What did you carry while deployed?

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Anybody seen anyone with a Mora while deployed?

i carried a clipper/840 in a kydex sheath(2 tours/vacations) attached to my plate carrier above my magazine pouches. i took 2 of them, one stayed in my locker in case i broke or had to leave one behind.

also a first gen endura and a sog power plier, second trip over it was a tenacious and a sog power plier.

i did catch some flac for having "just" a mora, but i stopped trying to impress anybody with my knives a long time ago. the mora worked well, and if it got lost, who cares, i had another one. it was way better than most of the knives i saw being carried around by all the fobbits.
 
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Anybody seen anyone with a Mora while deployed?

I would think that a good choice. Seems to be somewhat of a concensus that stuff gets "lost" pretty easy. Buy 10 Moras and go wild. I have made a bit of a speciality in modifying Mora sheaths. My most recent attempt, completed last night and not yet photographically documented, is made to fit MOLLE gear.

Here is one where the sheath is patterned, more or less, on the old pilot's knife sheath.

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i carried a clipper/840 in a kydex sheath(2 tours/vacations) attached to my plate carrier above my magazine pouches. i took 2 of them, one stayed in my locker in case i broke or had to leave one behind.

also a first gen endura and a sog power plier, second trip over it was a tenacious and a sog power plier.

i did catch some flac for having "just" a mora, but i stopped trying to impress anybody with my knives a long time ago. the mora worked well, and if it got lost, who cares, i had another one. it was way better than most of the knives i saw being carried around by all the fobbits.

I love moras, and true story on the fobbits.
 

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My platoon Sgt was a dick about my knives. He didn't like anything that was out of the ordinary. My balisong and CFO2 had to stay in the B bag.
 
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My platoon Sgt was a dick about my knives. He didn't like anything that was out of the ordinary. My balisong and CFO2 had to stay in the B bag.

That's horrible. The only restriction we had to make was one time when pfc Rambo thought his new 7" blade SOG with knuckle guard would look good right on the front of his plate carrier. I wish it wasn't so, but appearances matter over there now.
 
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An old M4 that my uncle had in Korea. But this was back in the day before we had so many good choices.
 
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That's horrible. The only restriction we had to make was one time when pfc Rambo thought his new 7" blade SOG with knuckle guard would look good right on the front of his plate carrier. I wish it wasn't so, but appearances matter over there now.

that is a true statement. God forbid haij gets upset by the knife you carry, but doesnt notice the combat load hanging from your chest, but lets not get into politics lol.
 

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That's horrible. The only restriction we had to make was one time when pfc Rambo thought his new 7" blade SOG with knuckle guard would look good right on the front of his plate carrier. I wish it wasn't so, but appearances matter over there now.

I was in Mosul 03-04. We had some bone head leadership. We were ordered to do an IED sweep once... 50 meter interval staggered column. We were to kick or otherwise toss anything that looked suspicious.
 
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that is a true statement. God forbid haij gets upset by the knife you carry, but doesnt notice the combat load hanging from your chest, but lets not get into politics lol.

To hadj, pistols and knives meant someone is about to be executed. Everyone and their goat had a rifle or ten...
 
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I was in Mosul 03-04. We had some bone head leadership. We were ordered to do an IED sweep once... 50 meter interval staggered column. We were to kick or otherwise toss anything that looked suspicious.

When you say "kick or toss" you mean, to see if it goes boom?
 

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The term they used was "investigate" but context was there.
 
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I carried a benchmade Stryker. An EOD that I knew carried a Rekat warrior and a fully serrated endura. I saw a few beckers and lots of the issued gerber multitools, benchmade pikas, and crkt m16s.
 
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A wise man in the Navy once told me "There is only on thief in the Navy and everyone else is trying to get their stuff back" kind of stuck.
 
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Not only did I bring a bunch of knifes to A-stan but I picked up a few their, carried a leatherman charge the most as I worked on helicopters the needlenose worked awesome in a pinch for safety wiring, though we'd get bitched at if we got caught using them as Aviation leadership doesn't like " shade tree mechanics" or at least my leadership did. at one point they even banned our carrying them while working on aircraft. As for folders I carried an Endura with combo blade that I picked up at the PX.
 
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