What's in your pocket now?


May 19, 2014, 09:39 PM
Buck Slimline 721.

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May 19, 2014, 09:43 PM
I have the green and metallic scaled versions as well. I love that its made in America, has great lines akin to the Spydercos, which I really like. It is only 30 dollars and can be found at any Walmart. I know its not made of the most premium steel but mine has performed very well. I love it.

Sam Cade
May 19, 2014, 10:13 PM

My pockets were pretty full today.

May 19, 2014, 10:20 PM
Yes, it's Chinese. I believe it is a unique design, though. So please don't crucify me.

I was so worried about carrying such a small blade, I carried a backup while I evaluated it. I'm down to just this one, and the anxiety is gone. She gets the job done.

May 19, 2014, 10:23 PM
Yeah you were full, Sam. Have a good cigar today? Those inexpensive Ronson torch lighters are great buys. Nice blades too.

May 19, 2014, 10:26 PM
I like the design on that sleek little knife...great color on the scales as well, Gloob.

Sam Cade
May 19, 2014, 10:37 PM
Have a good cigar today?

I had a pretty fair Romeo Maduro and a couple Leinkugels. ;)

Those inexpensive Ronson torch lighters are great buys.

They really are!


Everyone should have the means of starting a fire and a knife on their person whenever possible.

May 19, 2014, 10:45 PM
Nice cigars...my regulars are the Parodis dry cured cheroots.

I like that neck knife...not familiar with the make/model.

May 19, 2014, 10:50 PM
Ok...Timberline...curse my eyesight! :)

Sam Cade
May 19, 2014, 10:59 PM
Yup. The laminate construction is fascinating.



May 19, 2014, 11:17 PM
A el cheapo United Cutlery Harley Davidson branded folder. Been carrying it about 15 years.

May 19, 2014, 11:31 PM
Leatherman fusion

May 19, 2014, 11:37 PM
Found knife. USA made Kershaw. 3" blade. Assisted 1 finger open. Best pocket knife I have ever known. 198596198597

May 19, 2014, 11:54 PM
-That laminate is very interesting, to be sure. What are the two materials?

-The "cheapos" can be jewels :) I like some of the UCs fancy designs...I had a nicely faux jeweled one I lost years ago....still miss it.

-I love the leathermen....I have a multitool I've had for 20 years and going strong.

-Kershaw makes some great designs...the finger flipper is quite convenient. Nice knife.

May 19, 2014, 11:55 PM

May 19, 2014, 11:57 PM
This stuff and the cell phone I used to take the picture


May 20, 2014, 12:01 AM
Kershaw Thermite clipped to strong side pocket. FourSevens QTL [Quark Tactical single (R)CR123] on the key ring, Nitecore IFD2 clipped to the weakside pocket.

The Thermite has replaced several more expensive folders as my edc, since I bought it a couple months ago. It was purchased to "try out" Kershaw's semi-low priced Chinese made frame locks. Obviously they're quite a value.

May 20, 2014, 12:19 AM
Ug...how goes your experiences with the Spydercos? Did you get resolution re: the problem areas?

Have not heard of the Thermite.

May 20, 2014, 12:32 AM
Which coldsteel knife?

I had one of their push daggers years ago and really liked the design...nice sharp edge and a semi-false edge on the reverse.

May 20, 2014, 03:09 AM
Spyderco Native and Endura and and Grandpa's old shrade for whitling

May 20, 2014, 04:55 AM
This Frankenknife :-)

bought it on eBay for 1$ many moons ago. It`s an old Solingen fishing folder,
that apparently got a new blade welded to it. Its carbonsteel,
sharpens faily easy and serves as my office knife.
(we haz a gas bbq on the terrace :-) )

Carl Levitian
May 20, 2014, 08:40 AM

The Sardinian resolza has been getting a lot of carry and use. I'm getting very impressed by friction folders.

I've also been carrying my dad's old Christy knife just for the nostalgia factor, but it is a handy little sucker.

May 20, 2014, 10:37 AM
Timberline/SwissBianco Neck Angel - G-10 and 440 stainless laminate. Very light and very easy to carry as a result. No need for "better" steel since it isn't going to be used for heavy work.

May 20, 2014, 11:29 AM
Since I'm traveling in Washington and didn't want to loose anything valuable to the airline -

May 20, 2014, 12:11 PM
Right pocket: LCP in DeSantis Nemesis
Change pocket: Kershaw Damascus Scallion (I agree with lightning above)
Left pocket: harley key, change, spare mag for LCP
Right rear pocket: wallet
Left rear pocket: registration and insurance card for Harley (XR1200 has ZERO place to store anything.)

