A boot knife or a gambler's dagger is a small fixed-blade knife (usually, a dagger) that is designed to be carried in or on a boot. Typically, such a knife is worn on a belt or under a pant leg. If worn around the neck (by means of a chain or lanyard) they become a neck knife. Boot knives generally come with a sheath that includes some form of a clip. Most have double-edged blades, like a dagger, that range from 3 to 5 inches (7.62 to 12.7 cm).
Boot knives are considered by many to be an everyday necessity for self defense. They are typically a double edged dagger that is small enough to be concealed inside a calf-high boot. Most boot knives include a leather sheath with a clip to attach the dagger to the top of your boot for fast drawing in case of emergencies. Whether you plan on wearing your boot knife on your heel or just a handy knife to keep in your vehicle. Because boot knives are easily concealable, they are often used as self defense weapons. The clip on these sheaths allows them to not only be placed on boots, but also on waist lines and shoulder bags.
A specially designed sheath system that permits easy carry in the top of a boot. The sheath should hold the knife securely yet allow an easy enough release point so as not to travel out of the boot with the knife. These knives also offer tremendous practicality for a hunter in the field as they are quick to deploy, can effectively skin and clean wild game, and also effectively complete random chores that many knives are called upon to do when in the field. A boot knife is a tremendously effective weapon. It is important to check local regulations concerning the concealed carry of a fixed-blade knife, however, most municipalities allow boot knives and similar defensive weapons.