Hey guys, was wondering what your thoughts/opinions on the cold steel push daggers? I've been considering getting one for a while but I'm not too sure which one. I've never had a push dagger before so I figure I need to get at least one.
Not really a utilitarian blade, I kind of see those things as Mall Ninja tools. I'm sure they have their place, and serve a purpose-but for me I'd much rather have a fixed blade or a folder. For self defense nothing beats common sense, a good 50 yard dash time, and a .45 Glock.
Guess you could carry one in California as long as it was visible on your belt unless of course you happen to be in a a city or county that has a double edge ordinance. I have a feeling even if perfectly legal it wouldn't be worth the hassle.
There used to be a company out here that made them, good steel and ivory, but they went out of business a while back.
I know they're definatly illegal here in California, but I wouldn't carry it. I've always wanted one, they seem like a good last ditch self-defense item. I'll just have to figure which model to get. Cold Steel seems the way to go, gotta love that scene in Platoon. Thanks for the replies guys.
Cold Steel makes a single edge push style thats not to large (3-4 sizes)...and you can carry it even in Kalif.....boot or belt.....but it still might be a eye/cop magnet....a good fast folder might work well with out being seen so easy...
but a nice push dagger is a A+ for "cool looking" and C- for use....unless your in a SHTF place
My two cents. The push dagger can be a serious fighter. You need to hang on tight if slashing and yes one can slash with the double edge cold steel push daggers. They are really for a thrust but you can create an entry by defanging the snake (slashing the hand or arm) with the edge and then convert into a nice thrust high or mid.
Suggest try a cold steel first to see if you like the concept. To me the push dagger is a backup weapon. There are more expensive push daggers but never saw reason to spend more than what cold steel charges. I wish Emerson or Sypderco made a push dagger but well they don't.
CS push dags are fine for what they are.
daggers no doubt and not one to be pushed around.
i would prefer something more compact like the one from benchmade though.
it's far sleeker, perhaps not quite so gripy in the ergos; and honestly this thingy is not something one would be utilizing for anything but,... and it well could turn out to be never.
If I could get that blade with the CS handle, that would be perfect for me.
Anyone have a good way of keeping these strapped to your boot? I dont know if I want it inside or outside... i would say outside just because I would think running it inside would not be that comfortable... but what options are there to strap it to the outside of your boot securely? Or are there other straps that have less material but yet work just as well?
technically, they aren't all push daggers...they are only daggers (which are illegal in most of the U.S.) if both edges are sharpened, and from what I have seen, most of them, such as the urban pal, mini pal, and safemaker are not daggers; they only have one sharpened side.
how about trying something like this instead...its a folder that can be a normal folding knife, or can lock in the 90 degree position to be a push knife.
i've got a cold steel safekeeper(II?), and its a nice sharp blade, about the same size and shape as a push dag i have by steve voorhis, 3-4 inch blade, wicked sharp... you could use it like a normal blade, but its not utilitarian at all. i like 'em.