Lifehack says there’s nothing better than knowing you have what it takes to take care of yourself, not just mentally and financially but physically. If you know you can handle yourself in most, if not all situations, it can give you the confidence and reassurance you need to live a more balanced life.
That could mean taking self-defense classes, learning how to shoot a gun or even how to handle knives. If your knife handling skills suck and you want to improve them, you’ll need to practice. You’ll also need training knives to use during those sessions. If you’re serious about investing in these training tools, here are a few mistakes you should avoid:
Thinking they’re all the same
Don’t just choose a knife at random. There might be plenty of options to choose from but if you want to improve on your skills, find one that’s suitable for you.
Don’t go into this blind. Research so you know what your options are. What kind of knife length should you start with? Is it the right weight for you? Will it give you a good, comfortable grip? Your research can help you determine these things for you so you can pick the knife that suits you best.
Lack of practice
Excellent knives won’t help you improve your skill. No matter how superior those training knives are, they won’t do you a thing if you don’t practice—and practice a lot. By putting in plenty of practice, you can improve your skills with any knife in no time.
Not minding the handle material
The handle is typically available in a range of materials. You can go from plastic to rubber or paracord, cork or even a cork hybrid. The type of handle can make a difference in your skills so pick the one that’s ideal for your training and needs.