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Old 03-10-2018, 09:04 AM   #1
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So I picked up a Dewalt pocket knife today. Hell, it just looked cool and was $15 so why not? Anyone have any good or bad experiences with Dewalt knives? This one feels pretty solid.

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No experience ,curious about them as an everyday beater. Post your results down the road.
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So I picked up a Dewalt pocket knife today. Hell, it just looked cool and was $15 so why not? Anyone have any good or bad experiences with Dewalt knives? This one feels pretty solid.
I have a pair of Dewalt sunglasses, polarized. They work well.

Same as the knife though. Just Dewalt capitalizing on the branding.

Having sold their full line(power tools, coolers, radios, etc)., I keep waiting for them to come up with a Dewalt 24V blender, for Margaritas and Daiquiris on the beach.

I have no doubt I'll see it soon.
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Any pocket knife under $50 is junk
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I have a pair of Dewalt sunglasses, polarized. They work well.

Same as the knife though. Just Dewalt capitalizing on the branding.

Having sold their full line(power tools, coolers, radios, etc)., I keep waiting for them to come up with a Dewalt 24V blender, for Margaritas and Daiquiris on the beach.

I have no doubt I'll see it soon.
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Any pocket knife under $50 is junk
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I have a pair of Dewalt sunglasses, polarized. They work well.

Same as the knife though. Just Dewalt capitalizing on the branding.

Having sold their full line(power tools, coolers, radios, etc)., I keep waiting for them to come up with a Dewalt 24V blender, for Margaritas and Daiquiris on the beach.

I have no doubt I'll see it soon.
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So it isn't Dewalt capitalizing on their name?
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Any pocket knife under $50 is junk
Until you get stabbed by a $9.99 special.
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My advice, don't use liner-lock knives for hard work or possible defense scenarios.

As a man who has been in a knife fight, and as a man who nearly lost a finger to a liner lock knife, it is sound advice.

Liner locks tend to get loose frequently needing to be retightened. The big problem with it is if you are gripping the knife too hard, and you have to cut or stab, it can move the lock just enough to collapse right on your fingers. You do NOT want that happening in a defense situation as it could get you killed or even get you HIV in a blood to blood situation with an infected perp.

I carry a fixed blade knife at all times. but most people don't want to do that. My back-up knife is the SOG trident. I settled on it for a few reasons, its extremely light, has a big tanto blade(easy to keep razor sharp) and the locking mechanism is solid.
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My advice, don't use liner-lock knives for hard work or possible defense scenarios.

As a man who has been in a knife fight, and as a man who nearly lost a finger to a liner lock knife, it is sound advice.

Liner locks tend to get loose frequently needing to be retightened. The big problem with it is if you are gripping the knife too hard, and you have to cut or stab, it can move the lock just enough to collapse right on your fingers. You do NOT want that happening in a defense situation as it could get you killed or even get you HIV in a blood to blood situation with an infected perp.

I carry a fixed blade knife at all times. but most people don't want to do that. My back-up knife is the SOG trident. I settled on it for a few reasons, its extremely light, has a big tanto blade(easy to keep razor sharp) and the locking mechanism is solid.

I wanna hear more about this knife fight! lol
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China. They still make/assemble a few things here. What does it say on Dewalt drills........Made in the USA of Global Materials. Like Mossberg, Proudly Made in The USA (assembled from Mexican and Chinese parts) in Eagle Pass, Texas.
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My advice, don't use liner-lock knives for hard work or possible defense scenarios.

As a man who has been in a knife fight, and as a man who nearly lost a finger to a liner lock knife, it is sound advice.

Liner locks tend to get loose frequently needing to be retightened. The big problem with it is if you are gripping the knife too hard, and you have to cut or stab, it can move the lock just enough to collapse right on your fingers. You do NOT want that happening in a defense situation as it could get you killed or even get you HIV in a blood to blood situation with an infected perp.

I carry a fixed blade knife at all times. but most people don't want to do that. My back-up knife is the SOG trident. I settled on it for a few reasons, its extremely light, has a big tanto blade(easy to keep razor sharp) and the locking mechanism is solid.
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I wanna hear more about this knife fight! lol
Technically you could call it an armed melee. I wasn't technically using a knife, but an icepick. The guy I was engaging wasn't using a knife, but a 10 pound metal candleholder.

Same principles apply so I consider it one.

The background is a very long story. The short and sweet part of it is I came from work to find my at the time girlfriend, who was very na´ve, in a verbal altercation with 2 people. One was a thugged out tatted up white guy, the other was his large black girlfriend. Turns out that these people were the ones stealing things from around the apartments and were essentially there to try and gain entrance to her apartment and steal things. They stole a bicycle not long before, and so I tried to de-escalate the situation and also recover the bike. It seemed to work, they told me they still had the bike in their car and I could get it back. They told me to take it out of their vehicle and that it was unlocked. I went into the parking lot, got the bike from their car, thought for a second, went over to my vehicle and retrieved an icepick incase anything funny went down. Its actually all I had at the time in my vehicle.

