The weight of your EDC knife?

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I am always bouncing back and fourth on what to carry in a perfect knife. I like my Kershaw Storm II but the weight of it seems a tab bit on the heavy side. I also carry some sort of SAK on my side. If I carry a SAK in a sheath on my side then I dont like carrying a cell phone in a case on my side either. I just wanted to know what is your weight limit when it comes to you on what knife would be good to carry? Weight and how much is to much.
 
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I find that if you put a limit on what your EDC knife is you limit yourself too much so I just carry what the heck I want from a small case lockback to an Emerson CQC 8 whis is about a 5oz knife.
 
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To me, there really isn't a weight limit. I rather feel each knife, and see if it has a good feel to it. If it is a 3 ounce blade and feels good in the hand, I am fine carrying it. If it is 3 ounces, and it feels "off" I won't use it for EDC. If the knife is 7 ounces and it feels good, I will EDC it. If it feels "off" I won't use it for EDC beause the way it feels.

To be honest, most of my EDCs are around 3-4 ounces I believe.
 

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My only weight limit is if my pants are falling off it is too heavy.:D Other than that I am good.
 
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Sometimes I'll grab my Rukus which is around 7 ounces, or sometimes my Spyderco Pacific Salt which is 3 ounces. The weight difference never really seems an issue for me.
 
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I'm with tjsulli

Somedays, I go extra heavy (ZT 0300 + extras), and sometimes I'll feel like going light (pair of kershaw leeks). Depends on what I'm doin' too though.
 
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I like my EDC to be slim and light, very high quality and very sharp.

Something like a Benchmade 530 or A.G. Russell Featherlite in ATS-34.
 

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I'd guess that half a pound is my limit.

I've carried a 110 in my pocket and it wasn't too much.
 
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Sometimes I'll grab my Rukus which is around 7 ounces, or sometimes my Spyderco Pacific Salt which is 3 ounces. The weight difference never really seems an issue for me.

:thumbup: +1 here for the Rukus. It's been my fave EDC for some time now. I even carry two knives at a time sometimes, with my BM Skirmish being my left hand carry. Weight has never been much of an issue for me when it comes to my EDC.
 
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My only weight limit is if my pants are falling off it is too heavy. Other than that I am good.

I'm with you on that one. I rarely pay attention to knife weight.
 

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I've never actually owned a folder that I thought was too heavy. I can clip just about any folder in my pocket, and can't really tell a weight difference.
 
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My Buck 110 was too heavy for pocket carry. I picked up a 112, still too heavy. I generally like lighter knives; I don't want to have to wear a belt if I don't have to :)
 

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Old Endura: metal clip, no liners, 3 oz exactly on the $10 postal scale.
 
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My Buck Folding Alpha Hunter at 8oz is about the maximum I am comfortable with.
 
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I am old school in the jeans department and wear slim fit Wranglers. Not the skinny ones just the old Cowboy cut. I EDC a LM Wave or Charge on my belt and flashlight too so whatever folder I carry is a bulk issue not weight. If your are looking for big without weight the Lone Wolf T2 with the FRN scales is just about perfect for me. The ZT0200 is great too. Both are great knives with little weight and bulk but big enough for hard use.
 
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i'm not too picky about weight but some knives are too heavy for pocket carry imho, a strider AR or GB for one, too bulky and heavy, but it doesnt matter a lot too me,
 
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I enjoy collecting larger knives, but when it comes to EDC I stay with my keychain SAK. I see no reason to carry anything larger in an urban/indoor environment.
 
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i am not picky about weight either. I actually prefer a beefier knife such as the g10 offset from kershaw (have only used a friends cant wait till i can afford my own)
 
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