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    Maybe a mountain lion knife isn't so useless after all.

    https://theradavist.com/2019/08/coul...rizzly-attack/

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    That's one lucky dude. I bet most people if they ride with a knife carry it in their hydration pack then you're like the old Batman TV show "If .. I could only reach my utility belt."

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    The two guys who got attacked in WA last year, one surviving makes me think it would be useful. Rather than a quick pounce and kill, the lion came back and attacked them a second time.

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    People have fought off mountain lions with Swiss Army knives. The guy in the OP was attacked by a grizzly bear. Never heard of anyone fighting off one of those with a knife before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailout View Post
    or you could take this approach:
    https://abc7chicago.com/pets-animals...llica/5442184/

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    That guy was one lucky man. That knife is about the equivalent of one grizzly claw.
    My "mt. lion knife is a fixed blade that draws very fast. But a grizzly has a big-ass neck. I bet there's lots of spots where a Griz wouldn't even feel that knife!

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    I have a smallish fixed blade that I had been carrying but switched to a pocket clip EDC. The value is mainly psychological. If I'm riding at dusk with NOTHING I spend too much time berating myself and hearing noises. Having something rather than nothing may not give me any more chance of survival but I just can't leave myself out there with no chance. I don't even really like being out at dusk alone in a crepuscular feline's dining room even if I'm strapped to the gills.

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    You're more likely to get hit by a car on the way to trailhead. Nothing wrong with having a knife however, if only to spread peanut butter. I know folks in other states that take another more useful tool along.

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    I ride alone most of the time and I ride at night frequently. I was a hunter for a good part of my life, being in the woods at night is the best. I carry an ESEE Izula neck knife. Can be drawn in about a second.

    I do think that bear probably just lost interest. If it was seriously wounded, it would have mauled him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailout View Post
    what a badass!

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    I reckon most people underestimate how powerful wild animals are. The link isn't working for me, so I can't read the story. I just wanted to try and say something that sounded clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I reckon most people underestimate how powerful wild animals are. The link isn't working for me, so I can't read the story. I just wanted to try and say something that sounded clever.
    I didn't read this story either. I assumed it same story I saw on Pinkbike last week that was was about a poor Grizzly bear that chewed on a rider who fought it off in heroic fashion with a folding knife in AK and was hunted down and killed.

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    You certainly want something better than a knife in Grizzly country.

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    I have used the same fixed blade knife on my belt for about 18 years. Quick draw. Always ready....but it's best use has been to open bottles of beer.

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    I'd be concerned that a fixed blade might get stabby if I crash.

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    That's not a knife"

    Maybe a bigger knife :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rne8pOxGuwM

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    Quote Originally Posted by andytiedye View Post
    I'd be concerned that a fixed blade might get stabby if I crash.
    A good sheath with a snap closure should prevent that. I think it would take a pretty serious/fluke incident to free the knife. If you are violently rag-dolling down a cliff, however, you have other concerns....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Perry View Post
    I have used the same fixed blade knife on my belt for about 18 years.
    But the bear has ten of them! And his are ready to go.

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