Ha! I got a laugh out of that comment. Well, I'm certainly not wearing any of my knives out in a big hurry given how many I rotate between carrying. But as for the definition of EDC -- I don't think it means one knife that you carry all the time. But what the heck does it mean? There are no particular knife laws in these parts, but maybe for some people "EDC" could mean "compliant with local knife laws". But I think for most people it just means a knife that is not awkward or inconvenient for daily carry. Maybe for some people an EDC could be a big fixed blade in a belt sheath.
At the risk of sounding pedantic, couldn't every day carry mean every day of the week, month, or year, rather than the rest of your life?Smaug wrote: ↑Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:05 pmI have a lot of knives I bought because they're neat, not because they're particularly useful. Or rather, they WOULD be useful, if I didn't have so many knives.
I'm not a Richy-Rich or anything. Most of them are cheapies. I just bought my first knife approaching $200 a week ago.
I don't feel bad about it either. Some of them are heirlooms; like the tiny knife that is shaped like an Italian Gondola that my granddad brought back from Italy, back in the day.
Or the Victorinox Economy Recruit he brought each of his grandsons in the middle 80s.
Or Dad's hunting knife from when he was a lad. (it's too big for the squirrels I shoot!)
So I voted 10%.
What I find funny is how often we say 'EDC'. The term started out to mean an item that a person carries EVERY DAY. Not something that gets a rotation once in awhile.
My EDC is just my wallet and phone. Watches and knives and multi-tools rotate.
Maybe that's what it means now, but EDC USED to mean a select something that a person carried every day. If you're rotating, it isn't carried every day any more.Vivi wrote: ↑Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:48 amAt the risk of sounding pedantic, couldn't every day carry mean every day of the week, month, or year, rather than the rest of your life?
Most knives in my EDC rotation have had the distinction of being with me 365 days out of at least one year since I purchased them. I can say that about my Pacific Salt, Police, Tasman Salt, Micra, Vic Farmer and a few others.