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    Well, we've got a gun thread, I figured we need a knife thread.

    Do you carry a knife on a regular basis?

    What are your preferences in a knife, and what do you use it for?

    It seems I have ALWAYS carried a pocket knife of one kind or another. Starting when I was probably about 9 or 10 years old. I remember going to a Boy Scout camp when I was 11 or so, and being surprised when they wouldn't let us carry a knife until we had our "Totin' Chip", which indicated we'd been trained correctly in safe knife handling practices.

    I remember having mostly Case brand pocket knives, with an occasional Queen brand. Most were fairly small, up until I was a sophomore or junior in HS, when Case came out with the Sodbuster knife. We bought 'em from a friend's aunt, who ran a hardware store, for $6, IIRC. All my jeans had a worn spot that corresponded to where the Sodbuster sat in the bottom of my pocket, much like the worn circle in the hip pocket from the Skoal cans that rode there.

    I currently have three knives in my pockets.... a Leatherman Micra in my key pocket, that has a tiny blade on it. (almost, but not quite useless) I carry a Case Copperhead with a wharnecliff and pen blade in my pocket, for "small" stuff, and I have been carrying a Kershaw Leek as a lock-back folder for my "main" blade.

    To me, having a knife is essential, and mine are used multiple times daily... I can't imagine being without one.
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    Good for work, always handy for opening boxes and stuff.

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    The Slingshot Thread

    Do you regularly carry a slingshot? Do you make your own? How accurate a shot are you?
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    I "carried" a knife one night only. It was a steak knife. I lived in a less-than-savory apartment complex and wanted to walk over to the convenience store next to it. I then decided that was stupid because it was a flimsy knife, and I don't even have the stomach to kill a mouse with my own hands, once more cut someone.

    Sooo, here's my preferences with knives:
    1. Butter knife. Great for cutting chocolate-banana bread, blackberry cobbler, and pierogies. Also, good for buttering bread, spreading mayo, and, of course, tightening or loosing a screw. Will do in a pinch to open up a jar if hubby isn't home, but the lid is forever gone from that jar by the time I'm done.

    2. Steak knife. Good for cutting meat. Also good for cutting the tops off of strawberries and cutting tomatoes. Will do, in a pinch for grafting plants too. And, can be used for cutting stems for a bouquet, but, personally, I prefer scissors. Will do, for opening up packages, but I do prefer a razor.

    3. Carving knife. Good for cutting big meat.

    4. Fishing knife. (I did carry one of these around when I fished, but in the tackle box.) There was a hook on the side, so good for getting a hook out of the other side of the fish's mouth. Also good for cutting line when the hook was in too deep, but not keeping the fish. Also good for filleting fish. Not so good with scaling fish, but if I forgot the scaler (which I never did once I had a tackle box), good enough for scaling.

    5. Butcher's knife -- good for cutting blocks of cheese, and large squash (winter squash and pumpkins.) Will do if there is a particularly large sweet potato that needs to be cut in pieces.

    Meh. That's it. (Leave it to a woman to make this completely different.) Honestly? I have no idea how you use a knife every day, unless that is your dinner knife too. lol
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    I have a pocket knife that my dad gave me of my grandfather's after he passed away three years ago, but quite honestly I am so scared of packing anything that could potentially cause some harm (mainly to myself, I'm clumsy lol) and could set alarms off. Don't ask why lol. I'm even scared to carry my keys with me because the remote and the key are one in the same and is much like a switchblade so I guess I could use that as a weapon if needed and the rest of my keys I use to open boxes or what not. I'm very clever in what I use for what
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    Quote Originally Posted by renewed_hope View Post
    I have a pocket knife that my dad gave me of my grandfather's after he passed away three years ago, but quite honestly I am so scared of packing anything that could potentially cause some harm (mainly to myself, I'm clumsy lol) and could set alarms off. Don't ask why lol. I'm even scared to carry my keys with me because the remote and the key are one in the same and is much like a switchblade so I guess I could use that as a weapon if needed and the rest of my keys I use to open boxes or what not. I'm very clever in what I use for what
    put the whiskey down, child.

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    yup

    ive carried an easy flick knife since i was a child


    before God revealed himself to me for a weapon

    now for a tool

    probably went through two dozen between being arrested (back then) and breaking them or just being very active and them falling out my pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmyown View Post
    put the whiskey down, child.

    (it's a joke, folks. lol)
    Lol, that's hilarious and totally made me spit out my water (er whiskey )

    I will never live that one down will I? Lol

    (hugs)
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    Meh. That's it. (Leave it to a woman to make this completely different.) Honestly? I have no idea how you use a knife every day, unless that is your dinner knife too. lol
    Well, I do equipment maintenance for a living, so there seems to always be something that I need a knife for. You'd be surprised how many times people ask if they can borrow it for a second, or if I can cut something open for them....
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    In Britain we are not allowed to carry knives, scissors or screwdrivers in a public place, even in ones car.
    If we get attacked I suppose we can tickle the attacker to death with a feather?

