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Knives: Tools or Weapons?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by The Evangelist Cowboy, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. GEM

    GEM Moderator Staff Member

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    Both. The other day the repairman was working on some plumbing as well as the HVAC guy. Plumber needed a piece of insulation. HVAC guy had it. But he needed a knife to cut it. Neither had one. My Delica served. It also opens up recalcitrant bags of chips.I do have a dedicated rescue knife in the car.
     
  2. Lateck

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    All my knives are tools. Everything I edc are tools.
    All depends on the job.
     
  3. Space Ghost

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    I consider them TOOLS first. I do more general cutting than defending.

    Also note that "weapon" is a class of "tool". Yes, some knives are designed to serve primarily as weapons.

    This old Kershaw Echo is my daily carry that rides in a horizontal kydex sheath just to the right of my belt buckle. It's a cutting tool, that could, be pressed into service as a weapon. This is most knives... TOOL.

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    This Boker Applegate-Fairbairn stays on my warbelt, again, in a kydex sheath I had made. It's a dedicated weapon, that could be pressed into service as a cutting tool if need be. WEAPON. I also have the red rubber trainer.

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  4. GEM

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    I had that dagger for a bit and sold it as it was just a safe queen so to speak. Regret it a bit.
     
  5. JudgeHolden10

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    If I have to use my SAK Hiker in self-defense, I am pretty sure I am in a bad situation. :D My EDC knives are more tools than weapons, for sure.
     
  6. entropy

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    Indeed, the mind is the weapon, everything else is tools. MY EDC knife (Gerber 06 Fast) is used mostly for cutting boxes and packaging open; it hasn't been used defensively, and I hope it never has to. I'm sure it's up to the task.
    I too have been carrying my Leatherman more, Armored farmer.
     
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  7. scaatylobo

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    My knife is a TOOL, and that encompasses all the categorys you choose.

    My EDC blades are a larger lockblade [ example,ZT's and Benchmades ] and a smaller assisted opener like a BM Berrage mini,and a SAK.

    I use the "tool aspect" so many times a week that I could not count.

    I have used the 'tool' as a weapon on VERY few occasions.Primarily when I was younger ------------ much younger.

    But love the rules that Gibbs has on NCIS [ the show now stinks ] and number 9 is " ALWAYS HAVE A KNIFE ".
     
  8. theotherwaldo

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    Addendum: Two is one, one is none.

    Always.
     
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