In this post we're going to how to choose your EDC (everyday carry) knife. Now, why would you want to carry a knife with you every day, especially if you're already armed with a, with a firearm?
The reason is that the blade or the knife is the perfect backup weapon to the firearm. Why? Because it never malfunctions. It never jams and it never runs out of ammo. So how do we choose our EDC knife?
The system that we use in our Close Quarter Combat Knife Course to evaluate and choose a knife comes from the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali system as headed up by Tim Waid of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Global Organization.
The first blade I want to cover is the Wade Covert from Biegler Bladeworks - also based out of Texas.
This is the blade that was designed by Tim. And if you'd take a look at it, it's got all the features of a ideal EDC blade. It's got a single edge, which is important because it allows your thumb to ride along the spine of the blade. This makes for a more stable grip and smoother manipulation. The second thing, is you want an aggressive finger guard or choil, so that if you do have to thrust the knife into an object, your fingers won't run up the edge, resulting in an injury.
If you prefer a tactical folder over a fixed blade, then the Cryo Blackwash Folder from Kershaw has got you covered. This blade has all of the things we're looking for in an EDC knife: single edge, aggressive finger guard, and more. Best of all, at $30 bucks, it won't break your budget.
So, we're just scratching the surface here, but I wanted to give you a quick checklist so you can quickly evaluate and choose a blade that's right for you.
If you'd like more information on how to select an EDC knife, and more importantly, how to employ it for the protection of self and others, hit us up with your comments or questions in the comments below.