Lady's Running Knife (looking for suggestions)

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  1. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 2, 2009
    Hey all,
    Looking for a suggestion for a lady's runners knife. My wife and I both run a lot on very rural roads and are often 5-7+ miles from home and she would like to have something for a worst case scenario (emergency self defense only). A local story from awhile back got her a bit worried and she wants to have an option beyond just a cell phone for when she runs alone.

    Ideally looking for suggestions for a thin/light, brightly colored (lady's colors), stainless, onehanded opening knife with a strong clip. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
     
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  2. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 5, 2015
    Spyderco Salt 2 or Pacific Salt in yellow FRN with a serrated blade.
     
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  3. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 2, 2009
    She and I currently carry a tiny vic classic running (mostly for thorn removal) but not much self defense use there......lol.
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    My wife runs with an H1 Dragonfly. She says anything bigger is uncomfortable.
     
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  5. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 5, 2015
    Is it the SE hawkbill model? That’d be a solid choice!
     
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  6. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Cold steel Urban Pal or some other push dagger...
    Or Esee Izula

    You don't want a folder for self defense (unless it has to be a folder because of the law)
     
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  7. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    Spyderco Tasman salt.
     
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  8. Eversion

    Eversion Making Ti things pretty! Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    The Spyderco Squeak is available in pink, and I liked it when I had one around. It's a quite stiff slipjoint, one hand opener.
    Similar to a Vic Classic in how it locks, but much more secure. Definitely not going to close on your fingers.
     
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  9. BillZee

    BillZee

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    Apr 30, 2020
    I would suggest your wife take some basic training in self defense. Including weapons training with mace and knife. An untrained person risks having their weapon taken off them and used against them.
     
  10. The_Knife_Man

    The_Knife_Man

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    May 30, 2014
    Any reason not to get a .380? I don't wanna be close enough to stab someone.
     
  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    It’s just the regular Dragonfly with H1. She used to run with a Derringer in a pouch, but says she didn’t like the weight of it.
     
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  12. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I’d imagine running with a .380 would suck.
     
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  13. steelhog

    steelhog Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 2, 2009
    She is GTG on the basic self defense end but her Glock or mace are just too bulky to run distance with for her. And honestly option one is to do more running into the nearest corn field if she felt threatened (but if all else fails a sharp pointy thing helps)......lol
     
  14. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    I agree...
    My humble opinion:
    1. Gun if legal
    2. Pepper spray
    3. Fixed blade
    4. Folder...
     
  15. The_Knife_Man

    The_Knife_Man

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    May 30, 2014
    If you gotta go knife. Maybe a fixed tanto. Something secured horizontal on the waist so its not bouncing around?
     
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  16. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 5, 2015
    Very cool. My wife has a DFly too. I’m always amazed at how capable such a small, lightweight knife it is.
     
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  17. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Cold Steel Mini Tac Tanto comes to mind too
     
  18. Eversion

    Eversion Making Ti things pretty! Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Agreed. It's more about what someone will want to carry, not what they can. If something is too inconvenient to carry for someone, after a while they'll just not carry it.
     
  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Obviously y’all don’t run. Lol. Even a T-shirt gets heavy after 10 miles of running. Just google bloody nipples. It’s a thing. Lol
     
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  20. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 5, 2015
    Extremely underrated comment. Tasman is a great suggestion!
     
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