How to Carry A Knife Legally: Into The Fray 166

How to Carry A Knife Legally: Into The Fray 166

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Today, you’re going to learn how to carry your knife legally. Defensive tactics trainer Mike Janich suggests you carry your tactical folding knife clipped to your the strong side pocket in a tip-up configuration. This gives you rapid access, a good grip on the knife and an extra level of security if the blade should for some reason open in your pocket.

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  1. Michael Sanders on November 26, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    This is why I, NEVER, carry a folding knife. I am always ready with my solid frame knife.

  2. Mak Hatchet on November 26, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Fixed blade should be the first choice or assisted for self defense , folders are the last resort by the time you get that thing open the attacker has already seen it and can knock it out of your hand.

  3. The Beard on November 26, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Two other things to consider. Depending on the length of the knife, or even the length of your thumb, if your thumb does not reach the thumb stud while the knife sits fully into the pocket tip up dies not make sense. Also, if speed of deployment is your reason for carrying tip up then why doesn’t your knife have a wave? If you’re going to argue one way is better than the other then take it to its fullest potential.

  4. actionchaplain1 on November 26, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Tip up carry

  5. Jamshid's garden. official. on November 26, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    amazing its good.

  6. Troy Riderz Squad on November 26, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    What knife is that? The red one he’s using.

  7. Commander Rockwell on November 26, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    A buddy of mine was running with an old spring-assist in his pocket.
    It opened and stuck into his thigh.

    Keep your gear in good shape.

  8. Danny Thorne on November 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    It all comes down to personal preference how you carry your knife and what makes you comfortable.

  9. Brian MrHappy on November 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Forget about the tip up/down nonsense in this video. A tactical folder should have a clip that is mounted on the opposite end of the handle from the thumb stud. When you put your hand on the knife, you should be able to pull it and open it in one smooth motion with a full hand grip.

  10. Farmer Wayne on November 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Tip up! Absolutely! Most secure and quickest….

  11. Bernhard Behling on November 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Unfortunately, it’s not legal to carry a concealed knife in many jurisdictions, even if you have a concealed carry permit for a firearm. A judge friend of mine in Virginia pointed this out to me. Virginia issue CHPs, concealed handgun permits, not CCWs. Other jurisdictions also do this. It seems kind of silly that you can carry a concealed handgun but not a concealed knife but that’s the way it is.

  12. gabotrial on November 26, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Tip up is the way to go… thats what she said!

  13. Harry Wild on November 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I practices my knife draw every day for 15 minutes. It to bad my state does not allow automatic knives or assisted folding. Just the regular open ways.

  14. manwithnoname on November 26, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Can you tell me the name of this knife?

  15. RB Howard on November 26, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Slow deployment.
    Spyderco tip down has a faster technique. 2 steps faster than his last draw. When he opens his knife note it’s pointed down. 3 movements (1) pull out… (2)Open *point and arm both down) …. (3)Bring up

    Make the pull- the open- the thrust in one motion
    Impossible his way with tip up.. because the action is in the bottom of his pocket.
    The Spyderco’s hole and tip down clip [factory installed on my Tenacious] was all engineered on purpose.
    For one smooth fast movement

  16. Matthew Kwon on November 26, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Weird….he said we cant get a grip the knife tight or fully contact. But when it comes to tip up he magically grip the knife fully contacted with hos hand. lol

  17. Judy A. Gill on November 26, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Be Prepared For Anything & Everything !

  18. BrewCityRider on November 26, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Great explanation of why tip up carry is preferable. Thanks for posting. I’ve recently added some fixed blades to my EDC too.

  19. Bernardo Torres on November 26, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    It was worth watching the video. I never thought that such a simple thing as taking a tactical knife out of a pocket really had more than meets the eye

  20. Endris Kurfiss on November 26, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Anyone else ever thought about how many times does the average person need a weapon in life ?

  21. Joseph mace on November 26, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I use a fixed blade. Folding knives aren’t for me.

  22. Initial Aiming on November 26, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Front faced or rear faced matters as well which was left out.

  23. Grind Sultan on November 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Great video!

  24. Agent 47 on November 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I just got Mike’s Yojimbo 2 and Ronin 2, carry the Ronin daily

  25. Daniel Lopez on November 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    What if my OHO locking knife is attached to my keys?

  26. Walter V on November 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    So I bought the elite membership. There is a member kit on its way to me. Is that where the kerahaw knife will be? Or do I have to contact someone to get it

  27. Wood Shampoo on November 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Solution = carry the KABAR TDI

  28. Lefrog on November 26, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    My Tactical Pen is my primary tool of opportunity.

  29. mike BENOIT on November 26, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I wear it in my frount pocket in my LA POLICE GEAR PANTS

  30. J er on November 26, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    whatever feels comfortable and how fast you can pull your blade in a useable position.

