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    What kind of knives do you practice with?

    I bought a really cool practice knife at camp last year. It looks like a real open switchblade, but it's dull. It's even metallic. My instructor doesn't care for it, but I think it's cool.

    He likes the wooden knives that look like staffs for elves.

    How about you?

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    I like No Lie Blades, and good aluminum training knives.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    I like No Lie Blades, and good aluminum training knives.
    What's a 'no lie' blade? One that is rigorously honest?

    I think the one I have is aluminum. It has a black rubber handle covering.

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    Check out his thread No Lie Blades
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    I've considered getting an aluminum one but haven't got around to it. The No-Lie's look pretty cool. I usually use the wooden or rubber ones right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    What kind of knives do you practice with?

    I bought a really cool practice knife at camp last year. It looks like a real open switchblade, but it's dull. It's even metallic. My instructor doesn't care for it, but I think it's cool.

    He likes the wooden knives that look like staffs for elves.

    How about you?

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    We use Cold Steel plastic knives and one of our BB's makes aluminum trainers, so we have lots of those around. I've got several wood ones that I made that mimic my carry knives in exact shape, and several that represent more common knife forms.

    I prefer the aluminum, it just feels and looks more real.

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    Try Edges 2 or Kenny Gonzalez for some great aluminum trainers. Most of the big knife manufacturers now have a "training" blade, including Benchmade and Spyderco. They are primarily meant for law enforcement and are pretty expensive, as they use the same opening mechanisms and frame the actual knife uses. Sigung LaBounty had a Benchmade that I loved. Check out his website as he could probably put you in touch with anyone in the country who makes good trainers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    I've considered getting an aluminum one but haven't got around to it. The No-Lie's look pretty cool. I usually use the wooden or rubber ones right now.
    There is a small company in London, ON that makes great trainers, I will be getting myself one when I am in Sarnia, at the end of April.
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    We have access to special training blades for law enforcement. It is a blade that delivers a significant electrical shock ala a stun gun effect when contacting any 'cutting' surface. It's intensity is adjustable, and is sufficiently significant that you really don't want it to happen to you more than once.
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    How could someone acquire one of those knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth
    How could someone acquire one of those knives?
    I do not believe they are restricted to law enforcement, therefore all you need is the will and substantial cash. It really works sir.

    Go here to order:

    http://www.shocknife.com/order.html

    Here's a video done by the Discovery Channel;

    http://www.exn.ca/dailyplanet/view.asp?date=9/28/2005
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    OMG! These things are for real?! That's essentially a taser. Other than getting cut, I can't think of a better way to train. LOL. I don't think most of our students would be "down" with that though.
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