I remember back when I was choosing my first concealed carry holster. I pored over magazine articles, read what the “experts” recommended, and obtained every holster catalog and brochure I could. (This was in the early 1990s, before the world wide web had been commercialized, and there were no websites to help in the quest.
For years, I’ve carried one form or other of small impact tool as part of my everyday carry gear. A number of excellent, highly concealable handheld tools that can be readily utilized for proactive or reactive personal protection are available today. Small impact tools (SIT) offer the user another force option and are an effective
The everyday carry (EDC) folding knife has become a staple both in society and the modern personal protection community. Each individual chooses such a tool based on a variety of criteria, including blade type, length, design, and clip orientation. A myriad of excellent tactical and non-tactical folding knives are available, with many carried for daily
As I write this, I am at the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia. My annual pilgrimage to the world’s largest knife event not only reminds me that I still really like knives, it also makes me remember what real heat and humidity feel like. And our carry strategies during warm weather are quite different than