May 20, 2014, 02:21 PM
Well used locking Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox.

May 20, 2014, 03:58 PM
Leatherman Skeletool on one side and a Kershaw Leek on the other.

May 20, 2014, 06:51 PM
In the nite-eyze pouch on my belt, I carry a CRKT HAMMOND CRUISER & a CRKT SRT M16-13LE. In my pocket I carry a SPYDERCO HARPY . This way I have what I need most of the time.

May 20, 2014, 06:55 PM
Kershaw, Ken Onion design, with lock removed.

May 20, 2014, 07:20 PM
Spyderco Sage 2

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/kurt1305/image_zpscd0d5ba5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kurt1305/media/image_zpscd0d5ba5.jpg.html)

May 20, 2014, 09:28 PM
I pocket my coldsteel recon1. This is the best knife I have ever owned. It even beats my old cutco. Haha.

May 20, 2014, 09:53 PM
Crkt foresight, leatherman blast, thrunite t10s, phone, wallet, pen, firesteel. Plenty of people want to give you crap for having an EDC, if only they'd listen long enough to hear how much I genuinely use all of it. Not that I really care, their loss. And then there is all the borrowing of said EDC items...

May 21, 2014, 02:50 AM
Leatherman wingman, Schrade old timer (Buck 110 clone). Everything else is either in my tool box or the tool bag or locked in the truck (I'm at work).

May 25, 2014, 02:09 PM
Today I have a different flavor of the same knife. Grey scaled version. My Motorola Razor and a case for contacts ( I use them to hold medication and not contacts, the screw on feature works better than the snap/friction fit medication cases).

Some great responses...lets keep this going...what's in your pocket right now? :)

Sam Cade
May 25, 2014, 02:22 PM
SRM 605


May 25, 2014, 02:50 PM
:cool: I love the bottle top and the paper clip. With that nice little knife added you are practically MacGyver!!

May 25, 2014, 08:16 PM
Camco Scout Knife.

May 25, 2014, 08:36 PM
Hmmm, let me go through my belt purse... (actually it's an old 30 caliber carbine cartridge pouch with the center stitching cut)

A Muela "fury" folding stiletto that is handy for cleaning out various lines, tubes and pipes.
An "Old Timer" folding knife for general cutting chores.
An activator coil for a shock prod.
A small butane lighter.

May 25, 2014, 10:36 PM
A Schrade lightweight folder.

the Black Spot
May 28, 2014, 09:51 AM
Crkt m16-13z

May 28, 2014, 10:55 PM
Spyderco Endura FFG Blue, Spyderco Delica Wave, Leatherman Wingman, and a Cree AA LED, right now and every day. Phone, gum, military New Testament, keys, some lint.

May 28, 2014, 11:31 PM
Well you certainly are prepared, Noah! Cargo pants? :)

May 29, 2014, 01:00 AM
Spyderco Delica 4 in Aogami Superblue laminated with 420J and a S&W 442. You won't find the Delica in there often but I just got it back from Seattle Edge and I was using it to slice through the veil between the worlds.

May 30, 2014, 05:53 PM
A Gerber mini-suspension multi-tool.

May 30, 2014, 07:28 PM
Nice Gerber, you should be well armed to take on many different tasks.

May 30, 2014, 09:02 PM
Benchmade Bone Collector Axis Folder. (http://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-Collector-Folding-Layered-Handle/dp/B003X06710/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1401497999&sr=8-13&keywords=benchmade+bone+collector)

May 30, 2014, 09:31 PM
Thanks for the link, rbernie.

Very nice knife...the axis locks with the large thumb holes are my favorite BMs.

Blade First
May 30, 2014, 09:37 PM
Interesting Klaas you have there, hso...my carry lately is a ZT0350 with tiger-stripe blade.

May 31, 2014, 01:46 AM
Missed some spots shaving last night and was able to finish it off in the parking lot with a Benchmade TSEK in M390... do not try this at home.

May 31, 2014, 10:22 AM
ZT 0560.
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/snapshot762/004.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/snapshot762/media/004.jpg.html)

Brian Williams
May 31, 2014, 11:19 AM
One of Case's new Amber bone handled Sodbusters, a Case Pen knife, a Case yellow handled slimline trapper. I also carried Cross sterling silver pen/pencil set.

