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Jan 29, 2012, 08:49 AM
 
Do you carry a knife? I mean, I'm not talking about a Swiss Army type knife, although I like those. I'm referring to something larger. I think I'd like to start carrying one. Just cuz - hopefully I'd never have to use it for anything other than utilitarian purposes.

I'd carry a gun, but I live in a state that doesn't recognize my Constitutional right to do such a thing.

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Jan 29, 2012, 08:52 AM
 
I don't NEED to carry either
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Jan 29, 2012, 09:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by iMac newbie 2011 View Post
I don't NEED to carry either
Not sure how you'd know that.

I carry a knife everywhere. It's a great tool.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 09:18 AM
 
So. . . what do you carry, dawg?

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Jan 29, 2012, 09:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
So. . . what do you carry, dawg?
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Jan 29, 2012, 10:13 AM
 
I often carry this one or close enough. It has a built in clip, which makes it easy to clip to a belt or a pants pocket with the knife inside.

     
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Jan 29, 2012, 10:30 AM
 
I carry a leatherman expanse e33t. Leatherman knives: e33T/e33Tx

Blade, screwdrivers, bottle opener. Nothing too gimicky and still relatively compact to carry.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 12:32 PM
 
No. There is no need, and, personally, if you live in an urban area, don't need one for work purposes, and just feel that you'd like to carry a gun or knife because it makes you feel good, then you should probably:

1) Move your dumb ass to a nice neighbourhood;
2) Get a job doing legal shit; or
3) Stop being a loser with narcissistic heroic dreams.

That's my take.
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Jan 29, 2012, 12:42 PM
 
Given the apparent skill of most in the retail legal profession, #2 is probably easy enough.

But another member said it earlier -- knives are tools as well. I use mine routinely to open boxes or packaging and to cut up snacks or foods if I'm out at a park or in the woods without proper utensils.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 12:55 PM
 
Those flashy knives seem marketed to those who want to show off their knife-lifestyle. I'd rather carry a sharpened toothbrush.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 01:02 PM
 
When I had a job where I was often opening boxes, I always had a knife on me. Since then, I've rarely had need of a knife when one wasn't available where I was.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 02:20 PM
 
If you carry a knife, either its a tool or you are.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
When I had a job where I was often opening boxes, I always had a knife on me. Since then, I've rarely had need of a knife when one wasn't available where I was.
So did I.

Work even issued one to me:

With some of these:


'Tis an awesome tool.

I got to keep it when I left.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 04:22 PM
 
I've been carrying one that was given to me by a friend for a month now, and I'm constantly using it for a variety of everyday purposes. Knives are just another tool that have been misused by violent types for as long as they've existed, but they're incredibly useful.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 05:24 PM
 
I carry this SOG and this Gerber but only at work.

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Jan 29, 2012, 05:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Do you carry a knife? I mean, I'm not talking about a Swiss Army type knife, although I like those. I'm referring to something larger. I think I'd like to start carrying one. Just cuz - hopefully I'd never have to use it for anything other than utilitarian purposes.

I'd carry a gun, but I live in a state that doesn't recognize my Constitutional right to do such a thing.
Only when I travel out in the back country. Never felt the need in the city.
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Jan 29, 2012, 05:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
No. There is no need, and, personally, if you live in an urban area, don't need one for work purposes, and just feel that you'd like to carry a gun or knife because it makes you feel good, then you should probably:

1) Move your dumb ass to a nice neighbourhood;
2) Get a job doing legal shit; or
3) Stop being a loser with narcissistic heroic dreams.

That's my take.
Mine is the same, but is it just me, or is it usually guys that are gun and knife nuts?
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 06:03 PM
 
box cutter at work,

SOG powerlock and XD9 supcompact in the woods, but I can carry anywhere
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 06:45 PM
 
I always have a knife in my car, but more for practical purposes rather than defense. Unless I'm in an epic car chase where I'm required to hang out my window while driving and knife a baddie.

Even if I wanted to carry a gun, I feel that there are good reasons to carry a knife over a gun on your persons besides simply self-defense. A gun is pretty much a single-use tool, but a knife can come in handy in a variety of situations.
     
