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Who carries 2 knives and why?

Discussion in 'Where, When, & How Do We Carry All This Stuff?' started by irishaj, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. kensington

    kensington Loaded Pockets

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    Almost 4 years later still carrying the Spyderco on the Dangler in pocket and Leatherman Juice CS4 in left front pocket. Upgraded to the ZT 0301 in front cargo slit almost 3 years ago.

    Don't even know how many in my EDC bag, at least 3 fixed and 7 or 8 folders...

    Because I can and it is no big deal to do so 'Murica!
     
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  2. Moshe ben David

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    I know what you mean, but I'd lay odds that in certain cities/states (NYC, Philly, Chicago, California all come to mind!) it would unfortunately become a big deal in certain situations...

    I sometimes find myself required to make a trip to NYC. I reduce my carry for such trips to a SAK... not that that is any guarantee, but I am placing a bet on it not being viewed as negatively as some that I prefer to carry...;)

    Sigh.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    ZT0566CF in pocket, Vic SpiritX multi on the belt. Then a BK11 and a BRKT Micro Canadian in the bag. BK11 is for wood processing if I need a small fire for cooking lunch, I work forestry and somedays a small fire is nice in the winter, and the BRKT handles most of the food processing if needed. Weekends around the house is typically a Mini Grip and a LM Charge TTi. But, have a Mora Eldris en route and will see how I like it over the weekend. May rotate out the BRKT for the Eldris for a short time.
     
  4. FilthyJ24

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    I carry both at work and just the Altitude on my weekends. The Bailout is my beater/work knife and the Altitude serves as a backup/last resort weapon. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. keycutter

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    [​IMG]I carry two almost all the time. I always carry my victorinox signature lite everyday as long as I can legally have it. And I rotate another knife usually something a bit larger. I love the signature lite because it’s perfect for my job and my daily needs pen, light, scissors, nail file/flat head and of course the knife. I try to not use that blade so it remains razor sharp for more of an emergency situation. The second knife that rotates really is the blade I use for daily cutting tasks. I work in a factory so it gets used quite a bit and enjoy switching it up for variety and I just love my knives.


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  6. Adam Ng

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    Little knife for small job and not scare people. Big knife for bigger job and really scare people. LOL!


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  7. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    Basically, a knife has two purposes. Since it's one of man's oldest tools. Essentially, a tool-first, and then as a defensive weapon second. Small Swiss Army for intricate daily-tasks: like using scissors, tweezers, can-opener, or screwdriver. Larger 'primary' knife for cutting rope, cordage, cardboard, and followed-on by survival aspects, etc. The larger blade can also serve as an augment to a 'primary weapon' (e.g., firearm of choice) in jurisdictions that allow it.


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  8. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I always carry a keychain Opinel, which lives with my car and house keys. This is usually supplemented with a UK legal slipjoint of some sort e.g UKPK, Serge Bean etc. I will carry a locking or fixed blade if I am doing something specific e.g in the woods or work in the garden.
    I don't ALWAYS have two knives, as the Opinel is a reasonably good little knife. It's a decent slicer.
     
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  9. garza

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    Does the Opinel keychain knife open when in your pocket? I have considered purchasing this knife.
     
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  10. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    Only once in about a year of daily carry, and I think it was my fault for fiddling with it in there!!! Haha. Gave me a bit of a scare! It's a really useful knife.
     
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  11. garza

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    My concern is the knife opening without any assistance. I carry my No 6 and No 7 in a leather sleeve. I could probably make a similar leather sleeve for the keychain No 2
     
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  12. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    Avoid pocket billiards!
     
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  13. garza

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    Or maybe a pocket dangler which is how I usually carry small blades.
     
  14. Moshe ben David

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    Ya know, for most Opinel accidental blade opening is trivially easy to avoid. Just turn the collar after closing the blade; no way it will open without you turning the collar to the open position! I don't know if the very small No 2 has such; but for sure the No 6 and larger do!

    Sorry to have to state the obvious. ;)

    L'chaim!

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  15. garza

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    Opinel knifes smaller than No 6 do not have the Virobloc safety ring. I would carry the No 2 on my pocket dangler.
     
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  16. Moshe ben David

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    I knew there was a lower limit size-wise to which Opinel have the safety ring. I was reacting primarily to your comments on the No 6 and No 7...

    L'chaim!

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  17. garza

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    The leather sleeve allows for the 6 or 7 to be carried clipped to my pocket. I try to avoid items in the bottom of my pockets.
     
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