May 31, 2014, 12:33 PM
Beautiful folder, Snapshot!

Mind giving us some specs? Where did you purchase it?


May 31, 2014, 12:35 PM
You too are loaded up, Brian. I usually only carry one knife but have multiple available in the house, car, etc...

I wonder if a lot of folks carry more than 1 or 2 knives?

May 31, 2014, 01:05 PM
Not my "pocket", exactly: id tags, original DK-EC in 3V, micro lights.

May 31, 2014, 04:23 PM
CRKT Drifter...nice for the price.

May 31, 2014, 06:08 PM
Not in my pocket, but 5 inches from me on my desk. My new flashlight.


May 31, 2014, 10:42 PM
A handkerchief, Campo scout knife and a Kershaw 1960st

June 1, 2014, 05:41 PM
Case peanut in burnt amber with raindrop damascus steel.

Sam Cade
June 1, 2014, 06:00 PM

Old Benchmade BG42, 2006 vintage CRKT Cobuk, eraser, tire gauge, gum wrapper.

June 1, 2014, 07:30 PM
Depending on which day, Benchmade Adamus 2750 plain edge, Benchmade Adamus 2750 partial serrated edge, or Gerber Covert.

June 1, 2014, 07:34 PM
Whoops, "max of 4" Oh well the serrated Adamus looks just like the plain edge, but with partial serrations...


June 1, 2014, 07:36 PM
Opinel No. 8 folder, with walnut handle.

June 1, 2014, 08:54 PM
Sam I love the little extra goodies you have stowed in your pockets...from energy drink tabs to gum wrappers...very authentic.

June 1, 2014, 08:57 PM
Nice knives Russ! A good quality assortment.

Liberty, I have always loved the Opinels. Great knife at any price.

June 2, 2014, 12:16 AM
Benchmade Emissary 477, the big brother of the 470. Very nice knife. Axis lock with spring assist. Flicks open as fast as any switchblade, but completely legal in most states.

June 2, 2014, 12:43 AM
I purchased the Spyderco Bug and the SOG Micron thinking they might be lighter than my Gerber 200 but when I put them on the scale the Gerber 200 was a little bit lighter.

Replacing my Maglite Solitaire with a StreamLight Nano, made my key chain lighter and it now takes up less room in my pocket. I also replaced my all-metal car key with one that has a plastic head on it - which also made my pocket lighter.

But all that stuff is in my left pocket, and in my right pocket is my Rohrbaugh R9


Carl Levitian
June 2, 2014, 11:38 AM
Northwoods stockman, 4 nches closed, cocobolo scales, 1095 steel. Very smooth light pull on blades. Been carrying it for a while now, and edge holding is great, and pocket friendly.


June 2, 2014, 03:35 PM
Nice blade Carl.

June 2, 2014, 04:11 PM
Ontario RAT-1

June 2, 2014, 07:10 PM
Beautiful folder, Snapshot!

Mind giving us some specs? Where did you purchase it?

Thanks, I am really liking the 0560 it is a BEAST! A bit chunkier to carry than my previous EDC, a Benchmade 710, but the titanium frame makes it feel lighter than a knife it's size should. The elmax steel takes and holds a scary sharp edge as well. I picked it up from The Knife Connection, which is a great company to deal with BTW. Excellent customer sevice and great prices. Click the link for better pics and specs.


June 3, 2014, 01:57 PM

June 3, 2014, 03:05 PM
As far as knives go, I usually carry a Zero Tolerance 0350 and a small SAK. If I need something lighter than the ZT, I substitute a small Case Stockman or an Opinel number 6. I suspect a small Leatherman will join the menagerie soon.


June 3, 2014, 03:48 PM
Benchmade AFO II Black Serrated Auto.

I love AZ knife laws.

June 3, 2014, 07:55 PM
First purchase from Cold Steel. Rajah III. Seems like a decent knife at a fair price. The thumb stud functions similarly to the Emerson Wave and opens the blade when you pull the knife from your pocket.

June 3, 2014, 10:20 PM
Today a black SAK and a no name peanut along with a Kershaw speed safe .

June 4, 2014, 09:21 PM
Great posts everyone.

Quite a big pocketful of stuff. Chicklets? :)

Gotta love the lint!! :)

June 4, 2014, 10:53 PM
http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy185/jbjhill/_MG_4521_zps9fd485e0.jpg (http://s790.photobucket.com/user/jbjhill/media/_MG_4521_zps9fd485e0.jpg.html)
There's some nitrile gloves in there too

June 6, 2014, 12:20 AM
Great posts everyone.

