One of the biggest news themes in the U.S. for the past decade has been about guns, and about how they have been abused by main stream society. Huge media firestorms such as the Columbine High School Tragedy, and the Aurora Colorado theater shooting have provoked outcries for tougher laws on the prevention of firearms. Meanwhile, crime continues to rise in every sector. This has led to people going to the streets and purchasing guns in mass, with fear that a ban makes will make its way. This is where the book begins, that along with the purchase of firearms, people have begun buying knives in mass.
Knives that people purchase and use everyday are called EDC Knives, and its like the new Wild Wild West. There are different types of knife laws in place around each state, but they are obviously much more lax than gun laws. Some of these states allow for knives to be used in plain view, which is called “open carry”. Other states allow people to carry knives, but underneath clothes and they are not allowed to use these knives in plain view, this is called “concealed carry”. There are also differences in the types of knives used, which depending on their practical purpose, means that they are either used for lethal means, or for useful household assistance. For instance, the best survival knives are not necessarily intended to hurt anybody, because they have practical purposes such as for camping or for cutting wood. The same goes for swiss army knives. On top of this, there are knives that have different functional capabilities, such as folding knives, versus OTF knives, and fixed blade knives. Folding knives are knives which fold into themselves, this helps them become much easier to carry and are the primary type of EDC knives. Fixed blade knives on the other hand, require some kind of equipment belt, so that they can be strapped on and carried with their sheath. Believe it or not, but they are probably the safest knives because they require storage and are easy to use, where as foldable knives require a safety mechanism.
The author concludes that in a few decades, when gun laws have been voted into law, knives will take their place as the kings of lethal weapons in the United States. Instead of comparing guns such as glocks, we will be comparying brands such as Spyder and Bears, I guess we will have to wait and see.read more