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Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by lsmountainman, Mar 4, 2010.
Hey guys, who carries a little clip knife, like a Spyderco, and what model?
Off duty? I've carried for the past 5 years or so an Al Mar Ospry or something named after a bird. Anyway, it has a semi-serrated 3-inch blade. At one time I just carried a Spyderco Ladybug.
I am looking to carry something on duty, in my pocket or sap pocket
In that case, a Smith & Wesson rescue knife on the belt and a Cold Steel Voyager (?) in pants pocket.
I think it about impossible to carry a better knife for the money than a Spyderco.
I have a Delica (smaller version) which I carry off duty and on EMS; and a Endura (pretty big folder) which I carry on duty in my weak side back pocket. They are both very slender knives and have changeable clips so you can tailor the carry postion. Good quality and good customer service (like free sharpenings).
I also like, for the money, the Kershaw line.
I had a nice benchmade auto I got in a trade a year or so ago, but it never did much for me.
Kershaw Tactical Blur
Benchmade Mel Pardue 350
I have a Doug Ritter RSKMk1 yellow mini made by Benchmade. Not cheap but it is worth it.
Thanks, great ideas. I don't think I want much bigger than a 4" closed knife...there are so many knives no Spyderco's website that I can't narrow it down...I may have to just go in to window shop.
I carry a Smith and Wesson SWAT that I got in about 99 I think. Needs to be sharpened badly but it will still cut sometime, okay maybe if I use it as a saw but it looks all worn and pretty in my SAP pocket. I also carry a Leatherman SuperTool that I also had since about 99 and no matter how much abuse I put that thing through it still looks new and is sharp as the day I got it.
I carry a Spyderco Rescue 93mm. This in my second rescue with the FRN handle. If I had to replace it, I'd get a Endra 4 FRN.
I like the Kershaw 1550St but here is my tactical knife
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I prefer Spyderco, too. When in uniform, I carried the "Police" model. Now that I'm in civvies/plain clothes, I carry the 3" version. I don't remember the model name, I just call it the "Mini Me", because it's the same, just smaller.
I carried a Spyderco for many years. For the last 6 years or so, I have carried a Chris Reeve Sebenza. Only because I really like high end knives. Anything Spyderco makes is a great piece of equipment and will serve you well.
And, I carry it in the front of my waistband, just a little to the right of my centerline. I can get to it with either hand and, I can protect it. You are a little limited in how big a knife you can carry there, I think the Police model is a little too long to be comfortable.
I see more Officers carrying a knife in thier sap pocket now than ever before, I think thats a horrible idea. For one thing, you can only reach it with one hand. Number two, everybody knows that attached to that little clip is a knife....like, the wife, girlfriend or drunk buddy of the guy that you are fighting with. Your hands are too busy to defend yourself against somebody walking up behind you and grabbing that knife. I have enough to worry about them coming up with a weapon of thier own, it would really piss me off if they stabbed me with my own knife. Please reconsider carrying there.
Can you get it on a airplane
Back in the day, when a friend graduated from the FBI Academy I gave him a full sized, all metal Spyderco "Police" model that was engraved with "FBI S.A. Joe Smith" and the academy class. The knife was large enough to fit all that information, but also too large for everyday carry.
Agreed. In the sap pocket I carry my slash-resistant gloves.
S&W Extreme Ops (switch-blade)
I've got a S&W Extreme Ops in mu right leg sap pocket (for shame, I know) and a Ka-Bar TDI on my left side (opposite my gun) which is almost completely camoflauged due to the huge pepper spray can I've got on my duty belt. The folder is for mundane chores, the TDI is of those "oh ****" moments when someone has a hand on my gun. Seems to work for me.
Big +1 on the Kershaw Blur Tanto! Can't say enough great things about their product, or the company. Customer service is nothing short of outstanding, and that's high praise coming from a guy who finds a reason to ***** about everything.
I carry one of those in my right front slash pocket and a Spyderco Endura that's had the tip broken off in my left cargo pocket.
With the Spyderco you can do the 5 cent, 60 second WAVE modification. . .