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Preview – Unusual Suspects – Boot Knives

Redundancy — while it’s seen as unnecessary by some, it’s made a priority by those concerned with personal protection. From tactical pens to concealed-carry pistols, a reliable backup tool or two can mean the difference between life and death. Therefore, we’re interrogating a lineup of boot knives. This type of weapon usually comes as a short, double-edged fixed blade that’s best for thrusting and carried in a sheath, which is either clipped to or tied around one’s high-tops.

Keep in mind, they’re not quick to deploy. You’ll have to either bend over, crouch down, or raise your ankle, then pull up your pant leg before drawing the blade. Also, boot knives come with certain legal responsibilities. Always check state, county, and town laws before you carry one. Still, if it’s permissible where you live and work, a boot knife can provide an added sense of security in peaceful times…and a tactical advantage in the worst of them.

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Make: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Model: Sting
OAL: 6.85 inches
Blade Length: 3.2 inches
Blade Material: 1050 carbon steel
Weight: 3.9 ounces
MSRP: $70
URL: www.crkt.com

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Make: Skallywag Tactical
Model: Dagger
OAL: 7.85 inches
Blade Length: 3.85 inches
Blade Material: D2 tool steel
Weight: 3.8 ounce
MSRP: $225
URL: www.skallywagtactical.com

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Make: TOPS Knives
Model: Ranger Bootlegger 2
OAL: 9.6 inches
Blade Length: 5 inches
Blade Material: 1095 carbon steel
Weight: 7.3 ounces
MSRP: $159
URL: www.topsknives.com

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