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Friday, February 01, 2013

Your favorite Tactical/Fighting blades?

Hey, I was wondering what kind of tactical folding or fighting knife ya'll are carrying. Comment on the brand and model, blade length, serrated or straight edge, that kind of shit. Are you carrying them strictly for fighting or are using them as utility knives also? Why that particular knife?
You can post anonymous on this post for this.

My latest one is the SOG Pentagon Elite. I did a write up a few weeks back (you can read my review HERE) and I'm still so goddamned impressed with it that it's a daily carry, no matter where I am. I've yet to cut so much as a string with it - strictly for my defense.

But what about you folks?

41 comments:

Duane Hardesty said...

SOG Seal Pup and a CRT M21 folder.

Anonymous said...

First time poster, long time reader. I wanted to let you know that I bought the Pentagon Elite due to your review. Mainly for self defense & maybe for work but I do carry two others & like you I don't know if I want to waste this knife on anything besides self defense. I flick it open and close all the time, practicing with both hands. But to answer your question that is my tactical knife thanks to you. I also want to thank you for the article you linked awhile back about the manliest guns. I already own an AK, but thought I better get something a little smaller for self defense. Really what it came down to was I didn't want to blast a bunch of holes in my walls if I was ever to use it against a predator. It sits right up on my headboard! So anyway, I bought myself a Glock 21 Gen 4 - .45 ACP, got me some good hollow points and now the bullets might not go all the way through the body into my walls, but if so, I'll have smaller hole(s) to patch. So really all I wanted to do was thank you for your blog & all the good advice you give out, you really do remind me of my dad .. it's great! Also, I'm a girl & fuck Obama.

-Renee

wirecutter said...

Thanks, Renee. I think.
I remind you of your dad.... Now I really feel old.

But yeah, I play with my PE all the time too. I can pop it open or thumb it open faster than an automatic knife and close it just as quick.
Badass knife, huh?
Did you hone the dull side of the tip like I did or leave it as is?

jolly rogers said...

SOG Fusion Salute (Black) - 3 5/8" Blade, OAL 8 1/4". Adjustable thumb stud, does not have assisted opening, and can be righed for right or left carry.

Excellent balance - fits my paw perfectly.

Have two: one is for every day use, the other is strictly my last ditch option.

You can find the full spec sheet at: http://www.sogknives.com/salute-hardcase-black-straight.html where it retails for $51.75 (presently out of stock)

Otherwise you can find it for $25.42 with your friend at: http://www.sog-knives.net/sog-knife.php?prodnum=FF-11

Edward Teach said...

Cold Steel 1917 Naval Cutlass for me... :-)

Millwright said...

SOG Gov Tac, SOG NW Ranger, Katz Adventurer, Boker AK 74, all straight edged , all but the Katz
is Aus 8 ss, affordable and easily sharpened, all in GOOD bags

Skip said...

Spyderco, with a tierap through the hole to assist.
If I use it to open a box from Midway, or cut a steak at Sizzler, I resharpen right now.
Middle of my back so it's to both hands.
In the woods it,s a K-bar in a sheath The DA made for me.
Prolly twenty knives around here, all good.
Tell Miss Lisa and CGD hi for us.
Fuck obama.

Anonymous said...

I've carried a Cold Steel 4" Voyager (clip point, non-serrated) for over a decade now with no noticeable wear despite being my everyday go-to knife. It chops through anything I put in front of it. I use it every year to clean and butcher game, and it's never let me down. It is the most natural feeling to slide it from my pocket and thumb open the blade.

Jujen Kai

Sammy said...

Kershaw Ken Onion right now.
Nice and flat when it's clipped inside the pocket. I keep it sharp enough to be useful but not TOO sharp. in a defensive scenario, a slightly dull knife leaves a slightly more jagged wound, i.e., hurts more. (Pain compliance is your friend.)

Out in the bush, I also wear an old Camillus-(RIP)-made Becker Knife and Tool BK-9, kept sharp enough to shave a mouse without wakin' it up. Also had a BK-10 'til some piece of shit stole it. If I ever find it on him, he'll see the other.

Anonymous said...

Cammillus M-3 and a Plumb Phill. M-1917 trench bolo on my gun rig. A jigged bone Camillus boy scout knife in my pocket.--- Ray

Lighgtninrod said...

Microtech Scarab OTF

Paladin said...

Current EDC folder is a CRKT M16-14Z. I carry it for both utility and backup defense.

I also carry a CRKT Dragon fixed blade on my duty belt when I'm at work. A Wharncliffe pattern blade isn't a sturdy workhorse at all. But I don't cut anything with it. Ever. Its a last ditch "down on the ground with something eating me" blade. Wicked sharp and pointy, she is.

WiscoDave said...

Gerber FAST Covert.

ccbpc said...

Normally I carry a CRKT M16-03Z, spear point non-serrated blade, since an incident a while back where I broke the tip of the blade off I've been carrying a Kershaw 1660 CKT until I can replace the M16.

Fuzzy in AZ said...

Benchmade Infidel for everyday carry and self defense (along with my Glock23 Gen 4), and a ColdSteel Leatherneck Tanto with my tactical gear.

libertyandlead said...

I carry a full size CRKT M21 every day. My real deal knife is my ESEE6.

Anonymous said...

Kershaw leek is daily carry. Occassionally switch and carry SOG Twitch II
SOG Pentagon (as recommended by wirecutter)at home and BOB

Dave D. in MS

Anonymous said...

Microtech 3.5 in blade OTF. One edge plain, other edge serrated. Defense only. I carry others for eating and general utility work. I usually have 4 knives on me including the Swiss Army toothpick holder on my keychain with the Nanolight, P38 and Fox whistle.
Terry
Fla.