Quite a big pocketful of stuff. Chicklets? :)

Gotta love the lint!! :)

Yup. Gotta have gum. That was only one pocket.

June 6, 2014, 02:35 AM
Always two knives. Today it was my Spyderco Tenacious and a Winchester yeller pen knife. Receipt for Austin landscape stone and a mix of peppermint and wintergreen hard candies.

10 silver eagles for a couple hours too after the trip to the post office.;)

June 7, 2014, 03:10 AM
Some good stuff guys.

It looks like gum/candy and steel go well together :)

Mike J
June 7, 2014, 04:35 AM
Okay, I'll play. A black plastic handled Buck Bantam, a phillips tip & extension, 5/16", 3/8" & 1/4" screw tips, change, keys, wallet, and a zippo with checkered coco bolo wood on it with a ruger eagle medallion.

Edited to add: I am a construction worker & the screw tips don't get taken when they are in my pocket.

June 8, 2014, 12:05 AM
1) Dumb phone

2) Keyring

StreamLight Nano
Gerber 200
Car key & house keys

3) Wallet with key holder and extra keys

4) Nemesis holster

5) Rohrbaugh R9

6) Winchester 147gr Ranger "T" Series JHP - RA9T


June 8, 2014, 07:43 PM
Nothing right now just relaxing . Now I got a 45 on my side table and homemade letter opener.

June 8, 2014, 10:28 PM
Earlier I had my blood pressure meds in a case, a Buck backlock, a piece of paper with blue gum residing inward (my young daughter put the wet gum in my hand during Church...had to wrap it in an offering envelope), wallet, keys and keyring light.

June 8, 2014, 11:28 PM
Just got back from walking the dogs, so nothing fancy. A Fenix E01, plastic shopping bags, a house key, and a silver Vic Cadet.

The wife and I took our son to the Moorpark zoo earlier today, so I added a small boo boo kit, hand sanitizer, and diaper bag full of things of a three year old needs on a day out!

June 8, 2014, 11:36 PM
Keys, cards, Motorola Droid, $ bills, CHL license, Ruger LCP in Sticky holster, and my $0.94 Walmart partially serrated 3 " folder.

June 9, 2014, 01:08 PM
A older US made schrade ch7, a victoinox swiss army knife Iv carried every day since I was 11 and my great grandmother gave it to me, and one of those weird lil wallet foldy jobs

Sav .250
June 9, 2014, 01:22 PM
At the moment just a pocket watch. When I do carry it`s a Buck 110,folding.

June 9, 2014, 10:19 PM
Ahh the good ol' Buck 110.

June 11, 2014, 01:18 PM
I've got a Schrade Uncle Henry 707UH Gambler in my pocket right now. I like a pocket knife with a pair of scissors on it, and my place of work limits the size blade I can carry. The 707UH meets both criteria.


I do usually carry a larger Spyderco or Kershaw on the weekend or when I'm not at work.

June 14, 2014, 05:07 AM
That's a nice little knife. Mind if I ask how much?

Carl Levitian
June 14, 2014, 12:56 PM
My old Bertram made Hen and Rooster half stockman.

June 14, 2014, 03:01 PM

I forget which Opinel model# this is, but it has the 3.5" carbon steel blade. I opened up the pivot slot a little bit to make it easier to open, so opening it one-handed is not too much trouble now. The thin cross section is easy to keep sharp and the classic old-school look is just what I want in an everyday knife.

June 16, 2014, 04:05 AM
Nice knives...and pipe. :)

June 16, 2014, 01:46 PM
My trusted Leatherman, my .22cal Derringer and of course a cellphone(Sony Experia)

June 16, 2014, 07:08 PM
Nice .22, who makes that one?

June 16, 2014, 07:49 PM
Just got Kershaw Drone A/O, nice knife.

June 16, 2014, 11:10 PM
Very nice, Doc. I just got a Kershaw Cryo from my little girl for Dad's day. Kershaw's are good knives and quite affordable. After examining the Cryo more closely, removing the useless thumb studs (useless for me...it has a flipper and I couldn't activate via the studs due to hand size) I have really come to like the little knife aside from the fact its from my daughter.

June 17, 2014, 01:44 AM
9mmforMe, it was a homebuild project. An off cut barrel from a .22-250 and fitted with a nipple to use red toy-caps as ignition, 5gr 2F and a 30gr Piledriver pellet- scary dangerous for such a little pistol.

