How to carry “Properly”

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by EagleIH, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. EagleIH

    EagleIH Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    I don’t know why I find this topic so interesting. I guess I’m just an old-school kind of guy, and it’s interesting to see how much knife carry has changed just during my lifetime. My father and grandfathers always carried some sort of slip joint in their pocket, usually with keys, change, and whatever else one needed to carry without worry of damaging the knife. They viewed it as a tool and not pocket jewelry, and they used them as such. I’ve seen the rise in popularity of pocket clips and the decline in popularity (at least in public) of belt sheaths. Given how pocket knife carry has changed over the years and the recent rise in the popularity of modern traditionals, I was wondering how y’all were carrying your Benchmade Propers; in the pocket with keys, change, and other pocket junk; in a pocket by itself; or in a pocket slip/belt sheath? For those that cast caution to the wind and carry in the same pocket as keys, change, etc., how are they holding up so far? Thanks for your thoughts!
  2. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    Usually in my back pocket alongside my wallet
  3. khopesh

    khopesh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    next to the wallet in the front right pocket.
  4. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    In a pocket slip, this keeps the knife from falling sideways in my pocket, I find loose items annoying in my pockets personally.
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I don't have a Proper; but I generally carry my traditionals in my left front pocket.
  6. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2014
    I work in an office so I usually carry in my right front pocket by itself. I carry my wallet in a back pocket and keys in the left front from the parking garage to my desk, then into a drawer, and back in the back pocket when it is time to head home.
  7. godzilla78


    Jan 30, 2014
    Front pocket, if it’s a nice knife it rides alone, a less precious knife just go’s in with change and other stuff, I never clip in.
  8. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    13875102-86BD-4A5D-A123-5FB8462718CE.jpeg I like the placket carry for this 55gm William Henry knife.

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