Changing Daily Carry..........

Gary W. Graley

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I've a few knives and the problem lies in the fact that I can never really say I like one more than the other, otherwise I'd have sold them I guess! I have thinned down the collection and I am going to try an experiment, basically to see how much will power I have.

The Experiment is this, wear one knife, besides the SAKs I treat them more as tools, for a week straight, not getting any of the others out.

Then the following week, store that one away and select another for the weeks carry...I don't know if I can really pull this off, must stipulate that I also have to have my William Henry Carbon Fiber in my shirt pocket, boy this is already off to a bad start
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What say you? Any one else up to that challenge? I know that some only have the one knife but those that have a Collection are invited to try this scenario out and report back just how the week went....

Here goes!

G2

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I accept the Graley Challenge!

It will be easy, I can just rotate Sebenzas for the next four months
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Life's too short! I change my "daily" carry more often than I change my socks.
 
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This is generally the way I carry my knives now, although I do not restrict myself to a week. I do not think it would be that hard to do so. Maybe after I get my Kit Carson custom that will change.
 

Gary W. Graley

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James, I figured as much, but this way you will enjoy each version for a week and see which one you really miss...

mnblade, that's been my problem, changing too often or just plain carrying 9 knives to keep me company! This morning I had to empty my pockets and the one I chose for this week is my Jimmy Fikes CabinBoy fixed blade, where I know that fixed blades are not socially accepted this one is small enough that it shouldn't raise to many eyebrows.

Keith, yeah, getting a Carson will be tough to let it set in a draw while you carry someting else!

I'll see how long I can hold out, but already I miss the weight from the other knives I normally carry....
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Oh man! Gary I'll have to think about this one for a while.

Just got some LCC D/A's last week and they are too cool, found myself carrying one without the clip of course, an Umfaam and a DA Apogee for a couple of days then back to the Apogee (and Umfaam for office).


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Gary! Limit my knife carry? Next you'll want me to be PC!

Seriously, I know what you mean about the William Henry CF Lancet. That's my 24-hour carry.

So, less the SAK, Micra and Lancet, I'm only supposed to carry one knife? Man, that is tough!

Dean

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I change carry knife setups, on average, about once every two years.

I'm not kidding, either. If I ever *really* need cutlery, I'm going to have way too much else on my brain to worry about than "which type of thumbstud does today's piece have?".

The last time I really hit a "Quentin Tarantino moment" three years ago, I can recall doing a fast "mental inventory" that took as much time as about two steps on the run. The inventory included one blade I'd carried continuously for nearly 10 years and another for three.

I don't own very many knives...in fact the Sifu was my last purchase almost a year ago.

Does that make me all that unusual around here?

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No problem, I've got my trusty Spyderco Wegner. I keep coming back to it anyway.

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I've been rotating my daily carry for quite a while now. The carry plan is selected 3 months in advance and put it on one of those calander/notification programs (notifies me of my next knife carry on Sunday evening). I carry a particular knife Monday ~ Friday. Weekend knife carry is decided on the whim of the day or carry one of my very very special knives. Here's an example:

CRK large Sebenza; 18 - 22 Dec
MT SOCOM MA; 25 - 29 Dec
Kershaw Random Task; 1 - 5 Jan
MT Combat Talon II; 8 - 12 Jan
Ralph Darrel EDC; 15 - 19 Jan
MT LCC DA; 22 - 26 Jan
Kit Carson Model 4; 29 Jan - 2 Feb

Works out very well..... I get to carry a wide range of knives, the knives don't get beat to hell, and I actually appreciate the knives a little more....

This sickness is cool ! ! !
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No way. Are you nuts?

If I could carry just one knife for a week, I might as well only have 52 of 'em.

Forget that!
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Posted by Steve Harvey:

No way. Are you nuts?
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Never said that I was "nuts!" Just "sick!"

Got to start somewhere.... The next step is to design a type of jump suit to wear (with numerous carry pockets). That way I can carry "all" of my blades at one time !
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The best thing.......I get to carry 4 blades at the same time ~ when I'm at work!

It's great to be this sick!
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G2,

I think you should just make yourself a bandalero and carry all your knives at the same time.
 
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The weekly rotation method probably not a bad idea....I used to do such when I first starting buying the better production blades. As I've 'matured' in my buying I've become more discrimitating in what I buy...but yes there are still lots of blades in the box I still love...will probably never sell but seldom get a chance to get out and play. I tend to carry for probably 6 months with a particular blade now...find a new 'love' and old blade rotates out. Sorry to say I bought bunches of great blades this last year that never made it to full rotation, just kinda got stuck with my bm710...fits like a well worn pair of fine shoes. I tend to agree with Jim March...I don't want to have to think about what kinda blade I might have on me any particular moment...hole or stud, what kind of carry position...tip up or down....etc. I like knowing the 710 is 'always there'. Course I do like to change out when not working....kinda like a special occassion.
 

Gary W. Graley

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Steve...hehe I had sort of done that already but work and the public would do more than raise an eyebrow!

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by steve22595:
G2,

I think you should just make yourself a bandalero and carry all your knives at the same time.
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G2

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Gary W. Graley

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Well only a few days and man is it tough!
I've stayed pretty clean and wore just the one knife, this week that Jimmy Fikes CabinBoy and it is a very tough sharp knife...

Don't know if I can keep this up, the other knives keep calling out to me..
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G2

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Gary, if this little game turns you on more power to you, but I ain't playing.
You were partly resposible for my perfect EDC setup, that sheath you made for my Art Washburn folder. Which BTW is working out better than I had expected. I wanted the knife on my left hip for a right hand cross draw, but this knife is so smooth that even a left hand draw and the slightest wrist flick puts the knife in a left hand reverse grip like magic. Around my neck is a mini puukko, and in my right front pocket either a CRKT/KFF or a Spydie/Walker Lt/Wt.

Now what exactly would I want to change this for?

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Gary W. Graley

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ehehe I hear ya PhiL, and don't blame you either!
I am just trying to put some discipline in my life in regards to my collection, perhaps justifying having all of them? This way I'll really see if I need to keep all of them or not and I get to actually use them and enjoy them verses looking at them..
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