Why do you carry a pocket knife?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by hq357, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    At my old job i remember there was a time where i had to pour a bag of flour into this bread maker machine. There was no way to open the bag so everyone was looking for somthing to open it because we only had butter knives. So i took out my handy pocket knife and neatly slit the bag open. My co-worker looked a me and said you carry a knife?! Like if i was crazy. I said yes i do its very handy and its a useful tool. She looked at me awkward and rolled her eyes at me and walked away like i was insane for having a pocket knife i didnt really understand her reaction but i carry a pocket knife for many reasons and have it everyday. Am i the only one that carries a pocket knife with them everyday or something? Lol i have a kershaw scalion. If you carry a pocket knife please tell me why? And also what kind of knife do you have? :D
     
  2. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Post pics of the pocket knife you carry :) heres mine.
     

  3. spack762

    spack762 New Member

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    Ha! I've got the same reaction numberless times. I've carried a pocket knife since I was twelve. My monday thru saturday knife is a leather freestyle. 3'' folder with pliers. Very handie. On Sunday I take along one of my dads old knivies, an old hawkbill. Along wirh my knife I always carry a flashlight.
     
  4. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    I carry a pocket knife because I conceal carry and I am of the school of thought if you are going to carry a firearm you should carry a tiered system of self defense so if the threat isn't a mortal threat you can greet the threat with an appropriate measure of self defense.

    For instance . Did gz have to kill trayvon martin? I dunno , wasn't there . But for the sake of argument lets say no. Now what? You have an active threat posing a substantial risk to your safety but the threat assessment doesn't warrant deadly force , what do you do ? You have no baton , no tactical pen , no knife. All you have is a gun. Are you justified in using it ? Sure , but it probably would've been better to not have to use deadly force where less than lethal would've been sufficient. So I try to carry a big gnarly key chain that I wouldn't wanna get hit by. A pocket knife ( Kershaw asset speed safe spring assisted flipper ) 8cr13mov high carbon stainless and ofcourse my carry gun. So I have 3 levels of self defense.

    Aside from that . Everyday utilitarian situations ofcourse.
     
  5. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    A knife is a handy tool for many little jobs though out my day. I have carried a knife much longer than I have not. I'd be lost without it pretty much.
     
  6. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    I carry a knife for utilitarian purposes only and the occasional snake. I always have a knife lighter (mini bic) flashlight and firearm. If someone is threatening me enuf to justify "cutting" them I would also be justified in shooting them and I would have a better chance of survival due to distance. You can also back step while drawing a pistol. If you pull a knife you go in on the offense.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i haven't not carried a pocketknife in well over 40 plus years. i view them as tool and something that is used daily in my work. from opening boxes, to tripping wire or scraping gaskets. i buy the inexpensive ones at Lowes for less than $15 and if they get broke or lost, it's not a huge deal. so far, those two cheap knives have actually held up pretty good. they take and hold a decent edge and have held up to all i have put them through, and i am not gentle with my work knives by any means.
     
  8. Shootnscoot

    Shootnscoot New Member

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    A pocket knife is a tool, not a weapon. I started carrying one when I was in the Army. Perfect uniforms means no loose threads from your patches and seams. A knife keeps you looking sharp.(pun intended)
     
  9. nitestalker

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    I have never understood the law on automatic-knives. Most of the states that allow you to carry a .45 Auto will arrest you for possessing a switch blade pocket knives. Yes, the laws concerning auto-knives are Federal as well, but many states have opt out of that. :confused:
     
  10. kfox75

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    Even when I don't CC, I always have 2 knives with me. One is a Leatherman Sidekick, sometimes I carry a Wenger Swiss Army knife in addition to the Leatherman Both weak side. Strong side I carry one of several different spring assist liner locks. If I leave the house without a knife on me, I keep a Kubaton and a Scherade Viper clipped to the top of the door pocket, and Leatherman Wave in the glove box. that way, I am never without when they are needed.

    My knives are primarily kept as tools. A good sharp blade has many uses, and is a good thing to keep on your person. They can double as a weapon if need be, but if it comes to that point, I have seriously messed up. Using a knife as a weapon is the last resort. A knife will never instantly stop the threat, so getting hurt as well is non-negotiable, and potentially fatal. Keep this in mind because if it ever comes to that, then the S has surely HTF.
     
  11. stratrider

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    Why? For a tool mostly. I usually carry a Buck or Gerber. A man without a knife will soon be asking to borrow one.
     
  12. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Can you please post a pic of your gnarly key chain? Ive been looking for a tactical key chain but all the ones ive seen have a big lead ball wrapped in fabric its to heavy and wont fit inside my pocket what kind of keychain do you have?
     
  13. hq357

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    I carry mine as a tool as well :) very handy little tool. I dont think id ever use it for self defense seems kinda cowardly to pull a knife on someone unarmed for self defense unless the guy had a knife or a club id use it if thats all i had :)
     
  14. kytowboater

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    Handy tool I always have one.
     
  15. eatmydust

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    Since I got caps on my front teeth at the age of 19, I've carried a pocketknife virtually everyday. I can't imagine going thru the day without one. I use mine for everything from cutting open mail & packages to slicing fruit to gutting small game.
     
  16. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've carried a pocketknife since I was in the 3rd grade,,, the old man got me one from the big ole Herter's catalog out on Minnesota,,, lost that one when I was about ten, felt like I had disappointed my dad to no end,, he was not and after more work for the cattle farm southeast of us, another Herter's was on the way. Knives are very versatile and their uses are endless,,, if I were stuck in the woods with the choice of only one device,, it would be a knife,, I have about 200 laying around ,, my wife thinks I'm nuts.
     
  17. Gatoragn

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    I grew up on a farm, putting a knife in your pocket was as natural as putting your socks on. I still carry a three blade Case everyday, unless I am getting on a plane.
     
  18. Donn

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    Carried a pocket knife since I was 10. I think it's a generational thing. Most guys my age it's habit. Wallet, change, knife and watch. You never left home without them. Younger people don't carry a knife or wear a watch. They use their smart phone to tell time, although I don't know how you could slice an apple with one.
     
  19. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Same here. I have been carrying one since I was 8-9 somewhere in that range. Leaving the house with out it is like leaving the house without my pants on.:eek:
     
  20. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    To me, the question would be why wouldn't you carry a pocket knife? It's as much apart of what I carry as my watch or my wallet.