Don’t Bring a Gun to a Knife Fight

People like to use knives as equalizers during fights. The blade has always been a go-to weapon for offense as well as self-defense. A knife is most advantageous in close range. For centuries, blade-associated techniques have been honed and passed down through the martial arts. There’s a variety of fighting knife types- from swords to butterfly knives, and everything in between. Nevada state law has no restrictions on what types of blades are owned. Dirks, daggers, and switchblades may not be possessed on school properties and machetes cannot be conceal carried

Traditionally, dinner guests kept their knife at the table turned inward to indicate courteous manners. A knife turned outward expressed challenge and threatening behavior toward the person sitting next to them. Blades should never be brandished. Making threatening gestures with a knife is not acceptable. It is a tool that, outside of usual utility, should only be used in self defense. The best thing to do when someone else has a knife brandished is to run. Get out of that situation! If it’s not feasible for you to run away, protect your face, vital organs, and venous features of your extremities at all costs. Every knife should be treated with care, just as every gun is treated as if it’s loaded.

Having an every day carry (EDC) is important. It could save your life someday. There is a wide selection of EDC knives available. Some important features to keep in mind are size, weight, tolerance, grind, edge serrations, handle material, and how the knife itself opens. I recommend reading the reviews on the top EDCs featured in article by Jordan Carter. Please share your ideal EDC in the comments and subscribe if you like knives and the great outdoors!

Knife with The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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Kammi Dingman

In addition to pursuing my cellular and molecular biology research and medical professional careers, I am a knife artistry dealer. My husband and I started Big John Blades in 2018 with a mission in mind: Everyone needs a sophisticated cutting edge. I think that everyone deserves the best quality knives; I’m here to deliver the education and product. I’m a believer that quality and price are highly correlated. As a custom knife collector with a scientific mind, I continually research the market and invest in high quality knife-making materials. I'm here to listen to the customers expectations and help them create their custom knife. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, survivalist, hunter, adventurer, camper, hiker, or connoisseur, an exceptional knife is an asset to any collection. Retail stores can't offer the unique artistry and quality a custom blade will. Custom knives hold their value and in certain instances, increase in value over the years. They are distinguished pieces of art passed down through the generations.

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