  31. mike BENOIT on November 26, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Yah I have to fumble with my knife before opening

  32. Steroid Sp on November 26, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    TIL about The Great Stink, whereupon during a long hot summer in 1858 the River Thames in London got so stinky, it stopped Parliament carrying out business, and made Joseph Bazalgette an unsung British hero.

  33. Cbr Star on November 26, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    The same argument supports tip down on larger folding knives. You have to reposition your hand from the back to the front before you can open it.

  34. fnj006 on November 26, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Exhibit A: White guys terrified of poor minorities. ✔️ (I’m White by the way.)

  35. J Film on November 26, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I have a tip up tanto and was able to slowly get it ready, many men with dogs, they hadn’t noticed that it was out and ready by my side especially as their dogs were snarling and barking at me and the kids in the campground. The Ka-Bar was on the table but that would have escalated the situation.

  36. mike BENOIT on November 26, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I have a spring load handle

  37. tribal2780 on November 26, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Come on man tip down carry is to carry in your dress shirt pocket or inside pocket of te jacket…

  38. The NDstructible1 on November 26, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Only thing I would say is if you carry a self defense knife and you carry a gun do not carry the knife on your strong side carry it weak side. This does 2 things gives you a get off me tool to keep some one back so no one can try and take your gun out of battery. Also if you carried on your strong side you have to choose knife or gun and forcing you to remove one tool out of you system of protecting yourself. For me I don’t carry a folder for self defense but for day to day task. I have other tools for a purpose. For example I have in my Center console a seatbelts cutter glass breaker. I don’t use it often. For self defense I prefer a fix blade carried scout carry on my back side. Like a Karambit. I do carry Colonel Blades LowVz when I can not carry a gun. Because of this it is set for strong side carry. So I’m left handed if I was to carry a pocket knife for self defense I would look at an Emerson Wave knife.

  39. gym shoe on November 26, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    I am a lefty but have no folder knife that suits me–also I have lost knives when sitting, the clip did not secure the knife–the act of sitting pushed the knife upward and the knife fell out of my pocket. Even with these problems I would just say it is important for any man to have some kind of knife available, even if only to open a package.

  40. USCCA on November 26, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Watch Kevin breakdown scenario-based training here:

  41. forgiveness denied on November 26, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    what knife does he have?

  42. Michael K on November 26, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Great tips. Too bad in NYC if the clip is visible, the NYPD considers it as open carry and may arrest you. NYC – for now – is concealed carry of a knife less than four inches. No exposing of any part of the knife. Also, there must be no imprinting or contour of a knife visible through pants pockets, shirts, etc. For those who neck carry, be careful of tight shirts covering your knife. The contour will get you unwanted attention.

  43. mark Lawrence on November 26, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    What do you think of the Emerson knives?, I say really good 👍

  44. austin ritz on November 26, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Tip up sucks for appendix carry or back pocket, it’s only applicable for front pocket carry. I’ve never had a tip down knife deploy accidentally, but I’ve been injured by tip up knives opening in my back pocket. If your grip is correct it’s just as fast or faster to have a tip down knife ready to work. Assisted opening is just a band aid for design flaws. I find knife laws can be more confusing than gun laws when it comes to what is legal in different areas, I’d much rather carry a fixed blade knife as a self defense blade (where legal) but one of the bordering states doesn’t even allow anything but a slip joint making defensive carry somewhat pointless.

  45. cat2trappy on November 26, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Now l carry my wooden knives

  46. JGFU on November 26, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you!!

  47. Toothless Skidmark on November 26, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Pocket clip placement shouldnt be an issue if you are aware of your surroundings and the potential threats around you. When you get that gut feeling, your best bet would be to remove it from your hip, put it in your jacket pocket or pants pocket holding it in the correct ready to draw position. Always be ready, don’t be oblivious to the point where you’re scrambling and playing hot potato with your blade. Pay attention people, no one is safe, anything could happen at any moment when you’re out and about. If you’re gonna carry a knife, you better hold it close and hand is ready to deploy if push comes to shove.

  48. Roboman on November 26, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I respectfully disagree on this tactic but I understand it, I been Carrying since 6 years old the same way, and I’m 30 so I’m so used to the way I carry that no other way would be faster but I do see your reasoning. I don’t think many people can draw as fast as me, so this probably works good for people without a solid background as it’s a sound idea, but I’m quite a bit quicker then many people I know . Good to see people love knives as much as I do ! After carrying and drawing a certain way for my entire life, I just cannot do it differently at this point. Even though this makes sense

  49. THE BLACK ANARCHIST on November 26, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Horrible SMH bye

  50. Jed McDonald on November 26, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I wonder how many people out there can’t fight hand to hand but think they’re going to use their knife under duress.