What's your at work knife and your occupation?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by res1cue, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Butcher and I carry a Frankenmanix Manix 2 s110v blade in Manix 2 g10 body (took the zip tie wave off) and a small traditional.
  2. celtic11


    Dec 28, 2012

    HVAC technician. Sometimes I want to carry something with a little better edge retention but this knife is too perfect for my job. I recently bought a Leatherman Sidekick and carry also but that's more for the pliers than anything.
  3. SpydrMan


    Jul 20, 2014
    Customer Account Executive, Victorinox Cadet, either silver or black Alox.
  4. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    My family owns an insurance agency. I'm a licensed agent, but also build and service the computers. I rotate between a brous bionic, zt0770cf, Spyderco dragonfly 2, tsf beast, and once in a while a lionsteel opera. Also carry a Leatherman piranha and a small streamlight flashlight.
  5. Dacus_Nomadic


    Jan 3, 2014
    I'm an insurance agent, and I usually end up with an old Schrade Barlow SC 506 in my pocket or a Case Executive. I really hope you guys who have large collections have considered or at least talked about getting personal articles policies for them.
  6. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    I'm a General Contractor. Half the cutting I do is sharpening carpenters pencils, the other half is miscellaneous things (example: today I'm cutting up some snow/silt fence). I carry a zt0454 and a leatherman rebar; the leatherman is for serious work, while the 0454 is strictly for cutting things. The 0454 is too elusive to risk damaging it, so I limit it to "medium duty" cutting tasks.

  7. bld522


    Feb 3, 2004
    I'm an Executive Assistant in the healthcare field and I work in an office. I carry lightweight EDCs deep pocket (no exposed clips). I rotate among 25 knives, give or take. The lightest knife I carry is a Large CRKT Eros (1.7 ounces) and the heaviest is a Medium Gedraitis Puffin (4.7 ounces). Favorite knives include a Small CF Sebenza, a William Henry Ironwood GenTac, a Laconico Slim EDC, and a Rod Olson Quick Flick.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  8. Silvanus

    Silvanus Basic Member Basic Member

    May 17, 2012
    I'm a Firefighter, my EDC for the last 6 months has been exclusively Emerson Knives. I don't have one specific model I carry, I just rotate through the 8 different models I own.
  9. chrispy513

    chrispy513 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2013
    I'm a full-time student, and always have some sort of folder in my LFP. Lately it's been a ZT 0562, but before that it was a 0566. When I have to dress professionally (pharmacy school) I usually carry an M390 ritter mini grip for the sake of its light weight and small footprint relative to my other options.

    I'm also a PRN pharmacy technician, so when I work at the hospital I carry an ESEE Candiru that I reground a little thinner and stonewashed. Stays clipped inside the waistband of my scrubs with a mini tek-lok in a custom kydex sheath.
  10. Vaquero45


    Jan 25, 2014
    owner hvac company; carry Al Mar SERE 2000 large black blade
  11. Krack49


    Oct 13, 2014
    I'm a remodeling Contractor. My EDC (Spyderco Native FRN) is a pry bar, putty knife, nail set, tack hammer, in a pinch fulcrum, wire stripper, bottle opener, and... oh yea.. a Knife.
    It comes out of my pocket 30 times a day, gets sharpened twice a month, and owes me Nothing. I've beat the hell out of 6 of them over the past 18 years and would still have them all if I would just stop losing them on job-sites (Attics with Blown Cellulose eat pocket knives). I carry my high-end knives on the weekends but never seem to ever have a use for them...... still cool to carry tho.
  12. Clinto.


    Nov 16, 2013
    I too am an insurance agent like a few others here. Who knew that people who's job it is to protect assets where so into knives? I wonder if Flo belongs to this forum??

    I alternate between my Microtech Socom Delta, Custom Marfione CF Socom Delta and my Microtech Executive Scarab. They are all big, but who gives a shit? I've honestly never had anyone ever ask me about the knife in my pocket. Which is real nice... I'll even wear my Microtech Combat Troodon once in while too. I just personally prefer a 4" or near 4" blade.

    They all look good in my wool slacks. But honestly I do wear nice jeans (the $100 kind from the Buckle) to the office too and that makes it easy to wear the knife I want also..
  13. Scott Dog

    Scott Dog

    Mar 15, 2000
    I'm a Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital in Los Angeles. At work I carry an African blackwood CRK Mnandi in my scrubs front pocket for emergencies and a large Insingo IWB for lunch duties.;)
  14. aguila327


    Aug 30, 2010
    Police Sergeant: I carry an Adamas-auto on my molle vest carrier, and a ZT566 clipped on my uniform shirt under the vest. I have a kershaw chopper (unknown model) on my patrol bag which replaced my machete. The Kershaw has been used more than the others limbing downed trees and chopping small trees to clear roads until public works gets out there.
  15. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Building maintenance in Brooklyn, NY. Leatherman Surge on my belt and a ZT0560BW in my pocket.



    That was tough stuff but the edge got through it just fine.



    Occasionally use the 560 as a pipe reamer so I figured I'd try to see if the 560 could cut a piece of copper pipe.



    No real reason to cut that pipe...except to have some fun at work.
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  16. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    I'm an information security manager in the Defense industry. I'm a bigger guy who can carry pretty much whatever he wants, given that I've got big pockets, so to speak. In addition, I work with a team which consists of a lot retired and ex-Military folks, and on top of that cake, there's the icing of me living in knife-friendly Florida. No one bats an eye. So, my line-up is usually a large folder, plus a small traditional. In addition to that, I carry a multi-tool on my belt most of the time.

    Now, let me reiterate. I'm a manager. So, 99 days out of a hundred, the biggest cutting task I face is dicing up an apple with my lunch or maybe slicing a sandwich in half from the food truck outside. I fully understand that I carry so much steel primarily because I GOTS THE SICKNESS, there is literally no reason for me to carry anything other than the traditional, or at a stretch, the multi-tool, because there was this one time I used the pliers to yank out a jammed piece of paper from the printer. I looked like a hero then, heh. But other than that, no real reason to carry all this steel.

    But I do anyway. :)

    Anyway, it's usually one of these:


    But lately, it's been this:

  17. retzius


    Sep 17, 2009
    I am an Orthodontist in Southern California.

    I usually carry a Victorinox Cadet. Don't want to scare the children :cool:
  18. bigmilkdan


    Nov 6, 2013
    Might sound funny but im a beer specialist, i go through hundreds of boxes a week. Ive found that my 3" xm-18 slicer handles every single one like a dream. Honestly, i hate carrying any other knife at work, usually because of blade geometry and/or size. I experience pleasure each and every time i pull that little bugger out of my pocket.
  19. chambelona59


    May 4, 2012
    On rotation:

    Fox Col Moschin small size.



    Pohl Force Bravo one



    Diffuse situations.

  20. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    I'm retired Army and now a Department of the Army civilian. I EDC a Victorinox Farmer on my belt and either a Case Peanut or an Ulster 89/Craftsmen 9473 small stockman in my pocket whether in the office, in the field, or deployed. It's rare indeed that these don't take care of my day to day needs, and will be bold enough to say that is the case with the VASY majority of men.

    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014

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