Traditional Dress carry

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by JTB_5, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    When I wore a Class A or Dress Blue uniform I carried a very flat penknife, this Case 6208 being a good example. Nowadays I have what I call my “ceremonial knife” for Thanksgiving, Christmas, weddings, funerals, reunions, etc. - this Case 5318 from Primble’s Kentucky Derby GAW won here several years ago. OH
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  2. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I think a knife with smooth black handles and silver bolsters/shield is VERY classy and distinguished, so your Moki looks good to me , Joshua! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: Here's a dressy example for me:
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    But I gotta say that for Handel's Messiah, with "Worthy is the Lamb", I'd have to go with my ebony lambsfoot! :D:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    When I was a kid, my parents gave me (maybe for 8th grade graduation?) a little pocket knife with fake pearl handles that I only used for church. Sadly, I somehow lost track of it when I moved away for college. :( Many posters seem to favor a smaller knife for "dressing up", but I'm seriously considering using this black lip pearl massive gunboat canoe as a Sunday-go-to-meeting knife. Bigger and gaudier than any knife I've ever considered for that role before, but "if you got it, flaunt it!" :p
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I have a lot of nice dressy penknives, but these days I usually got with my Ashley's Choice Lambsfoot :)

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    If I ever get a cumberbund though, I'm definitely going to use it as an excuse to carry my Punale! :D :thumbsup:

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  4. ISKRA

    ISKRA

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    Sep 19, 2016
    Most probably one of these:

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  5. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    Small and stag such as a tiny trapper, peanut, or mini copperhead, carried in a leather slip. :D

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  6. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    When I think "dressy," it's usually pearl I go with. Here's a couple:

    3⅞" Bulldog Trapper (as large as I will go for dress slacks)
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    3⅜" Bulldog Sowbelly
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    Another choice might be this early Schrade Walden "The Zephyr" gentlemen's knife.
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Beautiful composition with lovely knife and pouch. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    Well considering this is as "dessed up" as I ever get,just about any of my knives would suffice lol. But if I feel the need for classy cutlery I usually go with
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    But honestly most of the events I'm invited to this is most appropriate
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  9. marsturm

    marsturm Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 25, 2008
    Case Peanut in chestnut bone with CV blades.
     
  10. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    something with one blade, maybe mother of pearl scales or perhaps precious metal. depends on the venue. perhaps custom
     
  11. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rough Rider 1694 File Worked Baby Trapper

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  12. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 15, 2016
    Nice to see you have it narrowed down to only eight.
     
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  13. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 25, 2009
    It’s not my fanciest knife, but the Cadet is my choice when formal dress is required. It was in my pocket when I walked my baby girl down the aisle.

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  14. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 17, 2018
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    I frequently wear a jacket and tie to work, and slacks that have those "slant cut" pockets that seem to make larger knives just slip out when sitting down in chairs. Many slacks I wear now have a separate coin "divider" sewn into the right front pocket, and this lil' fellow just fits in that coin "pocket" perfectly. 14 is small and light enough to not weigh the fabric down or "print" in wool suits.

    Or, I'll slip this guy into my inside jacket pocket if I'm really feeling classy.
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  15. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    :D now if I could only convince myself that I dont need them all at once:p:thumbsup:
     
  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    All excellent choices, David. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 15, 2016
    I guess this one is my dress knife now.
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  18. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Any one of these work for me when dressed up in a suit
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  19. Atiger

    Atiger Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 7, 2016
    Usually one of these...

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