Suggest a knife for self-defence please

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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by Yaj » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:45 pm

I would take a ASP type baton or baseball bat over a legal carry size knife any day, in a situation with multiple goons armed with knives. My favourite item of choice to keep in my car was an old pipe about 3 ft in length.
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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by Vikram » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:14 am

alexdavis wrote:i suggests a collapsible batons. when talking of a quality try the product of ASP or Monadnock coz i have heard that they have best quality.

Right all you truncheon/baton advocates, seems truncheons/batons are restricted items and cannot be imported(Please check the attachment).That raises the question, are they permitted in India if their import is restricted?


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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by chucky » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:59 am

There goes another tool out the window. :evil:
This is ridiculous and outright unreasonable. Its Legal to possess a knife with a 9" Blade, Its legal to carry around a knife with 3.5" blade but Illegal to carry a baton??? :shock:
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Post by goodboy_mentor » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:08 pm

in a situation with multiple goons armed with knives. My favourite item of choice to keep in my car was an old pipe about 3 ft in length.
With kattas/illegal guns available almost freely to unlawful elements starting from around Rs 500 upwards, you are lucky if you do not get at least one of the goons in the group NOT armed with a firearm.

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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by ssmickey.32 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:31 pm

goodboy_mentor wrote:
in a situation with multiple goons armed with knives. My favourite item of choice to keep in my car was an old pipe about 3 ft in length.
With kattas/illegal guns available almost freely to unlawful elements starting from around Rs 500 upwards, you are lucky if you do not get at least one of the goons in the group NOT armed with a firearm.
very correct... personally experienced :evil:

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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by chucky » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:34 pm

ssmickey.32 wrote:
goodboy_mentor wrote:
in a situation with multiple goons armed with knives. My favourite item of choice to keep in my car was an old pipe about 3 ft in length.
With kattas/illegal guns available almost freely to unlawful elements starting from around Rs 500 upwards, you are lucky if you do not get at least one of the goons in the group NOT armed with a firearm.
very correct... personally experienced :evil:

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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by Yaj » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:42 pm

goodboy_mentor wrote:
in a situation with multiple goons armed with knives. My favourite item of choice to keep in my car was an old pipe about 3 ft in length.
With kattas/illegal guns available almost freely to unlawful elements starting from around Rs 500 upwards, you are lucky if you do not get at least one of the goons in the group NOT armed with a firearm.

Well its not that common in Mumbai and its surrounding areas at least unless the the guys are hardcore and working for the prominent "gangs". I state this from my admittedly limited experience, I may be wrong.
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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by nagarifle » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:32 pm

gents/ladies :D

let us keep in mind the original question. bike ride with GF. in the country side. not gangland of bollywood.

what he needs is something to make the wanne be goondas, think twice before taking any unwise action.

something which does not need arms permit for. nor looks offensive or threatening (until used).

batons are restricted if imports is the thought. one can easily make one. and if you buy in India then import point does not arise. the question with baton is what does the arms act say?

what ever anyone says. please try to disarm a men with a knife or sharp implement. not easy.Also what idiot would like to get close in front of a knife?

when police etc are confronted with riot crowd they look for the ring leaders, who tend not to be in the front rank, as its the front rank which will be first fired on. the leaders tend to be behind and push the people forward. once a gun is out of ammo the people can easy take down the gun owner.

however, if a man is wielding a knife with intent to do something the crowd tends to pull back, as no one wants to get cut.

and if you are swing a baseball bat who wants to come near you :shock: not me for sure.

lets screw our head tight and realize that we can not take care of every situation but can prepare and reduce most situation.
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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by ssmickey.32 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:39 pm

How about Nunchaku???

suits in every way... legal... cheap... readily available... & effective...

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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by tirths » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:05 pm

If you need defend yourself, a rolled newspaper can be as lethal as knife. 3"knife and rolled newspaper can be a deadly combination.

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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by nagarifle » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:53 pm

how about the naga chilly, cops are using for anti riot. comes highly recommended :D
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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by mundaire » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:20 pm

Pepper spray, one can for the OP and one for his GF. Please learn how to use properly as well... you don't want to end up macing yourselves! Spray, and in the confusion pedal away... for back up, keep a knife each, once again learn how to use them effectively. This all presupposes the fact that you/ your GF are not willing/ able to procure a handgun license.
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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by m24 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:15 pm

nagarifle wrote:how about the naga chilly, cops are using for anti riot. comes highly recommended :D
The cops used them on you, when you went rioting in your pink jammies?? :D

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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by nagarifle » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:45 am

nay, for us we are born in the chilly so it powerless item.

as for pink jammies and rioting, its for delhi darlings thing ROTFL
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Re: Suggest a knife for self-defence please

Post by ngrewal » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:08 am

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Again one should know how to use best thing is avoiding such situations. Also remember these are weapons and thus need to be respected and carried with all safety precautions.

I personally know of a tragic consequence because of a drunkard jostling, one young life lost other incarcerated for life in a foreign land.

Personally prefer baton as Yaj stated rod/baton always remember knife wound can easily be tagged as IPC 326 or 307 attempt to murder..

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