Whats your EDC knife?


February 28, 2013, 12:32 AM
so as an avid hunter, mechanic, adventurer, and minimalist, i've always appreciated a good quality knife. and my father and myself have decided we would like to attempt to make knives. i cant remember a day (outside of a few instances where i had to go to court) since i was 7 that i havent had a knife either on my belt or in my pocket. and i would really like to know what other people are carrying, and why they chose to carry it. what functions of the knife do you like? which ones dont you like, and what chores and or purposes do you feel your knife is better suited for and why.

i've always carried a combo edge. i've found them to be the most universal, and when i used to carry a plain edge i found that i only used the belly in most situations. also the serrations make a nice saw for either nylon ropes, or small branches when im hunting, or working, and that is the reason i chose to carry these. what are your opinions? plain, serrated, combo?

i currently carry a Benchmade Nimravus, my favorite knife i believe ive ever owned. in situations where i cant have a fixed blade, i carry a Benchmade (yeah im a bit of a fan boy) Torrent both with combo edge.

feel free to post pictures, i'd love to see them, and in fact encourage it. there is never a wrong time to show of a good knife. ill post pictures of my knives as soon as i can find my camera.

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February 28, 2013, 12:37 AM
Here's my new defense knife. Esee Izula! I love it! Also carry a Kershaw on my pocket.

In God and Glock we Trust

February 28, 2013, 12:44 AM
I'm usually carrying a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 and a Benchmade 42

February 28, 2013, 12:58 AM
A lot of my EDCs are here (http://www.shootingreviews.com/tactical-pen-test/). I carry the first knife, the prototype Daily Kiri EC, most of the time. The blade is big enough for most tasks, and the triangle point allows fine work. The third knife shown is another prototype I'm testing.

If I was in the woods, I'd want a larger blade, something with some belly if I might want to clean game.


February 28, 2013, 12:59 AM
Kershaw. 3.5" closed, 6" open. It fits perfectly in the little "watch" pocket on jeans.
Does everything I need it to do.

February 28, 2013, 01:24 AM
Lets see.

Since in the last 25-30 years?
KY-BAR plain edge.
Spyderco Delica combo edge.
Spyderco Endura combo edge.
Benchmade Mel Pardue Auto plain edge.
Benchmade Tanto of some kind?? (Worthless due to the Tanto blade design)
Benchmade Mini-AFCK combo edge.
Spyderco Delica full serrated edge.
Benchmade AFCK combo edge.
CRKT M16 combo edge.
Spyderco Rescue full serrated edge.
Benchmade 710 McHenry & Williams plain edge.
Kershaw Leek Assisted opener CMP-D2 combo plain edge.

Note: None of these knives were replaced due to wear or breakage.
They are area all as serviceable today as they were when I bought them new.
They were replaced because I wanted another new & different knife.

I carry the Kershaw Leek right now.
(When I am not carrying a Benchmade AFCK or 710 Axis-Lock)
I like the assisted opener feature.
I don't like the nearly impossible to sharpen D2 edge blade.

But the knife I have never ever been without is a Victorinox Officer SAK.
It's been in my pocket 24/7 for the last 40+ years.
And it's still going strong as ever doing anything it is called upon to do!


February 28, 2013, 01:31 AM
Been carrying a paraframe mini everyday for awhile now. Small and light and like 8 bucks. Holds a decent edge and sharpens easily.

February 28, 2013, 01:36 AM
Best $50 I ever spent on a knife. Turned a little brown but no pitting. I keep a light smear of a non toxic grease on it. When I need a knife, there it is.

February 28, 2013, 02:44 AM
Benchmade Mini-Barage. I don't like the combo edge, as I prefer a plain edge. But everything else about this knife is great so I put up with it. I like the assisted opening, and the Axis lock.

Kabar TDI, the small one with a plain edge. I stripped the epoxy finish off mine, and made micarta scales for it.

February 28, 2013, 02:51 AM

This is a stock photo. Mine has a clip and looks slightly different. Have carried a similar Spider Delica for years, initially with a plastic handle and in SS for a long time since.

February 28, 2013, 08:21 AM
This is the one I'm currently daily carrying. 1/8" S35VN with green/black G10 scales. One of my prototype "Sam-to"s :)



February 28, 2013, 08:32 AM
Been carrying a paraframe mini everyday for awhile now. Small and light and like 8 bucks. Holds a decent edge and sharpens easily.

That's what I carry too. Found mine on Amazon for $8 or $9 - couldn't pass it up. Very discrete to carry.

