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Pre Ban Knife Choices For Brits

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posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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So sad to see people debating over the little scraps that are left to defend themselves with in strict countries. Meanwhile the criminals and government bodies have an unlimited supply of firepower and could shoot them dead if they wanted to without any afterthought.


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posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: WarPig1939

We have not been able to carry knifes on us for many years, and you know what hardly anyone was carrying them before the law prohibited it

same with guns, we are nation who didn’t want guns

I do totally understand America needing them, I have been there and the place is vast in size meaning you can’t rely on police to be where they are needed quick

Uk, totally different



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: Whereismypassword


I guess lol.



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: WarPig1939
a reply to: Whereismypassword


I guess lol.




It’s amazing how close we are and how different we are on things like free speech, guns and knifes lol

Perhaps all the wars we had in the past with the Great War being a real meat grinder made us look at these things in another way and generations of families felt the same way



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: Whereismypassword

I seem to recall the UK at one time begging America for guns. I believe it was back in the late unpleasantness. I remember seeing adverts asking Americans to help and send guns. Being unarmed or without the ability to arm oneself, is neither noble nor a sign of advanced intelligence. In fact it is the opposite.
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posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: Kester

Great knives, I buy mostly Spyderco as well. I carry the Spyderco Civilian on my off-hand side to retain my firearm in case someone tries to grab it from my holster. This thing has an effective S-curve blade designed to rapidly defeat an attack against my CCW

I also carry a Delica 4 as an EDC blade, and sometimes a Benchmade Infidel just because I can (its an OTF automatic)

Cool part is that I was able to get the Kahr Arms version that matches my ankle gun

Their Embassy series is also quite nice, got one when shortly after they came out. But they are pretty rare now, so I don't carry it much.

Nice to see so many here interested in fine cutting instruments. And if you're interested in a rescue knife/cutting tool only, nothing wrong with the Assist. Just be aware it isn't very good for defensive purposes, although there are plenty of anatomical locations that could be attacked with blunt steel.
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posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: JBurns

I love knives to the point I am fairly good at throwing them. I love Smith & Wesson and my always carry folder is the Smith & Wesson 24-7 first production. I love it and the few times I forgot it I fealt naked.



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: Whereismypassword
a reply to: WarPig1939

We have not been able to carry knifes on us for many years, and you know what hardly anyone was carrying them before the law prohibited it

same with guns, we are nation who didn’t want guns

I do totally understand America needing them, I have been there and the place is vast in size meaning you can’t rely on police to be where they are needed quick

Uk, totally different





I dunno about that. I've met a lot of British people pretty into guns and hunting. I mean you guys only hunt ducks and badgers or whatever, but you definitely can't say British people don't like guns.



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 10:43 PM
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For EDC I use the Kershaw Blur Black (ken onion edition). With a bit of practice it opens super fast

Sheath knives For the Bug out bag: I prefer the Ka-Bar Becker BK9 Combat Bowie, the Becker Reinhardt Kukri (by the same people), and just a solid machete



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: dug88

Some do but a very small percentage.
It just isn't part of our culture.
Oh and I go shooting.



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 05:41 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
a reply to: Whereismypassword

I seem to recall the UK at one time begging America for guns. I believe it was back in the late unpleasantness. I remember seeing adverts asking Americans to help and send guns. Being unarmed or without the ability to arm oneself, is neither noble nor a sign of advanced intelligence. In fact it is the opposite.


Were you around in 1940!

Please link so I can read, you might have the IRA confused with the Uk



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 06:22 AM
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a reply to: FredT

I have a kershaw needs work (another ken onion knife i believe) that i use for utility work. Box cutting, sheetrock, etc.

It was my primary letter opener at work for about 5 years. Bit soft, so the edge needs honing frequently. But it takes an edge really well.
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posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
a reply to: Whereismypassword

I seem to recall the UK at one time begging America for guns. I believe it was back in the late unpleasantness. I remember seeing adverts asking Americans to help and send guns. Being unarmed or without the ability to arm oneself, is neither noble nor a sign of advanced intelligence. In fact it is the opposite.


