edged weapon might not be a Guardian of God’s Throne, but it will make a fine
Guardian when you are out in a hostile environment. It does not matter if you
are carrying this edged weapon on the modern battlefield as a secondary edged
weapon for when everything goes wrong or if you are carrying it as a primary
weapon in an urban environment where you might find yourself surrounded by
multiple attackers. The Seraphym will serve you well.
any knife can serve in a utility role and we all know that. There are very few
knives that seem so focused on absolute incapacitation through repeated
thrusting than a Push Knife, a/k/a Push Dagger.
a properly constructed Push Dagger is locked into the human hand, it’s as if
you were born with a spike protruding from your skeletal system. That being the
case, this type of knife is possibly the strongest thrusting weapon ever devised
that is also easily concealed.
of all of the Push Daggers that I have owned, the Merc Worx Seraphym is without
a doubt, the finest of them all. The only one that even comes close to it is an
Al Mar Knives “Snubby” Push Dagger I once owned but even the AMK Snubby was
not as well-built as this knife.
judging the Seraphym in the presence of some of the finest Self-defense Push
Knives known. The aforementioned AMK Snubby, Cold Steel’s Trio: Urban Pal,
Urban Skinner and Terminator. Offerings from Blackjack Knives and Benchmade
Knives limited production Kuma Zume (“Bear Claw”).
have owned all of these knives in the past and still have a couple of them in
the gear box. The Seraphym is quite different.
T-style of grip that defines the Push Knife does not only allow for
extraordinary transfer of power from your body to the target, it also allows for
extreme security against loss and attempts to disarm you of your weapon. The
T-configuration also lets you carry a 3 – inch blade Push Knife like the
Seraphym more comfortably than a conventional knife because the overall length
of the Push Knife is much shorter. Not only does this make the knife easier to
carry, it also conceals much better than a more conventional style of knife.
a concealed fixed blade, this gives you a good amount of blade length with ease
of carry and concealment, quite a plus when you add in the attributes of
security that these types of knives possess.
RC 58, Cryogenically Treated
in CPM S30V as well.
actual execution of the knife is excellent. It is very secure in the hand even
though the T-grip is not as wide as some popular Push Knives; this also makes it
easier to conceal.
sheath, like the knife, is excellent. The knife arrived out of box just like
Kydex is very well done, everything is crisp where it should be crisp and smooth
where it should be smooth. The additional piece of Kydex allows for both
horizontal belt carry and vertical (high ride) belt carry.
ball chain gives away the neck carry option, doesn’t it?
knife is well-built and it is substantial, but not heavy in my opinion,
certainly not heavy enough that it would be a concern wearing it around the
neck. It’s quite comfortable in that role if that is the way you wish to carry
Kydex holds the knife very well and it only takes a firm tug to release the
knife. With inverted carry, there is always the concern that the knife will fall
out. I don’t see that happening with this knife and sheath.
knife could be worn in a number of different ways and versatility is always
great. Wherever the knife is most comfortable in the waistline, it can be
carried there with this carry rig. You could also tweak the sheath a little on
your own and just use it for pocket carry.
those in the military or anyone else who envisions a situation where they might
be taken to the ground, perhaps a simple and heavy duty elastic band could
secure it in the top of a boot as well. This would allow access when someone has
mounted you and has pummeling your face on their mind. You could bring your legs
up, which is natural in grappling, and you have access. (Ever mindful that in
order to use lethal force, you must be confronted with grave bodily injury or
you could not find an elastic band, you could remove the additional piece of
Kydex and you could rig it up with paracord so it won’t be lost and will
always be there when you need it.
body armor, an improvised sleeve of velcro and elastic could be constructed and
this could be placed in the straps in under one arm. Holes could be poked/bored
through that improvised sleeve and the two-piece Chicago Screws provided with
the sheath could then secure the sleeve to the sheath.
course, this also depends on what Unit you would be in because some Commanders
don’t particularly care for their Troops having “unauthorized” or
otherwise “non-issue” pieces of gear, including personal weapons. Imagine
handing a nineteen year old young man an M16 with an M203 Grenade Launcher or a
Squad Automatic Weapon and his knife, a private-purchase knife, becomes a
“dangerous issue,” please. Make the madness stop.
does happen, however, and it has been discussed with regard to Tomahawks in this
current conflict with Iraq. Unbelievable.
can understand that the guys are carrying so much equipment, but if they choose
to carry a knife…no one should really care at all. They should not care as to
type or number of them either.
