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    Mercworx or Randall ?

    Here in the beautiful People's Republik of Illinois, virtually every other location has the 'no guns' sign. Here they do have force of law (misdemeanor),so I've taken to carrying a defensive knife.

    Presently, it's a Benchmade Infidel automatic.

    I'm contemplating adding a fixed blade, and due to the way I learned, I prefer a double edge. Came up with these candidates and want to know if anyone has any experience with them.

    Mercworx Small Shiva:




    Randall Combat Companion:



    I'm leaning towards the Shiva as it's symmetric. Both are around 5" (give or take)

    Thoughts?
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    Randalls are nice I have a weakness for them. You may want to consider an Applegate-Fairbairn as it is a double edged knife made by Boker. The knife on the far right in this pic is an Applegate, all the others are Randalls.
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    All I see is a Tokarev ???

    Like this? it only comes in 440C

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    Randall is my pick. Tough and very durable.
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    I prefer double edged fighting knives, they penetrate much better & cut both ways inside flesh. If the one that left the interesting scar on my hand was double edged it would have done a lot more than stop when it hit my knuckle. However, I don't recommend a knife as a weapon since very few actually know how to quickly kill or disable w/ one... waiting for an attacker to bleed out gives them way too much time to damage you & your loved ones & is a close range tool that doesn't work well on multiple attackers. When a young friend went to comifornica w/ his family he asked which knife I recommended since he couldn't legally bring a handgun. I asked why bring a knife when it will be considered just as illegal as a gun & only slightly as useful? I don't know what he carried, I know his wife was packing her Ruger.
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    At least here if carry and they happen to find out and have a sign, only recourse is to ask me to leave. Which, if they have no gun sign, they get no money from me. Sorry to hear so prevalent there as they are proof gun free zones and gun restrictions do not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    I prefer double edged fighting knives, they penetrate much better & cut both ways inside flesh. If the one that left the interesting scar on my hand was double edged it would have done a lot more than stop when it hit my knuckle. However, I don't recommend a knife as a weapon since very few actually know how to quickly kill or disable w/ one... waiting for an attacker to bleed out gives them way too much time to damage you & your loved ones & is a close range tool that doesn't work well on multiple attackers. When a young friend went to comifornica w/ his family he asked which knife I recommended since he couldn't legally bring a handgun. I asked why bring a knife when it will be considered just as illegal as a gun & only slightly as useful? I don't know what he carried, I know his wife was packing her Ruger.
    Oh, I woudn't say that. If you know what you're doing it can be VERY effective. At contact range, maybe moreso than a gun. I'm teaching the kids everything I've learned.

    I learned forestroke/backstroke so double edged is the way to go. And yes, I've been tagged a couple of times- but the history behind that is not for public consumption . Let's just say Rodgers Park in the 80's
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearcat6 View Post
    Randalls are nice I have a weakness for them. You may want to consider an Applegate-Fairbairn as it is a double edged knife made by Boker. The knife on the far right in this pic is an Applegate, all the others are Randalls.
    I'm liking the middle one, maybe too big to carry conveniently.
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    Both look like fine choices, I think either one would be pretty good, although only experience with have with either is Randall and we both like the knives a lot!
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    Im partial to Randals myself - this gambler is one i like - 5" blade with oal of 9"

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