How many Oz of knive(s) do you EDC?

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  1. CanadaKnifeGuy


    Jan 27, 2019
    I love little (3'ish inches or less), light (3 oz or less) knives, but prefer to carry a variety of blade shapes, for the added utility.

    I wear them in a distributed fashion, so the pocket burden is not too great.

    Combined, I have 12.32 oz of knives on me (using published weights, not including sheaths).

    How many total Oz of knife do you carry?
  2. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Well today I have maybe 42 oz. No, not 4.2;)
    I've got a 9ish oz Leatherman and little Tops Ferret in my pocket. I am doing a bit of demo/kindling collecting in the back yard, so I have a 15" overall length bowie sporting a 9+" blade and about 3/8" thick on my hip.

    Usually it's under 12oz. The Leatherman and a large Inkosi. The Himalayan Imports Ang Khola Bowie is more fun, though.
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  3. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I sometimes carry a 40oz....oh wait you're talking knives? I have no idea.
  4. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    6.1 oz total
    Boye Boat knife 2.5 oz
    Microtech Ultratech 3.6 oz
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  5. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    Usually carry two SAL, a rambler on the keychain and an Alox bantam in the pocket organizer. Together they weight something like 1.3 oz

    I usually carry a small inkosi at 2.9oz , so it is about 4.2 oz for the most part of my time

    however when I want some fun and carry larger blades as a main EDC I may go up to 6-8 oz - for example when I go for an XM-18 or a ZT
  6. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Alox Electrician 2.5 oz
    Opinel 6. 1.2. Oz
    Biltong. 1.0 oz

    4.7 oz
  7. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Not really sure. I can tell you that my dress knife weighs 2.12 oz.
  8. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    No clue.
  9. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I carry a large Crk and a Alox electrician every day. Roughly 5 ounces and 2.5 ounces I believe, could be wrong. So about 7.5 each day
  10. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    I usually carry one knife at a time. I sometimes carry a multitool with a blade but I'm not sure that counts. Anyway, here are the weights on my most-carried knives for the year:

    5.22 oz - Civivi Naja
    4.16 oz - Bestech Spike
    3.89 oz - Kubey KU207
    2.96 oz - Kershaw Dividend (M390)
    1.90 oz - Kershaw Fraxion (clip removed)

    The Naja is the heaviest but it carries well for its size due to the shape and clip placement. The Fraxion is wonderfully light. I didn't care for the clip but that works out. The detent is strong enough for loose pocket carry. Now, the Fraxion is my favorite flannel shirt or PJ carry despite being 8Cr13Mov. (I really wish they'd do a premium steel version of the Fraxion.)
  11. JBC6650

    JBC6650 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Just got back from the store, today's EDC, 59.2 Oz, 3.7 lbs of stuff.

    2.7 Mini grip
    10.3 Leatherman Core
    3.5 SAK
    2.0 Flashlight
    4.2 Cold Steel Code 4
    6.2 Extra mag
    30.3 9mm pistol
    Thats what's on the belt, and front pockets, then keys, phone and wallet in pockets or coat.
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  12. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    2.2 to 6.8 ozs depending on the folder. I rarely carry more than one.
  13. Black Oak Bladeworks

    Black Oak Bladeworks Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2019
    4-16. depends how many utility knives I accidentally put in my pocket...
  14. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    4 blades, 6oz.


    1.5oz per blade.
  15. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    1.85 oz

    Benchmade Bugout for the win!
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  16. Forester_01


    Jul 20, 2018
    I like my folders less than ~4.7 oz with blade length 3.5-3.75 inches
  17. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Traveling at the speed of smell Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I prefer lighter knives. That's not to say that I don't have any chunkers, but not many and they don't see as much pocket time.

    Today, Kershaw Launch 8 @ 2.4 oz.
    Yesterday, Hogue Exploit OTF @ 4 oz.

    I'm on vacation, and those are the only two I have with me.

    Heaviest folder I have:
    ZT 0095S90BLK @ 5.30 oz.
  18. ShadyMethods

    ShadyMethods Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    I've never cared too much about weight. As long as it carries well, I'm fine with it. Today it was 2 knives and 9 oz. total, 2.9 oz. for an Olamic Busker and 6.1 oz. for a Strider SMF.
  19. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Less than 2 oz these days.

  20. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018

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