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  1. #11

    carrying 4 knives at once

    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    The answer is simple.

    Cut back to 2 knives (maybe even one knife and a multi-tool) and tell the moochers that want to borrow a blade that they need to tote their own.
    jtg452 has it exactly right: you can certainly justify 1 knife for practical purposes, but not likely 4--especially if your job is on the line.

    As for the others 3 knives, your boss will likely ask you:
    How often do you use your wire knife to cut wire? And if you cut wire that often, why not use a wire cutter or multi-tool?
    How often do people ask to borrow your knife? And why can't you just tell them you don't have one that they can borrow?

    As someone else said, to each his own. But when your boss is questioning what you do, you might want to rethink your EDC (at least for the time that you are work).

    That's just my 2 cents.

    Hope it works out for you.

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  3. I carry At LEAST 4 cutting instruments at all times and always have. Everyone where I work knows it. I pass through Security at least twice a day. Several are open carried on my body and obvious. I have been stopped by LE and ended up getting into discussions about the merits of the different items I carry. The biggest reason that I don't have a problem is that I am a known figure in the community and am considered one of the "good guys" because I have worked Emergency Services for over 31 years. A good reputation goes far in this world.

  4. #13
    If your job wants you to carry pink flowers on duty instead of knives you have to so I would just comply and if you hate that you can't has 4 knives find a better situation to suit your love of blades

  5. #14
    I carry Victorinox, it is the best thing IMO to carry, it does it all. Tinker Small - The Original Swiss Army Knives - Victorinox AG
    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
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  6. As a Police Officer I carry 2 and a multi-tool. Kershaw Rescue-Blur and a SOG Flash Tanto half serrated.
    Off duty I carry 1, I have another SOG Flash Tanto half serrated and a Glock 26

    I think, since you are asking, 4 is a bit of overkill.

    Question: What do you do that would require you to carry 4 knives at a time? I put a small knife in my range bag, patrol bag, etc. But 4 knives on your person is way too many, regardless of how big they are.

    And as asked before... How do they know that you have 4 knives?

  7. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by CPW1265 View Post
    As a Police Officer I carry 2 and a multi-tool. Kershaw Rescue-Blur and a SOG Flash Tanto half serrated.
    Off duty I carry 1, I have another SOG Flash Tanto half serrated and a Glock 26
    I think, since you are asking, 4 is a bit of overkill.
    Question: What do you do that would require you to carry 4 knives at a time? I put a small knife in my range bag, patrol bag, etc. But 4 knives on your person is way too many, regardless of how big they are.

    And as asked before... How do they know that you have 4 knives?
    WTF does it matter what he does? He wants to carry four knifes and that is his right. Our state just ended legal length laws so you can legally carry any size knife/sword you want. Also just ended the ban on carrying of Auto knifes,before only on duty LEO,EMT,FIRE,Military could carry them,but we could still own them. Representatives at the state house found legal length laws and a ban on switch blades to be wrong, got to love our state.

    I say carry as many knifes as you want! Some guy in our state walks around with 4-5 handguns and his AR-15 pistol and a claymore sword on his back, and he walks down the street while doing it and he is legal.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

  8. #17
    Ask any diver. One knife is not enough. If you carry a knife on your left ankle to reach with your right hand, what happens if your right hand gets trapped while your're in an odd position or you drop one? Always have one available for either hand.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." T. Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPW1265 View Post
    As a Police Officer I carry 2 and a multi-tool. Kershaw Rescue-Blur and a SOG Flash Tanto half serrated.
    Off duty I carry 1, I have another SOG Flash Tanto half serrated and a Glock 26

    I think, since you are asking, 4 is a bit of overkill.

    Question: What do you do that would require you to carry 4 knives at a time? I put a small knife in my range bag, patrol bag, etc. But 4 knives on your person is way too many, regardless of how big they are.

    And as asked before... How do they know that you have 4 knives?
    They knew because I was asked to pull them out of my pockets and because you can see the clip that holds them to my pockets. And as pointed out by boatme98 I want to know that no matter what I will have a knife available to which ever hand is free to grab it. As for the reason I carried four knives one was for cutting food like fruit and cheese, the other was for cutting what ever needed to be cut mainly wires and straps, the other two were spares and used for cutting wire that would have damaged my second knife. As most know someone will ask to borrow your knife and forget to return it or return it damaged. Sine where I worked you could not stand there waiting for them to hand your knife back to you. I bought two $5 knives that if someone damaged it or forgot to return it to me I would not care to much about it. As if they didn't return or damaged my $150 knife I would be more upset over it then a cheap $5 knife.

    Since they are called pocket knives I have four pockets minimum on all of the pants I own two in the front and two in the rear so I don't see why having a knife in each pocket is cause for concern. As pointed out by boatme98 if you are only carrying one knife and the hand you use to reach it can't reach it for some reason you will be stuck till someone comes to help you. So by me having a knife in my four main pockets I am more likely to have access to a knife if I have one free hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    The answer is simple.

    Cut back to 2 knives (maybe even one knife and a multi-tool) and tell the moochers that want to borrow a blade that they need to tote their own.
    Yes I could do that but I don't want to say no to someone who I have the ability to help.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Yes I could do that but I don't want to say no to someone who I have the ability to help.
    And no good deed goes unpunished.

    Your willingness to help (combined with your not wanting somebody to screw up expensive cutlery) got you into the situation. Now you have a choice to make- continue to do as you have been and face the consequences or change your habits. Personally, with my livelihood on the line, I'd cut the apron strings and let them fend for themselves.

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