Carry a Knife for Personal Defense; When will you Use it?

Paul_1SG

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I would find it interesting to hear from those that carry a knife for personal defense, when they would use it. And more importantly, how. Any training? How much training and what kind of knife would you elect to use?
I carry a CRKT Kit Carson M16-13SF. This is my 2nd one. I lost the first one that I routinely deployed with. I wrote CRKT and explained the connection to the knife. They send me a new one free of charge. I chose it because it has guards to prevent the hand from slipping onto the blade. The blade also has a double lock which prevents premature folding on itself. Training was done with rubber knifes purchased by myself for the entire Army Company. We used the sawdust pits for hand to hand/knife. We took the mindset that we fight to the death. Without bullets, we still had fight in us. I used defensive knife fighting books for the basics. Lastly, I carried a another knife strapped to my calf under my uniform. I used a flat dive knife to prevent rusting from skin contact in the hot as hell Middle East. Now I carry my CRKT where guns are not allowed. It and a flashlight goes in my checked baggage why I fly.
 

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I carry a CRKT Kit Carson M16-13SF. This is my 2nd one. I lost the first one that I routinely deployed with. I wrote CRKT and explained the connection to the knife. They send me a new one free of charge. I chose it because it has guards to prevent the hand from slipping onto the blade. The blade also has a double lock which prevents premature folding on itself. Training was done with rubber knifes purchased by myself for the entire Army Company. We used the sawdust pits for hand to hand/knife. We took the mindset that we fight to the death. Without bullets, we still had fight in us. I used defensive knife fighting books for the basics. Lastly, I carried a another knife strapped to my calf under my uniform. I used a flat dive knife to prevent rusting from skin contact in the hot as hell Middle East. Now I carry my CRKT where guns are not allowed. It and a flashlight goes in my checked baggage why I fly.
I have a small CRKT that I usually had with me. Have now gravitated to a small Karambit (Bastinelli) and an interesting Karambit by Fox that's a little bigger than a silver dollar. Attended a weekend seminar with Burton Richardson, which I'm sure you would have enjoyed, given your background. A full house with some from several hundred miles away. Most with Instructor rank in Kali, JKD and similar arts. It's not often that Guru Richardson comes in from Hawaii, so a big crowd.
 

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I have a small CRKT that I usually had with me. Have now gravitated to a small Karambit (Bastinelli) and an interesting Karambit by Fox that's a little bigger than a silver dollar. Attended a weekend seminar with Burton Richardson, which I'm sure you would have enjoyed, given your background. A full house with some from several hundred miles away. Most with Instructor rank in Kali, JKD and similar arts. It's not often that Guru Richardson comes in from Hawaii, so a big crowd.
That sounds like an interesting and awesome learning experience. I used War Blade training by Sammy Franco. I don’t remember the background but I remember it was down and dirty.
 

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I never go anywhere without a knife . If it's ever needed for defense , things have gone horribly wrong . I'm a big believer in awareness of surroundings at all times , good self defense skills , and a dependable firearm .
 

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