Spyderco has produced a number of terrific blades for knife enthusiasts, and for everyone else as well. The Dragonfly 2 might not be top of the list for a self-defense tool, or a fighting knife, but it can certainly be used to defend oneself in a pinch. It is small for a defensive instrument, with a blade at just over 2 inches, and only weighing 1.12 ounces, but it has more than enough for someone who knows how to use a knife. It’s razor sharp blade is excellent for everyday uses, which is why you should want to carry a blade for EDC in the first place. Moreover, it does not look like a weapon knife, so if you do have to use it in an emergency, you’ll stand a better chance legally, unless you are somewhere like NYC where such tools are illegal because of their weapon potential. This Spyderco salt edition is also highly rust resistant, and is in fact made for use underwater. I can’t praise this version highly enough. At under $60 you should consider purchasing your Dragonfly 2 today. You can purchase it here.
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Also, beginning tomorrow, May 31, 2017, and lasting until June 4, the Kindle edition of my ever popular Essential Self-Defense Tips, usually $2.99, will be available for FREE through Amazon! You definitely don’t want to miss this deal!
For many readers of my last post on Spyderco’s Para-Military 2, weighing in at more than $100, and, depending on the version, sometimes more than $200, that’s just too much money to spend on an EDC knife, or on any knife in general. Today, I want to recommend a good quality knife, by the same company, which is far more affordable. That knife is Spyderco’s Tenacious which is selling right now on Amazon for $38.80!!! That’s less than $40! It’s a steel! The Tenacious is an excellent knife. It’s one I have carried on my person a number of occasions. Although I prefer Spyderco’s Para-Military 2, without a doubt, the Tenacious is an excellent option if you need an EDC blade under $50. This is especially the case if you’re planning on using that blade for ordinary daily activities. Like Spyderco’s Para-Military 2, the Tenacious could come in handy in a self-defense situation. If you want a high quality inexpensive EDC knife, get yourself a Tenacious.
These books both contain high quality color images. They are also slightly revised and improved from the earlier electronic versions. I have also slightly revised my other Kindle texts, so check them out!
I haven’t written much on knives at this point, mainly because I’m concerned that people will be overly hasty and endanger themselves and others. And let’s be clear, when knives are involved, lives are at stake. However, there’s so much dangerous misinformation about knives out there, that I’ve decided to start posting more on them, both to keep people safe, and also to share my thoughts on what’s best, and what’s not…in my humble opinion.
That being said, for those who need an EDC knife, there’s perhaps none as optimal as Spyderco’s Paramilitary 2. There are many versions of this knife, a number of which I have available on my astore, Pat Smith Martial Arts Store, but the one I’ve linked to in this post, might be the most aesthetically pleasing, and low-profile of the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 versions, namely the Gray CPM Cruwear Folder. There are only a limited number of those in stock, so if you want to get yours, you should act fast and order here.
Why is the Paramilitary 2 such an ideal EDC? Mainly because it is incredibly sharp, keeps its edge very well, is so easy to sharpen when need be, is incredibly sturdy, is low profile, as far as knives go, passes the test of legal carry in most states (but be sure to check your local laws before carrying a knife outside of your home), and can be used for just about any task you expect an EDC to be used for…in fact, the Paramilitary 2 exceeds most other EDC options (more on this in future posts). The Paramilitary 2 is the blade I typically have on my person. With Spyderco’s signature thumb hole, the Paramilitary 2 deploys incredibly quickly, if you were ever to need it in a self-defense situation (more on this in future posts). I’ll be posting more on blades in the future, and am currently working on a book on this topic, so stay tuned. In the meantime, get your Paramilitary 2 today, while they’re still in stock!