Not a jewelry person. I don’t even wear my wedding ring anymore (she doesn’t mind, she knows I know I’m married). Too much chance of injury. No earrings, no piercings. I don’t even have any tattoos. A pretty plain, vanilla, boring guy. I do however wear a necklace. While I would never want to bring a knife to a gunfight as my primary weapon, I always want to have a blade for a backup. Or maybe 2 blades. Actually, I normally carry 3 blades on a daily basis. Whether I’m in a suit, jeans, or tactical pants, I have 3 knives on me.
I had to do some thinking about this one. I really like a big knife. A long blade increases my chance of cutting my enemy without getting cut in return. One must always expect to get cut in a knife fight, but that doesn’t mean you need to get cut more than necessary. Winning a knife fight should not be about who bleeds out first.
Anyway, this little 2-inch blade is just the razor sharp surprise you may need. I have one big beef with the knife as it comes: It has a nylon neck cord. I do not want anything around my neck that can be used against me. Getting a rope around your neck caught on the wrong thing could get you decapitated, which is guaranteed to ruin your day. Providing your enemy with a ready-made garrotte is also an extremely bad idea.
Solution? Simple: Amazon, the purveyor of all things to all people. A 30-inch stainless steel beaded neck chain (think dog tags) is dirt cheap replacement for that dangerous nylon choke rope. If you really need some rope, make yourself a paracord bracelet ( should already be part of your EDC, anyway). The SS beaded chain will not oxidize and leave green and black crud on your skin or clothes. It is strong enough to retain the knife and sheath, yet can be broken to escape a bad situation.
A 2-inch blade can be carried concealed most places and not considered a concealed weapon. Yeah, the pansy TSA won’t let you take it on the plane, and you’ll have to leave it in the gun locker when you go into the courthouse even if you are an LEO. I had to heat the Kydex sheath and re-tension the lips to get the amount of retention I wanted, but that was so minor that the only reason I mention it is to let those that haven’t worked with Kydex before know that it can be done. Check this out at your local store, on-line supplier, or get it direct from CRKT. I own a bunch of their blades and absolutely love them as a non-custom, OTC knife manufacturer. Fantastic customer service, too.