CCW and folder


Nathaniel Firethorn
October 15, 2004, 09:54 AM
I was just wondering if CCW was perhaps correlated with carrying folders.

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October 15, 2004, 10:39 AM
I've continuously carried the folder I bought for $12 at a mil surplus store since I was 13.

Even in high school, the principal had no complaint when I whipped it out to attend to an innocuous cutting task in his presence.

Today, of course, that would have gotten me a firing squad.

Whole Hog
October 15, 2004, 11:00 AM
Well, I used Other.

I don't always carry a firearm. I always carry a folder.


41 magnum fan
October 15, 2004, 11:38 AM
Both,I have carried a knife since I was about seven.Have carried a gun since I was 18.

October 15, 2004, 11:40 AM
Both. ;)

October 15, 2004, 04:20 PM
Both, started carrying knives camping at age 7-8, everyday at 18, and firearms regulary since sept 2003. I find the knife gets used more and is more useful on a everyday basis, the handgun more comforting on a daily basis :).

Greg L
October 15, 2004, 05:11 PM
You can stick me in Whole Hog's catagory.

My knife (Gerber folder I picked up somewhere) is either in my pocket or right next to the keys & wallet. The pistol is in the safe. There are days where if I know I will be going somewhere that a pistol isn't allowed but a knife will be ok then the pistol will stay home.


October 15, 2004, 05:21 PM
other, because i carry a fixed blade and a sig p228 most times...

October 15, 2004, 10:28 PM
IWB 1911, Emerson Commander, and Chris Reeve Sebenza, all day, every day.

October 16, 2004, 01:50 AM
My G19 and a S&W SWAT folder.

October 16, 2004, 01:54 AM
I've carried folders all my life, mostly for work, and have only carried a gun for a year. The knife has nothing to do with the gun - I'd carry it anyway. This way you're just prepared for any shootin' OR cuttin' that might be needed. :)

October 16, 2004, 02:13 AM
I carry a S&W 4586 and a S&W SWAT knife. Its just a coincidence

Zach S
October 16, 2004, 06:22 AM
I carry a Kimber Compact along a cheap and dull folder. When its misplaced I carry a CRKT M16-12z, which is normally used for work since it actually keeps an edge and doesn't need sharpened twice a week.

October 16, 2004, 07:16 AM
Does the Swiss Army option count as a folder?

Ex-MA Hole
October 16, 2004, 07:31 AM
I ALWAYS have a Gerber folder in my pocket. Usually has a 642 for a friend.

October 16, 2004, 08:19 AM
Stealing a line from Whole Hog --

I don't always carry a firearm. I always carry a folder.

That's me.

October 16, 2004, 08:40 AM
I always have my Emerson Commander and always have a kel-tec p32 in my pocket. That is in addition to the Glock 9mm that I carrry daily.

October 16, 2004, 10:07 AM
Usually Firearm and folder, but sometimes a fixed blade, and sometimes 2 folders.


Tom Servo
October 16, 2004, 12:41 PM
Sig P239 or P228, depending on weather, and either a mini Griptilian or CRKT Hawk D.O.G. Even if I'm in a spot where carrying a sidearm isn't an option, I've always got the folder.

I don't consider the knife a weapon, though. It's just a handy thing to have.

October 16, 2004, 04:35 PM
(When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought he was asking about carrying a folding-stock long gun for CCW.:D

I've always carried a pocketknife as a tool. Currently I have two, a Swiss army knife and a Gerber LST-2.

Nathaniel Firethorn
October 16, 2004, 06:20 PM
I wanted to see whether a folder would be a tip-off that someone is CCW. It looks like it might indeed.

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October 16, 2004, 06:22 PM
I was taught from an early age that the only correct response when asked, "Do you have a knife?" is: "Always!";)

Since it became legal for me to do so, locally, I have "Always!" carried both.

Before it was legal, ...well....:rolleyes:

Shaughn Leayme
October 16, 2004, 09:44 PM
Have folder will travel, have been carrying one or another since I was 12.

Currently a 1911 and a Gerber 650 or an older buck folder.

Get outside the city and most everyone has a folder riding in pocket or on the hip.

October 16, 2004, 10:44 PM
I'm in the both category, but the knife I carry is more of a tool than weapon. It's a small Kershaw spring "assisted" piece. I also carry a "Tinker" model Swiss Army Knife and a Leatherman tool.

October 16, 2004, 10:46 PM
2 folders, no firearm. (Spyderco Military + Civilian.)

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