I get asked about waved features on folding knives. Personally I’d rather have a wide thumb stud and practice a redundancy in the form of an inertial flick to open it; It’s fast…

Every design is different. Find what works for you and stick to it. The more you change your carry option and method of opening the more you will build in training scars that will manifest themselves in the middle of an encounter.


Author – Ed is a security specialist and combatives instructor with over 10 years experience in public safety along the northern border area of Mexico. He runs seminars and private training specific to anti-abduction, escapology, free hand and unconventional edged weapons work. He is also director of Libre Fighting Systems in Mexico.

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