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    ok here goes.....

    I'm looking for two important things and will take any other suggestions. one a knife i can deploy support hand, under stress.

    Two a regular strong hand knife for seatbelts, or whatever else.

    i've been looking at these....

    strong hand:

    http://www.protechknives.com/knives/...e-1-knives.asp

    http://www.protechknives.com/knives/...len-knives.asp

    http://www.emersonknives.com/ekPolice_Sark_BTS.php

    support hand:

    http://www.emersonknives.com/ekEK_Karambit.php

    sorry only one choice for support hand looking suggestions.

    looking for any thoughts, ideas, concerns, personal feed back or suggestions. thanx

  • #2
    I carry two Spyderco Enduras, one on each side. The pocket clips can be moved around for left, right, tip up or tip down carry. There are versions with the Emerson "wave" opener. The price is right, too.

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    • #3
      Do officers usually have to wear knives? Can officers use duty gear allowance to buy knives or do the officers have to buy them on their own and what happens if the knife gets lost or broken, does the department pay for them?

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      • #4
        Clipped in my right front pocket is a Kershaw Leek assisted opening knife. It's very thin and very sharp. My holster mostly covers it too thus concealing it for whatever that's worth. This is also one of my many pocket items that I carry everywhere.

        Clipped in the left cargo pocket of my Blauer Street Gear pants, I carry a CRKT M16SF tanto. I've had the CRKT for about ten months now, and it appears to be a very well crafted, strong knife with a sharp edge. Once opened it effectively becomes a fixed blade knife due to two locking mechanisms and dual "ears" that become a good guard. There are about four different ways I can open it depending on how I'm holding it, and it comes with two customizable clips. This CRKT is also a bit of an assisted opener. The link below should work.

        http://www.thetinkersknives.com/product/CRM16-13SFG

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        • #5
          I highly recommend the SOG Trident. It has a very sturdy clip, locking mechanism, assisted opening, and a belt cutter on the back. Fits nicely in your hand and is a good weight without being too heavy in your pocket. Priced reasonably too for what you get.

          http://sogknives.com/store/TF-2.html

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          • #6
            For support hand SHTF knife, I carry a KA BAR TDI behind my double mag pouch (right side cfross draw in front of my holster)

            https://www.kabar.com/product_detail...uctNumber=1480

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            • #7
              Originally posted by readyornot View Post
              For support hand SHTF knife, I carry a KA BAR TDI behind my double mag pouch (right side cfross draw in front of my holster)

              https://www.kabar.com/product_detail...uctNumber=1480
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              • #8
                Originally posted by readyornot View Post
                For support hand SHTF knife, I carry a KA BAR TDI behind my double mag pouch (right side cfross draw in front of my holster)

                https://www.kabar.com/product_detail...uctNumber=1480
                Although I don't rock this, a lot of guys I work with are going to something similar, in the same spot.

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                • #9
                  i've considered the kabar route and it is still an option but our chief frowns on them....says something like it makes us look intimidating or something.... so it would have to be more concealed, which makes no sense to me because he is fine with them clipped in your pocket....i just sign in and out and play by the rules.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by readyornot View Post
                    For support hand SHTF knife, I carry a KA BAR TDI behind my double mag pouch (right side cfross draw in front of my holster)

                    https://www.kabar.com/product_detail...uctNumber=1480
                    -This, if you are allowed. Some places wont' allow fixed blades.

                    Other than that I carry the least expensive folder I can find. Usually from Home depot. They have a good selection of sub $10 knives. I bought a nice knife when I started, and ruined it in less than six months. Now I buy "throw away" knives. My favorite has been the "badger". I can't rememeber who makes it, but it was $8.00, and weighs only a few ounces. I sharpen my POS knives when they need it, and when they get too beat up, they get taken out of service.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ntraining View Post
                      i've considered the kabar route and it is still an option but our chief frowns on them....says something like it makes us look intimidating or something.... so it would have to be more concealed, which makes no sense to me because he is fine with them clipped in your pocket....i just sign in and out and play by the rules.
                      Does the Chief just 'frown on them' or has he/she made a policy that states you cannot carry them?......major difference in the two.

                      I had a supervisor who said the exact same thing about a few of us who were carrying straight wooden batons....said it looked 'intimidating' and that he did not want us carrying them.....till I pointed out the fact that we were specifically allowed to carry them per policy......'intimidating' or not.....
                      The posts on this forum by this poster are of his personal opinion, and his personal opinion alone

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LA DEP View Post
                        Does the Chief just 'frown on them' or has he/she made a policy that states you cannot carry them?......major difference in the two.

                        I had a supervisor who said the exact same thing about a few of us who were carrying straight wooden batons....said it looked 'intimidating' and that he did not want us carrying them.....till I pointed out the fact that we were specifically allowed to carry them per policy......'intimidating' or not.....
                        This intimidating crap really annoyes the hell out of me. What is so intimidating about a wooden stick? If the stick so scary officers shouldn't carry guns either. Or anything but their keys.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JAR_fin View Post
                          Do officers usually have to wear knives? Can officers use duty gear allowance to buy knives or do the officers have to buy them on their own and what happens if the knife gets lost or broken, does the department pay for them?
                          My agency issues Spyderco folding knives and requires they be carried on duty. If I lost or broke my issued knife I'd expect to pay for it out of my own pocket.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by readyornot View Post
                            For support hand SHTF knife, I carry a KA BAR TDI behind my double mag pouch (right side cfross draw in front of my holster)

                            https://www.kabar.com/product_detail...uctNumber=1480
                            One of the more veteran officers at my station has something similar but with a "T" handle instead. She has described it as for the situation were someone is on top of her and she can't reach anything else. On the topic of intimidating, the same officer carries a PR-24 meal baton that has a lot of the paint worn off with a few dents. It gets a lot of bangers to sit down and shut up because it is clear it has been used.

                            As far as utility knives go, I'm a huge fan of the Benchmade line...

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                            • #15
                              I carry the exact setup you're looking for:

                              Support hand is a Kabar TDI knife, hidden behind mag pouches. It's easily accessible and is not used for ANYTHING other than last ditch back-up weapon (no nail clipping, paper cutting, box opening, etc).

                              Duty knife is a Smith and Wesson SWAT folding knife. Cost $25 and is going on 6 years in service. Though I think you could buy cheaper knives and have them last as long, I just wanted the one I bought.
                              "I would suggest that when a person has a thought of doing anything serious against the law, that before they did, that they should go to a quiet place and think about it seriously."

                              William George Bonin - Executed in Calfornia Feb 23rd 1996

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