03-04-2019, 04:24 AM
Join Date: Nov 2014
I do want to expand on why I chose this particular knife. Overall, the reason is that you "cannot plan the emergency." Let me explain.
I was talking to SnowTao a few days ago, and mentioned the speed of deployment, the loud opening sound, and the razor edge of this particular knife. As you know, I believe in Massad Ayoob's view on "fending."
If I even feel the slightest shift in the room by instinct, I start checking my exits, sharing this with my wife, and getting my possessions stuffed into my jacket.
If some guy starts a "too friendly" chat, I slip my thumb into my right front pants pocket. This Boker is "tip up," and pulling it clear places my thumb naturally on the deployment button.
Here's my logic. Most guns when holstered have some form of snapping security, usually a thumb-break. If the guy wants to draw the weapon, he has to at least move his shirt, detach the thumb strap and draw the weapon clear.
My switchblade bests that time, usually in 1/3rd of the time. Before the firearm clears, the perp is cut at least once. His natural instinct is to move back, allowing my draw.
I do not believe this is paranoia. Ideally, you should not let people close on you. Anytime they are within the 21 foot circle you are at a disadvantage. The problem with this is that at a busy mall, numerous people sit, stand and walk by you continuously.
And to make matters worse, the last few times my wife and I have been to the mall I have not seen a sworn officer or mall security. MY guess is that the new surveillance cameras are filling in for manpower.
And frankly, the changes within Madison have cut our coffee cafe' attendance to once per week, rather than the previous daily trek. If I know our pals are coming, we go. In bad weather or store wide sales, we stay home.
I have also noticed that the B&N management is getting a tad thin. It's a good thing they have a competent staff. They even walk to their cars at the close in groups of two.
...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...