Who carries a fixed blade for EDC? Size?


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CDR_Glock
November 5, 2010, 11:51 PM
I have a Cold Steel master tanto (6" Blade).

http://tapa.tk/mu/62e757ea-c2a6-6b6e.jpg

I am getting my other fixed blade knife and custom kydex holster tomorrow. It is a Cold Steel Magnum IX Tanto (9" blade). Now that weather is getting cool, I am debating keeping it or selling it.

If I sell it, I told a guy I would sell it a few bucks over cost.

What would you do? Keep it? Sell it?

Do you carry a fixed blade? How long is the blade?

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mg.mikael
November 6, 2010, 02:10 AM
No fixed blade for me, but that depends alot on where you actually live. I live in the suburbs of Chicago and go into the city everyday(not to mention I'm a college student), so I obviously can't carry a fixed blade. A folder, 3 inch, I do have on me as my EDC though.

Vermonter
November 6, 2010, 03:24 AM
Izula

CDR_Glock
November 6, 2010, 01:37 PM
In Florida, you can carry if you can hide it.

http://tapa.tk/mu/62e757ea-83f4-ab5c.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/62e757ea-8404-ddb6.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/62e757ea-8415-d9b6.jpg

This is a COLD STEEL Magnum IX Tanto.

bikerdoc
November 6, 2010, 01:50 PM
A little something I made. I wear it in a sheath on my belt when the mood strikes me


http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/bikerdoc1948/IMG_1253.jpg

conw
November 6, 2010, 02:34 PM
I sometimes carry my becker/esee bk14 but really if I can only have one knife it's a folder. It's not safe to try to use a fixed blade with just one hand, counting the resheathing. There are very few rigs where you can re-sheath with one hand and probably none that are very safe. Maybe OWB...

The advantages of a FB make it worthwhile in addition to a folder but overall I find folders more efficient and presentable. I also have no idea why someone would carry a 6 or 9" blade as a general purpose EDC without a smaller knife, too. Do you really take that thing out in front of strangers to open packages, cut food, etc, or is it just a self defense item you carry every day?

RONSERESURPLUS
November 6, 2010, 02:55 PM
Hello all, RON L here - SERE SURPLUS

I carry a CRTT Copy of the Excellent Russell Sting 1 A Boot knife strong side carry, just in front of my EDC carry handgun, most times a BHP clone or 1911A1 or in summer a S & W Model 36 J-Frame snub, Boot knife is small and light enough I forget it's there and serves me well!


ROn

zignal_zero
November 6, 2010, 03:11 PM
In Florida, you can carry if you can hide it.



CDR_Glock -

that only applies IF you have a permit. in FL, concealing a FB w/o a permit is a misdemeanor. just a hedzup.

i also carry a FB, every day. mine used to be a Benchmade Nimravus, but now it's an ESEE 5. both of which ride IWB, behind the strong side hip, the Nimravus in a 2 Munkeez sheath, the ESEE in it's stock sheath (for now). i also carry a folder, as a secondary, but i don't like being anywhere w/o a FB.

mljdeckard
November 6, 2010, 03:24 PM
I keep a Gerber Mk II.......on my body armor vest. :)

I have been eying a few lately, it's something I might try. I found a Cold Steel Ti-lite imitation switch blade in my office, I have been clamping that next to my holster. But more and more I'm seeing the advantage of a fixed blade.

deafdave3
November 6, 2010, 03:26 PM
Why would you carry a fixed blade knife?

zignal_zero
November 6, 2010, 03:28 PM
Why would you carry a fixed blade knife?


stronger (no lock), normally faster to deploy, easier to clean up, probably more that i'll think of later.

TimboKhan
November 6, 2010, 03:33 PM
In daily life, I rarely carry a fixed blade. But, when I do, it usually boils down to something small. I had a Folts Minimalist necker from CRKT that I very rarely carried because I am not a fan of neckers. I ended up giving that to my Mom to use on her hiking trips. She loves it, and I wouldn't have given it to her if I thought it was a bad knife. I also bought one of those little tiny CRKT RSK Mk5 knives. It's super tiny, but I like the sheath and it carries in the pocket flat and easy. I don't carry it often, but it turns out that it is pretty useful as a daily knife. Finally, I occasionally carry a Becker Necker, though never around my neck.

REAPER4206969
November 6, 2010, 03:49 PM
CRKT Triumph N.E.C.K. @10:30.
http://www.crkt.com/crkt/content/images_inv/d/d/47/CR2030_xlarge_9504_large_47.jpg

REAPER4206969
November 6, 2010, 03:51 PM
Why would you carry a fixed blade knife?
It's faster, and it won't fold, cutting your fingers off when you stab someone in the face with it.

