Gun to Knife Ratio


September 24, 2003, 10:46 AM
After a while I learned that folks usually have about as many knives as they do guns...what's your gun to knife ratio?

2 to 1.

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September 24, 2003, 10:51 AM

September 24, 2003, 10:53 AM
Okay, I'll play...I'm figuring I'm 4 : 1 guns to knives, unless I can add in the knives I have in the kitchen ;)

September 24, 2003, 10:57 AM
Depends what you count as a knife, do you include razors and utility knives kept in my toolbox?

Counting only real pocket knives (and not including kitchen knives, razors, $2 utility knives, etc), I've got like 8:1 guns:knives. Ammo bills keep me from buying more knives.


September 24, 2003, 11:22 AM

September 24, 2003, 11:24 AM
6:1 guns to knives.

Knives that are worth more than $20, zero.

Though I guess one is coming in the mail for my birthday that will count as a nice knife, one that I can't carry around.

September 24, 2003, 11:37 AM

Two knives and two guns. Not counting the knife on my leatherman though...

September 24, 2003, 11:45 AM
Call it 5:1.

And I own more than one knife :p

4v50 Gary
September 24, 2003, 11:49 AM
Probably 10:1.

Next year I'm going to hammer a worn file into a knife. Got a Kukri that Spectre (John Shirley) gave me that is made from a file. Embarassingly untactical but my favorite daily carry knife is the Swiss Army. That knife has over 40k frequent flyer miles on it.

Now, my favorite "display" knife is a navy fighting knife with a gold battleship on it. It's a Pearl Harbor commerative and one day I'll surround it with 1/1200 scale models of the battleships that were present. Another nice "display" set is my Rex Applegate fighting knives. They even came with an autographed photo of the good Colonel. :D There are many more knives, but I really don't keep track of them all.

September 24, 2003, 12:08 PM
about 1:1

September 24, 2003, 12:12 PM
3+:1 or so... give or take...

Right now, in my posession, ON my person, 2 guns, 3 dedicated knives, a Leatherman Micra, and a Leatherman SuperTool... SO, 5:1...

September 24, 2003, 12:15 PM
I have a buddy whose knives are prolly worth three times the value of his car :uhoh:

September 24, 2003, 12:16 PM
I'd have to move again to figure it out.

But I usually wear more guns than knives.


September 24, 2003, 12:37 PM
Roughly 1:1, not counting swords or multitools, but counting bayonets.

September 24, 2003, 12:42 PM
If we're talking carrying, and not owning, then knives win out.

I usu carry one gun (P7M8) and 3 knives (Gerber, Benchmade and Leatherman).

If we're talking owning, then it's more even.

September 24, 2003, 12:48 PM

That's only counting the real knives, not the crappy ones I've found over the years in theaters and stuff.

September 24, 2003, 01:28 PM
Umm. A safe full of guns and a drawer full of knives.

Since the knives are smaller than the guns, and the drawer is smaller than the safe....

I'd say about 1:1.

September 24, 2003, 02:44 PM
A rough guestimate would be 20+ knives to every gun.:D

September 24, 2003, 02:57 PM
I'd guess about 1:1 ratio at this time.

Too many of both, and in each category, most are NIB.

I both collect and carry shooters/using knives


Will Fennell
September 24, 2003, 03:01 PM
I'm not going to count all of them up, but if you check my sig, you'll probally understand why its around 35 knives for every gun.

Good news is, I have ALOT of guns;)

September 24, 2003, 03:41 PM
Uh, a Ka-Bar Black Tanto, a Glock field knife, a Swiss Tool, a Swiss Huntsman F, a Böker Speedlock, a Herbertz one-hand folder, a cheap jackknife, and a cheap multi-purpose knife in the car. That's eight knives vs three guns.

September 24, 2003, 03:44 PM
Let's see, I have a Kershaw I carry every day and a Buck that goes hunting with me. That makes it about 15 to 1.

Desert Dog
September 24, 2003, 04:32 PM
If you don't count the ones in the silverware drawer and the block :rolleyes:

I have about 1:1...

September 24, 2003, 04:39 PM
2 knives to every gun

Black Snowman
September 24, 2003, 04:54 PM
OK . . . I'm going to count my sword and my battle axe as knives . . that makes it 9:7

September 24, 2003, 05:36 PM
I really only have one knife, the one I carry 24/7, not counting the 3 bayonets now on web gear. It does pretty much all I need it to do, so I see little need for another.

September 24, 2003, 05:44 PM
My wife has more knives than I do.:(

September 24, 2003, 05:50 PM

September 24, 2003, 05:50 PM
Prolly 2:1 (only counting "fun" knives, of course)

September 24, 2003, 06:26 PM
2.75:1, counting bayonets but not swords.

September 24, 2003, 07:02 PM
Mine is a ratio of 1 to 3.357 guns to knives.

For math wizards how many would that be? (in double digits)

Brian Dale
September 24, 2003, 07:05 PM
3:2:2 = guns to knives to axes.
I like axes. :D

jacketch, is it 14 guns and 47 knives?

{edited to add: and Schuey2002 (below), I am seriously low on flashlights :( I'd better get on it.}

September 24, 2003, 07:11 PM
It's probably a 2:1 ratio..

Now if you asked about a "Flashlight to Gun Ratio", then it would be more like 1:1.. :D

September 24, 2003, 07:13 PM
Right on Happy Bob:D

Jim March
September 24, 2003, 07:23 PM
Got two fighting folders, one fighting fixed blade *knife*, a 21" Khuk closer to shortsword class, and one battle-grade Katana.

Three handguns, the biggest a 38snub. Another to be added soon (FINALLY!)

September 24, 2003, 07:29 PM
Guns to flashlights, 2:1 for me :)

Futo Inu
September 24, 2003, 07:38 PM
1.5 to 1 (guns to knives)

September 24, 2003, 07:39 PM
0:10 or so :( .. unless you count airsoft :evil:

September 24, 2003, 07:50 PM
Approximately 1.4:1 guns to knives. Obviously I need more knives.

September 24, 2003, 08:08 PM
I have a close friend of the family who once told me that he had an insurance appraiser come to his house to insure his knife collection. The insurance appraiser left without a clue as to what to tell my friend his 1,500 knives were worth, or how to insure them.:D 1,500

September 24, 2003, 08:18 PM
tough but probably 5-10 knives per gun.

September 24, 2003, 09:01 PM
3:1 knives to firearms. Lots of flashlights, too.

September 24, 2003, 11:05 PM
Not counting anything in the kitchen, or anything worth less than $20, my gun to knife ratio is probably 1:4 or 1:5, and I'm not really hurting for guns, either. Just went on a knife bender a while back.

September 24, 2003, 11:51 PM
I've paired down the number of knives this past year, and upped the quality. I probably have a 2:1 ratio of knives to guns.

And BTW, since I just noticed Mr Fennell checked in...
I'm NOT gonna count all those knives up......
I have a question: where's that BK&T 11?!! I'd like to increase my knife side of the equation, ya know? :p :D geegee

September 25, 2003, 12:18 AM
Counting Bayonets?
Close to 1:1, all edged items included.

September 25, 2003, 12:38 AM

Cutco-1 (hunting knife)


Stevens 20 gauge-1
Marlin .22-1
Steyr M40-1
Sig Sauer p239-1

I guess that would be 4:7

September 25, 2003, 03:41 AM
~ 6 knives per bang bang.

September 25, 2003, 04:05 AM
5 guns:1 knives

September 25, 2003, 09:01 AM
I'd say 3 guns for every knife that I carry/use regularly.

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