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Your iwb carry.

Postby Fright_Fox » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:26 pm

What spyderco do you iwb carry?

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby 5-by-5 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:48 pm

I wanna buy?

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby crazywednesday » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:50 pm

UKPK when I'm wearing light weight shorts with no pockets. Blade is a decent length and it's so lite.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby ladybug93 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:56 pm

pacific salt se black/dlc all day, every day. the rounded edges on the handle and light weight make it a perfect tool for this application.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:01 pm

Manix 2 LW for me
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Joey » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:59 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:56 pm
pacific salt se black/dlc all day, every day. the rounded edges on the handle and light weight make it a perfect tool for this application.
I have to agree with you, almost word for word! PE for me, however. I chose mine for iwb initially because of the rust proof material, but it stayed because of the ergonomics. I feel no knife is better for this application.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:05 am

Almost all of them...except for the little ones without a clip.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:06 am

crazywednesday wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:50 pm
UKPK when I'm wearing light weight shorts with no pockets. Blade is a decent length and it's so lite.

Yeah I do this in shorts a lot during the summer with the S110V UKPK.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby jezabel » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:56 am

As far as I'm concerned If it's tip down IWB is good to go... Millie's , Paras & my personal fav the Caly Jr of course!


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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Jazz » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:24 am

5-by-5 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:48 pm
I wanna buy?

Inside waistband.

I don’t. I think it’s a crazy way to carry. Real bad if the knife opens somehow.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Brock O Lee » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:12 am

What works for me in general to carry at 1 o’clock position:
- 3 inch or less blade length, if longer the handle becomes too long and uncomfortable
- deep carry clip
- lockback or similar lock with good self close
- relatively stainless
- thin, smooth handles, i.e. ti or smooth G10

I carry these often:
Spydiechef - on the long side but works rather well. Blade hides deep in handle so it feels safe enough.
Native 5 S110V - with Lynch deep carry clip
Native 5 Cruwear - with Lynch deep carry clip, stainless enough
UKPK S110V - very light and stainless
UKPK S30V - stainless enough
PITS - excellent
Ti Chaparral - probably the pick of the bunch for comfort.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby JuPaul » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 am

I really never carry iwb, but I often carry my dragonfly salt in that tiny key pocket in the waistband of my running shorts in the summer.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby The Meat man » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:21 am

I don't regularly carry IWB but when I do it's usually the Pacific Salt SE.

I only carry backlocks in waistband - never any detent based lock. I had a framelock open up on me while IWB once, thankfully I wasn't hurt. :eek:
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Mushroom » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:38 am

Depends what I'm doing. I have some hiking pants with angled pockets, and they just don't like holding onto knives. If I'm doing something and I don't trust the knife to stay in the bottom of my pocket, that's usually when I'll clip in inside the waistband.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby zuludelta » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:10 am

I always carry the Dragonfly 2 Salt SE (usually the leaf shape blade, but occasionally the hawkbill) in the waistband of my running shorts/running pants when I go trail-running. I've also carried the Native 5 Salt PE in its place on a number of occasions, but the combination of the Dragonfly 2 Salt's imperceptibly small footprint, negligible weight, and imperviousness to corrosion just make it the perfect "running knife" for me.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:50 am

If I bother to carry IWB, it’s not a knife.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Nate » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:04 am

I usually carry smaller back lock or slipit edcs with wire clips iwb. Typically around 9 o'clock (lefty).

I.e., UKPK, PITS, Chaparral, Urban, Pingo

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby VashHash » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:06 am

Been carrying this IWB lately. Seems the easiest and least obtrusive way to carry it. :D


Carrying it today but using an older photo.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Wartstein » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:40 am

IWB only if I really have to (running shorts without pockets or pants with "thin garment floppy pockets")

In my "urban" day to day life IWB does not work at all: Shirt untucked, fleece jacket, maybe down vest, often times hip bag: Knife really not accessible.

By far the most IWB carried is my Chap FRN: Specifically bought it as a light and slim folder that still has acceptable blade length (so longer blade than a DFly for me) to be carried IWB on shorter trail runs in running shorts. Works perfectly, and before you ask: NO, no rust problems whatsoever on the HXP blade.. ;)

Sometimes I carry my Pac Salt SE or Endela SE IWB instead of the Chap when trailrunning without a running pack / running vest
Top three going by pocket-time (update July 21):
- EDC: Stretch 1 in VG10, Tenacious LW in S35VN, Endela SE in VG10.
- Mountains/outdoors: Pac.Salt 1 SE in H1, Endura in VG10 (Micarta scales), Salt 2 SE in LC200N

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby carrot » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:14 am

I often carry a FRN knife IWB because it's light and easy, but I actually prefer smooth handles for comfort and a lockback for safety. Very often then that's the Endura SS or CaraCara2 SS. The Pacific Salt (not the 2) has a nice texture for IWB carry and is nice and lightweight as well.

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