My favorite Knife or knives


October 14, 2010, 05:59 PM
OK, Lets hear about your favorite(s).

Syderco Endura in VG 10
Spyderco Native in S30v
Becker necker in 1095

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October 14, 2010, 06:14 PM

Endura in VG-10
Griptilian in 154CM or whatever it is that it's called
Both of my Case mini-trappers

And, oddly enough, my brand new Buck Vantage. We will see if it stands the test of time, but my initial day of carrying it has been extraordinarily impressive. I bought the cheaper model just to see if I liked it, and I will be ordering the S30V model forthwith. I really, really like that knife a lot though I have to temper my opinion since it has only been a day. Plus, I don't think anything will ever take down the Endura as my all time favorite knife unless it happens to be another Spyderco.

Anyway, I have about 15 or so other knives, of which I occasionally carry one or two, but those first three knives I listed are basically always in the rotation simply because I like them so much. I have actually just stashed one of my case knives at work (the regular trapper) so I never have to worry about it, and the other (2007 Wharncliffe Trapper) I have started treating as something of a "BBQ Knife". It will be getting shipped off to this guy on Bladeforums that is a sharpening deity. This guy can slice standing toilet paper cleanly, and by Odin, I want to own a knife that sharp.

October 14, 2010, 07:41 PM
Being a city boy my favorite knives are all folders. I have a few that I value highly -- a Spyderco Military, a CRK Sebenza, and a Microtech LCC. But if I had to name a favorite it would probably be this one.

Black Toe Knives
October 14, 2010, 09:02 PM
Here is my favorite. ATS34 and Titanium handles.

October 14, 2010, 10:02 PM

Harvey king custom knives. Well I had 4 but now only three. My buddy used the black ash handled knife and placed it on the bumper of his truck so he would remember to give it back to me. Well it now lives along side the road somewhere. Anyway best knives I have ever owned.

Yo Mama
October 14, 2010, 10:25 PM
Spyderco Native in s30v
Benchmade Axis-with Spyderco hole
Ka-bar 1212
Ka-bar heavy bowie
2 case stockmans with blue bone handle

October 15, 2010, 12:05 AM
About in this order:

Spyderco Native S30V
Shane Justice Soldier's Knife (made especially for me)
HI WWII 16.5" Kuk
John Greco coffin-handled bowie
HI 19" Crow bowie

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L to r: Crow, WWII, Greco, Justice, Spyderco

This is also a fairly complete battery, with a folder, all-purpose/combat fixed blade, large outdoor knife/fighter, dedicated fighter, and large fighter/outdoor knife.

If I could only have one knife, it would be my Justice, since it's big and sturdy enough to handle practically anything in a pinch, but small enough to even conceal, if I had to. If I had two knives, my Native and any of the other knives except my Greco would work great.


October 15, 2010, 05:08 AM
The 2 that I favor the most (they get the most pocket time) is my CRK Regular Sebenza & Hinderer XM-18 flipper.

October 15, 2010, 12:00 PM
Benchmade Model 42 Balisong

Spyderco Chinook II

Spyderco Endura 4

Imperial Cutlery stockman

October 15, 2010, 12:20 PM
1. spyderco gen 1 endura ATS-55
2. spyderco civilian ATS-55
3. cold steel recon ii

October 15, 2010, 01:13 PM
1. Spyderco Endura
2. Moore Maker small trapper
3. Bark River Woodsman
4. Buck 119
and new today..

5. A CRKT Tribute II

October 15, 2010, 01:18 PM
Right now its a Spyderco, Delica.
Glad I finally discovered the Spyderco's.

Doug S
October 15, 2010, 02:02 PM
SAK Explorer Plus/Swisschamp
Buck 110
Spyderco Delica/Endura
Case Stockman/Trapper

October 15, 2010, 02:10 PM
Right now my favorites are the ones I am making, but my EDC is a $13 truckstop special that has ridden on my hip for about 7 years now. Not fancy or expensive, but easy to sharpen and has always done what I have asked of it...

October 15, 2010, 02:24 PM
1. Benchmade Griptilian - Great feeling in the hand, perfect for EDC, but still quick to open and close, nice looks and steel
2. Benchmade Mini-Griptilian - Same as the Griptilian, just not as much to love
3. Al Mar Eagle Ultralight - Excellent EDC, Scary sharp, great for cutting food, but not really a hard use knife, I like it for picnics
4. Case Barehead Slimline Trapper CV - Nice gentleman's knife, good for the office setting
5. CRKT M16 Zytel - Great for when I know I'm going to abuse the knife, I bought a couple of them off A. G. Russell for a little less than $25 a piece, and they are my go-to knives when I know I'll be trying to do something stupid like use it as a pry bar or cut bailing wire.

