Most Common Blade Profiles and How to Choose the Best

MOST COMMON BLADE PROFILES AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST

Lot of choices out there for Blade types.

Just remember: A Knife is a TOOL above all else, not a play pretty or something to show off to your friends.

Choose the TOOL that is right for the Job.

My 2 cents: I have never had any luck with tanto blades for a serious work knife, be it a folder or fixed blade.

The tip is brittle and not made for serious work. Bottom Line: The design of a Tanto is made for stabbing not a work knife, so keep that in mind.

If I could have one blade type for an all around knife I would choose the Drop Point. Yeah it’s an old design but there is a reason for that: It works.

Keep it Simple.

Know your Knives: The Wicked Ulu

The Wicked ULU Knife

 

Who would not want to own an ancient blade design that resembles a Saber-tooth tiger fang?

All Things Tomahawk

Who Needs A Tomahawk?

 

A collection of links involving their history and practical use.

I own several flavors of tomahawks, my favorite being a Rifleman’s Hawk.

Besides being an exceptional CQ Weapon, they are also an extremely practical piece of kit to have.

It’s not surprising that most all of your early mountain men carried one in their belt.

Improvised Weapons: Forever Armed

Improvised Weapons: Forever Armed

 

Great primer on a subject EVERY armed citizen needs to educated in.

It’s all about Mentality: One Mind, Any Weapon!

Non-Permissive (Non-Metallic) Weapons

POCKET PREPS: NONMETALLIC WEAPONS

SEVEN STEALTHY TOOLS FOR SELF-DEFENSE IN NON-PERMISSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

 

We live in a hyper-security conscious world for the most part. Metal detectors and body scanners are popping up everywhere now, even in the most unlikely of places. Combine this with traveling overseas to countries where personal weapons are strictly forbidden and illegal and the armed civilian needs to have a SOLID plan for these types of scenarios so he does not find himself with just his johnson in his hand when the shit goes down.

I highly recommend Ed Calderon’s Site, Ed’s Manifesto for further reading on this subject.