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Old 03-21-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Before I go on I will make this clear: This is not the place for a silly weapon or self defence argument.

My knives are precious tools that I'm attached to, much like pets or cars. Sitting here on the couch in my robe pocket is a little 2" blade. I've fixed fuse boxes and took off license plates with my multi-tool, cut fruit with my knife, chopped kindling with a heavier one, made roasting sticks, cut thread, fishing line and pizza.

I use my knives every day. And every time someone asks to borrow one I always ask why they don't have one. It is usually a shrug and a moan instead of an actual answer.

So I implore you to invest $40 or whatever into a nice Cold Steel, SOG, Gerber, Case, Schrade or Winchester or whatever catches your eye. See how much it helps out opening those pesky bags of jerky, cardboard boxes or thick plastic packages. Try a Werner or Victorinox or Leatherman!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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I've had the same Kershaw knife since 1981. Love that little knife.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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I never go anywhere with A Knife.

I have two Buck Lockbacks that I wear, one on either hip.

Why?

I was doing maintenance on a processing line that included bagging machines that made their own bags from sheet plastic.

When they got jammed, I often had to cut out a lot of plastic and I never knew which hand would be free and which hand would be tied up holding a wad of plastic sheet.

{And they make great handles for pulling up my pants...}

I carry a knife (a Boker) that the NRA sent me some years ago in my pocket. It has several nice pointy blades that are good for small work like popping a tiny blister or digging out a splinter.

I have a very old and beaten up Case—It has a couple rough blades that I don't mind using to cut a wire or scrape something.....Something that would be ruinous to a good blade.

I used to have a Gravity blade that I liked to carry just to play with when I was bored. The blade was fairly flimsy, dull and not of the sort to be worth stropping and sharpening...

But it is pretty and shiny.

I don't know why, but I started leaving him at home.

I'd like to replace the Gravity Blade with a nice Balisong—but good ones ain't cheap and cheap ones aren't worth having. I want one with Mother of Pearl Grips if possible—probably have to go custom.

So at any rate, four knives is my bottom limit for walking around.

I had a friend who invariable sliced his sandwiches in half before eating. He always carried one dedicated knife that he used for no other purpose but to slice his sandwich—that way he always knew that it was clean and sterile.

"Silly"?.?.?.


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Well as far as sterile mine are not...

I have a 6" Cold Steel folder in my front right pocket. I've cut green tree branches and small logs and it still shaves hair. Left side is an old Sog folder for most things and also a small fixed blade for a wallet decoy.

I've got a well used Kobalt tool with both a smooth and heavy serrated blade plus a slot for refiller razors I like to use at work.

Sometimes I carry any number of 3-7 inch fixed blades.

If I'm benching I have one in a front pocket and at least the other 2 out in the vehicle.
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in the uk you can get arrested for carrying a knife.
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in the uk you can get arrested for carrying a knife.
Yep, that's the reason I don't carry one. I have got a great little Comanchero (I think it is) hunting knife which it would be helpful to carry about but as it happens I can only use it indoors, even when we were both Scout leaders, it would have been difficult to carry it about.

I think you can carry a knife in the UK as long as you can't access it immediately, as in it must be well and truly wrapped tight...which defeats the purpose really, especially if you want to cut an apple or something.
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Yep, that's the reason I don't carry one. I have got a great little Comanchero (I think it is) hunting knife which it would be helpful to carry about but as it happens I can only use it indoors, even when we were both Scout leaders, it would have been difficult to carry it about.

I think you can carry a knife in the UK as long as you can't access it immediately, as in it must be well and truly wrapped tight...which defeats the purpose really, especially if you want to cut an apple or something.
So even if it's a pocket knife with a blade under 2 inches? That baffles me.

I have a small knife on my keychain with a tiny blade, file, tweezers, and scissors. I can't imagine life without it. I have multitools scattered all over the house and in all of my fishing tackle boxes.
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So even if it's a pocket knife with a blade under 2 inches? That baffles me.

I have a small knife on my keychain with a tiny blade, file, tweezers, and scissors. I can't imagine life without it. I have multitools scattered all over the house and in all of my fishing tackle boxes.
I think it's around a 3"-4" blade, but yes, I would be in serious trouble if I carried it and was stopped by the police.

It is annoying...at the moment, I wear a small dolphin necklace and it has a nice sharp edge which I use to open things, some things, if they ever worked that out, all jewellery would be banned on planes too, more than likely.
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Surprisingly, I've had the knife for about 26 years now and it hasn't got an ounce of rust on it and is as solid as the day it was bought, handles well too...whereas, a knife hubby selected (for Scouts) the same day rusted within years. We use the thing for daily tasks should we need a knife that we can fold up and carry about the garden etc.
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