CDR_Glock
November 6, 2010, 04:48 PM
CDR_Glock -

that only applies IF you have a permit. in FL, concealing a FB w/o a permit is a misdemeanor. just a hedzup.

i also carry a FB, every day. mine used to be a Benchmade Nimravus, but now it's an ESEE 5. both of which ride IWB, behind the strong side hip, the Nimravus in a 2 Munkeez sheath, the ESEE in it's stock sheath (for now). i also carry a folder, as a secondary, but i don't like being anywhere w/o a FB.

Thanks for the clarification. I always seem to leave out that I have a license.

wheelgunslinger
November 6, 2010, 04:56 PM
A USA made Sharpfinger.

JTW Jr.
November 7, 2010, 12:07 AM
Why would you carry a fixed blade knife?

Why would you carry a 32acp ?

Answer: Because you want to.

I have carried a sub 3" fixed blade for daily use for about 3-4 years now , first it was a BM210 Snody , then a Rinaldi Matrix , and for the last 2 years , a EDFU model I made ( D2 steel , Paul Bos HT , Tan G10 scales , Kydex sheath worn horizontally ).

Very easy to draw , use and re-sheath without anyone raising a brow.

Rinaldi:
http://members.cox.net/wylie_knives/matrix.jpg

EDFU
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii89/VegasHenchman/MyKnives/Edfu_20090604_0851.jpg

deafdave3
November 7, 2010, 12:11 AM
Why would you carry a 32acp ?

Answer: Because you want to.

Wrong. I carry the .32 because its all I can afford right now. I don't want to carry it; its a family heirloom.

jahwarrior
November 7, 2010, 12:19 AM
when i carry a fixed blade, i generally carry a small one. it's either the CRKT Plan B, or the HAK, pictured here. i can't legally carry daggers here in PA, so i sold/traded them for knives i could carry.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/jahwarrior72/armoury/006-5.jpg

the Plan B is a great little knife, as is the HAK.

when i'm camping, i usually carry one of my khukuris.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/jahwarrior72/armoury/004-5.jpg

deafdave3
November 7, 2010, 12:21 AM
It's faster, and it won't fold, cutting your fingers off when you stab someone in the face with it.

This is what I wanted to know. Who qualifies someone in self-defense with a knife? Are there "knife self-defense" classes out there? Is this sort of training common in the military?

jakk280rem
November 7, 2010, 12:55 AM
i've carried a rat-3 every day for about 3 months now. i used to carry just a folder. i'm not sure how i got along without it before.

Black Toe Knives
November 7, 2010, 01:05 AM
I live in the suburbs of Memphis and Tennessee also has a 4'' limit on carry knives.
Just not fix blade friendly.

JShirley
November 7, 2010, 02:16 AM
No, training to kill with a knife is not taught in the US military.

Various knife fighting schools exist, but defensively, the place for a knife is NOT against another knife.

deafdave3
November 7, 2010, 02:26 AM
I carry a knife to cut a rope, to cut wire, to skin game, and maybe to cut twigs if necessary. I do not carry a knife for self defense. I just don't agree with it. If a guy comes up to me, fists clinched as if hes going to hit, I'm gonna try walking away at first. If he continues, I will defend myself. However, if the attacker has a knife, a chain, a partner, a pipe... anything to make a weapon justified, out comes the gun.

Just my honest opinion.

REAPER4206969
November 7, 2010, 02:49 AM
Are there "knife self-defense" classes out there?
Sure.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0fPL4f3Eqc

mljdeckard
November 7, 2010, 03:24 AM
No, the military doesn't really teach knife fighting. The guys in the military who taught me a little learned on the outside.

There are many good reasons to carry a knife WITH the gun. The most obvious one is, in life, you are going to have to cut a lot more things than you are going to have to shoot. If you carry a gun to save lives, do you think you are going to shoot through a seatbelt to pull someone out of a wreck?

Part of my retention training taught that if your gun is holstered, and you clamp onto someone who is trying to take it away from you, you may need to be able to draw a knife with your weak hand to stop them. We carry guns because bad things happen. When bad things happen, they usually all happen at once. Not having a backup plan to your gun is like saying you don't need a gun at all because you nothing bad will ever happen to you.

deafdave3
November 7, 2010, 03:35 AM
I carry a knife to cut a rope, to cut wire, to skin game, and maybe to cut twigs if necessary. I do not carry a knife for self defense. I just don't agree with it. If a guy comes up to me, fists clinched as if hes going to hit, I'm gonna try walking away at first. If he continues, I will defend myself. However, if the attacker has a knife, a chain, a partner, a pipe... anything to make a weapon justified, out comes the gun.

