NOTE: THIS IS A REPOST FROM MY SHOT SHOW 2018 REVIEW
As if going to SHOT wasn’t exciting already, I was thrilled to get into Doug Marcaida’s MyEdge seminar for 8 hours of training in knife fighting! Well actually the session was more than that…first we got to design our own knife, which they printed for us using 3D printers ahead of the training session, then we trained with not only Doug Marcaida but also Fred Mastro.
Some of you may know Doug Marcaida as one of the judges on Forged in Fire but he was well known as an edged weapon specialist in the knife community long before then.
Getting back to my knife design, I combined the blade and handle of two of my favourite knives, the REKAT Pocket Hobbit (which is based on the Bob Taylor Warrior) and the Emerson Karambit.
Here is the design that I submitted
And this is what they produced! I will have a knifemaker make me a real version 😊
We weren’t allowed to take pics of the actual training (they will send us a video including drone coverage) but I did manage to get a few good pics.
The venue for our training
And btw, I got a chance to do a comparo pic at SHOW Show 2020!
Fred Mastro…i really like his “what works in the dojo does not work in the street” approach
ABS Mastersmith Jason Knight (who said my design is cool)
They also had knifemaker Charly Mann on hand forging a knife live.
Now for our swag.. 5.11 hat as Doug now represents the brand, foam and electronic training knives, the later of which chirps when you stab or slash your training partner
Best of all, a signed Kali stick
All in all a phenomenal experience!