The stuff I have to move every time I change pants.
May 25 2013, 12:20 AM EDT by
May 25 2013, 12:21 AM EDT by
Does anyone else buy cheap knives?
I have about a half dozen of the BudK Wahoo Killer knife stashed around and just ordered six more at 3 for $4.99. Also have about the same number of the WalMart Ozark Trails $1 pocket knife. Not high quality knives, but not junk either. Cheap enough to have several scattered around where you live and work, in your vehicles. And, if you lose one, no dramatics. Drop is in a sewer line or septic tank, it can stay. Lost a pocket knife last week going into the local Federal building and had it in my bag, guards took it. At a $1 I will not worry about it.
Apr 21 2013, 11:57 PM EDT by
Favorite EDC blades?
What are you guys/gals carrying? Why did you pick it? What do you like about it?
Anyone that knows me well knows that I have a love for Spyderco knives, and that I've carried an Endura 1 and a Tenacious (In my mind the best pocket knife for the $ avalible) for a long time. I like Spyderco knives because of their quality and ergonomics. I love their edges and blade steels. I do like the reversable pocket clips too, as a left who likes to carry tip up that's a big deal to me.
I'm retiring my Tenacious in favor of a newer knife. An Endura 4 Emerson Wave special edition to be exact. Just like this one. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/lefthandblack50/Endura4wave4.jpg
I love having a wave on my knives, I think it makes the knife a lot more useful in terms of self defense capability as it cuts an entire step out of the drawing process. The size and shape of the Endura is perfect for me, it's not too big or small. Lastly, the VG10 steel they use in the Endura series is of incredible quality.
If I was using my knife in a way that required me to put a lot of stress on the lock I'd probably carry one of Cold Steel's newer offerings (those are awesome too), but for what I use my knives for, Spyderco is my #1 choice.
What do you carry? What are the traits you look for in an EDC blade?
Feb 22 2013, 4:51 PM EST by
Check out my new holster system.
Just finished putting it together today. It's a 5.11 Thumbdrive Holster, mounted on a Blackhawk Serpa Leg rig, with a Cold Steel Tanto strapped into it.
I've always though dropleg platforms were kind of tacticool, but I wanted something I could easilly access when I'm hiking with my ALICE pack, and this was the easiest and most cost efficient way of solving that problem while still giving my fast access to my Glock 19. I wore it around and did some work in it to see how I liked it, and I found it to be the most comfortable way I've carried my handgun to date
. I'll pick up another hip holster, but this is probably going to be my fighting holster for my secondary should the need arise. I say that because it's quick to put on and take off, and doesn't interfere with my equipment.
Take a look and tell me what you think. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/photo/14303013/My+new+hiking+rig.
Jan 9 2013, 8:49 PM EST by
My new hiking rig.
A combination of a Blackhawk leg platform, a 5.11 thumbdrive, and a Cold Steel Tanto/securex sheath.
Jan 9 2013, 8:19 PM EST by
Jan 9 2013, 8:23 PM EST by
Fighting knife question
Looking for opinions on fighting knife design.
With the cold weather recently I have been rethinking my choices and looking for something that would penetrate multiple layers of winter clothing.
I am thinking a thick, narrow, straight blade about 9 to 14 inches long. Spear point, small hand guard, synthetic grip material, stainless or high-carbon blade. Aiming for a weight under 1 pound. 14 inch blade is the longest I think I could carry under a suit coat or other coat about the same length.
What does everyone think? Also sheath design.
Jan 6 2013, 12:39 AM EST by
HEY GUYS AM SELLING A NEW PRODUCT
ITS CALLED A ZOMBIE KA-BAR [ same as image with green handle ]
ANYONE INTERSTED PLEASE LET ME KNOW
Nov 26 2012, 10:22 AM EST by
W76K Knife Design
See pic for additional details
Sep 27 2012, 9:09 PM EDT by
Survival knife design competition!
The Contest is over, sorry!
BigLoki - http://goo.gl/WLdJl
adams-usmc - http://goo.gl/JaA7Q
AlphaOneFour - http://tinyurl.com/c9bjnj8
White76Knight - http://goo.gl/pFhgH
Sep 20 2012, 5:44 AM EDT by
Still haven't swapped the stock out.
