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Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

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Keith
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Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Post by Keith » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:52 pm

Learning from history is a good way to go. Modern arms are all very well if 1) you can afford them, & 2) you are legally able to obtain them. I have carried many modern handguns in my time, but now I have to pay for pistol club membership in order to own one, & I have to travel to the club on a regular basis in order to keep my H class licence. Frankly I can not justify the expense of club membership, & being attacked by feral dogs & wild boar when I am working on my property is apparently not a good reason for owning a pistol according to the government desk jockies!!!
So, I make do with what is legal & consider myself lucky to have what I have in a country with a government dictatorship.
Keith.

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My hunting sword.
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My tools of the trade.
The only changes I have made to the usual tools I carry with me is the clasp knife. The one shown above I made myself, but I have always wished that I had made it a little larger. Then one on my sons gave me a #10 Opinel clasp knife & that is the one I carry now.
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.
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Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Post by StealthHunter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 pm

haha, I do believe that Australian laws need a good redo on most of them. since EDC or "wearing weapons" in public places is illegal I have been studying zen do kai martial arts and other types of mixed martial arts to try and turn myself into a metaphorical weapon, but I think it is stupid that you can't use a firearm for your line of work.



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Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Post by Keith » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:17 pm

StealthHunter wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 pm
haha, I do believe that Australian laws need a good redo on most of them. since EDC or "wearing weapons" in public places is illegal I have been studying zen do kai martial arts and other types of mixed martial arts to try and turn myself into a metaphorical weapon, but I think it is stupid that you can't use a firearm for your line of work.
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by,
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http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/
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Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Post by Oz judge » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:57 pm

Well I'm getting older & lazier (40) but I'm still fairly confident of being a reasonably hard target. But my go to edc first strike would be my safe key which is always sticking out of my fingers everywhere I go. A nice pointy pen is also a good idea to always have on you. A lighter in you hand is better than nothing , it could also accidently light there hair on fire or clothing ect. My best of all time ( & need a new one ) was a American civil war round steel water bottle , it has a grey wool cover & long strap to sling around your neck. Made in two halves it has a inconspicuous seem the whole way around it . Filled about 1.25lt of water + the weight of the steel, when swung around like a mace or heavy club I'm sure one hit to the side of the head would accidently kill a oxygen thief . I put it through a interior door , took chunks outa trees . It would break anybody's arms & most probably legs. Matter of fact I should make one part of my edc kit again. I haven't really thought about that water bottle in over 10 years, best of all it flys under the radar. WOW EVERYBODY GET ONE.



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