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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Converge, Jan 16, 2015.
I prefer tip down personally, but then I carry front pocket right side.
I always carry tip up. Have I ever been cut? Sure, but it wasnt due to the way the knife was carried. It was ALWAYS my fault I got cut. ALWAYS. Each knife is designed a certain way and if proper precautions are taken the risk is relatively small. Accidents do happen but in nearly every case those accidents would have been avoided had I used my head. I dont see a situation where the knife can be blamed for a cut unless it was an all out failure of some kind.
The only thing that goes in the knife pocket is the knife! I have plenty of other pockets for everything else.
Carry me horseman everyday and have never cut myself. Emersons are designed to be carried by righthanders with blade towards the seam.
I have no preference, either way. I have knives that are one way or the other, and I carry them all with no issue. Both tip orientations can be opened quickly and smoothly on the draw with practice. I've been carrying a tactical folder in my right front pocket for the past 12 years and I don't even notice the difference.
I've never had one open on me due to all tip up knives having the blade up against the seam of the pocket.
People are really silly about this.
Explain. With words. These photos you have been gracing this thread with are growing quite tiresome.
It's funny, one of the last times I carried tip down it was also with an assisted folder. A Leek. The tip ended up sticking out of the front of my pants, since it opened up in my pocket. Fun.
Sounds like you had the pocket clip on the wrong side. My brother carries his knives right-hand carry, but in his left-front pocket. I realized this when I got him the knife, so I left it tip-down.
right back pocket, tip up, right seem.
but the pocket is exclusively knife only and when I grab it I grab the frame and pull it out.
even the hinderer with its soft detend never opens on its own.
just so not put stuff besides the knife there
Your photo of your finger reminds me of a fight I had cleaning a meat slicer over 45 years ago in Pup N Taco, where I work while going to school.
Boss told me the day he hired me never low the GUARD on the blade to try, and clean debris, etc. I forgot the warning, and the scare from 13 stiches is still there. Plus the area is kind of numb.
I know the pain you had with that cut.
Once, the rounded thumb studs on my Umnumzaan snagged on a loose thread of the pocket as I drew it from the pocket while sitting (to open a box...you're not always standing to use a knife).
It came less than 1/4 inch from opening my abdomen.
So yeah, I was planning on opening the knife; however, I was not planning on opening my abdomen.
I want the knife to open when I want it to open, not when it decides to.
Precision control, agree 100%.
Heal up quick.
I prefer TD also.
Either way,careful, in those knife pockets.
Think being a knife owner is like being a motorcyle rider. If you ride but have not been down, sooner or later you may, or will go down.
I actually closed a knife on my finger at work using it incorrectly, i had 8 stitches on my finger, severed tendons, had to have surgery. This was before i was really into pocket knives, and for some reason after that accident, i love them. I had 1 knife before that happened, now i have 15 and haven't cut myself in the 3 years since.
Sorry about your luck, OP.
I damn near cut the tip of my thumb off last Thursday from not getting my thumb out of the way fast enough when closing my Sage 1 but it's no where as bad as yours. I just taped the hunk of skin back down with making tape, wrapped a paper towel around it, then taped it again.
Exactly my thoughts. I tend to carry tip up right pocket blade spine against the rear facing seam. when I carry lefty I pop the clip onto the other side. Don't really carry in the back pocket ever because sitting on a knife ain't the most comfortable thing in the world and I feel like it'd be easy to lose
I'm the same in my carry habits, and for me it's mostly tip-up, RFP, against the hip seam. When I first started carrying regularly, it was tip-up, RRP, against the hip seam, but one day at work I had stuck a pair of gloves in the same pocket, and it evidently pulled open the blade a bit when I did. When I went to draw the knife a bit later, it bit me, nowhere near as bad as the OP (no stitches needed), but it did bleed pretty good. From then on, it was always TU/RFP or TD/RRP against the hip seam. Better safe than sorry!
sorry about the accident, hope it heals quick!
Seems the issue is carrying a sharp object in a pocket. Pocket knives are dangerous I'm getting out of this crazy hobby...