Choosing a good neck knife boils down to a few considerations, but before we continue, what are they?
A neck knife is a tiny blade weighing just 1 oz. When well kept on you, this blade will never be noticed except if you’re passing through a metal detector or getting searched by a pro. Surely, this should interest you, doesn’t it?
Why Carry A Neck Knife?
A neck knife has practical uses and works perfectly as a holdout weapon in dire circumstances or an opener for pesky little boxes. I’m sure you see how this concerns the prepper. While this blade may not be useful in the wilderness, it has several benefits elsewhere.
It can be very deadly if rightly used in a self-defense situation. Think about it. Your assailant is swaggering towards you with the thoughts that you’re defenseless, and just when he’s close enough, you whip out your blade and swipe on his face instantly.
Asides, some places don’t allow you to bring a gun in. So, a knife concealed carry may be just perfect due to the element of surprise it allows.
Top 3 Considerations When Choosing A Good Neck Knife
Choosing a neck knife is just like choosing any other knife, but there are some extra concerns.
Construction & Materials
First, the question to answer is what the blade is made of. Some push daggers & spikes are fashioned out of high-density plastic, meant to serve as last-minute stabbing equipment in sure situations. Steel knives are more common, though, whether high-carbon or stainless. While more practical & utilitarian, they won’t escape a metal detector — unlike the high-density plastic.
Of course, that should not concern us, so I think we’re mainly considering steel knives here, and our big decision is stainless vs. high-carbon.
High-carbon steels are held better at an edge but will require more care & maintenance than the stainless while stainless steels are typically cheaper & more resistant to corrosion.
The intended purpose of your knife plays an important role in your decision-making process. If your main goal is self-defense, you don’t want fancy high-carbon steel engineered to cut wood. If what you want is a blade for opening packages & doing miscellaneous activities, a push dagger or spike is not what you want.
Remember always to match your gear to their intended purpose; this ensures that they serve when it’s time.
The sheathing is never as important as it is when picking a neck knife, and this is because you wear the blade around your neck — like a necklace — kept hidden behind your full beards. So, except you’re a weirdo who likes to go about with a naked blade just some inches away from your throat, you’ll want (crave) a good sheath.
Knives are to be stored safely when you’re not using them, and that necessity becomes tripled & quadrupled when you’re hanging one around your neck. Get a good sheath that will never get torn by your knife. You don’t want to go about daring God to take your life, do you?
Takeaways From Choosing A Good Neck Knife
Choosing a good neck knife includes considerations on its size, weight, and how comfortable you are putting it on. You should also consider the necklace or lanyard that will carry it around your neck. Lastly, some states may be against a weapon like this (due to obvious reasons), so ensure that it is legal where you stay.