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#242564 - 03/06/12 09:19 PM Re: Knife question [Re: el_diabl0]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1174
Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
I hope to never participate in a knife fight. I no more regard my knife as a weapon against another human than I do my hatchet, even though either could be used as such.

One of the uses I envision for a one handed opening knife is a fall from a deerstand. Deerhuntig is a somewhat solitary activity, and an elevated stand is used in snowy conditions when wearing baggy cloths for protection from the very cold Nov-Dec weather. Deerstands have cables, bolts, various metal supports, ladders, and platforms on them. There are also nylon safety harnesses that many use to prevent a fall to the ground. I could see a person slipping and falling to end up dangling by a strap, a bootlace, or pant leg etc.

It would be a great advantage to have a good one-handed knife within reach to cut oneself down. I would not risk my safety on a modification.
The man got the powr but the byrd got the wyng

#242569 - 03/06/12 10:21 PM Re: Knife question [Re: Alan_Romania]

Unless you carry a blade as your primary weapon as I do. My gun is my last resort weapon. Knives are quiet .45s are loud and leave nras if you don't have time or light to police them up. Again, just my humble opinion.

#242571 - 03/06/12 10:35 PM Re: Knife question [Re: el_diabl0]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3369
Loc: USA
With no disrespect intended, I'm guessing that most ETSers do not use a blade as a primary weapon.

My training with knife fighting is extremely limited, I'd consider it a very last resort. As little as I've been trained in empty-hand fighting I still know more about it than knife fighting.

#242572 - 03/06/12 10:46 PM Re: Knife question [Re: Alan_Romania]

I think it was Bruce Lee who said that if a fight has gone on more than 10 seconds it's gone on too long.

#242573 - 03/06/12 10:59 PM Re: Knife question [Re: chaosmagnet]

Hey Chaos. May I ask what style you studied?

#242577 - 03/06/12 11:36 PM Re: Knife question [Re: el_diabl0]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3369
Loc: USA
I studied Shotokan as a young'un. I sucked at it, but a few of the strikes have stayed with me. My father was a Marine and spent some time teaching me some of the things he learned in boot camp. In college I studied Aikido until I tore up my shoulder for the first time. I remember quite a bit of the Aikido and I do try to practice periodically, but I'm good at it only in comparison to people who haven't studied any martial arts.

#242578 - 03/06/12 11:37 PM Re: Knife question [Re: el_diabl0]
ireckon Offline

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
-Mike Tyson


My carry folders must be one-handed opening. When I open envelopes, the proper technique is to hold the envelope firmly in one hand. What am I supposed to do, put the envelope down or shift my fingers to open a knife with both hands? There's a fat chance of that happening. While I'm not motivated to get the Emerson wave feature (or equivalents), it's tempting. Sometimes I can't wait the extra second to get into my mail.

Seriously though, I do like my folder to be one-handed. However, my gear and dogmas are constantly evolving. In a few months, I might want my carry folder to be a two-handed opener or a slower opener. Unlikely, but it could happen.
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#242580 - 03/07/12 12:09 AM Re: Knife question [Re: ]
Taurus Offline

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 458
Loc: Northern Canada
Originally Posted By: Snake_Doctor
..... Knives are quiet ......

Plan on taking out a sentry on the way to work SD ? Rough place where you live grin

Every time I go into town I pack an extra quiet knife just in case I have to silently off someone along the way.

#242583 - 03/07/12 12:28 AM Re: Knife question [Re: ]
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5336
A real man opens his mail with a fixed blade. wink
Better is the Enemy of Good Enough.
Okay, what’s your point??

#242591 - 03/07/12 01:47 AM Re: Knife question [Re: el_diabl0]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
LOL @ the manly ETSers! You fellas really know how to make a girl ETSer smile!
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