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Car knife suggestion

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by EMT40SW, Jun 17, 2013.

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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Consisder where the knife has to be mounted in a car and all of the intervening levers, wheels, straps, consoles, etc. that it might hang up on and a large knife becomes less practical because of the mechanics and obsticals of the draw and deployement.

    If you don't have a practice knife of the size of the desired knife, take a flat foot long ruler (that's likely to give you between 6 and 7 inches of "blade") and tape it with blue tape anywhere you might consider. Strap yourself in the driver's seat. Roll all the windows down. Turn the radio/stereo up to 11. Jump out of the car and run around it 3 times to get your pulse racing and then race to get back into the seat, slam the door, and strapped in to "draw" the knife. The idea is to simulate the stress and surprise of needing the knife "right now". The longer the blade the more to hang up on all the "clutter" in a car.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Something small to medium, easy to grip, pointed, but not thinly, reasonably strong. I am for no serrations of any kind in case you need to remove it quickly for another strike. But try not to get surprised when strapped into your car seat.

    I have one of these. I use it for the occasional steak at work.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/43...inless-steel-blade-polypropylene-handle-black

    This one interests me.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/31...black-stainless-steel-blade-black-g-10-handle

    I am certainly no expert on knives though. :)
     
  3. saltydog452

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    In the 'Granny Van'.

    A Kershaw Black Blur that has a small disposasble keychain light attached hangs out of my no-longer-needed cigarette ash tray. (Yippee! 5 years now)

    There is an outragiously expensive Dollar General box cutter in the cell 'phone cup. The cost was 10.00 per dozen. It kinda cool for opening DVDs and removing the occasional splinter. It rides in the cup next to the Dora and Batman BandAids.

    salty
     
  4. the count

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    How about paying only $25 and getting a REAL knife......?!

    Cold Steel GI Tanto...

    Defense: Check
    Whack your way out of a wreck: Check
    Cut your sub in half: Check

    Even comes with a decent sheath. What more can you ask for?

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  5. hso

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    7" blade bad idea for all the aforementioned reasons.
     
  6. Sam Cade

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    I'm changing my vote.

    Given that the primary purpose of the knife is martial, and it is to be wielded in close quarters with no room for a proper swing, the only reasonable choice is the Imacasa 975D14 "Burriquito".

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    Of equal importance is mode of carriage.

    My first choice would of course be attaching the blade to the headliner of the vehicle with an array of neodymium magnets.

    If the OP is willing to sacrifice some small measure of personal safety for speed of deployment I would suggest the following alternative method.
    It has the advantage of working well on motorcycles, convertibles and other open-topped conveyances.

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  7. hso

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    Nice shirt!

    BTW, wouldn't the constant drooling be a problem (or is that why the shirt?!)?
     
  8. Sam Cade

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    Herzlichen Dank.

    Much to my wife's chagrin, I have a closet full of them.



    Not as much as you would think. Even so, it is advisable to drive fast enough so that the slipstream dries the saliva faster than it is secreted.

    Keep the blade well oiled to prevent corrosion of course.
     
  9. kBob

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    For a while I had a F-S knife on the left of the driver's seat so as to be available to the left hand for a simple stab with my left into the passenger's seat area. Practiced with a dowel and against a buddy. Sorry small blade and slash guys....I think having five or six inches of double edged razor sharp good ness inserted some where between the top of your hip and your arm pit on the left side and jerked around is going to pretty much stop aggressive action.

    The knife was in a car that way when it was stolen ( an original BTW) the only good thing about the theft was that who ever stole it cut the belt hanger off the sheath with it......and apparently cut themselves pretty badly based on the blood next to where the hanger fell. Local Sheriff's department and I were very surpised there were no ER reports that evening/morning for such a wound.

    -kBob
     
  10. Deltaboy

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    Mora all the way.
     
  11. Fred Fuller

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    Take a look at the Boker Mosier Trigonaut - http://www.amazon.com/Böker-02BO280-Boker-Trigonaut-Knife/dp/B0037EZ0TC ($58 and change)

    Short enough to use in confined spaces, but long enough to do the work, works acceptably in both forward and reverse grips, a stout enough blade of good enough steel (Sandvik 12C27) to abuse some if necessary, stabby and slashy as needed, and a decent production copy of a good custom design (though I wish it were flat ground instead of hollow ground).

