Pocket carry fixed blades

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  1. the_dude

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    post your pocket carry fixed blades!

    the evolution of my knife preferences has led to a pocket carry fixed blade setup. i'm in the process of building sheath systems for each fixed blade i own. anything too large to pocket carry will likely get sold off.

    i'm interested in seeing what works for you, so i can steal your ideas.

    these are my main blades that are getting new pocket sheaths (izula not pictured):

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    I am carrying this one right now and around town this afternoon for errands I have to run.

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    I can pocket carry a folder with a 4" blade, but a fixed blade of any length blade is considered a concealed weapon. Put the fixed blade on the belt so that it is visible and it is leagally ok.
     
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    I used an Enzo Necker and put black Micarta scales on. I made the sheath for pocket carry. Works well in the front or back pockets. I've since added eyelets at the top to use as a neck knife if necessary. I have another Enzo Necker that wears Ironwood scales.


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    i feel like i'm well within legal bounds to carry a pocket fixed blade around here, but thanks for the info.

     
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    Here you can pocket carry a fixed blade if the blade is less than 2 inches. Other than that it considered a concealed weapon.
     
  7. MJGEGB

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    Years ago I tried a pocket carry fixed blade setup. I tried with a few different knifes this self made one included.

    [​IMG]My Trio. by MJGEGB, on Flickr


    Eventually I gave up on the idea and have been carrying a slipjoint since for many of the same reasons that drove me to try a pocket carry fixed blade.
     
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    I carried a piggyback Wolf Creek Forge Altoid’s tin knife and ESEE Izula until it wore holes in all my pockets. Then I made a belt sheath for the Izula.

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    That's great. We can now carry autos hopefully they will change the defination of pocket knife.
     
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    New stainless izula, courtesy of @Joshua Passehl

    Looking forward to this one

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    My EDC is an Old Hickory paring knife.

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    I've really come to appreciate stainless lately.

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    Yesterday's hike in a lovely thunderstorm reinforced that. (Pic of washing off mud from the trail in a puddle, total hiker trash) Even though my poncho kept my pack dry (and not much else in this heat and humidity) it's nice to just not worry about rust. Stuff gets wet on the east coast, it just happens.
     
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    back or front pocket carry? is it comfortable? i keep holding out for the day victorinox adds pocket clips to their tools, but that looks like a decent way to carry.

     
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    oiling knives and still having to wipe off rust is part of life around here. it is really nice to not have to worry about it.

    two summers ago, we had so much rain and humidity that mildew was growing on fabrics in our house and every tool i owned rusted.

     
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    I've had that happen in my garage, but thankfully the AC and crawlspace dehumidifier keep things in the house in check. The right stainless steel behaves just like high carbon outside of rusting easily, really is nice for some cases.
     
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    we need AC at our house ~5 days on an average year. so we don't have AC. i sure wish i had it that year, though.

    i've always been a fan of stainless, and have found exactly zero drawbacks for my uses.

     
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    I usually carry it in my back pocket, but it's okay in front too. Reasonably comfortable in heavier pants, less so in thin pants. I carried an Izula in it for years. The Bark River is new.
     
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    Currently EDCing a Backpacker from Cypress Creek Knives. It disappears right behind my wallet!

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    Put the bravo EDC back in rotation a couple weeks ago. Elmax.
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    I really like the joufuu clipped pocket sheath the way he does his clips they have really good retention ( sheath stays put when knife is pulled).the sweet spot for me is blades with overall length between 6.5 to 7.5 overall length.id post a few pics but I'm tec challenged lol
     
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    For working outdoors I love this set up. It clips securely to any pocket or webbing, and getting the knife out couldn't be easier.

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    the SET in my original post came with the same sheath. i stupidly left it in a hot car during work, and it deformed. easily the best kydex sheath system around.

     
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    The only knife that I own that fits this category is my A.G. Russell Woodswalker. It's probably the handiest knife that I own and it gets the most use around here.

    Steve
     
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    Dang, you could always pay him to make you a replacement. Will be just as good as the original. It's my favorite grab and go knife.
     
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    These often get pocket carried, although the S35V Cypress Creek Backpacker more often gets clipped inside the waistband of shorts using the Ulti-Clip like the (vastly superior) SET sheath pictured above.
    Left to right: A Seedy Lot Companion, Cypress Creek Backpacker, modified paring knife, AshwinEarl mini kwaiken.
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    Sheaths, self-made kydex. The paracord is still on the paring knife from neck carry while fishing.
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    *Edit* while I greatly prefer belt carry, pocket (and waistband) carry is often more convenient, especially in the warm season when I wear shorts more than jeans.
     
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    Never much cared for the idea of pocket carry, until I bought this Shawn Ellis Runt 4.5 inch blade so nice to throw in my front pocket and go.
     

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    This time of year I definitely would rather have a folder in my pocket. There's not enough pocket space wearing shorts and a t shirt . Plus it's so damn hot my butt shrinks too much and can't support the weight.
    Too much weight fluctuations depending on how much water and food I'm consuming I guess
     
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    No pocket carrying of fixed blades here in S. Nevada; not legal. Fixed blades can't be concealed.
    Open carry on a belt is legal.
     
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    Gotta post :)
    Been using a folder as of late, but this M. Presnel has been my faithful EDC for 3 years. Just sharpened up.

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    Some great sheaths shown. I like the sheaths with the clip and may have to upgrade to that style. :33:
     
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    imagejpeg_0_2.jpg Message_1561952210643.jpg my buddy John at jkhandmadeknives made me this urban set. I made the sheath. I liked it so much I bought my father one
     
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    I stupidly did the same thing a couple weeks ago with one of my knives. I had to go into a town office and knives are not allowed in Gov buildings so I tossed it in my truck :17:
     
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    Here's a batch of Pups I made for pocket carry, 3 fingered design, all Aldos carbon, a little thick. 1 (left) has Koa from a friends yard. 2-4 have MyCarta scales (homemade with scraps and resin). #3 has turned out to be the most useful blade design IMO, with a drop point and a swedge (my wife made the scales - calls it her tough chick knife). 2&3 were etched. All of them got a minimalist kydex sheath, which is why #4 has tape on the blade.
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    Maryland sucks! No pocket carry for fixed blades. But open carry okay.
     
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    Michigan is the same, no concealed fixed blades except during hunting season, and then it's only for "hunting knives".
    Yes, it's as vague as it sounds.
    Therefore I only carry concealed when I'm either hunting or on my own property.
    Right? Right.
     
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    In 2014 Tennessee repealed all knife laws. Switchblades, bowies, machetes, swords, and anything else can be carried, openly or concealed.

    I mix it up a bit, depending on the season and my mood, but mostly carry an Enzo necker.
     
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