In my previous post I promoted 3 keys for a carry knife, specifically a neck knife:
1) It should be a fixed blade knife, not a folder
2) It should be carried openly, not concealed under clothing.
2) It should be accessible or capable of being quickly grasped and wielded with either hand.
If we begin by assuming a neck knife, then weight becomes an issue. You can carry a large, heavy blade at the hip in a holster supported by a belt or even just the waist of your pants. But if you have a knife hanging from your neck, then weight becomes an issue, especially because we’re not talking about gearing up for battle right now, but daily carry in the unlikely event of a confrontation.
I should add that part of my philosophy is that the knife doesn’t have to be a huge Rambo-like knife with a saw edge and a skull on the pommel. I want a knife that is low key for daily carry.
It also doesn’t take much of a knife to cut someone very seriously, and for that reason even a small knife is a deterrent to someone who wants to assault me or try something foolish like grappling. I also view the knife as a backup and companion to the ASP P12 that I carry. If I carried a gun I would still wear a neck knife, which is not my sole or primary weapon, but a layer in a series of tools and defenses.
I own this knife. It’s small, light, and low profile. The handle is straight, and the grip is sure. In fact, I’m wearing this as I type.
Can you see the problem? You can draw this knife with one hand, but the other hand just won’t work. Furthermore, you have to thread two fingers through finger holes, which is the last thing you want when you need the knife NOW.
Same as above –this will feel great when drawn with one hand, but will be nearly impossible to draw with the other. Once again, you have to thread a finger through a hole, which is difficult to do when you’re getting punched in the face.
I want this knife. Notice the straight handle, the symmetry, which makes it suitable for either hand. The reviews of this are good, and it’s very light.
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