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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:

For Everyday Use

Pocket Knives

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).

For Self-Defense

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.

As a Survival Tool

A knife is also one of the two most critical survival tools we have (a fire source being 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. Even so, some people may question my logic by saying that if this were the case we may as well carry two of everything—two sets of keys, two wallets, two cell phones, etc.

Here’s the Thing

It’s possible for us to take preparation to such an extreme that it becomes impossible to 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.

So what do you think?

Am I the only one who carries two knives? Let me know in the comments below!

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1,202 thoughts on “My Wife Thinks I’m Crazy for Doing This…”

  1. Actually carry 3 if you count the credit card knife kept in my wallet, that, along with my neck or boot knife and with a belt clip knife (Fang) I always feel ready and capable.

  2. I’ve carried 2 knives for as long as I can remember, 3 most of the time. 1 is a “drop” knife, old timers taught me that by comparing blades then offering to “drop” or swap knives and pulling out a junk blade after we agreed to swap.

  3. I just carry one when I’m out every night walking my dogs. I have always had knives (since high school & I’m in my 50’s now) but have not started carrying one until this year.

  4. Hi:
    I believe that carrying two knives is over kill in our society. I am armed almost all of the time with a semi automatic gun, usually a .40 cal., and that can become an inconvenience. I do not like pocket guns because of the limited magazine capacity, a limited grip, or with a revolver having to use speed loaders. We have not become Argentina or Venezuela yet, so I do not believe it is a necessity.

    Regarding your wife, I have found the longer you are married the more your wife has to say about your conduct. My passive bride is no longer passive after thirty five years of marriage!. My nick name for her is “the superintendent”—I only use that among friends when I am disappointed in her response. One of my good friends has the same problem; his wife has a comment about everything that he does. His marriage is also long term. I believe that I would be able to retrieve my knife in almost all situations, so I do not carry two. Our country is not a combat zone yet.


  6. I guess I’m a nut too Bro Lol I got into Martial Arts and Grappling at age 5 Several different Blackbelts and Degrees in several different disciplines a Expert Marksman with many different weapons among Lots of other training and experience I’ve been cut shot stabbed and Nomatter how much experience or training you have behind you doesn’t mean you can predict your next encounter just around the corner or down the street only preparedness will make you ready when the SHTF

  7. I never carry less than four knives. Been known to carry 6. Between hidden knives in the car, garage, multiple places through out the house, I can lay my hands on several. Always ready for whatever I may need them for. My wife would be in agreement with your wife about this.

  8. I manage a Security Company in Phoenix. Even though I always carry a gun, I always have some kind of tactical knife in my right pocket normally the TRS 325S and I always have a swiss style pin knife in my left pocket. The tactical knife if for self defense and the pin knife is for every day use. Last night while working a few hours at a job site I had the 325S in one pocket, The TRS Enforcer in another pocket of my tactical pants and the pin knife in another pocket.

  9. I already have your survival tool and find it very useful.
    a word about me, in my younger days -some 50+ years I was the live throwing dummy for a man who had been one of the first to be trained
    in Japanese martial arts after WWII. He impressed upon me a couple of things, keep it simple keep it direct and hurt your opponent bad as hell.
    An example he taught me to someone armed with a pistol using a starter’s pistol. It was several years before all the wadding finally grew out.
    I have just a few moves and techniques that I mentally rehearse frequently. Occasionally I see something worth adding to my skills. In addition to this as I was raised on a horse ranch where a couple of old men hung around. these were died in the wool cowboys and shootists. I was taught very well. One of these men taught the FBI instructors how to carry and bring a gun into action. This was back in the 40s and 50s. I do not use the sights on a pistol, I point it just like my finger. another thing they hammered into me was take your time and aim. A fast man with a gun would put his first round about 20′ in front of him. They went to their maker a long time ago and our world lost something special when the left. One of the things these men taught me, the martial arts and shootists is to keep yourself out of trouble. dont walk around lookng like a victim or with a chip on your shoulder. If you are faced with trouble talk your way out as best you can and if not hurt the other guy badly, so bad in fact they lose all interest in being an antagonist.
    There are no second place winners in a gunfight or street ball. Most guys want to brag about what they are going to do to you. If you cannot get clear you stake the advantage first and do something like kick them in the balls. I recently saw a blow delivered to the upper that can be devastating, a fist is a poorly designed club unless it is used right.
    Well I have taken up enough of your time so I bid you adeu’

  10. How the hell did you sneak into my house and get a picture of my pocket knives? I could almost match that pic so closely it’s scary.
    Carry one for sturdy cutting and defense and a small double blade for splinters, letter opener, box tape slitter, etc.

