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Gym knives

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

  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Makes the knife look cheap...
     
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  2. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    So , it's also an antitheft devise ! :p
     
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  3. sharkattacksw

    sharkattacksw

    567
    Aug 4, 2008
    You carry a knife at the gym...? Why on earth do you need a knife at the gym? How many times have you actually used your knife at the gym?
     
  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I've never needed to shoot anything with my edc pistol but I still carry it. Better to have and not need than need and not have.

    This is a knife forum full of knife nuts. Having a knife on you at all times doesn't seem that foreign of a concept to understand.
     
  5. Apalachicola

    Apalachicola

    46
    Jun 24, 2019
    They make my pocket wiggle in gym shorts. I usually leave my knife in car/locker.
     
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  6. Cosmodragoon

    Cosmodragoon

    333
    Jan 1, 2019
    I've used mine a few times. Usually, it does come down to trimming off a thread or dealing with an uncomfortable tag. When you are sweating and doing some kinds of exercises, stuff like that can become annoying in a hurry. Aside from that, I helped the lady at the desk open a stubborn package once.
     
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  7. Nocturnal13

    Nocturnal13

    199
    Apr 18, 2017
    I haven't carried a knife at the gym before because I don't want it to be in the way when lifting but the other day at one of the cables the carabiner was tightened with a ziptie so people don't remove it. However someone did try and they somehow managed to wiggle the carabiner sideways. I tried to get it in the correct position again but couldn't without risking damage. The I thought damn if only I had my knife I could cut the ziptie.

    That was just one time but that's why I wanted to hear other people's opinion on comfort vs "in case" use.

    Thanks for repleys
     
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  8. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    The Benchmade Bugout or is so light it doesn't flop around even in thin cotton gym shorts.
     
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  9. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    For something like that a spyderco dragonfly 2 salt would be absolutely perfect. The thing is so light an unobtrusive I doubt you'd even notice it. I carried one for 3 days at one of those huge water parks and didn't notice or have any issues. I tightened the wire clip way down and clipped it in the velcro of the pocket on my trunks. That sucker was not going anywhere. Great little knife.

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  10. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    If you must have a knife while working out maybe just stick a SAK classic or Quark knife on your keychain and you’re set.

    I don’t really see the point of having a knife clipped to your body when working out but to each their own.
     
  11. mycough

    mycough Basic Member Basic Member

    May 20, 2007
    I am curious what you gents consider to be the best bathroom knife?????
    You know, for when you have to cut one...

    Russ
     
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  12. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    Don't go there. I have non fond memories of the last time the use of a knife in the bathroom was discussed here. :confused:
     
  13. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    If I was going to be on a treadmill or lifting I'd probably skip it as well, but carrying something sharp while doing cardio stuff (jogging, basketball, tennis, racquetball, etc.) has turned out to be handy on occasion, and none of the knives (almost always the titanium version of the old CRKT Eros until I lost it, now mostly the Bugout) I've carried that way have ever been noticeable or gotten in my way at all.
     
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  14. Cosmodragoon

    Cosmodragoon

    333
    Jan 1, 2019
    A knife I really like for this is the Tonife Squirrel. It's a light and very small fixed blade with just enough handle for a comfortable two-finger grip. The sheath is surprisingly good and pops off with a thumb press. It's cheap enough that losing it won't hurt. I don't know how well 7Cr17Mov resists corrosion. It takes less than a minute to clean with an alcohol swab and wipe down with a little mineral oil.
     
  15. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Jogging or Biking or such activities I can see why a knife could be handy but for tennis (my grampa’s favourite) or racquetball or basketball I don’t see why not just leave the knife in your gym bag.

    Like I said I have no reason to be against someone carrying one and to each their own.

    The only thing I am against is the guy who said he has the knife dangling loose clipped to his pants on the outside. That’s all good until the knife gets caught in something and you experience an embarrassing pantsing infront of the whole gym.
     
  16. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    The OP stated exactly a situation where a knife would have been very appreciated. That's the reason to carry one: you never know when a knife will come in handy.
     
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  17. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Don't need no stinkin knife at the gym...I am a master of Gymkata!



    Sorry, couldn't resist:oops:
     
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  18. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    :p I actually remember seeing that movie , way back when it came out . Time has not improved it ! ;)
     
  19. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Dragonfly Salt from Spyderco. It can’t rust and only weighs an ounce.
     
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  20. sharkattacksw

    sharkattacksw

    567
    Aug 4, 2008
    I'll keep it in mind tonight when I'm knocking out sets of deadlifts, lol. I get that this is a knife forum.:rolleyes: I guess I'm a casual knife guy. I don't freak out if I go to the gym without a knife on me. :p

    I suppose to CC in the gym too? :rolleyes::D:p
     

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