For support hand use, which you probably don't practice as much, I would go Matriarch. I would practice drawing, waving, and one big vertical slash, usually applied to your assailant's tricep. Under what context would you draw the support side knife instead of your firearm or usual knife? Right hand tied up (either retaining pistol or disabled) is the number one. In that situation, the Matriarch would work well to allow you to regain control of your primary side and weapon. However, either would work well. Your skills and actions will be far more important than either of these fine, capable knives.Goomba wrote:Hey gang,
I am looking for a defensive blade to carry on my weak side as a backup to my EDC firearm.
I decided I wanted to try the Emerson Wave that Spyderco offers.
Which one of these should I go for? Note: I already carry a daily utility blade, this would be a purely self-defense oriented blade.
Or should I just get a fixed blade like a TDI?
Thanks for the input everyone!
Eh, some people are less comfortable with today's society than others. I don't mind if he carries 14 rifles with him as long as he's competent and mentally stable, it's him having to put up with the weight.mrphotoman wrote:I suspect the OP is a teenager that watches too many action movies lol or is unable to protect himself/herself with his/her hands.
If you live somewhere that you need to carry a gun and 2 knives to protect yourself then it is time to move.
I own many knives and guns but I do not carry any of them for self defense because it is not needed.
It's generally fairly difficult to get a CCW permit as a teenager - just sayin Like you, I also find the OP's self defense "needs" to be a bit extreme, perhaps even a touch mall ninja, but there's no need to accuse him of being a know-nothing teenager.mrphotoman wrote:I suspect the OP is a teenager that watches too many action movies
He never mentioned having a permit...CarbonFiberNut wrote:It's generally fairly difficult to get a CCW permit as a teenager - just sayin Like you, I also find the OP's self defense "needs" to be a bit extreme, perhaps even a touch mall ninja, but there's no need to accuse him of being a know-nothing teenager.
Now if you wanna argue how much he knows as an adult, I'm all for that
Why exactly would you be stabbing for self defense?armstrong1720 wrote:What i dont like about the matriarch is you cant stab like you can the endura