Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Political and climate refugee in Texas.
The old mans pen knife.
When I was a kid, it seems that the 1950's was a more simple time. There wasn't any anti gun mania, even living in Washington D.C. lke we did. There were guns around, and a lot of people in the neighborhood carried a small gun for self defense. It wasn't the best part of town, and it was better to have than not have and need it.
The same for knives. It seemed like every man who had pants on, had a pocket knife in one of the pockets. Mostly they were small one and two bladed slip joints that were no more than 3 inches closed. Knife es like Case, Camillus, Schrade, Western, Boker, were common.
I've carried a wide variety f pocket knives over the span of my life, and they usually ranged from 3 blade stockmen in the 3/34 to 4 inch closed range. Swiss Army knives were always around for me, and I've long lost track of the stuff I've fixed while out someplace.
But now at 68 years of age, I find myself drawn to the small pen knives of my memories. maybe my knife needs have shrunk in my old age, but I find I rarely need much more than an inch and a half to two inches of blade in my everyday liftoff retired machinist in Georgetown Texas. Small pen knives like the Buck 309 companion, the Victoriox executive, Boker 240 pen knife, all seem to fill the bill for this'd mans pocket knife.
I wonder what you guys carry?
Don't over do it, just enough will do.