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How often do you cut things with your EDC knife?

PiercedBill

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I work in a plastic molding plant, so I spend all day cutting runners and trimming flash off parts. Sure, I could use a razor knife like everyone else, but where's the fun in that? :D Besides.. my knives are sharper than the razor knives are
 
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Every day for one thing or another. I use it in the kitchen for serious cutting of some things that work better with my 3.25 inch blade than the larger equivalents in the block, partly because it is sharper than the kitchen knives (wife's "preference" :rolleyes: ) and it's handiest; I have only to reach into my pocket for it.
Outdoor, it does much trimming of unruly foliage and branches, opens bags of mulch and other garden dirt (my wife's garden projects, I am just pawn in game of life), and odd jobs like recently trimming excess from my leather belt. From time to time, there is always something that needs cut, and I enjoy doing it.
 
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As much as I can while at home or out and about. 5-10 x a day.
At work in the ER scissors rule. Do not recommend cutting bandages or clothes while working with the gp. Scissors work better anyway.
Also fly in a helicopter. Flying in a helicopter with a sharp open knife is not a good idea. Scissors or a pry tool work the best IMO.
Anybody that says scissors are for sissies come to the ER while I am working and I will gladly cut off your pants and shirt with a scalpel:D
Cheers
 
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I carry a knife in case someone attacks me with scissors. :p
Well then you'll just cause your
assailant to run away with scissors,
& we all know how dangerous that
can be

Seriously though, I use my knife pretty much every day in the office to open packages, cut cardboard, and other random things. I've even used my knife to cut paper with a pair of scissors in reach. About the only time I'll use scissors instead of a knife is cutting tags from clothes.
I carry a knife in case someone attacks me with scissors. :p

Seriously though, I use my knife pretty much every day in the office to open packages, cut cardboard, and other random things. I've even used my knife to cut paper with a pair of scissors in reach. About the only time I'll use scissors instead of a knife is cutting tags from clothes.
 
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Scissors for scissor type cutting, knife for knife type cutting, axe or saw for the tasks they were created for, kitchen knives for the stuff they excel at. There are the type of people who will try to fix everything with a hammer. Those are the kinds of people who will try to cut everything with a knife. Probably the cause of the current batoning craze. :)
 
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TRfromMT

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As they say... Better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it.

I don't use mine every day, but I absolutely carry one all the time. Have had one on me almost every day since Christmas in the 4th grade (where I'm from 9 year old boys carried pocket knives as the norm).
 
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we make up reasons to use it... all of us do. "i could tear that package open...nope EDC", " I could just peel that orange peel off...nope EDC", "I could use that screw driver right next to me to pop this open instead of potentially blunting my knifes tip...nope EDC".

So yea I use mine everyday. :p
 
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I use my EDC knife and multi tool as a backup. I tend to prefer specialty blades for specific jobs, i.e. saw, pry bar, box cutter, drywall saw/knife scissors, awl, etc. I can and have gotten away with cutting up boxes by just ripping them apart, or scoring with an old key, and even opened zip ties and those large packing ties for crates and pallets using just my hands/fingers, but it's not as efficient. If I find myself without the proper tool for the job, I find a decent knife and/or multi tool can often get the job done (as long as the job isn't too big). Everyone's everyday needs are different though.

Side note... when I used to volunteer on the ambulance, I would prioritize trauma sheers (scissors) over a knife any day of the week... Although I usually carried both.
 
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I use my EDC everyday, throughout the day. Grandpa once told me never trust a man that doesn't carry a knife and never trust a man that sits to take a piss. Cowboy up and start carrying a knife! Looking for a pair of scissors to cut something is like waking up in the morning putting on your skinny jeans gulping down your tea so you can rush outside to raise your fag flag.
 

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I use my EDC everyday, throughout the day. Grandpa once told me never trust a man that doesn't carry a knife and never trust a man that sits to take a piss. Cowboy up and start carrying a knife! Looking for a pair of scissors to cut something is like waking up in the morning putting on your skinny jeans gulping down your tea so you can rush outside to raise your fag flag.

Sigh. :rolleyes: You're going to force me to take the OP's side on this.

I thought it was kinda dumb to go on a knife forum and ask if anyone uses a knife when scissors are available. But at least he didn't go on a homophobic rant, insulting anyone who doesn't use the same tools as he.
 

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I use my EDC everyday, throughout the day. Grandpa once told me never trust a man that doesn't carry a knife and never trust a man that sits to take a piss. Cowboy up and start carrying a knife! Looking for a pair of scissors to cut something is like waking up in the morning putting on your skinny jeans gulping down your tea so you can rush outside to raise your fag flag.
 

palonej

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Thought it would be tough to top the stupidness of the OP......I was wrong.

I use my EDC everyday, throughout the day. Grandpa once told me never trust a man that doesn't carry a knife and never trust a man that sits to take a piss. Cowboy up and start carrying a knife! Looking for a pair of scissors to cut something is like waking up in the morning putting on your skinny jeans gulping down your tea so you can rush outside to raise your fag flag.
 
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Been carrying a knife EDC for many years, and by far the number one thing I've cut has been my finger or thumb! Not even a close second. Overall, I use my knife far less than I'd like to. If I don't actively look for something to cut, it seldom gets used. That's also because I won't use a good folder or fixed blade to cut old cardboard, tie wraps hard plastic ect.. I'm not very adept at sharpening so I'm not going to risk chipping out a blade when I can just use a utility knife and not have to worry. I did use my small Sebby the other day to cut a thread when my wife was sewing. I stropped it afterwards and it seem fine now!!!
 

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I love it!!
Thank God you didn't get a chip in the blade on that tough to cut thread!! Some of those threads are very hard on edges!!
:D:D
Joe

Been carrying a knife EDC for many years, and by far the number one thing I've cut has been my finger or thumb! Not even a close second. Overall, I use my knife far less than I'd like to. If I don't actively look for something to cut, it seldom gets used. That's also because I won't use a good folder or fixed blade to cut old cardboard, tie wraps hard plastic ect.. I'm not very adept at sharpening so I'm not going to risk chipping out a blade when I can just use a utility knife and not have to worry. I did use my small Sebby the other day to cut a thread when my wife was sewing. I stropped it afterwards and it seem fine now!!!
 

hexenjager

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I use my EDC everyday, throughout the day. Grandpa once told me never trust a man that doesn't carry a knife and never trust a man that sits to take a piss. Cowboy up and start carrying a knife! Looking for a pair of scissors to cut something is like waking up in the morning putting on your skinny jeans gulping down your tea so you can rush outside to raise your fag flag.

Yeah...maybe leave cowboys out of your BS from now on. Some of us actual cowboys would rather not be associated with that sort of ignorant crap.
 

Morrow

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Sigh. :rolleyes: You're going to force me to take the OP's side on this.

I thought it was kinda dumb to go on a knife forum and ask if anyone uses a knife when scissors are available. But at least he didn't go on a homophobic rant, insulting anyone who doesn't use the same tools as he.

Dealt with....let's move on.
 
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