October 15, 2010, 07:54 PM
Stephan Fowler hand forged W2 13" dagger with Damascus fittings and Amboyna burl handle

Top is a 10"x2"x 1/4" O1 Mad Dog Sitka with Mojave green handle and glowing temper line - my main outdoor knife
Then A Mad Dog Rezine O1 steel 9" x 1.25"x 1/4" Glowing temper line- my main slaughter knife
then a 7" Mad Dog VooDoo Hound 3/16" O1 fighter that is light as a feather and all razor edges- I wear it on my war belt.
Bottom knife is a Ceramic Mirage x Proto with green ion fused coating, a one of a kind item my son covets for his spectroanaylis lab and he may get it soon.

October 15, 2010, 09:47 PM
^That guy isn't joking about vorpal blades.

My fav is my blue scale FFG endura. I also like my plain gen 4 endura too, and really like my 2 HI kuks. For practical purposes and just sheer brick house sturdiness my 1.5lb 12" Ang khola is neat. For a fighter the 19" chitlangi can also do nice utility work. But I'm not afraid to beat up the ang...the chit is scratched but I don't care. But I do still take a little bit better care of it since it's fragile and would take less to screw up.

October 15, 2010, 10:04 PM
Mine is a Benchmade Presidio, 440C...I really like the axis lock locking system.

October 16, 2010, 12:42 AM
1. Mike Lovett 4" Drop Point Hunter (exactly the same as a Bob Loveless but $3000 cheaper)
2. Strider SnG folder
3 Strider MT-L SS Fixed Blade

I have about 100 more but besides the ones I made those are my favorites. :)

October 18, 2010, 09:12 PM
Benchmade 943 or 556 followed by a Spyderco Delica 4.

I'm a simple man.

Or maybe the Benchmade Bone Collector in a D2 when life is more complex..

Grey Morel
October 20, 2010, 08:57 AM
My favorite carry knives:

1) Benchmade 910 Styker - old PE 154CM version
2) Spyderco 'Dodo' PE
3) Kershaw Leek
4) SOG Twitch II

I mourn that old stryker terribly... I'm sure its floating around the house somehwere, but my efforts to find it are in vain.

October 20, 2010, 09:12 AM
My favorites
Chris Reeve Large "Regular" Sebenza
Rick Hinderer XM-18 Flipper
Alsdorf Folder

October 20, 2010, 09:24 AM
I have a Randall model 18 attack that was carried by a friend who served in Vietnam. It has the Johnson rough back sheath. It is my favorite although it does show some wear from him using it in the field.

October 20, 2010, 02:26 PM
On me right now is a Kershaw Blackout - light, sharp, a great EDC.

But I also like my Kershaw RAM:

And my Needs Work in G10:

What can I say, I like Kershaws!

Brian Williams
October 21, 2010, 07:54 AM
Case Amber bone Trapper with the Spey blade removed.

October 21, 2010, 05:14 PM
I probably own at least 25 knives but the 2 I use every day are, a Kershaw Leek G10 (For around the house), and a A.C.Russell Horn, for work...Both razor sharp...

Average Joe
October 21, 2010, 08:04 PM
What, Nobody likes Buck knives ?

October 25, 2010, 09:31 PM
I usually carry a small SAK and a Buck 426 (the Bucklite version of the 110). I could never get used to the weight of the 110, but a 426 weighs about three ounces and works as well.

October 25, 2010, 11:41 PM
My Benchmade Emerson CQC 7. Bought it after reading Richard Markinko's (sp) "Rogue Warrior" first book and it hasn't left my pocket since

October 26, 2010, 12:08 AM
My current favorites that I use a lot include: Vic Adventurer (SAK), Spyderco Endura VG-10, SOG Mini-Vulcan, Camillus made Remington Bullet knife (Trapper Pattern), SOG Twitch XL, and SOG Seal Pup Elite- Plain Edge.

I do like the Spyderco Native that others have mentioned, but seldom carry it.

I have lots of knives and tend to gravitate to these for daily use.

October 26, 2010, 05:40 PM
Case Amber bone Trapper with the Spey blade removed.

I carried a Case Trapper for years until the clip blade wore down to almost nothing from repeated sharpening. The Trapper and a Zippo lighter were the two things I hid away when the Army made me send all my personal stuff home from basic training in 1969.

Just curious why the Spey blade was removed?


October 26, 2010, 07:11 PM
I have hundreds of knives but the one I carry and use most is my Swiss Army Soldier

Brian Williams
October 26, 2010, 09:09 PM
Just curious why the Spey blade was removed?
I had it removed to make it thinner because I carry it in my back pocket next to my wallet.
I also carry a Case Amber bone canoe and I am looking for a Case stockman in Amber bone with a spear point blade instead of a spey blade.

I also like a Cattaragus 717 trapper with just a clip blade, a Schrade 194 and a case yellow handle single blade trapper.

October 26, 2010, 09:36 PM
All time favorite, Gerber MKII

Followed by Blackjack 1-7

And daily pocket carry... German "Fallschirmjager" and a Spyderco Wagner

October 26, 2010, 11:02 PM
What, Nobody likes Buck knives ?

