A video came up on my youtube recommended, a young lady that's "into" blades. She had several Bastinelli knives concealed a couple of them looked interesting.
|The Quiet Man|
Ive got a Pika and a Kalinou. Both are well built sharp knives. The Pika is tiny, but the blade shape leads it to cut much deeper than you would expect. It also came wickedly sharp. I was experimenting with different ways to secure the sheath in a cargo pocket and inadvertently stuck my hand in there with a loose blade. Never felt it, but I hope the stain comes out of the pants.
After that I decided it made a dandy neck knife.
The Kalinou is substantially bigger, but still a compact knife. My only minor complaint with it is because of the pronounced curve it has to be rolled out of the sheath. If you grab it and yank straight it will either bind up or risk the edge cutting into the kydex. That said, you get 3 inches of razor sharp wickedly curved steel that cuts like a dream.
I was looking at one
In the video she had it tucked in by the button of her shorts and it was all but unnoticeable.
|The Quiet Man|
Yeah. The Pika is the karambit version of that. It won't probably slash as well as the Pika (its basically a beefy exacto knife) but I bet it will stab deep. Certainly be easy to conceal. N690 is good steel and on the two examples I've handled Bastinelli grinds a good edge.
OUCH!!! Reading this made me cringe.
I also came to a somewhat painful decision about fixed blades in pocket carry. There's nothing good about razor sharp blades being unsheathed in your pocket. The only really safe way is to withdraw the sheath from your pocket and then the knife from the sheath...........
Remember, this is all supposed to be for fun...................
|Be Careful What You Wish For...|
I really want a Mako.
Georgeair: "...looking around my house this morning, it's not easily defended for long by two people in the event of real anarchy. The entryways might be slick for the latecomers though...."
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