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    Or beat them with a wet sponge? Someone was arrested in our nearest city for shooting a person with a water pistol a year or two ago.
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    Not legal to carry a knife in public places here (like in public transport, town centres etc).
    Which is a good thing, considering how popular it is to get mindlessly drunk during weekends and fight stangers (or maybe they aren't strangers but gang members, who knows?)

    I have a "scout knife" that I sometimes bring if I am planning on making a campfire seomewhere, but that doesn't really happen all that often
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    I used to always carry a swiss army knife (a genuine one that someone gave me as a gift from their trip to switzerland) but one day I realized that I never use it and that its just added weight to carry around so now it sits in a box under my monitor. I'm looking directly at it right now lol.

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    I don't carry a knife in most situations. If I go out fishing or hunting, then I carry a knife because I have a need for one. My two favorite knives in my collection are the camp knife I built from a kit and the karambit I bought from Pakistan. Both are of a very hard steel (probably 57-58 on Rockwell hardness), so they took forEVER to sharpen, but man do they hold an edge!
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    hubby bought me a 'Buck' about 30' something years ago, just for a
    special gift, (we're out-doors-kind-of-people), well, it's kind of like
    a special symbol of his love for my life style and I so appreciate
    his acknowledgment of me, it made me feel so special in his eyes...
    I still carry it and so always will it remind me of how sensitive he is
    to me and my spirit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGoat View Post
    In Britain we are not allowed to carry knives, scissors or screwdrivers in a public place, even in ones car.
    If we get attacked I suppose we can tickle the attacker to death with a feather?
    I found that out by accident... we were walking over close to Big Ben, and a couple of policemen walked by. One of them started up a conversation with me... turns out he was a member of an online firearm discussion board I was also a member of... we talked about where we were from, etc.... then he glanced down and asked it that was a knife clipped to my jean pocket. I said yes, and he told me that I could be arrested for that, and he said "just unclip it and drop it down into your pocket where it's not visible"... I thanked him, and apologized for not knowing British law about knives... he said "no problem"...

    Like I said, I'm so accustomed to having a knife with me at all times, I forget it's even there, much of the time. I lost one coming back from Grenada once... I had no problem going into Grenada with it, and carrying it while I was there, but I forgot to put it in the suitcase coming back. I had to give it away before I could enter the airport loading area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldethennew View Post
    hubby bought me a 'Buck' about 30' something years ago, just for a
    special gift, (we're out-doors-kind-of-people), well, it's kind of like
    a special symbol of his love for my life style and I so appreciate
    his acknowledgment of me, it made me feel so special in his eyes...
    I still carry it and so always will it remind me of how sensitive he is
    to me and my spirit...
    Sounds like hubby cares about you a lot. Kudos to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornetguy View Post
    Well, I do equipment maintenance for a living, so there seems to always be something that I need a knife for. You'd be surprised how many times people ask if they can borrow it for a second, or if I can cut something open for them....
    Hubby was an HVAC mechanic turned steamfitter (turned computer tech.) I was a bookkeeper in a factory that made industrial lights and outlets, plus the assistant maintenance manager for a property management company at another time, so I was busy racking my brain, (did you smell the smoke), trying to figure out why you needed a knife anyway. I thought hubby used wire cutters.

    So I asked him. Half an hour later, (stories of fond memories added in), I get it. Can't use wire cutters for wiring, because wire cutters cut only at one depth, and the copper underneath might be thicker than that. Something-something about the dangers of even cutting a sliver of the copper off with important wiring, and all I got was, "You do not use wire cutters, particularly in a union shop. And you do not even thinly shave copper wire because... bad things happen."

    And that's the difference between what you would tell an unknowledge woman, and what she hears.


    Now it dawns on me -- just about every guy I ever worked with was carrying either a weapon or potential weapon on him at any given moment, and I never noticed.

    My coworkers in the office at the factory and the bosses all really did carry guns with them at all times. Had the proof in the ceiling above one of the boss's desk. (He owned a gun as a statement, and knew nothing about gun safety, so he was cleaning it after work one day... and the next day there was duct tape on the ceiling above his desk. ) Most of the coworkers and bosses carried guns because the business was a couple of blocks from The Bad Lands -- the most dangerous neighborhood in Philly. And, the only heroin dealers in the city (at that time) were set up across the street from the factory, so there really were gunfights every other week. (Coworkers kept ducking behind flimsy walls, but I didn't bother, since I already knew, if I was hearing the gunshot, I was still alive. If the bullet was going to hit me, it would before I heard it.)

    Still. How about that? My husband carried a knife for 30 years and I never knew. (He can't remember brand. He only remembers the company sent out birthday and Christmas cards to every customer. And, it wasn't a Buck. I always thought a buck knife was a boy scout knife, but he taught me it's a high-prestige brand with roughly 300 different kinds. So, kudos, Old, for having a Buck. lol) AND I worked with quite a few maintenance men over the years, and never knew they carried something in their pocket that worked better than a car key to open package. Yeesh! Had I known that, I could have saved about an hour of my life from removing tape that got stuck on my car hey. lol
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    I never carry knives. I do though, always carry a guitar pick or two.

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