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Jan 29, 2012, 07:13 PM
 
When ever im in the back country or just out in the woods I usually have bear spray, knife and rifles/shotguns with me. Because the knife and bear spray is attached to my belt and im to lazy to take it off I some times get looks when I go into a 7-Eleven or a gas station to get supplies lol well at least while still in the city
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Jan 29, 2012, 07:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I always have a knife in my car, but more for practical purposes rather than defense.
These are nice for the glove compartment:

     
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Jan 29, 2012, 11:05 PM
 
The modern so-called male's aversion to survival equipment is the reason only 1% of the population will survive the zombie apocalypse.
     
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Jan 30, 2012, 05:11 AM
 
Why do we never see zombie apocalypse heros riding a bicycle? Or a horse? Or anything that doesn't require gallons of petrol to do over 70?

Swiss-Army guy myself - French law says that you can carry a knife with a blade shorter or equal to the breadth of your hand. Loads of people carry knives in France, dunno if knive crime is any higher than elsewhere.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Why do we never see zombie apocalypse heros riding a bicycle? Or a horse? Or anything that doesn't require gallons of petrol to do over 70?
Not a fan of The Walking Dead then?
Not sure many horses or bikes can do over 70 though.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
The modern so-called male's aversion to survival equipment is the reason only 1% of the population will survive the zombie apocalypse.
Wake me up when a movie depicts some dude cutting his way through the undead hordes with his trusty belt knife.

Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
If you carry a knife, either its a tool or you are.
I agree 100%. I've worked at many construction/labour jobs and a knife was an essential tool that you had to use hourly - I'd go through utility blades on a biweekly basis. But if you wear a knife and you use it no more than once a day, you're a tool. Put one in your desk/car/whevever and go get it when you need it, just like you do with a pair of scissors. You never see someone wearing scissors on their belt, right?

Having said all that, I've got an original D.H. Russell belt knife and what I consider to be a fine collection of beautiful Japanese cooking knives. Yep...those are all tools.
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Jan 30, 2012, 06:40 AM
 
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Jan 30, 2012, 06:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Mine is the same, but is it just me, or is it usually guys that are gun and knife nuts?
It's cultural. Women are discouraged from shooting things and blowing shit up, despite being fun for the whole family.
     
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Jan 30, 2012, 06:57 AM
 
Riding bicycle to work? Yes, in backpack.

All other times? No.
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Jan 30, 2012, 07:05 AM
 
You ride a bike to work? Are you sure you're a Republican? Hahaha, I'm joking I'm joking.

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Originally Posted by ebuddy View Post
Riding bicycle to work? Yes, in backpack.

All other times? No.

You ride a bicycle in your backpack?
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I've been carrying one that was given to me by a friend for a month now, and I'm constantly using it for a variety of everyday purposes.
Query: Were you not carrying a knife before? If you weren't what has suddenly happened that you're constantly using it, but didn't need one before?

PS: Please, don't tell me gay shit like "Cutting up melons my wife packs with my lunch."
     
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No, eating lunch.
     
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Jan 30, 2012, 10:19 AM
 
I have a little swiss army knife on my keychain. It's super handy.

I know and have known a lot of guys who carry large pocket knives. I refer to them as "knife guys". It's been my experience that at any moment in which a there is even the remotest possibility of a knife being useful, the knife guy will pull the knife out, flick the blade open and wedge himself in there to solve the problem.

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Jan 30, 2012, 10:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
No. There is no need, and, personally, if you live in an urban area, don't need one for work purposes, and just feel that you'd like to carry a gun or knife because it makes you feel good, then you should probably:

1) Move your dumb ass to a nice neighbourhood;
2) Get a job doing legal shit; or
3) Stop being a loser with narcissistic heroic dreams.

That's my take.
Your take is not based on facts but rather on a utopian idea that nothing bad can ever happen to you. I'm sure almost EVERY person who has been the target of violent crime thought the exact same thing too.

Violent crime does not limit itself to bad neighborhoods. It can happen ANYWHERE at ANYTIME to ANYONE.

Personally, I would rather be prepared to protect myself and my loved ones than to be a victim.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Query: Were you not carrying a knife before? If you weren't what has suddenly happened that you're constantly using it, but didn't need one before?