ZSDW Fixed Blade Knife Designer Scenario.
Hello ladies and gentlemen!
I bought a slab of unknown stock steel at my local hardware store yesterday with dreams of turning it into the ultimate survival knife. I've roughed out a basic shape and the shape I've chosen sort of resembles a Kabar Warthog. I'll get around to cutting it out soon and shaping it properly. I'll post pictures on my profile when I finish it.
But in the meantime I have a little scenario for you!
You've been approached by a well known Knife manufacturer, they are hoping you can help guide them in creating the "Ultimate Zombie Survival Knife". They are looking for a knife that can hold it's own for both General tasks and combat situations.
They've given you a set of criteria to fill out.
Blade Shape = (Clip point, drop point, etc.)
Blade Length = (4 inch, 6 inch, etc.)
Blade Material = (VG10, S30V, etc.)
Blade Grind = (Hollow Grind, Full Flat, etc.)
Blade Thickness = (3/16", 5mm, etc.)
Handle Length = (4 inch, 6 inch, etc.)
Handle Material = (Elk horn, G10, etc.)
Other Features = (Saw back, Gut hook, etc.)
Try to explain your choices as well!
Jul 4 2012, 9:41 AM EDT by
How to "Wave" a pocket knife. Easy and cheap DIY knife project.
This mod works well on any knife with a thumb hole. A wave is a device used to catch the your pocket as you draw the knife to open it extremely fast.
1. First adjust your pocket clip to hold the knife with the tip facing up. This is already an ergonomic way of carrying a pocket knife.
2. Pick a zip tie that will fit the curved section of your thumb hole. . http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/photo/13569434/Spyderco+Wave+Project+part+1
3. place the zip tie with the catch section facing outwards away from your body. If you're left handed place it on the left side of the blade and vice verse. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/photo/13569435/Spyderco+Wave+Project+part+2
4. Tighten the zip tie as tight as you can. Pliers work really well here. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/photo/13569436/Spyderco+Wave+Project+part+3.
5. Cut the excess line from the zip tie. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/photo/13569437/Spyderco+Wave+project+part+4
It should look like this. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/photo/13569438/Spyderco+Wave+left+to+right+handed+comparison.
Viola; you now have a waved knife that can deploy as fast as most switchblades. Waved knives are also legal to carry virtually every where as of today and you shouldn't run into any legal problems.
Make sure to place the knife higher up in your pocket if you're wearing cargo pants, and if you're wearing blue jeans place it farther forward in the pocket if possible. It's possible to open it with it lower or farther back in the pocket but it's really easy to wear your pocket down faster.
To utilize a wave properly twist the knife slightly counter clockwise as you draw it from your pocket. If you're left handed like me twist it slightly clock wise.
The Best General-Purpose Survival Tool is a Good Fixed Blade Knife
I looked for a thread about knives and didn't really see one that covered what I'm wanting to discuss here, I took some Q's for this thread from LJ126's thread about Handguns and his picture contest for EDC's but I'm not talking folders here, I'm talking fixed blades, no machetes (they fill a class of their own) and no god damn Katanas!
So your knife, what is your choice?
Do you own it yet or plan to buy it?
What do you really like about it?
What would you change about it?
My personal fixed blade choice is the ESEE RAT-5, O.A Length: 10.88″, Blade Length: 5.25″, Maximum thickness: .25″, Weight: 16 ounces (Knife Only), Finish: Textured Black Powder Coat, Handles: Canvas Micarta w/ Bow Drill Divot, Blade Width: 1.56″, 1095 Steel – 57 Rc, Sabre Grind, Glass Breaker Pommel, Sheath: Kydex with MOLLE Backs and survival Tin
I do own it already
What I like: The choil for your index finger, this adds an incredible amount of grip and control for dextrous work, this blade is almost perfect in every way from making fuzz sticks for fire and batoning, to cleaning game, it's about the maximum length I would choose for small game and obviously plenty big enough for making quick work of larger game
What I would change: The Kydex sheath is not my favorite, by itself it is horrid but with the MOLLE Backs it makes it quite serviceable, I would like to make a leather mag sheath for it for quieter removal and re sheathing, also you can throw a nice shower of sparks from this knife but only from the blade so I would also remove some of the coating at the spine of the blade where there are some ridges already present, to facilitate spark throwing without dulling the blade.