June 17, 2014, 02:18 AM

Very impressive...you did a nice job. Sounds like it packs a good punch for its size.

June 20, 2014, 07:40 AM
Gerber icon for about 3 years now
http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad95/mongoslow/output_zpsanfsjsaj.jpg (http://s925.photobucket.com/user/mongoslow/media/output_zpsanfsjsaj.jpg.html)

June 21, 2014, 01:41 PM
Nicely used knife...the character of a fine soldier. ;)

June 21, 2014, 06:04 PM
my son bought me a new Paraframe for fathers day, I have carried it some this week when i was off work but it won't replace my Icon, just does not have that heavy solid feel to it, but I will carry it some when the wife and i are going out loafing.
http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad95/mongoslow/output_zps31mm3bek.jpg (http://s925.photobucket.com/user/mongoslow/media/output_zps31mm3bek.jpg.html)

June 21, 2014, 07:00 PM
A Ruger SR9C and about a grand in cash....Going tomorrow to buy a Bushmaster Varminter...Billfold and a spare mag for the 9C too.....Will put a nice scope and mounts on my credit card.

June 21, 2014, 07:49 PM
Wonderful gift!
I have one of the smaller paraframes and its a nifty little blade...I'll slip it in my pocket when dressed up.

June 21, 2014, 07:52 PM
Sounds like its Christmas!

How do you like the Ruger? I held one at a local gun shop and the ergonomics were great...as well as the trigger. Have you encountered any problems with that little pistol? I really like some of Ruger's products, though I was sad to see the P95s discontinued.

June 21, 2014, 07:57 PM
I have not had much in my pockets today...I've been working on the pool...its has a saline chlorinator and though they are touted as needing less attention, getting any pool started is a chore (one that I actually love to do, especially when the little girl and I are playing in the cool water on hot days like today)

So...I have had this around my neck since my trunks have been wet all day. I love this little Folts.

June 21, 2014, 08:31 PM
9mmforMe..........Love the SR9C...Low recoil and easy to pop bullseyes at 10 yards with that little pistol! I have a pair of 17 round mags and a pair of 10's I have shot some +P+ Ranger SXT Lawman ammo and several hundred reloads with lots of bullets and powders and loads with never a jam or a burp! My wife carries it a lot and loves it!. I've had kids shoot it as young as 6 and they loved it as well LOL!...They were good shots too! Its just a total pleasure to shoot!

June 22, 2014, 01:12 AM
Good to hear. I have been thinking of getting the 9mm chambering and have heard positive reports such as yours.

Sam Cade
June 22, 2014, 10:44 AM

The knife is a Shirley-Owens Daily-Kiri made by Sam1911 that I put a epoxy doped sisal wrap on. It is my most carried knife.

The fossils are crinoids.

June 22, 2014, 10:50 AM
Your pockets get treated to the widest variety of goodies and crap...Excellent!

p.s. when I saw that neat little blade I thought you had made it...looks like your style...either way its knifeygoodness as well. :)


Sam Cade
June 22, 2014, 11:02 AM
I saw that neat little blade I thought you had made it...looks like your style...

We are two Sams, united by a JShirley. ;)

the Black Spot
June 27, 2014, 04:11 PM
Sog trident

June 27, 2014, 07:21 PM
Leatherman Skeletool. It rides in my pocket pretty much ever day. The other knife I carry a lot is a Griptillian.

June 28, 2014, 11:39 PM
Good carry choices.

July 6, 2014, 09:06 PM

I forget which Opinel model# this is, but it has the 3.5" carbon steel blade. I opened up the pivot slot a little bit to make it easier to open, so opening it one-handed is not too much trouble now. The thin cross section is easy to keep sharp and the classic old-school look is just what I want in an everyday knife.
the number should be on the ring--I occasionally carry a 10 or 12 or Rajah 2, usually carry CS XL Vaquero Voyager

July 6, 2014, 11:20 PM
Nothing cause I am ready for bed .

July 7, 2014, 11:39 PM
The Opinel is a nice knife. I still have yet to handle one.
Bedtime for me too...no pockets right now but a few knives are on the nightstand.

