Could you please explain why you would not suggest a waved folder for defense. Now bare with me I have no training or anywhere enough experience to debate the merits of a good defensive knife, I always assumed it would relate to how you trained or "style".
But would I be totally ass backwards if my thinking was this. I was looking at an Emerson gentleman Jim because the fact of the wave feature, thumb disk as well as the blade design.
Now because I do not have training I figured that if I was unlucky enough to be placed in a situation like that, the best I could probably do, if I could not retreat would be to go "sewing machine" and hope for the best.
My thinking was that the "wave" would be the first deployment option, and if something went wrong than the disk was a secondary option. Just an untrained brain thinking out load.