Selecting a Fighting Knife


Here are some pointers on selecting and using a fighting knife.

  • Understand the role of the knife and where it fits into what you carry daily.
    English: Photo of Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

    English: Photo of Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    • In a CCW-friendly environment, the knife serves as a backup to your CCW gun.
    • In a non-permissive environment (anti-gun city or state), the knife is likely to be your primary lethal force weapon. Obey all local laws and don’t be stupid about things.
  • Get a quality brand knife.
  • Make sure that your method of deployment is fast under stress and repeatable on command.
  • Avoid serrated knives since they tend to get caught on stuff when cutting.
  • Avoid clipping the blade onto the middle crease down the leg of your pants.
    • It is very much like carrying a pistol openly, everyone can see it if they know what to look for.

Understand the proper deployment method for the knife

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