Charlie Richardson said...

Browning Black Label Flash. General utility. 3" blade that's lansky shaving sharp.
Charlie Richardson (Cmack)

riverrider said...

regular old(30years)original marine corp kabar. never let me down yet. i have about a dozen others that sit on the shelf but the kabar is the only one i strap on when i hit the trail.i use swedish moras for utility work.

Toaster 802 said...

Buck 110. Country tactical.

Neil A Russell said...

You guys are making me feel like a lightweight in the steel department!

All I have is an old Camillus Kabar and a TL-29 that I've toted in the kit for the last 30 years.

Sad to say they look like the old worn tools that they are.

They've outlived a variety of Case and Buck knives that have all been depointed or snapped in half ages ago.

Cheesy said...

Kershaw 1550ST; my old, busted-tipped, reground, working edge sharp for everyday use and work; one razor-sharp brand new in a cargo pocket for anything else.

Danne said...

I carry the M16-14SFG - Tanto:
http://www.crkt.com/M16-14-Special-Forces-Black-G10-Handle-Tanto-AutoLAWKS-Veff-Combo-Edge

Both leading edges sharpened. Well balanced, durable tough ass last ditch fighting knife.

Anonymous said...

Currently carry a made in Usa,Zero Tolerance (aff. w/ Kershaw) locking folder mod.0350ST, Speedsafe, S30V steel, 3.5"blade(bottom 1/3rd is serr.)Black coated tungsten coated blade with G-10 scales. I love the blade shape, has a deep belly and I use this knife for everything, from cutting cord to cutting salami. I also carry in my pocket a very old small folder Klein Tools (japan)stainless 2" bld.with brass frame and small wood scales. Very sharp and this is my thread ripper/splinter knife. When I was working, I carried a Buck/Strider/Tarani folder 3.5",420HC steel bld., glass reinforced scales. All around nice knife, used it from cutting seat belts,digging bullets out of wood, breaking glass and one time used it to cut the metal security screen of a door. Still have this one. In the future I'm looking to buy for defensive use only, a Spyderco Warrior fixed blade.....

Boarshide

cato said...

Have many edged weapons (Gerber,Cold Steel,Benchmade,Ken Onion, etc. but the one I prefer to carry is:

GERBER 05785 FOLDER - COVERT APPLEGATE FAIRBAIRN 154CM STEEL 1/2 SERRATED --- Honed and sharpened (both edges).

Purely offensive in a defensive situation.

Anonymous said...

Knife fighting is for crazy people, both sides are going to get themselves effd up, losing a lot of blood in the bargain. If I had a choice, I'd rather have a machete and wait for the other guy to say 'Fuck This' and leave me alone.

Can't keep a machete in today's society without a tropical jungle handy (pity that, the waiter / waitress would be far more accomomdating, lol), so a knife is all I can carry without a CHL. A bad-ass 'old school' sheath knife I own is a Western L46-5 Small Shark - John Wayne hisself would grin and give a thumbs up.

Anonymous said...

I did hone the dull side on the tip, as well as put a new edge on it. That would be my only complaint, it wasn't sharp enough from the factory. Otherwise, awesome knife!

-Renee

Bootmaker said...

Ive carried an old gerber lockblade for as long as i can remember.
not even sure that they still make this particular model,
but its been reliable and keeps an edge pretty well.

Rock&Roll said...

I use a old timer 340T and I carry a sharade X timer. Strait edged. Four inch blade.

parascribe said...

I expect my daily carry knife to double as a defensive blade if I need it. I switched to a CRKT Ken Onion when I started wearing scrubs every day. Clip point, no serrations, light enough it doesn't drag down my pockets. Very quick to open, although the stud on the back of the blade took a little getting used to. When I'm wearing jeans, always a RAT Model 1.

wirecutter said...

Anon@8:59 - yeah, I realize that. My knife is for 2 reasons - in case I'm taken by surprise when I'm not carrying a firearm and #2) a last ditch weapon when I know I've already lost but I'm gonna fuck somebody up bad for their troubles.

wirecutter said...

Renee - Really? Mine was razor sharp out of the box and I shed the blood to find out.

wabe said...

inexpensive,effective....K-bar 5"
can't beat it

m_reichert58 said...

I carry a 3" blade, USA made assisted open Buck knife. I just touch the stud on the blade and it will fly open an lockd lock. It has a lock to insure it won't open in your pocket.
Papa Mike
III

Anonymous said...

Seal Pup in the woods, Spyderco or the urban jungle. Fuck Obama!

Anonymous said...

Kershaw Tactical boot along with several others that enter the rotation.

Eainsdad said...

My knife is the SOG Tanto Folder in black TiNi. Backup knife is the CRKT HAWK D.O.G. I love them both. Daily use and daily carry.

dun karinn said...

Eye Brand Sodbuster for everyday carry. Tactical...? I'm kind of like AnonyMouse above, and don't really expect to get in a knife fight seeing as how my handgun is for close order stuff. But if I was to strap on the LBE, I have my khukuri for utility/last, last ditch "opportunities".

Anonymous said...

My EDC is an older Kershaw Ram, assisted flipper with the Hawk lock, still kicks ass. Second one I carry is the small KaBar TDI very nice very fast to deploy. For hunting, skinning I use my old Kershaw fixed blade 1030 Japan nice leather sheath, says Kershaw Wilsonville, Oregon on it. Lot's of stories with this knife. Finally. A Becker BK-2 for survival camping, chopping shit up...

thegunslinger said...

I carry a Smith and Wesson S.W.A.T. First Millennium Run. I've had this knife for years and it has never let me down.