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    Perfection for what you describe IMHO would be a Ban Tang- made copy of SouthNarc's Disciple, but that's more than twice your budget....
     
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    Thread Post of the day!
    good to see a fellow pirate! Aarrrgghhh!!!!

    Thanks for a good laugh!

    back to blades: I think anything slim, pointy and has at least one edge that's around 4 inches long would do you.
    Something like a Cold Steel Spike maybe?
    http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Wrapped-Handle-Secure-Ex/dp/B000BSWE8C
     
  13. rondog

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    Hmmm, I'd never really thought about keeping a knife in my truck to repel boarders, that's why I usually have a pistol of some sort wedged between the front seats right next to my leg. This may bear some research.
     
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    On the inside of my driver’s seat, just where my right hand naturally falls if I drop it from the steering wheel, is what appears to be some sort of seat back adjustment handle. No mechanic or passenger has ever even noticed or commented on it.
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    In fact it's a CRKT Bear Claw-sharp tip plain edge- equally useful for cutting the seat belt that anchors just next to it, or purely defensive use in tight quarters. Fortunately I have never had to use it for either purpose, but it’s a comfort to know it is there.
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    The standard sheath is fastened to a U-shaped Kydex backing plate that slips up under the edge of the shift console cover.
     
  15. saltydog452

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    The between the teeth carry worked when Johnny Weismiller was diving into the river. Luckily, he never seemed to get confused as to which way the edge of the blade was facing.

    Tarzan survied, as did Jane, the crock-a-gator didn't. Jane was a drop dead Fox.

    Giving credit where credit is due, 'Jane', Fay Wray, and National Geographic gave this pre adolescent a brief glimpse as to the the bumps and curves of wimmin.

    Given the stds of the Motion Picture Board, its surprising that those films were released w/o lots of editing.

    Slight thread drift. My bad. The blade between the teeth got me thinking of Tarzan in that time period.

    salty
     
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    go down to walmart and pick up the winchester bowie knife. that thing would SUUUUUCCCKKKK to get smacked with, and with a decent sharpener would be a great buy at 20 bucks. strong as tarnation, my friend bought one for the exact same reason. tucks the sheath down between his seat and the center console. Not saying its as good as a lot of other weapons quality-wise, but its pretty good for 20 bucks!

    check local laws obviously.
     
  17. 22-rimfire

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    I would choose the Mora Companion even though I am not particularly a Mora lover. It should work pretty well and if you change your mind, you only spent about $15-$20.
     
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    I'd look at something like a Cold Steel Peacemaker, Counter-tac, or Tanto Lite, or one of the Spike series.

    I know some people don't like CS, but they make great budget knives in my experience.
     
  20. Col4570

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    Here in the Uk if caught with a knife in your car you need to explain it is part of your tool kit.If you say it is for personal protection the handcuffs would be on you rapido.Slowly the lawmakers are realising that there are some nasty people out there but self protection weapons cannot be outside the home.
     
  21. Speedo66

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    A knife fastened in your car would be tough to prove you just happened to have it if police get involved.

    Probably a better legal weapon would be something like a 3 or 4 battery Mag-Light in your door pocket. Makes a great club, and doesn't come across as a per se weapon.

    "But officer, it's just a flash light". :rolleyes:
     
  22. blindhari

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    For the price point and use intended go to Ragnars Forge and buy 3 Mora #748. Short enough for close work, light enough to carry, strong enough to use daily. This modern Pukko form blade is over 5" long with I would guess about a 4"+ handle. It works out to about the size and weight of the Gerber MK1 I carried back in the late 60s. All the defensive/offensive knife I ever needed.

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  23. Life During Wartime

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    I have a CRKT Stiff K.I.S.S. with a Tanto point. The sheath it come with has holes in it for securing to things that I suppose you could use to bolt down with. I got it from Big 5 for around 35 dollars. It technically is discontinued but BIG 5 tends to keep discontinued products for a number of years. They still have them when I went last around a month ago. Might be worth checking into.

    Exactly where in the vehicle is this going? Under/Above the dash or on the back of a seat?

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    Here is a picture of the knife (its the one on the top). You can see the holes in the sheath.

    For any curious, the bottom knife is a Buck Hartsook Ultralite. I would not recommend it for your intended purposes, but in specific roles it is great.
     

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