Am I missing something here; how exactly do you take care of an attacker from inside the car when your knife is on the key ring in your ignition especially with a seatbelt on?Ok I have to ask. I apologize for my naivete. I carry a tactical folding SpeedSafe knife with a very sharp 3.5 inch blade, 4 inches overall folded, attached to my car key (nothing else is attached). It's either in my pocket or in my hand or hanging from my car ignition during waking hours. Its purpose is nonlethal close quarters self-defense to slash the nerves in certain key areas to render them immediately useless (also gets the muscles and blood vessels, but bleeding out takes way too long). The primary key areas are the inside forearm (assailant cannot hold a weapon or anything else), the biceps and triceps (assailant cannot use that arm at all), and the quads (assailant cannot stand).
My intent is to use the knife if, say, a carjacker reached inside my car to grab me, or an assailant on the street grabbed my throat to strangle me, or any number of other close quarter attacks. I would be extremely hesitant to pull a gun in such circumstances as, close-up, guns are easily deflected and grabbed and taken from the person under attack. Knives on the other hand are stealthy and quick, the damage done before the assailant even knows about the knife.
All that explains my understanding and intended use of knives for self-defense. So now I have to ask. Glock knives do not fold, to my knowledge, and you can hardly carry a big knife with you everywhere all the time, so, what is the purpose of a long non-folding knife? Stuff other than self-defense?
If a carjacker is reaching in and grabbing you, what is his intent? He wants you out of his way so he can steal your car. Undo your seatbelt, say you'll do anything, say you're getting out of his way, say here's the keys (even though he does not want them removed from the ignition, you're just too afraid to think straight from his point of view). After you remove the key from the ignition, open the knife one handed below his line of sight. As he pulls you out, slash his inside forearm with your knife (and maybe the other forearm as well, depending...). That hand is now completely useless, and he is likely shocked that his plan suddenly went so bad. Maybe you can drive away then, or, if not, you can likely draw your gun at that point. He has only one working hand. Not as much a threat as when he started out.Am I missing something here; how exactly do you take care of an attacker from inside the car when your knife is on the key ring in your ignition especially with a seatbelt on?
LOL, got one you did not think of ....Glock knives do not fold, to my knowledge, and you can hardly carry a big knife with you everywhere all the time, so, what is the purpose of a long non-folding knife? Stuff other than self-defense?