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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby SAF-1 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:26 pm

And plz, whatever you plan on carrying ?? Practice and make sure you can deploy it !!

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Surfingringo » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:49 am

And even more important, practice and make sure you know WHEN to deploy it...and when NOT to.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby crazywednesday » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 pm

Jazz wrote:
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.
I take it you dont have shorts without pockets.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Jazz » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:20 pm

crazywednesday wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 pm
I take it you dont have shorts without pockets.

No, because I like to carry knives, and other things.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Notsurewhy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:41 pm

crazywednesday wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 pm
Jazz wrote:
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.
I take it you dont have shorts without pockets.
Not trying to be rude, but why would you buy shorts without pockets? Where do you keep your wallet/id, Phone, keys, etc? All in you waistband?

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Wartstein » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:55 pm

Notsurewhy wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:41 pm
crazywednesday wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 pm
Jazz wrote:
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.
I take it you dont have shorts without pockets.
Not trying to be rude, but why would you buy shorts without pockets? Where do you keep your wallet/id, Phone, keys, etc? All in you waistband?

I think we're mostly talking running shorts here. They often don't have and don't need real pockets (or just a small key pocket).
I do a lot of trail running, and would absolutely not want to have wallet, phone.. in my pockets anyway when doing so.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Bloke » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:55 pm
I do a lot of trail running
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Postby The Meat man » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:06 pm

Ha ha! :D
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:15 am

Bloke wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:55 pm
I do a lot of trail running
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:p :p :p
Well, the "loose weight" aspect of running didn´t work out for me... ;)
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby The Deacon » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:01 am

None, ever. The only thing I occasionally carry IWB is a handgun and most days even that goes in a pocket.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby crazywednesday » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:48 pm

Bloke wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:55 pm
I do a lot of trail running
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Hey! I think you used my likeness without expressed consent. :D
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Monty » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:41 pm

Backlocks only and now only backlocks with an adjustable pivot. Have one older Spydie that's worn to the point it inertia opens really easily and can't be tightened.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:26 pm

40mm wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Well after the shortest failed attempt to live strictly with a Delica, I'm back with old faithful...a Dragonfly in H1 with a serrated edge. I carry the D'fly IWB for a few different reasons like being discreet at work, or while running so it isn't bouncing around attached my shorts pocket. The size of this knife is fine in waistband for me and I have often thought I lost it only to check my pants from the day before and there it is clipped under the belt. This was also a reason why the Delica didn't work for me. Handle was waaaayyy too long for IWB carry. Echoing others, I would ONLY carry a lockback knife this way due to their nature of wanting to stay closed.

If the usable cutting edge of the DFly is long enough for you: Then it´s certainly by far the very best choice for a small IWB -carry!
(Except in theory TOO short knives tend to work themselves loose and get lost when carried IWB a bit easier than longer ones - but never happened to me).

If you are like me and want more edge in a not much larger closed package (just a bit longer, but probably even slimmer) for IWB:
Go Chap FRN. Sure it´s a lot "heavier" and clearly less corrosion resistant than the H1 DFly, but for me it works perfectly well as a small IWB (running-) folder. Unfortunately NO SE version (Serrations in that thin (thinner than a DFly) ffg blade would be amazing)

For comparsion:
Closed length / edge (not blade!) length DFly: 3.32 / 1.875
Closed length / edge (not blade!) length Chap: 3.60 / 2.35
Closed lengh/ edge (not blade!) length Delica: 4.25 / 2.563
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:19 pm

The only time I carry a knife IWB is swimming, cycling, or other activity when I don’t have pockets, in which case I’m wearing a Salt; or if I’m in a place that demands more discretion than a visible pocket clip. That second situation is rare, since I won’t often visit or spend my money someplace that bans freedom. A cancer that is spreading I’m afraid.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Terp61 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:24 pm

No knife IWB. My 9mm goes IWB.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Marko » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:36 pm

I’ve been carrying IWB for about as long as I have been using folding knives, about 25yrs... It’s a perfectly acceptable and safe way to carry. I have an active lifestyle so I rotate between a Pacific Salt and Native Salt for IWB.

Yes, if you live in warmer climates, IWB carry does contribute to corrosion.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:41 pm

Marko wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:36 pm
I’ve been carrying IWB for about as long as I have been using folding knives, about 25yrs... It’s a perfectly acceptable and safe way to carry. I have an active lifestyle so I rotate between a Pacific Salt and Native Salt for IWB.

Yes, if you live in warmer climates, IWB carry does contribute to corrosion.
I am with you, it´s perfectly acceptable and (at least with lockbacks) perfectly safe...

Only thing: If you live in colder climates, and often times wear untucked Shirt plus Jacket plus vest plus maybe a hip bag / fanny bag (in Europe more positively seen then in the US.. ;) ), the knife gets very hard to access when carried IWB
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Marko » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:13 am

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:41 pm
Marko wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:36 pm
I’ve been carrying IWB for about as long as I have been using folding knives, about 25yrs... It’s a perfectly acceptable and safe way to carry. I have an active lifestyle so I rotate between a Pacific Salt and Native Salt for IWB.

Yes, if you live in warmer climates, IWB carry does contribute to corrosion.
I am with you, it´s perfectly acceptable and (at least with lockbacks) perfectly safe...

Only thing: If you live in colder climates, and often times wear untucked Shirt plus Jacket plus vest plus maybe a hip bag / fanny bag (in Europe more positively seen then in the US.. ;) ), the knife gets very hard to access when carried IWB

Absolutely! I would also add that situation dictates the location you carry on your body. In gym/fitness clothes/boardshorts IWB is almost a must. Access is always going to be different depending where you carry. Backlocks are safest but I haven’t had any issues with framelocks, liner locks or comp locks but that comes down to knowing your equipment or knife.

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Re: Your iwb carry.

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:14 am

I carry pretty much all of my spydies IWB, except for my Ladybug which is connected to a victorinox classic SD that fit perfectly in my watch pocket.
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Re: Your iwb carry.

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