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I was on some shooting or outdoors website this morning and there was a link to a blog post where some guy talked about carrying a pocketknife all his life. Turns out that post is just one of many from a blog site called The Natural South.

I don’t know much at all yet about the writer except that he lives in Alabama, he’s a man, and his way of thinking seems to match up with mine pretty well. It’s been a crazy 2-3 years in our nation with political parties and various social groups seemingly hell-bent on creating division and hate.:mad: Sometimes I feel like I’m the one who doesn’t fit in. At times like that, it’s sure nice to have some favorite Bible verses to read, a Phil Robertson YouTube clip to watch, or a good friend to talk with. :)

I think The Natural South is going to quickly become one of those “happy places” where I can go when things get a little crazy. Check it out and let me know what you think. And for the record, you don't have to live in the South to be a Man of the South. It's an attitude, a way of thinking, not a location. ;)

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I grew up on a farm like that.

I had to remember not to take that pocket knife to school or church.

As I joined the workforce off the farm, I found the Swiss army knife much more practical. Screwdriver, can opener, small saw, nail file, and a tough blade. I couldn't pack heat, but the knife went everywhere.
 

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I like the blog

I carried a three bladed version of that knife all through HS. These days I carry a leatherman Surge. I use it every day and would not be with out one. I like his way of thinking. My wife laughed when I mention his dad always had one when Christmas presents are opened. It is a family joke that I always try to get them to borrow my knife to open the present.
PS I am trying to wean myself off of the news. It just makes me crazy(er)
 

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That’s a good one Mike

My sister-in-law just mentioned the other day that she couldn’t believe how many men don’t carry pocketknives nowadays. Times sure have changed.
I remember a few times in school the teacher actually asking to borrow one from one of us boys.

My older son has always been a knife aficionado and has given me a few nice ones that rarely leave their boxes. If I have to get dressed up to go somewhere, I will carry a Hen&Rooster or Kissing Crane but generally you will find me using my Swiss Army knife that was given to me several years ago as a gift. It seems like it gets used nearly every day.

Thanks for sharing
 

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I can't remember when I didn't carry a knife. For years I carried a Case, I think it was a Trapper. Then a small lock blade Puma, followed by a small lock blade Kline. Now days its a Swiss Army Knife. Just a simple one with 2 blades, bottle opener, cork screw, awl, tooth pick and small tweezers. I'll check out that website.
 

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Growed up carrying 1. All 3 kids got'em when
they were real young and still carry 1 or 3 all the time.
Always had 1 in school and in high school, when the
teacher needed blood to look at in science class, pulled
it out and got a sample...lol
Yep, times have changed for the BAD...


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Good Morning, For those of you who know and also those who have no idea what a Case Trapper is; here's an old one that rides in my pocket everywhere, every day. I've even gone so far as to present each one of our Eagle Scouts a Case Trapper on the occasion of his court of honor, 7 of them
to date. The knife in the picture will cut and clean my fingernails in Church about 2 hours from now.
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I have a cherished a small Camillus 3 blade pen knife for years. Only stopped carrying it after all the changes for TSA after 9/11, because I did not want to accidently have it confiscated. It was given to me by an uncle back in 1953. Today I daily carry a similar Schrade Old Timer because it is replaceable. Like Carl P said, my 7th grade teacher needed a sharp knife in class one day, and I let her use it. After use, she handed it back to me and thanked me. It was different times.
 

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I work in the construction field and it's amazing how few people carry a pocket knife and of the people that do it's surprising how few know how to sharpen one correctly.

I recently upgraded to a Spyderco from a CRKT that was previously in my pocket since high school. I feel naked without a knife.
 

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My dad always carried a pocket knife. His sharpening stone stayed on a small table next to his easy chair. The edge was slightly concave from being sharpened. If he was not reading, he was working on that edge. I have no idea what brand it was but it was S-H-A-R-P.
 

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Not only do I carry a knife every day in my left front pocket, I carry a small pair of pliers in my right front pocket. I use the pliers more than the knife....Voldoc, reemember Vince in Holly Co.? One like that. I tried the multi purpose tools which are Almost good for everything but not Really good for anything. I went back to a good size 2 bladed trapper style knife....a cheapo one that i aint afraid to use or lose.
I had a very old KBar trapper style knife that I traded for in the 70's but lost it a few years ago dammit. Man, i loved that old knife. That's why I don't carry the dozen Case, Gerber, and other ones that my kids gave me.
 

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The courthouses of KY are definitely
not a happy place anymore. You cant
carry a pocket knife in one or even
leave it at the security ck table at
the front door while you conduct
your business. Then all office counters
have a 3/4" sheet of Lexan separating
the workers from the customers, leaving
only a 3" space to talk through.
IMHO a very high priced and unfriendly
building/environment. LDS
 

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Larry that is the way the courthouse is here too. I don't think they even let you carry a cell phone in either.

I carry the Swiss army knife my daughter got me when they went to Europe and a Dewalt flip open utility knife. I always carry a lighter as well even though I quit smoking over 3 years ago. Everytime I don't have a lighter I need to burn or light something....usually a torch because out of probably 10 spark lighters I never can find one.
 

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Our courthouse had similar changes. There were some attempted attacks during domestic hearing, some of our select citizenry were recording juvenile hearings and posting them online in live mode. it goes down from there. The Crawford County CH runs you through x ray. You have to remove your belt to pass through. Sometime they are going to get more of a show than they expected. I am a records search and have a badge that allows me to carry my cell phone in the CH. The general public has their phones placed in a pouch to carry that is sealed and then unlocked as you leave. I have been in a court when an attack took place. The baliff & sheriff were fast but not fast enough for my comfort. Most of the judges are packing. A favorite firearm is the Judge with 3 shot shells and the rest .45.
 

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I have been carrying a knife for a long time. I lost my Case Trapper to a DI in Basic. While I was "In Country" I carried a Bowie. Then it was a 2 blade folder in a magazine pouch while a LEO. It came in very handy at times. I also carried a fixed blade Browning till realized it was too valuable for daily use. Now its a fixed blade custom for everyday and a GT brand auto with a Tanto blade for dress.
And a pair of German pliers for grabbing things.

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I've been carrying a pocket knife for ever, at least 59 years. Now using a Swiss Army knife, have had several of them, still do just upgraded some. Carried my Snap-on pliers, screwdriver and mini cresent wrench for years, finally quit carrying them all the time as they ware a hole in pickup seats:eek:. But always have them close along with a Leatherman. Always have them in the tractor when baling hay.
When going to the court house, I just leave knife and c-phone in the truck. No use having to take them back out.
Have a good evening.
GOD BLESS. Dean
 
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