Evil D wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:34 am
I'm always surprised at people having issues with pocket space. What else are you folks carrying in your knife pocket? I rarely carry anything else in that picket so my knife can have as much room as it needs, especially if it means the knife will in turn be more comfortable in my hand when I'm using it. I say bring on the 3D contoured pocket bricks and enjoy the ergonomics when in use and leave the knife pocket as only a knife pocket. I'd rather sacrifice a pocket and gain ergonomics than carry a knife just for the sake of it fitting in my pocket better only to find that it sucks to use. But, I guess there is no wrong answer here, my priorities are just different and I prefer hand/use comfort over pocket comfort. If I had it my way every handle would be like the D'Allara 2, whether it's FRN or G10.
I always carry a large phone in my right front pocket.
I usually wear pants / shorts with pockets like this, which is where I clip my folders:
Or I'll clip them to a cargo pocket.
Or, particularly when I'm being active or wearing running shorts, I clip them to my waistband.
It's very rare that I clip them to my RFP, but if I do and I need to grab my phone, I slide my hand in behind the knife, not to the side of it. I have no issues retrieving my large phone with a Manix XL clipped to the same pocket.
With all these different options for carry, to me it feels like people are going out of their way to make this an issue. You can clip a knife IWB, to a cargo pocket, to your back pocket, etc. You can clip a phone case to your waist band or slip it in a cargo pocket. There's no reason you must carry both in the same pocket IMO.
A lot of days I carry a multitool, fixed blade and folder, large flashlight, plus my phone. None of them interfere with each other. Figuring out how to carry just two of those things without them getting in the way isn't very difficult IMO.