How many knives do you typically carry?

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How many knives do you typically carry?

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41
33%
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50
40%
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24
19%
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2
2%
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4%
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10 or more
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2%
 
Total votes: 125

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby yablanowitz » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:55 am

Has anyone else noticed their posts vanishing?

I generally carry about a dozen, plus a few multi-tools that also have blades.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby jpm2 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:05 am

Since the mid 90's, two - a medium stockman and a pocket clipped locking ~3 incher, all non stainless, always.
Before then, just a medium stockman.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby zuludelta » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:15 pm

I usually have 2 knives on me if I'm not at work (I voted for the "2" option in the poll): A Spyder Edge Manbug on my keychain for "convenience cutting" tasks and a small or mid-size folder—usually something in the 2.75" to 3" blade range like a Native 5, Delica 4, UKPK, Yojimbo 2, Introvert, Karahawk, Chaparral, etc.—for when a little extra reach and cutting length is needed. Depending on what I need to do on a particular day, however, sometimes I will replace the mid-size folder with a compact fixed blade like the Enuff or Ronin 2 or one of my small non-Spyderco fixed-blades.

When I need to go ultra-minimalist such as when trail running, I carry one knife clipped IWB, almost always a Dragonfly 2 of some sort, or occasionally a Li'l Native.

At work, I carry three knives: the aforementioned Manbug (my most carried knife, now that I think about it, since I always have my keys with me), a 3" work knife (a Native 5 LW, Delica 4, Salt 2, Alcyone, or Tasman Salt 2), and the knife on my Leatherman Wave or Skeletool. I carry a Leatherman mostly for the pliers, wirecutters and screwdriver—I only ever use the multi-tool knife if I'm, say, cutting something against concrete or steel and don't want to risk chipping my Spyderco :D

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby jasonstone20 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:15 pm

Up until two days ago, I was carrying eight knives, as I was comparing different small fixed blades for edc made by custom knife makers. I put three of them away, so I could focus on one at a time, comparing them to my production blades I carry. It is hard to compare more than 2 or 3 knives at the time.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby acer » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:28 am

One Spyderco folder, and one small keychain size approx multi tool ie victorinox small tinker or leathermam squirt PS4 , on typical day.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby kodai78 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:53 am

I always have 2. Roadie on my keychain and a folder right front pocket. Other keychain (2nd car) has a Leatherman mini tool on it. Chores around the house it’s the folder and a Leatherman either an old style Wave or a Skeletool with the upgraded blade steel.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Cambertree » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:06 pm

At work, generally one. Usually the HAP40 Wharncliffe Delica. Sometimes the K390 Urban or ZDP189 Dragonfly. But generally those three are the ones I choose from.

Around the house and yard, usually three. A small traditional slipjoint or SAK, and usually a smaller Spyderco and a larger one.

Depending on what I'm doing, one of the Spydies will be often be SE. And one of the Spydies will usually be tool steel and the other stainless.

If I'm out in the bush, then usually a larger size Spydie like the Police 4 or my Lefty Millie, a fixed blade and a small slipjoint/SAK.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby bearrowland » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:30 pm

That covers it Dazen 😊 !!
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby bearrowland » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:31 pm

It's a relatively new habit, but I've started packing a public loaner knife too. It's usually a Vic or an Opinel No 4 or 5.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Naperville » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:44 pm

It depends on what the mission is...

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby marty_bill_ » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:04 pm

1-2 and a gun. Voted 2. Not usually more than that though.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Blades » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:32 pm

Ummm, 5(Spyderco Military and Pacific, Emerson CQC-12, a Wilmont Knives K25, and a wee little 2 bladed fake ivory-handled knife that rides in my jeans watch pocket-- very sheeple friendly. I didn't count my Leatherman Crunch). I didn't pick the name "Blades"; it was given to me in 1994 by my Air Force buddies because back then I carried 2 knives(Endura and Delica). :)

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Tucson Tom » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:27 pm

I feel ashamed to admit that one is my normal routine. I'm not sure if I've ever carried two.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby anycal » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:09 am

One person, without a backpack, just one. If I ever have two folders on me, one IWB, the other in one of the pockets.
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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Filoso- » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:19 am

I usually carry a Spydie and a SAK. In summer just a Spydie to keep it light...

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby jousmit19 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:59 am

2, victorinox classic & Byrd meadowlark 2 ss combo edge

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby jpm2 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:43 am

There's something wrong here, for once I'm with the majority.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby PineyBoy » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:12 pm

One at a time.

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby Enactive » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:33 pm

yablanowitz wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:55 am
Has anyone else noticed their posts vanishing?

I generally carry about a dozen, plus a few multi-tools that also have blades.
Or were you posting in this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=85504

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Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Postby yablanowitz » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:49 pm

No, when I voted in the poll I posted in this thread that I usually carry about a dozen, and that was back on page one. When I came back to this thread a day or two later, I didn't find that post. It has happened a couple of other times as well.


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