Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby kbuzbee » Sun May 07, 2017 6:38 am

Yep. Jester. File it under "I'd rather have it and not need it than..."

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Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Mon May 08, 2017 8:26 am

Ken, how do you keep the folder in that little sheath without it slipping out? It uses tension retension or something?

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Postby kbuzbee » Mon May 08, 2017 9:38 am

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:Ken, how do you keep the folder in that little sheath without it slipping out? It uses tension retension or something?
Exactly. It was custom molded for a Ladybug but fits the Jester just fine too. It needs a little twist to remove it but it's nice and secure. Tension is just about perfect.

IIRC it came from CountryComm(?) Maybe?

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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby The Deacon » Tue May 09, 2017 3:22 am

I've had a burgundy Micarta Jester on my key ring for nearly 14 years. When I was working it got used almost daily, to cut slits in the lid of my morning coffee as it was the easiest knife to access while sitting in the car. Now, mostly out of force of habit, as I do almost all my coffee drinking at home, so it rarely gets used.
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Postby remnar » Tue May 09, 2017 9:52 am

The Deacon wrote:I've had a burgundy Micarta Jester on my key ring for nearly 14 years. When I was working it got used almost daily, to cut slits in the lid of my morning coffee as it was the easiest knife to access while sitting in the car. Now, mostly out of force of habit, as I do almost all my coffee drinking at home, so it rarely gets used.
This is also one of my most common uses for my keychain knife. Most vent holes in those plastic lids are inadequate. I've done this in some places, like the middle of a busy mall, where I probably shouldn't pull out a PM2 or other large knife. Hot beverage lid modification can be done very discretely with a small keychain knife. :) :spyder:

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue May 09, 2017 4:25 pm

I have a few ladybugs that I swap out every once in a while. This pic is from yesterday.

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Postby murphjd25 » Tue May 09, 2017 9:05 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:I have a few ladybugs that I swap out every once in a while. This pic is from yesterday.

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue May 09, 2017 9:09 pm

Great minds n such :)
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Postby TomAiello » Wed May 10, 2017 9:17 am

kbuzbee wrote:
SpyderEdgeForever wrote:Ken, how do you keep the folder in that little sheath without it slipping out? It uses tension retension or something?
Exactly. It was custom molded for a Ladybug but fits the Jester just fine too. It needs a little twist to remove it but it's nice and secure. Tension is just about perfect.

IIRC it came from CountryComm(?) Maybe?

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I have a very similar one, and it's super secure. I've never had the knife come out.

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Postby Doc Dan » Wed May 10, 2017 10:19 am

Anyone know who makes one of these for a Manbug?
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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby Donut » Wed May 10, 2017 7:24 pm

I carry a Baby Goddard factory second on my keys. I love that thing.

I don't think there are enough linerless, micarta, ladybug sized knives. :)

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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby Brock O Lee » Tue May 16, 2017 1:28 am

I like my keychains lean and mean, so no lights, lighters, pill fobs, lanyards, beads, pry bars etc etc. I do like a small removable knife, and the Vic Rambler is my favourite. I am currently experimenting with a Leatherman Micra, but its much heavier and I miss the toothpick.
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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby Evil D » Tue May 16, 2017 6:35 am

I've been thinking about trying out the Dragonfly as a keychain knife. It's a bit bigger obviously but if I can tolerate it in my pocket the trade off will be a much more usable knife when I need it. I really hate how thick and chunky modern car keys are. I've even tried some locksmiths to make all metal keys for my cars but I didn't like the options. If I could get the two car keys I carry in all metal it would really free up a lot of space and bulk off my keys.
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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby Bloke » Tue May 16, 2017 6:50 am

Doc Dan wrote:Anyone know who makes one of these for a Manbug?
Doc, l just had a look on eBay AU. There are three sellers and all three are US based. :)
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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue May 16, 2017 10:52 am

I think this is the honeybee. Other than that I have a copper peanut lighter, copper aaa flashlight, tweezers and a few keys.

I use the flashlight all the time, the tweezers on occasion (but love having them when I need them) and rarely use the knife or the lighter. I have played with carrying tons of different things on my keys and this is what I have settled on. This hasn't changed in quite a while. I did carry a Ladybug on my keys for a while but the honeybee is much less bulky. I could live without the knife or the lighter but would rather not take the flashlight off and would never take the tweezers off. Man, having tweezers when you need them is priceless. I get a lot of splinters.

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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby OakTree » Tue May 16, 2017 2:07 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:I could live without the knife or the lighter but would rather not take the flashlight off and would never take the tweezers off. Man, having tweezers when you need them is priceless. I get a lot of splinters.
Which tweezers are those?

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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby Evil D » Tue May 16, 2017 2:19 pm

Ha, I got my gal those tweezers because like most girls she's always plucking at her eyebrows but she said they aren't "sharp enough". She prefers the little ones that come with SAK's.
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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue May 16, 2017 3:10 pm

They seem acute enough for me. I have used them a bunch but not for plucking my eyebrows. :) They work well for splinters.

Oak tree, I got these at CountyComm where I got the light and the lighter but I don't think that these tweezers are exclusive to them. I believe you can buy them many places. I saw some just like them at a surplus store. They are smaller than a key and after a few years they haven't ever once fallen off.
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Re: Does anyone actually carry a knife on their keys?

Postby Bloke » Tue May 16, 2017 7:12 pm

OakTree wrote:Which tweezers are those?
They look like Uncle Mike's.

I bought a few and handed them around.

They're pressed so they aren't too sharp when you buy them but if you clean up the points with a fine stone they make a handy little splinter tweezer. :)
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