This is a discussion on Do you edc carry a folder or fixed blade knife? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by blitzburgh Wow, that's a great looking knife. Streamlined look, but not over the top either. I really like this one. Thank you ...
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When I am camping or hiking I have a reasonable sized fixed blade on me. Most likely an ESEE 3 or my Izula 2. I always have a folder in my pocket or a multitool. The folder changes often but its likely to be either a Benchmade, Spyderco Para D2 or SOG trident. Right now I have my cheap Kershaw in my pocket.
As an aside, last week I had to tighten the screws on the clip of my Spyderco Southard that I've been wearing for about 3-4 years now. I'm lucky I didn't lose one or both of them they were so loose. I'm thinking the act of opening/flicking the knife loosened them up, as they are always under tension otherwise.
Something to keep an eye on.
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Vibra-TITE is a very useful threadlock product for any application where you want to retain adjustability of the screw or where vibration is a problem. Its application is a little different, clean threads, apply threadlock and let dry for 15 minutes before assembly.
Ruger 10-22 alloy receivers are notorious for loosening mount screws even with conventional threadlock products. VC-3 eliminates that problem nicely as it provides a bit of cushion. Williams aperture sights are known for their tiny fiddly adjustment screws that often loosen and are lost in the field or damaged from over-tightening. Again, Vibra-TITE to the rescue. The steel screws in the aluminum sight body are retained and cushioned by the re-settable product. VC-3 is also the stuff to use when securing the retention adjustment fastener on many holsters.
VC-3 is right up there with bailin' wire and 200 mph tape ;)
Folder! I carry a Benchmade Griptillian 99% of the time thanks to some recommendations on here and love this knife!
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Ultimate Equipment*M1911 folder (Ignore the drawings on the 1911. Cousin was messing with the note stylus n I didnt notice till now. loo)
My current favorite is a Kershaw Cryo. I love Kershaw for the value. I sometimes carry a Leek or a Blackout. I would feel better about losing or breaking them versus a more expensive option. They are also well made so it's a win win.
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I usually carry a small razor sharp douk douk.
I voted already, but I also carry an Irish Army knife, comes in handy !