The TSD Grab-n-Stab Knife
Fred was temporarily assigned to county jail until he “caught the chain” for a nickel at CDC…probably Soledad or Chino. He was a convict, and the ink on his arms was a resume of murders and other miscellaneous violence. Fred worked for me. His main goal in life was to be able to write to his wife and kids while he was inside. Funny what a pad of paper and a few pencils and envelops can get you.
I asked him once when we were out of earshot. He had stabbed plenty of enemies in his life, many never accounted for in the legal system.
“You grab the shank like this”, he showed it held in forward grip close to the body. “Slap ‘em in the face like this…then run it in hard and fast until he drops. Shank ‘em in the guts and in the balls”. He explained how that worked well against one target…specially if he was bigger than you.
“If you have two or three you need to take, grab it like this”, he showed reverse grip. “Attack the face, then when they block, trap the hand and stab hard into the neck…leave that guy and go for the next one, then come back for seconds”.
Most guys that study the knife study from the perceived notion of defending against the knife. They begin with the premise that they are unarmed and that the “bad man” has the knife. In reality that is as difficult a place to begin as facing a skilled gunman already pointed in at 5 yards, finger on the trigger, and you have no gun.
Why do we do that to ourselves? If at the beginning of the fight, you are thinking, “Oh me … oh my…I am going to get in legal hot water for this”, you have already lost.
Perhaps its time to get the mind right about this subject and leave the nice-guy nonsense and PC foolishness aside. If we change the point of view to “a man armed with a knife”, and make no value judgements based on the tool, the entire table changes. Perhaps it is time to leave the “Unarmed Good Guy facing The Knife Armed bad Guy” illusion and look at reality through different, darker, and more violent eyes.
And it was with those eyes that we developed the Grab N Stab knife, an offensive concept blade. The graphic name describes its use and application. You grab, you stab, repeat as necessary. There is a purity in the simplicity that is untarnished by the concept of martial arts. The Grab N Stab is made for proactive/aggressive knife fighting. It is the quintessential small combat knife. Its use is paleolithic – intuitive. No art or clever knife drills are needed, just aggression, violence, and a point.
The blade, a modified Wharncliffe is designed to puncture well. But more, it is designed to cut as it penetrates. The carefully designed handle facilitates saber grip, ice pick grip, edge in, edge out, any edge any place, any time, any grip…..and for stabbing…it will support your grip as you stab into a ballistic vested dummy, or a wooden stabbing post. If you want a soft cushy grip on your knife….this is not for you. This grip is hard anodized aluminum with the same texture we put on our TSD pistols. Its designed to stay in your hand . Those who know how slippery blood can be will appreciate it the moment they touch it.
•Overall Length (inches): 8.25
•Blade Length (inches): 3.95
•Blade Material: 01 Tool Steel, Black Oxide, 59-60 RC
•Blade Detail: GNS Blade Profile,
•Handle Material: Hard Anodized Aluminum With TSD grip Texture
•Carry System: Black Kydex Sheath (Tek-Lock)