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The blade is the key to all survival. Do you ever look at your blade as a survival weapon? Do you have a strong fixed blade survival knife? What about tactical knives. Buying a knife for opening boxes and processing fibers is very different than buying a knife with the implicit goal to be to defend yourself. Defending yourself with a knife is no picnic for either party. Of course, its much better than not defending yourself and being killed. Still, it is a very intimate arrangement.
That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a knife on your person to serve as a self defense tool. Knives can be a game changer in a serious physical altercation. If your attacker is unaware of the knife they can be rendered helpless or worse in a hurry with the right point of contact. This article offers up 7 options that are affordable.