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Need some insight on a full tanged fixed blade for Concealed Carry.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by chrisnoel27, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob Member

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    My favorite source for Moras is Ragweed Forge. Best selection I know of. Ragnar is great to deal with, and his prices are fair.

    The Mora Robust is probably the toughest of the bargain-priced bunch, right up there in strength with the more expensive Bushcraft.

    I took two (Mora) Eriksson #546-G knives for Christmas vacation in Florida. I cut the belt loops off the sheaths to make them suitable for pocket carry. One wound up in the kitchen, as the sharpest knife in the house, while the other was my EDC pocket knife. Great little knives.

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    Dirty Bob
     
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  2. conw

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    Fred, are you EDCing a fixed blade now?
     
  3. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    No - still in NC most of the time, where that is frowned on. Close as I can get is a Kershaw Needs Work.

    But I'm still looking... :D

    Did you hear that Ban Tang has been authorized to make Southnarc's designs now?
     
  4. jeepnik

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    Interestingly, in another thread about a lost knife found, I suggested a small fixed blade as an alternative. Lately, I've been carrying this quite a lot. And, the green handle seems to worry the sheep less that the usual black ones one sees. Go figure
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  5. Deltaboy1984

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    This will do the job.
     
  6. conw

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    Fred - yes, and I can't think of a better person to do that work. I haven't seen any new custom BT Shivworks knives yet, but I bet they'll be nice since materials are totally up to the purchaser.
     
  7. JimStC

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    I carry a 4.25" length blade fixed blade. OAL is 8.25". I have no problem carrying this size fixed blade. Also carry another which is an inch shorter. I alternate between the two because I can't determine which one I like the best.
    My carry method is left pocket, thin kydex sheath, point up. Right pocket has my folder which gets used far more often. Nonetheless, once you become accustomed to an 8.5" knife in your pocket it really is an effective EDC tool if your thinking is self defense back up.

    Jim
     
  8. NG VI

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    I just got a copy of the knife in post 24, it is excellent. The sheath did feel too tight at first, but I drew and replaced it a few dozen times maybe and things started to get right. Also it was more sensitive to the exact draw angle early on, though that isn't as severe anymore.
     
  9. NG VI

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    JimSTC do you grab the sheath with your left hand and pull the knife out of your pocket, then grip the handle and remove the knife?
     
  10. rcmodel

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    Who among us would have two hands available to grip the sheath in one hand & the knife in another at the beginning of a knife fight I might ask??

    If you can't get too it with one hand, it isn't a suitable SD knife atall!

    rc
     
  11. JimStC

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    NG and RC,
    The left pocket knife is for back up. The draw is with the left hand which presents the handle to the right hand. Again, the kydex sheath is point up. If I am unable to draw the knife from the sheath, I have a striking tool in my left hand. This is for a situation in which my right hand is unable to immediately draw my folder which I can open quickly with one hand. Works for me.
    As I have mentioned in other threads I am approaching my sixth month in Escrima training. This does give me an advantage against an untrained attacker insofar of getting free from a grappling situation if a fight commences with hand to hand fighting and I feel the need to escalate to deadly force.

    Jim
     
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