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Old 05-12-2014, 03:51 AM   #31
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for me a knife is more of a tool than a weapon of sorts. i use my knife constantly throughout the day. several years ago i started buying cheaper knives for work, simply because if i broke one, or i lost it, then it wouldn't be a heartbreaking or wallet denter if it happened. i'd much rather lose or break a $10 knife than a nicer and more expensive knife.

i have several fixed blade knives, but i very seldom ever even use them, much less carry them.
That's how I view knives as well. People who think they are weapons are just idiots. Anything in the wrong hands can be a weapon...

I personally don't buy cheap knives anymore. I EDC a $300 folder, and plan on buying more expensive knives to carry. If you use a knife for what it was designed to do, you won't ever break it. As far as losing goes, that's just unlucky.

I'll eventually carry fixed blades when I have the funds to buy some nicer ones. Maybe a ESEE or a smaller Bark River.
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I am sure its not a terrible place. Reading from an outside perspective posts like carrying two firearms ,carrying a firearm around the house some taking it to the toilet shower etc with them. The obvious question is are things that bad there if people feel that threatened.
The answer is no, they are not. We are probably the safest large country on the planet. People who like weapons often exaggerate their need to be armed. They like to spend hours preparing for, and discussing the shootout that will almost certainly never happen. I am telling you that as an honest adult.

The Constitution protects our right to keep and bear. No excuses are necessary, for now. Some people work themselves up into the SHTF frenzy, well, because they are free to do so as well.
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That's how I view knives as well. People who think they are weapons are just idiots. Anything in the wrong hands can be a weapon...

I personally don't buy cheap knives anymore. I EDC a $300 folder, and plan on buying more some day to carry. If you use a knife for what it was designed to do, you won't ever break it. As far as losing goes, that's just unlucky.

I'll eventually carry fixed blades when I have the funds to buy some nicer ones. Maybe a ESEE or a smaller Bark River.
i work on various types construction equipment, so i am constantly climbing up on them, getting under them on creepers, and having a fixed blade knifeon my side would be always getting in the way. i use a folder with a clip that is in my front RH jeans pocket so it's easy to get to if i need it.

if i need a weapon, i'm likely to do more damage with the ball peen hammer or the 12" crescent wrench in my hand!

i'm hard on my work knives! i am not gentle in the least with them when i'm working. so far, i have had pretty decent luck with the ones i buy for work. so far i haven't lost one in a while or broke one. i do buy a new one if i see something i like and want to try out, and relegate the older one to a box to be sharpened and kept if needed.
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i work on various types construction equipment, so i am constantly climbing up on them, getting under them on creepers, and having a fixed blade knifeon my side would be always getting in the way. i use a folder with a clip that is in my front RH jeans pocket so it's easy to get to if i need it.

if i need a weapon, i'm likely to do more damage with the ball peen hammer or the 12" crescent wrench in my hand!

i'm hard on my work knives! i am not gentle in the least with them when i'm working. so far, i have had pretty decent luck with the ones i buy for work. so far i haven't lost one in a while or broke one. i do buy a new one if i see something i like and want to try out, and relegate the older one to a box to be sharpened and kept if needed.
I'm hard on my knives as well. Check out the Kershaw Blur, that thing can take some abuse. That blade will not rust either, which is a huge plus in my book. You can find them for around $40-$50 online, so not something you'll cry about if you lose it.

Oh, and did I mention the best part? It's made in America!!!
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I carry an ESEE 3-MIL every day, everywhere, and sometimes an ESEE Izula. I refuse to carry a folder anymore after I had a liner lock failure on a kershaw that took a good bite out of me.

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I carry an ESEE 3-MIL every day, everywhere, and sometimes an ESEE Izula. I refuse to carry a folder anymore after I had a liner lock failure on a kershaw that took a good bite out of me.
What Kershaw was it? I haven't heard of many of those failing unless they were put under some hard hard use.
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What Kershaw was it? I haven't heard of many of those failing unless they were put under some hard hard use.

It was a Leek. I HAD two of them, and had one for a long long time, one day I went to stab into a fish to make the scale/skin cut along the spine to filet it and the liner failed and tried to close. My pointer fingers bone kept it from closing. I threw them both in the trash can. I have a SOG Twitch that I kept, but it does not get any hard use. Mostly opening mail, and cat food bags.
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It was a Leek. I HAD two of them, and had one for a long long time, one day I went to stab into a fish to make the scale/skin cut along the spine to filet it and the liner failed and tried to close. My pointer fingers bone kept it from closing. I threw them both in the trash can. I have a SOG Twitch that I kept, but it does not get any hard use. Mostly opening mail, and cat food bags.
I'll use my folders hard, but not to the point where it's abuse. I reserve those jobs for my fixed blades. I don't buy knives with ANY vertical blade play though, that's just asking for trouble.
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Best knives ever. Price/quality/warranty is not matchable.

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I'll use my folders hard, but not to the point where it's abuse. I reserve those jobs for my fixed blades. I don't buy knives with ANY vertical blade play though, that's just asking for trouble.
I wouldn't call pushing the tip of a knife through the scales/skin of a redfish abuse, it just flat out failed. **** happens, but I'd rather it not happen again.
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