Backup Plan

Published April 23, 2013 by
Filed under Carry, CCW, Equipment, Mindset, Self Defense

Boker assisted openingWith all the endless varieties and kinds of knives out there, you’d think that someone would have made something specifically designed as an off-hand carry knife for people who carry a CCW gun on the strong side. 

And you’d be wrong. 

All I want is a knife that’s…

  • Small, so it doesn’t take up a lot of room in the pocket, yet have a decent blade (2.5″+) blade length.
  • Inconspicuous, so it doesn’t scream “Hey, I have a REALLY SCARY KNIFE ON ME!!!” (I work in an office).
  • Tip down carry, or ideally, reversible for strong or weak hand carry.
  • Assisted opening or something similar so I can get it into action if my other hand is on my sidearm. 
  • Cheap-ish, so if I lose it, I’m not out $100+. 

Right now, as part of the four things you should carry every day besides your carry gun, I have a Boker AK74 on me. The Boker is 3 1/2 of those 5 items (it’s a tip up, and is a tad bigger than I like), but it’s not quite what I want in a backup knife, and neither is the CRKT Pazoda I carried before that. I want something that I can get into play rightthisverysecond if someone tries to grab my sidearm and will help convince said person that trying to grab my gun was a very bad idea. 

I know a knife like that is out there somewheres, and if you’ve seen something like that, leave a link in the comments. 

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