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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:22 am

Rob72 wrote:I've carrired my CPs for years. Perfect niche blades.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H810B ... linch+pick

Depends on your budget, and slap-n-tickle style, but for being readily indexed from the draw, easily concealed, legal length anywhere you can carry a fixed blade, and easily modified if you want to texture the grip, it's a best buy.

I am going to have to try one of those Watson PDs...

that one you linked i was looking at a few days ago .. i wasnt to sure about the sheathe tho. how does that work for vertical vs horizontal carrying? also does it allow for IWB?
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Abraham » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:04 am

I think you mean "Tacti-dumb"...


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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Rob72 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:52 pm

Grundy1133 wrote: that one you linked i was looking at a few days ago .. i wasnt to sure about the sheathe tho. how does that work for vertical vs horizontal carrying? also does it allow for IWB?

It is optimized for centerline horizontal carry. Typically, it is set up for off-side draw. For a righty, that means it is just to the left of a beltbuckle, handle to the left. With a 1.5-1.75" belt, it will hang somewhat at an angle, pointing at the inguinal crease.

Left hand draw brings the blade out facing forward, edge up. Right hand draw presents RGEI.

The sheath is compatible with a small Tek-lok, probably the best way to mount for a vertical draw.

It is probably a good bit smaller than you think.

IWB is certainly possible, either with an RCS clip or loop strut, and a bit of modification, but it is challenging to see how this would be better carry, as it conceals completely with a standard fit t-shirt, untucked, horizontal or vertical.


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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Rob72 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:06 pm

The most ready-to-hand pics I found are from Phil Elmore's site:
http://themartialist.net/shivworks/

Good shots of the Tek-lok mount.

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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:38 pm

Rob72 wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote: that one you linked i was looking at a few days ago .. i wasnt to sure about the sheathe tho. how does that work for vertical vs horizontal carrying? also does it allow for IWB?

It is optimized for centerline horizontal carry. Typically, it is set up for off-side draw. For a righty, that means it is just to the left of a beltbuckle, handle to the left. With a 1.5-1.75" belt, it will hang somewhat at an angle, pointing at the inguinal crease.

Left hand draw brings the blade out facing forward, edge up. Right hand draw presents RGEI.

The sheath is compatible with a small Tek-lok, probably the best way to mount for a vertical draw.

It is probably a good bit smaller than you think.

IWB is certainly possible, either with an RCS clip or loop strut, and a bit of modification, but it is challenging to see how this would be better carry, as it conceals completely with a standard fit t-shirt, untucked, horizontal or vertical.

I've got a big belly so I imagine having it OWB i could still have it in deep deep concealment. lol
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby cmgee67 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Ka-bar TDI is excellant. Or the cold steel kobun. Several LEO’s use the TDI for a last ditch get off me or get your hand off my gun tool. Will sit right behind a mag pouch. NSR makes a great sheath for it.
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby AndyC » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:20 pm

anygunanywhere wrote:Horizontal sheath for full size Kabar. Either with or without fire starter.

Thinking about one of these for my Kabar.


https://hedgehogleatherworks.com/products/sheath-for-the-full-size-ka-bar-knife

That makes me want to run out and buy a Ka-Bar :)
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby RoyGBiv » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:53 am

I am not a lawyer. This is NOT legal advice.!
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby kayt00 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:02 pm

If you're still hunting an EDC fixed blade, a CRKT minimalist on my belt. The belt slide/loop is configurable however you'd like it and it fit's my 1 1/2 amish leather belt. Yes it's small, no the steel isn't the best but for what I'm assuming youre wanting to use it for, it'll do the job so you can get to your gun.

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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:41 am

kayt00 wrote:If you're still hunting an EDC fixed blade, a CRKT minimalist on my belt. The belt slide/loop is configurable however you'd like it and it fit's my 1 1/2 amish leather belt. Yes it's small, no the steel isn't the best but for what I'm assuming youre wanting to use it for, it'll do the job so you can get to your gun.

I finally settled on a SOG Instinct. its small and concealable and can be mounted 360 degrees. horizontal vertical diagonal. its a nice little knife. ive practiced drawing it with left and right hands it isnt too difficult to get to. once i can convince myself to spend the money on it, i wanna get a clinch pick.
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:59 am


That thing is overpriced by $69.00. I might pay 99¢ for it, to be used as tent stake or something like that.

It’s strictly for the guy who already has ONE OF THESE. :lol:
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:03 am

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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby txhighlander » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:00 pm


Isn’t that something you use on tv vampires? :biggrinjester:
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Pew Pew » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:04 pm

txhighlander wrote:

Isn’t that something you use on tv vampires? :biggrinjester:

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