Ahab has a good post up on Knife Carry:
With regards to the self-defense needs of carrying a knife, I do still carry a knife when I’m not carrying a pistol. However, carrying a knife changes my self defense strategy quite significantly. While a knife certainly qualifies as a force multiplier, it also requires me to get right up on top of my attacker. If my attacker is armed with a knife, we are both going to get cut. That’s what happens. You always get cut.
I carry a Leatherman on me at all time, which has a 3 inch blade.Â I don’t carry it with self-defense in mind, though I suppose it could be used that way in a pinch.Â When it comes to force less than a firearm, I prefer Fox OC spray.Â I don’t carry OC all the time with me either, but it’s useful to have options all the way up the force continuum.Â I’d much rather OC an attacker than get into a knife fight.Â Faced with a knife wielding attacker, and having only my Leatherman, I think I’d take Ahab’s run like a little girl option. Â I’m not too proud for that.