New Terminology: Regular Carry Rotation

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by stabman, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    A lot of folks seem to get huffy about the term EDC (every day carry), especially as applied to a group of knives.
    "You don't carry ALL of them every day! That's not EDC!!!"

    So I figure why not side-step the whole thing?
    Hence Regular Carry Rotation (perhaps "RCR" for all you acronym fans :)).

    It works for all the knives you regularly carry.
    For people who liked the idea of "But it's a category! These are the sorts of knives people might carry every day!", this works too, as in "This is the category of knives people might regularly carry."

    So get ready for when I post pictures of my RCR knives. :D
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  2. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Brilliant! Good show, sir.
  3. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Stab wins the Internet...AGAIN. :thumbup:
  4. jla3156


    Jan 20, 2014
    You, sir, are a true visionary!
  5. NeilB


    Jul 26, 2013
    Feh. I simply ignore the anally retentive and call it EDC as God obviously intended. And yes, I rotate a bunch of knives BECAUSE I CAN!

  6. CairoBeretta


    Jul 23, 2014
    Good idea, but I feel like we'll get a lot of "your RCR knife? What company is that??"
  7. Tasmaniac

    Tasmaniac Incurable Bladeaholic Platinum Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    RCR.... I like it!
  8. Kershaws


    Aug 3, 2013
    When I say EDC knife, I don't mean it literally. When I say EDC knife I mean "This is a knife that I can carry everyday" I don't get why people get butthurt when others use the term "EDC" often.
  9. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Pretty much. That's a good term for it. :thumbup:
  10. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Yay! :D

    It came to me when I was responding to an e-mail. I mentioned that the knife in question was going to become a valuable part of my regular knife rotation...and I thought hey, why not throw it out there as an alternate term. :)

    And if no one else ever uses it, it'll enable me to be more confusing in my communications. :thumbup:
  11. CJZ

    CJZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2012
    I like your idea better than EDC

    Also, smokeeater's term, CCK- current carry knife
  12. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Oh great! Now I have another TLA that I have to remember. I kinda like CCR for current carry rotation. That way it could be used for any type of gear. The bottom line is that the term EDC is known by everyone and it is here to stay.

    BTW, that would be "three letter acronynm" for those of you that are not into TLAs or military time.
  13. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    I think you're missing the point. Calling a nice a good EDC knife is fine.

    The problem is when someone posts a picture and says 'here's today's edc' then tomorrow posts a different knife and says the same thing.

    Don't call a knife YOUR edc knife if you don't carry it every day. It's an edc knife that you own.

    Just say screw all the acronym putznpansy be and just say 'today's carry' or 'what I'm carrying today'.
  14. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    I read it as Totally Lame Acronym.
  15. sticktodrum

    sticktodrum Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    None of these are acronyms. Acronyms spell out a pronounceable word, like SCUBA or NATO.

    These are all just initialisms.
  16. mtangent


    Dec 6, 2011
    Edc is a word, I say it all the time.

    Rcr makes sense. pronounced arce / ee / ar
  17. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Indeed. George Carlin had a good bit about that. Most of his stuff was great.

    RCR is quite clever stabman.
  18. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    oops been a while since I double tapped it.
  19. jeffwithaj


    Nov 27, 2012
    Richard Childress Racing
  20. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I can play that game: Royal Canadian Regiment

    EDC could also be:
    -Extreme Drinking Condition
    -Everyone Dodges Cars
    -Every Drink Counts

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