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#264891 - 11/07/13 01:46 PM Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing?
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 796
Loc: wellington, fl
Woman stabs bear on NP trail

Adirondack women are intelligent, intrepid and assertive.
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#264898 - 11/07/13 05:38 PM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: nursemike]
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1136
Loc: Alaska
I think that woman bears watching. Pesonally, I can barely contemplate fighting off a bruin with only a knife. The thought of what could happen is just unbearable!
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#264899 - 11/07/13 06:00 PM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: AKSAR]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5170
Loc: SOCAL
Hmmm, curious youngsters? Serious nerve to go on the offensive against three bears.

Benchmade 710 would be my most likely EDC folder, but in this case attitude probably played a bigger role that the sharp she used.

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#264901 - 11/07/13 07:14 PM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: nursemike]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 1076
Well, if a dull blade on a Chinese knockoff Leatherman was good enough for A.R., it should be good enough for a bear, right?

Man I'd give my left arm for a sequel to that movie...

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#264902 - 11/07/13 07:54 PM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: nursemike]
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 853
Loc: Southern California
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Three-bears-and-one-tough-hiker-4847473.php

It was a "three inch folding knife", she held it like a push dagger, the bear had charged her, and she stabbed it in the jaw. I couldn't find any other details
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#264908 - 11/07/13 10:41 PM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: nursemike]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
Mental note - find out where this young lady lives and don't go there and mess with her. Second note - ask the local Green Beanies if they are looking for a supremo bad azz.

We don't need no bear bells, pepper spray or bahdges, we gots Amy.

And for my choice of knife, a folding bayonet at the end of a 12 gauge with the optional grenade launcher/flame thrower combo. I don't even like snakes.

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#264909 - 11/07/13 10:57 PM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: JBMat]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2081
Loc: Colorado
I guess if a bear charged me and I was already in its grasp, I'd fight back with whatever I had (after playing dead and finding out that didn't work).

But my knife of preference for bear jousting would be about 40 feet long with an explosive tip.

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#264913 - 11/08/13 01:10 AM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: nursemike]
JPickett Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Missouri
I believe you only play dead if you're attacked by a grizzly bear. A black bear takes motionlessness as " it's dead, I can eat" Agree on the jousting knife though. Or a boom stick.

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#264932 - 11/08/13 06:11 AM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: nursemike]
Bingley Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1409
I guess this settles the Great Debate About Bear Defense -- a cheap 3" knife works better than any gun.

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#264933 - 11/08/13 06:19 AM Re: Best pocket knife for bear-stabbing? [Re: nursemike]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1367
dang ... another bear-stabbin' female from the Adirondacks. i just had three bears call my phone and ask for the name of a good attorney.

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