"Good reason" to carry a knife

Discussion in 'American Knife & Tool Institute' started by James Mattis, Jun 18, 2000.

  1. Scott Hartman

    Scott Hartman Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    because a spoon doesn't cut it;)
  2. JSMcustoms


    Feb 2, 2012
    There are a couple of reasons that I carry a knife. The first one is rather simple and probably applies to a lot of people here, I simply like carrying one. In addition to this, it's a necessary tool in day to day life that I use several times during the day both at home or at work. This ranges from cutting cord, rope and opening boxes to something as simple as making a sandwich for lunch.
  3. ddml


    Nov 4, 2009
    anyone have a link to the article mentioned in the original post?
  4. europeanoutdoorsman


    Feb 25, 2011
    I am an American living in Europe and I get people calling my psycho and all kinds of other names because I love knives. It is a fun and interesting hobby for me. Those same people ALWAYS look to me first when they need a knife to cut something.

    That is why I carry a knife; because sometimes you need one and you don't know when you will need it to do work with. why do I carry higher end knives? Because I like quality and reliability.
  5. mete


    Jun 10, 2003
    That whole question is really ridiculous to me as I've been carrying a pocket knife for 60+ years !! And yes the ask me for my knife when they need one .They watch me do the cutting but don't seem to change their views.
  6. Tdhurl1103


    Dec 6, 2012
    Nor do they appreciate the fact you had the character to do it for them and not tell them to "eff off."
  7. Shrike9


    Jul 7, 1999
    Bumping a excellent quote....
  8. AfghanWarrior


    Feb 3, 2012
    After three combat tours with EURO armies (armed social workers) I have little respect for them. The British Army being the exception.:thumbup:
  9. tikkidaddy


    Jan 1, 2012
    Mr. Buck:

    Just wanted to say thank you for making the knives that "got me into" the idea of "collecting" at around 12 yrs. of age. I still have most of my original BUCKS today....Im 47 now.

    BUCK knives are as iconic and American as baseball, apple pie, hunting, fishing or anything of an "outdoor persuasion".

    I can remember rather heated (but loveable) conversations w/ my grandfather where I "defended" BUCK, stating that "Soon the 110FG and the 119 Special "would be as highly regarded" as any CASE knife one could imagine!!"

    That's my reason for carrying my BUCK 119 or ANY knife...it takes me back to a time when people were more RESPONSIBLE, and used common sense.

    A time when folks were more "self-reliant", not curling up in the fetal position in fear, using "child safety" as an excuse to mask their own inadequate usage of the grey matter inside their skull.
    Those days seem long ago and far away, never to return. I carried my 119fg in high school every day. Just a little over 20 years ago, but there isn't any reason we cant reclaim them before it gets worse.
  10. daniel19056

    daniel19056 Banned BANNED

    Jun 9, 2014
    great post
  11. Clang!


    Jul 26, 2010
    Please attempt to cut through sisal or manila rope, not string but 1 inch circumference or larger rope, with craft or office scissors. Can I have my knife back now?
  12. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    Just popping in to mention that I renewed my AKTI membership again this year at the BLADE show. Keep up the good work!
  13. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Then why was your very next post a spam to sell knives?
  14. Tim-Gabz


    Nov 24, 2003
    Not goodly
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  15. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I cannot recall anytime that I am without a knife except on the plane when it has to ride in checked luggage, and that is a fairly recent development. Its the one tool that makes life easier and safer. A knife is practical tool that makes up for the shortfall of human anatomy.
  16. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    I have had more than one Muskrat swim by with an evil glint in its eye.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
  17. setsah


    Oct 17, 2015
    ... God told me to
  18. tristram


    Dec 5, 2004
    Jesus did talk about getting a machete for the journey, but advised against cutting off ears, and only figuratively brought a sword instead of peace to the world in question of religion.
    The human anatomy is capable of slicing and biting and making more cutting remarks than a muskrat.
    That's why knives in the kitchen and on hunting trips or just going fishing are more natural than Uzis in cinemas or AK-47s in stadiums.
    Best reason, if you have a SAK or Laguiole with a corkscrew. Rarely had problems with them even at airports. A SAK is a compendium of reasons to carry it, just ask the cop how many good reasons to carry an EDC he needs, and show him that your SAK has more.
    Spoons actually are used to cut food in some cuisines - and, sorry for the pun, unlike knives even for tea,
  19. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    The BEST reason, IMHO:

    I am not an animal...Knives, just like some other human inventions, sets me apart from animals and makes me human.

    As long as I have a knife on my person, you will never see me opening packages with my teeth like a beast gnawing at a fresh kill.

    You will never see me use sticks or stones like a chimpanzee to open items...

    In short, I am a human being, I use knives.
  20. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    All joking aside. The MAIN and basically only legitimate reason for my carry outdoors, if not hunting or fishing, is that a knife is a small portable tool to expedite fire and shelter creation or enhancement. Even then a medium to larger multi tool would be the more viable option for me.

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