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LEO fighting knives?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by ohihunter2014, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. lemaymiami

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    That old German folder that I carried on the street fit perfectly into one of the two magazine pouch unit that was part of my uniform gear. Since the double mag pouch was right in front it was easily accessible from either hand. l did have to give up that second magazine - but with mags that carry 13 rounds I never felt the loss of one of them. Since the folder was completely concealed inside the mag pouch it was never obvious to anyone I was dealing with....

    In the years since I retired out of police work, and came back to fishing for a living working as a skiff guide, I came to really dislike the clips on folders meant to keep them handy. I run my skiff mostly seated (and clock an average of 60 to 70 miles a day round trip into the saltwater Everglades...) I've lost several quality blades that simply rode up our of my pocket where they were clipped as we ran along... I learned the hard way never to trust any clip to keep a folder in place... This time of year I almost live on that skiff, going day after day working charters and I really need that folder to keep me out of trouble handling lines and nets when a sudden tangle might end up with me getting dragged over the side....
     
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  2. dvcrsn

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    several years ago when people were open carrying in California as a protest--quite a few people were talking about and as many claimed to want to call LEOs when seeing a holstered firearm not carried by someone not in uniform even if all they were doing was drinking coffee or a soda at a restaurant
     
  3. shafter

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    I've never wanted one. If I'm rolling around on the ground with a bad guy I don't want him reaching for any type of curved weapon in close proximity to my sensitive parts. Especially something with only friction retention.
     
  4. herrwalther

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    These knives were designed to be mounted on the back side of a duty or ccw belt, behind something a LEO would normally carry. So it would be rather hard to see in that situation. Also the TDI Hinderer knives use retention locks on the sheaths. So both your points are moot.
     
  5. Browning

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  6. shafter

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    I've only seen guys mount them on the front of a duty belt with no retention lock.

    So, a quick youtube search now has me interested in getting one. The retention lock is a game changer.
     
  7. KenW.

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    The knife clicks into the sheath when fully inserted... sort of like a detent. Mine rides behind my radio and isn’t really noticeable. The intent is to have a lethal weapon available for your off-side hand when your strong hand is trapping the aggressor’s during an attempted gun grab. Mine gets more use cutting zip ties that hold yard sale signs to power poles in violation of city ordinance.
     
  8. shafter

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    Those are the ones I've seen. I've always liked the idea of having a backup weapon handy, but I've never been comfortable with having the handle of a knife right where someone can see it and grab it easily if I'm rolling around on the ground with them. I like the knife itself, but I wouldn't carry one unless it had an actual lock instead of one that can be pulled straight out.
     
  9. KenW.

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    The idea is to use it prior to going to the ground. It’s like safeties on pistols. Some won’t have one and some demand it.
     
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