Carrying an izula while running.

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I've been doing a lot of running for the past few months and I usually keep a pocket knife on me when I do so. Today while I was getting ready to go out and run I decided to carry the Izula with me, I went hunting Thursday and Friday and had it on me the whole time so I figured why not. I ran a little over 3 miles with it in my RFP in a pair of sweat pants, I was extremely pleased with it. It rode good in the pocket, I didn't feel it. About every other time I have ran I have carried a folder, usually clipped to the pocket. Some are better then others, but I can't think of one that could compete with the Izula for being a better overall running knife. I have ran with a lot of different sized folders, ranging from as large as a Kershaw JYDII to as small as a Spyderco Dragonfly. Some down sides to running with folders I have noticed the clip makes it obvious your carrying a knife when your wearing gym shorts or sweat pants, the folder tends to bounce around a lot instead of riding in your pocket, a heavy folder can weigh your pants down and gym shorts don't have belt loops ;), and last but certainly not least if the clip doesn't hold the knife tight to the pocket you could end up loosing your folder. :grumpy: imagine hoping up into your truck after you finished a 2 mile run to discover your Spyderco Dragonfly was no longer clipped to your pocket.

Just my $0.02,
(I'm sure some of you when reading the title pictured some crazy guy running around with an unsheathed Izula in his hands, after all their not scissors...... right?)

:D Also I did manage to find the dragonfly.
 
Hmmm, why not? Scissors....I'm thinking of getting my buddy a kydex sheath for his...He loves his scissors.
 
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That is a very interesting thought, I always carry a folder iwb carry. I had never thought of carrying the Izula with me. I'll have to give it a try.
 
I don't run anymore (knees are shot) but when I did, I wore a folder tucked into the front of my waistband. It was very secure there, and didn't flop around like it would when clipped to a pocket.
 
I don't run anymore (knees are shot) but when I did, I wore a folder tucked into the front of my waistband. It was very secure there, and didn't flop around like it would when clipped to a pocket.

I wear an Emerson CQC-7 in the same fashion and I have never had a problem. I was thinking of a neck knife but thought better after thinking how bad it would suck to have something swinging back and forth:thumbdn:
 
I trail run in the forests and hills sometimes for 16+ miles alone. I have encountered all kinds of creatures from ticks to rattlers to coyote to mountain lion. Also once while running in the city at night I was approached by three tough guys in a very dark school track ( good thing I'm fast ). Lastly I was running in the Dominican republic alone and encountered three guys guarding the entrance to a beach house holding ak-47s.

Now I'm not saying a small knife would go against a mountain lion or three bad guys or an ak, but having one when I run gives me a degree of peace of mind.

The Izula is perfect for trail running

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Great info. I didn't need another reason to want an Izula but I will add running to the list. I better get one for christmas.
 
I have no idea why anyone would need a pocket knife when running. :) However, I always carry one, just in case, usually a Cold Steel Urban Pal, in a pocket that snaps shut. I make sure that every running attire of mine has at least one pocket that can be closed with a zipper or a snap. Yes, I learned that the hard way. (Hello, Honey? Will you please bring me the extra car keys?...):eek:
 
An Izula with a Spyderco g-clip is pretty awesome for running. You can clip the g-clip on a pair of running shorts or pants with no belt and it stays put pretty good. It is usually actually rather hard to get off the shorts or pants so I am never really worried about losing it.
 
An Izula with a Spyderco g-clip is pretty awesome for running. You can clip the g-clip on a pair of running shorts or pants with no belt and it stays put pretty good. It is usually actually rather hard to get off the shorts or pants so I am never really worried about losing it.


I like the spyderco G-clips as well. I have two on both of my kydex sheaths. Best universal clips out there. :thumbup:
 
I'm kind of along the same lines as you on this one. If you're getting mugged, better to flee or talk your way out of it and just give them your possessions. If you can't, then it's better to have a belt fed machine gun than a knife.
 
I always have a knife. My knife is not primarily a weapon. It is a tool that prevents me from being helpless. Say for instance that Paintballer were to be out running and witness a car crashing into a tree. Imagine the possible uses of having a knife in such a situation. Now also imagine not having a knife in that situation. A knife can be used as a weapon to fend off an animal attack. Look up Richlands VA and you will see it is a very rural location. Imagine seeing a dog wearing a collar and the collar has snagged on a fence pickett: have a knife and cut the animal free, no knife and watch it choke to death. These are just some possible reasons why we would carry a knife at all times and most reasons are not to defend against human threats. I'm with Paintballer in that I prefer not to feel helpless to the unexpected.
 
I can buy that, but don't you think an Izula is a bit too big for that purpose? I mean, there are plenty of smaller folders with pocket clips that would suit that need better.
 
There has never been a time when I have used my knife while running, but whenever I go running you can bet that I have one on me. Its just a matter of being prepared, maybe its the Eagle Scout in me coming out but I hate going anywhere without a knife. While a knife would be useful in an animal attack I always carry one because of the reasons Kimberholic stated. A knife is kinda like a condom, I would rather have one and not need it then need it and not have it.
 
I'd rather need a condom and not have one, than have a condom and not need one; because if I didn't need one yet had one as opposed to not having one and needing one, it would mean that I wasn't doing too well with the ladies. But yeah, I'd still wish I had one if I needed one.

Anyway, what type of animals would one be hoping to defend oneself against with such a small blade as the Izula..?! I mean, if one really needed to defend oneself against animals, wouldn't one need a gun or a club or a much larger knife at least?

I definitely buy the aspect of needing a blade in the case of a car wreck or whatever; but, you could carry a much smaller folder for that purpose, especially when it comes to needing a blade while jogging.
 
I'd rather need a condom and not have one, than have a condom and not need one; because if I didn't need one yet had one as opposed to not having one and needing one, it would mean that I wasn't doing too well with the ladies. But yeah, I'd still wish I had one if I needed one.

What about a knife? Whould you rather have a knife or a condom if you needed both?:D
 
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