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Who carries a fixed blade for EDC? Size?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by CDR_Glock, Nov 5, 2010.

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  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Member

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    I have a Cold Steel master tanto (6" Blade).

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    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?
     
  2. mg.mikael

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    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.
     
  3. Vermonter

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  4. CDR_Glock

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    In Florida, you can carry if you can hide it.

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    This is a COLD STEEL Magnum IX Tanto.
     
  5. bikerdoc

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    A little something I made. I wear it in a sheath on my belt when the mood strikes me


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  6. conw

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    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?
     
  7. RONSERESURPLUS

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    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!


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  8. zignal_zero

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  10. deafdave3

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    Why would you carry a fixed blade knife?
     
  11. zignal_zero

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

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    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.
     
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    CRKT Triumph N.E.C.K. @10:30.
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    It's faster, and it won't fold, cutting your fingers off when you stab someone in the face with it.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I always seem to leave out that I have a license.
     
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    A USA made Sharpfinger.
     
  17. Beaux Nehr

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    What? I don't even-
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    That kind of talk is neither healthy, nor intelligent, legally speaking.
     
  18. JTW Jr.

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    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.

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  19. deafdave3

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

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

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

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  21. deafdave3

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  23. Black Toe Knives

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    I live in the suburbs of Memphis and Tennessee also has a 4'' limit on carry knives.
    Just not fix blade friendly.
     
  24. JShirley

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    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.
     
  25. deafdave3

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    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.
     
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