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    I've actually owned a knife from the recon series many years ago. Drop tip rather than tanto. Very usuable knife to beat the piss out of and not care about really.. used it for everything(considering I got it at 16-17)


    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzardborn View Post
    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 rami_m View Post
    Where and by whom?
    A lot of guys where I am. Mostly Ka-bar types, some more high end stuff, nothing that can't be considered expendable. They are job specific tools for these people.
    I have a few; never anticipate using them though. Really just because I like the maker and they're kinda hard to come by.
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    I carry a Spyderco Super Blue, patina & very sharp. Mostly used for slicing open letters & cutting boxes. It does get used for other things as well. I would consider a 3" locked Spyderco a weapon.

    Use a M-390 for yardwork, it has a tough edge but not as refined as my Super blue. I have put that knife through all kinds of abuse that & my Cold Steel Bowie.

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    I have taken a few knife fighting classes with Steve Tarani, who some say is at the top of the class. They included classes with the folding carry knife and the karambit -- a wicked tool from Indonesia, equally dangerous to the untrained user. My folder is always carried and never used as a utility tool. If I need it, which I hope I never do, I want it very sharp.

    The folder designed by Tarani and Strider is no longer available:


    The karambit:


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    I bought a machete I know I would never use in case of a zombie apocalypse. Or any disaster that where I may need a weapon on hand in the future.

    Also I enjoyed the B-movie Machete.
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    I guess a question could be asked, who actually gets decent or practical field and work use out of their $500+ survival/fighter knife beyond the handy letter opener?
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    When I think of of "fighters" I think of blades engraved with dragons and damsels, faux rubies and emeralds on the handles, and a goofy hand guard, all designed and marketed to pimply faced young lads. I don't know why anyone would want one but recognize that some people do.

    I don't often carry a knife (except when hunting/fishing) but usually have a couple near at hand. Utility is more important to me than aesthetics.

    For any self defense needs I've yet to see a knife that will trump a Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    When I think of of "fighters" I think of blades engraved with dragons and damsels, faux rubies and emeralds on the handles, and a goofy hand guard....
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    When I think of of "fighters" I think of blades engraved with dragons and damsels, faux rubies and emeralds on the handles, and a goofy hand guard, all designed and marketed to pimply faced young lads. I don't know why anyone would want one but recognize that some people do.

    I don't often carry a knife (except when hunting/fishing) but usually have a couple near at hand. Utility is more important to me than aesthetics.

    For any self defense needs I've yet to see a knife that will trump a Glock.
    We had an emergency room surgeon in a number of pistol classes who had an interesting comment on that subject. He said in the ER, about 15% of gunshot victims died, and about 15% of knife wound victims survived. It certainly increased the distance at which I figured a knife carrying bad guy could get before time to open fire.
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    See I am getting worried here. Not sure if this is something I can get behind. I do boxing twice a week, but not sure if I want to enact violence upon others.

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