I go back into the building and hear them grilling my girlfriend to give up money and DVDs, they thought they could do so while I was outside. As I'm walking through the door I immediately see the big black chick sucker punch my girlfriend, putting her down with one shot. Then she gets on her and starts to ground and pound her, which I cant just let happen. So I grab the broad around the waist and start pulling her off. Her boyfriend thought he was a tough thug, so he goes up into the hallway and picks up this metal candleholder and starts to come towards me getting ready to swing. I had the icepick in my back pocket handle up, still unknown to both of them. I immediately knew my only chance was to keep the guy in the hallway because he wouldn't be able to swing the candleholder efficiently.

He didn't know and I didn't know that I could close 7 or 8 feet so FAST. I got to him just at the entrance of the hallway, came up into his swing arm with my left forearm and stuck him in the left side of his ribcage with the icepick. There was the initial shock of being stabbed for him, which gave me enough time to bring my left arm around his neck. Then I pulled him in towards me and kept sticking him. I stuck him about 5 or 6 times while driving him through the hallway but then I realized we were in the kitchen and now we were both literally fighting with our lives on the line. For him, desire for survival took over, and for me pure instinct took over. It turned into a scuffle in which I was throwing him around and he was trying to bash me with the candleholder. In the process of throwing him around I dropped the icepick... saw it on the floor and kicked it under the 'fridge so he couldn't use it on me. During this time I basically just have him locked up. Once I got it under the fridge, I managed to get him in a sleeper where I was clenching my arms like a boa constrictor. He kept trying to swing over his left shoulder to hit me in the face with the candleholder so my first tactic was to drag him around by his neck like a dog with a chew toy.... to keep him off balance. That didn't work so I went to a weaker chokehold with one arm and used my other arm to control one end of his weapon. He still was like riding a bucking bronco so I used my grip on his weapon to bash him in the face 2 or 3 times. It opened his face up from the top of his forehead across his face down to the opposite eye. During the course of this, the blunt weapon fell to the ground and I resumed my 2 arm sleeper on him. Shortly after that he went unconscious from lack of oxygen and I let him go, slumping to the floor.

I thought I just committed a manslaughter. He didn't move for 2 minutes or so, the longest in my life. I completely forgot about my girlfriend for a second and luckily the black chick couldn't see what was happening, and probably thought her man had it handled. Now, it actually was justifiable self-defense, but at the time I didn't want to have to face the police or a court or have to pay for an expensive defense. All things considered, I had a clean record and I seriously doubt he did, and we were the only two that knew what happened. However, I was concerned that arming myself could be interpreted as intent, and that recovering the bike could be interpreted as me not feeling threatened.

He stood up, used his shirt to wipe his face and bind his ribcage(which was spurting blood out all over with his pulse) and starting talking like he was going to make another play. I started seeing red and said some insane things to this guy, along the lines of I just let you live, if there's a round 2 you are leaving here in a bag. He said he wasn't leaving without his phone. His girlfriend become aware after beating the tar out of my girlfriend, then I had to threaten harm on her. I got them both pushed into a corner using a kitchen knife, told my girlfriend to find his phone. I took his phone and threw it out the door so hard it shattered in the hallway...Then I said there's your F'n phone, go get it and keep your mouth shut at the hospital. He left saying "You're gonna get yours"

I very quickly scrubbed down the house of blood, which was EVERYWHERE, I collected the icepick, then I got the hell out of there, went to my relatives house, and laid in bed still rushing on adrenaline waiting for the police to pop up in my life. I've had plenty of adrenaline rushes before but never one I felt over an hour later.

The police never came, never popped up. Then I knew that he kept his mouth shut. That's not necessarily a good thing, as it meant he wanted to get me back for this and didn't want to have any links to me. I knew that in these occasions you never get revenge too soon, you wait for the guard to drop. So instead, my guard kept raising. For almost 2 years I was parking blocks away, keeping everything locked, being armed 24/7, never blindly walking into hallways, always checking corners, coaching everyone I knew on what they looked like, never using the same routes and entrance twice in a row.

I think I was 23 at the time. I've learned a lot of lessons from it and since then. I also associate with higher quality people and places, and live in a safer place.
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Should have called the cops and put him and his girlfriend in prison. You had every right of self defense.
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OP, just throw it in the tool kit and use it until it breaks. That's really the only way to know how good a $15 DeWalt knife is.
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Cowardly shitbags talking about "round two" after getting their asses handed to them seems to be a fairly typical phenomenon
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Muthafuk what a story VH. That sucks you went through it man, but you are still here.

