Do you still carry a pocket knife?

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8/16/2017 8:02 AM

When I was about 11 my grandma told me, "a man should always carry a pocket knife". She then gave me one of grandpa's old knives. Which I lost about a week later. I then bought a new one and from that day on I have pretty much always carried one. I'm 48 now. Never anything too special or fancy, just something simple and basic. I won't take one to venues where you have to empty pockets or walk through a metal detector. Other than that, I pretty much have one on me at all times. It gets used often too. Just wondering if anyone else does. Thank you.

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8/16/2017 8:05 AM

Everyday , I carry a benchmade. Dressed a number of deer with it in the past few years as well.

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8/16/2017 8:11 AM

I carry a Leatherman multi-tool. Use it all the time.

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8/16/2017 8:15 AM

Not on me all the time, but keep one in the car

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8/16/2017 8:31 AM

Leatherman Juice S2. Part of my identity. If I don't use it at least once a day, I've not done my job as a dude. Once wired an entire room with just that one tool.

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8/16/2017 9:17 AM

no pocket knives here ... just a Rambo first blood knife...I do have a sheath for it.

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8/16/2017 9:37 AM

Buck 110 and Leatherman Wave in the truck. Victorinox mini on my keychain.

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8/16/2017 9:47 AM

Benchmade always clipped in pocket. A few different multi tools in backpack. I have almost always ahd one with me since grade school. Completely stupid that kids can't do that anymore. Well, mine could as they were mostly homeschooled.........

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8/16/2017 9:57 AM

Tracktor wrote:

Benchmade always clipped in pocket. A few different multi tools in backpack. I have almost always ahd one with me since grade school. Completely stupid that kids can't do that anymore. Well, mine could as they were mostly homeschooled.........

I carried one through all of my school years. And so did most of my friends. Zero issues. We grew up in such different times.

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8/16/2017 10:16 AM

I've always kept a Swiss army knife on my set of keys. Only problem is those keys are usually on my desk at work or on the bar at home. Just a few months back I finally had a selection of Benchmades in front of me and I dove right in and bought one. Keep it clipped in my pocket most all the time. The wife has a Case mini on her keychain and the kids both keep Case knives clipped in their pockets.

Their is a Case knife dealer about an hour away that has the largest selection in the country. Every year they have a big get together with cast iron cook-offs and cowboy action shootouts going on. Pretty cool deal way out in the sticks. Been a few times to pick up some collectibles for the kids knife collections.

http://store.tkcknives.com/

Here's my Benchmade. Great knife!



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8/16/2017 10:27 AM

Benchmade everyday. Keys, wallet, and knife are always the last things I grab walking out the door.

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8/16/2017 10:53 AM

JRT812 wrote:

Benchmade everyday. Keys, wallet, and knife are always the last things I grab walking out the door.

And if any of the above has been moved for any reason you forget it until you get halfway to work, right?

My wife fails to understand my train of thought, or lack of.

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8/16/2017 10:54 AM

I got this as a gift maybe 15 years ago and no issues. CRKT PECK. Can double as a money clip too.

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8/16/2017 11:00 AM

JRT812 wrote:

Benchmade everyday. Keys, wallet, and knife are always the last things I grab walking out the door.

newmann wrote:

And if any of the above has been moved for any reason you forget it until you get halfway to work, right?

My wife fails to understand my train of thought, or lack of.

We occasionally have the same problem haha. Having my items in the same place is crucial for me to not feel naked throughout the day haha.

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8/16/2017 11:02 AM

I'll occasionally carry a small knife, just for utility.

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8/16/2017 11:53 AM

I camp once a month all year around with the Scouts (be careful, my middle boy absolutely loves it). So we regularly buy all kinds of pocket knives. I've had a few from China that aren't too bad either. That way when we lose a $15 blade, it's not the end of the world.
The main difference, besides holding together, is how long they stay sharp. Cheap knives get dull real quick.

But yes, I carry one quite a bit, just not every single day.

