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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by JDRanger, Feb 14, 2020.
3.5 but anything in the 3.1-3.75’´ Is fine
as usual there is an exception... the small inkosi is my most carried knife
5 1/2" and up (blade length).
3.4-4.0 inch blade is what I carry most of the time.
3.75" - 4 .25" is my preferred blade length for a folder. I always carry a fixed blade too and that is usually 3.25" - 2.5" ! Nine times out of ten, I'll pull out a fixed blade for whatever chore presents itself. Most are.less scary too for the everything "phobes" out there!
I always EDC some form of SAK with me, so I do prefer at least a 3.3"-4" folder if I am carrying one.
Medium, 3.25-3.75" is my preference
3-3.25 for me.
In this little liberal utopia of a town I live in knives be scary! I have a stated issued CCW permit and carry a pistol everyday but if I get caught with a knife with a blade more the 3.5 inches I’ve committed a felony of carrying a concealed weapon...
opps sorry /rant
Medium. Most of mine fall in the 3.25-4 inch range. Smallest is a cryo 2 but I never carry it. Largest is my Resilience, don't really carry it (4.25).
Best = 3.25 (ZT0566)
Next best = 3.5 (XM-18)
I like 2.9" and 3.8"
3.25" and 3.5" are no mans land.
Medium per your measurements
Medium for me as well with 3.25-3.75 being my sweet spot. 4” is my preference for a fixed blade
I guess small for me . 3.25 is the biggest folder I have. I've even cut a few from around 4" to around 3".
Small for me. I can go up to 3.5”but depends on the knife. Seems like anything bigger that that I just don’t carry no matter how much the design appeals to me.
I'm with you--for both their use as tools, and surprisingly defense.
First, the issue of tools. Unless you're using a knife to slice and dismantle some old cardboard box to retrieve the contents or breakdown it down for kindling, a smaller knife is better for "enhanced work." Like whittling, for example. Making a 'fuzzy stick' to light a fire when using a Bowie knife will probably make more slices to your fingers than the wood. You know, it's a boring job, you just want to finish it, your thoughts are drifting and suddenly there's intense pain where part of one of your fingers used to be.
As for defense, I was privileged to take some rudimentary blade training. Use a smaller 2-inch knife, and just polish it like a scalpel. Your attacker will have to grab something, so offer him the handful of a small razor. He'll slice himself, and not get enough purchase to lever the knife out of your hand.
I still carry that little red folder--my stilettos are gathering dust in the closet...