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February 28, 2013, 09:35 AM
yep its tiny. I torqued the frame a bit on mine using the blade to loosen the gas cap on my chainsaw over the summer. now my blade has a wee bit of play, but it was 8 bucks at awl mart and it still functions fine. I will not hesitate to buy another when the time comes.

February 28, 2013, 10:46 AM

Work knife is a Boy Scout pattern by Keen Kutter, carried in an A.G. Russell pouch. Home knife is a Blind Horse Knives Lil' MUK in O1 and micarta.

February 28, 2013, 10:50 AM
i used to carry a full size paraframe.. its really not a bad knife. i had trouble with it holding an edge. but it wasnt a bad knife.

February 28, 2013, 10:52 AM
my EDC work knife is a large sized Benchmade Ascent (discontinued model) in combo edge. I work on the water (mostly in Everglades National Park) so I need a blade for a variety of uses, including rope cutting when I may only have one hand (and one chance) to get free of a net or other nasty trap...

February 28, 2013, 10:58 AM
This for the last 4 weeks. It`s gonna stay.
Its a meyerco. Got it off eBay for 20$ with sheath.

Jesse 8
February 28, 2013, 11:01 AM
Cold steel voyager XL. And a case tri blade

February 28, 2013, 11:03 AM
I bought a little Paraframe, found it barely usable, and gave it away within days.

February 28, 2013, 11:27 AM
I bought a little Paraframe, found it barely usable, and gave it away within days.My 8-year-old has one and it fits him fine.

I used to carry the larger one. Got a Kershaw and liked it better. Now a Spyderco.

February 28, 2013, 11:55 AM
Spyderco Delica 4 FFG with green handle.I like Spydies.8-)

February 28, 2013, 11:59 AM
I always have my little Laguiole (T12 blade gets scary sharp) in my pocket but have my Benchmade 710 in my jacket too. Or I put the 710 in my pocket when I am at the ranch working cows or up in the woods.

The 710 is a little tough to sharpen, but i have taken to giving it a "dressing up" the night after i use it. Give me something to do sitting 'round the fire.

For fixed blades I really like my Ka-Bar. Seems to handle everything I could need.

Edit: You gotta have a Leatherman if you don't have one! They are SUPER useful.

February 28, 2013, 12:00 PM
I edc a Buck 307 in my pocket and a Buck 110 on my belt. Here is the only picture I have of them together. The ax is my new small forest ax.


February 28, 2013, 12:01 PM
Kershaw Blur Tanto Serrated

CA Raider
February 28, 2013, 12:08 PM
I currently carry an Emmerson. Nice knife with a great blade - but very expensive. I like the pix above from Gordon and Sam. Those small knives are the way to go ... I think. I'm a big believer that the "best" knife is the one that you've got on your person. Can you guys identify the brands for those knives??


Il Duca
February 28, 2013, 12:16 PM
I have a few I flip back and forth between:

-Southern Grind Bad Monkey
-Boker Epicenter
-Protech Tr3 auto
-Sog Arcitech
-Many, many sub-$100 folders
-Several small fixed blade customs

All plain edge

February 28, 2013, 12:21 PM

Sam makes knives- 2 of them are in my link. Gordon's showing a Kim Breed. Kim makes the THR Anniversary knife also- link in the forum.


February 28, 2013, 04:07 PM
I have two. One is my CRKT M21-04G. The other is a CRKT Turtle set up as a money clip.

I've considered getting a Griptillian when I can afford to splurge via their "design your own" page, but for a good working EDC knife, I have utterly no complaints about my M21.

February 28, 2013, 04:49 PM
It varies a bit...

Emerson Commander
Emerson CQC-8
Strider SJ75
Strider SnG

One of the above in my pocket and a LaGriffe around my neck...

February 28, 2013, 05:34 PM
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3969/imag0010b.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/imag0010b.jpg/)

heres my torrent 890. great knife been carrying it a few months now. no noticeable wear, holds a razor edge, and performs like no other i've owned. im thinking about doing a review of it, if yall would like to see it i will. I'll post a pic of the 140 Nimravus on tuesday as its packed in with my hunting gear and i dont really want to disturb it till i get back from my trip on tuesday. but if y'all would like a review of the torrent just let me know, and i'll post one

Edit:had to change the picture as i had it too large

February 28, 2013, 06:00 PM
My EDC blade is a Kershaw Chill. I've had it about a year now and could not be happier.


