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what is your edc-self defensive spyderco?

Postby iyn » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:52 pm

what is your edc-self defensive spyderco? I changed from the endure to the stretch 2.

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Postby TomAiello » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:00 pm

My EDC for self defense isn't made by Spyderco. It's made by Glock. Except on days when I'm dressed lighty or formally--then it's made by Kahr.

I've spent some time studying blade based martial arts, and my major conclusion is that knife fighting is a brutal, nasty, bloody affair that I have no desire to ever participate in for real.

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Postby johnnygomer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:11 pm

TomAiello wrote:My EDC for self defense isn't made by Spyderco. It's made by Glock. Except on days when I'm dressed lighty or formally--then it's made by Kahr.

I've spent some time studying blade based martial arts, and my major conclusion is that knife fighting is a brutal, nasty, bloody affair that I have no desire to ever participate in for real.
My EDC for self-defence is not a Spyderco either. Generally, either Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum or Springlield .40 XDS.

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Postby Yoko von der Rasierklinge » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:25 pm

I recently switched to the fixed blade Lum tanto as my EDC blade for self defense.
While I EDC a SIG P238 in addition to my Lum, I have the fixed blade as an option for self defense against unarmed assaults (usually by thugs in groups where power is felt in numbers). The firearm comes into play if they too are armed with a knife or gun and intent on harming me or those I love and care about.

I agree with Tom that knife fighting creates a viciously disturbed affair of maiming & blood loss, which is why I would never defend myself against a knife wielding assailant with my fixed blade if I had my gun as an option.

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Postby JudasD » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:27 pm

TomAiello wrote:My EDC for self defense isn't made by Spyderco. It's made by Glock. Except on days when I'm dressed lighty or formally--then it's made by Kahr.

I've spent some time studying blade based martial arts, and my major conclusion is that knife fighting is a brutal, nasty, bloody affair that I have no desire to ever participate in for real.
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Postby Gunslinger » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:45 pm

I carry my Yojimbo 2 as a utility/self defense knife. But my primary self defense is either my Glock 23 or in the summer my Ruger LCP.
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Postby sir_mike » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:23 pm

I dont carry a knife for self defense but to use as a tool. I would use it for defense against a dog attacking or something like that but not intended for self defense against another person. :)

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Postby smcfalls13 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:44 pm

A sturdy pair of shoes and a good knowledge of where I am. I have no desire to end up in court justifying my actions if I could have avoided the situation. Worst case scenario and I can't avoid it, whatever happens to be at hand. Good luck charging me with intent what there's more tape residue than dna.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:08 am

Some folks can't carry a gun legally...

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Postby peacefuljeffrey » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:18 am

TomAiello wrote:My EDC for self defense isn't made by Spyderco. It's made by Glock. Except on days when I'm dressed lighty or formally--then it's made by Kahr.

I've spent some time studying blade based martial arts, and my major conclusion is that knife fighting is a brutal, nasty, bloody affair that I have no desire to ever participate in for real.
Amen.
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Postby iyn » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:02 am

I can't carry in my area and after some injuries I can't run.

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Postby Peter1960 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:01 am

No need in more than fifty years of lifetime for self-defense if you life in a peaceful country. Therefore I don't carry a knife or something else for that purpose ... maybe I have to change my mind, if I visit the US.
Is it really so dangerous to life in the states? First time I ask this, as over the years beeing a forum member I often see threads like this.
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Postby Yoko von der Rasierklinge » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:08 am

I find comparisons of other countries with the US are difficult to make since few are as big in size. You will also typically find a more homogenous culture in a peaceful country. The diversity and melting pot of clashing cultures and ideas spanning across the North American continent creates a dangerous environment indeed. It is also worth noting that the US has some of the highest incarceration rates compared to any other nation.

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Postby akaAK » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:12 am

In Canada you are not permitted to carry a weapon (knife, gun, stick, etc.) for self defense. Knives are just tools for me.

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Postby NAKK77 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:18 am

spyderco endura 4 ffg is always a SD backup for me.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:19 am

akaAK wrote:In Canada you are not permitted to carry a weapon (knife, gun, stick, etc.) for self defense. Knives are just tools for me.
What about hands? :p

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Postby senorsquare » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:20 am

I am of the opinion that if you don't know how to fight with a knife then using a blade in a self-defense scenario is a good way to get yourself stabbed with your own weapon.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:30 am

senorsquare wrote:I am of the opinion that if you don't know how to fight with a knife then using a blade in a self-defense scenario is a good way to get yourself stabbed with your own weapon.
Getting stabbed with your own knife is certainly a possibility but which would you say is a more dangerous opponent? An untrained and unarmed man or an untrained man armed with a knife?

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Postby noseoil » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:32 am

P2000sk in 40 S&W. In Arizona a concealed carry is your right. I have a permit & have studied what it means to carry a concealed weapon, but it isn't necessary. I have never had to defend myself, but we are too close to Mexico, drug smuggling, illegal immigrants with multiple felony convictions, gangs and car thefts to assume I will never need a weapon. Molon Labe.

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Postby kbuzbee » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:56 am

I don't carry a knife for SD, it's a tool.

Honestly, I don't generally find myself out in situations where it's an issue.

That said, I understand bad things can happen anywhere and I would use whatever I had available in such a situation.

I get the value of planning, training etc and if my lifestyle were different I might pursue those activities. But it isn't and I don't.

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