ormr 01-07-1999 08:33
Well, tactical knives is a rather broad term so let's narrow it down a bit. By tactical knife I mean a knife SPECIALLY designed for attack/defense against an armed opponent - thus all ladies' cuties (like LadyBug or Delica from Spyderco) and working knives like Endura are out.
Spyderco Police, CQC7 Emerson, Razorback by Masters of Defense are but a few examples of true tactical folders. So has anybody seen a Russian-made tactical folder to match any of the above?
Roman 01-07-1999 08:23
check "Basko" knives : http://users.mark-itt.ru/basko/
ormr 02-07-1999 06:41
From the pics on the site Basco knives are surely cute but look like they are better suited to adorn a wall in "New Russian's" office than to be a tactical weapon. It used to be that all the folders in USSR were non-lockable - did the situation change with the new political/social realities?
Roman 02-07-1999 07:18
You are not completely right about "new russians" knives, yes, they make exclusives, but also standard ones in price begining from $25. I don't sure about other knives, often they are made from not much fine steel.
About folders - I have not seen any good industrial made ones, only self-made, and can't answer with confidence about legality.
ormr 03-07-1999 06:00
Every now and then on gun shows in US one can spot Russian-made automatics (spring-assisted opening knives) of rather ingenious design but still "rough on the edges". These are illegal in most states anyway but I was wondering when knifemakers in Russia would get the idea of utility of knives as self-defense tools. As with guns I'd expect a wave of original designs from Russians when it comes to knives.