Using A Tactical Knife,It’s Not Just For Self-Defense.
By definition a tactical knife is a heavy-duty knife designed for combat and self-defense. A tactical knife may be a fixed blade like a hunting knife or fillet knife, or a folding knife like a large pocket knife.By design one of these weapons/tools is quick to bring into action. A fixed bladed knife needs no opening, so that means that the sheath affords a quick removal of the blade. In folding knives, a tactical knife opens readily with one hand. Some tach folders have a spring-assisted opening, but are not “switch-blades” in the original sense of that phrase.
A tactical knife will be larger than a regular hunting knife or folder, simply because of their design intent. Folder blades are often three to five inches in length with a drop point or tanto leading edge, the first couple of inches of the upper side of the blade are usually edged like the bottom. Sometimes the last portion of the lower edge is serrated for a saw-like action that will shred whatever is being cut.
How To Use A Tactical Knife
Not very many of us are planning on knife fighting our way to work or shopping, or whatever else our daily activity. Combat as a daily schedule is not the norm. So why buy a tactical knife?
➪ They are ergonomic. They are made to fit the hand of the user.
➪ They have non-slip grips. They don’t slip around in your hand, even when wet or otherwise slippery. Less risk of cutting yourself while using. Fishermen love these knives!
➪ The folders open one handed. They are well made and of very good materials. They
take and hold an edge. Minimal maintenance.
➪ The folders often have belt clips so you’re not fumbling around in your pocket when you need to cut some rope, cut fishing line, or slice a bagel.
➪ They are pretty much weatherproof. The blades and other
metal surfaces are usually treated and stainless.
They are a multi-functional tool.
Fishermen Take Note
Every fishing box should contain an easily reached tactical knife of either type, fixed or folder. The fisherman’s pocket should also have a tactical folder in the primary pocket.
Note: Primary Pocket = Right side pocket for right-handed, left side for left-handed.
➢ Most fishing activity involves one or both hands, so a one-handed folder comes in very handy.
➢ Most fishing activity involves water and slippery skinned fish, so the non-slip grip is a safety factor.
➢ Most fishing activity involves less than pristine surfaces, so a treated, stainless blade and other metal surfaces is a knife saver.
When not fishing or cutting rope or slicing bagels, having a tactical knife in your pocket is good for self-defense, if that need ever arises. It gives that that small glow of peace that comes from knowing that if you had to ..you could.
Robert is a professional fisherman and his hobby is fishing! He has been fishing for the last 15+ years. Based on his experiences with different types of fishing equipment, he has decided to share his opinion about various fishing accessories so that beginners can get started the right away. Enjoy reading!