prndltech wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:50 pm
wow. Is that post meant to be serious?
More deaths are associated with stabbings from gas station knives or cheap blade than anything else. Definitely not any high end knives or cold steel folders. Hell, a modern $50 folder is better than what most murders are committed with. How often are you having to stab rabid animals with the folder in your pocket?
In 2019, I was walking my dachshund into a pet store. Some guy had left his dog-aggressive pit bull in the back of a pickup truck which had a cap with only screens in the windows. As soon as the pit bull saw my dog it became enraged, and before I could get all the way into the store it tore its way out and charged at my dog from about 50 feet away. My dog spun me around on her leash to get away from the pit bull, and before I knew what happened I found myself on the ground, with my dog's leash in one hand and my PM2 in the other. My wife restrained the pit bull a fraction of a second before I would've had to stab it to save my dog's life. Thankfully it wasn't human-aggressive, or I may have had to save my wife's life instead.
Knife defense is a very real thing, and a proper application of defensive techniques should integrate gun, knife, empty hand, and an ability to use improvised weapons as necessitated by the circumstances. As a defender, you typically don't get to determine the nature of a fight. With a leash in one hand, laying on the ground in a parking lot full of people, drawing my firearm and successfully discharging it at a small fast target in close proximity to both my wife and my dog would've been extremely risky.
Cold Steel markets many of their products for combative use. The Mayhem is an ideal example of one of their products which clearly presents itself as a fighting knife by its size, handle shape and aggressive appearance, but doesn't live up to that presentation with a design that's particularly optimized for knife defense when applied using modern techniques.