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Knife for my wife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by qwert65, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. qwert65

    qwert65 Well-Known Member

    My wife is looking for a fixed blade knife for her "car broke down/bob". From her description it sounds like she would like a boning knife . She usually uses cheap knives and throws them away but now she wants a nice one. My question is do any of you all know of a good fixed blade, sturdy knife that she could use in an emergency that fits that profile? Would a high quality kitchen knife work? Can I get a sheath for a kitchen knife? Thanks in advance
  2. Mp7

    Mp7 Well-Known Member

    Mora Companion.

    Not much money. Great knife.
    Plastic sheath can be screwed or stuck somewhere.

    Wonderfull tool. Plus it comes with bright orange sheath
    and handle parts, so you find it quickly - and dont lose it.
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Because the thickness and heat treat and materials are different, based on the requirements a high quality kitchen knife wouldn't be recommended (and would be more expensive than needed).

    Having a knife is only part of the solution. Knowing what has to be done with it and how to use it is most of what is needed.

    I agree that a Mora is an inexpensive solution to start with and I would recommend her using it for all the choirs she currently uses a knife for to become familiar with it.

    That said, my wife kept using our old Spyderco kitchen knives for garden work and they're still withstanding the abuse she puts them through cutting roots and branches and grubbing in soft soil. The more abuse she heaps on them the more convinced I become that the stainless flexible serrated blades of those early Spydies make for great all around knives. http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=66
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  4. Outlaw Man

    Outlaw Man Well-Known Member

    When you say boning knife, are you referring to the profile or the thickness?

    That Mora looks like a decent knife, online, but I've never seen one in person.

    A friend got me one of those Kershaw Blade Trader knives as a gift several years ago. It hasn't seen much use, but it seems like a pretty durable knife for that price range. It's the first thing that came to my mind.
  5. j1

    j1 Well-Known Member

    A thinner blade goes in easier.
  6. mole

    mole Well-Known Member

    I velcroed a mora clipper inside the pocket of my wife's car door.
  7. qwert65

    qwert65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies, the mora as far as I know doesn't have a full tang which I don't like, I might try it since its cheap enough and she can decide.
  8. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Moras are the best $10 knife available domestically.

    If the intended purpose of the knife is cutting stuff buy a Mora.

  9. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    You can get a 4.5" blade Mil-Tac CS1 for a couple of hundred bucks (Kim Breed's review in this month's Blade Magazine was very enthusiastic) and it will stand up to pretty much anything.
  10. qwert65

    qwert65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all I will have her read this thread tomm morning for sure!
  11. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Mora are great.
  12. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Well-Known Member

    Becker BK16, with a Leatherman in the pouch. Those 2 together will take care of most of any need in a vehicle, or out of one.
  13. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    The BK15 would be more familiar to her, but the grips may need to be processed down to be comfortable.
  14. DNS

    DNS Well-Known Member

    The Kabar Besh BOGA knife was designed with women in mind (per the information anyhow). Neat sheath that allows pocket, kneck, ankle, and forearm carry. 440A so price is under $20.
  15. rayban

    rayban Well-Known Member

    I'm cleaning out stuff I don't use, here's one that fits the bill....PM me if you're interested.

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  16. Mainsail

    Mainsail Well-Known Member

    Again (since my last was deleted), look at the ESEE line- Izula II or the -3. If she ever needs to dig a hole with it and manages to break it, they'll replace it. It can also handle the more delicate tasks.


    Last edited: Oct 17, 2013
  17. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Good choice on the Izula. The BK 14 Eskabar from KaBar is a good choice along with the Becker Necker and the Johnson Biggyback. The KaBar Mk I is a good knife as well.
  18. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

  19. qwert65

    qwert65 Well-Known Member

    Well, she wants to try the mora and some ka-bar fishing knife she spotted on the website- I think we'll try the mora first thanks everyone :)
  20. CA Raider

    CA Raider Well-Known Member

    for a women interested in self defense i often tell them to get a knife with a good handle and a fairly short razor-sharp blade. i agree a narrower blade is better, but not so thin it is fragile. the handle should fit the womans hand really well. those ESEE blades above look good.

    the reasoning goes like this: if she's got a good grip on that handle, then the knife will not be easy to take away from her. if her opponent grabs her wrist and tries to grab that blade with his other hand - it's pretty hard to do. all she has to do is turn her knife hand at the wrist and twist the blade - the attacker will get cut very badly and could lose his fingers.

    a knife is a dangerous weapon for a woman (not in her favor) ... if the attacker can take it from her by force.
    but it's a highly effective weapon for her ... if she can retain control of it and slice him to pieces.

    CA R

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