Guest Post: What to consider when selecting a knife

Jeff Gonzales is Director of Training at The Range at Austin, TTAG’s home facility which opened earlier this year. This piece comes to me via Mr. Farago, and we are happy to pass it along to you.

What to consider when selecting a knife:

by Jeff Gonzales

While the concealed carry world is evolving every day, is there a case to be made for carrying a knife? Knives are an important tool, a tool you may reference as your last, best option.

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Crime and Punishment

“Neo-Nazi” haircut gets Colorado man stabbed

Victim Jason Witt (via Facebook)

A Colorado man was attempting to buy a milkshake when he was attacked by an “anti-fascist” who might have mistaken his haircut for a Neo-Nazi ‘do.

From New York Post:

Joshua Witt, 26, escaped his brush with hairdo-doom with a defensive slice to the hand and three stitches.
“Apparently, my haircut is considered a neo-Nazi statement,” he told The Post Saturday, as his account on Facebook garnered 20,000 shares.

Witt says he’d just pulled in to the parking lot of the Steak ’n Shake in Sheridan, Colo., and was opening his car door.

“All I hear is, ‘Are you one of them neo-Nazis?’ as this dude is swinging a knife up over my car door at me,” he said.

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Question of the Day

Question of the Day: What knife is best for eclipse viewing?

I couldn’t really come up with a knife tie-in to the celestial event that is going to dominate my day tomorrow. The zone of totality passes just to the south of my home in Knoxville, the kids are off school, and we are heading down to my wife’s Aunt’s place for a day-long picnic and viewing party. It should be a fun day.

I have no idea what knife I will be carrying, whatever happens to be at hand when I get dressed in the morning. How about you?

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Photos and Knife Porn

Nightly Knife Porn, get the good stuff here…

#axe #power #archer #fighter #onehandedaxe #viking #slavic #nature #lifestyle #freedom #lovenaturehateantifa #czech

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Knife-porn, axe-porn, whatever. Welcome to the second edition of TTAK’s Nightly Knife Porn. These posts are not going to be anything profound, just a chance to highlight the work of our friends, and that of makers and users of whom we cannot yet call our friends.

Enjoy Everyone.

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Photos and Knife Porn

Nightly Knife Porn: a new TTAK feature

Huzzah! It's in there!!! #hamon #gladiator #gladiusdagger #bladelife 😜

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I usually check the social media accounts when I sit down to write in the evening. I do this not only to procrastinate, but because I often will find something of use for the blog. I feel like our instagram (@knifetruth) is a bit underutilized and think I might have a found a way to give it a bump.

I am going to start running a regular “Nightly Knife Porn” feature, where I can share the latest work by friends of TTAK, like Caleb White’s gladius project, or TM Hunt’s latest run of M-18s, or simply a cool photo from an Instagram knife-fan that scrolled across my feed.

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Crime and Punishment

Isis claims responsibility for Russian spree-stabbing

Police shot and killed the attacker.

Deprived of its “caliphate”, Isis is lashing out in Europe. This past week has seen attacks in Spain, Finland, and now Russia.

From Yahoo News:

The Islamic State jihadist group on Saturday claimed responsibility after a man stabbed seven people on the street in a remote far northern Russian city before being shot dead by police, despite investigators saying it was probably not a terrorist attack.

“The executor of the stabbing operation in the city of Surgut in Russia is a soldier of the Islamic State,” IS propaganda outlet Amaq said in a statement, after the jihadists also claimed responsibility for twin attacks in Spain that left 14 dead.

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