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August 11, 2011 6:14 AM Subscribe
Should I carry a concealed knife for self defense? If so, what kind? Are there classes that educate proper knife usage?
posted by Jason and Laszlo to grab bag (52 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
It's been a violent summer in Chicago, from numerous shootings to new trends in iPhone snatching. I live in a diverse neighborhood of Chicago, so I see lots of thug-types and druggies around my block. I often feel threatened just walking to the grocery store and many friends have been mugged in the area (for Chicagoans: Rogers Park area).
If I were to have a knife, how would I carry it? In my pocket? Tied to my leg like an assassin?
What type of knife would be appropriate? Are switchblades legal?
Could I be trained to properly use my knife in self defense?