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Thoughts on neck knives

Discussion in 'Knife Discussions' started by DJCantonGA, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. DJCantonGA

    DJCantonGA I like big Glocks & I cannot lie.
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    How about another knife thread? I've been researching neck knives; different models, features, sheaths, and the practicality of such. I like the Becker Necker, but for my needs, it is just slightly too large. I do like the Esee Candiru. At just over 5" it is darn near perfect, for me anyway.

    Please chime in. Do you own a neck knife, and if so, what are your thoughts? Comfortable to wear? Practical? Where legal, I always have a firearm and knife in my pocket, and I was thinking about it as another layer of defense.
     
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    Got a cheap one in a box of knives I bought (Frost Cutlery). I sharpened it some and changed out the ceiling fan chain necklace for some paracord. Never got to try it out, the boy saw it and claimed it. He wears it when we go fishing and hiking. Never complained about it at all. It's in a convenient location, easy to grab when needed, and got him carrying a knife.... so I'd say get ya one.
     
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    I don't kneck knife... but I've often thought about grabbing one. Although - I'd grab a stainless steel since it's going to be hanging in a potentially damp area.
     
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    I don't know about wearing one around my neck, but I have been interested in finding something similar to lash to the strap of my hunting backpack.
     
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    That's another good idea. For my hiking pack, I could use something slightly longer. The Becker Necker would be a good fit for me.
     
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    You want the ceiling fan chain as it won't be something used to choke you with.
     
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    Neck knives are mainly used by cops for weapon retention, in case of a disarm attempt. Easy to access with either hand, so you can grab it and cut your attacker, while your other hand is keeping your sidearm from being pulled out. It's best that the knife is double edged, so either side will cut.
     
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    1095 is excellent steel for a fixed blade, but I'd prefer stainless for a neck knife, only because of the sweaty environment it's carried in. The coating on that would probably negate rust issues though.
     
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    I have a small CRKT Folts Minimalist that I wear sometimes. No issues with rust or corrosion.
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    This is unfortunately illegal in OR (if concealed). That's why I went w the mini-Bowie style. The oversized finger-grooves orient it in my hand without having to look. Check local and state laws,
     
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    In Idaho, double edged blades are covered under our CCW law. Hell, you can carry a sword up your ass as long as you have the license.
     
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    In TN, we don't have to have a license to carry a sword.

    Note the lack of any Kurgans here.
     
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    I never used it as a neck knife. I used it as a boot knife while on shift.

    Including the sheath, it is about an inch longer than my iphone 6.
     
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    ORs CHL is a Concealed Handgun License only, nothing else is covered and I don't think that's going to change anytime soon.
     
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    1095 for a defensive use knife I think is awesome.

    1095 is basically old spring steel (if memory serves correct) and if it’s heat treated probably, doesn’t hold a razors edge for long but will hold an awesome working edge for quite a while.

    The reason why you see it picked for a lot of knives that fall in the esee class is because its an extremely durable steel in terms of bending before breakage.
    So assuming all that I’ve read about it is correct, I see this as a good thing because if you were in a bad spot and needed it for defensive uses, if you hit bone your far less likely to chip the tip of it off.

    The downside to 1095 is its highly corrosive so you have to try and remember to keep it lightly oiled.

    I carry an Izula just forward of the hip and I love it. Plus it serves a good role in anything I might need in a bad situation outside of a defensive situation. It’s easy to sharpen and while not the best, a good working edge stays on the knife for quite a while.

    I’m no expert on knife steels but this is information I’ve read and heard about.

    Furthermore, if you want something custom, I’ve got a buddy who forges and loves 1095. He lives just up the road from me in silver city (dawsonville-ish)

    I can get you hooked up with him if you want.
     
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    Also, fwiw, if look at the Ontario rat series too.

    They’re basically the same as the esee series but for a couple bucks cheaper.
     

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