Originally Posted by Bushflyr
For FB and OM, whenever I wear dress pants I can't put any knife in the pocket without it ruining the line. On those occasions the Bedlam or P'kal get tucked AIWB. Completely invisible, accessible, comfortable, and don't mess up the look of the pants.
I've used IWB for large folder carry in the past. I found it caused some increasingly uncomfortable pressure because of how firmly I had to tighten my belt for my plainclothes holster, weight of spare mag(s), cuffs, etc.
Also, I don't favor appendix carry methods of either large folders or handguns for a few reasons, one of which is pressure & comfort while seated.
I have a single remaining example of a Price Knives "Last Friend", made back in the 70's. It was a uniquely thin and curved (lengthwise) fixed blade, with a thin synthetic sheath, curved to match the blade, that was affixed by Velcro to the inside of a front waistband, running along the circumference of the waistband. An original appendix carry design. Due to the lightweight of the blade and sheath, no belt was needed. (Remember belt-less style dress slacks?)
The maker (Price) said he'd designed it for low-profile use by gov employees (embassy staff, agents, etc), who might have reason to be able to wear a compact fighting blade that might escape casual detection (unless someone were to run their fingers or thumbs along the inside of the waistband in a frisk, and today's metal detectors, of course).
I used to have a pair of them, but I let another cop assigned as a narcotics task force agent talk me out of one (he was knife collector and good friend)... and it was quickly stolen from inside his desk in a secured office.
Ive never been able to find a reference to the maker again, nor have I ever come across another one of them.