Do you carry Pocket Knife with u?

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  1. CityOfAngels macrumors newbie

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    Do you carry Pocket Knife with u? My eyes are on this Pocket Knife ..Is it cool to try?
     
  2. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    Used to for a while, but haven't for years now.

    Will be getting a new knife soon, 'cause last one is in quite a bit of disrepair. Would like to get this. But will probably get this.
     
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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Does this count?
     

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  5. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Used to, before 9-11. Now, government security officers think you're a terrorist if you have a Swiss Army Knife.

    mt
     
  6. David G. macrumors 65816

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    No need too for me. Might you consider a poll?
     
  7. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I carry a S&W Black Ops...it's big but it comes in handy a lot more than you'd think.

    By the way, was that extra "yo" too much to type out?
     
  8. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    Hear, hear!
     
  9. Qwertylizer macrumors regular

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    As far as you use your knives for self-defence, everything is cool. It's just scary that people carry knives around with them at the streets. You don't know when somebody decides to stab you. Every day there's at least one piece of news where somebody is being stabbed.
     
  10. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    My newest two. I consider them to be tools. Yes, they could be weapons, but so could screwdrivers and hammers.
     
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  13. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Anyone else find it odd that the link posted in the Original Post was priced.. a little random?

    Since when does a sale mean more expensive base price? :p
     
  14. keekl macrumors regular

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    There are a lot of variations of the Swiss Army Knife~sorta ranges from "mini" to "Pro":D

    I yeah I always have one~usually a Gerber..
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd be careful about doing that in England.
    One of my hiking buddies takes a knife with him, and for a time I wanted to. But There was never any need. Not even whilst hiking.
     
  16. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    CRKT makes nice knives and tools. I've been using this for a while:

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    Mostly used for digging holes, prying stuff, cutting lines, occasional sausage and block of cheese. I like the little finger guard b/c I'm pretty clumsy. I've been thinking about dumping it because it's got that overtly military look.
     
  17. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    I keep a Pink Swiss Army knife with me. Usually for the scissors and nail file.
     
  18. afd macrumors 6502a

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    I usually have an original Leatherman PST in my back pocket and / or a Mini Swiss Champ on a keyring.
    I used to carry a lock-knife but then I found out it was illegal to carry in the UK. The law here is you can carry a non locking folder with blade of three inches without giving a good reason. If you carry anything bigger, or with a locking or fixed blade you need to have a good reason for it. My folding lock blades were less than 3 inches and I thought a good reason for having a locking blade was so the blade doesn't shut on my fingers, but then I found out that wasn't a good legal reason, so the lock blades stay at home. Quite like the look of the Spyerderco UKPK but it is a bit pricey.
    My leatherman has stood up to over 10 years of use and abuse.
     
  19. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    This knife has gone almost everywhere with me since I was 11. I feel like I'm missing a limb if I ever forget it, so incredibly useful.

    The blades need sharpening, and the spring on the scissors gave up some 10 years ago, but I'll never get rid :cool:


    However, I can't understand why so many people find it necessary to to carry around a flip out type knife, I can't imagine many situations where one would be useful...
     

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  20. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    That's the other thing. Remember when it was normal for a boy to carry a small pocketknife?

    I think it depends on how organized you are. I'm the kind of guy who tries not to think ahead too much and I'm always ending up in situations where I'm holding something and THEN need the tool. For this reason, I prefer the one handed opening Gerber multitools. :)

    The other thing is that most of "flip out knives," as you call them, have locking blades, which is a huge safety advantage over the old style pocket knives.
     
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    The Sword of Power is hardly just a "knife", citizen.
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