  11. Hi Bob
    I carry four 🤪 a SOG O ring in my edc maxpedion organiser with two Torches one is the TRS Torch. The TRS enforcer in a small tight fitting pouch. A Swiss army with its on board Scissors and saw
    And the TRS Jack in previous mention kit. Nope your not nuts why rack your brain asking why. My Dad gave me my first pen knife when I was five. He was also a shipwrights and had been in the Royal Navy Think that’s how the love of knifes began. It was good to see all your knives look used.
    Live long and prosper

  12. I agree I carry 2 knives also one for cutting straps or boxes or what ever I need to cut .Then I have one in my other pocket for whatever else that I might need some backup or if i need to cut a piece of food or open something that i dont want to use a everyday used knife for.

  13. Well, if you’re crazy, then I am completely nuts. LOL I carry 3. 1 in each front pocket and one in a sheath around my neck on the chain with my dog tags. Yes, I left southeast Asia a long time ago and still wear my dog tags. Old habits are hard to break.
    Thanks for all the great info and stuff. I really enjoy it. Keep up the good work.

  14. Absolutely not! I carry a utility knife (box cutter) for at least a million reasons and I carry a folder for self defense and heavy duty jobs. Thanks

  15. Nice read Bob, I’m considering that boot knife now I was only carrying one to get the job done if need be thanks for the knowledge.

  16. Yes you are crazy to carry two knives, I carry5 knives.
    One in each front pocket, one in my right boot, 2 in my left boot
    Gotta reach it to use it,

  17. I have several of your knives that I got from you. When I go out, I have two, plus a book page holder so I can eat and read that resembles a sap. Was sold as a page holder in a book store, but is very handy. I need such things because I’m 82 years old and a prime target when I go out, which I still do. Usually by myself. Also, I know a few things I learned in my youth that an old man can still do to surprise any young thug who never learned unarmed self defense. I like the knives I have but any more would be too much. I’d be taking valuable seconds deciding which one to use.

  18. I carry 3 knives: a Swiss Army knife, a general purpose knife, and a promise knife. A promise knife is for a situation where we are 6 miles in the wilderness and you fall and break your pelvis. I will get you out of there! I don’t care if it takes 5 trips.

  19. I also carry two knives. I am impressed with the idea of this training video and if I lived in a city of any real size I’d own it. Keep on preparing us to survive because this world seems as though it’s about to make a huge downward spiral.

  20. well at this very moment of writing this I have three knives on my person
    one in my overalls pocket and two in my pants pockets
    when I remove my overalls that means I still have a knife
    two knives are 5n 1 style the other is a multitool one on my keyring
    I use them every day would not be without them

  21. I think you’re definitely on point carrying two knives. I’ll let you in on a little secret, but before I do I want you to know that my wife thinks I’m crazy also when it comes to carrying knives. She thinks I’m a bit crazy for some other reasons also but we won’t get into that right now. I always carry two knives and in some cases, depending on where I’m going to be, I will carry a third. Most of my friends who carry knives all carry at least two knives, pretty much for all the reasons you mentioned. I have to be honest with you. I was in the Navy from 1972 to 1994. A Special Warfare Operator and the greatest time in my life. My love of knives go back to when I was a little boy and my grandpa gave me my first knife when I was 7 years old and showed me how to use it. My love and addiction for knives started then and has only gotten stronger. Quite honestly, I have purchased many knives from you and was impressed with just about every one I got. I often bought more than one so I could give them to my very close friends and my son. Keep up the great work and I will be a customer for life and that’s a guarantee. Great having this conversation with you and hope to do it again soon. Take care and be safe.

