The difference between Bush Craft and Survival? A survival situation usually ends when you are rescued. So your task is to over come the environment hopefully for a short time, and usually without your u haul truck full of supplies.
Bush Craft is long term survival, over coming your environment with little or no equipment., and no foreseeable rescue. Either way, a knife that resists breakage with good edge holding and ability to adapt to a wide variety of tasks could be your most valued companion.
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Clinton vs. Trump vs. Your Knife Rights
by Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter
As a nonpartisan organization with members and supporters of all political persuasions we have made it our policy not to endorse candidates, but we still have an interest in politicians being friendly to knives and our interests. In just a few weeks, arguably the most critical presidential election in our lifetimes will be held. The outcome could affect knife owners on many levels. As such, I think I owe it to our members and supporters that we review the two major party presidential candidates' stances on two issues that will likely impact many Americans' knife rights.
Regardless of who wins this election, Knife Rights will continue to fight for a Sharper Future™ for all Americans. And, I realize that for many of you reading this neither candidate is a particularly appealing choice, but this election is too important to sit out. One of these two candidates is going to be your next president. Whoever is your choice, however reluctant that choice may be, be sure to vote. Your future, and because the next president will appoint two or three Supreme Court Justices, that of future generations is at stake.
These stances may or may not weigh into your decision, but you deserve to understand where they stand in this regard and what are, in my opinion, the potential consequences for knife owners. I will state the facts regarding these issues as I know and understand them, knowing all too well that some folks will take offense, regardless. If you really feel the need to vent, just send an email to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will endeavor to promptly answer your emails.
Knives being arms protected by the Second Amendment is half of Knife Rights' foundational principles expressed in our logo: Essential Tools - Essential Rights™. While knives are tools used by millions of Americans at home, work and while recreating, sometimes they are also tools used as arms in order to protect one's person or family. In some areas of the country, they are the most effective legal self-defense alternative to banned firearms.
Clinton has made no secret of her anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment agenda; it's a major plank of her campaign. She is aiming to eviscerate the Second Amendment. There is no question about her intention to attack it via legislative support for anti-Second Amendment bills, executive actions, and more critically, through her appointment of justices to the Supreme Court. Over many years Clinton has endorsed virtually every proposal, no matter how outrageous, to limit gun ownership and destroy the Second Amendment through extreme taxes, regulations and executive orders.
The loss of Second Amendment rights by way of her anti-gun agenda would be certain to disadvantage knife owners as we fight to oppose irrational restrictions on our knives. As we have seen elsewhere in the world, once firearms are outlawed, knife restrictions follow.
Few issues in this year's campaign offers a bigger contrast than this one. Trump has been equally adamant in his pro-Second Amendment stance. It has earned him the endorsement of the NRA and other Second Amendment organizations. His proposed nominees for the Supreme Court have a record of opposing efforts to weaken the Second Amendment.
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As I have previously pointed out in these emails, and as has been well-documented, the recent irrational attacks on ivory owners in the U.S., including owners of ivory handled knives and raw ivory used by knifemakers and scrimshaw artisans, was launched by the Clinton Foundation as part of their Clinton Global Initiative. With the Federal ban now in effect and numerous state bans passed that also include fossil ivory from species extinct for 10,000 years, they are not nearly finished.
The Clinton Foundation and Non-Governmental Organizations affiliated with it continue to advocate for the complete and total ban on all trade in ivory in any form. They continue to work towards that end both here at home and internationally. As we saw recently in New Jersey, efforts are afoot to even regulate and prosecute mere ownership of ivory.
They are being assisted in this by the Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service that has become little more than an extension of Humane Society of the United States and the rest of the radical animal rights movement. They are even pushing to ban sustainable use of wildlife in Africa, the core science behind the world's most successful wildlife conservation efforts that have brought many species back from the brink of extinction.
It matters not that these bans on legal ivory that's been in this country for decades can't stop illegal poaching, nor that these bans have resulted in an arguably unconstitutional taking of hundreds of millions of dollars from law-abiding Americans to no good end. There is nothing to suggest that a Clinton presidency will not continue to push for a total ban on all ivory trade and a non-science-based ban on sustainable use to the detriment of many knife owners, knifemakers and artisans, as well as wildlife.
The foundation's ivory ban advocacy strongly suggests that Clinton will also likely oppose passage of the African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act in Congress. This act would repeal the rec
ent Federal ivory ban, resetting the rules back to where they have been for decades and would positively enhance elephant conservation efforts in Africa. In the unlikely event it was passed during her presidency, she would likely veto the bill.
On the other hand, Trump has never advocated for ivory bans or the end of sustainable use as a science-based conservation model. His sons Donald, Jr. and Eric Trump are both strong advocates for sustainable use both here and abroad. While Trump is not a hunter, he has publicly supported his sons' participation in the hunting and shooting sports. A Trump presidency is far more likely to result in executive appointments that would effect a significant change in attitude at the Interior Department and at Fish and Wildlife Service. If the African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act was passed by Congress, he would likely sign it.
Again, regardless of who wins the election, Knife Rights will continue to fight for a Sharper Future™ for all Americans. That what we do.
And, as previously noted, for many neither Clinton or Trump would be your first choice to lead American forward. Regardless, one of these two candidates is going to be the next president. Whoever is your choice, however reluctant that choice may be, be sure to vote. Your future, and because the next president will appoint two or three Supreme Court Justices, that of future generations is at stake.
And, for what it's worth, in my opinion this isn't the election to vote for third-party candidates, for whatever your reason. It certainly isn't an effective protest vote, it's simply a vote for whichever one is your least favorite, Clinton or Trump. Every vote should count and the only way to make your vote count for real in this presidential election is to vote for one of the major party candidates.