My go I keep for opening Amazon packages is a red Swiss Army.

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8/16/2017 12:47 PM

Nope. But then again, nobody does here.

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8/16/2017 12:51 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Benchmade everyday. Keys, wallet, and knife are always the last things I grab walking out the door.

This^^^ on weekdays. Weekends I wear a leatherman while outside working, if we get cleaned up and go out the Benchmade replaces the leatherman

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8/16/2017 1:19 PM

May I ask when it comes inhandy for you guys? I can't remember that I have ever been in a situation where I was thinking damn I wished I had a knife on me outside of work, garage etc where there always are a few laying around

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8/16/2017 1:20 PM

I carried a two blade Barlow that my Grandpa gave me everyday when I was younger.

Not sure why I stopped carrying it at some point. I have a bunch of Victorinox knives in different configurations and always have one in the console of the truck.

This has inspired me to set one out with my keys and carry gun and get back in the habit.

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8/16/2017 1:41 PM

Prntscrn wrote:

May I ask when it comes inhandy for you guys? I can't remember that I have ever been in a situation where I was thinking damn I wished I had a knife on me outside of work, garage etc where there always are a few laying around

Opening dog food bags.
Loose strands on jeans/clothing
Water softener salt bags
Opening packages
Any type of tool and/or part packaging
Cutting zip ties
Baling twine
Fish line
Cutting off those paper wrist bands you get at the track, county fair.
Is it something I use every single day? No but, almost. I consider it a must have tool.

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8/16/2017 1:42 PM



I got both of these as two separate wedding party gifts about 17-18 years ago. I've probably had the bottom one in my pocket in all but a handful of days since, it needs a good sharpening now. A few times I have left it in another pair of shorts at home and could feel something missing, a little crazy I know but just like leaving home without your phone or wallet. I guess after that many years it's more of a habit. I do use it quite often at work.

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8/16/2017 1:51 PM

Prntscrn wrote:

May I ask when it comes inhandy for you guys? I can't remember that I have ever been in a situation where I was thinking damn I wished I had a knife on me outside of work, garage etc where there always are a few laying around

MudPup545 wrote:

Opening dog food bags.
Loose strands on jeans/clothing
Water softener salt bags
Opening packages
Any type of tool and/or part packaging
Cutting zip ties
Baling twine
Fish line
Cutting off those paper wrist bands you get at the track, county fair.
Is it something I use every single day? No but, almost. I consider it a must have tool.

You forgot shaving and cutting nails.

Kidding aside, like mud pup stated. I use it often on items he listed and others things as well. Like tightening a tiny screw on a light switch outlet. I may not use it every day, but any day I have forgotten my knife is the day I ending up needing it the most... or have to travel to my building to get a tiny screw driver to for the switch cover screw haha

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8/16/2017 2:06 PM

Small Kershaw in my pocket all the time. I use it almost everyday for something. Feel naked without it.

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8/16/2017 2:20 PM

I do, I started carrying one and now it's just habit. Big ole folding benchmade.


To be honest, carrying a small sliding boxcutter instead would probably be more suitable for typical daily usage, like this:




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8/16/2017 2:23 PM

I don't trust those box cutters staying shut in my pocket. I have one that folds like a knife. just keep in in the garage.

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8/16/2017 2:40 PM
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Valid point. I used to work a receiving job (opening boxes) using those. I would pull the blade holder part out and pinch the outer sleeve together a bit more then put it back together. Clamped itself pretty well and stayed in the desired position.

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8/16/2017 2:47 PM

got a mini Swiss-Army on my key-chain. can take it on a plane no problem. doesn't do any big jobs but nice to have for the miscellaneous daily issues.

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8/16/2017 4:02 PM

Only if I'm working with drywall. My crack heads left this in my rental property, after I evicted them. Anyone know much about knives?

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2smokertillend wrote:

Only if I'm working with drywall. My crack heads left this in my rental property, after I evicted them. Anyone know much about knives?

Any markings?