EDC for CCW

Because The NRA Meeting Ain’t Just for Guns

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There’s no rule that says just because you travel all the way to Houston to cover the NRA Annual Meeting, you can’t look at non-firearm stuff too, is there? Good, because in addition to meeting with gun makers, photographing booth babes and checking out the new stuff, we also spent a fair amount of time scoping out wares of the blade purveyors who were on hand. And though how it happened is still kind of a mystery, I came home with four more knives than I left with . . .

If you’re not familiar with all of them, the big boy is the brand new Cold Steel Code 4 spearpoint which RF was generous enough to present to Nick and me. I fell in love with it’s thin frame and smooth-opening mechanism when the Cold Steel rep showed us some of their latest and greatest.

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I also couldn’t possibly walk past the Kershaw booth without pressing my nose up against the glass. Then I took advantage of some show pricing to add a Scallion assisted flipper to my collection. Eveyone needs good, small EDCers and this one will lighten my beloved SOG Flash I’s workload a little.

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Finally, as I was leaving the floor on Sunday, ready to pack up and head to the airport, I almost bumped right into the small Ka-Bar booth. And there they were, unloading their already super-affordable Dozier designed folding hunters. Before I knew what happened, I picked up the drop point model (4062) for my son and stuffed the thumb notch version (4065) in my backpack because I have an open slot in my knife drawer.

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Full reviews of all four will follow. At some point. I swear. For now, I’m just trying to decide which one to carry today.

Discussion

3 responses to ‘Because The NRA Meeting Ain’t Just for Guns

  1. Bought 2 of the last one a few years back. Don’t like how the knife butt sticks out of my pocket, but that blade is very nice. Came really sharp, too.

  2. I used to have that Dozier “drop point” (which, to my way of thinking, should be called a “spear point”), but sold it in a yard sale once when I was flat broke. Which happens from time to time.

    At the time, I thought, and said, that it was THE best knife value out there. I still sort of feel that way, but I’ve acquired (and sold and acquired) more knives. I will probably order a replacement; the price has only edged up a small pittance in the past ten years or so.

    I never did find out what the blade steel is. Anyone know offhand?

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