The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum

View Poll Results: do you carry a knife with your ccw?
gun and knife. 208 77.61%
just gun. 42 15.67%
just knife. 18 6.72%
Voters: 268. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 28, 2010, 08:49 PM   #126
Genepix
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 13, 2008
Location: Sunshine State
Posts: 311
Knife for carry

I bought a Microtech UTX70 OTF automatic a while back, and, although it has a pocket clip, I keep it concealed in the pocket. I consider it a very convenient, high-grade tool, but I also regard it as a last means of defense, if needed. As a CCW holder, I religiously adhere to CCW guidelines as to where you carry ANY weapon...
Genepix is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 11:27 AM   #127
ibewbull
Member
 
Join Date: December 15, 2010
Location: WISCONSIN
Posts: 21
Always have a knife.

I use a blade at work daily. So usually have sevreal on me. Seems I always reach in the wrong pocket. I actually should get a holster with a scabbard for a knife made.
I sent my son a kneck knife and a Cold Steel Tanto for his deployment.
So Yes I carry with my CCL.
If I can not have a firearm then what option do we have?
Sometimes it is a BIC pen. Rolled up news paper and in the past even the antenna of a close by car. Impromise and overcome. A roll of dimes was carried in many places by my God son. I was thanked for the tip.
I must thank My old shipmate Brownie aka Jeff Brown GMG2 USS Lawrence for demanding I always wear a belt. Once I did not and it could have been very bad but for our instints. We retreated tremporairly to pick up some empty bottles. The threat vanished when they saw we would fight fo rour $3.00 combined. OH yes we weere young and invincable.
More stories in the book Sweepers Sweepers Man your Brooms by Jeff Zahratka, another shipmate.
I know it is an old thread but it still applies.
__________________
Steve Bull Parro

ibewbull is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 11:32 AM   #128
TheNocturnus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 29, 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,093


What man doesn't carry a pocket knife? Always a gun and a knife on me.
__________________
My EDC:
Gun
Wallet
Brain (Use this one the most)
TheNocturnus is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 01:16 PM   #129
KMAX
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 20, 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,061
I always carry a knife. I keep it more for a tool than SD, but it could be SD. I have carried some type of knife almost always since I bought my first knife at age 6 in 1963. In school almost every boy had a pocket knife on him with no problems whatsoever. It wasn't an issue in the '60s and '70s in central TX.
__________________
This is my gun. There are many like her, but this one is mine.

I'm not old. I'm CLASSIC!
KMAX is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 01:57 PM   #130
Johnnymurad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 29, 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 134
LCR and Kershaw, I also think if you carry a gun you need to carry a flashlight. I carry a nebo redline.
__________________
www.youtube.com/johnnymurad

Rev-Tac T-Shirts now Available!
www.rev-tac.com
Johnnymurad is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 02:04 PM   #131
allaroundhunter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 6, 2012
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 1,670
Yep, I carry a knife on my support side. It sees most of its use in day to day chores, but I have also had training in weapon retention in which it can play a big role.
allaroundhunter is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 08:44 PM   #132
willmc33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 25, 2012
Location: Mobile,Al
Posts: 473
I always have a knife of some sort on me as well as my CCW pistol. For a long time now it has been a CRKT Hissatsu Folder and man I love that knife. Second favorite was the Kershaw Storm, that thing was straight razor sharp.
__________________
"Perfection is the enemy of good enough"
willmc33 is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 09:24 PM   #133
Dragline45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 30, 2010
Posts: 2,418
Only time I carry a knife is when I can't carry a gun.
Dragline45 is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 09:35 PM   #134
JC57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 2, 2010
Posts: 249
Wow, old thread. Sure. I have a little tiny Leatherman Squirt P4 in my pocket most of the time. It has a small blade on it. So on those occasions I carry a handgun, the Squirt goes along too.
JC57 is offline  
Old September 1, 2012, 10:08 PM   #135
North East Redneck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 6, 2012
Location: Berkshire Hills
Posts: 498
Carried a Buck 110 through out high school and during college. Certainly more of a tool than a weapon in my mind. Still carry some type of Leatherman at all times, rarely a knife, but when I do have a knife, it is a fixed blade hunting knife. Folders and liner locks can be nice, but I prefer a fixed, full tang blade.
__________________
NRA Life Member
Goal Member
SAF Member
North East Redneck is offline  
Old September 2, 2012, 06:17 AM   #136
DunRanull
Junior member
 
Join Date: April 24, 2005
Location: Southern Colorado, where a small working knowledge of southwestern Hispanic culture is considered polite.
Posts: 99
I always have a knife cuz I use it a lot to cut stuff, clean nails, click it open and shut if Im bored... thats for pocket knife. also have a folder in a side pouch, either a SAK or a USA Gerber/Buck. Then when we hit the woods I mostly have a Camillus "USMC" or a 10" bowie. I have it bad.. having to choose which one looks best with my attire
Started to carry a knife daily at age 7 I believe, maybe it was 6... a simple jack-knife that I proceded to cut my finger with.. Mom cried more than I over that. StepDad said "He's old enuff, has to grow up sometime." Next knife he gave me was either a boy scout or military issue with the black grips and 2blades, a can/bottle opener (remember those?) and possibly an awl.
I carried to school and so did some of the other guys but not many. No legal issues, no complaints, no confiscations. Went thru a lot of folders growing up.
Eventually the need for something larger became evident.. KABAR! and after that the Buck General 120. THAT knife walked out of my house when It turned 38. Not a clue where it went... so Im back to the Camillus and probably won't need any other at my age. Old guys do ramble on.

