How often do you carry a fixed blade?

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How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Never, by choice
6
8%
Never, due to laws
2
3%
Never, due to how I expect others to react to one
1
1%
Rarely, only when camping / hiking / boating etc.
31
42%
Sometimes, but only on the weekends
4
5%
Sometimes, off and on during the week depending on my needs each day
13
18%
Every day, outside of work
5
7%
Every day, including at work.
12
16%
 
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How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby vivi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:58 pm

Title.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:01 pm

I'm a weekend warrior, what can I say.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:27 pm

I’d like to vote: never but I’d like to. Legally I’m allowed, don’t care how people react, just haven’t found the right knife.

I’d like to see something with a smaller sheath, 3 inch blade.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby PanChango » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:30 pm

The only fixed blades I use regularly are in the kitchen.

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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby anycal » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 pm

Camping. Or at home, when I am honing my fixed blade camping skills.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby Skidoosh » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:44 pm

I usually keep mine in a drawer at home. Strangely I find I use my fixed blades more often - especially my Southfork. However, its really awkward to belt carry that knife.

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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby Mushroom » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:51 pm

I voted rarely. I can't justify carrying a fixed blade over a folder for my daily needs but will usually bring one with me while camping or backpacking.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby dogrunner » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:56 pm

Every day, when doing morning chores and when I get home after work, and all day on weekends. In addition to at least 1 folder.

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Postby Tucson Tom » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 pm

I need to carry a fixed knife more. My most commonly carried fixed blade is the street bowie, which I carry whenever I am biking (either mountain biking or riding on "the loop" here in Tucson) or when I am on a hike. It is rare for me to carry a fixed blade to the mall or grocery store, but it is not all that hard to conceal a fixed blade -- and it is legal to carry a fixed blade concealed in in Arizona if you are over 21.

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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby dsvirsky » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:36 pm

Always a neck knife, sometimes a belt knife instead of a folder. People around here either don't notice or don't care and VA law allows concealed carry of fixed blades.
I voted every day including work because I wore a HAK under my shirt at work, until I retired last year.

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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby The Meat man » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:40 pm

Not often, usually only when camping or hiking.

I'm going to get some handles and a sheath for my PD#1 Mule soon though, and when I do I think I'll give it a try as an EDC.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby TomAiello » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:46 pm

I carry a fixed blade pretty much every day from about October to April, and maybe a little less than half the time the rest of the year.

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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby Pelagic » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:50 pm

I absolutely love fixed blades in use, but folders are much more practical in most facets of life. I just can't always carry a fixed blade. I probably could walk into the bank with a bowie knife on my hip, but would get a feeling like someone may get weirded out. In contrast, I could have a Tatanka in my pocket and I highly doubt anyone would think twice about it.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby vivi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:18 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 pm
I need to carry a fixed knife more. My most commonly carried fixed blade is the street bowie, which I carry whenever I am biking (either mountain biking or riding on "the loop" here in Tucson) or when I am on a hike. It is rare for me to carry a fixed blade to the mall or grocery store, but it is not all that hard to conceal a fixed blade -- and it is legal to carry a fixed blade concealed in in Arizona if you are over 21.
I'd have one of those on my belt right now if the mail was on time. Last two knife orders have been at least a week late. Not ordering any more until late January to early February.

I used to own one. Had it strapped to my bike frame on my first two bicycle tours in fact. Packs a lot of blade into a really light package.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby legOFwhat? » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:32 pm

Sometimes off and on and mainly around the office or yard work at home. I've been carrying my PD#1 mule and it's about perfect for me size wise. During slow periods at work I use it to practice stroping and sharpening, getting a better understanding what's going on at the edge.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby Tucson Tom » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:34 pm

The street bowie is just an amazingly light little big blade. My only complaint is that it does come with a pretty awful factory edge. And I think it needs to be reprofiled. I now have some good sized diamond bench stones and intend to tackle that. I am pretty sure it comes 40 inclusive or perhaps more obtuse.

I never even notice it once I have it on my belt (which is often just some 1 inch webbing tied with a knot -- great for comfort when hiking or active).

I need to start carrying the Junction, just for fun.

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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby Extra330SC » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:55 pm

I've been acquiring more EDC sized fixed blades for horizontal carry the last few months. I usually use them 3-4 days a week even when carrying a folder.


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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby kernelpanic » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:50 am

I only carry a fixed blade when out practicing bushcraft/survival in the woods. And even then it is in my rucksack until needed. The laws in the UK are very restrictive, but more importantly the perception of knives is not good here. So I try not to have it out on show and only use if needed and when no other public is near by. This avoids the likely chance to someone screaming "knife nut" and phoning the police with my description and location.
Ive also found that the many bushcraft type task I can achieve with a small Victorinox Saw (non locking) and a small lock knife like the Delica or Fallkniven TK4 (been using both for years and cant settle on which one I prefer)
I have very few fixed blade knives now, I have an Alan Wood made Woodlore Profile in 12c27 and a Woodlore Pro in O1. Both get heavy use when out in the woods but find myself taking them less and less often.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby The Deacon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:44 am

The only fixed blades I use on a regular basis are my Kitchen Sharps, which rarely need to be carried more than a few feet. Do occasionally use a Moran Drop Point for opening boxes but, again, no need to "carry" it. Truth is, the only fixed blade I've "carried" since I moved to SC is a machete, and that only on my own property in my ongoing war on Kudzu.

Just don't find carrying a FB as convenient as carrying a folder. I've never been one to worry much about what others think, as long as I know I'm not breaking any laws. Back in NY use to practice with a Katana on the lawn behind my apartment and down here I've "cut stuff" in public with an OTF auto more than once.
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Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Postby Tims » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:54 am

I voted never, due to how I expect others to react.

If it was legal and socially acceptable here, I might carry a fixed blade 100% of the time.


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