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My Wife Thinks I’m Crazy for Doing This…

Am I losing my mind? Maybe…

But I sure as hell never want to be caught without a knife. That’s why I recently started carrying two of them, every day.

Why two knives you ask? Here are just a few reasons:

First, I use a knife every day for utility purposes. By carrying knives with different sizes and blade shapes it’s more likely that I will have a better tool for the job. I can also carry one knife that is my “beater” (The one I don’t hesitate to get muddy, sticky, or greasy).

Pocket Knives

Next, in a self-defense situation you never know if the knife kept on your dominant side will be inaccessible. Perhaps an attacker has you pinned against a wall, has control of your arm etc.

Also, if forced to stab an attacker, it is very possible the knife will be difficult to recover, a grisly thought but it is a real problem (Muscles tend to clench around the blade). If there is a second attacker you’ll be glad you brought a backup.

Self-Defense Situation Number 3 (okay, my overactive imagination is probably the real reason my wife thinks I’m crazy): Carrying blades on different portions of the body can be an advantage if you are taken to the ground. This is a great reason to carry a boot knife. I can keep going with the self-defense scenarios but I think you get the point.

A knife is also one of the two most critical survival tools (a fire source is the second). As the old saying goes “Two is one, and one is none.” You can expect that if the SHTF you’d immediately drop your one and only knife into a mud hole, or it would fall out of a pocket in the dark. A backup is just common sense.

Okay you can see that there are a lot of good reasons to carry two knives. A savvy person may question my logic by saying that if this were the case we should carry two of everything, two sets of keys, two wallets, two cell phones, et cetera.

Point taken, we can take preparation to such an extreme that we cannot lead a normal life. The difference, especially with knives, is the relative ease of carrying two. With so many knives on the market it is easy to find a backup that is inconspicuous, small, and comfortable. What I’m trying to say is that the downside is so small and the upside so large that it’s simply a no-brainer, at least for me.

What do you think? Am I the only one who carries two knives?

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967 thoughts on “My Wife Thinks I’m Crazy for Doing This…”

  1. Hello,

    I am retired military and law enforcement. I have carried two or more knives and other items for longer than I can remember; and for all the reasons you said as well.

    Thank you for sharing. I hope a few more people will think about it and be more prepared the next time they leave the house.

  2. Living in Germany where carrying a knife is very negative and practically illegal. I carry 3 with me 2 folders and a fixed blade. All 3 of a different types and all real work horses.

  3. After going through a nasty divorce, after 21 years of marriage, I do not walk outside w/o at least one good boot knife handy! I keep a few multi task ones handy in vehicles/house/small backpack, as you just never know any more what kinda BS may occur at any moment! If that makes me a nut, so be it. I had rather be considered a nut (that’s prepared) vs. a fru fru woman that has no clue what to do if the SHTF!

  4. After many years in law enforcement l hound most officers were more concerned about getting shot. I know this is illogical but there is no good side to either alternative but check it out.

  5. I was recently ridiculed by law enforcement for having three knives in my pocket. They confiscated 1 and I have never seen it again. I went out and had to buy another one just like it because it was one of my favorites. To me and you is only practical to carry more than one but the law enforcement it appears to be out of the norm so they treat you like a criminal.

  6. I take krav maga .have been training for 8 months .last week i was @ a ground fighting seminar and a guy half my size was on top choking me. I tried a couple moves couldn’t get him off .in a real situation he would have killed me. I carry a leatherman.which unless I pound his head. 2 knives is the ideal solution.thank you fight fast u guys are life savers. Irish frank

  7. Love your post!

    You my friend are NOT a nut. I am way worse apparently, However please read my whole post first. I on average carry 7 knives and I still need a boot knife, I also carry a small sharpener with me. I was attacked by 2 people and they tried to steal my car. I’ve had 6 surgeries in the past 2 years.

    Now like you 7 sounds EXTREMELY ridiculous, but believe it or not I use every one of them. I have a set that has 3 in the sheath so I’m carrying 3 the second I pick it up. I use all of them when doing certain jobs because they dull out quick as they’re throwers. I have the large hunting knife, worked great for gutting a fish and regular foods. Also all 4 are great in the car or other places you need small or large. Regular pocket knife with the glass break and seat belt cutter and a mini light too. Pen knife, yes I use it for small jobs if I need to cut something real quick I always have a pen on me. Last my belt buckle knife. That is my main defense weapon, extremely fast pull and nobody would ever know…but even that I use as a tool. I’ve been out, just going to the car real quick and found I needed to cut a wire or something and there I’ve put all the others away…but I’m still wearing my belt.

    Knives are tools first depending on how they are used. I’ve pulled the one once in self defense and before killing anyone I made it clear I would if I had to. Thank God I didn’t have to, my point was made and everybody walked away.

  8. I enjoyed your post. I keep two in my car not always on my person. I like boots and don’t currently wear them
    I plan to start. I have a variety of pocket and survival knives. I worry about someone turning the knife around in me. Though one time when I had to pawn one if my guns another customer was far to interested in my interaction. Because my driver license shows a post office box for address I had to get my car registration to ensure proper address for reobtaining my gun. This intrusive person made me very cautious. I returned with a very nice knife that clipped to my jeans and visibly tucked into my pocket. I was not worried about using it then and as I pushed it down securing it better as I walked back into the store with my papers the person suddenly left the store. Though like my guns, I have to practice using my weapons more. Thank God I haven’t had to use them yet. I enjoy your posts and offers. I just wish I was in a better financial
    l situation to get some if the offers. That will change….Brenda

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