Tag: knife fighting

Zulu Bravo Victorinox Fruit Knife Trainer First Impressions Review

Zulu Bravo Victorinox Fruit Knife Trainer First Impressions Review

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week I briefly outlined the specific purpose of the fruit / paring knife as an improvised edged weapon. This video is about the training knife made by Zulu Bravo Kydex, as well as the Kydex sheath for the live blade. In preparation for this review, I purchased the following from Zulu Bravo: Live Victorinox […]

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The Role of the Victorinox Bird’s Beak Fruit Paring Knife as a Self Defense Tool

The Role of the Victorinox Bird’s Beak Fruit Paring Knife as a Self Defense Tool

| August 5, 2016 | 3 Comments

I became aware of the Victorinox “Bird’s Beak” fruit paring knife as a defense tool thanks to Ed’s Manifesto. I strongly suggest you follow him on Facebook. The benefits of the Victorinox (and similar blades) are: Inexpensive Found just about everywhere Can be used in public without drawing a lot of attention Can be disposed of, […]

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KABAR TDI Knife Deployment From MDTS Moduloader Pocket Shield

KABAR TDI Knife Deployment From MDTS Moduloader Pocket Shield

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I reviewed the ModuLoader Pocket Shield by Chris Fry from MDTS, I said that I was looking forward to use it during the Shivworks ECQC class. There were a lot of evolutions / drills where it wasn’t feasible (e.g., when I was mounted and getting the crap punched out of me), but I did get one […]

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2015 Year in Review: Training

2015 Year in Review: Training

| December 18, 2015 | 7 Comments

I squeaked out just over 300 hours of professional, fight-focused training this year — 304 to be exact. Adding in lecture-only classes brings my total up to 320. This does not include practice time at home, or live fire at a shooting range. It also does not include the personal Kali instruction we’re getting. Here’s […]

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Clinch Pick Knife First Impressions Review

Clinch Pick Knife First Impressions Review

| October 2, 2015 | 5 Comments

This February I attended two classes at Rangemaster that changed my opinion about knives. I learned about small, fixed blade knives carried on the body midline. I dug out my TDI Kabar knife and carried it until July, when I acquired a Clinch Pick directly from Craig Douglas of Shivworks. Product Specifications Overall Blade Length:  […]

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Getting the Belt

Getting the Belt

| April 22, 2015 | 5 Comments

I have worn my Wilderness Tactical Instructor belt almost every day I’ve worn pants or shorts since the summer of 2011. To be honest, I don’t wear pants or shorts every day, but that’s not why you’re here. The belt has been great, except it has a large buckle. The buckle is meant for emergency […]

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NSR Tactical Horizontal TDI Knife Sheath Review

NSR Tactical Horizontal TDI Knife Sheath Review

| April 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

After attending the Polite Society Tactical Conference at Rangemaster this year, I decided to carry a small, fixed blade knife on my body centerline. This was easier said than done: the knife I wanted (the Clinch Pick) was out of stock, and the knife I had (smaller TDI) has a sheath that holds the knife vertically. […]

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Close Quarters Force on Force: Elevator Action

Close Quarters Force on Force: Elevator Action

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is the last scenario I’m going to analyze from the QSI Training close quarters force on force class from last Saturday. It happened in a typical environment that I am in several times a day: an elevator. Scenario Get in an elevator, ride down three floors. Nothing could go wrong, right? Two men get on, […]

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Close Quarters Force on Force: Bed Time

Close Quarters Force on Force: Bed Time

| March 25, 2015 | 3 Comments

Last Saturday The She Shepherd and I attended a close quarters force on force (FoF) class with QSI Training. This was the third in their series of FoF classes, and concentrated on close quarters and/or “blitz” scenarios where students did not have much time or space to react to a threat. Scenario Nothing good will […]

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Small blade knives on the body midline

Small blade knives on the body midline

| March 16, 2015 | 11 Comments

I have known for awhile that small, fixed blades carried near the center of the front of the body were the best compromise between blade size, accessibility, and concealment. I still carried folders in my pockets due to legal concerns. I also wanted to be able to use either of my folders as tools without betraying my […]

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