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Basic Combat Knife fighting Technique


Tactical knives for sale online: How well a combat knife performs is largely to do with the technique employed by the user, given that the right tool for the job has been selected in the first place. Athletes, particularly field event exponents performing with implements, learn the value of a good technique very early in the piece - essential for mastering combat knife fighting techniques.

Extra heights and distances come with lots of practice using the proper technique in doing things. Big, muscle-bound athletes don't necessarily win explosive power events, for example, javelin throwing, where maximum running speed is striven for without losing control of the throwing action. Technique is the special ingredient that enables a fast-moving field athlete to transform the energy generated into a final mighty effort.

How threatening knives are in the hands of assailants depends upon their state of mind, level of desperation and ability to use what they've transformed into a weapon - given that the intended purpose of most knives is for use as a tool. How well any tool serves its user is determined by the technique known to and applied by the user, either with passive or not-so-passive intentions. Choosing the best combat knife for personal defense must always encompass the users ability - otherwise you can become a danger to yourself!

Lots of people struggle to efficiently employ uniquely styled bladeware, when you buy a tactical knife, there are so many to choose from - folding tactical knives, fixed blade knives, to gurkas, kukris, parangs, goloks for example - until they've learned the using-technique peculiar to that style of knife. All knives have a right and not-so-right technique of usage. Oh, you can cut with them, but how much better might you cut when you get the knack of using them properly? When you are ready to buy a tactical knife online, you should consider that choosing a combat knife shouldn't be based on price alone, it's specific use, and your capabilities must be taken into consideration. Part of proper knife usage involves maintaining the edge in sharp order, that is, the correct sharpening technique (there's that word technique again!).

Sharpening methods are not the province of this article; suffice to say there are various ways of achieving shaving-sharpness on all manner of bladeware - from your quality tactical folding knife, to little folders to big bush blades including the fixed blade combat knife. Too many people discard perfectly good knives because they've not learned how to efficiently cut with them or how to properly sharpen the edges

Combat Knife : : Tactical Knife Sharpening Tips

KA-BAR D2 Camillus Combat Knife

DESPITE THE multitude of gadgets available to sharpen your knives, try an oilstone in a wooden half-box, clamped in a vice and lubricated with WD40 to stop clogging.

OK, you buy a combat knife, then what? Most new combat knives come with a shop ground short edge and shoulder. This shoulder should be removed using the coarse side of the stone so that its edge merges with the whole blade. Next, using the fine side of the stone, proceed to finish this work on each side of the combat knife by holding the blade almost flat on the stone and at an angle of about 45 degrees from the vertical. Each side should be stroked in one direction only, with the sharp edge leading, alternating sides until the ground areas reach the very edge of the blade.

To test the knife, gently draw the edge over your thumbnail. Parts of the edge that are completed will drag, and the parts that are not yet fully sharp will slide over the nail. The final result is a series of microscopic teeth on the edge. These eventually tend to fold over to some degree.

To restore sharpness stroke each side of the blade on a fine steel to stand them back up. No metal needs to be removed until the minute teeth break or flatten.

A real knife attack is likely to look like this...

Having the best tactical knife isn't a guaranteed win


DPx Gear HEAT/F Grey Back Up Knife

DPx Gear Heat/F folding knife

The DPX HEAT Is a small knife that thinks It's a big knife. It's fun to watch It get into big knife trouble and watch all the big knife guys snicker... until that little guy goes all Rocky Balboa and drops the champ on the canvas.

Yeah, the HEAT punches way above its weight. With 0.18 Inches of black PVD coated and stonewashed Elmax steel, we're surprised the little guy doesn't think It's a crowbar.

This 2.26-Inch, titanium frame locking underdog might be scarce, but if you live in a place that outlaws Digger species, you might want to track one down.

Zero Tolerance 0095BW

New Zero Tolerance 0095BW Folding Knife

The Zero Tolerance 0095BW offers a dramatic look and top performance. The 3.6-inch, harpoon-style blade is made of ultra-durable S35VN steel with a BlackWash finish to give the knife a sleek, A unified look and to hide hard-use scratches.

The blade is paired with a titanium handle with wide, contoured chamfers to provide a secure, comfortable grip. Zero Tolerance's KVT ball-bearing system lets you open the knife quickly, and a titanium frame lock with a hardened lock-bar insert holds the blade open during use.

BFK01 GEN2 For Sale


HHA's next evolution of their fixed blades, the BFK-01 GEN II is the biggest and toughest HHA blade ever. Every part of HHA's futuristic BFK design has been redeveloped from the ground up to bring you a true multi-purpose blade capable of coping with the most extreme duties in the most severe environments.

Whether you're a tactical operator, soldier, hunter, bushman or just need a super tough 'all purpose' knife, the BFK-01 GEN II should be high on your wish list. It can chop, saw, slash, dig, baton, smash, stab, pry, skin and spear - making it more of an all round 'tool' than just a fixed blade.

The 172mm long, 41mm wide modified Tanto point blade is made from HHA's trademark D2 steel with a Teflon coating, comes with its own sheath and is available in Black or Desert.

Black Bird Noir

OKC Black Bird SK-5 Noir


Although the Black Bird SK-5 from Ontario Knife Company has been a favorite with knife users since its debut in 2011, OKC received feedback from U.S. military troops and law enforcement members requesting a version to fit their special needs.

In response to these requests, the Black Bird SK-5 Noir was born. Designed by survivalist Paul Scheiter, the Black Bird SK-5 Noir was built as a stripped-down survival knife with only the essential features—a 5-inch blade with a center point and a full, flat grind.

At 10 inches overall, the 0.13-inch thick stainless steel 154CM blade isstrong enough to meet the challenges of bushcraft, survival, hunting and tactical situations.

The new Noir version sports a durable black epoxy powder coat. "In direct response to feedback from military and law enforcement users, we are now introducing the Noir variant of the Black Bird SK-5 Knife," says Scheiter.

"It's identical in all dimensions, materials and functionality to the original blade, but is differentiated by a non-reflective powdercoat finish. This gives the knife a more stealthy capability geared specifically to the needs of tactical operators."

The Black Bird SK-5 Noir is outfitted with a dark Micarta handle to ensure durability and a solid grip regardless of the conditions. A new MOLLE-compatible tactical black sheath offers the same reliability and function as its companion. The sheath also allows the wearer the ability to use an integrated belt loop for a more traditional carry.

Buck's Compadres

Buck Knives Compadre Series

Buck Knives has expanded its line of knives with the brand new Compadre Series consisting of a camp knife, hatchet and chopping froe. All Compadre components feature unique red powder-coat blades and Heritage Walnut Dymondwood handles.

The Compadre camp knife was designed and engineered with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Features include full-tang construction and a heavy-duty, stylish Heritage Walnut Dymondwood handle for easy carry.

A red powder-coat finish adds style and resistance to corrosion. The blade's constructed of 5160 steel, and measures in at a little more than 9 inches.