Lots of places....just not very often. The one I saw while hunting was just outside the borders of Yosemite State Park in California. The San Bernardino Mountains also have some very large black bears.is that a typo?
where the heck do Black bear sows grow 700 pounds ??
nevertheless, 6ft from a sow w/cubs would certainly be unnerving to me even if only 200 pounds....
But generally speaking, he was correct. You tell him to study history and the development of weaponry, but in this case, he was in the right. A knight's primary weapon was not a sword or a knife, it was a spear/ polearm/ halberd/ polehammer. The sword was literally their "sidearm"...or equivalent of a 1911, and the spear, their M4 carbine. Given the choice, a medieval fighter would take a spear over a sword or knife in a fight.Depends on how good you are with the spear and how you use it. If I get inside your defensive area on the spear, you will lose. Study your history and the development of weaponry if you question that. But we digress. The question was about whether or not to have a dedicated fighting knife, and we obviously don't have the same opinion on that, which is fine.
That's not my style of knife, but I have to admit it's gorgeous! :rock:Having to take on a bear with a knife is definitely a SHTF scenario and faced with a bear the size of the one in the preceding photo - this is the knife I was carrying. Better than a 3 inch folder, but any body parts hitting the fan would likely be mine.