Apr 16 2012, 4:08 AM EDT by
Sharpie's Pellet Tin Survival Kit
My pocket survival tin
Mar 31 2012, 12:42 AM EDT by
Mar 31 2012, 12:44 AM EDT by
Knife or Cleaver?
So, I'm trying to decide whether to get a smooth bladed knife for combat situations, or a meat cleaver. I already have a serrated-blade knife for more practical purposes (cutting rope and wire and such).
Mar 25 2012, 5:33 PM EDT by
Melee Weapons 101 with Museigan
As I browsed the forums I noticed many posts about favorite weapons, favored weapons, and many more about interesting weapons. But I also realize that many people unfortunately lack formal training on even the more basic hang ups many of our weapons have, as well as 'active use wear' [AUW for this post].
This will span several posts that I will try to cover many different weapons I can fathom a person even having on hand, as well as a 1-5 star rating on why I, personally, would or would NOT carry such a object with me.
Swords are seen by many as the ideal and epitomized melee weapon; but often times this is Hollywood over inflating the blade itself. An object of grace over power built to slice and cut, and sometimes stab -- it is a very messy weapon. This will get all swords a loss of 1* strictly due to the risk of blood spatter being enormous. But before I start, i'd like to say I am a blade man myself, I just realize this particular foe calls for creativity and thorough thinking.
Note: Hitting a bone with a sharp blade, practically destroys the blade, so keep this well in mind.
Machete: The "Brush Blade" -- fairly durable, easily obtained, easily replaced, easily made, and most importantly -- easily used. This blades main rating is garnered not from awesomeness, but rather because as far as blades go it's most likely you can get one, and it's reliable.
Rating: 3.5 [4 if you upgrade to a Barong]
Eastern Swords: Beautiful, graceful, elegant, and used by samurai in the past and fantasy to unleash devastating iai-jutsu upon foes, these are not something i'd ever propose taking to a zombie battle. While a great weapon the katana is also one requiring great amounts of skill and care in usage, likewise despite fantasy depictions, meeting a bone with a katana will wear it down very quick -- and you'll be doing it a lot.
Mar 21 2012, 1:56 AM EDT by
Toxic_Shock's EDC knife
Gerber Presto 3.0
Mar 4 2012, 8:05 PM EST by
Mar 4 2012, 8:09 PM EST by
Timberrattler's EDC Knife Contest Entry
SOG Seal Pup
Mar 3 2012, 11:37 AM EST by
Mar 3 2012, 11:39 AM EST by
Sharpie41 - ECD Knife Entry
Remington Sportsman FAST.
Mar 2 2012, 7:18 PM EST by
Mar 2 2012, 10:46 PM EST by
13 Year old want to live part 2
Continuing of Part 1.
2 safety pins, A Pencil, 2 fish Hooks A compass, Signal Mirror, 2 Sinkers, 12 hr. Lightstick, one reusable 8x12 PVC Bag, one Emergency Blanket, 3m Snare Wire, 10.67M Nylon Cord, 4-1x3 Bandages, 3x3 Sterile Pad, 2x3 Elastic Patch, 3.66M Nylon Rope, 14.6 M Orange Trail Tape, 9M fishing line, 1 x 3.8cm Bandages, 10.2cm Adhesive Strips, 7x10 Water Proof pouch Matches.
My Mother runs a daycare so she has a supplies to support 30 kids for about 2 months she has three of these bags in three different locations.
Weapons: In Canada its hard to get guns so I use baseball bats and knives.
I have two knives one is a leatherman, and one is a swiss army knife. My dad collects knives so he has enough for everyone in the family and for a few other people. We have two metal baseball bats in the house and have a garage full of tools for building and weapons.
In case of a full outbreak:
I want to boat to a near by island about 20 KM away make sure if a bomb hits the town I wont get effected too much. Only would go back to town to get remaining supplies and look for survivors.
If you have anything I should do or know anything to help me improve my plan tell em and tell e if you know a place. to get good survival supplies
Dec 26 2011, 12:26 AM EST by