Dirty Bob
July 10, 2014, 10:56 PM
Regular everyday carry*
o Jantz Supply blade (modded) in homemade kydex
o CRKT Ringer 3 (modded: removed finger "spur") on neck chain
o On keyring: SAK Classic, SwissTech Utili-Key, SwissTech screwdriver tool
o Springfield XDs 9mm 3.3" with 7- and 9-round mags of Federal 9BP
o Galco Tuck-N-Go tuckable IWB holster worn in appendix
o Handkerchief
o Navy Boot "Costanza" wallet
o "River Rock" 2AAA LED light
o LG smartphone
o Keys
o Pocket change
* Not shown: Zebra 701 pen, Schrade knife pouch used to carry 7-rd. mag.

Respectfully submitted,
Dirty Bob

July 11, 2014, 07:54 AM
I had this one in my pocket recently: Schrade LB5.
http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/TailoAltera/002_zps4adf0428.jpg (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/TailoAltera/media/002_zps4adf0428.jpg.html)

July 11, 2014, 09:38 AM
Kershaw speed safe.

July 13, 2014, 01:06 PM

Izula II and Leatherman Juice building a shelf for mom :D

July 13, 2014, 04:46 PM
Nice knives guys.

Dirty you are definitely prepared! :)

July 13, 2014, 06:03 PM
Noah....you are a good son!

Bannock....nice Schrade...good looking scales. Had it long?

July 13, 2014, 09:56 PM
Out of all the 50 or so knives I currently have. The Case canoe knife is carried the most.


July 13, 2014, 11:08 PM
Kershaw speed safe.
Which one?

July 14, 2014, 01:09 AM
dst....got a pic of that canoe knife?

Dirty Bob
July 15, 2014, 02:50 PM
This is the "core" of my EDC. I've been carrying this knife for over 8 years (this pic is from 2006), not because it's the finest steel, or the prettiest knife, but because it works and is faster than any knife I've owned.


The little Jantz blade is of good quality. I buy blades from them, and from Texas Knifemaker Supply. The blade was double-edged, with a serrated back edge, when it arrived. I spent some time with a padded bench vise and a half-round file and sandpaper to change it to a "skinner" profile. Texas Knifemaker Supply has their Black Hole Skinner (http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/product_info.php?cPath=119_299_393&products_id=716), which is very similar to my blade from Jantz, for $15.

I "fold" the keys against the sheath for pocketing. I then cover them with a folded handkerchief. The flat side of the sheath is against my leg in the pocket. The keys are on the side away from me. The handkerchief is toward the outside.

I catch the corner of Kydex sheath on my pocket on the draw. The weight of the keys helps the sheath stay in the pocket. In "shady" areas, I walk around with my right forefinger hooked in the hole of the knife in my pocket. I can tighten my hand and pull it out, dragging the spine of the knife against the pocket. The sheath drops away. It's a clean draw in well under a second.

I can't get to a concealed pistol anywhere near as fast. The hands in pockets shouldn't look aggressive or weird. I know it's a small knife, but I'd rather have a small knife than empty hands.

For utility use, I use the CRKT Ringer 3 (neck chain) or the SAK Classic (on my keys). The quick-connect that joins the knife and keys can be popped open easily, so I just draw the keys from my pocket and avoid spooking the people around me.

It works for me!

...if this sounds paranoid, it's based on experience. In 2001, in the touristy downtown of one of the largest cities in the US (a city we were in the process of moving to), in a crowded area in broad daylight, my wife and I were targeted by a mugging team. It took place in an outdoor stairwell, and when the blocker moved into our path, I looked behind us to see another person -- a tweaker-looking guy who'd been 100 yards away moments before -- cutting off escape. My right hand dived into my pants pocket and grabbed the sliding utility knife there. I gripped it so that I'd be able to open it the instant it came out of the pocket and chose where I was going to try to use it on the very large, young, muscular man in front of me. He saw my intent -- although the knife stayed in the pocket -- and stepped aside. An EDC knife saved us from a robbery or from something much worse.

Dirty Bob

July 15, 2014, 05:15 PM
My trusty Spyderco Delica 4 is in my pocket right now, and more often than not. I have many more expensive knives, but I'm not sure I have a better knife.

July 15, 2014, 05:51 PM
Here you go 9mmforme.



Dirty Bob
July 15, 2014, 06:43 PM
dstegjas: That is a classic! I love the lines of a Case canoe. It must be a real pleasure to use. I love all the old canoes, trappers, and stockman folders! Thank you for sharing.

Dirty Bob

July 15, 2014, 08:32 PM
Which one?
It marked 1960 St Galyean design. I got it off Amazon.

Right now I got a tiny Camillus Jack knife.

