Insights Training Center recently introduced their Blade-Tech PH Lite. I managed to get my hands on one of these 2 7/8″, 2.6oz knives and it really is nice. It’s incredibly sharp and has put up with the day to day abuse of the range for a couple months now with no noticeable wear. It’s small and light enough that I can carry it around in my useless girl pockets and still has a long enough blade to do everything I need it to.
The reason I bring this up is due to the importance of having a good blade around. I started carrying knives around in my years of outfitting, which makes a lot of sense, but the usefulness rolls over into other worlds as well. I don’t really recommend trying to open a box, pry large staples or cut a seat-belt with a gun but a good knife will get the job done.
What it comes down to is that there’s no excuse for having a gun and not having a good knife. Not only is it a backup weapon system in a jam but is a tool with many day to day uses.