Street is another issue, but there is crossover. On the battlefield,
“Mission” and “Self-preservation” come into play. On The Street, your
“Mission” is “Self-preservation.”
all of the various carrying strategies still carry over. You won’t have
load-bearing equipment to hang knives off of, walking down the street, but you
will also have so many other pieces of clothing, etc., to conceal Self-defense
the battlefield, M-16, or more lately, the M-4 Carbine, that might be the weapon
of choice, on The Street, you might be carrying a snub nosed and hammerless,
Smith & Wesson or a compact Semi-automatic handgun.
Seraphym fits into both roles very well. It’s just a very good and powerful
weapon to have when you need it. I don’t think you will break this actually
using it to defend yourself. I think you would have to lock this knife into a
vise and beat it with a hammer. Anything can be broken, but this knife is very
fairly hot-button topic, always has been, it is now and so shall it always be.
what do you have to know in order to use a Push Knife?
rather easy, actually.
is that Keating guy again! He sure does get around, doesn’t he? Innovators
usually do. Jim Keating is a prime example. Ten years or so ago, he put out a
Push Dagger tape via Comtech, Combat Technologies, you should contact him for a
can I tell you? There are only so many ways to move. Only so many ways to fight.
Anyone that wants to create a “Push Dagger System” and they are going to
sell that as something “new” at this point would probably be misleading you.
answers to your questions are to be found, I should say, can be found, in
line of thought that I have always maintained when it comes to the Push Knife is
this, I don’t ever want to run into someone that can Box, a Boxer that has a
Push Dagger in his hand. And I sure as hell don’t want to run into someone
that can Box and they have two Push Daggers. If you want to look up the
definition of “Ugly, Deadly Brawl,” I could not think of a better definition
than that of a Boxer with a Push Knife in his hand.
at the links between Fencing and Boxing, you are going to see a lot of viable
movements, strategies and methodologies for the Push Dagger. Parries, Circular
parries, they are effective with knife in forward grip, reverse grip, reverse
grip with the edge facing in and they are definitely effective with a Push
rule of the day, as it is with so many things in the combatives realm, is
non-telegraphic striking. A simple jab in Boxing will poke a hole in you with a
Push Dagger. Seems so obvious, seems so silly to even state it, but many ignore
this. Boxing, like fencing, like Kali, Arnis and Escrima, have elements of
deception in there that you take advantage of.
can’t teach you how to use a Push Dagger on this website and I probably would
not even if I could…it is, after all, just a website. But I can point you in
the right direction and I just did.
and learn. Just to give you a direction, think “Cloak & Dagger,”
meaning, light jackets and coats, think “Brass Knuckles and Push Dagger.”
That line of thought is prevalent in a lot of streetwise people who know what
they are talking about. One sets up the other. Baseball Cap and Push Dagger.
I am not a Lawyer and I am also not a Judge. I’m not going to condemn you for
carrying something that is “questionable” or even blatantly illegal for
every person must make that choice based on a realistic and honest threat
assessment of their own life, where they work and live, etc.
means I also do not instantly dismiss certain devices out of hand and say, “Oh
forget that, you’ll go to prison if you use that.”
are places where you can carry a Seraphym legally I imagine and more than that,
you can carry it without regard in any area. That is up to you.
is an article about a knife, not the law.
a “Guide to Monday Morning Quarterbacking.”
I start concerning myself with that, I might as well take the website down.
not telling you to carry it either. You know the drill by now and you know what
I have to say.
by 12 or carried by 6.”
the 12 ever appear magically at the crime scene when it is going down?
believe it would be immoral for me to tell you to break the law or to acquiesce
to it when it seeks to take a good Self-defense tool from your hands.
reason I feel this way is very simple. If I really believed that the basic, most
natural Law of Man, that of Self-preservation, could be trumped, there would be
nothing left soon that would be suitable for Self-defense.
to the fellows at MercWorx!
logo will take you to their site.
W.R. Mann’s RealFighting
Dot Com for more articles on Merc Worx Knives, and if Push Daggers are not
your thing, they have other knives as well that might be more to your liking.
They’re great people to deal with and I’m looking hard at The Orion they
is a page from RealFighting Dot Com which has some reviews on Merc Worx
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