Is there any support for moving knives into their own category somewhere? As an international user I follow this community for things like wallets, keychains, etc. - things I would actually carry every day. Something seems to have changed though and now it's so inundated with knives I feel like I'm going to end up on some government watchlist somewhere - not to mention targeted ad networks thinking I'm interested in knives by association. Am I alone in thinking these should be in their own category so we can avoid this?
I've been searching for a while, and I must be missing something because I cannot find the "perfect" bag... What are your recommendations for a small EDC cross-body shoulder bag?
By "EDC" I literally mean EVERY day carry. I see a lot of bags called "EDC" bags that are (IMO) much too big and complicated to actually be called "EDC". For this reason, I don't consider backpacks or slings to be "EDC bags" (I have both and use both, but never as my primary "go everywhere with me" bag - they are simply to big and bulky). Think about showing up at your buddy's place for a BBQ - would you wear a backpack or sling?
Here are the criteria I'm trying to meet:
It will go everywhere with me, even from the car into a restaurant or bar, through airports, to the grocery store, etc. So it has to look good and be small enough to be unobtrusive. Being able to set it on a restaurant table out of the way (or hang on a chair between me and a wall) is a requirement.
Leather or high-quality...
I'm looking for a knife for the car console that is US made, has a glass breaker, and is in the 3in blade length range. I'd prefer a flipper over a thumb stud, and either a button or axis lock over a frame lock, but would settle for a flipper with a frame lock.
Or maybe your Bug-Out-Bag, or Gear Bag, or maybe even a Photo Bag--or whatever you got. Here's a few of mine to get things rolling...
This Voodoo Tactical is my primary gear bag for travel. Holds a ton of stuff, easy to organize and access and was dirt cheap. I'm on my second one.
This Maxpedition bag is built like a tank but isn't as easy to get into as the Voodoo bag. It also has a big waist strap that can be hidden when carrying over the shoulder, but it adds bulk. As you ca see from the tag, I haven't found a good use for it yet...
This ThinkTank bag is my favorite camera bag (and I've got a few). It will easily hold three good size lenses, a full-frame body and a 15" laptop--with room to spare for accessories!