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Pocket Blades

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Well Jared we have one answer. Can we trust him :rolleyes: :D

    Anyone else care to confirm or deny? Pocket clip on the sheath just like carrying any other pocket clip folder? That would be way excellent. :thumbsup:
     
  2. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    lol, right? :p I'll wait through the weekend before bribing John to make me a pocket sheath. ;)
     
  3. greatscoot

    greatscoot Some other kind of crazy. Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    It carries really well in the front pocket, although now that the weather is cooling off, I am carrying it in my back right pocket. Typically my shirt of sweatshirt will cover it up (people around here don't get it).
     
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  4. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    I read an interesting article in a back issue of USCCA's Concealed Carry magazine today that was geared more towards strong side firearms carry for CCW holders; the gist of the article was to carry an offside fixed blade (or waved folder), as a defensive tool to ward off potential assailants that may be reaching for your firearm as you draw it. They'll likely be reaching in with their left hand (statistically speaking), while throwing a blow of sorts with their right. The idea is to protect your face and head if possible, as needed, with your left, or offside hand, while using your strong hand (if not still on your firearm) to grasp their left arm above the elbow and push it off and away - where the knife comes into play is it being drawn with your weak hand, then used to stab and/or cut the arm that's reaching for your gun. A good article, and affirmation of the way I carry my Cowbell. :thumbsup:

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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    That's the big reason why I always carry a fixed blade weakside crossdraw. Things are always in the same place regardless of what I'm carrying, my muscle memory knows where to go for a knife and where to go for a handgun. I can also draw easily with my weak hand without contorting.

    For someone that doesn't conceal carry, I still think crossdraw is best for a knife. You can draw and re-sheath while sitting or crouching and not have to chicken wing your arm trying to find the right angle for your sheath.

    The only time I differ is when I open carry in bear country but that's a whole other story.
     
  6. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Been a little over a month now with this great little knife! I don't carry it every day, but most days. For me, I've been dropping it in the left front pocket in the sheath and it rides well there. Definitely a great snack knife :D

    Thanks again, John!

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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    So good to hear!
     
  8. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    745
    Dec 18, 2018
    I’ve never carried weakside crossdraw but after reading both your post it makes sense. I live in a suburb/rural area and feel safe but since I’m getting up there in age I’m more alert in parking lots. I think I’m going to make me a new sheath. Thanks guys.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    It's worth a try, especially for concealed carry.
     
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  10. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    And especially if you already have a firearm on the strong side! :thumbsup:
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Waterjets blanks are in for the Cowbells, when the current Dibs are completed, I'll open up for new Dibs and add one blade design.

    This shape allows for everything from the original Drop point, to a spear, a Zulu, or a wharncliffe.

    Eventually I'd like to have each one as an option, but because each one causes me to design a new sheath, we'll add one at a time. So the question is, which design is next? I'll set up a poll at the top of the page.
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  12. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Nice, butter knife? :rolleyes:
     
  13. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Could you come up with a single sheath design that works either way, to make things simpler? Something with the end squared off so it doesn't matter which blade shape?
     
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  14. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    745
    Dec 18, 2018
    can't wait for dibs to open, my vote is in :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I think Zulu would be interesting.
     
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  16. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Paring chisel? ;) Not looking for the next version - just pretty excited to get one of the originals :thumbsup:
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I probably could come up with a universal design, but I would probably have to compromise some fit somewhere. Once I get the design worked up for each one, it'll just be a matter of choosing a sheath template.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    3 Zulu votes right off the bat, nice.
     
  19. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Not even sure what Zulu looks like:oops:, but Spear is my typical go to
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    A bit of a spear/wharncliffe hybrid would be the easiest way to explain it.

    Try a Google Image search with "zulu slipjoint". That should help out
     

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