One-Knife Man

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It's horrible to admit that I hardly ever carry a knife with me. Even when I go to work, I seldom carry a knife.

Yes, I have a sliding blade that cuts paper in my office drawer. Now, as a knife lover and a third-rate blade collector, is it a sin to be without at least one knife on my good-self when I venture outside my home?

I hear stories in your forum about people sporting four or five knives in their attire. I know that is normal for a lot of people. However, I sometimes find a knife a bit of an irritant in my pocket. It sort of juts out or protrudes ostentiously at an odd angle.

Occasionally, relatives ask me what am I doing with THAT knife. It's not that my face is on a Wanted Poster but normal folks have strange ideas about sharp blades.

Sometimes I feel as if I have violated a code of the Knife Brotherhood by walking around knifeless.

Of course, when the occasion calls for it, I do lug along a suitable knife in my backpocket.

I was just wondering if it is normal for a knife collector to walk around with a blade most of the time. Am I the only odd one out?

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I can only speak for myself and rarely am I without a knife on my person. If you find having a knife in your pocket irritating try a belt sheath? I'm amazed that you don't carry a knife everyday, I know I couldn't do that! I feel naked without the weight of a folder in my front right pocket.
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I imagine most other knife knuts are the same way.

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Golok! I am surprised by your admission. I would guess that you are indeed in the minority around here. I always have at least one knife with me. If you find carry uncomfortable, get something small. To actually Not have a knife with me is the near equivalent to going around naked. How can you stand it?

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If only as a symbolic act, whenever I go out I do have my keys with me, and on my keyring is a small Victorinox SAK.

Having little enough perhaps to do with knives, except in the technical sense, I feel very uncomfortable without a multitool in a belt pouch, generally my Leatherman Supertool, which is pretty heavy.

I can't remember the last time I went out without a 'tactical' folder also -- Sebenza or Benchmade Emerson or now, a new member of the team: Benchmade Elishewitz Ares.

If I go for a hike in the woods, I generally have a Vaquero Grande in the backpack.

Oh -- La Griffe on a chain!

I can understand not carrying a knife if 1) you really don't have all that many occasions to cut something AND 2) people around you are too wimpy to appreciate good steel!
 
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As someone here put it once " If I leave the house without a knife then I must have forgot to put my pants on" Great line. Who said it here so I can thank them cause I always use that line now.
Bob
 
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Yep, your definitely in the minority around these parts. Though I usually only carry one knife, it is with me at all times. When I hike or camp I will have many more knives with me.
 
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I only carry one knife. I know how you feel about pocket carry. It is uncomfortable, so I just clip my knife to my waist band, a little to the right of my belt buckle. I hardly notice it there. Give that a try it might be more comfortable- I am pretty sure it is a crime not to have a knife with you
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I always carry one knife (not counting the mini tool on my key chain). It's like an American Express card...Don't leave home without it. It is a very rare event where I choose not to carry. Occasionally, I downgrade from a tactical folder to a smaller gent knife if circumstances dictate.

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The only time I don't carry is when I'm at scool. Thats only because the bastards would expel me for having something that is but is not limited to being a blade attached to a handle as they call it in the student hand book. I call it a knife.
At all other times I have a folder and a multi tool at minimum.
Your allowed to carry knives with you 24/7 and you don't?
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Why the hell not
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I only carried a multi-tool on me for a long time and then realized that 75% of the time I reached for the multi-tool it was to use the knife.Then I started carrying a pocket knife to give the multi-tool a break although I still carry both.If you don't need a knife normally who cares?I like coffee and collect coffee mugs,but I don't leave the house with one of those either
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Golok: I'm almost never without a knife on my person. Even in a dress suit, there are ways to comfortably carry a knife--sometimes more than one. Try one of the William Henrys--the recent models come with neat leather slip pouches with intregral clips. My SO7 with 2.7" blade is light and slim. You hardly know it's there.
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The only time I have no knife is when I have to go into a court room and I surrender my knives at the metal detector. I don't always carry a large tactical but I always have at the minimum, a a couple of keychain knives, my Leatherman Micra, Spyderco Ladybug, and a small SAK plus a Midnite Minichamp and another Ladybug on my other keychain. I really don't even count these knives although I often use them when I am around people who might be troubled by a full sized pocket knife. Here in Southern Illinois there is no formal blade limit, so I use discretion for my carry choices. At work I usually have something small, around the house or outside, I carry a full size tactical.
 
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golok,

The way you lead your life is for you to decide.
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But I am never without a knife.

LongRifle ...chuckle...I wish I could still do that.
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I also wish that someone would make a multi-tool without a knife blade, and put something else more useful in its place.

Cut it out!

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My personal opinion is that everyone should carry a pocketknife.

The thing you have to be careful about is that the knife you carry is legal where you carry it.

If you can only carry one knife, I recommend the follwing (for normally everyday carry):

A small SAK with a cutting blade and scissors. (A good alternative to this is a Leatherman Micra or something similar)

or

A small/medium 3 blade stockman

or

A Boy Scout style utility knife

or

A multiblade SAK

or you could carry them all!

I say, be prepared. Your survival knife is the one you have on you when a survival situation arises.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by golok:
It's horrible to admit that I hardly ever carry a knife with me. Even when I go to work, I seldom carry a knife.

Yes, I have a sliding blade that cuts paper in my office drawer. Now, as a knife lover and a third-rate blade collector, is it a sin to be without at least one knife on my good-self when I venture outside my home?

I hear stories in your forum about people sporting four or five knives in their attire. I know that is normal for a lot of people. However, I sometimes find a knife a bit of an irritant in my pocket. It sort of juts out or protrudes ostentiously at an odd angle.

Occasionally, relatives ask me what am I doing with THAT knife. It's not that my face is on a Wanted Poster but normal folks have strange ideas about sharp blades.

Sometimes I feel as if I have violated a code of the Knife Brotherhood by walking around knifeless.

Of course, when the occasion calls for it, I do lug along a suitable knife in my backpocket.

I was just wondering if it is normal for a knife collector to walk around with a blade most of the time. Am I the only odd one out?

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I'll admit my passion for knives may have waxed and waned over the years, BUT, I have not been without some kind of knife (if only a SAK or a stockman) for at least 30 years. Everyday.

There is many a time I use a knife without even thinking about it. I can't imagine what it would be like to reach for one and not have one.

However, if you don't think you need to carry, then don't.

Dean

P.S. I wear a watch everyday, too.
 
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Gotta have at least one...........
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Life is good.........

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Strider:
As someone here put it once " If I leave the house without a knife then I must have forgot to put my pants on" Great line. Who said it here so I can thank them cause I always use that line now.
Bob
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Strider: That is, as I understand things, the main reason why neck knives exist.

 
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I've carried a knife every day for over 40 years. Now I usually carry three. Yesterday I reached for the one I carry in my right front pocket and it wasn't there, I still had two others, but it still didn't feel right. I couldn't figure out how or where I lost it. It turns out I just left it at home, what a releif.

Not carry a knife? I don't think so.

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Almost always with knife. . . the SAK or the Spyderco Cricket, or both.
But in my normal attire. I'd have another knife. . .either Sifu, CS Gunsite or Military.

Not paranoid, but prepared.
 
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Good point. I have a few neck knives but I am not comfortable wearing them. Something about the weight around my neck reminds me of the time the posse caught up with me and.......
Bob
 
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