Whats your carry knife and how do you carry it?

Discussion in 'Knife Arts' started by kip42, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. kip42

    kip42 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I currently carry a Kershaw speed safe tanto half serrerated in the rear pocket of my dominate hand. Sometimes I carry a Crkt M21-14SFG in my weak hand front pocket. What do you carry, where do you carry it and why?

    I cant find a satisfatory carry knife that is strong, 4 inches, tanto, half serrated, with a lock BETTER than a linear lock. I will keep looking and hope to eventully find something.
     
  2. MA-Caver

    MA-Caver Sr. Grandmaster

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    14,960
    Likes Received:
    306
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    I carry a 3 inch Gerber folding partially serrated and it's in the right rear pocket. If need be I can get it out and open in less than a second.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog MT Senior Moderator Staff Member

    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,740
    Likes Received:
    3,231
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Location:
    Pueblo West, CO
    I carry a Benchmade AutoStryker, in either my right hip or right front pocket of my jeans, or trhe right hip of my flight suit.

    I carry it because it's a useful tool.
     
  4. harold

    harold Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I carry a Kershaw in my right front pocket.I practice drawing and opening and I prefer the non serrated edge.
     
  5. Fiendlover

    Fiendlover Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    C.A
    On hot days I carry a 4 inch triple sided stileto dagger in my hair and I usually carry a curved box cutter knife on my key chain. Sorry I'm not good with knife names, I just carry them. I also have another 2 inch knife in my purse. A girl can't be too careful. :uhyeah:
     
  6. Hudson69

    Hudson69 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Colorado
    My regular knife is SOG Flash II that I carry in my right front pants pocket on its clip but every once in a while I will swap it out for one of the other knives I carry.
     
  7. MA-Caver

    MA-Caver Sr. Grandmaster

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    14,960
    Likes Received:
    306
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Curious to your reasons as I prefer to cause as much damage as possible to my attacker, hence the serrated edge... also the serrations have their applications for a tool as well... which is what I call my knife... a tool.
     
  8. KenpoTex

    KenpoTex Senior Master

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    3,001
    Likes Received:
    143
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Springfield, Missouri
    I can't speak for harold, but I prefer a plain-edge also. My reasons are that, IME, serrations "saw" rather than slice which makes for a rough, imprecise cut. They also tend to snag on fibrous material.
    Serrated edges are fine if you're cutting a lot of heavy rope/strap/whatever (I carried one when I worked construction/maintenance). For general use though, I prefer a plain-edge. Granted, I keep mine much sharper than most people do. If one can't sharpen a knife, a serrated edge might be a better choice.
     
  9. sgtmac_46

    sgtmac_46 Senior Master

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Messages:
    4,751
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    173
    At work I carry a Benchmade Presario auto opener in my left pocket, non-serrated. I carry a Benchmade Stryker with partial serrated edge in my right pocket.

    I also keep a non-serrated Ka-Bar TDI on my inner-belt on my left side, support side draw, as a defense against a gun grab, or whatever else might require quick access of a sharp fixed blade.

    Serrated versus non-serrated I make the decision based on if it will be a general utility knife or a straight defensive blade. Serration makes for added utility. For a fighting blade, however, a very sharp non-serrated edge is what seems to be called for. Less chance of snagging on clothing, for one thing.
     
  10. Carol

    Carol Crazy like a...

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    20,311
    Likes Received:
    539
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Location:
    NH
    Ka-Bar, partly serrated, in the computer bag or lashed to the backpack.
     
  11. Shin71

    Shin71 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Falcon, Colorado
    I carry whatever is handy, I have a few, but the only really nice (expensive) ones I have are a SOG and a Spyderco (Police). In the field I have a Cold Steel Hunter II fixed blade that is dire need of love and care; I picked it up at a gargage sale and the guy told me he bought it for hunter and tried to sharpen it himself...... he did not do a good job, the finish is a mess and I think he tried using a a grinder on the edge....
     
  12. David43515

    David43515 Master Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    I preffer a straight edge because they`re easier to resharpen than a serrated edge. That being said I carry a 1/2 serrated Benchmade because when I bought it the plain edge was unavailable.

    Right hand front pocket without a clip. Looks more like a casual tool that way and others can`t see that I`m carrying.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. David43515

    David43515 Master Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    First, I love what you said about carrying what`s handy. I worked for 7 years in the custom shop at Busse Combat Knife Company making knives. People always asked what model to buy, and I`d try to stear them to the best size for the kind of work they said they wanted to do with it. But when they asked "What`s the best knife for wilderness survival" or "What`s the best knife for self defense" my answer was always the same. The one you have with you when you need it.

    I`d be careful with that hunter. If he didn`t keep the blade cool when he used the grinder on it he may have burned the temper out of the edge and made it brittle. If so you may be more likely to chip the edge if you do any heavy chopping.
     
  14. redhawk44357

    redhawk44357 White Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    My normally go-to knife is a Gerber covert folder. i have two, both set for tip down front pocket carry. One for each hand. Someimtes i carry a BM folder in my wallet pocket when drawn comes out in a reverse grip.
     
  15. elder999

    elder999 El Oso de Dios!

    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Messages:
    9,719
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    Trophy Points:
    263
    Location:
    Where the hills have eyes.,and it's HOT!
    Depends on how I'm dressed, and where I'm going.

    Most days, I carry a Kershaw Ken Leek-smooth edge, front pocket, dominant hand. It's DOE compliant (blade less than 3.5") and a useful work tool, most of the time. I also carry another just like clipped to my wallet, which I usually keep in an inside pocket on a jacket, but sometimes carry in a cargo pocket on my pants. This goes way back to my mugging, only then it was a pen: the intent is to act as though I'm handing over the wallet, but have the knife in my hand as well.There's also usually a Mont Blanc pen, especially if I'm going somewhere I can't carry a knife, like I'm flying.

    I don't really care for the steel quality of Kershaw's, but they're cheap-I usually trash them pretty well and replace them every coupla years.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  16. mook jong man

    mook jong man Senior Master

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,080
    Likes Received:
    261
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Matsudo , Japan
    I tend to favour a big machete , but on occasion will use whatever is lying around such as axes , chainsaws etc.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. kiai

    kiai Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I would love to carry a knife, simply to deter a mugger (common in my area), I wouldn't actually want to use it - but I'd be far too paranoid around police. Once again, the police doing yet another disservice to my safety and harmless way of life.
     
  18. lklawson

    lklawson Senior Master

    • Advisor
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,584
    Likes Received:
    798
    Trophy Points:
    263
    Location:
    Huber Heights, OH
    Unless it's illegal for you to carry a knife (or the knife you want to carry is illegal) then go ahead and carry it anyway. You will eventually become desensitized and you nerves will go away.

    IOW, it's not the cops fault that you feel nervous.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. kiai

    kiai Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Well, it is the cops' fault - because if I get found with it, they'll most likely sling me in prison or at least give me a record and ruin any chances of having a career.

    In the UK it is illegal to be carrying them; if that wasn't the case, I wouldn't be worrying about the cops in the first place :)
     
  20. lklawson

    lklawson Senior Master

    • Advisor
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,584
    Likes Received:
    798
    Trophy Points:
    263
    Location:
    Huber Heights, OH
    Then it's not the fault of the cops. Blame properly lies with first the Lawmakers and Politicians for enacting the laws and second with the Voters who put them there and then allowed (even encouraged) them to make said laws.

    Cops are the "Tail" end of the problem, not the "Tooth" end.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

can you carry a folding knife in a belt pouch in humboldt county

,

whats ur carry knife