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Old 11-05-2012, 07:10 AM   #151 (permalink)
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I feel lucky to live in a country where not even the police carry firearms. Knife for self-defense? Never thought about it.

Very different cultures, indeed.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:16 AM   #152 (permalink)
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I feel lucky to live in a country where not even the police carry firearms. Knife for self-defense? Never thought about it.

Very different cultures, indeed.

You are fortunate, indeed.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #153 (permalink)
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My god, what a country you live in that this is even a discussion point.

So so sad
@ Rose-- It seems that from time to time you find it necessary to sneer at the United States and our culture; quite often out of context. Thus, I find the tone of your post highly objectionable! While I don't agree with the BS, macho posturing of those posters who seriously advocate carrying a knife as a WEAPON; of all the many posts in this thread, these are a distinct minority. Even so, they are entitled to their position. The majority of the posts deal with the aspect of carrying one as a TOOL. Knives are generally poor weapons at any rate; that's why they invented guns. If the discussion point itself disagrees with you, why did you post?

Originally quoted by Hap: Rose, this thread is just an escape vent for the real cause of concern in America. It is not personal safety, crime, fear of attack by muggers that makes us want to have clubs, knives, guns handy at all times. No, it is something no one can admit to or even dares openly to complain about.

@Hap-- There is a reason that we have the Second Amendment, and it's not about any of the reasons listed above. And no, I can't openly comment about "the real cause of concern" without violating the AUP. However I can say that Election Day is tomorrow, the polls are within walking distance, and I will be there. I feel truly fortunate that I live in a nation where I'm considered a citizen and not a subject. ................James.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:54 AM   #154 (permalink)
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@ Rose-- It seems that from time to time you find it necessary to sneer at the United States and our culture; quite often out of context. Thus, I find the tone of your post highly objectionable! While I don't agree with the BS, macho posturing of those posters who seriously advocate carrying a knife as a WEAPON; of all the many posts in this thread, these are a distinct minority. Even so, they are entitled to their position. The majority of the posts deal with the aspect of carrying one as a TOOL. Knives are generally poor weapons at any rate; that's why they invented guns. If the discussion point itself disagrees with you, why did you post?

Originally quoted by Hap: Rose, this thread is just an escape vent for the real cause of concern in America. It is not personal safety, crime, fear of attack by muggers that makes us want to have clubs, knives, guns handy at all times. No, it is something no one can admit to or even dares openly to complain about.

@Hap-- There is a reason that we have the Second Amendment, and it's not about any of the reasons listed above. And no, I can't openly comment about "the real cause of concern" without violating the AUP. However I can say that Election Day is tomorrow, the polls are within walking distance, and I will be there. I feel truly fortunate that I live in a nation where I'm considered a citizen and not a subject. ................James.

I in fact find your tone objectionable, how dare you. I expressed how I felt that is all. My posting certainly did not warrant your reply.

Citizen and not subject..........I'm laughing so hard, I hope Spank is around to answer that
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I'd guess knife carry in the States is 99% seen as a practical tool, not as a weapon. When you need something sharp, a pocket knife comes in handy.

As stated by others, a knife isn't the best tool for self defense. For most folks, neither is a gun, a Taser, etc. The better tool would be something more along the lines of a weasel, Smart-Skunk, or Kevlar-wrapped Tactical Stealth Badger.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #157 (permalink)
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Ah yes - Concealed Carry. I had not thought of that.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:15 PM   #158 (permalink)
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leaving all the political crap behind (i had enough with elections)

i find carrying a collapsible baton a great option because :

a. non lethal
b.has long reach
c. if turned against me (reference a) and with the armor in my gear won't be as effective in inflicting pain.

don't feel comfortable carrying a loaded gun on a motorcycle and knifes are more tools than anything else however i usually carry a folding knife but would only use it as a last resort.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #159 (permalink)
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This isn't about starting a "knife fight". It's about defending yourself if attacked, therefore any weapon is better than no weapon. First, just like the old Cavalry troops, dismount. If you can run away successfully, "RUN". Being 66 and slower than most street types, I can't. Being bad with a knife still better than being dead. True, you may fight and die anyway, there is pride involved. For me an assisted folder 6 inches open is fine and can still be used to open packages at Christmas.

As for which country is safer, I believe Norway is where more 70 people were killed by one man...just maybe someone with a knife could have reduced the amount while he was reloading.

As a repeat visitor to the UK, I can tell you many areas of London, like Brixton, where a knife would be comforting as well as the Merseyside in Liverpool. I seem to remember that these gentile folks had the Royals trapped in their Limo not too long ago.

Just saying........
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