Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Back in January, I packed up my entire collection of pocket knives (along with the rest of our belongings) and moved them halfway across the country. Our first place in Minnesota was a rental house, which we knew would be short term while we searched for a home to purchase. We ended up living in that house for around 5 months, during which time we unpacked enough of our stuff to live normally, while leaving some unnecessary items in boxes to make them easier to move again once we found a home. Pocket knives, of course, made the cut for "items necessary to live normally" , so shortly after we arrived in MN, I began unpacking them and filling the drawers of the old parts cabinet in which I store them. I started with my GEC knives, as they're the most prominent brand in my collection, and the knives that I carry most often. Well, somewhere in the middle of unpacking knives, other "getting settled" duties called, and before I knew it, all the snow and ice from winter had melted, summer was practically upon us, and we had purchased a home and were ready to move our stuff yet again (this time by ourselves, but thankfully a much shorter distance — the house we purchased was literally just up the hill from the place we were renting). It was at this point that I realized I had only ever gotten around to unpacking my GEC knives, and that most of the other knives I own had remained packed away for months. Of course, this made them easy to move to the new house, but it also made me realize that I have a tendency to neglect many of the non-GEC knives in my collection when it comes to what makes it in my pocket. So, now that I have just about everything unpacked, I've decided to try a little experiment. For the month of September, I'm not going to carry any of my GEC knives. No #15’s or #77's, no #25’s or Bull Noses. Instead, I'm going to use this as an opportunity to carry knives that don't normally make it in my pocket. There are a few additional parameters I'm setting for myself that I hope will help to keep me out of my comfort zone a bit. Along with my GEC's, I’ll be shelving some other knives that I already carry occasionally (mostly Case knives, Opinels, etc.). My real goal here is to try and get knives into my pocket that haven’t been there before. I'll be posting photos of the knives I'll be carrying throughout the month here in this thread, as well as my thoughts on those knives — what I like about them, what I don't (hopefully there won't be too much to report on that front ), why I wanted to include them in this little experiment, etc. (I'll also continue to post in the "normal" applicable threads here on the Porch.) Today I kicked things off by dropping my standard A. Wright's Ebony Lambsfoot in my pocket. I wanted to start this thing off with a Lambsfoot because, as I recently mentioned in the Lambsfoot thread, I have several (including three of @Jack Black's Guardians knives) but for whatever reason I rarely carry them. I meant to get a new photo of it today to add to this post, but the day sort of got away from and I never took one. I'll remedy that tomorrow, but for now, it's the bottom knife in this older photo.