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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by cgmblade, Sep 29, 2009.
I have a gen 1 Endura on the bedside table not too far from the S&W.
I carry 2 folders
a waved Byrd cara cara and a waved 93mm rescue
I carry a Sjambok for overtly friendly puppies and others
I carry my subcom clipped to the inside of underwear all the time, that way not even the clip is visible. I carry my para mili with lowrider clip when I go running. There have been a few muggings in my area lately and I like to be prepared. I try to run at sun up or sun down because it gets quite hot here. I barely notice either one.
I bought this specifically for running. I opted for the P-Salt because it is rustproof, which comes in handy when exposing it to perspiration daily. Also it is Endura sized so it has excellent reach and weighs in at a measly 3oz. I carry it IWB at 4 o'clock and I hardly know it's there. I was attacked once by a dog when I was in my teens and I was unarmed at the time, that will never be the case again. Luckily I got away with only a couple butterfly bandaids and a tetanus shot.
I've always got a knife on me, but not to repel hostile animals, per se; it's more as an emergency tool. What if I wreck my bike in the woods, and need to make a splint to brace my newly broken arm?
When I go running I have my Vic Explorer in my pocket and a BCB credit card multi-tool in my wallet. Though I would like to eventually get a Salt 1 to use instead of the Vic.
Hi 5.56, that's a good picture of the P-salt and your right, H1 is a good choice for running.
Thanks everyone for your comments. It's interesting to learn what others carry.
Some days I feel like that...
I am a runner and always carry a knife and pepper spray.
I carry an old William Henry ti-carbon model. It's a liner lock with an approx 3.25" blade, and weighs only 1.45 oz. I bought a newer WH model with ti handle, zdp blade, and carry-clip, with the idea of replacing it. The new model weighed about .65 oz more (granted it also has slightly longer blade). You wouldn't think that would make a difference, but it definitely bounces around more when running. I wound up going back to carrying the old one.
Another poster once suggested to me the Al Mar ultralight falcon, which looks well-designed, has a 3 inch blade, and weighs only 1.25 oz. I don't have one but it looks like it would be a good choice.
I've done this. I had dog coming at me at night - not super aggressive, but not friendly either. I shined my Streamlight Scorpion right at his eyes and he turned around and trotted away. I moved the light and he came at me again. Went through it another time or two and by then I was far enough away that he gave up.
my boker subcom is so great when exercising! i often forget its even there...
Buck 309 "companion". Goes ever where i go. Yes, i sleep with it. I want a knife, anytime i need it, for any reason.
+1... even your foot would be more effective than a knife if defending against a dog attack.
I was attacked by a fox (seriously) once while jogging, and all it took to deter it was one good kick. I hit his head, but a square blow to his ribs/torso area would've been better. Thinking back on the situation, I can't imagine how I could have effectively used a pocket knife. I would have had to bend over, and lowering myself closer to his teeth doesn't seem like good idea. Now, if I had a big chopper like a Busse Battle Mistress, that would have been another thing... but unlikely on a run.
P.S. The same fox charged me on two other separate occasions. No sh!t.
I'm too lazy to run or jog, but no tools allowed for self defence around here, so when you see a dog or someone look at you wrong or attack you, you have to threaten to sue or wait 5minutes for the police of RSPA.
Always: Benchmade 530
Cold steel roach belly will be my choice
When a dog grabs ahold of your leg with their teeth, it's a bit difficult to kick.......
Actually, most people who would be running in the first place have two functional legs, so it woul dbe conceiveably quite simple to kick a dog if it clamps down on one...
RE:OP, I carry a Schrade ClipHAnger at all times. Super lightweight and pretty cheap. If I break/lose/drop it, no big deal, I have 3 or 4 more at the house. I also carry either an ASP Key Defender or my First Defense spray when I walk around town. I am too lazy/fat to run...
Here, we dont need to carry anything while running, a stone from the side of the road does the job for a dog!
If a 60lb dog bites your right leg from the right side, kicking it will be difficult.