EDC "rotation"

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by AntDog, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. 007Airman


    Dec 23, 2018
    No I don't carry any of the others, they just sit in the safe, I have to justify buying that safe. I tried so many folders and fixed over the years I can't even count but I'd bet well over 100. As a daily carry the Dpx is my ultimate do all.
  2. MittenStateMashers


    Dec 12, 2018
    For those of us that use a knife at work on the regular I would think that a work knife (as long as it’s only one not a rotation) is our EDC. That knife is certainly not what I carry after work or on the weekends, it’s way too beat up . 84EF6F81-C286-45FC-840F-66A5E53FCC05.jpeg
    I’ve carried this knife since it dropped a few years ago and love it’s hard use performance. I abuse this knife hoping to one day wear it out (without breakage) .
    Even though I have specific knives for specific chores, and a fairly nice rotation for nights and weekends I consider this to be my EDC.
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  3. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    The language conversation is too deep a hole for me to get into, so I’ll skip to answering the question of whether or not I have something I carry every single day.


    For years, I’ve been on a two knife system. I carry a modern folder + a Wenger Esquire. The Esquire is my tape buster, goo scraper, tweezers, tiny pry (more useful than you’d think), etc. I use it for when “opening a package” means cutting the tape and opening flaps, or in most situations involving cutting that doesn’t favor the folder. This thing gets used a LOT. Best $15 investment I’ve ever made.

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  4. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    My edc pertaining to knives is I carry two knives. Which two knives depends on what im doing and where im going.

    Over analyzing the term seems needless. What do I edc? Two knives, my wallet a phone and light.
  5. SharpieB


    Oct 31, 2017
    If EDC meant the one and only knife you ever carry every day, there would be next to no EDC threads on BF. Just sayin’.
  6. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    To be perfectly honest I lean toward the SAKs in day to day city life. I don't need heat from law enforcement, co-workers, etc. I am lucky in that my knife interests correlate to many of my outdoor hobbies. I find it hard not to appreciate the utility and aesthetics of the silver alox Vic Pioneer and Farmer. No bulging eyes and flying spittle from female staff when I pull the Pioneer up from the belt hangar chain.
  7. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I already heroically solved the problem for you just over four years ago:


    You're welcome. ;)
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  8. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    I don't use the acronym "EDC" with regards to what I carry with me. However, I interpret it as "everyday carry" and not "every day carry." Everyday meaning "typical, ordinary" like your "everday china" versus the fancy stuff you get out when entertaining guests.

    So given that interpretation, then whatever knife you carry for your everyday tasks (versus special purposes like hunting, fishing, chopping down trees) would be your "everyday carry" even if it is not carried every single day.

    I don't have a "rotation" - on those days when I carry a pocket knife, I pick whatever I feel like that day. It may be the same knife for months on end. I do have a Victorinox Mini Champ on my key ring, which makes it a "most days carry."
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  9. BigDeeeeeeee


    Feb 19, 2002
    I usually stick to one. It's easier to remember how it feels, how it functions. Up until 6 or 8 years ago the one might change every 6 months or year but once I switched that was it. When I got my first Strider SMF it went many years before I changed. The last few years it's been a Hinderer XM-18 3.5" that I just don't see a reason to change.

    I do keep other knives handy for various tasks. One sits by my chair on the end table, multiple ride in the truck, one in my gun bag, one on my reloading bench, yadda yadda yadda.:D
  10. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    I try not to overthink the EDC thing. I go for the WMAII (what mood am i in?)
    I basically have four knives I go to...right now...my Hati if Im gonna be outside on my property, and my Sebenza if Im going to town. A Shamwari is always in my pocket now, ever since i bought it. So I guess Im a "two carry" kind guy.
    Hmmm..come to think of it...Im awaiting a Burger EXK thats getting some work done @razor-edge-knives
    May have to become a "three carry" guy.
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  11. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    What is that little keychain boxcutter?
  12. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    What if I carry ALL of my knives everyday?
    Then my EDC knives are my EDC . . . or . . . now I'm getting confused.

    Anyway to look at the post at this link / thread one would think I carry all of my knives all at once. (nope)

    For the one I DO carry every single day page down to where it says :
    Then I carry a Mini Champ SAK that has thin, extra narrow tiny blades for cutting small curves . . . (has a light and a ball point pen and tiny scissors too). The tiny blue knife in this photo.

    in post #13 at this Link>>>>
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  13. 007Airman


    Dec 23, 2018
    Wouldn't that be EEDC every everyday carry.
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  14. eugenechia1989


    May 15, 2017
    I think of everyday-carry as a system on the whole, the type of items you carry everyday. I think of everyday-carry knife as the one knife you carry on you everyday.

    So when you specify everyday-carry knife, then I guess it should indeed be a specific knife you carry everyday.

    But I don't see anything wrong with rotating between knives. If I have multiple favourites, I will have to get a rotation going so I get satisfaction from all of them. At the moment, I have my clear-cut favourite knife (Cold Steel Code 4 spear-point in CTS-XHP) and flashlight (Klarus XT2C) so there's no rotation at the moment.
  15. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015

  16. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    This is my EDC 5 days a week between the hours of 6 AM to 2 PM unless I feel like carrying a Bug Out Delica.[​IMG]
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  17. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    OK time to create a new term :
    . . .every body happy now ?
    I still like EDC better. It's fuzzy logic . . . fuzzy math . . . EDC ~= MCFTD.
    MKT . . . there . . . that's not too blasted awful = My Knife Today.

    Even The Chef, who hardly gives a damb about knives, ALWAYS calls her or my folding knife an EDC. She 'll even ask a store clerk if he has his EDC to cut this or that.

    She said today that she was happy she had the Ladybug I gave her because she was able to sit in the car outside the store and open packages and prepare her art for sale at the gallery without having to go home or to her studio and find scissors or a knife there. Saved her some time.
  18. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    :) pronounced :eek: EeeedK
    As with many things in life I'm trying not to look at all this too close.
  19. vanadium


    Apr 5, 2003
    Why aren't the EDC's in this thread being photographed on an $80 limited edition tactical handkerchief?
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  20. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    BB28BABE-132B-49CA-8A54-D3D0D5645E60.jpeg I totally get what the OP is saying.

    I actually do have an edc rotation. I have three Buck 110’s on three different pairs of pants I change into during each day depending on weather and what I’m doing. Work pants, long jeans, short jeans.

    Yes I have worn out Buck 110’s from carrying them. The top two in the picture have been re bladed and are still carried daily.

    As far as having that special knife to hand down? I have three kids so they can each have 1. Didn’t plan it that way but it works out well. Lol!
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