Knives Are A Tool First

Welcome to my blog! Hopefully, all of the heat which the NRA is getting won’t seep to the knife-carrying community. I support people’s right to bear arms, but I do believe that when it comes to firearms, there may be room for some measure of control.hunting knives

Knives are different. Until recently (historically speaking) knives were carried by anyone and everyone, and with good reason. A gun is meant to kill, plain and simple. A knife is meant to be a tool, and its weapon status is secondary. This is why I carry a knife, and not a firearm.

With a knife, you are working with your hands. I take out my KaBar USMC several times a day, for any odd job where a knife may be necessary. It wasn’t until I left it at home one day (went to a place where knives would not be admitted), that I realized just how much I use it, and how I have come to depend on it. Not in a bad way, mind you, but in a good way. Like I said, it is a tool. And I use it as one.

Love My KaBar

My KaBar 1250 USMC Short has been with me for a while. If I had more money to spend on knives, I would probably get the full sized serrated black KaBar. It has always grabbed my attention.

Knives are a lot more versatile than any firearm. They can accomplish a lot more, considering that they are not only a weapon. There are those who may scoff and say “yeah, you carry a knife, but when the chips are down, even you would much rather have a gun at your side.” I can’t say if that is true or not. I have never been in a life-threatening situation. I do know that I use my knife a whole lot more than I would a gun.knice

I have fired a gun several times. I just didn’t do it for me. Perhaps I should try it again sometimes. I have friends with assault rifles in their homes, and meanwhile I am (pardon my pun) sticking with knives. It just gives me a very different feeling. One which I feel more in tune with.