Everyday Carry

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Everyday Carry

Post by Rayborn » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:17 pm

Well I figure most of us carry a knife on a daily basis and so I was curious to what you carry?

I carry a Combat Elite RAA tanto edge
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by RatDrall » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:24 pm

Spyderco Lava if I'm at the office all day. If I'm out around town, it depends on what color suit I'm wearing. The Spyderco Barong matches my olive/grey suit, and the Military goes well with my black suits.

On the weekend it's an ESEE/RAT RC-3 or a Blackhawk Kalista.

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by D-Train » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm

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Post by Zoltan » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:34 pm

I carry my Kingdom Armory Samaritan and my Spyderco USN Endura WAVE.

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by ArmchairWarrior » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:30 pm

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Post by A.C.E. » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:01 am

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One of these.

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by Afromonk » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:29 am

Cold steel ti-lite or an Opinel no.3 depending on situation.
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by K9medic » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:32 am

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by JoeTosco » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:58 am

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by Jeriah » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:22 am

CRKT Hammond Cruiser:

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I've seen the blade steel listed some places as AUS6M, and other places as 420. Sure seems better than 420 to me. Apparently this knife has been discontinued, but at $35, it was quite the deal for a while there. Still worth picking one up if you see it for $35 or less. More than that, and you may be able to do better.

And of course a Leatherman Wave.

Both of these, by the way, are more tool than weapon, the Leatherman by far and even the CRKT mostly. I'm pretty skeptical of my ability to draw a tactical folder and open it in time if attacked. If I was counting on a knife for self-defense I'd get one of those crookneck Ka-Bar belt knives.
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by Afromonk » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:40 am

I've handled the little Ka-bar TDI belt knife and it doesn't feel like it could stop an attacker.
Theres little weight to it and the blade length just isn't there.

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Post by Jeriah » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:54 am

Afromonk wrote:I've handled the little Ka-bar TDI belt knife and it doesn't feel like it could stop an attacker.
Theres little weight to it and the blade length just isn't there.
I mean this, and not this.

The little guy doesn't inspire much confidence; the larger one, while by no means a 12" bowie, feels like it would be better than taking the time to draw a folder, and a whole lot better than nothing.
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by K9medic » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:38 am

Lads before you start knocking small bladed knifes. I have seen what a stanley blade can do and next time you see a Doctor ask him how much damage he could do with a scalpe blade.

Yes if I needed a blade for defences I would carry a bigger blade, but as a "last ditch defence" dont write of blades of less than an inch.
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by RatDrall » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:19 am

Afromonk wrote:I've handled the little Ka-bar TDI belt knife and it doesn't feel like it could stop an attacker.
Theres little weight to it and the blade length just isn't there.
Blades don't require weight, unless you are chopping wood or bone or something like that. Speed wins with knives. "Stopping an attacker" could mean a lot of things, including severing connective tissue like tendons and muscles, not much blade needed to do that. Besides, flesh is elastic, and compresses under pressure. A 2" blade can cut a lot deeper with a little bit of force.

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So long as the handle and blade are designed properly, a small blade with proper leverage can be very effective. Chad Los Banos and other martial artitsts with real world experience design some great knives, the Lava amongst them:

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by Afromonk » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:13 pm

Yeah Jeriah i meant the larger of the two, with the plastic handle. not the neck knife style one. :)
And i agree that little blades can do a lot of damage, heck, i used to have a picture of a man sitting in A&E with his back sliced up, the attacker had only used a cut throat razor :shock:
Ill try to find said pic in a bit.

But i wouldn't get one of those little Ka-bar knives, yeah sure it could do damage but i wouldn't rely on it to stop an attacker.
And weight can mean a lot RatDrall, for a start psychological boost, added weight often gives confidence.
Yeah sure a little blade can do tons of damage, not arguing that, but would you want to risk that "chance", i sure woudln't.
And the other thing is martial artists, they can do a lot of damage with allsorts of items, more than i can for sure.
But I as Joe Everyman, have finger fucked this little knife and knowing my limitations would not carry it as a self defense option.
Probably not even a back-up.
YMMV :D

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by squinty » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:29 pm

The only knife I ever drew in actual self defense was a Spyderco Co-Pilot. Like this one:
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It was a tiny little knife that I used as a money clip, but the mere sight of it persuaded a couple scary people to leave me and my date alone.

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by 1200RT-P » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:00 pm

Sog Trident with the Tanto blade.

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Post by olbaid_dratsab » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:30 pm

SpyderCo Delica is my all time favorite folder. Goes with me everywhere.
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by D-Train » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:55 pm

Jeriah wrote:CRKT Hammond Cruiser:

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What's the blade length?
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by rklessdriver » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:07 pm

I'm a bit of a weirdo when it comes to my EDC carry knife. I have a bunch of knives in my collection but I'm not particular to many of them. In fact many of them got in my collection (ie a very big "box of knives") because I bought them for carry use and for one reason or another they just didn't fit that role for me.

For a very long time I carried an old first Gen Spyderco Delica (w/stainless handle). I bought it brand new in 1996. I really loved that knife but I broke the lock screwing around with it (abusing it) when I was deployed in 2004. I still carried it everyday for the rest of that deployment but was just always aware that I basically had a slip joint at that point....

When I got home I bought a brand new Delica and put my old one away in my "box of knives" but the new one just wasn't the same.... (now it resides in my "box of knives"). I flirted with a Ken Onion Kershaw for a good while as well as other various stuff which never worked out for very long. I even resorted to digging in "box of knives" and bringing out my trusty orginal CRKT KISS and carrying it for over a year.... until.

About 3 yrs ago I saw a Spyderco Dragon Fly (w/stainless handle) at a gun show. I bought it on the spot. I looked it over and it was ATS-55, which I later found out, on Spyderco forum, is a bit odd as most are VG10. Its a quality little blade.

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The little Dragon Fly has been my EDC for the past 3yrs now and it's starting to feel like an old friend.
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by Jeriah » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:36 pm

D-Train wrote:
Jeriah wrote:CRKT Hammond Cruiser:

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What's the blade length?
Just barely longer than my palm is wide. 4 inches?

Close. 3.75"
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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by Questie » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:38 pm

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Re: Everyday Carry

Post by Jeriah » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:38 pm

Afromonk wrote:Yeah Jeriah i meant the larger of the two, with the plastic handle. not the neck knife style one. :)
And i agree that little blades can do a lot of damage, heck, i used to have a picture of a man sitting in A&E with his back sliced up, the attacker had only used a cut throat razor :shock:
Ill try to find said pic in a bit.

But i wouldn't get one of those little Ka-bar knives, yeah sure it could do damage but i wouldn't rely on it to stop an attacker.
And weight can mean a lot RatDrall, for a start psychological boost, added weight often gives confidence.
Yeah sure a little blade can do tons of damage, not arguing that, but would you want to risk that "chance", i sure woudln't.
And the other thing is martial artists, they can do a lot of damage with allsorts of items, more than i can for sure.
But I as Joe Everyman, have finger fucked this little knife and knowing my limitations would not carry it as a self defense option.
Probably not even a back-up.
YMMV :D
I hear you. Honestly the reason I don't carry one is that I'm not sure of the legality of a fixed blade, and if fixed blades were legal, I'm not sure that's the one I'd go with. But, I am REALLY aware of how slow I am at getting a pocket-clipped folder into action. Short of palming it if a situation looks hairy...suggestions?
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