There are many good reasons to carry a knife WITH the gun. The most obvious one is, in life, you are going to have to cut a lot more things than you are going to have to shoot. If you carry a gun to save lives, do you think you are going to shoot through a seatbelt to pull someone out of a wreck?

I said, "I carry a knife to cut things; not for self-defense". The scenario you provided is NOT self-defense. If my kids were caught in a seat belt mishap, yes, I will cut them out. Otherwise, its not my responsibility to rescue people in a wreck; I learned that the hard way.

if your gun is holstered, and you clamp onto someone who is trying to take it away from you, you may need to be able to draw a knife with your weak hand to stop them.

I said, I will defend myself. In this scenario, the attacker trying to take my gun is unarmed, obviously. If my Martial Arts skills must be put to use at this point, the attacker will have a broken hand or wrist very fast.

zignal_zero
November 7, 2010, 07:33 AM
Jahwarrior -

are those dog teeth marks on the handle of the Mtech dagger?

mljdeckard
November 7, 2010, 11:57 AM
Anyone who tries to disarm you is a deadly threat.

jdh
November 7, 2010, 12:59 PM
5.5" is the max in Texas. Folders are illegal in San Antonio, fixed blades are not.

Black Toe Knives
November 7, 2010, 01:42 PM
Otherwise, its not my responsibility to rescue people in a wreck; I learned that the hard way.


As human beings it is our responsibility to help people in need. Screw the damn lawyers.

mljdeckard
November 7, 2010, 04:03 PM
As human beings, it is our responsibility to make sure our families don't end up helpless with us broke, in prison, or both. We do not carry to save the world. We carry to save ourselves. Helping other people is nice, but it's a distant second priority.

Say screw the damn lawyers all you want, but they are the experts. Do you REALLY want to do that?

Big Bill
November 7, 2010, 06:56 PM
Sometimes I EDC my older Benchmade 10500 Rant Bowie...

Length, Overall: 8.58"
Blade Length: 3.95"
Blade Material: 440C
Handle Length: 4.50"
Handle Material: Zytel
Weight: 6.16 oz
Sheath Material: Leather

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af142/teagueh/Knives/BM-10100.jpg

jahwarrior
November 7, 2010, 07:52 PM
zignal_zero said:

Jahwarrior -

are those dog teeth marks on the handle of the Mtech dagger?

hahaha...yes.

thunder173
November 7, 2010, 08:30 PM
In another day, in a former life,...and on a different world,..I carried a Gerber Guardian as an EDC, and would not hesitate to do so again if the circumstances required doing so. I occasionally carried a Gerber "Command" I,...when situations dictated,..and on occasion,..still do. I still own the Guardian,...the Command I,....and a Mark II that rode on my LBE for a lot of years,... from Nam to the Gulf,..and a lot of places in between.

Black Toe Knives
November 8, 2010, 12:43 AM
As human beings, it is our responsibility to make sure our families don't end up helpless with us broke, in prison, or both. We do not carry to save the world. We carry to save ourselves. Helping other people is nice, but it's a distant second priority.

Say screw the damn lawyers all you want, but they are the experts. Do you REALLY want to do that?

Most Dang Lawyers knows that most states have a Good Samaritan Law. In TN I am protected by A Good Samaritan Law. I also hold a Federal Amateur Radio Licenses, and I am a also trained "Volunteer" Emergency First Responder. So I can say screw the lawyers.

md7
November 8, 2010, 12:46 AM
the becker necker would be a good edc fixed blade. with a little rigging it can be made to carry on the belt. or you can order a clip from ka bar to attach to the sheath. it could also slip into your pocket if you wanted to carry it that way.

JTW Jr.
November 8, 2010, 12:58 AM
Agree Jim . however that "gross negligence" part is where the lawyers can have a hayday...

Gross negligence is a legal concept which means serious carelessness. Negligence is the opposite of diligence, or being careful. The standard of ordinary negligence is what conduct one expects from the proverbial "reasonable man". ...

When I hear of people winning multimillion dollar lawsuits from spilled coffee at a driver thru...

well , I tend to not want to put my future in the hands of a courtroom of lawyers , let alone a jury of my peers.

mljdeckard
November 8, 2010, 01:36 AM
You have whatever protection the judge and DA decide you have on any given day.

uspJ
November 8, 2010, 04:54 AM
I carry a Ka-Bar TDI weakside on my belt. I carry the small fully serrated model.

Black Toe Knives
November 9, 2010, 06:09 PM
Agree Jim . however that "gross negligence" part is where the lawyers can have a hayday...

