Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Self Defense for Women - Alternatives
Last week we looked at the Kubotan as an impact striking device. As mentioned, it can be used to strike vulnerable areas on an attacker or used as a handle to swing your keys in a raking motion.
Previously, we looked at the use of simple OC pepper spray to blind an opponent while you make a getaway or mount a counter defense.
Today let's escalate your self defense alternatives. I own a couple and there are many out there, but my favorite self defense / EDC (every day carry), small fixed blade knife is the RAT IZULA, named after the fiery bullet ant of South America.
It's very versatile and can be worn as a neck knife, lashed to any sort of bag or camping gear, in a pocket, on a belt - your imagination is the limit. The kit comes with the basic knife, a well made sheath, a fire-starter, an emergency whistle, paracord for wrapping the handle and more.
I purchased mine from Knife Works at a very affordable price. I chose the black model depicted above. But, they come in Pink, Desert Tan, Olive Drab, or Stainless.
The IZULA is a workhorse for a small knife and will take all the use and abuse you can throw at it. IMO, it's a must have survival knife in the woods or in the streets. Just watch the video below to see the IZULA in action!
There are plenty of cheap knives available and they are always useful tools to have on hand. See you soon!