There are lots of great brands out there. This video is a focus on the design of the knife. We do not push one particular brand over another. Rather, we recommend getting the best tool to meet your individual requirements, situation, and desires.
This week on Tactical Rifleman, I’m going to talk about the fixed blade knife that I carry on my kit. There have been lots of questions about it, in past video comment sections. Guys talking about knives, is like guys talking about their trucks or sports cars; you’ll never get them to agree on anything.
So, let’s start the argument down in the comments section. I look forward to hearing our viewers’ thoughts and what brands they prefer (and why).
I personally, am rough on kit. So, I prefer gear that is good quality, but won’t break the bank. By that, I mean that I won’t hesitate to pry or bang with my knife (or rifle). However, I would gringe to think about prying with one of my $1000 custom knives. So, I don’t carry them.
Because you’ll ask, here’s a link to “Karl’s Knife:”
Blackhawk Night Edge I personally, would get the non-serrated version.
When it comes to sharpening knives, you need to master sharpening your knives on a good set of stones. I recommend amateurs start with a good set by Lansky. I used to deploy with a Lansky sharpener set all over the planet, and they work great. It’ll take you a while, but you can put an edge on anything from a machete to a scalpel blade. It’s a good way to pass the hours deployed.
Here’s a link to one of their kits: Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System
I show two sharpeners in the video. The first is the one in my kitchen. Literally, every Monday, I touch up my blade on the electric sharpener. If you look close, you’ll see black paint marker written on the top. That’s because I used to deploy with this same sharpener. It has served me well for over a decade. The second is my compact Field sharpener, that I keep in my bag. Light-weight and great little system. If you learned the basics on a lansky set, you’ll really love this little pocket gem. Here’s links to both:
Chef’s Choice Electric Knife Sharpener
Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener
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