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Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 11:58
Subject: Re: [RC] Riding Alone]
I was an avid deep water SCUBA diver for almost 20 years and I
use a modified SCUBA knife when riding the wilderness. It gives you an
"easy to reach" knife of worthwhile size, and they are designed to be worn on
the calf. They come in all sizes, with elastic rubber straps to hold
them on your calf and are stainless steel...they never rust and are almost
unbreakable. The back is serrated, which can also be useful.
Mine has about a 5" blade, with a hard rubber handle. Pick up a
farrier's diamond hoof knife sharpener (about $12). The stainless steel is so
hard, you will be there forever with a stone or file. I sharpened the
back side of mine at the point, making it like a mini-bayonet.
These knives are so hard you can dig water holes in a creek, remove rocks
from your horse's feet, an numerous other things and once you get an edge, it
holds it well.
makes a product called an "Ankle Safe". which velcro's to your calf.
It has room for a flashlight, a cellphone, and several other pockets.
Very secure on your leg. My little .25 automatic fits the cellphone
pocket perfectly with room for a spare clip. (Cellphones don't work up here,
Jim, Sun of Dimanche, and Mahada Magic
>I always carry a .38 special, and just found my hunting
knife that I had a >strap made to go around my calf. After seeing that
fellow that saved his >life in Washington after he slit the throat of a
cougar that attacked him, >I will be wearing my knife