July 15, 2014, 08:33 PM
Here you go 9mmforme.


I got a buck canoe in the same color RED.

July 15, 2014, 09:00 PM
Thanks Dirty Bob. I have several types of knives but I am a sucker for a nice Case knife. The slim profile of the canoe knife makes it a knife that feels good in your pocket and your hand.


July 16, 2014, 03:00 AM
Very good posts guys!

dst: That is a sweet case...nice and compact with just the right heft I bet.

July 17, 2014, 12:46 PM
purchased a kershaw whirlwind a few months ago, and am definitely pleased. sharp, opens fast, and light weight. got the made in USA model and it's guaranteed for life. for some might be a little bulky, but carry mine in my slacks and have no problem. i;ve got a buck and a spyderco, but sadly they are now relegated to the drawer, along with my case and benchmade.

July 17, 2014, 04:18 PM
1950's Grandaddy Barlow.

July 17, 2014, 05:48 PM
78 cents,,,
My key case,,,
A 12 Gig USB drive,,,
A tiny 1.5" folding knife.

The knife is a smallish lock-blade folder I paid $1.00 for in a pawn shop,,,
It has gotten me out of more trouble than my handguns,,,
When I walk to my parked car late at night,,,
It's open and in my hand.

It's a cheap Chinese thing,,,
But it's razor sharp and very handy.



July 17, 2014, 08:34 PM

Light, thin, and a good clip.. works for me.

Cocked & Locked
July 19, 2014, 05:56 PM
The Spyderco Delica and the Sig P230 were but not the rope nor hay bale. :D


Dirty Bob
July 19, 2014, 06:45 PM
Classic .380 SIG! Very nice!
I like the Spyderco Delica, too, of course.

You have good taste!

Dirty Bob

Cocked & Locked
July 19, 2014, 07:08 PM

July 25, 2014, 07:00 PM
Nothing I home for today.

July 25, 2014, 09:17 PM
OKC RAT-1, and has been on me every day since the Brown Truck brought it to me.

July 26, 2014, 08:12 PM
Kershaw folder, and a SAK.

July 27, 2014, 06:02 PM
CRKT M16-10KZ, Tanto bladed folding knife.

July 27, 2014, 06:22 PM
The usual stuff...

My Dad imparted a bit of wisdom upon me one day while in camp during one of our annual fall fish and hunts. The men, Uncles, Cousins and distant somewhat related folk, were mulling around camp after a long day of fishing and hunting and my dad pointed out how a few were searching out camp looking for someone who had a knife that they could borrow to clean their take. The ones searching he noted were my city raised uncles. One by one he asked his brothers if they were using or had their pocket knife with them. All replied with a yep or a yes and displayed proudly their knife. He turned to me and said " You can tell if a person is from farm stock by the fact that they have a well used pocket knife." He also noted that a pocket knife's size is less important than the knowledge of how to use it. I watched my uncles and Dad that year and noticed that they used their pocket knives much more frequently than their hunting knives. Likewise I've found that small knife that gets mixed in with my change is used far more often than the large knife clipped to that same pocket. It's a tool I rely on day to day. It is simple and durable as any good pocket knife should be.

July 29, 2014, 08:58 PM
SAK ,Gerber 300 and a Callimus Peanut. Plus my Kershaw drone in my back pocket with my Billfold.

Pete D.
July 29, 2014, 10:29 PM
In pocket right now...
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/271747A6-D128-4DB4-A9F8-B3D06631E2F8.jpg (http://s492.photobucket.com/user/PeteDoyle/media/271747A6-D128-4DB4-A9F8-B3D06631E2F8.jpg.html)

Dirty Bob
July 29, 2014, 11:03 PM
A Gerber Paul Knife! I haven't seen one of those in more than 20 years. Cool knife!

Dirty Bob

Doug S
July 30, 2014, 12:15 AM
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp42/dmattaponi/214_zps3c4a92a5.jpg (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/dmattaponi/media/214_zps3c4a92a5.jpg.html)

July 30, 2014, 01:00 AM


July 31, 2014, 06:05 PM
Saber Barlow, SAK, Calmius peanut, Nebo flash lite, Bill fold, Drone and cell phone.

August 1, 2014, 09:51 PM
At this time a Cold Steel X2 Voyager . This old style with the VG-1 6" blade R/F L/F a Cold Steel KUDU 4 1/4" blade for general use.

