EDC knife


March 17, 2009, 08:47 PM
just curious what people carry for an EDC knife. I personally carry a Byrd Cara cara. I was considering a spyderco Delica but the Byrd was just so much cheaper and still high quality. As a side note if people are interested in knives you should check out Nutnfancys page on youtube. he also has a ton of gun reviews. http://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfancy

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March 17, 2009, 09:02 PM
Victorinox Classic SD

March 17, 2009, 09:15 PM
Any number of folders. My most-carried ever are a Wenger version of a Tinker, I think, a Case Medium Stockman, and a Kershaw JYD.

March 17, 2009, 09:55 PM
a Spyderco Tenacious or Native. where legal, a Spyderco Perrin Street Beat.

I loves my Spydies.

March 17, 2009, 10:07 PM
I carry a Gerber Multi-Tool as I find it more useful than a knife. As a back up I carry a Gerber 3-inch folder ( most often used to slice apples)

March 17, 2009, 10:10 PM
I carry a multitool as well, a SOG PowerLock, but I can't consider its knife blades useful for most of my purposes.

March 17, 2009, 10:23 PM
but I can't consider its knife blades useful for most of my purposes.

Hence, the back up :D

March 17, 2009, 10:57 PM
benchmade mini griptilian

March 18, 2009, 12:09 AM
crkt m-16

March 18, 2009, 12:44 AM
My main three are a Native, a Griptilian and an Endura. I like them all, and I carry them all, but if I had to pick a favorite, I might lean towards the endura.

It's my newest knife, so there is a little bias to it, but I find myself carrying it more and more simply because I like the simplicity of design. I actually prefer the blade shape and axis lock on my Grip, but the Endura gives me a larger blade shape in a much slimmer package. Whatever. Like I say, I like all three. Also, I carry a Victronix Super Tinker in my bag for utility purposes.

March 18, 2009, 01:01 AM
A carry a couple different Enduras, a Pacific Salt, a Tasman Salt, sometimes a full-sized manix, and sometimes the beautiful Perrin Street Beat.

I usually have the Leatherman Charge TTi on my belt.

March 18, 2009, 01:55 AM
I carry a Kershaw 1660ckt and a Leatherman Wave, and like them both.

Todd A
March 18, 2009, 03:04 AM
A Becker Necker and a Victorinox Hiker are my EDC combo.

I ,too, own a Cara Cara. It is a good knife.

the lone gunman
March 18, 2009, 06:05 AM
Kershaw "Needs Work" and a no name multi tool that I really like.

March 18, 2009, 06:26 AM
Usually a Vic Farmer and a Benchmade 525.

March 18, 2009, 06:57 AM
Benchmade 5300

March 18, 2009, 07:48 AM
Leatherman and CZ-USA marked Benchmade Resistor.

March 18, 2009, 08:57 AM
Becker BK 11 necker, Spyderco Endura,and Native. Also Camillus scout/utility.

Carl Levitian
March 18, 2009, 09:48 AM
Victorinox classic SD on keyring, Victorinox bantam in pocket of jeans.

Sometimes there may be a small lightweight lockblade around, like a Gerber LST or Spyderco lady bug.

March 18, 2009, 10:24 AM
Usually a large-ish folder (Benchmade Skirmish, Emerson Commander, Spyderco Police, or similar) and a slipjoint.

March 18, 2009, 10:53 AM
Benchmade Doug Ritter RSK-1

March 18, 2009, 11:03 AM
5160 fixed blade, hand forged in the back yard :)


March 18, 2009, 11:58 AM
I normally like to go with the Kershaw Blur or the Spyderco Endura as regular EDC blades.

I like the extra grippiness of the handle, especially on the Blur, or the large finger ramp and jimping on the Endura. I been looking at the Spyderco Tenacious too as a larger EDC blade but haven't gotten around to buying one yet.

