Field Expedient ECQC Knife

When I travel in non-permissive environments, always on the lookout for readily accessible makeshift weapons.

Not being a high end knife guy, maybe I missed the obvious similarities to the item discussed.

Do you agree? Or am I way off base? Either way, it’s still a viable expedient weapon.

 

 

Marky
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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • I have a lot of experience with sneaking around with weapons in plain sight. I did it for 20 years professionally. So keep that in mind if some of my tastes trend on the side of practical instead of style.

    YMMV. I hope you find this video informative, or maybe even funny. But I post it with the utmost respect.

    Marky
    john1911.com

  • Brennen Munro

    Holy smokes Batman… I thought I was one of the few who knew that trick! Or as the guy who showed us these types of things would say,”horray sheet you dumb dumb dumb”! He was the kindest looking old Japanese gentleman that was brought in to teach us how to spot improvised weapons before someone had a chance to use them on us. What I found out a bit later was that he was a “retired” Yakuza, who had spent years carrying non-arms right under the nose of authorities. He was a very sneaky old man too! Thanks for bringing back a very old memory. So for me this was respectfully funny…

    Munro

    • Sounds like a neat old guy. I would have liked to have meet him.

      Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        He was an eye opening experience! One of the things he talked about was when he was really young he was running around with notes from one boss to another, he was afraid of being victimized by some of the bigger, stronger thugs in the area he was running around in. So he put some groceries in a bag along with a very, very sharp knife. If stopped by the Constables he would just tell them he was on his way to his grandmothers to help her prepare a meal, but if stopped by thugs, he had his very sharp knife! He taught us to look for things hidden in plain sight, and so many ways to hide “stuff” that if you did not really give it a good look… it would pass right under your nose. He described how anything smaller than an automobile could be used as an impromptu weapon! If he had only known that in the future they would be using those very autos…It was right before the first “intifada” in 1987, so he had an attentive audience. He was funny and full of stories, but I suspect he was also very good at what ever he had been doing while running with the bad boys, as he still had all his digits. Even with a lifetime of membership with them. But yes Marky, I think you would have enjoyed meeting him!

        Munro