Knives and Self-Defense

I have dabbled with the application of the knife as a defensive tool over the years and it has remained the red-headed stepchild of defensive tools for myself.  Now, to be clear, it is a foremost preparedness tool in that having a cutting tool on person is essential; having a rescue-cutting implement to free people... Continue Reading →

Interview with Annette Evans

This Tuesday we had Annette Evans on the CCX2 Show. Even though Annette is a serious shooter, she focuses heavily on the many other aspects of personal security that are important, particularly for women. If you are a lady who is interested in personal protection, or if you are a man who wants some great... Continue Reading →

The Support Hand Knife

Any amount of combatives training leads the practicing handgunner to realize the value of a blade for contact distance fighting.  There is no better place to carry this knife than in the appendix position so that it is accessible quickly, from most positions, and accessible to either hand.  The priority, however, should be in using... Continue Reading →

Phlster Fightworthy Gen 2 Sheath Review

I have been carrying the Ka Bar TDI knife for a couple of years now, on an almost daily basis.  As I have trained more in hand-to-hand/weapons integration skills I have come to embrace the obvious benefits of a center-line carried fixed blade.  Since I believe in always carrying a knife anyway, as an essential... Continue Reading →

The Ka Bar TDI Knife

I will say up front, as I have written a number of times before, I am by no means a “knife fighter.”  I am generally a “fight avoider” and a knife fight would be the sort of conflict I would truly wish to avoid at all costs.  I am, however, a proponent of always carrying... Continue Reading →

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