  22. I carry two knives, on my body, but I also have two different keychain knives too, 😉 can never be too prepared.

  23. No you are not the only one that Carrie’s more the one blade.i carry at least four! One a 325s from tar used as a pocket knife, a Hawk as a neck knife, a custom NOC knife as a primary goto knife for defense and a GERBER MARK 2 as my leg knife. Plus a carry a custom cane with a hidden small sword inside. This became a habit during my long service in the military. So if your crazy I guess I should be committed. Or consider myself in good company!

  24. If you carry a knife in Europe you would get arrested. You may carry a knife in the wilderness or in some jobs but not in the city that’s commiting a crime.

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  26. Yes a knife is very Special in tools or cutting wires,rope,fruit an security or safety,life can change in a blink or thy World be ready an absolutely with then with out.I have like 10 knives an a special case with Survivel things pack in,Case Weather, Warfare, Survivel in woods best Always be Ready.I use a Sling Shot an shoot Arrows with like a Crossbow,a Slingshot with a 31 inch Arrow very Perfect in hunting, Fishing Target or much more Quietly.

  27. Two knives seems logical, one inside the pocket and one bootknife. Two sets of everything we carry in our pockets is nutty. We don’t want to pull up our pants everytime we walk.

  28. NO YOU ARE NOT. U.S.M.C rule is always have a backup weapon. I have had 2 knifes on my person when I am out the house since I got out of the Marines in 74. I carry a M.C. folder and one of the four bad ass TRS enforcers I bought from you, and by the way thank you very much. Very fine bad ass toy. Thinking about buying a couple more for some very special people who think the same way I do. If you attack me I will not try to take you down I will try to take you out so you cannot do it again and if you take the SOB out it just your word against his and let me tell you this if you know what you are doing the enforcer is just the tool for the job and no I am not trying to sell any knifes, just telling you always carry a backup. Have a good day and GOD BLESS. J. Adams.

  29. Let me reassure you that your not crazy. But if so I’m full blown coocoos.i carry 4-5 knifes most days. I have one clipped on my right and on my left side pockets also ware a knek knife and carry a boot knife when the acation permits. And last but not least I always have a folder in bottom of my pocket no matter what.. and of course my wife gives me that look like really is that is it necessary . An I just nod and wink.. and to those of you that say oh I carry a firearm don’t need a knife ? Think twice, if someone is grabbing you an trying to disarm u it sure would be nice to reach in your pocket or wherever an be able to relieve yourself of that problem. An you can’t spread penut butter with a pistol.. so fight hard an be proud your an American

  30. Excellent article/post. You helped me to think of things in ways that I normally don’t. “Two is one and one is none”…that is powerful and so true. You have a good body of work here. I’m looking forward to more insights and tactics.

    Keep up the gr8 job.

  31. I think that your defense tactics are awesome and easy to learn and I appreciate that this information is accessible to an older woman as myself. Your wife may think your crazy but I know she is well protected. Thank you for sharing this life preserving information with me. God Bless you always.


    Jacqueline Caraballo

  32. If you’re crazy then I am too. I have carried knives ever since I was a youth. I currently carry two on my at all times. Why? Some say I’m nuts, but like you use them daily for a variety of reasons. I can’t walk past a knife display at a store without stopping to at least take a look to see what they have in stock. I have carried knives for so long that I feel naked if I go out without one. And my friends always know that if they are in need of one that they can rely on me to supply them with one of my tools.

  33. I always carry 2 knives as well. Like you say, one that you don’t mind muddling up, and another quick access for self defense…..But then, there is always my S.O.G. on my keyring just in case.
    Wait. Doesn’t that make three?

  34. I think your right, I kart two around with me. I don’t think my wrist knife would be us full if I had to get it out fast (it is usually covered by my sleeve) so I mite need 3 if I can find a way to have another, so it wont get in the way.

  35. At least 3
    1 fixed ckrt smiple kiss
    1 trs edc survival
    1 trs strick force
    Plus a multi tool small
    Folding scissors