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Your EDC approach...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by CanadaKnifeGuy, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. BrianB43

    BrianB43 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    I have a Wenger Traveler in my RFP every day. Useful and doesn't seem to offend anyone.

    Also always have a treasure on my belt. The rotation includes 7 users: 3 vintage stockmen, 1 Case Jumbo Stockman, 2 GECs (#44 & #97), and the 2018 BladeForums Buck. Only select people get to see what's in the belt sheath.

    I'd like to carry my Buck 112 Auto but I hate prison food.

    Brian (in Canada)
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  2. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I like to carry a knife in my left front pocket, usually on a clip or in a vinyl Velcro pouch. I like it to be a medium size folder, not heavy, a Manly Wasp. Once and awhile I like a good size folder, like my Manly Comrade or Peak or a Buck 110 Slim Pro. However, my favorite online of carry is a small fixed blade. Still working on the carry part, either kydex for the pocket, want to look at horizontal carry much like Dave Ferry's knives, aka Horsewright.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  3. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Between the gun, extra mag, George Castanza wallet, knife, and keys, I really need a purse.
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  4. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    I carry all sorts of stuff. I hate being unprepared, even if for things like reading tiny print. I usually carry a knife, small multitool, firearm, pen, writing pad, small magnifying glass, lighter, at least one flashlight, and regular stuff like a watch, wallet, and phone.

    I don't smoke and haven't since Camels went up over a buck a pack. I still carry a lighter because when I was a kid, the older men in my family taught me that part of being a man means being able to cut things, tell the time, and make fire.
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  5. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :eek: I love that you have a "pajama carry " ! :p:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  6. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :) Yes ! Totally agree .

    I always(unless legally disallowed ) carry a blade , flashlight , and a means to make fire . The cell phone etc is not primary for me . Old school self reliance ! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  7. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    RULE #9 ;):)
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  8. dberry


    Oct 16, 2007
    My absolute edc is a folder sak light and Uzi brand pen plus wallet and keys. I add a kahr cm9 and spare mag anytime I'm out except if I have job on school grounds. I've tried to carry a spyderco enuff but the sheath limits me to much once I get a more concealable sheath I'll ditch the folder for it.
  9. C-TAC

    C-TAC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2013
    Work: Buck CSAR-T Pro or Gerber 06 Auto, Leatherman 300, Pelican flashlight
    Around town: Large folder, SAK Cybertool, o-light
    Around house: Basic SAK, light duty folder or neck knife, o-light
  10. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011

    Personally, I favor the Mountainsmith Day.
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  11. Climb14er


    Dec 16, 2003
    Lightweight, size, thin, strong, reliable. In order of preferred carry. Sage 2 S30V, PM2 S30V, Manix 2 CF S90V, Benchmade 710 M2.
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  12. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    It depends on what I have going on that day. If it's going into the office, it's usually a thinner, lighter knife like the WE Deacon, Massdrop Gent select, or Southern Grind Spider Monkey.

    Running errands, general around the house it will be a larger folder. Friday was my Manix 2 sprint CTS-XHP, Saturday and Sunday the ZT 0095 S90BLK.

    Today, thus far, the ZT again. Will probably switch this afternoon when my Maserin AM-4 arrives. It will be my largest folder.

    I rarely carry a fixed blade unless I'm in the woods, camping, etc. It's been two years what with my illness.

    So edc to me on a daily basis:
    Modern folder
    My edc/medicine bag with a Vic super tinker in it.
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  13. fjblair


    Mar 15, 2017
    I usually carry this or that folder clipped in my right front pocket. However that is also where I carry my Samsung S9 and the knife has cracked two screen protectors so I have been just putting the knife in a back pocket. I don't like that setup but can't seem to get used to swapping pockets with the cellphone, lol. It just feels weird.
  14. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    This is one of the major challenges of EDC. Things need to be separate enough to be safe. It depends on how much stuff and what kind of stuff we carry versus what kind of clothes we wear. Some items like smart phones are particularly prone to scratching or breaking. Other items like handguns have safety demands which require nothing else to be in the same pocket. It's a balancing act and there is an art to it.

    Are cargo pants an option for you? Do you wear a shirt with pockets? Have you considered a pocket organizer?
  15. Basp2005


    Dec 6, 2015
    My edc.
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  16. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I was taught always have a knife a good pen and a handkerchief. My Dad couldn’t wear watches. They’d stop working in a day. No physical damage just stopped working.
  17. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    56FF8CBB-D9DB-4250-9CF7-DE8E094BE222.jpeg My keychain stuff goes on gated caddies which let me move stuff around in a hurry and make up packages suited to the tasks of the day.
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  18. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    I like the caddy gadget. What I like even more is that you have at least six of them preloaded, in assorted colors, ready to go. This is a novel approach to EDC. The photo evokes both a sense of preparedness and a childlike sense of glee at the fun arrangement of colorful toys. Imagine me handing you a virtual trophy, or at least an iron cup full of Brunswick Stew.
  19. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    38555C02-E05A-4B6B-ADDB-7CFD560C0A13.jpeg I need to make some Brunswick stew with chorizo. I have a lot of room on my mantle for virtual trophies.
    One of my most used accessories is the foam earplugs in the pill fob. Most people use the fob for Nitroglycerin tablets. Sometimes turning off the hearing aids isn’t adequate. The cuticle nippers are also a favorite.
  20. Randanator


    Aug 19, 2018
    Im hungover and dont even want to talk about Colorado Koolaid.

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