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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. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey Loaded Pockets

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    Always carried one, but I am going to add a weak side fixed blade to the mix soon. As Elmiro posted earlier on this old thread, one is always a tool that could be used as a weapon, the fixed blade will be a backup weapon to my CCW. Thinking about the Ka Bar TDI pretty hard.
     
  2. adnj

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    I carry a weak side fixed even without a concealed pistol. On a ladder or while my hands are busy, it's helped many times..


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  3. EMarkM

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    Security situations excepted, I almost always have two knives on me, as either the Rambler or MiniChamp will be clipped to my pocket via a P-7, and a larger SAK or traditional will either be in a leather pouch or sheet of kitchen paper, either on my belt or preferably in the same pocket.

    With an alox SAK or trad, I find the smaller SAK to be an essential companion as we as a family genuinely get a lot of use out of the tweezers and toothpick, which other knives omit.

    Otherwise, I just find that the little knife will often be sufficient for whatever the task is, so I reach for that before grabbing the full sized one.

    Disclaimer: I may have already replied to this thread; can't remember!
     
  4. Sentinel-14

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    Ever since I was a kid I've carried a knife in my pocket. It was a tool of course, but I admit considering it a last-ditch weapon as well. Given that thought I wanted a pocket knife that would function well as a weapon. First a small folding lockback, then various linerlocks over the years with blades in the 3-3.25" range.

    After many years, and settling into an office job, I became acutely aware of how negatively the general public reacts when you pull out a 3.25" linerlock to open an envelope or a box from amazon. I could have ignored it and carried on, but I find that not upsetting the sheep is preferable when possible. So, I started carrying a small traditional knife for those mundane cutting tasks and wouldn't you know it, the negativity disappeared. I still carry the big knife, it just never comes out of the pocket.

    These days I carry a vintage Schrade 8OT stockman as my general use knife, occasionally swapping it for a Case Barlow.
    In the other pocket, as my last-ditch defensive tool, I have a variety of 3.25" to 4" blades to pick from and rotate through them daily. The typical stable are as follows:
    Buck Vantage Large
    Lightning OTF
    Ontario Rat I
    Kershaw Skyline XL
    Kershaw Launch 6
    Ganzo Firebird FH12

    So that's why I carry two knives: one for general cutting that won't scare the sheep, and one for more serious social work if necessary.
     
  5. Moshe ben David

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    @Sentinel-14: I agree with your approach totally. I'll suggest you could also have a SAK or an ALOX; something about the size and heft of say a Tinker or a Cadet are both easy carries and handy. If they're in the traditional SAK red color with the white Swiss cross on it, most of :censored: around you probably would be just as accepting as with say the stockman or the Barlow; the SAK are that well recognized.

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
  6. Sentinel-14

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    @Moshe ben David, a coworker of mine carries a Cadet as his general use knife and seems to really like it.

    I've looked at SAKs off and on over the years since I don't have one in my collection yet, but never found one I really liked. They always have tools I can't ever see myself using, and I don't see the point of spending money on tools I won't use. The closest I have found are the Electrician Plus and the Pioneer Harvester, but of course both are discontinued and laughably expensive on the secondary market.

    Really I only need my traditional knife to have two blades: one for food cutting, and one for general cutting. So even my 8OT has one blade more than necessary. Every other tool a SAK offers, I have covered by other multi-tools in my pack.

    If you ever get a lead on an Elec Plus or Pioneer Harvester for around $30 though, let me know. ;)
     
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  7. Krs

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    I usually carry 2 knives. In the past two three weeks I always had 4 knives.
    2 folding knives and 2 Swiss Army knives.

    why?

    I do not know to be honest. in 90% of the cases I use the SAK, 10% I use one of the folding knives, and NEVER used the other two.
     
  8. wiener78

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    I carry 2 normally, at work I have a folding Stanley-style knife (mostly cutting thick plastic strapping and other unsavory things for nicer knives) and replace the blade every couple of days and I keep a Grizzly Bushcraft folder on my person almost alway. Occasionally a Spyderco UKPK, SAK or Leatherman might join them dependent on what I'm doing. If I'm out camping or hunting I'll normally have at least a Mora Companion and a Para 2, sometimes more.
     
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  9. HeadOffice

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    Lately, I have a Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier for general pocket knife tasks and a Spyderco Military (left handed version) for slicey type tasks. If no Military I might have an Esee Izula II scout carry in the small of the back.
     
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  10. keycutter

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    Lately I carry a classic sak sd and a spyderco roadie. They are both tiny but they suit my daily needs. This is somewhat misleading though as I rarely use the blade of the sak. I mostly carry it for the toothpick and scissors. The roadie gets all the knife tasks. I love all manor of blades for the most part but when it comes to my current job and lifestyle small slip joint knives suit all of my regular needs.


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  11. MatBlack

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    I always carry the small AG Russell in my wallet for discreet use accompanied with a larger folder. Today I have it paired with my titanium LionSteel Dom.
     
  12. nwjavahead

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    I always have a Slipjoint in pocket - it’s what every man and most woman carried as I was growing-up and have done so since I was 10y; usually a case peanut or medium stockman.

    If I am working indoors tends to be PM2, if I am working outside tends to be a custom fixed. If I am off of work and headed-out Emerson.
     
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  13. egp

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    Actually, I always have 3 on me, my Spyderco is clipped in my pocket, both of my Leatherman each have 2 blades
     
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  14. clock

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    Sometimes
    One blade is a bit bigger and not really sharp.
    I use it mostly for prying, and other rough work.
    Second blade is smaller and sharper, and reserved for food stuff.
     
  15. Grizzled

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    I have tended to carry more knives than I needed to.

    Now, most days I fell pretty well prepared bopping around town if I have a Swiss Army knife in my pocket.
     
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    I’ve probably answered in this thread before and said something along the lines of “one is more than enough, I could usually get by without even one knife.”

    Well, yeah… while that’s still true (for me), I don’t wanna be as bombastic about it anymore.
    It does tend to happen from time to time. It’s just a practicality thing. I usually carry knives on the smaller side, so if there are days I think I might need something bigger, I just carry it in addition to my regular carry.

    Like today, for instance
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