Why I Don’t Carry a Dedicated Defense Knife

I think we’ve all seen or heard people advise folks that you should always carry a defensive knife that’s razor sharp and never use it as your EDC knife for opening boxes, etc. I just don’t buy it.

First off, there’s a simple issue of carrying one more thing. I already carry my gun, keys, […]

EDC knife: never leave home without it

I was helping a friend pull an engine from the local junk yard for his truck this weekend. This typically means that you’re going to have to cut a couple hoses and a belt or two. It was also useful to push the valve to check to see if the A/C system was still pressurized. […]

oooo…. shiny….

So… I think I found the knife I’m going to get when July 1st rolls around and switchblades are legal in this state.

I mentioned that I’m childish about some things, right?

Annnnnd it’s been signed!

Looks like the bill that legalizes buying/owning/possessing switchblades and carrying knives over 4″ has been signed and is now law. Well, not immediately. The law will take effect July 1st.

Looks like I’ve got a few months to figure out what auto knife I’m going to be buying.


That bill to repeal the ban on buying/owning/selling switchblades and carrying blades larger than 4″ here in TN? It’s passed the State House!

So… now it’s off to the Governor’s desk to sign, and it passed with more than enough votes in both houses of the state legislature that they could override a veto if […]

If you’re in TN, contact your state reps!

Look like the bill to remove the ban on switchblades and carrying knives over 4″ is heading to the house floor. Hopefully, they won’t have the issue that they did last year where a sheriff with PSH convinced the House that these knives were too evil and scary for the general public.

I’ve already informed […]

Words I never thought would escape my lips:

“I need to go to Bed Bath and Beyond to fondle knives.”

+50 internets if anyone can guess context.

EDC fixed blades

A little while ago, I was chatting on IRC with a few folks about knives. A couple of them told me that they prefer carrying fixed blades. I’ve been puzzling over that for a while. I still don’t get it.

I’ve generally had the impression that most folks in “polite society” disapprove of folks having […]