Occasionally when I have to give presentations, meetings and all that horrible stuff and dress up smarter. I can throw my Kershaw Leek on the inside pocket of my jacket out of the way. I hate having to do such things, but it comes as part of the job. :(

When I am doing more of my normal everyday work though I tend to stick with a Swiss Tool X nowadays, that I just have on my belt or clip it to a carabiner with the lanyard loop.

texas bulldog
March 18, 2009, 12:06 PM
kershaw leek serrated. the EDC leatherman also has a couple knife blades.

MS .45
March 18, 2009, 12:23 PM
I really like the Kershaw Scallion series of knives. I have had a couple of them and they are great general use knives. Not made for really tough work but they are good for everyday carry.

March 18, 2009, 01:34 PM
The Scallion is nice, but a little too small for my hands. The Leek or Shallot fits far better. If you got medium to small hands however the Scallion is a good choice for a light use EDC. My wife however likes the Chive, so out I go to buy her one.

March 18, 2009, 01:57 PM
Victorinox Tinker and my all-steel Spyderco folder.

March 18, 2009, 05:10 PM
Victorinox Executive rides under the wallet in my off-side front pocket. Various other slippies ride in the watch pocket or front right pocket or rear right hand pocket, or even on my belt. Various Victorinox, including the ancient Tinker, Mechanic, and Soldier make the ride some days. Case jackknives, and one Queen, make up most of the rest of them.

The Case Slimline Barehead Trapper is one of the most common. Today, it and the Soldier are on the right hand.

March 18, 2009, 06:52 PM
Normally, Emerson custom CQC-8, Leatherman Charge Ti and a fixed blade of some variety. All depends on what I'm doing and where I'm going. I often toss in a CRKT folder of some sorts as a loaner knife just in case too.

March 18, 2009, 06:56 PM
Benchmade 551 griptilian is my EDC right now.

March 19, 2009, 03:13 AM
Benchmade Doug Ritter Mini-Griptilian folder and a Busse Active Duty.

March 19, 2009, 11:20 AM
I carry a Klotzli folder with carbon fiber scales and a TI liner. Swiss made, it's an absolute work of art, and I'm extremely carefull never to put anything metal in the same pocket it's carried in.

It's light, thin, and with the combo blade,very usefull.

March 19, 2009, 07:20 PM
Wenger Soldier SAK and a slightly modded Kershaw Lahar.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 19, 2009, 07:42 PM
Same as last few threads - one of these:

1. Kershaw Leek: S30V / G10
2. Kershaw Avalanche: S30V / G10
3. Kershaw Spec Bump: S30V / G10
4. Kershaw Needs Work: 13C26 / Santoprene
5. Outdoor Edge Pocket Lite

March 19, 2009, 08:59 PM
Spyderco Dragonfly. EDC 24/7 for at least the past 9 years. Ladybug for 15 years on my key chain.

March 24, 2009, 09:48 PM
Currently its either a Benchmade mini grip with a damascus blade, a small micarta sebenza.

March 24, 2009, 09:54 PM
"micarta sebenza"


March 24, 2009, 10:49 PM

I just take my pick.


March 25, 2009, 12:32 AM
Bechmade Griptillian in my pocket, original Leatherman on my belt. Ive also been carrying a small Winchester lockback that I was given Christmas. Its nothing great, but its new and still sharp. LOL

March 25, 2009, 12:57 AM
Keen Kutter boy scout pattern knife I found in the Smoky Mountain Knife Works catalog. It's US-made, with a 1095 carbon blade and the other tools made of 440 stainless. Strange combo, but I like it. Yellow no-loss handle scales.

March 26, 2009, 02:23 PM
I currently carry a Benchmade 14250. It's one of the H&K knives, and the black clip really blends into the dark suit pants I usually wear.

I recently got a Benchmade 440 Opportunist to wear when I'm in casual clothes. It's a lot more slim and lighter, and the aluminum/wood handles with a chrome clip aren't as noticable when I'm in jeans or khakis.


