Which do you perfer. I have always carried tip down as this is how most knifes come. Tip up seems that to make for a faster presentaion of the blade.
CRKT has a warning against tip up carry in trouser pocket.
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Tip down always. I would vever carry a folder tip up in a pocket. To much posability for it to give your fingers the good news when reaching into the pocket. John

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Depends on the locking system. Linerlocks I will only carry tip down, with the exception of my Commander. Lockbacks and Axis locks I don't mind carrying tip up, but it puts the knife backwards from what I'm used to when I pull it out.

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Originally posted by Haji:
Depends on the locking system. Linerlocks I will only carry tip down, with the exception of my Commander. Lockbacks and Axis locks I don't mind carrying tip up, but it puts the knife backwards from what I'm used to when I pull it out.

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Ditto my issue autos and my personal axis lock are carried tip up ( was thinking of my cqc7 when I posted)

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Roger, sorry not being very perceptive today, thanks for clearing that up. Trying to survive one of WP's most heinous traditions, don't even get me started. I'll let you guys know if the clear fluid starts running out my ears about 9 tomorrow.
Love the Emerson Commander, but had a Sebenza bite me real hard once and I've been real leery. I have a Tom Mayo TNT (Talonite aNd Titanium) that is tip down and fast and any manual opener except the Commander.

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I have to say tip down anymore. Used to have a Benchmade that was tip up and, was pretty loose and it opened up on me once when I was going for my keys. Not a pretty picture. Have to go with Stanley on the fixed blade. Not good to fumble with a blade when I'm confronted by a stuborn envelope. Wink Got a four inch fixed blad that I take in the wood because I like the strength of a full tang when doing any hard cutting.

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I prefer knives that are tip up with the blade facing the rear ... so when carried at the rear corner of my pocket, even if it did somehow open up it wouldn't go far or get in the way of my hands when reaching into my pocket for other stuff. So far have carried a CS Lg Tanto Folder and a Kershaw this way (I prefer the Kershaw) and will continue to shop for knives which allow tip up carry.
I've carried a Delica for 7 years tip up, and now a Lil' Temperance same way for most of a year. Never cut myself or caught myself, and quite a few times I had to get the knife out in a hurry (not defensively, just needed it in a hurry). For really fast foolproof operation though, I'll take my CRKT Kasper/Polkowski Companion 4" fixed blade though.
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Originally posted by Moloch38:
Trying to survive one of WP's most heinous traditions, don't even get me started. I'll let you guys know if the clear fluid starts running out my ears about 9 tomorrow.


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