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Claybone 11-16-2012 12:05 PM

What knife do you carry?
 
The other night I noticed one of our motors guys had one clipped in his boot and got me thinking? So now I want one.. any ideas?

Im not much on having a knife on me at all times but I keep aleatherman kick wave in the trunk but its a bit big to have on me.

So I dont want to spend an over 50 bucks beacuse gear that is nice tends to grow legs and disapear, or get lost in the day to day activities.

Any personal insite pros and cons on fixed vs folding that is my only hang up after that I know I with a tanto blade with serations.

Ron-Solo 11-16-2012 12:10 PM

I carried a Spyderco Endura in my right sap pocket for many years. Great knife!

URBAN COMMANDO 11-16-2012 2:30 PM

I carry a Spyderco Native

Eldraque 11-16-2012 2:37 PM

I carry a Spyderco Paramilitary 2. easily one of the absolute BEST knives on the market. It was my first knife, I bought it for myself last Christmas. I am now NEVER without it, I even take it to the bathroom, and trips to the kitchen in my boxers at 3 am. its spendy but worth it, I just luckily found some in stock yesterday and ordered 2, one for me and one for my dad for Christmas. seriously, buy one. If you dont want to spend that much the Spyderco Manix 2 comes in at a close second place. you can find them for around $70

Once you start carrying a QUALITY knife. you won't ever leave your bedroom without one. I use my knife EVERY day.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/17/2ejyjuze.jpg

STROLLER 11-16-2012 2:47 PM

I carry CKRT Hammond cruiser it's about 30 bucks and when it let's me down spyderco will get my money.

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skyscraper 11-16-2012 2:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Eldraque (Post 9736351)
I carry a Spyderco Paramilitary 2. easily one of the absolute BEST knives on the market. It was my first knife, I bought it for myself last Christmas. I am now NEVER without it, I even take it to the bathroom, and trips to the kitchen in my boxers at 3 am. its spendy but worth it, I just luckily found some in stock yesterday and ordered 2, one for me and one for my dad for Christmas. seriously, buy one. If you dont want to spend that much the Spyderco Manix 2 comes in at a close second place. you can find them for around $70

Once you start carrying a QUALITY knife. you won't ever leave your bedroom without one. I use my knife EVERY day.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/17/2ejyjuze.jpg

Ive been looking for one of those for a while now. They sell out extremely fast and I have heard nothing but great reviews.

Im not an LEO, but entering the academy in january. I have a Zero tolerance 0350 im thinking about carrying when Im out. But also want the PM2.

Nice blade.

Cody 11-16-2012 2:54 PM

CRKT M16

http://www.backcountry.com/images/it...2/BKHASPBL.jpg

LINK

-Cody

SNCaliber 11-16-2012 2:55 PM

I just carry a cheap HK tanto blade as my EDC, keep the expensive blades at home

Eldraque 11-16-2012 3:05 PM

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Eldraque 11-16-2012 3:09 PM

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Originally Posted by skyscraper (Post 9736402)
Ive been looking for one of those for a while now. They sell out extremely fast and I have heard nothing but great reviews.

Im not an LEO, but entering the academy in january. I have a Zero tolerance 0350 im thinking about carrying when Im out. But also want the PM2.

Nice blade.

man it is such a fantastic knife. I LOVE it. i just purchased my 2nd one. will be buying one every few months when I can find them in stock. I think ill be happy when I have around 15 of them =P

however I might try some other knives, I dont want any Chinese made knives though

I was going to shoot you the link for the website I bought from yesterday, the knife is now out of stock, and the price is $10 more than what I paid..lol..

MaHoTex 11-16-2012 3:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Eldraque (Post 9736492)
your going to want to google the laws for your county, I believe fixed blade knives longer than 2 inches are illegal in all of CA. folders are the way to go imo

Non-leo... but, no, they are not illegal.

skyscraper 11-16-2012 3:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Eldraque (Post 9736512)
man it is such a fantastic knife. I LOVE it. i just purchased my 2nd one. will be buying one every few months when I can find them in stock. I think ill be happy when I have around 15 of them =P

however I might try some other knives, I dont want any Chinese made knives

I was going to shoot you the link for the website I bought from yesterday, the knife is now out of stock, and the price is $10 more than what I paid..lol..

Im not surprised they are out already. Oh Well, im waiting for amazon to email me when they get some back in stock. THanks anyway

Eldraque 11-16-2012 3:16 PM

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Originally Posted by MaHoTex (Post 9736537)
Non-leo... but, no, they are not illegal.

oh ok

d4v0s 11-16-2012 3:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eldraque (Post 9736492)
your going to want to google the laws for your county, I believe fixed blade knives longer than 2 inches are illegal in all of CA. folders are the way to go imo

No offense but where in the hell did you hear that? ha ha ha I carry a sog seal pup and my Ratmandu every single day on a belt clip. Its not illegal to carry fixed blades, they just need to not be concealed. NOW if your talking about Los Angeles you need to just move out now, they have the single dumbest knife laws in the world. yes, world.

In LA, they have a 3" knife rule for folders, if its longer than 3 inches it cannot be open carried.. Yeah super scary knives over 3" need to be concealed carried...WHAT:confused::confused: Yeah thats the rule!

