I remember hearing the story about an older gentleman in the Houston area choking a pitbull to death with its collar when it attacked him on his morning walk. He was badly injured, but survived. This was back in the 90's.
The story was that he had a pocket knife but was unable to open it with one hand while using the other to keep the dog at bay. So, he choked the bastage to death.
Since then, the number one requirement for any pocket knife I carry is that I'll be able to open it with one hand.
And, I always carry a pistola unless I'm somewhere it is prohibited by law.
Damn that a Auto knife
My manly gut makes carrying a fixed blade a chore. I've tried various applications but would like something I didn't have to look loop through the belt. Perhaps a scabbard with a clip...My EDC folders are assisted openers, and even a full on auto knife is slower than the fixed blade. If Fido is chewing on me, I just wanna get to stabbing. Same thing if I wind up fighting some nasty tweaker or something - I don't want to mess with trying to open a blade when I could just grab & stab.
My manly gut makes carrying a fixed blade a chore. I've tried various applications but would like something I didn't have to look loop through the belt. Perhaps a scabbard with a clip...
This is my little fixed blade with two different scabbards I made for it. I thought I had a pic of how to carry the black sheath, but I don't yet.
The black one has a rubber band around it for grippiness, it hooks in behind the belt, and grabs a belt loop. Between the belt's tension, and the rubber band / hook on the end of the scabbard, it stays put very well. The handle angles down just enough to get purchase, knife comes out quick with either hand. Its not a big knife - but enough to poke hokes and slash some nasty cuts. Its a GTFOM (Get the F off me) knife.