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Picked up a new Benchmade Adamas 175 CBK push dagger. Nice blade. Great sheath. I recommend it..................
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Nice - Benchmade puts out a quality product.
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Is that at all practical? looks really cool and all, but is it as usable and user friendly as a folding knife?
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Is that at all practical? looks really cool and all, but is it as usable and user friendly as a folding knife?
It can be worn on a belt and used as a close in knife.. Not my style of knife but I am sure it is quality...Looks sharp..
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Can’t go wrong with benchmade.
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As a non gun happy country,no offence.hows the gun related,looks good though.
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Its not real practical spraynet1. Will not replace my pocket knife for utility use. Strictly self defense.
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Originally Posted by peter bear View Post
As a non gun happy country,no offence.hows the gun related,looks good though.
Here in gun happy America, we like to photograph knives next to guns. Mostly just for the cool factor. Or on American flags. Or Rusty buckets.

We use guns and knives interchangeably as props for photos much like artists use vases and apples.

***cigars can be added to a gun/knife combo pic on occasion, usually after the scotch (unpictured) has been flowing.
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If I were carrying a gun why would I need a knife for self defense?
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If I were carrying a gun why would I need a knife for self defense?
A perp rushes you and wrenches the gun out of your hands? Gun jams? I can think of a few more reasons.
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
If I were carrying a gun why would I need a knife for self defense?
Many will tell you in a self defense situation, given the choice, they would take a knife over a gun.
The shit usually hits the fan at a face to face situation!
This is not necessarily my opinion...just what I’ve heard from many that are put in that place at times; ie.body guards, etc
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Originally Posted by peter bear View Post
As a non gun happy country,no offence.hows the gun related,looks good though.
Must not be real big on grammar in your native land either.
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A perp rushes you and wrenches the gun out of your hands? Gun jams? I can think of a few more reasons.
Almost any tactical training will teach you in close combat the goal is to get to your firearm, yuor "primary weapon". Create distance between yourself and your assailant. A knife is a great way to accomplish this. Probably the best way in fact.
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Only carry Benchmade

For this purpose, I like the Colonel better

https://colonelblades.com/product/nco-lowvz/
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Since you seem to have a taste for fine combat instruments, you might find this interesting: late 2016/early 2017 Joe Watson released a push dagger designed by Craig Douglas:




I remember the design process being lengthy on account of Craig's experience with sticking people. The issue was that a lot of push daggers tend to flop to the side when they meet more robust targets, so he wanted a knife that really locked into the hand. I use some of his other stuff...his Clinch Pick in particular is a solution to a lot of problems that occur in extreme close quarters.

I have watched a lot of people who are trained to treat their gun as their go-to problem solver get run over in force-on-force training. This is partly because actual assaults are events with a massive initiative deficit...typically a line to get close i.e. "Hey bro, is that a cuban? I can get you cubans, my cousin just *suckerpunch*.

Now you're half concussed and tying up your strong hand trying to dig out a concealed gun which could well be the instant focus of the guy who's already successfully kicking your ass. It's not a great situation. Sometimes going for the gun works; I try not to until I've got the grappling situation at least partly under control.

Where I have used small, fixed-blade knives in FOF is when fighting a guy who's going for a gun. Often I've got one hand on his Sim gun, just to pin it in his holster, and while he's focused on protecting it or getting it out I stitch him up with a drone knife.


Anyway the push dagger is a good concept although execution varies wildly. They're illegal in Canada, somewhat hilariously even for me, considering my place is essentially an armoury, so I don't have any anymore.
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Nice. I love Benchmade. I took a liking to the OTF and have 2 "Infidel" OTF's!
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A lot of good points made. My answer for why carry the knife ? Options.......I sincerely hope I never need any of them. I won't always carry the Benchmade, I always carry the Wilson/Hogue Starlight drop point.
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
Its not real practical spraynet1. Will not replace my pocket knife for utility use. Strictly self defense.


Agree'd, but now that I'm thinking about it that blade sure may come in handy for a few of the homeless camps I visit. Very fast to get out as well.

Thank you. Now just have to save a few pay checks..
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Nice blade Elusive !
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Agree'd, but now that I'm thinking about it that blade sure may come in handy for a few of the homeless camps I visit. Very fast to get out as well.

Thank you. Now just have to save a few pay checks..
You may already be familiar with these but the standard cheap/works solution is the K-bar TDI, if you're looking for an interim punching-stabber.

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