Do you care about deep carry?

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Do you care about deep carry pocket clips?

Yes, because I want to try to hide my knives from view
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31%
Yes, because I find them more comfortable in the pocket with deep carry clips
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16%
No, I don't care if it's 1/8" or 1" sticking out of my pocket
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36%
Other (explain in post)
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16%
 
Total votes: 116

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby wrdwrght » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:52 pm

I don’t ordinarily care, but my knives do dive deep when I’m in the likes of Boston or Toronto. These diving knives are helped by being smaller than my typical carry. Chap to Boston, Urban to Toronto.
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby timlara » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:13 pm

I chose "other" as I really don't care with regard to how much of the knife sticks out of the pocket, but I do care about the ergonomics, such as the placement of the clip and how high the clip protrudes from the knife scale, both of which can make a big difference in how comfortable the knife is to grip.

What bothers me more than deep/shallow carry is when the placement of the lanyard hole seems to have affected the decision of where to attach the clip, which can cause problems both aesthetically and functionally. I don't personally ever use lanyards, so I much prefer when the lanyard hole is either part of the clip, or better yet, if it is integrated into the back spacer / standoff so that it doesn't really affect the handle surface of the knife at all.
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby kodai78 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:15 pm

I don’t carry a big folder PM2, Millie, Manix when traveling and in my state the larger knives are legal carry. I prefer a deep carry clip to stock on my PM2 because it’s more comfortable when using the knife. Mostly I don’t care. I carry the larger knives right rear pocket because then I don’t catch the clips, wire, spoon deep or shallow on stuff. Not worried about concealment but I don’t need a knife at work. I’m a nurse and I use bandage scissors. Kept sharp on the Sharpmaker!
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:26 pm

Deep carry for comfort
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby dsvirsky » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:05 pm

Don't care. Weapons are concealed, knives are not. My collection includes some very nice traditional folders for when I'm dressed up.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby BIGSTRETCH » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:36 pm

I greatly prefer deep carry as long as it doesn't hurt handle ergos. I don't like to advertise that there is anything of great value on me.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Bloke » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:41 pm

I voted No.

If I’m worried about people seeing my knife I wrap it in a football sock and put the lot down the front in my undies. ;)

This works very well at concealing the knife and if I’m wearing tight jeans, girls often ask me out on a date. :)
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Lee48 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:48 pm

New guy here. Actually, I've been around for years but never registered.

Anyway...I personally don't like deep carry clips. I like a good sized chunk of the knife peeking out of my pocket so I can get a good grip on it when I want to take it out. When the knife is deep inside my pocket, I end up having to push up on the clip to get it up high enough to get a hold on it and that's sometimes a PITA especially when carrying a Spyderco with the wire clip. They have a tendency to flex.

One other issue: my state just recently legalized owning, possessing and carrying automatic knives and I've taken advantage of this by buying several autos. The only fly in the ointment is that the new legislation makes it illegal to carry an auto knife concealed. Now that's kind of a trick when you consider folding knives are designed to be carried in your pocket to begin with and I don't believe our esteemed legislators took it into consideration. Or the fact that people wear coats in the winter, rain gear when it rains and some people like their shirttails untucked. I don't want to be on the wrong side of the law but it could inadvertently happen when so many knives are now designed with clips meant for deep concealment.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Baron Mind » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:54 pm

I mainly care about in hand ergonomics.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby sonoma » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:42 pm

Other.I carry a lot of stuff in my front pockets and deep carry just adds to the bulk.It is easier for me to remove items from my pocket if I am not deep carrying.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby anycal » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:25 pm

I work in an office/shop, but it is casual - jeans. Out of about 100, there are 5 of us who have a knife clipped in pocket. So it is not very common.

For work, I use deep carry - UKPK, Caly 3, Mantra. I realize that I am not disguising a knife from someone who knows. That's not the point. The point is discretion. One brings lot less attention to the pocket than the other. And sometimes, I just can't be without a PM2.


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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Daveho » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:27 pm

Bloke wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:41 pm
I voted No.

If I’m worried about people seeing my knife I wrap it in a football sock and put the lot down the front in my undies. ;)

This works very well at concealing the knife and if I’m wearing tight jeans, girls often ask me out on a date. :)
I find when I wear my pink Ruggers in this configuration guys ask me out.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby brainfriction » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:44 pm

Deep carry for me. Knives are just tools, but some folks think otherwise so I'd rather be discrete about carrying my edc knives in public.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:01 pm

This about sums up what i think! I prefer discretion and can't stand polished/shiny clips. I'm not a blingy person. I won't buy a truck with chrome accents/wheels/grills. Just not my thing.
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:09 pm

Honestly...Para 3 for example, why wouldn't you prefer the deep carry on the left to the stock clip on the right? Other than spending more money. Still easily accessible and pulls out of the pocket no problem.

I'm not trying to start an argument, just curious as to why individuals would prefer the shallow carry with the polished clip over the stonewashed/titanium colored clips.
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby kvdo » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:23 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Honestly...Para 3 for example, why wouldn't you prefer the deep carry on the left to the stock clip on the right? Other than spending more money. Still easily accessible and pulls out of the pocket no problem.

I'm not trying to start an argument, just curious as to why individuals would prefer the shallow carry with the polished clip over the stonewashed/titanium colored clips.
I think most people would go deep carry any day. The real question is whether or not they're willing to accept the compromise that deep carry may result in, depending on the knife. More difficult to extract from the pocket, changed in-hand feel, etc.

It seems like those who dislike deep carry feel that way because another aspect of the knife's usage is diminished. It's all about what balance of attributes are best suited for an individual's needs.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby The Meat man » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:57 pm

I voted "Don't care".

There are pros and cons to each side. I prefer having at least some knife sticking out of my pocket. At work I often wear gloves (including welding gloves) and having that little bit of extra knife to grab hold of helps. Not much, but some.

Where I live, I could walk into public buildings/areas with a 12" Kabar on my belt and nobody would bat an eye, let alone freak out, so hiding a knife is not a concern for me.

As far as the clip finish, yes I very much prefer a subdued stonewash type finish to the shiny polished clip. However it's not a big deal to me, and most of my clips get worn down soon enough anyway.
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Vivi » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:18 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Honestly...Para 3 for example, why wouldn't you prefer the deep carry on the left to the stock clip on the right? Other than spending more money. Still easily accessible and pulls out of the pocket no problem.
I find drawing a deep carry knife is more difficult than I'd like carrying IWB. RFP, not as big of a deal, but it's very rare I carry a folder there. Side pocket or IWB for me.

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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Mattysc42 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 pm

I don’t like pocket clips, so either way works.
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Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:43 pm

Bloke wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:41 pm
If I’m worried about people seeing my knife I wrap it in a football sock and put the lot down the front in my undies. ;)

This works very well at concealing the knife and if I’m wearing tight jeans, girls often ask me out on a date. :)
I bet Mrs. Bloke loves that! :D
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