How many knives do you typically carry?

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How many knives do you typically carry?

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How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby vivi » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:17 pm

The four pockets thread had some interesting replies. Thought I'd make a poll catering to the direction that discusion was going.

How many knives do you typically carry with you during the day?

Note, I'm asking knives not blades. So a dyad, leatherman wave or case stockman would each count as one.

My answer: 3 knives. I keep a Victorinox Classic on my keychain, carry a larger multitool of some sort, and either a one handed opening folder or a small fixed blade. Tonight, it's a Classic, Wave + and Manix XL DLC.
Current carry rotation:

Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Aqua Salt

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:25 pm

Usually 2 for me. One 3"-3.5" and something small like a Manbug, Cricket, McBee, or SAK Cadet. Occasionally I'll carry just a Dragonfly, Lil Native, or Urban
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby The Meat man » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Usually 2-3.

Leatherman plus Spyderco(s), or Victorinox.

I'm hesitant to count my Leatherman Wave because I use its blade exclusively for nasty, non-knife tasks like scraping and prying.

Right now I've got my Wave + Cru-Wear Delica.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby vivi » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:39 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Usually 2-3.

Leatherman plus Spyderco(s), or Victorinox.

I'm hesitant to count my Leatherman Wave because I use its blade exclusively for nasty, non-knife tasks like scraping and prying.

Right now I've got my Wave + Cru-Wear Delica.
That's what I do too. My FB or OH folder certainly gets used, but I try to keep it clean enough to use on food. I use the Leatherman to cut things I wouldn't want to come into contact with a food prep knife.
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Aqua Salt

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Monty » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:43 pm

Left front pocket karambit, right side IWB whatever knife I'm currently rotating through, right front bottom of pocket a friendly little dragonfly or SAK.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby JuPaul » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:52 pm

I voted one, then remembered the Vic Classic on my keychain. I never use the blade on that, though, so I don't really count it. I carry it for the scissors and tweezers mostly. I also keep a Rescue and a multitool in the center console of my car and an LMF2 in my trunk, because I'm paranoid. ;)
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:29 pm

1 spydie and 1 vic

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Tgmr05 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:44 pm

Typically carry one. I do have a leatherman wave and a gerber fixed blade in a backpack that rides in whatever vehicle I may be in, as well.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Albatross » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:52 pm

Sometimes I'll carry 1 folder in the right front and a Classic sd or Hiker in the watch pocket, but it's usually just the folder and no other blades.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Mushroom » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:59 pm

Typically 2, but sometimes 3. Exclusively Spyderco too, I don't carry anything else.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:59 pm

I would say about 90% of the time in my daily EDC regimen I carry two folders. I pretty much always have one full SE folder and one full PE folder.
Now I do rotate them periodically and go for folders with different edge types. There are some jobs that I go on where I know I'm going to be cutting a lot of rope>> then I'l take along one of my Combo Edge folders.

Unless I'm in an extremely restricted area like a courthouse or flying in an airplane then I go according to the restrictions.

There are times too when I'm hunting, fishing or taking a really long hike when I had a really nice fixed blade to my two main EDCs. I'm very tool oriented for the most part and very rarely do I leave home without cutting tools on me.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Mushroom wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Typically 2, but sometimes 3. Exclusively Spyderco too, I don't carry anything else.
Yeah I'm like this good brother most of the time I'm also exclusively a Spyderco user all the way. It's very rare in the past two years for me to carry anything other than Spyderco.

Unless I go into the woods then I take some of my bigger Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri blades or a big bowie.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby attila » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:07 pm

3 for me when I have keys on me, i.e. outside the house.

ZDP DF2 on the keys and two >3" blades are normal.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Ankerson » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:25 pm

Just one almost all of the time unless I need a fixed blade then I also carry a folder too.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby kerrcobra » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 pm

I'm one of the crazies that said 10 or more. I don't have any real reason for it either, I just happen to pick up different blades around my house throughout the day and then clip them into my pocket without removing whatever was in there, or if I leave the house, I'll usually bring a bag of some sort with me and it's almost always got at least 10 knives in it. However, when I ride now, I make a concerted effort to only have one knife on me...and that habit is starting to spill over into my daily life.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Tims » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 pm

Just the one

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Halfneck » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:43 pm

Most days just 1. I also have a Griffon pocket tool on my keyring along with a Leatherman Squirt.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:14 pm

usually three, but sometimes four...

i have a vic rambler in my wallet (mostly for the toothpick); a yojimbo 2, xhp manix 2 lw, or pe native salt (for edc uses/sd); and a se pacific salt in my waistband (in case i need se and/or end up at the beach). at work, a se df2 salt replaces the pacific and a cold steel tuff lite replaces the yo2/m2lw due to rules grounded in fear and a hatred of freedom. at home, i usually just carry my native salt. right now, i’m carrying the vic, pac salt, yo2, and an esee zancudo just because. every once in a while, i rotate any number of these out for other knives. the only constants are vic rambler, the pacific salt outside of work, and the df2 salt at work.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby tbdoc4kids » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:20 pm

Spyderco folder of the day plus a Victorinox director routinely. If working, I will also have a Leatherman tool and trauma shears. I keep a Swisskey on my keyring as well. Add a fixed blade if out in the field with the dogs.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:28 am

When not sleeping at night literally always a Spyderco (typically Endura, Stretch 1, Endela SE or Pac Salt SE).
When not at home most of the times a leatherman Micra or (more seldom) a LM Squirt on my keychain.
In my "work pack" or the fifth pocket a leatherman Juice S2 when working (more urban scenario)
In my pack when outdoors (which is on most days of a week) LM Rebar or LM Juice CS 4

Almost never use the actual knife blades on the LMs though
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