I want to buy a knife for everyday life, that is, for example: cut off an apple, open a box, cut a cloth and (hopefully not need it) to protect myself from an attacker. How to choose a knife for this purpose?

I want to buy a knife for everyday life, that is, for example: cut off an apple, open a box, cut a cloth and (hopefully not need it) to protect myself from an attacker. How to choose a knife for this purpose?

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answers (4)

Answer 1
July, 2021

good day! firstly, it depends on what your budget is. if the budget is small, then look towards ganzo or Steelclaw. if the budget is in the range of 4-6 thousand, then these are knives from NOCS, for example, Avatar, or Major.

If about 6.0 thousand Mr.Blade, by the way, a very high-quality machine gun with a side ejection of the blade

Answer 2
July, 2021
  1. It's better not to think about protecting yourself from someone, the specificity of a knife as a weapon is high lethality with a low stopping effect. That is, you will cut or poke someone, he will have enough strength to beat you, and then he will die and you will go to the bunk.

  2. The budget should be decided. For people who are not in the subject, the prices of normal knives look disastrous. And I'm not talking about Zlatoust's "hunting" daggers written in by Khokhloma Zlatoust, but about modern high-tech products of branded companies. Let's just say, a budget option in which you can find a more or less decent knife - the range is from 1000 to 3000 rubles: get a knife that will serve you faithfully, but you will not see an impressively long retention of sharpening, as well as precision workmanship. Of the folding knife, the most popular knife in this segment is the Ontario RAT folder, there are whole fan clubs on the target forums. Of the awkward, of course, Mora

From 3000 to 12000 - average, let's say, segment. Pay attention to Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, Cold Steel. You can buy a completely branded, high-quality knife. Pay attention to steel CPM S30V, M390, from the simpler - VG10, Kh12MF.

More than 12 start and somewhere from 25 come into full force products of the upper segment, premium, with the most modern powder steels of fierce hardness and resilience, but it is almost impossible to sharpen them for an unfamiliar person, there are no bars from the household store will help a lot.

And in general, gigabytes of forums are written on this topic, they will advise a lot of things, this site is not the best place for such a question. Start with Guns.ru

Answer 3
July, 2021

But right now, no kidding.

having bought a knife, you must be able to handle it. and to apply not only "to cut an apple", but also to be able to get it in an emergency, which is the case of an attack. you must have a quick reaction to get the knife and show it to the enemy. if you put it in your pocket, it will take a long time to get it, and in an emergency you will even forget that you have a knife. this is the main problem: people do not know how to handle them ... we had a case three years ago. The guy wanted to scare the gopniks, and as a result, he got even more shocked - the knife was taken away.

another aspect: let's say in this situation you took a knife, the enemy attacks and you beat him. but you get to the wrong place, well, it happens. everything is exceeding the limits. he is at you with his bare hands, and you stabbed him for it. hoba is a term, albeit a conditional one.

Answer 4
July, 2021

So that it would sit comfortably in the palm of your hand, not slippery and open the can easily, not a long blade, you can throw it out with a spring and a retainer (it will deteriorate faster than a trailing one) no matter the manufacturer, you can not throw a bear against a bear cheap and ugly

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