March 26, 2009, 06:31 PM
Boker Kalashnikov 74 (non auto)


March 27, 2009, 07:32 PM
Kershaw Leek (w/Speed Safe)

Unfortunately, it's not very durable. The metal is just too soft for a rugged EDC.

I love the knife, but I do need something w/harder steel so I won't have to carry around two knives.

March 27, 2009, 09:35 PM
Kershaw Leek

March 27, 2009, 09:54 PM
Kershaw Leek (w/Speed Safe)

Unfortunately, it's not very durable. The metal is just too soft for a rugged EDC.

I love the knife, but I do need something w/harder steel so I won't have to carry around two knives.

Kershaw Random Leek (http://www.kershaw-knives.net/Kershaw-Random-Leek-1660TSW.htm)


March 27, 2009, 10:32 PM
I've been carrying a full size Benchmade Rukus that I got used for $100cdn.......couldn't say no at that price and it carry's real nice in my jeans pocket for such a big knife!

March 28, 2009, 08:18 PM

i always carry at least two of these. the HAK is on my keychain, so i always leave home with it.

March 29, 2009, 12:59 PM
jahwarrior, looks like you also EDC some peanut butter cookies.

I carry a sodbuster jr, some kind of 2-blade victorinox that weighs like 25 grams, and an orion k2 caper (just posted review). The Vic is like a "why not" knife because it just disappears in the pocket, it's light, and I can even loan it.

March 29, 2009, 01:37 PM
I like the Vic SAKs. I carry one daily and find a use for it daily. I have been carrying a SOG Mini-Vulcan quite a bit. I like this blade a lot. Just picked up a SOG Access Card 2.0 with the sheepsfoot blade style. Interesting little knife and it would make a good discrete EDC knife; it is no fighter however. I occasionally will carry a Spyderco Endura in a back pocket in place of the Mini-Vulcan. I like that blade a lot as well. I'm going to try carrying one of CRKT's Ringed Razel in a front pocket in the near future. Too many choices and they each seem to meet a specific purpose very well.

March 30, 2009, 06:31 PM

What is that knife in the second picture. I like the looks of that thing

March 30, 2009, 09:59 PM
That's a HAK (http://www.hideawayknife.com/utilityhak.php)(Hide-Away Knife). I believe there were some problems encountered by folks ordering these, for at least a while. You should probably do some research before ordering.


March 30, 2009, 11:46 PM
I loves Spydies.

Defense Minister
March 31, 2009, 01:01 AM
I carry the Buck Tactlite 888, and can't envision ever carrying anything else. The knife is light, tough, and has G-10 scales and a 3.5" ATS-34 blade. Buck originally designed this knife for law enforcement use, but doesn't produce it anymore. I found mine brand new in the box on eBay for $27 incl. shipping. Just got lucky that day.

March 31, 2009, 11:13 PM
My EDC is a no name pocket knife. Perfect for the abuse.

April 9, 2009, 04:20 PM


high voltage
April 9, 2009, 08:24 PM
Lately, my edc has been my Benchmade 950 Rift. I scratched the blade somehow so I polished it:

Or I'll take a pick out of the rest of the gang:
The Emerson Karambit with the Commander Blade is also now polished:)

And this is probably my favorite combo, just missing my surefire:

April 10, 2009, 12:19 AM
CRKT M21-02 when I'm in Corpus Christi with its RIDICULOUS 3" blade ordinance, and a CRKT M16-14Z when I'm in Kingsville.

el diablo
April 10, 2009, 12:33 AM
M16 13Z in the weak side back pocket

April 10, 2009, 03:19 PM
Changes every so often ...
Currently a Benchmade 10300 Steirer Eisen Monochrome. It's a 3" drop point liner-lock with a plain edge. Not a real pricey blade, but it's N690 steel and takes a very fine edge.


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