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Since 2002, TAK Training Knives have been used in Martial Arts schools, Special Forces training classes, TSA training schools, and Police/ Sheriff Departments. TAK Polycarbonate Training Blades are used worldwide when life threatening situations are practiced for maximum reality.
Over the past months, I have had multiple groups and customers tell me of their Nok “styled” knives breaking or falling apart. So I dug into the situation and found that one or more companies have copied the look of a Nok knife and internet retailers are selling them online, sometimes as “Nok styled knives”. Obviously this is affecting Nok’s reputation since people are wary and can’t tell the difference by photos. Nok knives are very distinctive in looks and this makes it very confusing to consumers. Please feel free to repost this to get the word out! Thanks’ from John & Nok. Here are several pictures and an email from one customer that purchased a “knock off” Nok knife....
All TAK Training Knives & Swords (except Compressor series) are made from polycarbonate. We use 3/8" thick material which gives a wider striking surface to displace impact force. What are the Benefits of Polycarbonate? Outstanding impact strength! No other thermoplastic comes close to matching the impact strength of polycarbonate, making it the ideal material for TAK Training Knives & Swords. You can wail our swords against a hard pell 110% all day long and the sword will win! Here is an excellent video from National Cycle demonstrating their superior polycarbonate windshields. Keep in mind that these windshields are only 3/16" thick vs. the 3/8" material we use on TAK trainers!
Many thanks to Mas Guru Dennis Ocampo for the nice review of the TAK Bulldog Baton. We developed the fixed Bulldog Baton to fill a need... an option for when concealed carry is not allowed. You will typically have a few tools and skillsets in your bag of tricks but a good impact tool that is simple to deploy and effective at close range can be a game changer! If you think you can deploy and lock an expandable baton when its "go" time, as they say in the movies, "your going to have your ass handed to you". There are 2 sheath options for the TAK Bulldog. Strap one on your belt and get into action fast!
Here is a fun video where Anthony Bourdain visits Bob Kramer's shop. Bob makes a kitchen knife from a meteorite! Much respect to Bob for his craft and the knowledge he has acquired. When you see a guy like this making knives from scratch, you can imagine the many years of trials and experimentation that gets you to perfection. Enjoy!