Using an Inner Tube as a Knife Mount

| January 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

Ed from Ed’s Manifesto taught his two day Weaponology course here last November¬†(day 1 review, day 2 review). The class was around 14 hours of structured-yet-free-flowing techniques, tidbits, and tactics that Ed has picked up throughout his career.

One of the (many, many) interesting things mentioned in passing was using a bicycle inner tube to hold tools on the beltline.

I’ve been experimenting with this for a few months, and am ready to put it to the test against live opponents in my force on force training.

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  1. Feliks says:

    Thanks for the info on the innertube. Just took Ed’s Organic Mediums, very useful and interesting.

    I had seen your blog and video before and I asked Ed about doing this for a nicer version of the Victoronix fruit blade. One suggestion he made today was to construct a kydex or cardboard sheath for the knife and include a pocket holster hook/tab to ensure a smooth draw that does not allow your holster to exit with the knife still on it.

    I’ll probably make my own kydex sheath. To that end, I found these useful DIY instructions:

    I purchased two of these because they got very good reviews, the end of the handle has a divot for retention when stabbing and when I handled the clinch pick and the sakit, the handles seemed a bit thick short and grip specific for changing grips the way Ed and the Libre system teaches, or James Williams for that matter.

    Also, I like the wharncliffe profile having trained in Michael J’s MBC and having seen how the blade profile acts as a lightsaber on a pig with a t-shirt. Lo and behold Spyderco has reissued their mini wharncliffe paring knife at $20 a pop so thinking ahead and being greedy, I bought five.

    Thanks again for the useful information.

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