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#35159 - 12/09/04 03:34 AM What knives do the women out there carry?
raider502 Offline

Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 44
Got a question for both genders.

Ladies what kind of knives do you carry for everyday use and for field use?

Guys what knives do your significant others carry for everyday use and field use?

#35160 - 12/09/04 04:46 AM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
AyersTG Offline

Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
My wife is not very fanat.., er, she's not picky. She EDCs a Leatherman Micra for use around PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER. and a Victorinox Rucksack in her pack (gave up purses at the 2nd or 3rd kid). If we go out for more than a weekend, I usually loan her a larger blade - an old good Solingen copy of a famous old design. Sometimes she used to sneak my old Gerber Bird & Trout, too, but I think I've tempted her away with one of those nifty "Army" Mora knives - the plastic handled, plastic sheathed $9 one from Major.

Oh, she also has a tiny lockback clipped to her BSA hotspark, as do I. Dunno that she uses it as a knife very often, though.

I've found that with her that knives are such utilitarian things that she's not interested as long as she has a sharp knife that gets the job done, and I really can't find any fault with that. She doesn't like to be without a sharp, but that's about it. Uh - I just thought of something - she DOES have a very strong preference for stainless steel. It's a kitchen preference carried into EDC and backpacking; she's positive about that. Hmmm. That gives me an idea...

#35161 - 12/09/04 05:16 AM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
My wife EDCs a Leatherman Squirt ... the one with the plier rather than the scissors. When she needs something bigger she switches to her SOG Paratool which has a couple decent 3" blades on it and resides in her car kit when not in use.
Learn to improvise everything.

#35162 - 12/09/04 02:45 PM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
dchinell Offline

Registered: 02/08/02
Posts: 312
Loc: FL
My wife has EDCed a Spyderco Delica (plain edge) in her waistband or pocket every day for the past eight or so years. I'm so proud of her.

She also has a Spyderco Ladybug on her keychain.

We both rely on our EDC knives so much that we carry backups in our gloveboxes in case we forget.

By the way, I think the Ka-Bar Dozier lockback clip point with opening hole at under $20 is hard to beat for an inexpensive but useful spare.

No fire, no steel.

#35163 - 12/09/04 04:08 PM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
ChristinaRodriguez Offline

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 324
Loc: Rhode Island
Oh, this question makes me so happy... No one's ever asked me that before!

My EDC blade is a 3-inch drop-point folder of unknown brand - I picked it up 4 years ago at an Army Navy Surplus store. It's like one of those skeletonized models. It's not the best but it's held up pretty decently over time. I also carry a Leatherman Juice.

My "field use" knife is usually my EDC knife, because I've not normally had the opportunity to go back and pick up anything else. But I also have an Air Force pilot knife in case I can. It's a clip-point that comes with a nice leather sheath and a sharpening stone. I have a fondness for all things Air Force related.

Ideally, I will buy one of Doug's RSKs. Someday....

#35164 - 12/09/04 06:30 PM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
Greg_Sackett Offline

Registered: 12/14/01
Posts: 225
Loc: KC, MO
My wife EDCs a blue Benchmade mini-Griptilian, which she really likes. Also usually has a Leatherman Juice in the other pocket. Before the Griptilian, she carried a Kershaw Scallion, and before that a Benchmade 720. She liked the 720 but wanted a smaller knife, so I accomodated. She also has a SAK that she sometimes carries instead of the Juice. She has a Squirt on her keychain.

Also carries a Kahr K9. Dang I love that woman... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


#35165 - 12/09/04 07:34 PM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
dBu24 Offline
new member

Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 81
Loc: IL

well.... <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

#35166 - 12/09/04 08:04 PM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I carry a little generic folder with a 2" blade on my keychain, & a cheapo Mora in my daypack. Someday I will go for better, but unemployment has definitely stopped my shopping! <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


#35167 - 12/09/04 08:44 PM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
AyersTG Offline

Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
>> Also carries a Kahr K9. <<

Target Bulldog 44 Special with two speed loaders... <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

#35168 - 12/09/04 08:48 PM Re: What knives do the women out there carry?
David Offline

Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 245
Loc: Tennessee (middle)
My wife carries a black Vic Classic on her keyring. Has a Gerber Mini-LST (model 200?) and/or a Vic SuperTinker somewhere...purse?...diaper bag? Also has a S&W M60 LadySmith in .38 Spl. :-)

A friend carries a Gerber MicroLST as a zipper pull (so do I) on a jacket.


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