bad which makes a change :cool:.

    http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/FXKMMK13/Muela-MK-13

    http://www.filofiel.com/tiendaonline/muela-mk13-p-2271.html?language=en

    But don't get me wrong its brilliant apart from the clip and until I get my upgrade can anyonw tell me how you secure yours exactly, pics would be great. Do you clip in inside boot or outside?, left leg or right leg, inside leg or outside?, do you use straps with it to?.

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  2. shouldazagged

    shouldazagged New Member

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    I don't feel the need for a boot knife. Never have, even when I wore boots a lot. I have some very good belt knives and slipjoints, and always have two of the latter in my pocket. And if push really comes to thug, a gun.

    But that's just me.
     

  3. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    I kind of agree but I collect and want to experience as many different types of knife possible really, should an occasion ever call for it then it would be good to have the knowledge.
     
  4. shouldazagged

    shouldazagged New Member

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    If I may make a suggestion based on a great many years of using knives as tools, a so-called tanto (actually an American tanto, the Japanese design is usually quite different) is not the best choice for much except sticking people. If your knife is an implement and not a weapon, another blade design would serve you much better, and any knife can be used to hurt someone.

    If you're thinking of a blade as a weapon, it's important to remember that knife fights are nearly always horribly bloody affairs in which both opponents are gravely injured, sometimes fatally. They often don't end nearly quickly enough. If somebody is coming at me with as knife, I am going to shoot him till he stops.

    Again, just my opinion, and I'm older than the domestication of cattle.
     
  5. Steel_Talon

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    Depending on your type/style of boot, the easiest modification to make is sew in a strap onto the boot for the sheath clip to attach to. You can even have a specific sheath sewn into the boot.

    Boot knives are inherently uncomfortable, and they tend to move around a bit, if not well secured.

    The boot knife was always my last line of back up defense if I needed it.
     
  6. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    Shoudazagged,

    I don't really want to get into the philosophy side of things, but I thank you for your comments. I will say that I have no intention whatsoever of fighting somebody in such a way:eek:, I'm quite happy to run and be laughed at than offer up my life's work to some scrote with a kitchen knife. But then not everyone feels the need to carry a firearm, or is even allowed, I don't necessarily feel the need to carry a knife for a PPW. I have utility knives that I always carry, I'd not have a tanto for utility because as you say, its not ideal.

    Could I envisage days when something like this could be worth having on my person?, of coarse, I've already seen them. In my experience the badder looking the blade the more effective it can be at making and armed scumbag quit backing you into a corner and leave you alone for easier prey, and yes giving up the element of surprise isn't always the best bet but its not always a bad thing either depending on the circumstances.
     
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  7. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    Nice one that's the kind of experience based knowledge I need, I've looked it up but found pretty much nothing on the subject.
     
  8. 1911love

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    Shoudazagged: What is a slipjoint?
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    When was wearing Jump Boots for a living, carried a Gerber Pixie tucked in the top inside of left boot. No keeper, no clip, it stayed there, including jumps.
     
  10. unclebear

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    I bought a Black Hawk neck knife and I just took the chain off and zip tied the thing on the inside of my boots. I carry a Old timer 165OT on my hip for chores and what not but I just like to keep a extra knife some where on me just in case never know when it will come in handy.

    It's small light and I honestly tend to forget I have it till I take off my boots after work.
     
  11. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I keep a push dagger tucked into the waist of my jeans, clip to the outside, sheath in the pants, on my right side at the 4 o' clock position. Shirt out, covering it and my EDC. I will not carry in a boot because any concealment advantage is not out weighed by the fact that I will have to get to my lower leg, lift the pant's leg, and then go for my knife. To me, a knife is a weapon of last resort. If you are in that dire of a situation, you need to be able to get tot your backup weapon fast. In the boot is not conducive to a fast draw, and if it is in sight, where you can get to it fast, you have lost tactical advantage. Just my $0.02, YMMV.
     
  12. shouldazagged

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    Regular folding pocketknife, usually without locking blades. Sorry, when I hung out on knife forums the younger guys either didn't know what the hell I meant when I said "pocketknife" or figured I was too old to have valid opinions. So I added "slipjoint" to my vocabulary.

    Stockman, trapper, canoe, jack, barlow, muskrat--all slipjoint patterns.
     
  13. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    A term for traditional pocket knife style,
     
  14. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have a sheath for hiding a knife in a boot. It works so well in my back pocket I carry it all the time. Luckily most of my favorite working knives fit right in it.
     
  15. 1911love

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    Interesting, I've never heard the term slipjoint. I always called them non-locking pocketknife. I thought maybe it was a Kubaton or slap shot. Thanks.
     
  16. Doc3402

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    You carry two pairs of pliers in your pocket? Now that's brutal.

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist. I've heard the term slipjoint before when referring to a knife, but it's been more than a few years and half a state away when I did. The very first thing I thought of was slipjoint pliers.

    To come back on topic I do carry a boot knife, in my waistband on my weaker side. It's a good backup plan for the no gun zones not related to government buildings. It's not as good as a firearm, but it beats having nothing.
     
  17. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    I thought about a boot knife but then went with a shrade uncle Henry lock blade in a holster on my belt opposite my fire arm does everything I need I like it alot also carry a smaller one in my pocket I think it's more secure there
     

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  18. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    Got my new metal clip, totally made for the job and I cant even notice it when on my boot :cool: .

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