How do you carry the 301?

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How do you carry the 301?

Postby Oldwolf » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:07 pm

I really like my 301, but have not found a way to pocket carry without printing. It is a large knife, as you know. My smaller knives are comfortably carried in the Watch pocket of my jeans. Alas, the 301 is way to big for this small pocket. How do you carry the 301?

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Steve Warden » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:24 pm

What do you mean by "printing"?
I carry mine in my front pocket with my keys.
Nope, not worried about getting worn.
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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Oldwolf » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Printing. Seeing the shape of the knife in my pocket.
It looks like I am carrying a large Bolt in my front right pocket.

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Steve Warden » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:56 pm

Gotcha.
I don't worry about it. Along with my keys and nail clippers, just looks like I have stuff in my pocket, which is what pockets were made for.
To be truthful, I will carry a smaller, slimmer knife when wearing dress slacks or a suit.
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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:21 pm

Oldwolf wrote:Printing. Seeing the shape of the knife in my pocket.
It looks like I am carrying a large Bolt in my front right pocket.


Just remember Mae West had something to say about that! :lol:

The Buck 301 is 3-7/8 inches closed IIRC. The Case 6347, which they call a "medium stockman" is 4 inches. The Schrade 881 is also 4 inches. My conclusion is............your pants are too tight! ::sotb::

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:21 pm

An option I sometimes use is a leather or nylon belt case. The ones shown are a bit oversize for a 301, as I frequently use them for 4 1/4" trappers, but will work.

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:53 pm

Put it in a "slip". That will break up the outline of the knife in your pocket. I think there are some guys who carry large folders in their hip pocket along side their wallet. ::shrug::
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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby tallguy606 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:23 pm

Never could figure out how you sit down with a large folder in your back pocket.

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Oldwolf » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:13 pm

NC is knife friendly.
Right now I have a 303 in my Watch pocket and it fits perfectly.

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:33 pm

tallguy606 wrote:Never could figure out how you sit down with a large folder in your back pocket.

I'm sitting on a 4-7/8 inch lockback as I type this. Carry it most days, back pocket alongside my wallet, and can't even tell it's there. If you sit on a wallet, you can sit on a knife alongside it. The wallet keeps the knife vertical in the pocket, so it doesn't slide down crossways into the bottom of the pocket. ::tu:: I prefer to attach a short lanyard to a knife with a bail or lanyard hole. But a clip works also and you don't need a wallet to keep the knife in the vertical orientation.

With large folders I find back pocket carry a LOT more comfortable than front pocket, and a lot easier to access your knife - no pocket junk in the way. Only way to know is, give it a try! ::tu::

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby XX Case XX » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:36 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:Do you live in a knife-paranoid city or state?

It's called: C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A...

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby jmh58 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:22 pm

RFP.. Don't even know its there.. ::tu:: I will carry up to a CASE Trapper there too.. They are 4 1/8 in length.. I guess I really don't think about printing.. ::shrug:: John :D
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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Woodly » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:21 pm

I almost always have a CASE large coke bottle in my backpocket. I don't know its there until I need it. Its slim and fits right in. Fat stag would be different.

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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Old Hunter » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:30 am

As I don't like back pocket carry my pocketknives ride in my left front pocket regardless of size. I find jeans to be great for knives up to the Buck 307 Wrangler size (4-1/4"). For looser pants I prefer the Buck 303 size but am especially fond of the Case 6318. I don't worry about "printing". OH
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Re: How do you carry the 301?

Postby Dinadan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:39 pm

I do not carry a 301, but I do carry a 4" Schrade or a GEC. I carry the knife in my left front pocket and in order to keep anyone from freaking out over my knife I carry a .22 magnum revolver in my right front pocket. I have been doing that for several years and so far no one has ever once mentioned the knife!
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