February 28, 2013, 06:21 PM
Right now I'm rotating through
Spyderco Delica
Benchmade 530 and 940
Sog Aegis

February 28, 2013, 06:28 PM
Always a Leatherman Blast or Original on belt. A Spyderco Endura IWB. Moore Maker small trapper or Case Bros. Barlow in pocket. SAK classic on key chain. Often on the weekend, the MM or CBB are traded out for a Vic Alox Farmer.

February 28, 2013, 06:35 PM
Spyderco Endura G10




February 28, 2013, 06:55 PM
Spyderco waved Delica, a Leatherman Blast, and an Emerson La Griffe.

February 28, 2013, 08:18 PM
Ever since I found my lost Benchmade Barrage, I've been paranoid about carrying it (been thinking about a lanyard to keep it secure) and have switched over to a cheap folder that I won't be upset about it it gets lost.

I've actually been rotating through a few cheap folders that I don't care if they get lost.

I do have my eye on a CRKT Folks Bowie minimalist, since I've been thinking about carrying a fixed blade over a folder for awhile now.

February 28, 2013, 08:28 PM
Kershaw black vapor for the past 7 years. good knife for the money, takes and holds a good edge with minimal work. before that was a gerber and a spyderco delica 2. I miss both of those two the most of all I have used.

February 28, 2013, 08:42 PM
I have to send my Spyderco Police 2 G10 in for repair (totally my fault, I broke the tip doing something stupid at work), so until it is fixed, I am carrying a CRKT M16-13T.

I also carry a Leatherman Juice, which is supposed to prevent me from doing stupid things with my nice folders, but it doesn't always work out that way.


February 28, 2013, 09:01 PM
I have a buddy who forges his own knives. He also built his own forge, which I always thought was pretty cool. He makes his knives out of old railroad spikes with birchwood handles. It's probably not the best metal to use...and definately not the best knife on the market, but it's has great balance, a sharp edge, and a whole lotta history pounded into it! I can't say I've ever owned a better knife.

February 28, 2013, 09:21 PM
I am so boring with my Swiss Army, but it's a seriously useful knife.

February 28, 2013, 09:36 PM
I am even more boring. I carry an old three blade Gerber. I've had it going on 30 years. I have some other knives, but this one stays in my pocket all the time. Play or work.

February 28, 2013, 10:03 PM
I don't carry my Strider anymore since I lost the previous one, so I tend too carry a Benchmade - either the Griptilian or the awesome Bone Collector.

February 28, 2013, 10:59 PM
+1 for the gerber paraframe, truly an EDC for me. not my pic but same knife: http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm242/Morelikepalcohol/GerberParaframeII.jpg

I keep a gerber gator in my truck, next to the maglite: http://www.oscarmike.no/users/oscarmike_mystore_no/images/87395_Gerber_Gator_Folding_Knife_2.jpg

February 28, 2013, 11:23 PM
Dr. Rob beat me to the punch. I thought I was going to win the boring award for my Swiss army Victorinox. Mommy bought it for me before a Boy Scout camp a coon's age ago. In the last week I fixed a coworkers chair, pulled out a sliver, and sliced open shipping boxes. Very useful.

February 28, 2013, 11:31 PM
i have never been into the whole swiss army knife thing.. i guess since my dad, and i have always had toolboxes in the back of our trucks, the need for having a multi-tool just was never there...

February 28, 2013, 11:33 PM
i have never been into the whole swiss army knife thing.. i guess since my dad, and i have always had toolboxes in the back of our trucks, the need for having a multi-tool just was never there...
A toolbox in my pocket beats one on the nightstand or in the truck. :)

February 28, 2013, 11:34 PM
Spyderco Endure 4 FFG in grey FRN, it's older now but sharpens well and still is rock solid, the clip's finish is worn from me bumping into all manner of things.


February 28, 2013, 11:51 PM
Case Swayback Jack in CV for the last 3-4 years. Before that, since about 1976, a Case Small Trapper with a pen 2nd blade rather than a spey.
I have a medium stockman in SST I take fishing or if I think I'm going to somehow get wet.

March 1, 2013, 12:10 AM
The same thing for a while.

March 1, 2013, 12:27 AM
Was carrying a Buck trapper for a good while (loved that little knife), but I misplaced it somewhere in the bedroom. For the time being I've been carrying an Opinel #8. Probably going to get a Case Mini-Trapper or a Buck Solitaire to carry instead just haven't ordered it yet.

