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I work in health care and can't carry a firearm, so I've been toying with the idea of carrying a neck knife.

I always wear an under armor or similar sort of t-shirt under my scrubs and I don't think concealing a neck knife will be problematic.

Does anyone carry a knife this way on a regular basis? I've got a couple different knives I could use for this, my Chris Reeves Professional Soldier is the leading contender right now. Id be interested to hear the thoughts and opinions of the Forum. Thanks!
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I have tried; however, i am very "short waisted" and it really doesn't carry well for me.




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I think you should find out whether a fixed blade is legal at your work and also in the city you live.
Neck knives can be pretty useful, but unless they are really small and benign looking, they're going to draw unwanted attention where I live, as they have to be carried visible (open carry of fixed blades is legal where I live, but NOT concealed, and my work forbids either open or concealed fixed blade carry).
 
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Thanks for the replies. I tried it around the house today and i didn't care for it like I thought I would.

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I've EDC'd a HAK for years and years. Owner of the site is a tad (no a lot) eccentric. They conceal incredibly well.


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I never could get used to them. The weight of the knife pulled the chain to tightly around the side of my neck for my comfort. I mean it was barely pulling but I hated the way it felt and never got used to it.




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I have an ESEE Candiru setup for neck carry using paracord as the hanger and an Ozarks neck sheath from dosborn. It's light and thin (no scales) and I enjoy carrying it when I'm not in the mood for a pocket carry. I have a large square-knot lanyard that helps make the grip feel longer while keeping the rigid profile to a minimum. Everything is tan so it blends a bit better, as well.

It usually sits under my shirt on my bare chest, about nipple-height. Being overweight means it pretty much disappears. If I need it for utility I fish it out of the neck hole and wear it outside until finished. I haven't practiced an expedient draw from the bottom, I imagine that would be easy to cut open your shirt, or chest/stomach, or support arm. And the Candiru isn't really a defensive knife.

I have a nickel allergy so a stainless ball-chain gives me irritation. The wider paracord feels lighter than using a metal chain as well. It just needs to be hit with a little flame to help seal the fabric so it doesn't fuzz or grab at my chest hair.
 
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I never could get used to them. The weight of the knife pulled the chain to tightly around the side of my neck for my comfort. I mean it was barely pulling but I hated the way it felt and never got used to it.


I had the same feeling. I've never tolerated having my stethoscope around my neck, I don't know what possessed me to think I'd like carrying a knife this way. Good to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. On the other hand, may be I should give it another try. One day schlumphing around the house really isn't an adequate field test.
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Rustspot, I tried paracord first, I may try it again a time or two to see if I can get more used to it. I appreciate the advice, thanks!


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Appliance Brad, I've looked at the HAK online a few times, but haven't convinced myself to buy one yet. I do think it's a cool idea.
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Rustspot, I tried paracord first, I may try it again a time or two to see if I can get more used to it. I appreciate the advice, thanks!


Paracord is harder to hide, ball chain is almost invisible and at worst can be passed off as a religious medal or medic alert. I use a Ti ball chain from Tisurvival . Aluminum ball chain rots out on my skin. I've tried putting a paracord sheath over it, it still rots, just slower and it doesn't conceal very well.

I put a Photon white light on my HAK sheath. That way I always have a knife and a light. You have to remember to put the HAK outside of your t-shirt so you can reach under your outer shirt/scrubs to draw it.

As an aside, if you have not already, look into some edged weapons training. You don't need to be a knife fighter but if you are carrying a blade for a primary defensive weapon you should get in a workshop or two.


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I think you should find out whether a fixed blade is legal at your work and also in the city you live.
Neck knives can be pretty useful, but unless they are really small and benign looking, they're going to draw unwanted attention where I live, as they have to be carried visible (open carry of fixed blades is legal where I live, but NOT concealed, and my work forbids either open or concealed fixed blade carry)
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Oh? care to maybe expound on that?




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You'd be surprised how easy it is to conceal an XDS in a belly band under scrubs.

An ankle holstered knife might be a better option than the neck.

Or, you could always carry a fag bag and hide it in there. Big Grin


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Thanks for all the replies! I've toyed with the idea of keeping a gun in a bag, that's going to be about the only way I could. I'm changing into scrubs in a locker room with lots of other guys, so a belly band isn't going to go over well. Thanks for all the advice and ideas.
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If you can't tolerate a neck knife, maybe consider an ankle 'holster / safe' that Galco and some others make for magazines / badges / cuffs - it would at least allow you to have the knife on you - while not a fast draw, it's better than harsh language. If you wear longer socks you could likely put it under them, just saw your locker room commment for changing.




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