Archive for January, 2014

Two Top Rated Combat Knives

Two Top Rated Combat Knives

If you’re looking for the best combat knife, without a doubt there are a wide variety to choose from.  However, it’s important to think about what type of combat knife is going to suit you best. While combat knives can also be considered survival knives, these knives can be used for just more than combat situations. So, if you aren’t going off to battle why would anyone need a combat knife?  Well, the answer is relatively simple. A knife used for combat/survival can be used for a...
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Bayonet Blade Maintenance

Bayonet Blade Maintenance

Bayonets can be useful not only in combat but can also be used as tool while on military operations. It’s important to take care of your bayonet with some basic maintenance and there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your bayonet will last for a long time. Below are some basic maintenance tips for caring for your bayonet. This blog will focus on care for the M-16 Bayonet knife. 1) To begin, check the bayonet’s locking release mechanisms. The bayonet should be able to be...
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Bayonet Training In The United States Marine Corps

Bayonet Training In The United States Marine Corps

For those in the civilian world, bayonet training is an often overlooked aspect of self defense measures. Ironically, for U.S. Marines, the bayonet becomes a last option of defense when a rifle fails or runs out of ammunition. It is also a crucial part of the training process. During the first initial phase of boot camp, recruits are required to complete bayonet training. The training involved is one of the first exercises a Marine Corps recruit will learn while in boot camp. In 2003 the OKC-3S Bayonet...
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Legal Issues – Owning and Carrying a Combat Knife

Legal Issues – Owning and Carrying a Combat Knife

If you have ever thought about buying a survival/combat knife, you may have wondered about the legalities of ownership. Questions that may come to mind may be. “What is the legal length I am allowed to carry?” This is only one question of many a prospective knife owner may ask.  Laws concerning the allowable knives allowed vary in the United States and across the globe. Each State has its own specific knife laws and the infographic below provided courtesy of knifeup.com shows how the laws differ...
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Blade Length vs Practical Use

Blade Length vs Practical Use

Without a doubt, there are a ton of different types of survival/combat knives out there to choose from. Whether your are looking for a cool replica knife from the mid 1900’s or a Rambo type survival/combat knife, you’re bound to find a lot of available options. So, with this is mind, what would you think an ideal blade length for a knife would be? Let’s consider a folding knife which could be used for a variety of purposes.  While a larger blade may seem optimal for some, the legality...
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Basic Knife Fighting Tactics

Basic Knife Fighting Tactics

Knife combat is possibly the scariest and most traumatizing type of encounter that anyone can experience.  While we hope that this information is never necessary, the reality is that knife combat happens.  It is a life or death situation that requires trained skill and knowledge.  Reading this could save your life. Surviving a Knife Fight – Vital Principles There are five things that cannot be overlooked when you find yourself in a combative situation when your opponent is wielding a knife: You...
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Israeli Commando Knife Fighting Video Seminar

Israeli Commando Knife Fighting Video Seminar

The Israeli Commando unit has one of the fiercest reputations of all international combat units – and for good reason.   Israel finds itself surround by some countries determined to see it wiped from the face of the earth, and the Israeli military has the very real, and very dangerous job of ensuring that never happens. In this excellent three part video series, an Israeli Commando Training officer explains in detail how to defend against a knife attack, how to disarm and attacker and how...
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