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Y'all carry Boot Knives?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by The Evangelist Cowboy, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. The Evangelist Cowboy

    The Evangelist Cowboy Member

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    Like the title states do y'all carry Boot Knives? I carry the Cold Steel Peace Maker 2 with a 5.5 inch blade everyday. Might be a bit on the big side but it's super comfortable to me, even when walking or standing alot. Of course this is in addition of a pocket folder. IMG_20180914_165844087.jpg IMG_20180914_165725361.jpg
     
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    I own boot knives. However, these days I seldom wear boots.
     
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    I have been known to slip a Gerber Guardian in my boot from time to time. I wore that same knife on the suspenders of my LBE when I was in the Army many, many years ago.
     
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    I used to clip an inexpensive small folder to my steel toe work boots years ago. It was nice to have a sharp box cutter within reach, especially when I was kneeling or squatting.
     
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    Nope
     
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    Nope here too. I believe that where I lived (CA) when I wore boots and went to bars that it was a felony to have a concealed blade like that.
     
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    I haven't worn a boot knife in decades, but when I did it was a cheap Gerber and it fit badly in my boot. Rubbed my ankle raw.
     
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    One serves as the fob for my truck key.
     
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    Nope. Sometimes carry an ankle handgun.
     
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    Yes sometimes.
     
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    No, I did a one time carry a 357 in my boot , but since I retired I seldom wear boots any
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  13. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Not that I know of in Texas, you cant go to an alcoholic beverage store with any weapon but then again Im not frequenting those places alot if at all.
     
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    Yeah, I did. When I was 15. I think I read too much Gung Ho and Soldier of Fortune.
     
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    This one is very comfortable, it sits behind the ankle bone. And as you can see from the pics its a fairly large size for a boot knife.
     
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    Ive always heard of that, how do you carry it in your boot? Leave it in a pocket holster and put it in there?
     
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    Its actually a very useful method of carrying concealed, I carry a folder to for cutting jobs, this one has actually come in handy to in certain situations, never against a human buts its taken a hog and a dog, both of which I ended up on my back but thats a story for later.
     
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    I used a right handed IWB clip holster - clipped inside the right side of the left boot.
     
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    I'm sure it probably is. My reasons for it way back then were just ... lame.
     
  20. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    thats where I carry the knife
     
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    I never carried a blade on my ankle -it was always a folder and in my pocket if not in a spare mag holder on my duty gear (and down here in paradise boots aren't very practical unless you're working construction.. or riding a motor). I did carry a small five shot Chief on my ankle for many years (the early rigs in my era were sold under the "Legster" brand) but as I moved into the last half of my career real life experience taught me that small sidearms were an invitation to a bad ending if you actually tried to use one... so.... I began carrying my duty weapon always, even when off-duty (either inside the waistband or actually on my ankle...). I started out with an S&W 669, then actually carried a Sig 229 in an ankle rig- all the way until I retired out... To this day I have some noticeable dis-coloration on the inside of my weak side ankle where that rig was... No, you weren't going to do any running while carrying a piece on your ankle but if needed you certainly were equipped to provide any opponent a real surprise...

    As far as boot knives go... just the mention of them reminds me of how we used to train our rookies (and in-service folks - no matter how hard-headed they were...). We always emphasized that if you ever found a weapon on anyone you were dealing with - you only found the FIRST weapon.. Making a point of looking for that second weapon is a really good idea for those wanting to go home at the end of their shift (and also for any citizen holding a bad actor until the cavalry arrived....).
     
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    i have the same problem with boot knives as i do ankle holsters, I dont care to take my pants off to get at the item in question. What with bell bottoms being out of style and all:)
     
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    Was it with Western/Cowboy boots? Is it a secure grip? I'm getting ideas now...
     
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    I'm not going to say "trained" but I have practiced drawing it from this position and its not as slow as people think, BUT its of course not as fast as a folder from the pocket. The main reason its carried is because I work in a "professional" setting, and knives are frowned upon, I do not have a small stockman type knife yet but I will be purchasing one for this purpose as that type of knife doesnt scare as easily.
     
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