March 1, 2013, 12:37 AM
Leatherman MUT. Downrange? Leatherman MUT and Ontario SP6. In town? Leatherman MUT & either Tanto mini-KaBar or a S&W Tanto boot knife.

March 1, 2013, 01:11 AM
Benchmade 2550 Mini-Reflex. I prefer the plain edge vs the serrated. It opens incredibly fast and like all Benchmade knives that I've ever seen, the quality is top notch.

If I'm traveling somewhere that's less reasonable with their knife laws than SC, I carry a SOG Twitch II......

Ray P
March 1, 2013, 01:25 AM
Business casual days: Hanwei Rock Creek Japanese folder with stag handles.
Grunt work day: CRKT M16 or folding box cutter from Lowes.
Day in the field: either a Colonial or a Kabar repro Navy Mark I.
Hunting: Dixie Gun Works Skinning blade with a hilt and sheath I made back in the Subase Machine Shop (Shop 31F) NLON CT back in the early 80s.

Did I mention the SOG Pow'rplier? That is my true everyday carry; no matter which knife I have, I always have my first Gen Mini pow'rplier.

March 1, 2013, 03:38 AM
A Benchmade 555 that I feel naked without. Also a bitty Victorinox SAK for the toothpick, tweezers & scissors.

March 1, 2013, 04:12 AM
I swapped my primary from a Kershaw Chill to a Spyderco Tenacious just to rotate.

My actual pocket knife for this month has been a Buck Mini-Buck.

March 1, 2013, 07:31 AM
Böker Stockman.

Pete D.
March 1, 2013, 07:35 AM
EDC.....two. A Leatherman Wave and a Kershaw Ken Onion Leek folder.


March 1, 2013, 08:16 AM
My "always" knife, a Vic Hiker, and for the last week or so a ZT 0550 that I just got.


and i would really like to know what other people are carrying, and why they chose to carry it. what functions of the knife do you like? which ones dont you like, and what chores and or purposes do you feel your knife is better suited for and why.

Well the SAK for the tools mostly, as well it is people friendly and not seen as a weapon in public. A very use full knife to have. The ZT I am loving for its size, strength, design, blade geometry,and materials.

I always wanted to try a quality Ti/G10 frame lock ,and the flat ground S35VN blade cuts better than it should for its spine thickness. Even though it isn't a full flat grind.


For outdoors use it is hands down my F1


It has done everything I have needed it to for quite a few years. Fits my hand perfect, slices well enough, makes kindling,does fine work, and holds a great edge.

Shanghai McCoy
March 1, 2013, 09:55 AM
Since 1984 I have carried a Victronix Swiss Army knife. Bought it in Bermuda as I recall... It's like the Tinker model but has a corkscrew. (Which still get used occasionally...) This one goes in my pocket every day no matter where I am going.
I also clip one of my lockbacks, usually a Gerber, along with it.

March 2, 2013, 11:44 PM
Paraframe got bit of gruff, just had to pick it up and say I would bet my Paraframe Mini has seen more hard use than some of the flashier EDC's here. Just say'n.

Also nice pics! And anyone regularly carry a marlin spike?

March 3, 2013, 12:32 AM
A lot of the problem with my mini para was that it was too light to stay securely clipped to my pocket. I've had the same problem with a very light Spyderco.

March 3, 2013, 12:37 AM
My carry knife is one that I have carried for over 50 years and its a Barlow. Its got a bone handle and the nickel plating on the bolster is worn down to the brass. The blade is worn but it still holds a good edge for a good amount of time. I've never lost it and I think that is because I never let anyone borrow it or use it.

March 3, 2013, 02:12 AM
Benchmade 943 (pictured) or Benchmade 710 in the cities.


Bark River Bravo 1.5 or Esee Junglas (pictured) in the wild.


March 3, 2013, 03:47 AM
Paraframe got bit of gruff, just had to pick it up and say I would bet my Paraframe Mini has seen more hard use than some of the flashier EDC's here. Just say'n.?
i put mine through alot. if i spend 100+ on a knife, you better believe im going to use it. the only thing i dont do with it is pry on stuff. no need to carelessly break a tip. so far its held up beautifully. better than my paraframe did.

March 3, 2013, 04:23 AM
Spyderco Enduro

March 3, 2013, 05:46 PM
I own a lot of knives but for daily use I've come to like the Opinels for daily chores.
I prefer the Carbon Steel and my daily carry is a #10, RAZOR sharp of course!