I bought a large Buck Vantage a couple of weeks ago and I really, really like it. I don't think it will replace the Endura as my all time favorite knife, but I have to admit that first impressions are very positive.

We will see though. I like it and have carried it non-stop for a couple of weeks, but lets see what I think of it a year from now. The Endura I currently own is close to 4 years old now, and it still locks up and works like a new knife. Better, in fact, now that the parts have worn in. I think and hope that the Buck will be similarly great.

Average Joe
October 27, 2010, 07:53 PM
I have 4 Buck knives , I really like them all, great quality, and workmanship. They are warranted for life, and made in America, by Americans. They stand behind their product 100%l

October 27, 2010, 10:25 PM
My favorites:

Geber Paraframe Flip
Buck Knife Brand- Folder
Leatherman C300

I know not the most expensive lineup but they are easy to care for when sharpening. They also have retained their edges well even with moderate use.

October 27, 2010, 10:35 PM
Case Stockman in the pocket, Kershaw leek IWB

stan rose
October 27, 2010, 11:49 PM
I don't even know how many knives I own at this point, (became friends with a custom knife maker a couple of years ago, and he keeps introducing me to knife vendors, very costly friend ship), but my favorite all time knife is a Buck 500 Duke. I just feel naked with out one.

Black Toe Knives
October 28, 2010, 12:11 AM
I don't even know how many knives I own at this point, (became friends with a custom knife maker a couple of years ago, and he keeps introducing me to knife vendors, very costly friend ship), but my favorite all time knife is a Buck 500 Duke. I just feel naked with out one.
Do you have a brother? lol

October 29, 2010, 12:11 AM
been building , buying and trading and collecting knives for years and off all my knives the only two I will never part with are an original Al Mar SERE folder and a Blackie Collins Ninja

October 29, 2010, 12:18 AM
I have a few:

Bob Loveless Knife - Classic Drop-Point
Benchmade Delta Raider
Kershaw 1660CKTST

October 29, 2010, 12:25 AM
Spyderco Manix 2 (EDC).

SOG Seal Pup Elite (camp/woods knife).

Still want a Gerber Mark II (or a similar dagger)

October 29, 2010, 07:59 AM
If youre looking for a MKII, skip the current version. Its NOT your granddaddy's MKII, and by a long shot.

Balance is all wrong, blade is thick, not at all sharp and lacks the "wasp waist", and has those stupid serrations. No "cat tongue" grip either.

All in all, the new ones are a totally different and inferior knife.

November 8, 2010, 09:18 PM
The knives I carry most are the Emerson Commander, Benchmade Griptillian and the Spyderco Manix. Since I carry these most frequently I would consider them my favorites.

November 8, 2010, 09:39 PM
I got a SOG SEAL 2000, SOG Trident, Gerber Silver Trident, Colt FSSF Dagger,Gerber Mark II, Custom Musso Bowie, 2 CRKT M-16 knives,and 2 Gerber Multi-pliers.
I couldnt list the stuff I've given away or sold.

November 10, 2010, 07:04 AM
I use a Kershaw Storm. It's quite thin for its size, which makes it convenient for pocket carry.

November 10, 2010, 10:31 AM
All time favorite- Spyderco Delica with steel handle followed by the becker necker.

Honorable mentions- Buck Vantage Avid, Spyderco Centofante 3, Case Trapper in Amberbone, and Buck 110.

Currently testing a Kershaw Skyline. It is slim, light, has decent steel, a G 10 handle, carries tip up, and has a fairly useful flipper for ease of opening. It is a nice edc knife, but I still prefer the Delica at this point.

November 13, 2010, 10:06 AM
Chris Reeve Pacific in CPM S30V
Cold Steel Trail Master in VG-1 San Mai III
Cold Steel Recon Scout in VG-1 San Mai III
Spyderco Endura with Stainless Handle in VG-10

November 13, 2010, 04:48 PM

Frost Cutlery makes these dandy drop point skinners. Quality is quite good and I love 'em!

This beauty is made by Elk Ridge and the custom handle is TOPS!!

MTech makes this folder with checkered hardwood handle. For everyday carry, it's a genuine KEEPER!!

Imported knives from China are far better than those made 15 years ago. The Chinese have their metallurgy down pat; custom handles are terrific!!


November 14, 2010, 02:33 PM
My EDC for work is a S&W S.O.R.T. with a 2" half serrated blade. Very handy little knife that sees a lot of use every day and still holds a pretty decent edge. At home it's an older Schrade SP2 Lightweight Lockback. It's almost too light as I have to frequently check my pocket to make sure it's still there.

Some of my favorites include a Randall No. 1 (6" blade with black micarta handle), Morseth Boot Knife, Al Mar Tanto, Gerber Mk.1 (vintage late 1970's), and a Marbles Ideal Hunting Knife that belonged to my Dad (vintage mid 1950's).

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