Excellent article, things to consider for self defense. I always carry at least one knife.


Why the Knife? – Personal Defense Network

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I was recently asked why I’m so quick to recommend a knife, not a gun, as a primary personal-protection tool. For the purposes of this article, what I mean by a “knife” is one of the very commonplace folding knives found in almost any sporting goods store, or a small fixed-blade knife. Both of these may measure 6 to 7 inches total, with 2 to 3 inches of cutting surface. Here are some general reasons why I recommend a knife:

* Knives are easy to find and purchase

* Knives can be carried almost everywhere.

* Small knives are convenient to carry and conceal.

* More than one knife can be carried easily.

* A knife or object/improvised tool is possibly the most common tool found in our everyday environments — at work and at home.

* Local laws do…

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