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Old November 30, 2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Combat Knife CArry

To you military and tactical guys: How do you carry your knife when in the field? Why do you carry it that way?

Any pics on your mode of carry would be nice also. Thanks
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Old December 1, 2008, 04:27 AM   #2
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Neither military nor tactical....

...I carry a Gerber Valloton in my right hip pocket. Found that if I grab it and pull out and back, the thumb stud catches on the edge of the pocket and it's open by the time it clears. Kinda handy little feature.
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Old December 1, 2008, 04:44 AM   #3
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Sounds a little risky to me.
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Old December 1, 2008, 04:51 AM   #4
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Sheath knife, upside down on my left suspender harness (LBE) because it is readily available and I am right handed.
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Old December 1, 2008, 05:13 AM   #5
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on my frag vest i carried a gerber combat folder, in my pocket i carried a benchmade auto striker, on my belt i carried a gerber multi tool, all issued.

i was a combat enginner, so was always cutting something.

now i cary either a cerber covert folder, or benchmade rescue.

for work i carry spyderco salt series.
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Old December 1, 2008, 05:42 AM   #6
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During my career as an airborne reccie crew member, wore two knives: 5" Puma on neck cord under flight suit and para harness (no flop if bailout {shudder} were necessary) and Kraut paratrooper gravity knife in zipped leg pocket. The grav knife is long gone, but I still treasure that little Puma.
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Old December 1, 2008, 06:38 AM   #7
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Usually a RAT-3 on my IBA, Anza Boddington on my hip and a benchmade folder in one pocket, SAK in the other.

Also tote a multi-tool (issued) on my IBA.

Biggest two problems - with the IBA on, pockets are very hard to get into, two, needed a knife that could be used as a pry bar for doors - the Anza Boddington fills that role at a decent price.
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