Automatic Knives Useless for Self Defense?

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Automatic Knives useless for self defense?

Don’t get yourself all upset! lol, This is just My opinion that automatic knives suck for self defense!

OTF knives
Switchblade knives
out the front knives
Fixed blade knives
Boot knife

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Cmax Arms says:

You’re my “John Wyck”! LOL

Good stuff as always!

Shiny Knife says:

Yeah I agree.. plus the locks may fail and cut your fingers off.. I think a good pair of running shoes are better.. hehe

Javitruck 1 says:

I think it all depends on how trained the person is. I feel comfortable with an otf for self defense. And let’s be honest, it is extremely rare when a knife is used to defend yourself. Good video and I respect your opinions!

Chris Sproles says:

I love knives, but I still don’t think they are good for self defense.. The whole idea of self defense is giving you a tactical advantage to defend your self. It is my “opinion” that you would be better off if anything using the knife to punch and provide more impact damage/surprise/disorientation and run away, than slicing or stabbing someone. Sure you have well trained guys or gals who are karambit experts who can finish someone in seconds with it, but most are not. So if you take the stereotype of the lady walking down the alley and the mugger comes up from behind, even if she is able to deploy and get a cut/stab on the guy there is a good chance it will not be in the perfect spot to even slow them down. However, if they got a decent punch in they “might” be able to escape. Now… if you have enough time to reorient and make multiple stabs/slices without it being turned on your self, you would probably face legal troubles after the fact… as stupid as our laws are.

WColdblooded357W says:

You’re absolutely right. I own some really high end otfs and for a defensive blade you’re better off with a fixed blade first. Second a waved knife.

bryant peppler says:

My Halo 5 doesn’t stop since I put a stronger spring in it and it is single action. But, I usually edc my paragon warlock or kabar tdi.

12GaugeTommy says:

Very good points any knife is deadly for sure but for self defense I personally prefer fixed or folded especially once adrenaline kicks in plus automatic knives are illegal in my state 🙁

FlamQ Dbltap says:

All excellent points to consider. Are used to be an auto knife fanatic. Recently I have gone from flippers being my favorites to the benchmade axis lock being my favorite. Being a lefty my options are limited considering pocket clip being ambidextrous or not. Left a specific knives are few and far between, so choices are very limited. The axis lock and its derivatives from other makers are the solution for ease-of-use with right or left hand. Thanks for the video. I truly enjoy your channel and it’s content.

Bald&curious says:

OTF knives you showed are definitely just for a cool factor. But I believe there’s one that is designed as fighting knife. Not sure about name , but it’s the one that comes out with push of a button , but it comes back in manually , where you pull bottom to release the spring. Then again , I wouldn’t fight with the knife , rather have gun. Lol

dusten zitek says:

Your a clown you dont have knife fighting skills which is why you would run into any of those issues

skoggit says:

Hey my good friend,  Good stuff on this video!  Take Care!

50 Stitches Steel says:

Great points and opinions..I do agree but I have been giving OTF’s more of a chance lately..You definitley have to be aware of that factor if you decide to carry one, and practice shielding and blading your deployment to limit the chance of that happening..Great talk

Markstervideo says:

The problem is almost no city or office workers are going to carry a fixed blade since they are generally big and can’t be concealed so that leaves folders and autos which carry in the pocket.

Ken Ess says:

Sounds to me like the real heart of the problem is a lack of knowledge/ability in empty handed defense. If someone crowds you, don’t go for a knife! You could be disarmed far easier and have it used against you! Use close quarter techniques first such as a clinch, followed by thai style knees and elbows to create space, then maybe go for a knife, or perhaps a gun. I hope you also know that if you pulled a knife/gun against an unarmed attacker, laws may or may not see things your way… Your first and greatest weapon is your body and mind. All other things are just tools.

JW's BulletsNBlades says:

OTF is good for stabbing somebody not an utility knife.. a side opener can be a good EDC blade for tasks

Lugermonger says:

I believe automatic knives are very reliant on quality and upkeep even a manual action folder can get crapped up to the point where it resists opening automatic knives require you to make sure this does not happen the quality is necessary due to the deployment being so violent so much energy in the system has to be controlled if the parts are not up to spec they will wear down quickly and become unreliable but with all of that there is a reason people choose to carry automatic knives the push of a button lever or switch is easier then a manual action folder less energy is required less muscle memory less experience less thought process it’s no wonder why some people in Dirty Work situations choose to carry automatic knives

Knife Monkey says:

Some very valid points there my friend.

Spirit Blade says:

Very cool vid and topics . Autos are def still badass tho ; )

The Silent Patriot says:

Nice ones! I got to step up my knife game

Gerald /GAgunshooting says:

Good info great opinion to me.

InYourDefense says:

Fixed blade for self-defense

Epic says:

like 7 for support

Crazy Piotr says:

In my opinion automatic folding knives (high quality ones) can be used for self defense because they are just a folding knife with a spring. That’s all.
I have an automatic folding knife and the spring is powerful enough, so if my blade will be blocked by something in my way while I press the button, the spring will continue to push on the blade and I won’t have to do it manualy.
I agree OTF knives can’t.
Anyway, you should always have a backup knife and that should be a last ditch, fixed blade knife.

Unknown says:

Ur a fuckin idiot dont talk shit homie otfs are the best you little cunt

David Spin says:

Auto knives are sweet letter openers, but the Emerson, now that’s bad ass.  I daily carry a QC7 w/ tanto blade and I love the chisel grind.

benthere422 says:

Of course, fixed blade is best. But not always practical. OTF is least practical due to inherent structural strength issues. Folding auto is good (that’s good not best) within it’s design limitations. Manual folders are also good, although slower to deploy than the auto.
So, just like with guns for self defense; pick one, learn it’s limitations, practice and carry it ALWAYS.

Joey Cuz says:

I agree they’re more for show than anything else

vdelrio999 says:

Well, if they’re already that close, some might say it’s too late to pull a knife (as you could get seriously hurt by their knife, get yours taken away) and best to concentrate on incapacitating or deflecting (eg throw, hold, etc…) them

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