PS: Please, don't tell me gay shit like "Cutting up melons my wife packs with my lunch."
I deal with a lot of shipped boxes at work, so now I stop asking for box cutters or scissors, but I can't begin to list all the things I've used it for since I carried it. I never thought, "Man, this would be easier if I had a knife," but as soon as I started carrying it, I found tons of uses.

Opening packages, scraping off sticker residue from my windshield, cutting off a bit of sole coming off my Chucks...all sorts of stupid little things.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I deal with a lot of shipped boxes at work, so now I stop asking for box cutters or scissors, but I can't begin to list all the things I've used it for since I carried it. I never thought, "Man, this would be easier if I had a knife," but as soon as I started carrying it, I found tons of uses.
Sounds like you were ill-prepared for the rigors of daily life before.

Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Opening packages, scraping off sticker residue from my windshield, cutting off a bit of sole coming off my Chucks...all sorts of stupid little things.
The latter two sound like shit you'd do when you're bored out of your skull or OCD.
     
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Jan 30, 2012, 10:44 AM
 
I don't carry a knife. 99.99% where I need one is in the kitchen - I have several there!

Carrying a knife for self-defense is complete nonsense and stupid!
- if it's a fist-fight, you either win or lose like a man
- if it's a gun-fight, you're an idiot if you participate with a knife
- if it's a knife-fight, the best self-defense is going away
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Jan 30, 2012, 10:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
Your take is not based on facts but rather on a utopian idea that nothing bad can ever happen to you. I'm sure almost EVERY person who has been the target of violent crime thought the exact same thing too.

Violent crime does not limit itself to bad neighborhoods. It can happen ANYWHERE at ANYTIME to ANYONE.

Personally, I would rather be prepared to protect myself and my loved ones than to be a victim.

And you and your loved ones can get hit by a car at anywhere at anytime, or the building you are in could explode, or....

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Originally Posted by badidea View Post
I don't carry a knife. 99.99% where I need one is in the kitchen - I have several there!

Carrying a knife for self-defense is complete nonsense and stupid!
Everything is so absolute, isn't it.


- if it's a fist-fight, you either win or lose like a man
I'm sure every one's as manly as you are.

- if it's a gun-fight, you're an idiot if you participate with a knife
You're right; that's why I also carry a gun.

- if it's a knife-fight, the best self-defense is going away
After all, it is a perfect world, isn't it? You just say, "Excuse me, Mr. Angry Man, but I don't feel like participating today."
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Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
I'm sure every one's as manly as you are.
Are you really worried about random people forcing you into a fist fight?

You're right; that's why I also carry a gun.
Wouldn't the gun make your knife redundant for self-defense purposes?

After all, it is a perfect world, isn't it? You just say, "Excuse me, Mr. Angry Man, but I don't feel like participating today."
It's not a perfect world, but it is less of one when you have to worry about getting in knife fights - my two cents. I kind of understand carrying a gun around for self defense, but I gotta agree with this poster on the knife for self defense thing.
     
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Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
Your take is not based on facts but rather on a utopian idea that nothing bad can ever happen to you.
Meh.

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I used to carry a basic fold-up knife many years ago. Never left home without it. Eventually I got away from it because it dawned upon me that the chances of me getting hemmed up by the cops for carrying a concealed weapon were a lot greater than me actually having to use it in self-defense. So these days I only carry it if I'm outside exercising. Walking, biking, hiking, etc. Mainly to deal with loose dogs or what not.

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Jan 30, 2012, 11:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
I'm sure every one's as manly as you are.
If you pull a knife in a fist-fight, then YOU are the criminal you're trying to defend yourself from!

Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
You're right; that's why I also carry a gun.
What besson said.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
No, eating lunch.
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Jan 30, 2012, 11:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Are you really worried about random people forcing you into a fist fight?



Wouldn't the gun make your knife redundant for self-defense purposes?



It's not a perfect world, but it is less of one when you have to worry about getting in knife fights - my two cents. I kind of understand carrying a gun around for self defense, but I gotta agree with this poster on the knife for self defense thing.
Who said I carry one for self defense? I didn't. I use one daily at work.
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