Civilian/Matriarch

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Re: Civilian/Matriarch

Postby Snacktime » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:33 pm

My Matriarch is now daily carry, my wife took it. She wanted something aggressive due to an incident this last weekend.

Realistically hawksbill shape really cuts well just the fragile tip is the issue. Great for cutting one handed. Frn provides great traction. For a last ditch option I bought in. As you pull it cuts, great for erratic flailing.

For a woman, who would most likely be a forced or approached(by a drunk at work). I think a Matriarch to the balls is game changer.

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Re: Civilian/Matriarch

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:37 pm

It's definitely a very intimidating knife. I'm known as the knife guy at work, and even some of my co-workers are weirded out by the Matriarch haha. Everyone thinks it's cool for sure as it is, but most are afraid to even handle it.

When my wife surprised me with it as an early Christmas gift, I was shocked by it and not nearly as fidgety with it as I am with any other new knife. It definitely has its place. I find myself carrying it more often these days when I have to go to the store or somewhere on the weekends. Not that I would EVER want to have to use it...but these days, you never know who you can run into. How desperate or hard up someone may be.
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Re: Civilian/Matriarch

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:04 pm

Sal, would I be correct in assuming the Matriarch is MBC-rated?
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Re: Civilian/Matriarch

Postby sal » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:53 pm

Hi Curley,

No, But it's plenty strong for it's function.

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Re: Civilian/Matriarch

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:49 pm

Thanks, Sal! I did some searching and found Mike Janich's post from quite a while back. I reckon it might sway a few folks on the fence today too.
Michael Janich wrote:
Thu May 17, 2012 10:14 am
When it comes to lock strength, hawkbills--to include the Matriarch2 and Civilian--are actually more forgiving than straight-bladed knives since they do not typically allow thrusting in the traditional sense. Even if you do penetrate point first, the pressure tends to be directed toward keeping the blade open and does not challenge the lock like a traditonal thrust with a straight blade.

Cutting with hawkbills is more efficient because the power of the cut is transferred all the way to the point. Again, the pressure of this action is biased toward keeping the blade open and does not stress the lock as much.

With all that said, I still prefer Enduras because they have matching trainers. And, speaking from years of experience with Enduras and thousands of hours of training with Endura trainers, they are extremely reliable.

I hope this helps.

Stay safe,

Mike
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, Ouroboros, 4V Shaman, Watu
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Sheepsfoot Caribbean
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Re: Civilian/Matriarch

Postby Halfneck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:05 pm

Wedding anniversary is this Sunday so I told my wife what I wanted. A Matriarch 2 with the black blade & hardware is on it's way.


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