Gerber Yari II Knife

Gerber Yari II Knife

Kit Up! at notes the Gerber Yari II Knife.

In addition to being impressed with the quality of the knife’s construction, I was also quite impressed with the quality and construction of the sheath as well as the “attachment” options that come with the knife. In addition to the now standard MOLLE attachment straps, the sheath also comes with a belt loop, as well as a screw-in clip for attaching the knife to a molded plastic drop leg pistol holster such as the Safariland Model 6004. While the knife is held securely in the sheath by a pair of “grippers” molded into the sheath (which is how I currently have it configured) an optional thumb release strap is included with the knife for additional retention piece of mind.

Good discussion in the comments section, both pro and con. Also, this one:

I’ve carried my KBAR since the War of 1812 and there is no better knife. All other knives are not worthy of the name knife.

When James W. KBAR invented the Knife, it was a KBAR.

—Sorry, I just thought I would get that out of the way…


Britain to crack down on knife crime

David Hardy points out the continuing spiral in the UK:

Police in the UK’s worst knife crime hotspots will be told to prosecute anyone caught with a blade, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.

Mr Brown told The Sun that carrying knives or guns was “completely unacceptable” and that officers should stop giving offenders cautions.

Those who dismiss claims that small forms of gun control will lead to larger forms of gun control and will eventually lead to other limitations on someones ability to defend themselves should watch Britain closely. Last month it was samurai swords. This month it’s

“It is completely unacceptable to carry a knife or a gun. Where police have previously been cautioning people, there now has to be a presumption of prosecution.”

Set the Wayback Machine for ten years ago. I’ll bet there was no talk in Britain of including knives in the gun ban. Of course there wasn’t. Knives aren’t guns. Until now.

Think things will stop there?

He also said he was concerned about violent computer games featuring knives.

‘Swords are dangerous weapons’

In the UK: Banning samurai swords

The government said Wednesday it would ban the sale of samurai swords because the weapons had been used in a number of serious, high-profile attacks.

The Home Office said the swords would be added to the Offensive Weapons Order from April next year, meaning they could not be imported, sold or hired.

However collectors of genuine Japanese swords and those used by martial arts enthusiasts would be exempt from the ban.

“In the wrong hands, samurai swords are dangerous weapons,” Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker said.

A common criticism of gun bans is, of course, that it’s not the weapon that’s the problem but the criminal. And that the criminal will just use a different weapon if he can’t get a gun.

Bans on swords, knives, baseball bats, and tire irons are typical sarcastic responses to calls for tight gun control to limit crime. Only this time, the sarcastic ones are in the British government.

This should be played up. It’s an important warning.