carrying a fixed blade?

carrying a fixed blade?

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    carrying a fixed blade?

    Folder and fixed blade are equally legal for anyone to conceal here in CO (within the 3.5 inch blade length legal limit). I have been carrying a folder, but I would like to alternate carrying it with carrying my fixed blade. I have not yet figured out a good way to carry it so the hilt doesn't stick out and the kydex sheath doesn't poke me.

    If you carry a fixed blade, what's your favorite method?


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    I don't carry a fixed blade but, if you do decide to carry any knife also make sure of what blade type you are allowed to carry...in addition to the blade length.
    Some states will not allow any dagger type blade.
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    Neck carry.

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    I rarely carry a fixed blade, but when I do carry my MOD Razorback, it's tucked IWB at the 2 o'clock position. I'm skinny, so it doesn't jab me.
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    My only fixed blade (White Hunter) is way too massive as well as illegal for carry.

    main downside for me is a fixed is effectively more clutter on my (already overburdened) belt. So a folder suits way better. I do also tho like the idea when hiking of having a large fixed blade in a leg sheath - strapped to calf - very discrete, if a tad slow to access.
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    +1 on neck carry

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    I carry a Emerson La Grife behind my neck badge and if I carry a fixed blade it is an CRKT Kasper Companion and I do so with an ITP holster (came with the knife) on the right rear just above my wallet.
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    My fixed blade carry choise is a CS push dagger or a Le Griffe. I use neck carry.

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    +2 on neck carry

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    If it's legal, fixed blade is the way to go (at least for your primary).
    I carry a CRKT Companion. Depending on what I'm wearing, I either use the factory sheath OWB, or a custom IWB "drawpoint" sheath from Shawn's Tactical. Regardless of the sheath, I carry at 2:00 with the sheath oriented for a reverse grip draw.
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    IWB, 02.00 o'clock, Reverse Grip Edge In method.

    Certainly not a neck knife carry; the best way to meet FUBAR if you can't preempt, are taken with your pants down, white code and all.

    If not IWB, then in centerline, near the belt buckle. As possible, with
    the scales downward. Edge of the knife being up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    make sure of what blade type you are allowed to carry...in addition to the blade length.
    Good point, QKShooter! Laws are always written by tricky lawyers. I did check this; for the reference of my fellow forum members from Colorado, the relevant statute is 18-12-201, defining and listing illegal weapons, which includes this basic definition:

    "Knife" means any dagger, dirk, knife, or stiletto with a blade over three and one-half inches in length, or any other dangerous instrument capable of inflicting cutting, stabbing, or tearing wounds, but does not include a hunting or fishing knife carried for sports use. The issue that a knife is a hunting or fishing knife must be raised as an affirmative defense.

    It then goes on to specify various illegal knives like "gravity knife", "ballistic knife", and "switchblade".

    Apparently a "ballistic" knife is one which can shoot a detachable blade somehow... That was a new one on me.

    So I think any type of blade under 3.5 inches is not illegal per se. However, if you carry a pistol or knife in Colorado either as a resident or visitor, don't depend on my word. You can read all Colorado CWP and weapons laws at http://198.187.128.12/colorado/lpext...s-main.htm&2.0

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    Both kenpotex and TheBCollector recommend reverse grip at 2:00.

    My main defensive weapon is a G21 or G27 (I'm not seriously contemplating knife fighting), which I carry at 9:00. I am a left-hand shooter and a right-hand knife user, so the 2:00 position would be quite logical for me.

    Let me see if I am envisioning this correctly. The single-edge knife is vertical in the sheath with the edge pointing to the right. The right hand grabs it and pulls it out so the blade is sticking out of the bottom of the fist and the edge is pointing toward me. I think this is the "pikal" style of grip, right?

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    Correct.
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    I carry Murray Carters "original" neck knife ALL the time... IWB.
    I drilled a small hole in the top edge of the kydex sheath's outer layer (facing the pant, bottom side of the handle) and looped a small piece of para cord through it. When I stick the sheath just behind the hip the loop droops over the pant and I run my belt through it. No chafing, no pain, no rubbing, no problem. I forget its there and it rides with enough stability. It is the best knife and carry method I have found yet and I have been using knives every day for the past 20 years.
    You can find one at Arizona custom knives.

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