I typically try to avoid giving unsolicited advice (yeah I know, what am I doing on the Files then lol), but I would hate for your, for now anonymous account, to ever come back and b used against you in any way.

I have to think the chances are tiny, but memory can be imprecise and not perfect and ANYTHING that anyone writes, esp as to your thoughts and feelings, always runs the risk of being misconstrued or blown out of proportion by someone with an agenda.

Like some fucker w long term medical bills who pays a PI to look up your internet posts etc. Hopefully Far fetched perhaps.

Anyway, I am glad that you walked away and didnt bow down to this thuggery. That little fucker is going to think twice now. And all for a bike. Dam
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Muthafuk what a story VH. That sucks you went through it man, but you are still here.

I typically try to avoid giving unsolicited advice (yeah I know, what am I doing on the Files then lol), but I would hate for your, for now anonymous account, to ever come back and b used against you in any way.

I have to think the chances are tiny, but memory can be imprecise and not perfect and ANYTHING that anyone writes, esp as to your thoughts and feelings, always runs the risk of being misconstrued or blown out of proportion by someone with an agenda.

Like some fucker w long term medical bills who pays a PI to look up your internet posts etc. Hopefully Far fetched perhaps.

Anyway, I am glad that you walked away and didnt bow down to this thuggery. That little fucker is going to think twice now. And all for a bike. Dam
Yeah I thought about that before posting for a little while. This guy is still out there. I doubt he will ever have the money to pay a PI but its possible he could be doing some research on guns to commit his next crime and maybe he reads my post. A light bulb could go off as he realizes that's our brief but violent story with one another, then he wants revenge. To be honest, I'm not too worried about it as I am now currently much better armed, much more experienced, in a much better location with fences/gates/security cams, and I'm in even better shape than I was then. Most likely he is strung out on drugs or in jail.

Legally, its been a number of years, and since he survived, there is always the statute of limitations. I was never too seriously worried about the legal ramifications because it was totally justifiable in my eyes and the only people that can truly speak on it are me and him. Like I said, my record was clean then and is clean now, and I'd have to assume his is not. In a he-said he-said situation like that our character would be on trial.

Despite all of that, I really didn't want to be made locally famous, get brought in, or have to pay for a legal defense which I would have to take to a jury trial. Not to mention, how many times have we seen people get off of charges and then get hit with a civil suit.

Seriously, this incident taught me so many lessons I'm almost lucky it happened, and I hope that doesn't get taken the wrong way.

1) I'm 6'5, at the time I was maybe 210 pounds and fairly thin, now I'm around 245 pounds and athletically built. I'm almost certain this guy went straight to getting a weapon because I'm not a small guy. In other words, if I was smaller, this might have just been some fisticuffs.

2) You have to keep total awareness whenever things get thick. If I had got tunnel vision trying to pull his girlfriend off, I could have been hit in the head with that thing and killed. And make no mistake about it, the reason I went straight to possibly deadly violence is because the size and weight of the candleholder he had could easily kill you with a blow to the head, or break your arms if you tried to defend your head.

3) The only real injury I suffered is his weapon hitting my toe when he dropped it, I thought I broke it but it healed without medical attention. However, if I hadn't caught this guy in the hallway, this story could be very different.

4) You never know what someone will do, don't always assume people have the ability to reason. Neither of us thought we were going to end up essentially trying to kill each other just moments before. It sounds ironic saying this since I stabbed him, but be aware of escalating the situation. They escalated the situation by attacking my girlfriend in the way they did. I don't know what man is going to stand there and watch their now defenseless girlfriend get grounded and pounded(which can potentially be a lethal situation) and not do something. Then when I tried to just stop the assault, he took it straight to a scenario where I thought my life was threatened. Seriously guys, it can happen that quick, think about that next time you are about to get into a bar fight or talk to a married woman or whatever.

5) Yes it was ultimately over the dumbest shit, but there are plenty of people in our world that will get violent over next to nothing and there is no pause button once they do.

6) The ultimate reason I wasn't just a victim here is that I used violence of action to maintain the initiative. All he was doing past certain point was trying to hurt me and respond to the ways in which I was controlling him. To be honest with you, its extremely hard to think well in these situations, I'm very lucky to have had some formal training in my life and to have intentionally sought out information on violent defense scenarios. That's why you shouldn't take this post lightly.

