Do you carry a knife on a regular basis?

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  1. Winky

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    No, not unless I'm going camping. I have no need for a knife in day-to-day life except when I'm at home, and there, I have access to a wide variety of tools. I simply don't come across things that need to be cut that often. I often wonder what knife-carrying people are doing that they keep stumbling across things that do need cutting.
     
  2. El Serio

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    Everywhere except airplanes. Ontario RAT II. I use it to open boxes, cut steaks, cut fishing line clean fish, clean deer and on and on
     
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    When I was a kid in the boy scouts back in the 70's I used to carry a 6'' long sheath knife in my belt, I would be locked up now for doing that, no knives allowed over here.
     
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    Remington upland game main knife.
     
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  5. _MementoMori_

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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Worst case scenario, self defense. I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
     
  6. beninma

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    Usually no.. I have 4 knives, along with some really nice kitchen knives. Swiss Army knives are kind of my thing for knives, I am just as likely to want one of the other tool as the knife. I still have the Swiss Army knife my dad got me when I was like 11 and went to Boy Scout camp. I bought myself another one when I left home, cause i wanted one with more tools. Still have that. And then a few years ago I bought one in Lucerne in Switzerland because how could I get anything else as a souvenir of having visited Switzerland?

    I feel like if I get in the habit of carrying one I'm inevitably going to get caught taking it somewhere it's not allowed and have it taken away, and it will very likely be a place I would never have needed a knife.

    I probably appreciate a really nice forged Chef's knife most of all though. My wife and I cook almost all the time and eat at restaurants far less than average, a nice chef's knife is a real pleasure to work with. Not going to carry one of those around!
     
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    I have been carrying a Leatherman of some sort for as long as I can remember.
    I have quite a few pocket knives, but one seems to find its way into my pocket most days.

    Leatherman Wave + and a Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight...

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    To say I have a problem is probably understating things.
    This is an old picture, I have identical shelves on the other side of the desk that are just as full. :eek:
    This is the knife cave, I built them into the back of this are of my desk, both sides have books concealing the knives.

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    I love to tinker with knives just as much as guitars. Many of my Spyderco Para 3s are not factory. Here are a few of my favorites...

     
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  8. JRapp

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    For my work in the western offroad boonies, I carried barbed wire fence tools, bolt cutters, a machete, a come-along, fence steppers, sand mats, a marlinspike, a 6 ft prybar, a sat phone and a weather radio, all hauled around in a HD 4wd. I had an eastern bloc bayonet but it rarely got used. I don't carry a knife in everyday life and I don't see the need.
     
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  9. stxrus

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    ive been carrying this for close to 15 years. SOG Mini Aegis. Overall length is 7” open and closed is 4”. Guys nicely in the pocket, Easy flipper, good safety and ran around $50.00 with shipping.
    It’s no longer manufactured (just the big one) and I have a backup when this one dies
    I use it for most of my cutting needs. It is not a pry bar or a screwdriver.
    I also use it as a dive knife. A good freshwater washing , serious drying, a few shots of powdered graphite and it’s ready to go

    I have several other knives but this my EDC
     
  10. bsman

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    I always have a Leatherman Wave within reach but rarely carry it on my belt. In my pocket, I have either a Spyderco PM2, PM3 Lightweight, ZT 0770, Kershaw Leek or Scallion, or a Case small Texas jack. Right now, the PM2 seems to be ascendant. I also have two small fixed-blade knives - a Ka Bar BK24 and a Fallkniven Kolt that I sometimes stuff in a pocket.

    You'd think GAS is bad enough - we I have KAS as well.
     
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    Nope.
     
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  12. Flat6Driver

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    That's a different conversation. ;)
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    I just sold my ZT 0770CF on ebay last week. I loved it but felt like it was too nice to abuse. Even though ZT knives are specifically built for abuse.
     
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  14. Flat6Driver

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    I was told not to bring mine to work any more at the metal detector, so I left it in my desk and bought another one.

    We.used it to cut limes at the Holiday Party.
     
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    Nope. Don’t need one. The state police have deemed my hands and feet to be lethal weapons.:lol:
     
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    One like this has been on my key-ring for many years and it it gets used almost daily for something.

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    My favourite brand is Victorinox. I've had one forever too. I've a two blade one, which I regularly carry, then a multi tool one which is blue instead of the regular red.
     
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  18. bsman

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    I've had mine for so long that the finish has worn off the raised parts of the handle (I have the original aluminum-handled version - not the newer CF). I look at knives as tools. I do have to say that I continue to be impressed by the Elmax blade on that thing - and the modified sheepsfoot blade shape is endlessly useful.
     
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    If I'd ever need one, I'd carry one but the need never arises. Copier issues? Nope. Open a beer bottle? Never far from a bottle opener.
     
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    Most of the time. The ones I carry are a Ken Onion 'Leek' or a fantastic little Microtech I was given as a gift many years ago. Both are assisted-open, my ex-police dad asks me if they're legal every time I need to use one around him. Not sure he believes me :)

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