Nocturnus, I think we resurrect dead threads cuz we like the sexy grave- yard babe in the lightning pic. Heavy sexuality there. Jus sayin.

Last edited by DunRanull; September 2, 2012 at 06:40 AM.
DunRanull is offline  
Old September 2, 2012, 02:22 PM   #137
Onward Allusion
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 17, 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 1,724
Holy crap! How old is this post?! I guess still relevant, eh?

This is what I told my kids recently - all men should carry:
- CCW (when legal)
- pepper spray
- flashlight (doesn't have to be 300 lumen)
- knife or multi-tool
- cell phone
- wallet
__________________
"With great power, there must also come great responsibility." - Stan Lee

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
Onward Allusion is offline  
Old September 2, 2012, 02:56 PM   #138
ZVP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 20, 2009
Posts: 809
Yes two, a mini Swiss and a 3 plus inch folder.
S/D requires at least one 3 inches.
ZVP
ZVP is offline  
Old September 2, 2012, 03:01 PM   #139
thedudeabides
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2012
Posts: 981
Hattori Hanzo

I carry a multitool. I'm more likely in need of cutting a length of radiator hose, crimping a wiring harness, and opening a letter than getting into a fight with a samurai who has just cut my gun in half with his divine steel sword.
thedudeabides is offline  
Old September 2, 2012, 03:08 PM   #140
Constantine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 5, 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 5,176
lol....love when new members do this.


Knife and gun, yes.
__________________
Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen
Constantine is offline  
Old September 2, 2012, 11:55 PM   #141
michael t
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 17, 2004
Location: Out back Ky
Posts: 3,456
Cold Steel XL Voyager don't leave home with out it. I have always carried a lage fixblade or folder . I have carried in every state in lower 48 while I was trucking and never once been bothered by police or any one else Either my Voyager cliped to pocket or a K-Bar on belt.
__________________
Colt Defender ,Colt Mustang ,Dan Wesson CBOB, PPK/S, American Classic,
Bersa Thunder 380
http://bersachat.comHome of Bersa
American Classic new home www.americanclassic1911forum.com
michael t is offline  
Old September 3, 2012, 11:55 AM   #142
jmstr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 24, 2001
Location: San Joaquin Valley, CA
Posts: 806
I have had a pocket knife on me since about 1980. I put the pocket knife in my pocket before grabbing my wallet. I don't have a ccw yet, but I don't plan on stopping my use of pocket knifes. I use it daily to open boxes/letters/bags, to cut tape/string, to sharoen pencils, to cut food or clean my nails. I use this tool more often than anything in my 'tool box'. Why would I stop?



sent from tapatalk on Evo3G
jmstr is offline  
Old September 3, 2012, 01:55 PM   #143
9mm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 9, 2011
Location: Land of the Free
Posts: 2,711
Quote:
Join Date: February 24, 2001
I don't have a ccw yet
11 years? maybe commie state?
__________________
See user title
9mm is offline  
Old September 3, 2012, 06:36 PM   #144
STW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 15, 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 147
Small swiss army knife on my key chain because if has a toothpick and scissors.
Leatherman juice because tools need to be handy; it also has a couple of blades. I reserve the serrated one for cutting apples and other fruit. Pro-tech Monaco, since discontinued by Pro-tech, because it is a gorgeous knife with a small handle that doesn't take my whole pocket. How does anyone not carry a knife of some kind?
__________________
"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter." - Terry Pratchett
STW is offline  
Old September 5, 2012, 02:30 PM   #145
stu925
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 945
I always have a knife on me of some sort. At work I'm limited to a Kershaw Scallion or CRKT Ichi which is my second choice due to it's thinner blade. Outside of work I carry a Kershaw Blur mostly. I have a modest knife collection, nothing expensive but it seems I still haven't found the perfect blade yet. I like the idea of a fixed blade but it's just not practical for me. I like a good strong thick blade with the ability to hold a sharp edge. I want it light and I'm really drawn to assisted opening knives. I use my knife for everything and I've broken a few (I don't bother the manufacturers for warranty work since I use them outside of their intended use). I'm the reason Snap-On put the "do not use as pry bar or chisel" warning on their screwdrivers.

Stu
stu925 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.12820 seconds with 8 queries