7) Never underestimate the strength of a human being that has essentially become a cornered animal with no choice. As I realized I was in full control of the situation I started to calm down, luckily. If I hadn't I may have went too far and crossed over into manslaughter territory, which I thank god for every day. Not letting go as soon as he passed out, kicking him in the head while he was down, or stabbing him while he was down would have taken this from self defense to manslaughter. And trust me, adrenaline and anger blur these rationally thinking lines a lot. However, the important part of this point is not about me but him. As soon as he realized he was seriously wounded and I was in control, I could feel every muscle in his body tensing up, I could feel his pulse exploding out of his neck on my arm, his strength went full-retard under adrenaline. I make no exaggeration when I say keeping this guy locked up was like wrestling a bull. He was fighting for his life and the human being is a curious thing in this situation.

8) This situation totally reaffirmed my belief in firearms for self defense, especially for the average person. It will ALWAYS be better to end the threat as quickly as possible. If I was older, or had a disability or was a woman, there's no way I could have controlled this guy the way I did. Matter of fact, if I had a firearm, this might have never even happened. But if you do draw a firearm, you better know that you will use it. During this fight we both dropped our weapons at some point, and you DO NOT want to get killed with your own weapon.

9) People make the assumption that you can only get into these situations if you are doing something wrong. I wouldn't have called this place my permanent residence but I stayed there a lot. I essentially walked into this whole thing, I wasn't out picking fights,brawling at the bar, or mean mugging people at the gas station. Always be prepared. It's sad that you have to be vigilant all the time but it is a reality.
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wow vh211... thanks for the story! I truly expecting a response lol that was crazy, glad you made it out ok
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So I picked up a Dewalt pocket knife today. Hell, it just looked cool and was $15 so why not? Anyone have any good or bad experiences with Dewalt knives? This one feels pretty solid.

It looks like something I'd carry. 95% of my pocket knife use is cutting strings off hay bales and the other 5% is scraping shit off electrical connections + reaching for a part from a crevice I can't get my fingers into. I also lose pocket knives pretty often. Yeah I carry cheap knives.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:51 AM   #27
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Valhalla211 is totally right about the linerlock failing. I mean I haven't used a $50 folder for work, but I've had the lock of a sub $50 knife fail and chop down on my finger. It left a pretty deep gash. I can only imagine how much worse that would be if that happened in the middle of a fight.

I don't think I have any dedicated fighting knives but I keep an Izula 2 as a backup knife of sorts and its a great fixed blade. I've had to fall back on it and field dress a deer before and it worked better than the Schrade that got dulled down.

Actually, I've had to use it to cut through the thick rubber seal/grip on pressure hoses that slink down and cover a fitting. I'm just thinking about how I subconsciously use that fixed blade for all the stuff that requires cutting with effort since that folder failed on me.
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Valhalla211 is totally right about the linerlock failing. I mean I haven't used a $50 folder for work, but I've had the lock of a sub $50 knife fail and chop down on my finger. It left a pretty deep gash. I can only imagine how much worse that would be if that happened in the middle of a fight.

I don't think I have any dedicated fighting knives but I keep an Izula 2 as a backup knife of sorts and its a great fixed blade. I've had to fall back on it and field dress a deer before and it worked better than the Schrade that got dulled down.

Actually, I've had to use it to cut through the thick rubber seal/grip on pressure hoses that slink down and cover a fitting. I'm just thinking about how I subconsciously use that fixed blade for all the stuff that requires cutting with effort since that folder failed on me.
Yup. You have experienced the exact same thing I did. I was at work, had to cut some thin plastic that was fairly tough but do-able. I didn't want to use my freshly sharpened fixed blade, so I asked a buddy of mine to let me use his knife. It was a ~25 dollar liner lock. I had sharpened his knife a few weeks earlier but his use had dulled it a bit, but it would still probably pass a paper test. I went to make the cut, made sure I had a firm grip, but the combination of the liner and looseness on the design meant a firm grip moved the liner just enough where it collapsed on my finger. It basically took the top of one of my fingers off. Just deep enough to be pretty bloody, but luckily just shallow enough to not be a traumatic injury in need of professional attention.

Ever since then I don't use liner locks for anything heavy duty. I wont buy one anymore in general but I have seen some high dollar ones where the liner is very stout and thick, or they have designs to avoid the knife loosening. Those might be ok.

Id suggest the SOG locking bar mechanism or similar if you want an assisted opener, or a traditional lockup folder if you don't mind not having assisted, or a fixed blade if you don't mind actually carrying one around.
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Id suggest the SOG locking bar mechanism or similar if you want an assisted opener, or a traditional lockup folder if you don't mind not having assisted, or a fixed blade if you don't mind actually carrying one around.
I have a couple inexpensive CRKT knives that I EDC that have their LAWKS system that backs up the liner. Still not foolproof but much safer than a liner lock alone.

I tend to lose pocket knives as well, so I stick with inexpensive-but-useable models.
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