Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy Father's day

Father's day arrives this weekend and Atlanta Cutlery would like to help you celebrate it! We have an outstanding selection of knives and tools for you to choose from at any time of the year, but now there is a bonus! Father's Day weekend when you place an order $99 or more you'll also receive a free set of EDC cards! These Every Day Carry cards were made to fit unobtrusively in your wallet or pack while serving multiple functions. It features openers for both cans and bottles, a flathead screwdriver, a ruler, a knife edge, a saw edge, several size wrenches, a direction ancillary indication tool (helps find north and south) and even has a lanyard hole! This deal is for a limited time and only while we have stock so don't miss out!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Neck Knives – An Introduction

There are endless types of knives in the market these days to serve seemingly all purposes. A relatively new knife in this burgeoning group is the neck knife. It is a small knife with a blade of three inches or less, which is attached to a cord hung around the neck. This knife can be worn with the blade pointing up or down. (The latter is also called the Mountain Man style.) Owing to their size and where they are worn, neck knives are easy to carry, access, and conceal (under your tie if you are wearing one!). They have many uses. One is, as with most knives, self-defense. Neck knives are also quite popular for outdoor activities as they are handy for scaling fish or skinning small game. Additionally, campers and hikers can use these knives to peel fruits, cut excess rope, or leave messages on wood if they are separated from their party. 

To buy a neck knife, use the same criteria that you would do for any other type of knife. Number one is steel. Don’t be easily convinced by fancy terms such as “surgical steel.” Purchase from well-known manufacturers, who are more likely to offer high-quality steel knives. (Do your research!) Scales are important too. Wood scales are common but require maintenance and can be affected by moisture and temperature. Here, high-performance polymer scales are a good alternative. Finally, the sheath. Ensure that the knife fits snugly in the sheath. It should not bounce around. There should be a fine balance – the knife should not fall off easily and at the same time require minimal effort to take out. 
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Expandable Batons – Underrated Self-Defense Tools

  Expandable Baton

Easy to conceal, maneuver, and requiring little skill to use. If you want a non-lethal self-defense weapon, there are few better options than the expandable baton. These self-defense tools are known by several names – telescopic batons, retractable batons, tactical batons, among others – and are used by police and military personnel to suppress crime around the world.  Typically made of metal, expandable batons offer several advantages. One of the main reasons for their popularity is that they offer the ability to strike from distance – the baton is like an extended arm. Self-defense batons also hit hard enough to stop and intimidate attackers.

The expandable baton is an impact tool that can be used to strike or block attacks. To open it to its full size, you have to flick the wrist quickly. To close the baton, slam it down on a hard surface, like a concrete. Grip the baton firmly but not too tight as relaxation makes it easier to maneuver the tool. Of course, you do not want to fatally wound an attacker; the baton is there to scare them off or make time to flee the danger. The virtues of the expandable baton are not limited to self-defense.  It can also be used to break windows and glass in emergency situations or pry open doors to vehicles or structures.