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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
➪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
➢Most fishing activity involves water and slippery skinned fish, so the non-slip grip is a
➢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.