Gym knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Nocturnal13, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Nocturnal13


    Apr 18, 2017
    What knives do you guys prefer carrying to the gym? I think lightweight and rust resistance are a couple of factors
  2. cashville

    cashville Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 12, 2017
    Usually a Benchmade Bugout or Small Sebenza for me
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  3. Lotmom


    Apr 21, 2016
    I would always carry my kershaw skyline. Super light, but enough blade to be useful.
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  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Something from the spyderco salt line. Detent is a huge factor for me. I don't trust anything but a back lock to stay closed if the spine of the blade isn't against a pocket inseam, and maybe not even then depending on what I'm doing.

    My most carried knife for rigorous gym/pool/outdoor activities is the Pacific Salt fully serrated.
  5. zippifish

    zippifish Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2019
    I carry a Spyderco Chaparral LW or Dragonfly 2 Salt.
  6. stiletto100


    Feb 26, 2014
    I prefer my leek .
    If I lose it , not a big deal.
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  7. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Do you all often find a use for a knife while working out at the gym? It always seemed to get in my way or catch on something or just dig in uncomfortably. I leave it in the bag in the locker.
  8. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    I don't carry a knife to the gym that I keep on me while using the facility so any knife I carry with me will just be my daily carry and go in the locker or something.
  9. BenchCo Spydermade

    BenchCo Spydermade

    Feb 10, 2014
    Manix 2 lw or cold steel talwar are what i put in my gym shorts going for a run. But the actual gym, I leave them in the locker.
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  10. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Not the gym specifically but during other similar activities yes. I've cut many a burrito or sandwich in half in nothing but swimming trunks at the pool, beach, river....etc. And even while at the gym, you never know when you might need to dispatch of a rabid fox/bear that wanders in, or rescue one of the old people that get stuck in the machinery (my gym is about 90% retirees, no offense meant, I've showed more than a few folks that have never been in a gym how to safely use the equipment).

    But seriously, I believe in always having a knife where legal. Over the years I've found what works perfectly unobtrusive for me. I'm curious what knives you've tried that haven't worked?
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  11. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Bugout by far the most.
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  12. zippifish

    zippifish Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2019
    Have a home gym and of course don't need or use a blade when lifting or cycling but I often just wear lightweight running shorts during the day even after a workout especially in the summer, hotter than Hades here in the summer. When going to the beach to surf carry the DF2 Salt in a small backpack.
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  13. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Whatever I carry at home in the shower or when or at the pool with the family.
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  14. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Other activities are fine, just for me, when I'm at the gym a knife clipped to my pocket seems to get in the way, or digs in if I'm doing certain exercises. Maybe it's my shorts I use. And of course it's a no-no when doing martial arts training or sparring.
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  15. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    You have a knife in the shower?
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  16. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Native 5 Salt is perfect for the gym, cycling, running, etc.!
  17. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    Nocturnal13 -

    I don't think you can beat the MIDNIGHT MANAGER a small but versatile Swiss Army Knife for taking to the gym. It out does all the other knives suggested so far. It should be perfect for someone called Nocturnal13 and I'm sure it will be a great conversation piece with the other sex. Enjoy!

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  18. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Exactly how does this out do all the other knives suggested so far?

    It doesn't even fit the expressed requirements of the OP. A SAK is a fine knife but corrosion resistant it is not. Lots of nooks and crannies to get sweat in that can't easily be cleaned. And where is it going to be carried it? A clip seems like a basic necessity.

    In my opinion, formed through experience, every other knife suggested in this thread is a better option, especially anything from the salt line.
  19. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Spydero ARK! Lol
  20. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    For me any knife I would have doing exercise would probably be a fixed neck knife.
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