Why A "Neck Knife?"

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Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby skb12172 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:28 am

They seem like they would be uncomfortable and impractical to me….carrying a defense knife on a lanyard around your neck. Some of you apparently swear by them. Let's hear the pros and cons.

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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Cobar » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:10 pm

I don't use one, but I would assume that you would get used to it like anything else that people wear around their neck.

I guess depending on how you dress it would be easier to conceal it and might be easier to get to. Also, if someone is accosting you and you go for a pocket they might assume you are going for a weapon. If you start grabbing up your shirt they might think your some kind of nut giving you some psychological advantage? That, and it leaves your pockets free for more crap.

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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Greg » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:14 pm

I have one. Check out this post (good thread, too):

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... ost9882402

The one I have is the Swamp Rat Swamp Warden, though mine has a black coating. Same Buy Brown kydex. I put a breakaway paracord lanyard on mine.

I don't wear it for defense (well except the one time I had to pick someone up from Newark airport after midnight) but rather as a 'just one extra' knife, belt-and-suspenders kind of deal. You don't always need it or want it, but when you want an extra knife it's in a place it's not going to snag on anything, it's only mildly awkward to reach, and you are able to maintain a positive sense (because it's sitting on your sternum between your manly pecs) that it's there.
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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Termite » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Duck hunters in chest waders have been known to wear them. Personally I think a better option than cutting your waders off is to wear the PFD inflatable suspenders.
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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby JustinR » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:01 pm

A neck knife would be the quickest way to stab your eyes out in the event Hillary Clinton decided to do some twerking on national TV.
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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Yogimus » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:47 am

I would only carry a neckblade for convenience, not for defensive use.

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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Netpackrat » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:39 am

JustinR wrote:A neck knife would be the quickest way to stab your eyes out in the event Hillary Clinton decided to do some twerking on national TV.


Your logic is unassailable.
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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby 308Mike » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:10 am

Netpackrat wrote:
JustinR wrote:A neck knife would be the quickest way to stab your eyes out in the event Hillary Clinton decided to do some twerking on national TV.


Your logic is unassailable.

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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Steamforger » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:01 am

Never carried a neckknife, but when I was working with thr PD I had a couple small, but useful items squirreled away throughout my gear. One was a zytel fixed blade knife riding behind my trauma plate. Never used it, but it was dependable for sticking, weighed nothing, it was highly likely to be missed in a search, and was cheap enough to be free. I would roll with it again.

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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Goods2010 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Steamforger wrote:likely to be missed in a search


Why I did, and it was during training. At least with the inexperienced.

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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby PawPaw » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:43 am

Termite wrote:Duck hunters in chest waders have been known to wear them. Personally I think a better option than cutting your waders off is to wear the PFD inflatable suspenders.


I duck hunted Catahoula lake for many years, but quit when steel shot became mandatory. So, I have some small expertise to share.

Many of us believe that the best thing to do with waders is to cut a small hole near the ankle of each leg for drainage. That way, when water sloshes over your waders into your nether regions, it can conveniently drain out through the ankles and you won't walk out of the marsh with your waders full of water, looking like the Michelin man.

Trust me, you'll be just as dry as anyone else who's wearing waders.

But a neck knife? No, my knife is either in my pocket or in my backpack.
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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Weetabix » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:26 pm

I once read that a neck knife was a good option when canoeing/rafting. I think the logic was that you could lose everything else but still have a knife. I can't remember why the knife on your belt went away. Hung up on a branch?
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Re: Why A "Neck Knife?"

Postby Greg » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:10 pm

Weetabix wrote:I once read that a neck knife was a good option when canoeing/rafting. I think the logic was that you could lose everything else but still have a knife. I can't remember why the knife on your belt went away. Hung up on a branch?


Rather depends on what you're wearing, I would imagine.
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