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Old February 4, 2010, 05:55 PM   #26
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I'm rarely ever without my knife, especially when I go to the steakhouse, how in the world do they expect me to cut my steak with that weird looking glorified butter knife? When I forget my knife at home, I just get a burger.
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Old February 4, 2010, 06:00 PM   #27
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Yes....... carried a knife of some kind since age of 7......... currently a 3" German Eye (Solingen).

Yes I would and could use the knife as a SD weapon. If you run out of bullets it's better than bare knuckles.
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Old February 4, 2010, 06:03 PM   #28
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I've carried a pocket knife everyday of my life since age 12. Even at school. (It was allowed back then)
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Old February 4, 2010, 06:08 PM   #29
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I always carry a knife on me but not for any SD reasons. I do find myself using it quite a bit though...opening boxes, packages, cans, cutting string and all other kinds of things.
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Old February 4, 2010, 06:09 PM   #30
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Oh yes. Never leave the house without my Voyager. I'm a certified Cold Steel snob. People often give me this or that brand of knife at Christmas time..I thank them kindly and then promptly re-gift it. If it ain't Cold Steel,I don't want it!
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Old February 4, 2010, 06:32 PM   #31
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Yeah, I carry a knife with my CCW...................



...............although I'm not sure what I have counts
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Old February 4, 2010, 06:49 PM   #32
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Tried carrying pocket knives without much success...they always seemed to disappear. Lost a 3" Buck that was engraved by Chuck Buck; that one hurt to lose.

A year ago I saw and bought an ultra-thin lightweight 3 1/2" Gerber Para Frame (skeletonized frame) folder with pocket clip. It must be made of helium-filled titanium, because it weighs absolutely nothing...I think the clip is there to keep it from floating away like a balloon. And it works--it hasn't disappeared in a year of daily carry.

Cost me all of $20. Probably wouldn't impress a knife snob but it holds a decent edge, it is unobtrusive and I'd hate to be on the wrong end of it. Not that I am trained in knife-fighting, but it would be better than a sharp stick in a pinch...

Now I feel naked without it. And I use it frequently.

I recently bought another and threw it in the safe in case I lose or wear this one out.
Pistol at 4:00 IWB. Spare mag in left front pocket. Knife in right front pocket.
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Old February 4, 2010, 07:05 PM   #33
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yes...usually 2 or 3.
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Old February 4, 2010, 07:16 PM   #34
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Knife may not be legal to carry concealed in some areas even if the Gun is.....
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Old February 4, 2010, 08:39 PM   #35
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I can't always carry my CCW, but I always carry a pocket knife. My pocket knife is just that, a pocket knife. Sarah Brady would have a hard time calling it a weapon even.
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Old February 4, 2010, 08:48 PM   #36
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Used to have one of those Kershaw assisted opening knifes that I actually used at work a lot to open stuff, I carried it before I even was old enough to carry a gun, but I lost it a little while back and never replaced it, so for now it's just a handgun.
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Old February 4, 2010, 08:54 PM   #37
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if I have a pocket I have a knife
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Old February 5, 2010, 12:27 AM   #38
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I'm like knives, and usually EDC these three. Swisschamp is a multitool, Case Barlow is my pocket knife, and the Cricket is an emergency knife if I every need a quick one handed, serrated blade for a seat belt or something.

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Old February 5, 2010, 01:20 AM   #39
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I support ESEE (R.A.T.) knives:





So, I carry my Izula with my LCP. Or, sometimes I carry my RC 4 with my CZ 75BD. Or, my RC 3 with my SP101.

http://www.eseeknives.com/index2.htm
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Old February 5, 2010, 08:28 AM   #40
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Always carry a pocket knife and have for over 60 years. On occasion, also carry a handgun.

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Old February 5, 2010, 08:57 AM   #41
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I always carry a knife unless I have to fly somewhere. I usually carry my gun. I carry a Benchmade 710 and it easily fills the role of tool and defensive weapon. I remember going to the airport (before 9/11) and I realized I had my knife on me. The lady was going to take it, but I told her it was like a $120 knife and that I had a concealed carry permit (meaning I had no criminal record). I told her I carry it every single day and just forgot. She let me just throw it in my carry on and go through. I don't think I would try that now.
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Old February 5, 2010, 10:30 AM   #42
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I think it's a good idea to carry a knife when you ccw.

Anyone ever see the episode of Family Guy, when Joe and Peter shoot that guy? I found it to be funny, sick, educational and justifiable all at the same time.
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Old February 5, 2010, 11:23 AM   #43
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If my pants are on I have a Knife. I don't always have a gun on me but I feel naked without a knife.
That's me, too.
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Old February 5, 2010, 11:53 AM   #44
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I always carry two knives. One that would be used for self-defense if the need ever arose and one for work use (cutting boxes etc…)

I also collect knives and right now I am having an affair with everything Benchmade. I am currently carrying my model 580 barrage which is an assisted opener and it is a phenomenal knife! It is built extremely well and opens with authority…it is by far the best assisted opener that I have ever owned or handled.

It has been hard for me to find a good online retailer that has good prices and knives in-stock and ready to ship. But I came across the Oregon Knife Shop recently and I think they are worth mentioning (http://www.oregonknifeshop.com/) they don’t have a huge selection but from what I have seen their prices are fantastic and shipping and customer service in top notch.

Sorry for all the blabbering
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Old February 5, 2010, 11:55 AM   #45
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I find all this stuff about zero tolerance about knives carried to school a bit unreal. I have had a knife in my pants pocket since I was 6 years old. Never missed carrying one during 12 years of public schooling. No one ever said a word. I even lent it to teachers from time to time.

For the last several years I have carried 2. I have an "Old Timer" in my front pants pocket for opening boxes, cleaning and trimming fingernails, etc. and I have a Cold Steel Recon 1 clipped to my hip pocket for more serious endeavors.
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Old February 5, 2010, 12:02 PM   #46
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Pocket knife always. Not for SD however.
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Old February 5, 2010, 12:17 PM   #47
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I carry an S&W folder in my right pocket and a Leatherman Blast multitool on my belt. The Leatherman is just so handy, it's like having a mini toolbox at your disposal, but it takes too long to get the blade out if it were ever needed as last ditch SD, hence the folder.
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Old February 5, 2010, 01:25 PM   #48
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Not a "concealed" knife, but I always carry one on me. Since I got my CCW, that was a nice addition.
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Old February 5, 2010, 01:33 PM   #49
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My tactical knife attachment doubles the speed of my melee. Great for places like Favela, Rust, and Scrapyard
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Old February 5, 2010, 06:22 PM   #50
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It has been hard for me to find a good online retailer that has good prices and knives in-stock and ready to ship. But I came across the Oregon Knife Shop recently and I think they are worth mentioning (http://www.oregonknifeshop.com/) they don’t have a huge selection but from what I have seen their prices are fantastic and shipping and customer service in top notch.
I will check out Oregon Knife Shop, but you might want to check out www.knifeworks.com . I have been buying knives from them for over 10 years already. Prices and selection are great, and I have never needed to contact them for customer service.

I just checked out Oregon Knife Shop. They do have great prices! I think Knife Works site is a bit easier to navigate and their selection is huge. I might have to start shopping at Oregon Knife Shop as well!
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