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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BeyondTheBox, Aug 26, 2018.
3” or less works for me. This way I won’t lose my job.
No, and that wasn't my point. I carry a gun also, but it is always concealed. Sometimes, though rarely, I'll open carry a second pistol, but it's very, very rare, as the comfortability while driving and sitting in restaurant seating is extremely diminished by it. I carry a knife as a tool only, hence the sizes I like to carry being on the smaller side.
By sticking a knife in my shirt placket, I have more pocket room for other knives.
2X 5.5" bladed Cold Steel folders :
I like to pair a 3.5-4 inch folder with a folder of <2 inches. I like something like a dragonfly for boxes and tasks that require precision. Seahorse whittler is my new favorite little blade. Definitely also need a full size blade.for things that need cutting that cant be tackled in 1 slice with a smaller blade like a big apple or a sandwich. Here's two examples of knives I'd pair. Couldn't help but pan out and get the cats in.
I'm not too picky, as long as it carries well. 3-3.75 inch blade is preferred, somewhere in there.
Blade length 3-4 inches, handle length 4-5 inches for my carry folders.
For EDC I've found that a 3.5" blade tends to guarantee me 1) enough usable grip space on the handle for the knife to comfortable to use and carry (any smaller and my grip usually suffers, any longer and it can get unwieldy to carry), and 2) at least 3" of cutting edge, which tends to be my preference.
I enjoy carrying 4" blades when I can, though, either just for fun or because they're designed in such a way (e.g. Spyderco Military, Microtech Socom Elite) that I can choke up on them for fine control -- almost like a shorter knife.
I’m not a big fan of smaller knives, I prefer at least 3 inch blades or over. This applies to fixed blades and folders.
Even without legal requirements, I prefer 3 inches or less. That's why I love knives like the Delica and Dragonfly.
Day to day, a 2.5" to 3.25" is my perfect EDC carry. Any thing bigger usually falls out of the rotation pretty quickly.
3.5" is my sweet spot for an EDC. I don't care for anything under 3" and I'm looking at a knife with a 4.1" blade so I guess that's my range.
Locking folder... 3.5-4"
Is that closed length on the slip joint?
All blade lengths.
Big slip joint! I like the GEC 23 and 42's. The 23's are just a bit heavy in the pocket.
Three and a half inches is the most for a folder because of pocket real estate. I have found that a 3.25 inch blade is just about perfect.
Also, I've carried a SAK Cadet and found that I would not want anything smaller.
Three to three and a half inches is about perfect for a pocket knife for me. I EDC both a first generation Paramilitary and a Victorinox Soldier... the Paramilitary does the dirty work and I've never felt like i needed more knife.
I carried a Benchmade 710 before the Para and while it's a fantastic knife, it was just bigger than i needed and i actually poked myself with it more times than I'd like to admit. The full size handle and shorter blade of the Paramilitary is perfection.
For outdoor use, an old orange ESEE Izula is my constant companion and i pair it with something in the four to five inch range for any camp site work i need to do. I keep a ten inch Kershaw something in the car if i need to clear brush.
When I'm out for a walk, i carry another Izula. It's more compact and lighter than a similar size folder when i don't want to carry much weight.
3.5” all day long. Perfect size to carry, doesn’t freak people out if you use it in public, plenty of edge to use.
I am finding I like a 2.5 to 3.25 blade on a folder, got a Manly Wasp in sandvik, length is just right, a little wide, but very thin edge. Opinel 6 has a good size blade too, my Alox SA is close by too for camping.
That being said, I am more of small fixed blade guy, but I rarely carry one for EDC, but Childress neckers do fit the pocket nicely, or it is in my pack. Around camp, 4 to 4.5 inches for chores.