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Old 04-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #11
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I keep a push dagger tucked into the waist of my jeans, clip to the outside, sheath in the pants, on my right side at the 4 o' clock position. Shirt out, covering it and my EDC. I will not carry in a boot because any concealment advantage is not out weighed by the fact that I will have to get to my lower leg, lift the pant's leg, and then go for my knife. To me, a knife is a weapon of last resort. If you are in that dire of a situation, you need to be able to get tot your backup weapon fast. In the boot is not conducive to a fast draw, and if it is in sight, where you can get to it fast, you have lost tactical advantage. Just my $0.02, YMMV.
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Shoudazagged: What is a slipjoint?
Regular folding pocketknife, usually without locking blades. Sorry, when I hung out on knife forums the younger guys either didn't know what the hell I meant when I said "pocketknife" or figured I was too old to have valid opinions. So I added "slipjoint" to my vocabulary.

Stockman, trapper, canoe, jack, barlow, muskrat--all slipjoint patterns.
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Shoudazagged: What is a slipjoint?
A term for traditional pocket knife style,
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I have a sheath for hiding a knife in a boot. It works so well in my back pocket I carry it all the time. Luckily most of my favorite working knives fit right in it.
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Interesting, I've never heard the term slipjoint. I always called them non-locking pocketknife. I thought maybe it was a Kubaton or slap shot. Thanks.
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I don't feel the need for a boot knife. Never have, even when I wore boots a lot. I have some very good belt knives and slipjoints, and always have two of the latter in my pocket. And if push really comes to thug, a gun.

But that's just me.
You carry two pairs of pliers in your pocket? Now that's brutal.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. I've heard the term slipjoint before when referring to a knife, but it's been more than a few years and half a state away when I did. The very first thing I thought of was slipjoint pliers.

To come back on topic I do carry a boot knife, in my waistband on my weaker side. It's a good backup plan for the no gun zones not related to government buildings. It's not as good as a firearm, but it beats having nothing.
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I thought about a boot knife but then went with a shrade uncle Henry lock blade in a holster on my belt opposite my fire arm does everything I need I like it alot also carry a smaller one in my pocket I think it's more secure there
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Got my new metal clip, totally made for the job and I cant even notice it when on my boot .

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