Everyday carry a fixed blade knife?

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  1. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Where is the Crocodile Dundee quote in here

    My father gave me a lockable folding knife in childhood I carried everywhere, even during university whilst studying criminal law. Someone pointed out to me it is illegal here so it sits on my desk now

    I used to like getting fine pocket knives for tasks but craft knives get sold here 8 for £1 so I have dozens in my garage scattered everywhere and never get to use a penknife
     
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    OP: Check out an A.G. Russell Woodswalker. I've got a feeling this might be just what you're looking for.
     
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    ol henry butcher knives are an inexpensive woodsman's workhorse. i used to buy them for around 7 - 8 bucks
     
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    Look for a Green River knife cheap as hell and 1095 carbon steel
     
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    Remington folding upland game for 40 years.
     
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    Oh you said "fixed blade knife" my bad.
     
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    I carry a Swiss army knife. On my belt. Since I live in Idaho you could carry an ak47, 40 Cal. On your belt. Right next to that 12 inch K-Bar. :confused:
     
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    I like to pack a broad sword when taking a trip to the grocery store but my cargo shorts give it away.
     
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    i only do fixed when i'm in the boondocks but always have a folding on me or nearby. i like the Kershaw speedsafe.
     
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    That's why I carry a folder that can be concealed. I prefer flying under the radar. My current every day is a Mel Pardue designed Benchmade D2 that my eldest son gave me last year for father's day.
     
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    I must have worn out, broken or been relieved by police of half a dozen 110s and of course they are the original one hand opening knife as well as being the esteemable Chuck Manson autograph model.
    I also wore through easily 100 pants pockets carrying them after noticing that women often saw the belt carry and looked scared.

    My one Chris Reeve is a first of the production P Sebenza and I cannot bring myself to carry it. Good price at Kittery Trading Post in the used collectibles section just too nice to pass up.

    When I discovered Benchmade I was overjoyed and put good wear on a bunch of them which tends to result in their losing the grippy texture.
    One Benchmade with a solid aluminum handle and rolling lock I had to bench because it was slippery and sleek. Wet hands and a slippery sharp knife is just no good.
     
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    You do have to be aware of the laws in your region before doing so. I worked with a guy who was arrested for a concealed weapon because his shirt was over his belt knife at a Home Depot. The Sheriff was behind him at the checkout and I guess couldn't mind his own damn business. I did carry a 3 inch blade back when I was installing carpets, but I haven't done it since I switched to a Leatherman in a leather holster....just more useful.
     
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    In Maine you can stroll into Starbucks with your pistol, rifle and machete but can’t carry an assisted opener.

    In NH (AKA live free or die) an officer can take your folder if the blade exceeds the width of his or her palm.

    Not to discuss but it’s funny and I ended up sticking with my Emerson folder because it has a big enough handle to grip solidly but only a 3.25” blade which is shorter than any officers palm.

    For Boston or NYC I prefer a Spyderco import Byrd brand of very small size to avoid pissing off authorities. Seems good to obey the law and the times I’ve defended myself with a knife I’ve not had problems with Police when they showed up. Respect!
     
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    I carry a folding Case Stockman; it replaced another smaller Stockman I had earlier. Carry it every day but try desperately NOT to take it to the airport; the previous knife was confiscated by TSA--an accident, I assure you.

    Love this knife. Every man should carry a pocket knife; I'd say I use it at least once every day.
     
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    I find a lot of food for thought here. There are those who just state their knife preference, others (like myself) who consider them needed tools they don't want to be caught without, to others who look at them as weapons, which I rarely ever do. Pretty interesting diversity here. Good thread.
     
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    No. Use to, and then it was usually a Grohmann #3 jump knife. Now it's still a Grohmann, but it's the mini Russell folder, love it.

    Honorable mention to the 119 Buck Special, and the little Buck 102, classic knives, still affordable, and very usable straight blades. Still have the 102.
     
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    I’ve carried a lot of Case knives and probably collected them, buying and selling as well. I still like them but with the advent of new steels and designs I’m totally converted to modern folders.
    Still use tube amps though!

    On a trip to Berlin I packed a smallish Benchmade in stowed baggage but returning I forgot so gave it to my FIL to hang on to.
    I also gave him a Swiss Army knife which he still carries years later after a life with no carry knife.
     
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    Is that jump knife the kind where the blade slides through the handle rather than pivoting?
    I almost bought a nice vintage I guess called a paratrooper knife but balked at the $100 and it was sold. Very cool.
     
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    From my own experience, and from working with a lot of law enforcement, if you can express why a knife is needed for your work, it is usually enough for a reasonable law man. A lot of that goes to your presentation and articulation. Don't be sporting your gang colors and be holding it to an old lady's throat.
     
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