A really nice Wooden Baseball Bat next to the Bed works very well.
It is also easier to explain to the police if you have to use it.
For carrying a knife as an EDC - that can be used defensively - you are FAR better off with something that looks like a Sporting knife and NEVER looks tactical.
Carrying a Tactical Looking knife is asking for Trouble.
The knives you show in your other post are exactly like knives that one should never carry as a defensive knife because of their look.
Police automatically think you have been carrying them for cutting humans. They look tactical so they ARE tactical.
Carrying a knife that looks like it is for cutting humans - Offensively or Defensively - Is "Intent to do Bodily Harm".(Usually a Felony)
You will have to convince the State's Attorney or a Judge that it is not.
I Thought very Highly of Ron Hood and I think very Highly of Buck Knives but I would NEVER carry a knife Called a Hoodlum.
Seems like a Legal Accident Waiting to happen.
Just My Humble Opinion.