How many blades to you normally carry?

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Postby sharpguitarist » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:17 pm

Hey guys,
It varies, but usually a large pe In my rfp, a small pe in my lfp, my se g10 Harpy in my lrp, a SAK Super Tinkerer on a dangler at the front of my lfp, and a full sized multitool in a belt pouch on my left side, plus a Ladybug Hawkbill in a sheath on my keys.
I also have backup blades and multitools in all my bags.
So, my answer is, a bunch.......ha!
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Postby Invective » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:36 pm

Two at a minimum, usually three. Main EDC clipped in RFP, smaller friendlier use knife loose in LFP and my Clipitool with Bottle Opener on my keys. I also keep a Skeletool CX in my backpack because when I have that I'm usually on my bike and in case I need a screwdriver or pliers I'll have that as well.

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Postby Kylems11 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Either my sage 3 or native 5. Plus a dragonfly 2 h1. And sometimes a boker kalashnikov 74 auto in a kydex around my kneck
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Postby spidey138 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:49 pm

2. Case amber bone jr scout and a larger locking blade.

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Postby wquiles » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:59 am

Always carry two. A main/larger blade (primary), and a smaller one (backup). The backup is also the one that comes out during normal office duties, since it is less "scary" to non-knife folks.

Primary is either a CF M390 Military or a SuperHawk. Backup is most often a ZDP-189 Dragonfly 2.
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Postby bh49 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:02 am

Depends on where I am.
At home only Native5
Around the house C83 Persian and Native5.
At work Caly3.5, Native5 and Kopa or Moki Glory.
Outside the same as above + Jester on key-chain.
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Postby rodloos » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:20 am

Usually around 5.

LFP - Ladybug Hawkbill Salt SE, along with a Fisher space pen and a Fenix AAA flashlight (E01 or E05 usually)
RFP - Dragonfly Salt PE, will sometimes swap out with a Delica
IWB - CF Caly 3.5
Right extra pocket - today it's a CF Chaparral 1, other days it's a cricket or other small knife
RRP - fluted Ti Native 5 today, other days it's a PM2 or Millie, Yojimbo 2 or other medium to large knife.
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Postby Ned » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:21 am

I usually cary a large folder ( Ti-Mili, SE Endura 4, Manix 2 Lw) in rfp, and always have a ZDP Manbug on my keys.
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Postby jalcon » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:32 am

I must REALLY be the odd man out here. I always carry one at a time, right hand front pocket. Sage 1 at the moment.

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Postby Evil D » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:57 am

jalcon wrote:I must REALLY be the odd man out here. I always carry one at a time, right hand front pocket. Sage 1 at the moment.
I started carrying a Ladybug on my keys because it's a very capable knife for those times when your EDC may be too big or inappropriate, or for when you forget your knife at home you always have an edge on your keys. The multi tool is just there by default and makes a good beater edge if I ever need one.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:59 am

It really depends on how I'm feeling....I almost always have 2 though. A small traditional folder. The GEC #15 is a great one. And then I will usually have a larger locking knife as well, which is often my Burch Midtech V1. But I will sometimes carry a small fixed too. Though I will sometimes carry the small fixed instead of the Burch.

Do I count the knife on my keys? I suppose...LB. Light and capable.

Though some days I am just feeling indecisive and will carry as many knives as I have pockets.
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Postby NoFair » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:58 am

If I'm carrying a folder it is a Spyderco and a Leatherman PS4 or P4. (Spydiewrench in my bag)

If I'm in the woods it's a Fiddleback forge custom and a Leatherman Wave.

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Postby xceptnl » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:51 pm

Currently 3 at a time work for me.

Finely edged slicer or SE in FL pocket
Robust edged beater in BR pocket
PE or SE LBK in watch-pocket

This is separate from the blade in my multitool (LR pocket)
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Postby Knivesinedc » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:07 pm

Mostly just 2. a Victorinox pioneer in the front left and my Endura BB in the front right. Sometimes I will carry my CS super edge if i'm going hiking or something. I also keep a leatherman Style CS on my keys, just in case.
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Postby SolidState » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:01 pm

jalcon wrote:I must REALLY be the odd man out here. I always carry one at a time, right hand front pocket. Sage 1 at the moment.
I'm right with you. It often surprises me to read about people carrying > 5 knives at once. I can't imagine a LEO searching me and finding more than one >2" knife and a keychain knife. I just don't care to have the explaining to do.
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Postby GoodEyeSniper » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:01 pm

Considering I often need knives for a wide variety of tasks throughout my day, including food prep, dirty work, cardboard cutting, detail work, very hard cutting, light prying, etc....

ONE

I generally find one knife is more than enough for all of that. The only difference is in if I need to do dirty work and food prep at the same time, one knife can be limiting :p

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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:22 pm

Typically at least 10.
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FRP: Nisjin Cricket PE, Manbug PE, Dragonfly PE
FLP: SS Cricket SE, byrd Flatbyrd CE
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Postby yablanowitz » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:17 pm

SolidState wrote:I'm right with you. It often surprises me to read about people carrying > 5 knives at once. I can't imagine a LEO searching me and finding more than one >2" knife and a keychain knife. I just don't care to have the explaining to do.
I can't imagine giving a LEO a reason to search me. None of the knives I carry are illegal, so I'm within my rights whether they like it or not. I've trashed eight edges before lunch at work, so I carry extras. That's what I love about living out here in the middle of nowhere. I don't need a reason to carry a knife or twenty. "Because I can" is good enough.
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Postby xceptnl » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:50 pm

yablanowitz wrote:...That's what I love about living out here in the middle of nowhere. I don't need a reason to carry a knife or twenty. "Because I can" is good enough.
I love this about my home. Well said!
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Postby Cameron » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:24 pm

RF either Manix 2 or Para-Military 2
LF either Victorinox Camper or Super Tinker

or

L Temperance 2
Bradley Folder 2 CPM M4
Military ​​​CTS XHP​ - CPM​ ​Cru​-​wear​
Para Military 2CTS​ XHP - CTS 204P
Manix 2 CTS XHP - CPM​ ​Cru​-​wear​ - CPM​ M4


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