I carry my Benchmade Stryker clipped to the back corner of my front right (strong side) pocket. I would like to have a small sheath knife to carry around my neck, in front, at times but haven\'t found one I have really been sold on yet.
I carry a Spyderco Endura in my left hip pocket (I\'m right handed). I draw it and open it ballistically in reverse grip with the left hand. I also carry a Cold Steel 5-inch Gunsite model IWB in appendix carry position (just forward of the point of my right hipbone.) It\'s accessable to either my right hand in forward grip or my left hand in reverse grip.
If you own a shot timer (like they use in IDPA or IPSC), you can have some fun with this test.
- Blow up some inflatable balloons and tape them to the front of your timer.
- At the beep, draw your knife from however you normally carry it, open it, assume a normal grip with it, and pop the balloon with the blade.
It\'s a fun test and lets you quantiatively evaluate different carry options.
Chuck, I want to thank you for getting me back to carrying a real knife. After we had lunch that time and I realized I\'d only been carrying a Victorinex jackknife for months, I got my Ayoob back out and started making sure I kept it on me. You\'re a good role model, you knife-toter, you.
I carry my Spyderco combo edge clipped to the rear of my strongside front pocket. I rarely employ a sheath except when I was also using Load Bearing Equipment as an infantry officer. Then, it was a fixed blade securely attached to my left front shoulder strap, upside down for quick and silent draw. Note: I never \"had\" to be silent when drawing this blade. LOL
There are times when I carry an automatic knife (which is legal under Florida law if you have a CCW). It\'s not a super high quality blade, and like all such knives, the weakness is in the mechanism. But it is impressively quick and it\'s serrated edge makes it a bit more useful for me.
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