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Thread: Pocket knife--what, when do you carry?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area

    Pocket knife--what, when do you carry?

    I'm sure this has been covered in the past, but I felt an updated survey couldn't hurt. Be sure to participate in the poll. Do you carry a pocket knife? When? Where? Maybe most important question of all, what kind?

    I've had my share of them, from the cheap one's I had in my tackle box as a kid to pretty decent knives as an adult. I've had Case and Old Timers, but now I prefer my made in the USA Buck. It's the Buck Knives 303A--a medium sized traditional folding pocket knife. It features 3 stainless steel blades, a 2-5/8" clip point, a 1-3/4" spey, and a 1-3/4" sheepsfoot. It is 3-1/4" long closed and weighs about 2 ounces. Mine has black plastic handles with the Buck logo, and has Buck's Lifetime Warranty. It seems to maintain a keen edge for all my needs. I bought it from Amazon about 3 years ago, right after I lost my Old Timer. Naturally, I found my lost knife the day after the Buck arrived. I usually have it in my pocket, but there are exceptions--usually when required by law.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    A USA made Case been carrying the same one for over 15 years now.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Leatherman Wave on my belt in a belt sheath.

    Only time I don't have it is when I have to travel on business.

    I've been carrying it for many years, in fact, it's my second one, as I was doing something stupid with the original one and broke the jaws on the pliers. I like it because you can open the blades on it one handed. If you get real good, you can even open the pliers just by flicking it just right.

    Just don't feel right without it.

    Came in handy one time at an ATM machine in Downtown San Francisco. Put my card in the machine, got my cash, and then my card didn't come out quite far enough to be able to get it with my fingers. Whipped out the leatherman, flicked my wrist to turn it into a pair of needle nose pliers and pulled the card right out. Should have seen the looks the other customers gave me. Like the couldn't believe someone would carry something like that around with them!

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    I used to have an old Case my Dad gave me many years ago, but lost it. I now carry a plastic handle single blade Buck. I like the Buck, but sure wish I had the Case back for sentimental value. Jim.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Buck 373 in my pocket and an original leatherman on my side at all times

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    a buck 701U 3 blade.. one blade does anything and the other two do what is required of them..from cleaning critters to cutting a piece of meat to eat..just a pant leg wipe and she is ready for the next round
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    N.E. Arkansas
    Mid size buck stockman ( 3 blades) in my pocket or in my hand all day long every day.
    I once heard that cats and women will do darn well what they please and that men and dogs would do well to accept it and just go on.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2011
    So. Florida
    I've always carried a pocket knife, just got to be a habit. Here's a few of ones handy.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I've carried a pocketknife everywhere allowed by law since I was in grade school. Carried a 4" Buck Folding Hunter on my belt for several years of high school. (Don't see that happening anymore.) Right now, I'm carrying a Leatherman Micra, although I've been through the gamut.

    Brent, I used to carry an original Leatherman full-time when I was working as a construction inspector. The toolbox on my belt was handy as heck and saved my bacon a number of times. I broke the jaws on it once, and sent it in for free repair. (That was back when they had a lifetime warranty.) I was later given the Victorinox equivalent, and that was always in my bag o' tricks when I was doing a lot of trade shows. (Before it was illegal to have that kind of thing in your carry-on luggage.)
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I probably have a dozen of them here and there around the house and shop. I've been carrying a Case Sod-Buster for the past year or so. Never without a knife.
    I have a small swiss army knife for when I travel.
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