August 2, 2014, 09:59 PM
More often than not lately my carry knife is around my neck, but in the past few days I have been carrying a Pardue Limted edition Griptilian and a Mini Presidio

August 2, 2014, 10:33 PM
Buck Trapper. Keys. Ruger LCP. Cell phone was in there but i took it out to check THR. :)

August 4, 2014, 08:21 PM
Samsung 3 smart phone, drone, black SAK, Callimus peanut .

Marlin 45 carbine
August 4, 2014, 08:43 PM
schrade X timer folder.

August 5, 2014, 10:29 AM
Sam Cade - I am curious why you are carrying 3 screws and 2 bottle tops? Are you McGyver or did you just have them in your pocket to recycle or use for some taks later?

Not antagonzing, I am just curious if they have a real purpose.

August 5, 2014, 10:35 AM
Sam Cade - I am curious why you are carrying 3 screws and 2 bottle tops? Are you McGyver or did you just have them in your pocket to recycle or use for some taks later?

Not antagonzing, I am just curious if they have a real purpose.

August 7, 2014, 03:13 AM
Benchmade Griptillian, Leatherman Surge and Micra, bit driver set for the leatherman surge, Streamlight Microstream on a paracord lanyard I made,
These items are on cable key chain: benchmade knife sharpener (carbide v-cutter style for emergencies), GI can opener, medicine bottle w/extra meds, and some keys.
chapstick, car keys, wallet, and a pentel energel pen, and of course my P3AT.

And a really good carhartt belt to keep my pants up!;) Oh and forgot, Samsung S5

I may need to consider suspenders if I add anything else... :o

August 7, 2014, 08:43 PM
Small Buck Stockman.

August 11, 2014, 10:09 AM
I think that I am finally ready to leave my big lockbacks in the drawer and just carry my ol' SAK.
Yhe scissors, bottle opener, corkscrew, blades, and toothpick are too useful to leave at home

Sam Cade
August 11, 2014, 11:05 AM
Sam Cade - I am curious why you are carrying 3 screws and 2 bottle tops? Are you McGyver or did you just have them in your pocket to recycle or use for some taks later?

The screws were from a Becker, replaced that day with stainless ones.

I always put bottle tops (and can tabs) in my pocket. It is a bit of a compulsion.

And yes, I AM Angus MacGyver. :D

August 12, 2014, 03:45 PM

ZT 0566 and Wenger Esquire, just to name blades. :)

Gun Master
August 12, 2014, 05:23 PM
Schrade 3" one handed (opening) pocket clip on lock blade. I don't know model #, and I think it has been discontinued long ago.
The main backup for my S&W Model 38, unless I'm also carrying KelTec P-32, in which case, it is my second backup.
Sorry, no can do pics.

August 14, 2014, 06:18 PM
Nothing cause I cleaned out my pockets for the day.

August 19, 2014, 06:50 PM

Bartholomew Roberts
August 20, 2014, 08:50 AM
Left pocket - CRKT SPEW, Right pocket - Benchmade Rift 950 and Swiss Army keychain knife along with M4 Sebertool.

August 20, 2014, 03:52 PM
Kershaw Leek G10 My every day knife

September 1, 2014, 11:22 PM
Hissatsu folder and an old Spyderco Draggonfly serrated blade.

September 4, 2014, 12:11 AM
Samsung note 3, benchmade infidel.

midland man
September 4, 2014, 03:34 AM
case xx mother of pearl peanut! :)

September 15, 2014, 12:57 AM
Texas toothpick

September 15, 2014, 07:05 AM
Spyderco Embassy switchblade, today.

September 15, 2014, 07:48 AM
Doug Ritter Mini Griptilian, aka 'mini-RSK MkI'. It, or its twin that I bought as a spare, has become my EDC.

September 15, 2014, 05:17 PM
A vintage Van Camp trapper I use to whittle.

September 22, 2014, 09:44 PM
Just went to visit my father in the hospital. Bench made mini grip in front pocket and CRKT Hissatsu in the back pocket. :)

September 23, 2014, 05:07 PM
Just picked up a Kershaw Tone. Don't be surprised if you haven't heard of it. It's an exclusive for Academy Sports. Amazing value. It will be in my pocket over the next week.

September 23, 2014, 07:36 PM
Finally broke down and got my first Sebenza. I thought the #21 was only "Okay", but it was the #25 with its almost flat ground blade that won me over. Didn't realize how big the redesigned pivot is until I began playing with it and comparing it to other big folders of mine.

Verdict is still out if it becomes a constant carry, I just like playing with different knives too much.

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