dexter, if you are reading this post, i saw a shot of you with kelly yates on supposedly a "light" carry day...lol.now say you went to a friends for a beer or 2 or just to watch the game, how many would you carry?
That's pretty cool. I saw on someone's website a picture of Mr. Ewing and some other people at a knifeshow...he had on his vest, and there were a whole bunch of people displaying all the knives the was carrying (must have been about a dozen knives). Very amusing.
I almost hate to admit this, but after hangin' around Dex for a while now, I've also bought a vest to wear at shows. It's a lot more convenient than lugging my knife case around. It had 19 pockets, so while I don't carry all of my knives, it does allow me to carry my favorites and my newest toys. The there's the belt sheaths, pants pockets, shirt pockets...
It's a good thing that the show floors are made of reinforced concrete! We are quite a sight at the restaraunt at lunchtime, pulling dozens of knives out and passing them around the table.
Now that I think about it, I think at this years Blade Show all of the NC Knife Knuts who wear vests (yes, that means you too Davidb415!) will empty their pockets on the table and we'll get a group pic of us and all of our toys. LOL
In everyday life I'm not really that sick. I only carry a few knives. The SAK Mini-Champ is ALWAYS in my left front pocket with the keys, etc... The folder of the day (Delica, Starmate, BM 705, etc...) gets clipped to the right front pocket. Depending on what I plan on doing that day, I might wear my SwissTool in a Gary Graley leather belt sheath on my left side. Sometimes I'll wear my Case Pocketworn Copperlock in a small cordura sheath on my right side. If I'm wearing a jacket, I'll usually slip a few knives in the pockets. When I'm heading to work, I'll put a few (3? 4? 5?) customs into the briefcase to play with throughout the day.
You really ARE NOT sick at all, you just has described typical "gentlemen's" set and way of it's carrying.
I ALLWAYS carry the Victorinox SAK "Climber" (or "Camper" - it is depend on situation) in my LEFT FRONT POCKET. Spyderco "Calypso Jr." is ALLWAYS clipped to the RIGHT FRONT POCKET. Leatherman "Wave" is ALLWAYS carried in briefcase (no sheath) - at a daily routine or in its own leather belt sheath on my RIGHT SIDE (sorry) - when I'm going to "outdoor".
At camping and things like that I add Buck "CrossLock DoubleBlade" to LEFT FRONT POCKET on my vest and for saling I add Victorinox "Skipper" which I keep aboard the yacht all season.
Not only does Dexter carry a lot of knives,they`re usually pretty nifty knives to boot. The vest is the key. Kelly and I borrowed the concept from the trendsetter,Dexter.Shawn,you`ll have to come up to the Charlotte show to see Dexter, senator(Kelly Yates) and myself in our vests. Old Navy ain`t got nothin`on us!
Time was, I would only carry one knife at a time. Now I HAVE to carry at least one
SAK: Soldier, Mini Champ, Executive, Tinker, or Hiker (depending on chores or mood).
Clip knife: Usually a Spydie, sometimes a BM, CRKT, or other.
Spyderco Cricket as money clip.
CRKT KISS or Wrangler (Colt lockback) in fanny pack.
Spyderco Ladybug II on keys.
But now I feel like a lightweight compared to you guys!!! (maybe I ought to look into a cool vest!)