Tip up or tip down?

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    Tip up or tip down?

    What are the arguments for carrying your folder with the tip pointing up or down? I'm new to the whole idea of carrying it tip up and was wondering what everyone's opinions were.

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    Tip up, so as you unfold it, the tip is down. Safer and quicker to deploy. What not to like?
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    I prefer tip up like my Kershaw or CRKT, but my SOG is tip down which i cant get used to very easily.
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    I'm an IE guy so I prefer tip-down. Flip it open, roll the thumb around the grip, and I'm good to go.

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    Tip up when folded and clipped to my pocket...easy retrieval and open.
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    One of my Kershaws is tip down, the other is tip up.

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    For the few out there like myself wondering "what the heck are they talking about", I'll be the sacrificial lamb to take the slings & arrows, & take point for the dumb brigade to ask ... "what the heck is this poll referring to"? What is a "folder" ... & "tip" of what in regards to CC & firearms?
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    Don't worry, I had to figure all this stuff out too. Folder is a reference to a folding knife instead of a fixed blade. Most upper end knives these days give you the option of placing the clip on the knife on either end of the handle. This gives you the option of carrying the knife clipped to your pocket with the tip or point of the blade pointing down towards the ground or pointing up towards the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Tip up when folded and clipped to my pocket...easy retrieval and open.
    Yep, Just like that for me as well. I practice allot pulling and opening, I can retrieve the knife and open it (Bench Made Griptilion) faster then my Boker auto that I also carry on a daily basis.
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    In most cases it’s tip up, but it depends on the knife, and how it’s pocket hook it laid out.

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    Tip up in left (support) clipped high on the left pocket.

    I place my left hand in my pocket fingers curled around the knife, index finger on the A/O flipper.
    If necessary... I can deploy it faster than a greased rattlesnakes tongue tied to a lightning bolt!

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    depends on the knife
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    up for me.
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    I carry either an Emerson waved folder or Spyderco with the Emerson-patented wave feature (a tip-pointing hook on the base of the blade that snags on the pocket and flips the blade open as you pull it out). This requires tip-up carry, of course.

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    Tip up in right front pocket. When I grab it, my index finger is on the flipper and it's ready for business.
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