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    calling them "fighters" is the stupid part. i have a few knives i rotate on hunting trips. i couldnt fight my way out of a paper bag without copious supply of blood clotters and bandages.

    fun thread by the way.

    but there are some fantastic custom knives out there. i bought my brother a decent "tactical" knife because he is on a SWAT team. he uses the knife to cut thru screen doors..and he tried to pry a stuck smoke bomb thing out of the chamber and snapped off the tip..then he lost it. haha..now he carries a regular folding knife and it does the exact same thing.

    i love what the ESEE guys says. i want the ESEE 4 to gut deer and stuff with. nice tool.

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    what do most people use non kitchen knives for? opening cardboard boxes. nuff said.

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    Australia and the UK are pretty strict with their knife laws. New York as well.
    I wear a knife on my belt when going to the grocery store. Technically a fighter but the blade is only about 6 inches.
    Helps to deter some of the more aggressive pan handlers. But then we don't have any local police here.
    It is kind of like carrying a gun. Something you hope you will never need to use.
    I will try to take some photos in the near future.
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    It is not about being a bigot - I am sure a lot of the knives that are made are really well made. And that the (para)military guys and girls that use them can provide valuable feedback and exact requests.

    What I am talking is something like that -I really cannot imagine a situation in which this knife will perform better any classical design. If someone that is specialist in CQC I will be glad to hear the opinions.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    Australia and the UK are pretty strict with their knife laws. New York as well.
    I wear a knife on my belt when going to the grocery store. Technically a fighter but the blade is only about 6 inches.
    Helps to deter some of the more aggressive pan handlers. But then we don't have any local police here.
    It is kind of like carrying a gun. Something you hope you will never need to use.
    I will try to take some photos in the near future.
    According to a WW2 veteran being discussed in another knife forum, a 6 inch knife is more than enough to stab and kill someone from any angle. Longer or shorter than 6 inches is not good. 6 inches is the optimum length for a combat knife, according to his experience in killing sentries.

    So, you seem to have the perfect combat knife already.

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    See this, a Gyuto/french chef knife for everything.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...Survival/page2

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    Lizard,
    That is not a fighter. That would be considered a tactical folder.
    A folder like you showed is a special use tactical knife.
    Maybe instead of saying bigot I should have said ignorant. Not meant in a derogatory way but uneducated in a certain subject.

    A fighter these days is not meant so much to be a tool, as it is a weapon.
    Originally the bowie knife (a fighter) needed to be a multi use knife to be used to cut wood, butcher game and also be used as a weapon.

    Australia does have some good knife makers who specialize in fighters.
    Will Morrison from Melbourne is a good example.
    This is one of his most recent knives, a bowie with a 10 inch blade.
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    Fighters

    That looks nice. And I am likely to get one at some point. But afraid only as a display piece. These are too good to use as just that. So trying to work out what I might use them for.

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    This guy makes fighters sometimes.

    It's an old photo but some of the old timers here might recognize him.
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