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I do like a one hand operable available on each side. Typically these are social knives. Then for utility, when both hands are available, I'll pull a medium stockman out. Are three too many?


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I carry a Swiss Army knife "Tinker" in my left front pocket, and a CRKT M-16 Tanto in my right front pocket.


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I frequently carry two. If someone asks to borrow one, I always ask what for. Mine are not screwdrivers.



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I carry a Hogue EX-01 in my right front pocket. I also carry a Bark River Mini Canadian on my belt and a Battlehorse neck knife under my shirt.
 
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I do like a one hand operable available on each side. Typically these are social knives. Then for utility, when both hands are available, I'll pull a medium stockman out. Are three too many?


I carry three, so don't think so...



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I carry a Leatherman Wingman and a Benchmade 940. For work I swap the Benchmade to a CRKT M16 and also carry a cheapo box cutter.
 
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Today spyderco PM2 and fallkniven gentlemans pocket knife
 
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Two. One is a Kershaw working assisted opened with a cheap finish, but is very sharp. The other is a large Pro Tec auto, different pocket, different mission.
 
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Just one, unless I'm camping/backpacking/bushcrafting then it's a large fixed blade, a small folder, and a hatchet or small axe.

For EDC, the one knife changes with the mission. Backup to a CCW, then it's a left handed deployable Kershaw Emerson knockoff. In a suit, then it's a ZT 0770CF tip down in the inside breast pocket. No gun, big stabby knife is a Benchmade 808 Loco. Medium slicey is a Spyderco Pm2, and my default for restricted length counties is a Benchmade Mini-Grip.

I've got a pair of Swiss army knives for when I can't carry a locking knife (sneak into theme parks, int'l travel) and a Leatherman Charge To for when I'm feeling handy (usually when I'm showing houses).
 
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I frequently carry two. If someone asks to borrow one, I always ask what for. Mine are not screwdrivers.

So true. Bubba is out there everywhere.


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No, just 1. But I see why some people could carry multiple.
 
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I have 3 on me most of the time. The Emerson for SD, a Kershaw that I generally use for opening boxes and an old Gerber that I use to strip wire.




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2 all the time.

A folder that I can get to easily and quickly that is my primary blade
A SAK that is primarily for tools


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Carry a Zero Tolerance 0300 for SD, and a Benchmade McHenry and Williams for all other purposes.
The ZT has never been used, but sees a lot of travel!


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I always carry a small Victorinox Classic, no matter what I'm wearing, in my left front pocket. I use the little scissors on it more than any device I ever carry. Plus, I carry a larger (ZT 0770CF, Griptilian, etc.) clipped in my right front pocket.



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I aways carry two cheap ($40ish) OTF knives. One on each side in case one arm is tied up. Primary purpose was general defense after an incident where I couldn’t get a folder open to cut someone but I mainly use them as everyday knives. Opening mail. Cutting open boxes. Picking doors. Etc. I don’t buy expensive knives since I abuse them. My most expensive knife sits on my desk.



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No, unless I am in the woods, when I might carry a fixed blade and some small folder.

I usually carry some small knife when I am work - usually something with a blade under 3". I don't carry them clipped - I work in an office and that wouldn't be the right appearance.

I don't think of knives for self defense. I mean, as a last ditch, I guess anything is usable, but I really don't want to be in a knife fight.

If I were honest, I'd be like Tooky13, and carry a SAK more, because those little scissors are awfully handy. But I usually like to carry something a little more sexy and with a little more knife.




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I carry a Spyderco Ladybug on my key ring in my left front pocket and a Benchmade 705 in my right front pocket. However I'm currently carrying a Benchmade 750 in that pocket until I get around to re-profiling the edge on the 705.
 
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I usually carry two, one for everyday tasks, and one for "social emergencies".


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Let me ask the people who carry a knife for defense this question:

Everyone seems to carry a knife with a refined, very sharp edge for this purpose, and reserves a "beater" for use in opening boxes, cutting apples, paring fingernails, etc. Why? It seems that the actual cutting tool is the one you want to be very sharp. A fighter doesn't need to be like a razor. It will be used with some force, and anything reasonably sharp should be plenty sharp enough. Hell, it may be mostly a stabbing implement, and not do much slashing, in which case super sharpness would seem even less critical. In short, why isn't fairly sharp sharp enough for a fighter? Save the scalpel for the actual cutting tasks.




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