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    Quote Originally Posted by Tact View Post
    I like to carry a knockoff laguiole knife/corkscrew that I've had for years, and I do have some lust for the real thing.
    You and me, both. First started looking into laguiole knives after I saw one in the movie SWAT. I've had a few cheap laguiole-type knives over the years, but never a real deal. It's on the (ever growing) list of things that just cost more than I want to pay, regardless of how neat they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tact View Post
    I can't think of a reason to carry one on a daily basis, and there are enough places that you can't bring one that it is a potential hassle. On camping trips or other outdoorsy events, I like to carry a knockoff laguiole knife/corkscrew that I've had for years, and I do have some lust for the real thing.
    I carry one daily and have never had an issue with taking it places. I don't carry to the airport or sporting ng events because... Well, duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idvsego View Post
    I carry one daily and have never had an issue with taking it places. I don't carry to the airport or sporting ng events because... Well, duh.
    My workplace does not allow weapons, so that's out. I don't see the point if I'm running to the grocery store or other boring suburban errands. It makes more sense on vacation or other leisure occasions where I might conceivably be involved in a picnic, but those are more likely to involve sporting events, airports, or museums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tact View Post
    My workplace does not allow weapons, so that's out. I don't see the point if I'm running to the grocery store or other boring suburban errands. It makes more sense on vacation or other leisure occasions where I might conceivably be involved in a picnic, but those are more likely to involve sporting events, airports, or museums.
    All a personal decision, of course. Several posts back I agreed ot wasn't a requirement or anything. I use it often but also would survive without it.

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    I don't carry it daily because work has a "no weapons" policy, but I have an Opinel No. 8 on top of my dresser that makes short work of envelopes and boxes and does all kinds of useful jobs on the weekend. Few $15 purchases provide so much utility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idvsego View Post
    A lot of studies find ways to prove what they want to prove. A knife as a defense weapon is a hard sale for me. Most carry knives are small and require multiple strikes to cause immediate harm. Someone can receive multiple knife would and power through them with adrenaline. Yes, they sustain injury but a sharp knife goes in a land about quickly. I have cut the snot out of my hand and noticed the stream of blood before the pain. Someone intending you harm will have plenty of time to do it before bleeding out from cuts. If you are going hand to hand an instructor usually tells you to go for the soft spots. Eyes, throat, crotch. A good foot stomp or knee strike can be effective. For all of those, I would take a baton or good flashlight over my pocket knife. Or my own foot.
    I'm an MD, have been for the last 15 years. I would much rather be shot than sliced and diced. A blade does far more internal damage than a gun shot wound. Knives do the worst damage as a matter of you know, real life fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    I'm an MD, have been for the last 15 years. I would much rather be shot than sliced and diced. A blade does far more internal damage than a gun shot wound. Knives do the worst damage as a matter of you know, real life fact.
    It's not that as much as the likely hood of landing them in hand to hand against an aggressive attacker

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    Probably the reason @Shade sees so many more serious knife injuries is because serious gunshot wounds result in trips to the morgue, not trips to the hospital. I'm not finding the statistics to support it off the top of my googling but I think it's pretty well established that the mortality rate of gunshot wounds is higher than the mortality rate of stab wounds.

    Also, the level of trauma caused by a gunshot wound will vary widely based on the type of ammunition used. Hollow points and other fragmenting/expanding rounds are specifically designed to transmit as much kinetic impact as possible to the target, break apart on impact and tear up your insides, and cause near-instantaneous death/incapacitation through catastrophic organ failure and massive internal bleeding. These types of rounds are specifically marketed for home defense and other uses where the user wishes to maximize "stopping power" against the intended target and minimize the risk of collateral damage. (If the bullet hits the intended target and stops, it's not going to pass through and hit some other, unintended person/thing.) Whereas a typical kind of solid, target-shooting round might go straight through the victim, causing little kinetic impact and relatively minimal damage if no vital organs or arteries are directly hit.
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    There's a reason no one says "don't bring a gun to a knife fight".

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