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#288632 - 04/06/18 09:33 PM A small knife gets used...
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Of all the choices I have, its the smallest knife that I carry that's the one that gets used.

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#288651 - 04/08/18 02:39 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4863
Loc: SOCAL
The reason itís used is because itís carried. If you carried a bigger knife, youíd use that one instead. Now, if you carry more than one knife, which one do you use - big, small, most appropriate?

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#288654 - 04/08/18 03:48 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: Russ]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6481
Loc: southern Cal
I grab the handiest and most convenient. I was perfectly happy with a Swiss Army Knife, until Leatherman came along with good decent pliers to add to the mix.

Today a skeletool is a good blend of size, number of tools, and convenience - carried most of the time, along with a PS4..
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#288655 - 04/08/18 04:29 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: TeacherRO]
Montanero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1347
Loc: North Carolina
Available, accessible, appropriate to the task

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#288657 - 04/08/18 06:00 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: TeacherRO]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1715
Things that are easy to carry as used more often. For everyday that are things like my SAK and Nitcore Tube.

But i also have a small toolbag for quick fixes, makes things quicker and easier, so more things are fixed quicker.

This also apply's to most other things; from work, hobbies (climbing, MTB, skiing, etc). If it's small and light, more likely to bring it with me and actually be usefull.

Having items that are to bit or complicated are just adding logistical stress (both in my private and proffesional life).
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