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

  1. An example of crazy is an idea that makes absolutely no sense. So if being, what I call a “boy scout” is crazy, then so be it.
    Always safe, always prepared!

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