Know Your Weapons: Folding Knife Lock Types

The Essential Guide to Knife Lock Types


Great overview of various type of locking mechanisms on folding knives.

My 2 Cents: if you are going to carry a knife for self-defense, carry a small fixed blade.

It’s just as concealable (if you wear it correctly) and there is 0% chance of failure as there is with even the best built folder on the market.


Robbery victim stabs to death 15-year-old male who pulled gun on him; second time in three days Chicago train passenger fought back with knife against attackers

Robbery victim stabs to death 15-year-old male who pulled gun on him; second time in three days Chicago train passenger fought back with knife against attackers


It appears people in Chi-Raq have reached their breaking point in being VICTIMS of the rampant, unchecked thuggery and since the City and State make it an Act of Congress to carry a firearm for self-defense they chose the next best lethal weapon: a KNIFE.

I say Bravo. Keep Stabbing!

The more 15 year old black ghetto hoodlums you send to the morgue the better off your city will be.

In the future, you might consider putting some heads on spikes just to make a statement to would-be criminals.

As Jeff Cooper famously said: “If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.”



Armed — In Plain Sight, When You Can’t Carry

Armed — In Plain Sight, When You Can’t Carry


You can never learn enough about improvised weapons IMO when you are surrounded by a society that is intent on disarming you at every turn.

“Non-Permissive Environment” may soon be a metaphor for everywhere except your Home!

Prepare Accordingly!


Last Ditch Weapons of the Street


A while back Ed Calderon did a piece with Shawn Ryan on EDC (Pocket Dump) and Improvised Street Weapons or weapons you will typically find people living or working in the streets carrying besides firearms. This could be anything from a simple box cutter to a screwdriver to a sock filled with spark plugs (to break windows for vehicle theft) or a sock filled with ball bearings (for a homemade SAP).

Ed also covered a very important point about how street people do not obsess about “brands” of weapons or the “tactical look” of something for it to be effective. For example, a simple Pioneer Woman pairing knife you can purchase at Wal-Mart for around $8 can be just as effective as a stabbing implement as a $200 Emerson Commander.

Just food for thought there.

Understand that pretty much anything can be used as an Improvised Weapon if need be.

What makes most of these weapons listed here so dangerous is their ease of availability with them being common TOOLS. A box cutter, a screwdriver, a hammer or even a hatchet, any of these items are available at your local Wal-Mart, Home Depot or Harbor Freight without need of ID or a background check.

Box cutters have a nasty reputation on the street and with law enforcement for good reason. They are easy and cheap to come by. You can obtain a very basic model at Wal-Mart for around $3. I once ordered some window tint for my home windows and the box cutter they sent with the kit was so small I could palm it in one hand! Make no mistake box cutters are cheap, easy to obtain and easy to hide…three things criminals (and terrorist) look for in a weapon! Remember the 9/11 Hijackers? They used box cutters and pepper spray.

Ceramic knives and Ceramic Razor Blades are another nifty thing criminals like to carry. As you might have guessed, they don’t show up on a metal detector machine or wand and are as razor sharp as the real thing.

Make no mistake a dedicated mentally unbalanced person (or group of persons) armed with knives can do massive damage in a crowd full of distracted zombie sheeple staring at their phones.

Prepare Accordingly!

%d bloggers like this: