Knives are incredibly important to the martial arts practitioner. A major reason for training is self defense, and if one is going to defend him or herself on the street with a weapon, we want to be sure we’re realistic about what we might have available to us. I mean, it’s cool to know how to use a katana, but how many of us are going to walk around downtown with a sword by our side in the 21st century? A knife on the other hand? Well, plenty I’m sure.
That said, not only do we want to be able to fight with a knife, we also want to be able to fight against one, too. So we need to be sure we’re practicing with knives, whether it is as the user or the one defending against it. These are some of the best knives I’ve come across for practice.
This thing is intimidating if you are a student. It looks almost exactly like a real knife, and when you are trying to defend yourself against something like this, you believe it’s real. The aluminum isn’t glossy or flashy but it shines enough to resemble steel.
An old trainer actually recommended I buy this product so that my wife and I could practice at home, and we did just that. We don’t get to practice very often but when we do, we use a few training weapons and this one is ideal for simulating a knife attack. The grip is good but I sometimes feel like it may slip out of my hand. However, the price is excellent for a training knife.
The ability to custom design the practice knife is cool. We didn’t take advantage of that, but I told my old instructor about the possibility and he thought it was a great idea. I’ve tried to purchase these a few different times but they have been sold out. I certainly am going to get another now that they are back in stock; they seem to sell extremely fast. If you take your training seriously, then you must consider purchasing this knife. It may just save your life one day!
This is the ultimate training knife. I served four years in the US Army and recently thought it would be a good idea to teach my wife self-defense. She is very tiny and could most likely be a victim if the right person attempted to attack her. This was unacceptable to me. I couldn’t sleep at night if I were away from my wife knowing that I didn’t do everything I could to prevent possible harm to her. I wanted to give her the knowledge and skills to properly analyze a possible threat. I often travel for my civilian job so I can’t be with my wife and children every night.
It is identical in weight to a real knife. It has the dramatic effect of making you believe it’s a real knife so it helps for training and hyping up the senses. The all-black color makes it hard to identify, which is great for training. You aren’t always going to know exactly where the knife is going to be, so training where the hand might be helps deter focus from the knife itself. The training knife does its job. Overall, this is a great product, which you can get right here.
The knife is easy to hold and conceal. It makes training a dynamic environment, which is exactly what you want. There is no reason this knife should not last for several years. The description has is exactly right; it is virtually unbreakable. While our school is a gi-wearing school, a dear friend bought six of these for his dojo about six months ago and raves about them. They endure a lot on a daily basis and not one of them has a scratch on it.
He told me, “We often practice grappling techniques with one of the students being the attacker. The attacking student will conceal this knife in his boot. While grappling, the student on the offense will attempt to get to the knife and it’s the other student’s job to disarm the attacker or properly defend himself against a knife attack. The ability to conceal the weapon in the sock or boot is key. We are so grateful to be producing well trained students, and it is partly owed to this little training masterpiece! If you run a dojo and are looking for the perfect training weapon for your students, this is the knife you’ve been searching for! I will be back to purchase more once we expand our facility.”
I have a 9-year-old son who, for some reason, is in love with knives. I continuously buy him rubber or fake knives so that he won’t hurt himself or anyone else. He recently had a birthday, so I thought it would be a great idea to get him some knives as a present. I got him this same set in the past but he lost it (of course) and I thought it would be a good idea to bring them back into his life. The rubber knife set is actually three different blade types (I wasn’t aware of that—I guess I didn’t pay close enough attention). However, this seemed to be a great way to diversify on the knives he had in his collection. The fact that they are rubber is irrelevant to him, he’s 9.
He was elated! This must have been the best gift I have gotten him in 9 years … It was like no other presents existed. That was about a month ago and he is still playing with them every single day. They have been thrown in mud, water, fences, trees and pretty much anything else that exists in a backyard. I give two thumps up—great product (actually three great products)!
There are many different uses for training knives, but this is the first spring assist training knife I have seen. The weight is great; I can tell that it was made to last and is very durable. I got this for myself because I get a bit wary around sharp objects. I know that is extremely weird but I am honestly just trying to acclimate myself to maneuvering and handling the knife without the blade on it. The spring assist is awesome; it makes me feel pretty cool. The knife was designed with the user in mind. Now, my experience with knives is still somewhat limited compared to some of my fellow students, but my experience with products is not. It looks very real and I’m sure it would trick almost anyone into believing it was real. I suspect a lot of military personnel train with something like this because of its appearance but safety features built in. The dull blade is phenomenal; I know I won’t hurt myself. If you are just beginning with knife training, or wielding knives in general, you should start with this knife and make sure you feel comfortable advancing to the real deal.
There are all kinds of knife fighting skills. Hopefully you’ll find a good knife here, but if one of these didn’t do it for you, there are plenty more at Amazon. I’m sure you know how it works – just click on one of the ones above, and you’ll see tons of selections suggested that you can look at. Have fun and happy training!
How about you? Do you train with knives? How do you incorporate knives in your martial arts training? Please let us know!
Good for training10.0/10
Safe to use9.5/10
- Great weight and balance
- Durable and long-lasting
- Realistic weapons to mimic street situations
- Dull and safe to use
- Tons of options
- Can't use them for real! 🙂
- Some mimic knives that are illegal in some places
- Easy to get carried away with training partner