Your vote is your voice and it's your future at stake. Go VOTE!
DO NOT Try to Take Your Knife into a Presidential or VP Candidate's Rally! Thousands Confiscated!
While Knife Rights' Knife Check worked great at Donald Trump's NRA Annual Meeting appearance, we can't follow all the candidates around the nation doing knife checks. If your try to enter a presidential or vice-presidential rally with a knife (or almost anything metal except for car keys), it will be confiscated or you will be turned away!
At many of these rallies, hundreds of attendees are losing their knives. Nationwide, thousands of knives have been confiscated! In most instances, once confiscated you'll not be given the opportunity to reclaim your knife. Leave your knife at home or in your car.
ALL sale proceeds directly support Knife Rights and efforts to forge a Sharper Future for all Americans™.
Join Knife Rights at the California Custom Knife Show October 22-23
The California Custom Knife Show, sponsored by Plaza Cutlery, was the first major knife show on the West Coast. It was resurrected a few years ago and it's attracting an excellent cross section of custom and mid-tech makers. A two-day weekend show, its location in the Anaheim\Disneyland area also makes for a great family outing.
Knife Rights LegalBlade™ - World's First Knife Law App! Available Now for Android, iPhone & iPad
Knife Rights Foundation" groundbreaking LegalBlade™ App - Knife Laws in America™ provides guidance at your fingertips to the knife laws in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 42 cities in the U.S. with restrictive knife laws.
Knife Rights Founder and Chairman Doug Ritter notes, "While Knife Rights will continue to aggressively work to repeal bad knife laws, knowledge of the law is the first step in avoiding an unfortunate arrest, loss of your knife or other legal complications."
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Question: I';m looking for a knife that helps me the most in a survival situation Hi, and Thanks for your interest in my work. Your question is LARGE. The knife that will help you most in a survival situation, is the knife you have with you. So, if you choose a knife that breaks easily, or has poor edge holding ability, or that lacks attachment points you may find yourself with out a knife at a time when you need it more than any other item. A large or medium sized knife with a mini attached or in the front pocket of the sheath works great. You can chop large firewood with a big knife, and hundreds of other tasks, but to skin a squirrel or remove a splinter a mini knife is going to make the job easier. You can remove the mini knife from the carrier and carry it on a necklace sheath. As for price, you get what you pay for. Industrial strength tools out work and out last medium or low quality. Keep it in mind when looking for a survival knife. The term alone should ring a bell. Survival denotes that your attempting to overcome some type of harsh reality, and that your available options are just as limited. In these type situations the extra money you spent on a tool that would endure the extremes with ease may be the difference between your success or failure at a time when resupply is simply not an option. In a knife, the true quality is more than skin deep. The type of steel and the heat treatment of such makes all the difference in the world in the field and in the middle of some of the more brutal tasks. Examine your probabilities carefully. Choose a knife that will perform as many functions as you might need in a wide variety of probable situations, then keep it close.
Examine where you are and what you may have to survive. Check out my catalog page, and choose CPM 3V Super High Performance Semi Stainless steel the way I prepare it. This is Super steel compared to the rest. Yes it costs more, but the profit is yours not mine. It is harder to work and takes many more hours and supplies to complete, but in the end your knife will endure brutally extreme conditions and use with ease. If you don't see a model on the catalog page that suits you, no problem I can make your design, or design something that fits your needs. My cataloged models attempt to accomidate people who regularly find themselves with less equipment than they would like and little or no time to aquire more. There are no lazer or waterjet cutouts, I individually make each one, so Customization is no problem. They are knives that can do more than one job, and endure the fact that, on most jobs, your using it harder than most people will ever use it in a lifetime. Everything about the knife is tuned to acomplish that directive. Talk to your average policeman,firefighter, soldier, scuba diver, mountain climber,or electrical lineman. Sometimes your out there with just what you have on your belt, and the situation is not going to pause while you return to your truck for the more appropreate implement. Sometimes dropping your tool means it falls hundreds of feet into the abiss or worse into the hands of the enemy to be used against you. So Yeah sometimes a knife that will perform a variety of tasks, with great edge holding ability coupled extreme resistance to breakage and is easily tetherd can be a lifesaver. Don't be fooled by the critics that scoff at a knife that will also act as a prying tool, a saw, a hammer, a spear and more. Most of them simply can not or will not go the extra mile to produce a product that will preform these tasks. They will also in all probability not be anywhere near you when your in deep trouble wishing you had spent the few extra dollars for a tool that would have saved your life.
Finally and not to get preachy on you but wisdom is timeless.
(Matthew 7:24-27) The Wise and Foolish Builders
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
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Yeah, In Jan 2016 we announced a History of Relentless knives section. Well....still working on it. 20 years and over 40,000 photos.....
A few Relentless knives which are ready to ship appear click Available knives page. for specs,prices and purchasing.
Eachknife is Zone Tempered, a process used by Japanese Samurai sword makers for thousands of years, results in a super strong blade, with spring temper in the core and 58rc hardness on the cutting edge. This gives you a knife that resists breakage even with the application of great lateral forces,that will hold an edge well, and resharpen easily. You get, superior strength and durability and heavy last ditch personal protection in a handy all around utility knife that you will love.
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Relentless knives believes in the Protection and Defense of the Constitution of the United States of America By Peter Ferrara, an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law. September 25, 2001 9:20 a.m. National Review To Kill an American You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So I just thought I would write to let them know what an American is, so they would know when they found one. An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan. An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as Native Americans. An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan . The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses. An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God. An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness. An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country! As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least. The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America . Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists. So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom