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Thanks Sal: me & spyderco vs 2 pit bulls

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by traumadoc, May 9, 2012.

  1. traumadoc


    Oct 21, 2005
    The ultimate question is what is the best blade and the answer is always the one you have with you! Just happened to be an older version Native photo-1.jpg photo.jpg
    We were running wih our dogs and were attacked by 2 pit bulls. They went after our dogs and then went for us. Before today I always carried a pistol with me when running as well as a Spyderco native in my waistband. For whatever reason I decided not to bring my gun but took the knife today. Once attacked and seeing they meant to harm us, I stabbed both dogs in the neck and chest. One I got in the jugular and carotid, he finally backed up and as I stabbed the other , I got bitten on the hand but got him again and he backed away. They finally ran away , I called 911 and reported it. The police followed the blood trail around the block to a house, found one dead and the other died while they were there.
    Moral of the story, always be able to defend yourself. I have carried this Native running for over 7 years....

    thanks Sal!

  2. jball1125


    Aug 26, 2011
    Glad your ok, hope your dogs are too.
  3. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    You sure got that right.

    Wow. First we had the Caly 3.5 vs. the mountain lion not too long ago (link), and now this. Glad it ended as well.
  4. scotchleaf


    Oct 23, 2006
    Did the cops or owner give you any trouble? Are they going to ticket the owner?
  5. OldSarSwmr


    Jan 1, 2010
    I hope you and your dogs are okay. I hope the owner could produce rabies vaccination papers too.
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  6. traumadoc


    Oct 21, 2005
    Cops were cool, owners have no clue who I am (as per officers). The owners were cited for 2 or 3 violations. Nice thing about Arizona, you have full justification for using deadly force when you are threatened, dog or person: shoot, stab, etc. whatever it takes to take care of the situation.
  7. BoxANT


    Mar 23, 2008
    Glad you and yours are safe.
  8. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Very glad you are ok. Hope your dogs are well also. My dogs are like my children to me. Inspiring example of how the best knife to have is the one you actually carry.
  9. spydercofan


    Aug 4, 2010
    Glad you're okay! Good thing you had the native on you! That's why I always carry a knife on my person
  10. discdoggin


    Jun 6, 2010
    QUICK, chek with your local animal control agency, they should have a 24 hr. on call line for bite cases. Even though the dogs death was by your hand, the rabies vaccine, at best, is about a 75% protection rate for the animal. The dog that bit you needs to be tested for rabies, there is nothing worse that you can contract! Make sure that the owner doesn't do anything with those dogs before then so that they can be "prepped". That Native would make short work of the "prep work", a.k.a. decapitation...

    Nice work on keeping you and yours safe!
  11. jcrain


    Mar 11, 2012
    Glad you are okay. That's pretty impressive that you took down two pitbulls with a pocket knife. Kudos to you!
  12. slimshaneee


    Jun 24, 2008
    Glad you are safe. I will show my wife this post for her safety while running.
  13. zImsKee


    Jan 15, 2012
    Wow, you never think it'll be you. Glad your safe and hope the bite heals well.
  14. legion681


    Aug 4, 2010
    Good for you man and I am glad you are ok!

    I walk 4 miles daily - I am a diabetic and that type of exercise is very useful in keeping blood sugar levels in check. Well, it's also great for one's health in general, obviously - and I always carry my Yojimbo 2 with me.
    I carry it because in my neighborhood there are plenty of people who, besides not socializing their dogs AT ALL - and then these dogs generally become very aggressive as they don't know how to behave with strangers - don't bother to keep them contained in their property or to control them when they are outside their home (see "using a leash"). I have already had many close calls, but haven't been bitten yet. Unfortunately, I have the feeling it will happen sooner or later.
    In that case, I hope I will only be as effective as you were. Again, job well done!

    If I was in your shoes, I'd definitely sue those owners: their neglicence caused you pain and suffering and those people ought to be responsible for it.
  15. wsdavies


    Mar 6, 2011
    This is the scenario no person wants to end up in...but if so having a Spydie can literally be a life saver!
  16. orca8589

    orca8589 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Glad you're okay. I carry a first generation Endura when I'm walking or riding; I have a stainless Native that goes with me occasionally. Really illustrates what a shorter blade can do when necessary.

    edited to add: traumadoc - I just want to say thanks for your service to the community. We rightfully recognize those military folks who serve to protect us; those of you who serve & protect in other capacities sometimes don't get the accolades you deserve. Good to have you here.

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  17. Tjc591


    Aug 7, 2011
    Nearly Got attacked by a neighbor's pit bull. This is exactly why i always have a blade with me. I'd hate to have nothing other than my sharp wit! Glad you're ok and hope your dogs fared well.
  18. combatjiujitsu


    Nov 26, 2009
    Why I always carry a knife jogging. Kudos to you! Glad you and yours are ok. My friend jogging here lately has been a serrated dragonfly.....small but deadly!
  19. Ryanol


    Aug 24, 2011
    Glad your alright but sad that two animals had to lose their lives due to negligent owners.
  20. Tjc591


    Aug 7, 2011
    True that, completely owners fault and the pits had to pay.

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