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Old 02-25-2010, 18:39   #1
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Got myself a knife....

for the times I can't have my G36 along. I wanted something "feminine" but still lethal (meaning I can get to the femoral artery of any potential attacker).

Have a made a good choice or are there "better" options?
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Old 02-25-2010, 18:46   #2
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Very nice, and effective.

Also see the Byrd line of Spyderco knives. I have the Cara Cara which is another quality built knife for not much dough. I think I paid right around $35.

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=168
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Old 02-25-2010, 18:54   #3
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Very nice, and effective.

Also see the Byrd line of Spyderco knives.
Thanks, just bought the Byrd "Robin" because I figured I should have a "combo edged" knife in my collection. $20 well spent!
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Old 02-25-2010, 20:11   #4
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Keep the knife on you even if you have the gun.

Just in case the gun doesn't stop the threat. =)
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for the times I can't have my G36 along. I wanted something "feminine" but still lethal (meaning I can get to the femoral artery of any potential attacker).

Have a made a good choice or are there "better" options?
That is a classy little piece right there! Although, I am not stoked about the woodtick engraved on the pocket clip. I am not one for pink and girly, but occasionally I do appreciate the prettier things in life
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Old 02-26-2010, 21:23   #6
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I'm assuming that is a spyderco dragonfly. Don't get me wrong its a quality knife and great for carrying around but its not a real good knife for fighting.

The blade on the dragonfly is TINY at only 1 7/8" and the MSRP on that model is $99

I would go with a slightly larger blade (3") in the spyderco line like the Delica, or check out the Kershaw Leek. Here are two "girly" options

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Old 02-26-2010, 22:18   #7
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Keep the knife on you even if you have the gun.

Just in case the gun doesn't stop the threat. =)
Good point - I got the knife because there are some places that I can't take my G36.
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I'm assuming that is a spyderco dragonfly. Don't get me wrong its a quality knife and great for carrying around but its not a real good knife for fighting.

The blade on the dragonfly is TINY at only 1 7/8" and the MSRP on that model is $99

I would go with a slightly larger blade (3") in the spyderco line like the Delica, or check out the Kershaw Leek. Here are two "girly" options
It's a Spyderco Dragonfly...paid $50 new-in-box. I see your point (no pun intended) about getting a longer blade and now...

I have to buy...

one more knife.
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That is a classy little piece right there! Although, I am not stoked about the woodtick engraved on the pocket clip. I am not one for pink and girly, but occasionally I do appreciate the prettier things in life
I wanted a girly knife....something that didn't scream B-U-T-C-H.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:44   #11
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CRKT Bear Claw, Spyderco Civilian, Emerson La Griffe, HAK, Kershaw TDI, most anybody's push dagger (even cheapies if sharp) .....

when SD is the issue, get a dedicated design. It's only your life that's at stake.

and then get professional training. non-optional.
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Interesting thread, enough so that I'm breaking my resolution not to post in this sub-forum.

I didn't want to have to deploy a folding knife.--Patrice
I'm glad you posted here because I get to learn something.

The little dragonfly knife I got is for me to carry/wear in the waistband of my scrubs. I like the idea of having something sheathed and that doesn't fold...to keep in the car.
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and then get professional training. non-optional.
Agreed. Right now, I'm looking at self-defense with a knife from a purely anatomical standpoint. (For example, I know what to do with a scalpel.)
I need to get some training.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:20   #14
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those 'claw with a hole in it' knives are bluidy hard to get loose from quick enough. if you reach for somebody, they're hurtin.
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I would NOT recommend the kershaw leek in a defensive employment. Its a great knife and one of my 2 current EDC blades, but the modified wharncliffe style blade on this while having a very sharp tip, it is very, very weak. It is not reinforced at all. If you like the general look of the leek, check out a shallot(my other edc) its a bit bigger, and has more weight (not much) but it has a very slim profile perfect for carrying in the wastband. Also, being a frame lock, the chances of lock failure are much lower that a liner lock because your hand helps reinforce the lock.
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If you are looking for a fixed blade, i would look at cold steels spike series or a rat izula ( can even get it in pink :D) The deep belly on the izula makes it good for EDC tasks, and with a black paracord wrap for the handle, it would look pretty awesome, or vice versa, black blade and pink or a eggplant purple paracord. I am a guy and i am thinking about doing a black izula with the purple wrap :D

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Agreed. Right now, I'm looking at self-defense with a knife from a purely anatomical standpoint. (For example, I know what to do with a scalpel.)
I need to get some training.
I don't know anything about knives, but I do suggest you get some training. Aiming for the femoral will put a hurtin' on sombody, but it takes entire minutes to bleed out, during which they can still put a hurtin' on YOU. If the goal should be to neutralize the threat, then the femoral isn't going to do it very quickly.

PS. That knife sure is Purty though.

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Aiming for the femoral will put a hurtin' on sombody, but it takes entire minutes to bleed out, during which they can still put a hurtin' on YOU. If the goal should be to neutralize the threat, then the femoral isn't going to do it very quickly.

PS. That knife sure is Purty though.
My thought was that my attacker would be so freaked out by the blood loss they'd settle down. Realizing I can't foresee how an attacker will act I need to decide up front exactly how much damage I can/should inflict. (Again, I need training).

On a lighter (less serious note) I prefer the femoral artery route as I just don't want to hear all that "gurgling"
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On a lighter (less serious note) I prefer the femoral artery route as I just don't want to hear all that "gurgling"
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The deep belly on the izula makes it good for EDC tasks, and with a black paracord wrap for the handle, it would look pretty awesome, or vice versa, black blade and pink or a eggplant purple paracord. I am a guy and i am thinking about doing a black izula with the purple wrap :D

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Thanks for the link and info! This is getting to be a pricey little endeavor. I just ordered a black izula and for some reason, I'm feeling like Bear Grylls.
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if you reach for somebody, they're hurtin.
If somebody reaches for me, they're hurtin.
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I'd say definetly get some training. I'm not a big fan of pulling a knife for self defense, unless you're trained to retain it. Most likely you will be stabbed with your own knife if the attacker is bigger or stronger than you. I'd invest in some good pepper spray and carry that when you can't carry your gun.
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I wanted a girly knife....something that didn't scream B-U-T-C-H.
I have a pink streetbike jacket for that very reason

I'm taking suggestions for prettier knives from this thread as well. My current carry piece is a CRKT.

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t I need to decide up front exactly how much damage I can/should inflict. (Again, I need training)."
a "cheap" and yummy way to find out, is get a hunk of meat, hang it from somewhere, clean your knife, and then go at it. Its an eye opener on how much damage even a small knife can inflict. You can even add jean material or tshirts to it to test the cutting through clothing.(prolly not as sanitary) but after you are done, throw it on the grill or in the oven.

FYI, ham is a good analogue to human flesh
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I have a pink streetbike jacket for that very reason

I'm taking suggestions for prettier knives from this thread as well. My current carry piece is a CRKT.

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That m16 was an EDC blade that i used. I have it in the british racing green handle. The problem I had with it is the texturing on the pivot screw would eat my hand everytime i put it in my pocket. Also, it seemed to have centering problems. Its a great knife, but i moved onto a leek, then a shallot.
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Thanks for the link and info! This is getting to be a pricey little endeavor. I just ordered a black izula and for some reason, I'm feeling like Bear Grylls.
Did you buy it just now? Congrats!

Yeah, blades can be expensive, but they are beautiful to me :D especialy when you get into custom blades like this one

http://spartanbladesusa.com/cart/nyx...ndle-p-41.html

but, i ended up getting a g17 and all my money is going towards ammo :D
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