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The Kind of Men Who Carry Pocketknives

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"Though less than forty years have passed, I am often astonished to see just how drastic the world has changed from the time I was a small boy.  Some of these changes have been for the better, but others – just to put it bluntly – I’m not so sure about."

http://appalachianmagazine.com/2018/10/24/the-kind-of-men-who-carry-pocketknives/

"Who are the kind of men who still carry pocketknives?  They are the type of men who earn an honest living, work hard and stand fearless in a world gone mad.  To put it simply, they are the type of men the world could use a lot more of these days."

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"I’d often ask, “Daddy, do you have your pocketknife?” just to hear his response, “I got my pants on, don’t I?” "

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It would be a pain for me to do the farm work without a pocket knife.  I've carried one for years now.  Having said that, when I was managing the bookstore, I was carrying a boxcutter, not a knife.  And when I was working in an office, I wasn't carrying a knife at all.  Yes, society has. changed, and I am old enough to say NOT for the better.

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3 minutes ago, Mrs.Cicero said:

It would be a pain for me to do the farm work without a pocket knife.  I've carried one for years now.  Having said that, when I was managing the bookstore, I was carrying a boxcutter, not a knife.  And when I was working in an office, I wasn't carrying a knife at all.  Yes, society has. changed, and I am old enough to say NOT for the better.

I view a pocketknife as a tool and I do carry one just about everywhere.  Even in an office environment.  A good one but not so good that I'd freak out if I lost it.

At work I often have three - a pocketknife in my RH pocket, a multitool on my belt, and a folding boxcutter in my LH pocket.  That one is good if I need to loan a knife out because the blades are easily replaceable.

BTW - a boxcutter is a knife.  Ask the TSA. 😁

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My father always said "A gentleman ALWAYS carries a pocket knife. You never know when you'll need to cut a thread for a lady."

I've carried one for almost 60 years now.

I carry a Boker titanium scaled lockback with a ceramic blade. So light, you can hardly tell it's there. When I heard they were discontinuing that model, I bought three extra. I'm still using the first one, it will probably outlast me. I don't know what I'll do with the other ones.

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2 minutes ago, BamaBud said:

My father always said "A gentleman ALWAYS carries a pocket knife. You never know when you'll need to cut a thread for a lady."

I've carried one for almost 60 years now.

An old engineer who went to the church I went to while growing up said once that he never met a decent engineer who didn't carry a pocketknife.  Because any decent engineer is always fiddling with something.

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I am a Journeyman Electrician and it amazes me how many of the younger guys in the trade don't have a pocket knife with them when not working. I have been carrying a knife since about 1970.

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I always have a pocket knife with me, always, cept when I bored an airplane.  When I was in high school most of us had folding Buck knives on our belts. 

If I am wearing carpenter style jeans whether at work or play, I also always have a utility knife in the leg pocket as well as my pocket knife in my main pocket.

 

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Usually have a folder on a pocket clip and an old case in my pocket 

 

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yep  been carrying  since i was 10  ,  still got the first knife my dad gave me ,  

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I didn't think there were men that didn't. 

I've carried one since I was a kid.

I got my first one when I was in kindergarten.

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When I was a kid, most men that I was around had lock-backs in leather sheathes on their belts. Plenty of male kids and teens did as well and no one batted an eye.

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1 hour ago, Steelharp said:

Every day.

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Where did you get that SOG Flash Tano???  That's a nice lookin knife.  I carry the SOG Fielder, but I wouldn't mind havin one of those too!!  I couldn't find it anywhere even on the SOG site.

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Called 'em Jack knives in school. Always had one in the pocket as well as the other kids.  

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9 hours ago, Moshe said:

I carry two.

Me too.  I carry Super Tinker Swiss Army and a SOG Flash II tanto automatic

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Since the early 1990s I had a Spyderco Ladybug, until 2005 or 2006 when my wife saw it in my keys/pens/change basket.  Since then, I've been carrying an Al Mar ultralight (the smallest one they make).  The blade and body are all scratched up and the thumbstud was lost 5 or 7 years ago but I can't afford a new one at their current prices!  LOL! 

Anyway, my Al Mar is as perfectly serviceable as the day it was purchased all those years ago!             

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Started with an official Cub Scout pocket knife when I was eight years old (1958.)

Have had one in my pocket ever since.

I used to be a nice guy and hand it to folk that needed to open a box or cut a string, but after many dulled, broken or bent blades, now I just smlle and walk away.

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I carry one all the time and get crap from some people for it.  "What do you need a knife for?"  15 minutes later "Can you open this box?"  Morons.

I don't get how their brain works, they seem to think a knife is some kind of threat and you everyone around you a reason for carrying it.  It is a tool, I carry it because it is better to have and not need than to need and not have, not that hard to carry and I actually end up using it multiple times a day and THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO you stupid snowflake.

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