posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 05:43 PM
a reply to: Moana
And as I have stated numerous times from the very beginning, pepper spray is your best option.
In order to employ a knife effectively you need to be within arms reach of your opponent, which means your opponent is within arms reach of YOU. Any
notion that a knife is any LESS deadly than a firearm is foolish and misguided (okay, I'm done). I understand; you have a situation in which firearms
are not a valid option. Okay...got it. So, if you're absolutely bent on getting a knife...
I have nothing against knives, I own many; heck, I collect them even!
By your posts so far it looks as though you want to gain a psychological advantage on an attacker. Honestly, go with a large knife. In my mind the
most functional knife a person can own is a knife known as a "parang". They look like a cross between a machete and a bolo knife. They're about 12"
long (+/-), generally made out of high carbon spring steel. They can be sharpened to exquisite levels of "skeery sharp" by an average person with an
average stone (heck, you can even sharpen on a rock if you know what you're doing). They are brutally tough, absolutely terrifying to look at and
quite possibly the deadliest knife on planet Earth! (Honest...not joking here).
They're not small, they're not light and they're not going to fit in a purse, but if you pull one out I guarantee you people will back up...and fast!
They're not pretty and they're not expensive, but a parang can do everything from fileting a trout to chopping down a tree, and everything in
I spent several years in SE Asia where firearms are illegal, the parang was my all-around knife.
So, there you go...you want a recommendation for a knife? Get a parang.
Here are a couple examples...(I own both)
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