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Army Ranger Reviews the Best Tactical Knives | Knife Banter Ep. 91

July 27, 2019

42 Comments

  • Reply Bob McGarry July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    If you live in Hellinois you can carry an automatiic if you have a FOID. Knife laws are something Illinois is still reasonable on., You can carry any size as long as you don't actually threaten someone with it.

  • Reply Bob McGarry July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I like Microtechs. I have a tanto Socom elite and a DOC.These are hard use no BS knives.

  • Reply Ray W July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Stumbled onto Ready Gunner's YT Channel a couple years back and liked it, maybe he'll start those again.

  • Reply Wyatt Williams July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Please do more balisong videos love the videos

  • Reply Cameron Essary July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I like a static cord for my fixed blade knives because I feel like it's faster to get the knife out, gives you one handed open ability, makes it easier to resheath it and it gives you better carry options… Another tactical option on a folding knife instead of a wave is to buy a custom kydex auto deployment sheath (which would be neat with an otf on a static cord). Black bear custom kydex even makes thumb release sheathes so nobody can strip your knife from you.

  • Reply Gear Monkey July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Benchmade Presidio and 917 Tactical Triage?

  • Reply Matthew Shannon July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Great vid! Hate auto locks…manual secondary lock…meh… Know your tool- primary lock on a quality blade is fine…as long as you know how to use it…

  • Reply TacticalBunnyCA July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    No cold steel recon one? I thought this was a video about military knives… I guess this was more of a video about blowing Gerber.

  • Reply TacticalBunnyCA July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Anyone trusting their life to an OTF who deploys in a rough dirty military environment is taking their life in their hands in a very bad way. Don’t get me wrong I really like the type but they are the easiest design to fail and the least serviceable at the same time. I have a microtech UTX 70 CA which is a little baby OTF that completely failed and had to be turned returned to microtech for complete servicing. That was a month long process There is no such thing as a tactical situation that can wait a month for you to send your knife out to the factory under warranty.

  • Reply Maghands July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    What the Hell is up with the chromed out "custom" Hi Point behind you
    is it some sort of yeet cannon prototype?

  • Reply Michael Hallman July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Adamas fixed and folder? SOCOP? AK 47 fixed by Cold Steel? Back Bite by tops? ZT350 was built for military

  • Reply Darth Croll July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I had one of those with an auto-lock and i was just not a fan. I understand that it helps make it stronger, but i don't need that for EDC. I got very good and closing it one-handed, but it just got annoying. I like the newer M16 versions that they make without it.

  • Reply Rudy martinez-Cruz July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Zac and Neal, what's your opinion on the Chris Reeve Pacific ?

  • Reply thegeneral123 July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    The KA BAR does not use 1095. It's 1095 Cro-van steel. Which is what Camillus made Cold Steels Carbon V knives from. Also known as Sharon Steel and 170-06. It's a noticeable upgrade from basic 1095 steel.

  • Reply Jason Pazos July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I’m pretty sure the most useless item in this video is that “Gucci” hi point 🙄😂

  • Reply Stuart Harvey July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I must be getting old, I kept waiting for the venerable Buck 112 to make an appearance. After all, it was designed specifically for military personnel.

  • Reply Myles H July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Army ranger aka de facto knife expert

  • Reply Daniel Ho July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I'm surprised that the Cold Steel Recon 1 wasn't mentioned.

  • Reply Dan Duane July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Reference the ZT 0562 — I can already hear Nick Shabazz saying, "not for use in the Vaseline factory"…..

  • Reply STELLIYOS July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Whats the stock and handle on the AR in the background????

  • Reply HughJassle July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Personally I think you did a disservice by not mentioning the Spyderco Endura, I carry it with the Wisemen Fang which is basically a removable Emerson wave. Not the biggest but super lightweight, not beefy, not too short and even without the Fang VERY QUICK DEPLOY with a little practice. Just my ✌🏻cents. Great video

  • Reply HughJassle July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I have the smaller version of the CRKT M-16, I can tell you I was excited to get it as I’m a CRKT fan BUT after I already purchased it is when I found out about the “auto lock,” it would immediately went into the “junk drawer.” I absolutely refuse to use a folder that I cannot close with one hand easily. For me this was the least smartest function I’ve seen put onto a folder. I believe I’ve owned it for over 6 years and have used it twice, thank gosh it was only $25’ish dollars.

  • Reply nadun lochana July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I wouldn't even use a 420HC blade in a kitchen, not to mention for rough use in outdoors.

  • Reply ORGANDONOR July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Forgot the Benchmade Adams

  • Reply The Late Boy Scout July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    The premier knife guys with the premier gun guys. Nice! Utah, man… I love this state!

  • Reply Kalo Naastepad July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Yeah, Europe kinda sucks in that regard. Can't hardly carry anything.

  • Reply wpick July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    What is the AR-15 behind you with the Area 51 stock and forward grip?

  • Reply MasterWoodsman 87 July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    This army ranger guy (absolutely respect him for what he did in the service) totally confused me as most of the time in this video he comes across as not very enthusiastic about knives, doesn't know steels, names or brands. Except when Hogue was mentioned he perked up for a minute because he had a matching firearm! It might just be me, but-bring in an Army Ranger for insight and credibility in a knife Banter on tactical knives and the guy just didn't deliver for the purpose he was supposed to serve??? Again I could be wrong! What to get from this drawn out knife banter is that OTF's and Auto's are a liability with all the moving parts and greater chance of failure. The right sized fix blade for you and or a basic folder that gets the job done reliably every time is the way to go when your in the field. One thing this Ranger is 100K times correct on : a tool is only useful if you know how to use it. know your tools, use them often for that muscle memory and keep them sharp and in full working order.

  • Reply Sean Willard July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Lol, the tactical “expert” doesn’t know what knife he carried for years as a “special ops” guy @ 3:55
    “It was about 3-4 inches” he says, doesn’t know what it was😂… I almost pissed myself.

  • Reply Justin Livermore July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Do y'all have a sister company that does guns?

  • Reply OcOmega Shadow July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Wow more really awesome edc knives setup reviews!!! 😀

  • Reply Pojosamaneo July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    OTFs are good for work situations since they are very easy to deploy, and very quick even with gloves. If it fails, no rush. For self defense, though? Hell no. They can and will fail.

    Still, OTFs are cool. I'm never in a life or death situation where I don't have two seconds to spare lol.

  • Reply First State Hunting and Fishing July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Were are the Medfords

  • Reply Andrew Caron July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    That beard is getting into epic proportions. Love your vids.

  • Reply Edward Lopez July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Yeah man, I've got 5 kids too.. I know how you feel

  • Reply Dylan Baxter July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I have 2 m16s. Auto lock never bothered me

  • Reply Derek Neumann July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Do a shot every time they say Muscle Memory……

  • Reply LoneWanderer360 July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Before the Strongarm, it was called a Prodigy. Great knife. The old sheath was kind of dumb though. Easily modded.

  • Reply 0m3n July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I'm a simple guy. When I see a knife that isn't made in the US I pass

  • Reply Crazy Irish July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Sweet Video as always guy's.

  • Reply Brett stanton July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    How about that hi point back there is that 1095 high carbon?

  • Reply tim corwin July 27, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Suprised the bench made adamas wasnt on the list

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