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Last week I was in a fight with someone I was trying to arrest. In the process my boot knife fell out. Or, it was kicked out when I had to leg ride the prick. Either way I lost in my first few months the knife my dad carried for over twenty years in his boot. Yeah, I am angry. Anyhoo, I cannot afford to buy a bunch of knives and see which one I like the best. So I figured I would see what you all have to say and go from there. I want a blade that is double edged and pointed (kind of like a boot knife, go figure). I want something with a somewhat short blade. I want it short enough so it is easy to move and use at very close range but long enough to be effective. I do not want a serrated edge but I do want a blade that is easy to maintain. Meaning I want it to keep its edge so it has to be a high quality steel. Most importantly I want a scabbard that will keep the damn thing secure to my boot even if I am hanging upside down in a hurricane. Hey, you never know. I do not plan to lose this one. I have not had to buy a new edged weapon in a very long time. So I am pretty behind on what all is out there. Oh, also I do understand that quality comes with a price. But I am a lowly paid civil servant. So the price will be an issue. Shoot me your suggestions and I will go from there.
 
Oh yeah, one more stipulation.  I am being put on bicycle portal. So I need this knife or at least the scabbard to be versatile. I doubt I can get a decent sized knife in my tennis shoe. So I will have to find another place to keep it hidden yet accessible.

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Well I guess I cannot spell either. I meant I will be on bike Patrol soon.

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I have purchased some nice knives on ebay. Just a thought.

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I have skimmed through there as well. But I am trying to narrow my search to a few models. I was hoping some on here can give me some personal experiance with some specific models. Then I can go and see them in person some where and see if it would be a good fit. A knife ma look cool on the internet. But I will not know if I like it until I hold it. Kind of like on line dating.

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Smith and Wesson makes some good quality knives.  I've been carrying them for years. 


http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757864_-1_757853_757837_image


They are not that expensive so I don't feel so bad when I lose one.


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George Orwell

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
― Sun Tzu

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Those do look nice. For a pocket knife I may have found my next one. I did not see any fixed blade knives though.

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Might try a neck knife, this one is about $20


http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BO02BO275


this would probably work better than a boot knife for bike patrol

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http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=boot+knife&cid=10460650717211912724&ei=GpXgTOWEAZiGzgXIv7SsAw&sa=title&ved=0CC4Q8wIwAzgA#p


Here is a boot knife that seems to fit your needs.  Dont own this particular model, but I do like S&W knives.


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Both of those look like nice options. Thnaks!

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Smith and Wesson does make good quality knives. I personally like a medium length fixed tanto knife. As with many things, you have to focus on what the knife is intended for. Do you want it to have a seat belt cutter blade, do you want a serrated edge, grips, accessibility, location on duty belt or where on person, etc... good luck.

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I plan to upgrade my pocket knife for a seat belt cutter. I want a good fixed blade to use as my back up. I have found I am in far more up close and personal situations than I am at a distance. So a back up fire arm does not seem to be the best choice.

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I could have sworn it said, Help selecting a new wife.

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One of those would be nice as well.

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I'm afriad of knives...They're so sharp.....Even the dull ones cause damage.

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Usually they only cause damage to the bad guys that are dumb enough to fight 

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Cold steel make a huge array of knifes, for various uses. I don't own one myself, but have heard good things.


I have the 5.11 sidekick bootknife, the new 5.11 ATAC boot has an ankle pocket designed specifically to hold the knife, which is a nice touch.

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Just a suggeston but if your department allows it.  You might consider a self-opening knife to carry on your belt.  Carried a S&W auto opener in duty scabbard for many years on mine.  Was always handy and can be operated with one hand. 

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elaken says ...


I could have sworn it said, Help selecting a new wife.

How many people scrolled back up to look!!  LOL! 


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The link did not work. I like Cold Steel as well. I use to carry a Mini Pal behind my belt buckle for years. I have a suggestion if you are afraid of knives. Not not carry one and no not challenge some one who does. I like those self opening knives, but I am not a fan of anything mechanical when my life is on the line.

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neck knives are great for concealment and comfort, but they can be tough to get to in a pinch if things get hairy.  i believe bodyguard makes a double edged short body knife with a belt sheath.  worth looking into.  and as mentioned earlier, the S&W HRT knives are always a safe bet.

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Thanks for reminding me. I forgot to take a look at the S&W's.

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  S&W HRT knife, check e-bay for good price on this.


like here: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Smith-Wesson-S-W-HRT-Military-Boot-Knife-k002-/120647954199?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item1c172daf17  May have to copy and paste link, my old computer does not make it a clickable one.

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That one is very close to the one I had. I like it. I would prefer something with more of a hilt. Is that the correct would? I want something that will prevent my hand from slipping.

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Take a look at some of the TDI knives offered by K-Bar. They aren't your typical "boot knife", but worth consideration. I (as well as other deputies in my office) used to carry these on our belts, until admin. told us they were too "intimidating" and we had to move them out of sight.


I carry mine on my ankle, in the provided holster/sheath. Very comfortable and secure, even during foot pursuits, scuffles, etc.


http://www.lapolicegear.com/katdilawenan.html 

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A lot of people I have spoke to said those are the we to go. I am starting to see a pattern here.

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there is lots of good stuff out there


faellknive s1


strider tiger


al mare


sere operator


anza


 


go to kniveoperator.com


going back to one of your comments, I never shop for weapons by price, rather will it do the job. You need good, quality carbon steel, preferably ats 34, a blood grove and a thumb guard so you hand doesnt slide forward when using. If you using it for personal survival, which I think you are, you need something sharp enough and long enough and configured to get thru the sternum to the aorta and not break.


 

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here's one with a bigger hilt and less thant $20


http://cgi.ebay.com/Smith-Wesson-Double-Edge-Dagger-H-R-T-Boot-Knife-NEW-/230549688283?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item35add50fdb

 

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Normally I would agree. Price should not be a factor in such purchases.  But I am not making as much as I thought I would when I took this job. I have to count out change to buy parts for my truck.


That is a nice and simple knife. I like it very much. The only issue is the sheath. I need more of a scabbard that will lock that thing to my boot.

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Casscocop says ...



Might try a neck knife, this one is about $20


http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BO02BO275


this would probably work better than a boot knife for bike patrol



I am a boker dealer, these are some of the best knives in the world.  Go to Bokerusa.com and take a look at some of them. 


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Casscocop says ...



Might try a neck knife, this one is about $20


http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BO02BO275


this would probably work better than a boot knife for bike patrol



I am a boker dealer, these are some of the best knives in the world.  Go to Bokerusa.com and take a look at some of them. 



They may be boker kniver, but broker knives woud be a better name IMO, hte cheapest was $149 and the one I liked was $299, here is a cli9ckable link to their site: http://www.boker.de/us/search/boot+knife-0-9999-1-0.html

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