That was the IRA, an Irish terrorist group who were fighting the British. They got a lot of their guns from the US, and used them to murder police, soldiers, their families and anyone who got in the way of tjeir drug dealing or protection rackets. This was back pre 9/11 when the US thought terrorists were all freedom fighting heroes. The New York Fire Department had collection tins for them in the stations. That stopped when another terrorist organisation dropped a couple of big buildings on their heads.

Strangely enough the supply of arms to the IRA dried up around then. Might have been something to do with actively supporting terrorists being bad publicity at the start of the War on Terror.
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posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 09:38 AM
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Send guns to help the unarmed brits protect themselves. Seemed pretty straight forward to me, don't know how we got on the ira and some other nonsense.



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
www.americanrifleman.org...

Send guns to help the unarmed brits protect themselves. Seemed pretty straight forward to me, don't know how we got on the ira and some other nonsense.


I think it was when you said you 'recalled' it in the 'late unpleasantness'. This was interpreted as you saw the posters yourself, which was an obvious misunderstanding on our part.

The poster you link to was during the start of the War. At the time there were no real restrictions on firearms in Britain, and shooting was a common past time. Posters were also put out for any metals or other materials due to compromised trade and supply routes. Basically we asked everyone for everything to fight the Germans.



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 10:37 AM
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just set yourself up a small forge and make your own. My most expensive knife i bought would probably retail around £200 these days, my best knife for all things bushcrafty i made from a 50p second hand engineering file.



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: PaddyInf

originally posted by: MisterSpock
www.americanrifleman.org...

Send guns to help the unarmed brits protect themselves. Seemed pretty straight forward to me, don't know how we got on the ira and some other nonsense.


I think it was when you said you 'recalled' it in the 'late unpleasantness'. This was interpreted as you saw the posters yourself, which was an obvious misunderstanding on our part.

The poster you link to was during the start of the War. At the time there were no real restrictions on firearms in Britain, and shooting was a common past time. Posters were also put out for any metals or other materials due to compromised trade and supply routes. Basically we asked everyone for everything to fight the Germans.


Excerpt from wiki on Firearms policy in the UK.

"Firearms Act 1937

The Firearms Act 1937 incorporated various modifications to the 1920 Act based on the recommendations of a 1934 committee chaired by Sir Archibald Bodkin. The resulting legislation raised the minimum age for buying a firearm or airgun from 14 to 17, extended controls to shotguns and other smooth-bore weapons with barrels shorter than 20 in (510 mm) (later raised by the Firearms Act 1968 to 24 in (610 mm), transferred certificates for machine guns to military oversight, regulated gun dealers, and granted chief constables the power to add conditions to individual Firearms Certificates.[79]

The same year, the Home Secretary ruled that self-defence was no longer a suitable reason for applying for a firearm certificate and directed police to refuse such applications on the grounds that "firearms cannot be regarded as a suitable means of protection and may be a source of danger".[80]"



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 10:39 AM
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I suppose it's relative. There were few compared to today!



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
www.americanrifleman.org...

Send guns to help the unarmed brits protect themselves. Seemed pretty straight forward to me, don't know how we got on the ira and some other nonsense.


No.

That is yanks appealing for guns to send to the uk.

You said we begged you for them.

Stop making stuff up that suits your narrative.

Thats called lying, see.



posted on Apr, 10 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: skalla

originally posted by: MisterSpock
www.americanrifleman.org...

Send guns to help the unarmed brits protect themselves. Seemed pretty straight forward to me, don't know how we got on the ira and some other nonsense.


No.

That is yanks appealing for guns to send to the uk.

You said we begged you for them.

Stop making stuff up that suits your narrative.

Thats called lying, see.


I was going to ignore this post, due to the tone of it. It seems a little aggressive, claiming I'm making stuff up and lying, and pushing a narrative.

I realized shortly after the original post that begging probably was the wrong word, as it seems the initiative was more co-oped between the UK and US, and may have infact been actually instigated by the US(though obviously the intent of the program and need of it is still relevant). So yes, begging is inaccurate.

Please don't bother responding to this, I was clarifying it moreso for anyone reading.



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