In the real world (outside LA) no limits on folders, just make sure every knife you carry is open carried to avoid problems.

Belt clips are considered exposed so you can carry a folder in your pocket with the clip showing and its good to carry.

If you are carrying for utility thats cool, if your carrying for defense take some classes.

FlyByWire 11-16-2012 3:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eldraque (Post 9736492)
your going to want to google the laws for your county, I believe fixed blade knives longer than 2 inches are illegal in all of CA. folders are the way to go imo

:rolleyes:

P5Ret 11-16-2012 3:19 PM

OK I'll be the odd one out, I carried one of Cold Steels voyagers. Not the "new and improved" one, but the original made in Japan. I always had problems with opening the Spyderco's if I had gloves on. That was more user error than a problem with the knife I'm sure.

FlyByWire 11-16-2012 3:20 PM

I carry a Kershaw Blur in my sap pocket on duty, in addition to 2 others (not Kershaw) that are hidden. The Kershaw has been an awesome blade for 'every day' use.

Eldraque 11-16-2012 3:20 PM

I was very wrong, thanks for informing me guys

Claybone 11-16-2012 3:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Cody (Post 9736423)

I love/have that knife had it in iraq and the tip broke off so now it just sits in my ruck sack . Glad you posted it. I think ill get that one in black. thanks

Claybone 11-16-2012 4:01 PM

Can anyone debunk the quality of knives comming from say CRKT/Cold Steel I have one of each for camping they are priced great. Im not saying they are bad I just googled quality knives and several reviews bash those companies. But is that at a cost to quality. VS companies like Spyder Co, Kershaw, ESEE, ect... I personaly dont know much about knives I usally do the "if it feels solid, looks good, feels good, then it must be good.

Claybone 11-16-2012 4:05 PM

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I know its not a carry knife but it looks good

lavey29 11-16-2012 4:26 PM

Kershaw

non sequitur 11-16-2012 5:24 PM

Knife
 
Benchmade Auto Stryker

nothinghere2c 11-16-2012 5:37 PM

cold steel ak47. Love the way it snatches onto my pants for quick deployment.
the locking mechanism I trust 100% to not fold back up.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

kakinuma-kun 11-16-2012 7:23 PM

I personally love my Bladetech Ganyana.

Google it and you'll see reviews.

moooooo 11-16-2012 7:32 PM

my edc is also a Spyderco Endura love the knife. i use it several times each day my job would suck without it

chopper0088 11-16-2012 8:27 PM

I ordered the spyderco pm2... Has anyone heard of Emerson knives? I have yet to buy or even hear much about them....

ENTHUSIAST 11-16-2012 8:35 PM

I know LEOs are partial to Spyderco (GREAT knives) because of the success of the Police model but do you guys like Benchmades?

I know myself and lots of Civies always go back and forth over Spyderco and Benchmade like the old Ford Vs. Chevy debate with strong support for both sides.

Jonathan Doe 11-16-2012 9:19 PM

I used to carry this on my vest strap: http://www.nationalknives.com/servle...folding/Detail

I carried a Buck knife that has a blade on one side, and spike on the other side, on my belt

Axewound 11-16-2012 9:33 PM

$5 Winchester knife from Wal-Mart and a Leatherman on my belt

JWHuey 11-16-2012 9:53 PM

+1 on kershaw blur,can be had with tanto/serrated blade,incredibly fast one handed assisted opening,made in USA. Around 50 bucks,awesome knife. Amazon,buy one you won't regret it!

mvpatriot 11-16-2012 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JWHuey (Post 9738703)
+1 on kershaw blur,can be had with tanto/serrated blade,incredibly fast one handed assisted opening,made in USA. Around 50 bucks,awesome knife. Amazon,buy one you won't regret it!

+1 thats what I edc. The blur is one of Kershaws USA MADE knives and can be found at walmart for 50$

Sean D 11-16-2012 11:22 PM

I carry the kershaw leek with me everyday use it everyday and blade stays sharp. Also rifle gear is having sale on them!

fendter 11-16-2012 11:32 PM

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Spyderco Lil Matriach. Super light weight!

Claybone 11-16-2012 11:38 PM

So Spider Co for the win I guess I'll shop around for one this black Friday, and the prices seem pretty set rare to get them on sale I guess .

Rockit 11-17-2012 12:14 AM

ESSE 3 on the belt//Ka Bar TDI in the boot

cebuvfr 11-17-2012 12:30 AM

A 14 year old Spyderco Wayne Goddard.

retired 11-17-2012 12:41 AM

I'm retired now, but my first knife was given to me by James Bowie.:D

Actually, I carried a Gerber knock off as a boot knife and some no name thing on my belt. When I was in patrol, most of the guys I worked with seemed to carry Buck knives since most of these others ones mentioned here were not made yet.

Notorious 11-17-2012 5:47 AM

For work... it's a ten dollar S&W folder from Big 5. I've carried some nice (and expensive) knives on duty, and yep... they were either lost or stolen. Seems like you just can't help it with these things.

triggatronic 11-17-2012 6:59 AM

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Spyderco Tenacious

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