Gross negligence is a legal concept which means serious carelessness. Negligence is the opposite of diligence, or being careful. The standard of ordinary negligence is what conduct one expects from the proverbial "reasonable man". ...

When I hear of people winning multimillion dollar lawsuits from spilled coffee at a driver thru...

well , I tend to not want to put my future in the hands of a courtroom of lawyers , let alone a jury of my peers.
Fair enough. But I am not sure my future would be worth living if I let anyone die and I could have saved them.

TimboKhan
November 10, 2010, 03:53 AM
Most Dang Lawyers knows that most states have a Good Samaritan Law. In TN I am protected by A Good Samaritan Law. I also hold a Federal Amateur Radio Licenses, and I am a also trained "Volunteer" Emergency First Responder. So I can say screw the lawyers.

True. Colorado has a couple of different laws in place that protect us citizens from this very thing. I still wholeheartedly agree with what mjdeckard says though.

The problem with this line of thought is that we all immediately assume the absolute most extreme situation possible, like a lady getting raped right outside our window, or a small child getting beaten to death in the middle of the street or something like that. In cases like those, the law protects us pretty well, and if you can help, help. Some things are worth the risk, but those things happen very, very rarely if ever to most of us.

However, in most cases where someone needs help, you have to weigh the consequences a little more carefully because the law is somewhat more nebulous. There are lots and lots of instances where helping someone results in nothing more than trouble for you and your family. Sorry, but if I have to spend six months, a year or even several years in jail on some felony charge because I pulled my gun/knife/fists of fury out without knowing the full story, the resultant financial toll, time lost from family and rights lost simply aren't worth it. If that makes me a bad guy, then I guess that's what I am, at least in this regard.

Fair enough. But I am not sure my future would be worth living if I let anyone die and I could have saved them.

This is where I REALLY agree with mjdeckard. Like you, if I can keep someone from dying, I will. However, my family comes first. My primary mission in life is to make sure, as best I can, that my family is safe, sound and taken care of. Simply put, I will not do one thing for another person that compromises that primary mission. If it doesn't compromise that mission, then I will go to war for just about anyone if it is the right thing to do. Incidentally, that basic point of view is true right on up through national politics. We should help other people/countries, but America first, literally everyone else second.

ricebasher302
November 10, 2010, 12:54 PM
http://www.topsknives.com/popup_image.php?pID=167&image=0

Black Toe Knives
November 10, 2010, 03:45 PM
Back to topic... I just want to wish the Marines a Happy Birthday. 235 years of ‘No man left behind’.

waterhouse
November 10, 2010, 04:07 PM
I carry a HAK almost every day. It is a handy tool and it fits in that little coin pocket on my jeans.

Aren't we all
November 10, 2010, 04:46 PM
5 inch handmade double edged with a rosewood grip and brass pommel and guard. Balanced to hit but first when thrown.

jalu
November 10, 2010, 08:35 PM
Ka-Bar Becker Necker around my neck seven days a week since this knife was introduced.
Also have a second one attatched to my right shoulder strap on any pack that I may be wearing. One hell of a handy knife.

J

dairycreek
November 11, 2010, 01:08 AM
SOG Mini Pentagon. Really handy as an EDC weapon.
http://www.knifeworks.com/ProductImages/sog/sogm14.jpg

TimboKhan
November 11, 2010, 02:41 AM
I just want to wish the Marines a Happy Birthday. 235 years of ‘No man left behind’.

Thanks, man. I spent a delightful day talking with all my old buddies about times good and bad.

Back on topic, I carried a fixed blade today for awhile simply in the spirit of this thread. I went out shooting and hung my Mora off my belt. I didn't really use it though...

sidheshooter
November 14, 2010, 03:15 AM
http://www.tactical-life.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/002.jpg


Or

http://www.heinnie.com/uploads/images_products_large/2216.jpg


Once in a blue moon

http://www.polkowskiknives.com/images/knives/fighters/tn/kasperpug.jpg

CDR_Glock
November 17, 2010, 07:07 PM
I just got this:

Marc Lee Glory Knife by benchmade

It is a nice knife with some girth and weight.

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890ab4-5fed-f898.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890ab4-5ffd-e5e3.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890ab4-6011-38f0.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890ab4-6025-c697.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890ab4-6040-2b3a.jpg

I decided to keep it.

http://tapa.tk/mu/a68908ae-6e14-523c.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a68908ae-6e28-319c.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a68908ae-6e46-aae0.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a68908ae-6e5c-f177.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a68908ae-6e71-8405.jpg

hso
November 18, 2010, 02:20 AM
EDC is a Sebenza, but I do carry a 4" Pesh Kabz from time to time.
http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/images/products/1834-1.jpg

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