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Multiple EDC knives: why?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by jeffm, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Fukurai
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    Fukurai EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I carry a SAK for every day duties and an small Opinel no. 6 for food-prep. Most time a LM Blast rides in my backpack with a blade, but never used it so far.
     
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  2. MWDP

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    Now you're just making me jealous.
     
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  3. mrpink

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    well apparently it isnt for you. i dont care what you carry, but its probably worth mentioning what you do....
     
  4. JPHing

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    'cause you never know when you'll need it.
     
  5. neutrontech
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    I wish I could see the future like you can...

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  6. bjornkeizers

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    I'll take next week's lottery numbers while he's at it :D

    I generally carry at least two knives: a do-it-all Spyderco Delica 4 in my pocket and a Boker CLB Direkt in my bag. Three, if you count the tiny blade on the Victorinox classic that's in the bag as well.

    For me, it's peace of mind. Also, I know that my Spyderco has been used for *many* things, some of which might be considered unhealthy, unsanitary or downright stupid. So I'd never use that to say... cut up a pizza or some meat. For that, I use the Boker. The SAK's blade rarely gets used, I mainly carry it because of the screwdriver, file, tweezers and scissors.
     
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  7. Xapalambos

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    I dont even want to admit how many different cutting implements / multi tools I carry between on my person and in my EDC bag.
    Let's just say I WILL NOT be without what I need.
     
  8. MedusaOblongata

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    This man understands EDC.
     
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  9. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    Precisely!
     
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  10. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    Agreed.
     
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  11. Rapt_up

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    Yep thats the point the whole point and nothing but the point. Why EDC if there's a chance you;re going to be without it. *I* EDC because I hate not having what I need. So I make sure I have two, and a backup. :)

    And yes I like to have different one for different uses. One kept pristinely sharp for whatever... emergancy surgery?... one for dirty stuff/hard use stuff like cutting wire, and one for regular use.
     
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  12. Ogre

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    well, at work, i dont like to pull out my midsized folder, since TECHNICALLY im not supposed to have it, even though my boss dosnt care. So if at work, i pull out the sak pioneer if i need to cut something. no one seems to care about/notice the small swiss armyknife


    as for outside of work. i use the SAK for smaller more delicate tasks, and the mid sized folder for any heavier cutting task
     
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  13. neutrontech
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    All joking aside, I dont understand how someone can come on here and flat out say our knives wont fail, or anything else really. Even the best folder in the world can fail. I guess it just made me shake my head and say "what?"

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  14. Blerv

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    There are some knives that would endure a zombie apocalypse let alone office or camping chores. I can see in a survival situation wanting multiple knives (one without a pivot) but the chance of failure for normal use it is extremely low. The chance it would have any impacting result in your survival even less. Many modern steels won't even lose an edge in a day.

    It would be an annoyance and real bummer for 4 hours until you got home from work and grabbed another knife. I carry a couple for different uses tho.

    I mean. IMHO, YMMV, etc.
     
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  15. jake-cutter

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    I carry two incase I can't reach my main one. I carry my main one on my right and my backup on my left in my BDU pocket. Also, alot of defensive classes teach you to have one on you weak side just in case. My backup is a ZT0750 and does not get used for day to day cutting.
     
  16. Lightnig

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    I frequently carry two different knives, but never carry a 'backup'

    Two different knives for different cutting tasks. Typically a small 2.5" or 3" in the front pocket for delicate or fine cutting tasks, and a 3.5" or 4" in the back pocket for bigger tasks. Neither one is a primary, just one or the other tends to be better suited for different tasks.
     
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  17. Blerv

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    Best reason: "can I borrow your knife?"

    Friendship vs edge. Hmmm :(
     
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  18. Yablanowitz

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    Shoot, I carry a better selection of knives daily than our local hardware stores. Breaking isn't the only way for a knife to fail. If you really use a knife, it gets dull, especially in construction and related fields. I work in building maintenance, and our main building is concrete. That is, concrete floors, concrete ceilings and concrete block load bearing walls. Working around that on drywall, old and new carpet, vinyl tile, ceramic tile, porcelin and steel fixtures, and fiberglass is hard on knife edges. Seldom do I go through a day without trashing an edge on something, so I pull out another knife if I don't have time to stop and sharpen that one. As far as I'm concerned, a dull knife is just as bad as a broken knife. It may even be worse, since you're more likely to hurt yourself trying to use a dull knife than to keep trying to use a broken one.
     
  19. Hickory407

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    If 2=1 and 1=0 then wouldn't 2=0
     
  20. MedusaOblongata

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    Which is why we should carry three.