You mentioned a Glock instead of a whistle, but as we know that's not practical for everyone.
I found this product and have given them to women friends attached to their car keys.
It's called the hideaway knife: http://www.hideawayknife.com/main.php
I've taken the liberty of attaching the pictures I took showing how to put it together and how it can be carried and used. I hope you find it interesting and perhaps useful.
No weapon at all or that 140 USD knife? Sure, give me the little blade.
But do not get caught on beautiful web page design and very smart marketing.
That knife is just a step above a lapel knife (google it up if you don’t know those) , better than nothing but you have 100 cheaper and what is even more important, BETTER options.
Greatest problem with that little knife? The blade to hand interface: The grip.
That grip my friends, SUCKS, and I invite anyone that doubts that to buy the dummy knife version, chalk it up, and fight with it for real. Once you brake a couple fingers you’ll understand what I mean.
You need a good solid grip, and fingers inside slots or holes is not a smart idea in terms of knife fighting.
For that same size you’re much better served with a push dagger.
Worst case scenario you stab someone with a push knife and he falls, twists away or falls on you, you lose the knife but you don’t brake your fingers.
It is a very small knife, with a lousy grip, the gun equivalent to a Derringer, but even in that department you have MUCH better alternatives.
Heck guys, get a Gerber Guardian knife if you want to go small. It’s not just Lara croft hype, it’s a hideout fighting knife designed by Bob Loveless of all people, and man, that’s a fine wicked blade, and cost less than 50 bucks vs. The 140 USD the gripless thing costs.
I think Cold Steel also has little push daggers and neck knives, they have that “Roach Belly” knife, which I’m sure I mentioned before and if I didn’t I’m highly recommending it now: Cheaper and just ideal belly slashing or stabbing knife with a GOOD grip. And its 12 Freaking dollars people!
$12 Roach Belly
Now compare it to Bill Moran’s Spyderco that costs … drums… U$D 120!!
Granted, the Cold Steel sheath probably sucks , but people, come on, that’s 10 times more for a VERY similar knife, both made of good steel and my bet would even go to the Roach Belly as a better stabber. It even has more stoppage in case of the hand sliding forward when stabbing than the Spyderco knife does.
So guys, watch how you spend your money, specially when you can get things that are better for much less money
Remember, get something with a functional grip, without it no knife is work a single buck.Munny said...
What do you consider a "fighting knife", as opposed to just a normal knife? I think a true fighting knife would be double edged, but those are a bit less practical and hard to come by.
Double edged daggers are clearly fighting knives but I think that you’re better served with a sturdier blade. The double edge dagger stabs better and you can slash with the other edge, but a single edged knife will usually be sturdier.
A good full size fighting knife would be a Kabar fighting knife for example. A good blade with a penetrating clip point, thick enough blade, a GOOD grip and a cross piece guarding your fingers and preventing your hand from going over the edge when stabbing forcefully.
That is my opinion regarding a good fighting blade. Most of the time it’s a slightly slimmer version of a typical bowie knife, or a straight knife with a clip point.