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The Pen and The Sword: 5 Mighty Blades to Keep Her Safe

The world is a dangerous place to be a woman. One in three women will experience sexual violence in her life, and one in five will be raped. With those kinds of numbers working against us, we have to be able to defend ourselves.

Having a knife is a great way to help you stay safe without dealing with the lethality and legal issues of a gun. Read on to discover the best disguised knives and other knife styles to help keep you safe.

Brush Knife

If you want to be able to defend yourself without carrying around something as obvious as a giant knife, a brush knife could be a great option for you. Not only is it functional, but it gives you the element of surprise in the event of an attack. And it keeps you from slicing your hand open every time you reach into your purse.

In the case of a brush knife, the blade extends up into the back of the brush. You can use it just like a regular brush and then pull the knife out of the top of the brush in case you have to defend yourself. We offer brushes and combs in a few different colors to suit your style so it blends in.

Pen Knife

A pen knife works on the same basic concept as a brush knife. You have a knife concealed inside an object that you can actually use for regular tasks. You can sign your name with a pen knife and then defend yourself in the parking lot of you have to.

One of the big advantages of using a disguised knife is that you can take it almost anywhere with you. Even in areas where you wouldn’t normally be allowed to have a knife, security guards likely won’t spot that you still have a means of self-defense. The exception, of course, is anywhere with an x-ray; your knife will still show up on those scans.

Folding Knife 

If you want a knife that’s less sneaky, a folding knife can be a great option. These knives work well for usual tasks like cutting open packages or trimming plants. And because they fold into themselves, they’re perfectly safe to keep in a pocket or a purse.

If you’re the outdoorsy sort, you may want to look into getting a military folding knife that comes equipped with a belt clip and paracord. You can get spring-assisted knives that will snap open to make it easier for you to access the blade when you need it. You can also get tactical rescue folding knives designed to help you cut through seatbelts and break windows in case of an emergency.

Hunting Knife

If you’re wanting something a little more intimidating still, a hunting knife is a good option. These knives don’t fold, so you’ll have to get a sheath for it no matter whether you want to put it in your pocket or purse or on your belt. But they’re also much sturdier and dangerous in case of a fight.

If you’re in a fight with a folding knife, there’s a chance it could fold on you, rendering it useless at best and hurting you at worst. A hunting knife won’t budge and is designed to rip through skin, sinew, and muscle. They’re also a good tool to have along with you in case you find yourself in a survival sort of situation.

Butterfly Knife

You may have seen butterfly knives show up in popular media, and it’s easy to see why. The profile of these knives in entrancing, a knife that flips out of a sheath that doubles as a handle. The right person can flip these knives open one-handed without hurting themselves, but we don’t recommend starting with that move. 

Butterfly knives can also be very practical for self-defense. Because their handle folds down to create a sheath, you don’t have to worry about pulling them out of a sheath. But they also don’t fold up, making them a little safer for you to use in a fight.

Rescue Knife

If you’re wanting a knife that can get you out of a variety of bad situations, a rescue knife might be a good choice. These knives are a variation of a folding knife that has a few extra survival-focused tweaks. They’re popular among EMTs, firefighters, police, and other first responders.

Rescue knives flip open with a flick of the finger and have a serrated edge at the base of a curved blade. They can be used to cut away a seatbelt, and the knife has a glass breaking tip on the end of the handle. And, of course, it can be used in a pinch to fight off an attacker.

Throwing Knife

Throwing knives take a lot more skill and dedication to self-defense than the other weapons we’ve mentioned here. You’ll need to spend a lot of time training with these weapons if you want to have a prayer of fighting off an attacker, and they’re no good in close quarters. But use properly, they can help you make sure an attacker never gets close enough to get a hand on you.

Throwing knives are specially weighted to help you hit the target you’re aiming at. They have double-edged blades and no hilt to speak of. If you plan to carry them with you, you’ll need a special sheath since these are simple straight blades.

Get the Best Disguised Knives

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle or lethality of a gun but you still want a way to defend yourself, a knife is a great option. You can take them to a variety of places where guns aren’t allowed, and you can take disguised knives with you almost anywhere. Find the right knife for you and stay safer today.

If you’d like to discover more self-defense tools, check out the rest of our site at Women on Guard. We have everything from stun guns to pepper spray to help you stay safe. Check out what’s new in knives and start defending yourself better today.