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Why I Carry A Knife.

Your knife is just another tool in your tool belt...

"Carrying a knife is a responsibility, a tool to cut through life's challenges with precision and preparedness. But let us remember, its power lies not only in its blade, but in the wisdom and restraint of the hand that wields it."

As a woman who carries a Kershaw Leek knife for personal protection, I enjoy the benefits of having a versatile and reliable tool that can help me in various situations. A knife is another tool that can be used for self-defense if I ever encounter a threat or an assault. A knife can also be used for cutting, slicing, opening packages, and other everyday tasks that require a sharp edge. A knife can also deter potential attackers and give me a sense of confidence and security, knowing that I have something to protect myself with. The Kershaw Leek is especially convenient because it is lightweight, easy to open with one hand, and has a sharp blade that can handle various tasks. It also has a sleek design and a pocket clip that makes it easy to carry and conceal. And when purple is your favorite color that is a bonus.

Many women may wonder if carrying a knife for personal protection is a good idea. Here are some of the benefits of a woman carrying a knife for personal protection:

- A knife is **legal** in most places, as long as it meets certain criteria such as blade length and type. However, it is important to check the local laws before carrying a knife, as they may vary by state or country.

- A knife is **easily accessible** and can be carried in different ways, such as in a pocket, purse, belt, or neck. A woman can choose the best carry option for her comfort and convenience.

- A knife is **perfectly sharp** and can cause serious damage to an attacker with minimal force. A knife can also be used to cut through clothing, ropes, or other obstacles that may hinder escape.

- A knife can **function as a utility tool** for various tasks, such as opening packages, cutting food, trimming nails, or doing DIY projects. A knife can also be used for first aid, such as cutting bandages or removing splinters.

- A knife can **function as a weapon** for self-defense and the protection of others. A knife can be used to deter, injure, or incapacitate an attacker by targeting vulnerable areas such as the eyes, throat, or groin. A knife can also be used to save lives in case of emergencies such as car accidents or fires.

However, carrying a knife for personal protection also has some downsides and risks:

- A knife is **considered lethal force**, just like a gun. Using a knife for self-defense may have legal consequences depending on the situation and the level of threat. A woman should only use a knife as a last resort when her life or safety is in danger.

- A knife requires **training and practice** to use effectively and safely. A woman should learn how to deploy, grip, and wield a knife properly, as well as how to avoid injuring herself or others accidentally. A woman should also learn how to avoid or escape from a knife attack by an assailant.

- A knife may **not be enough** to stop an attacker who is bigger, stronger, faster, or armed with a gun or another weapon. A woman should be aware of her surroundings and avoid dangerous situations whenever possible. A woman should also have other options for self-defense, such as pepper spray, alarm devices, or martial arts skills.

In conclusion, carrying a knife for personal protection can be beneficial for women in many ways, but it also comes with some challenges and responsibilities. A woman should weigh the pros and cons of carrying a knife and decide what is best for her needs and preferences.

I have several go-to knives but one of my favorites is THE KERSHAW LEEK.

Until next time, keep your head on a swivel and always think one step ahead...

In Gratitude,


Remember, You are more powerful than

the danger that you fear.

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Oct 13, 2023

Where do you suggest getting my knife sharpened?

Vicki Kawelmacher
Vicki Kawelmacher
Oct 13, 2023
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Hi there, unfortunately, I do not know anyone who does that. You could reach out to where you bought it from, many companies offer that for free especially if you bought it through them. I am sorry I am not much help.

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