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How often do you cut things with your EDC knife?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jaime_lion, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Chippa


    Apr 20, 2017
    As a kid I realized it was the most useful thing to have on my person at all times, it wasn't until I started getting into torches that I realized they are a close second. Anything else I'm missing guys hahaha
  2. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    This guy is back!!!!

    Go go gadget popcorn.
  3. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    Scissors. Ew.

    1: Daily as in Every Day Carry
    2: Every time.
  4. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Not sure why all the hate for scissors. I like to have scissors on my SAKs. My Explorer is my daily carry and depending on the job, I will choose the scissors over a knife.

    I don't use my knife every day.
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  5. jimmyd1982

    jimmyd1982 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Lol love this guys threads. I use my knife everyday, but I am way more interested to hear how often @jaime_lion uses his knife for self defense.
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  6. JD Bear

    JD Bear Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    Everyday, multiple times a day. Kind of odd to join a knife forum if you don't use your knife....
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  7. ToneGrail


    Aug 4, 2006
    I use my locking folder every day as soon as I get home from work to open mail.

    I used my SAK more than a few times last for various things:

    I used the bottle opener this past weekend to open a beer.
    I used the scissors to cut a callous of my pinky toe last week.
    I used the can opener to open a can of soup at work.
    I also used the scissors to trim my sideburns and cut a coupon.
    Last weekend my sister and her husband brought a bottle of wine which I opened with the corkscrew.
    I used the flat head screwdriver to open up one of my effects pedals to change the battery.
    I used the wire cutters on the pliers to cut the end off a guitar string.
  8. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Everyday ... multiple times a day ... learned before I was 10 years old it's something everyone (back then they said every man) shouldn't leave the house without ... but as useful a tool as it is I"d be lost without one

    And my only self defense using a knife would be when a Subway Sandwich gets unrulely and out of control threatening to get something on my shirt ... and I'll cut the crap outta that thing ...
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  9. ThePeacent


    Sep 15, 2013
    I carry both scissors and knives, generally more of the latter than the former.


    I use them daily, no exception, both on the same day more often than not, as I don't like the looks I get if I cut my sandwich with scissors, or cut calluses and fingernails with a knife blade.


    YMMV, of course, but I'd have a hard time not finding a use for a knife or scissors every single day.
  10. michaelm466


    Mar 5, 2009
    I'd say on average 10-20 per day, scissors are always within reach because I carry a supertinker in my other pocket, but I get weird looks when I cut up an apple with my SAK scissors...
  11. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    When ever I need.

    The OP waits around ten minutes for scissors? I hope he is troll because if not that is just silly.

  12. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Most every day to cut various things. I also have a pair of Milwaukee scissors for cutting shirts into rags and those clam packs that every thing comes in now a days.
  13. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I carry both scissors and several knives every day. I need to use the scissors to cut my pants open to access the large fixed-blade knives I carry in my pockets.

    I carry the scissors "scout style" in a custom kydex sheath I got from one of the makers on this very forum. :thumbsup:
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  14. LEGION 12

    LEGION 12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    But do you run with them ?
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  15. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    I take more pictures of my knives than they get used:):D .
  16. Sergeua

    Sergeua Basic Member Basic Member

    May 1, 2016
    OP is right Scissors > knife. Take scissors apart and you got TWO throwing knives. Or you use them in reverse grip for self defence with a nice retention ring. Keep your scissors sharp my friends. :D
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  17. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    So you carry a knife for self-defense, despite having never been attacked.

    But you won't carry a knife for general utility, despite the fact that you have on occasion needed a cutting tool for utilitarian purposes?

    I work in an office and I still end up needing to cut something at least once a day.
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  18. jbarsquat

    jbarsquat Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    I carry a knife every day. I use my knife everyday. I only use scissors for cutting fabric
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    I use my knife to cut things everyday, even though I always have scissors on me as well.
    I actually have 2 pairs of scissors on me right now ( a leatherman micra and leatherman fuse which has a little pair of scissors ), but a knife is my go to because scissors are not a substitute for a knife.
    Knives and scissors both exists for a reason, and neither can completely take the place of the other.

    My advice to you is to buy yourself something like a 15$ Victorinox recruit to drop into your pocket. you'll realize how many things are easier to open with a knife rather than tear.
    If you chose to do things the hard way and wait till there's a pair of scissors around that's your choice, but you owe it to yourself to carry a small knife and realize how much better life is when your can be self sufficient by having you're own cutting tool on you at all times.
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  20. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    Only towards pizza places and away from laundromats. Anything else is too tiring and I have my mom drive me.
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