Gym knives

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

  1. ridnovir


    Mar 12, 2012
    I do not carry a knife to the gym. :confused: I pack something light while running outside though. ;)
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  2. JeremiahWeaver09


    Nov 13, 2009
    i feel the original spyderco native was a great knife for the gym and was my main gym knife for many years, it is light but reliable and the frn handles allowed it to slip in and out of my gym pants easily
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  3. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Ya think carrying a knife at the gym is weird?
    How about NOT being allowed to carry a wallet at work?
    That the newest idiotic rule they've implemented. :confused:

    No pens, paper, phones, or wallets.

    So yeah, I've given up expecting things to make sense. :rolleyes:
  4. Mikel_24


    Sep 19, 2007
    Stanman, I need to ask: where do you work/what do yo exactly do for life?:eek::eek:
  5. 416isToronto


    Mar 4, 2013
    As i went through this thread, thought i didn’t carry a knife to the gym, then remembered that i always have the SAK classic sd with my keys.
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  6. ucfgrad93


    Dec 13, 2017
    Agreed. My knife goes into the locker at the gym.
  7. effenoam


    Mar 19, 2013
    First off, I've never needed a knife in the gym...if I really needed one I'd have a fixed blade and not be wearing gym shorts...or find a new gym.

    But, I think the spyderco salt 2 would be perfect: big enough, rust proof, and featherweight.
  8. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Lately, been working a boring tech support job, over the phone, in an office setting.
    My bosses seem to think it's more valuable than developing new star-ship drives or something, given how worried they are that we'll write down and sell "secrets."

    I guess it makes them feel more special though or something. :D
  9. Mikel_24


    Sep 19, 2007
    I bet that just mentioning it here will get you in trouble. Beware, next thing could be to lobotomize all staff to prevent you from memorizing those things that you currently cannot write/record/photograph! :D:D
  10. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I'm waiting for them to require us to be sufficiently drunk or stoned enough when reporting for work that we cannot remember any secrets.
    Mandatory enforced intoxication breaks to ensure lack of post-work memory. ;)
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  11. craytab


    Jan 26, 2012
    I think you missed a word there as this doesn't make sense :confused::eek::po_O:rolleyes:

    I would carry a gun if it was as completely unobtrusive and maintenance free as the 2-3 ounce folder I always carry :D
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  12. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    My gym-going modified Salt was in my gym shorts, got swept up in the laundry pile, and went through the washing machine. Again. I believe this is the 4th time, with no effect on the Salt or the laundry--love the detente on that thing.
  13. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    I take what ever knife I'm using for the day to the gym. Today it was a Police 4 k390.

    Usually it's a chaparral. I'm usually in and out within a half hour. Snap fitness is great because they have a key card, and it's open 24/7.

    I leave my firearm home, we Have several LEOs working out a lot so I don't really need to carry a firearm there. I appendix carry, that would be annoying to carry while working out.

    I take approximately 12 deep breaths between sets. Sometimes if I don't feel like working out I'll superset. I need to get a good protein for post workout. I like GNCs protein powder, they do cost a lot more than some, but seems to work well for me.
  14. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    I know that it’s been mentioned multiple times already but the dragonfly 2 salt is the ultimate hymn knife. It clips perfectly inside the waste and of gym shorts and will never rust. I haven’t found one better. If you are just throwing a knife in a gym bag that take whatever you want but actual workout carry dragonfly 2 all day.
  15. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    And yea, we sing the praises for the Salt series, for we shall not fear as we pass through the Valley of Rust, the H1 is our comfort in the hour of need.
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  16. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    I never warmed up to appendix carry but I can imagine. Having carried a bunch of different guns with a few different methods in all sorts of situations over the years; I think comfortable carry at the gym is a pipe dream. It's one step up from trying to carry a gun while swimming. I just don't bother. In either case, a small fixed blade is much more practical.

    As far as protein powder goes, I really like "About Time". The name is a joke on the fact that commercial protein powders tend to be loaded with artificial ingredients. It tastes good and works well.
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  17. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    Lol. GD autocorrect;)
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  18. shady A.M.

    shady A.M. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I love this thread. The last ten years I have been making purchases based around corrosion resistance, particularly for running with a small pocket knife. I do carry in the gym but not as much as I used to. Right now, I carry a Native Salt. Works great IWB with a pair of running shorts or
    board shorts.

    I also recommend a small Ti fixed blade, like a Mummert, if your looking for some more SD related.

    BTW, for those that think carrying a knife to gym is crazy, I have seen some threads on CCW in gym shorts that make me scratch my head...
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  19. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    I prefer a Para 2 in Rex45. It's the only thing tough enough to carve text into 45lb plates. (Why do we need knives at the gym again? What's the best knife to shower with at home? Or to have on you while you're brushing your teeth?)
  20. RickyBobby


    May 3, 2018
    Not exaclty the gym but I carry a Syderco Pacific Salt SE or Tasman when running or cycling,
    Light, slim and rustproof, any Salt series would do. Same set up for beach/boat, cant tell it's clipped to your shorts or swim trunks, rinse in shower-repeat.
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