March 5, 2013, 02:14 AM
Here's the nimravus, I love this knife.

Edit: sorry about the massive size, fixed.

March 5, 2013, 02:40 AM
I've been carrying this off and on since I was around eight years old - going on around ~20 years now. I have no clue who made it, or who gave it to me. All I know is I've lost this thing more times than I can count, sometimes for over a year at a time, and it's always come back to me. It's a real pain to sharpen it, but it's built like a tank. I'll give it to my son someday, just because.

I decided it's time to put it away for safe-keeping, more a case of sentiment and memorabilia than anything else. I bought a Spyderco Delica4 late last week. I know it will be a great EDC. Hoping it will arrive in the mail tomorrow. Can't wait. :)

March 5, 2013, 07:28 AM
I like Swiss Army knives.

As far as knives go, they are relatively people friendly. They tend to be affordable. And, they give you options.

Ever needed to poke or drill a hole in something, or just scratch it? The awl is perfect, and lets you do so more safely and with more control than with a knife blade.

The bottle opener is quite effective for its intended purpose. It's not the best screwdriver since it tends to booger screws and might fold up on you, but it's better than nothing. It's also a decent scraper, and can be used for prying.

Opening a bottle of wine is a super cool party trick. And the corkscrew holds an eyeglass screwdriver. It beats the hell out of snapping the tip off the blade trying to tighten eyeglass screws.

The can opener isn't bad, but is unnecessary if you stick a P38 on your keys or in your wallet. The Victorinox style opener is allegedly good for Philips head screws, but I haven't tried it yet since I like Wenger better.

Tweezers are useful. I pulled a splinter out the other week. The toothpick is silly, but safer than using the blade.

Scissors are useful, and offer more precision than the blade.

I like the woodsaw. It's a fair bread knife, but I don't have many opportunities to use it on wood.

The fingernail file is silly and not terribly useful.

The Philips head screwdriver is self explanatory.

Also, the actual knife part is quite good. It's a fairly modest steel, but good for the price. It requires serious abuse and neglect to rust it. It won't hold an edge as long as the latest super steels, but it holds an edge long enough for me and it sharpens easily. Also, a thin flat ground blade simply cuts better.

hariph creek
March 5, 2013, 06:09 PM
Always have a SAK, Victorinox tourist, to be specific. Basically a slightly smaller Spartan.
It's generally PC, as mentioned above. I like having the "tools" available. No they're not really "tools," more like quality of life implements; bottle opener, can opener, corkscrew (mini eyeglass screw driver in corkscrew), tooth pick, tweezers (push pin under corkscrew really complements the tweezers), awl, and last but not least a couple blades that won't scare the natives. I would trade the awl for a Phillips screw driver, though, if I could.

Also 99% of the time I've got my work knife. A Spyderco Salt 1, full Spyderedge. Great hard use work knife. So far the H-1 steel is working out great. I've always thought the Spyderco's looked odd. Until I handled one.
The Salt-1 replaced my Cold Steel Voyager, first gen, I carried for...maybe 15 years? It was also fully serrated but, the clip screws finally stripped out.

For just bumming around and enjoying a little whittling. I have a Scagel #12, made by Northwoods. The sheepsfoot blade in carbon steel is fantastic. It also has a clip point blade, I occasionally use. I like carbon steel slip-joints.
I've been thinking on a Opinel in "Carbone" as a bumming around knife. Maybe reprofiling it to a sheepsfoot? I got one for my son, a while back, impressive package for the money. Then he lost it, on a hike. I like the idea of a sturdy, safe, cheap working knife. Especially if use, abuse and loss don't make me cringe!

Edit: Many places my job takes me have stupid laws that make fixed blade, of any length, illegal.
If not for that, I'd have a Bark River Tusker (carbon steel with natural canvas Micarta scales). This would be my "dream" work/bumming around knife.

March 6, 2013, 02:39 AM
I kind of rotate through my knives, but my most commonly carried are my Spyderco Manix, my Kershaw Blur and my Spyderco kiwi.

March 6, 2013, 12:27 PM
Usually an Emerson/Protech CQC-7.

Here lately though I have been rotating some less expensive knives for edc. A "Byrd" Cara Cara 2, an Ontario Rat-1 and a Benchmade (Red Line) Vex.

March 7, 2013, 02:12 AM
Lately is been a large CRK Sebenza 21:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8387/8522481748_e48c0299e3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27273803@N00/8522481748/)

Can't seem to get her out of my pocket since I got her about a month ago. :cool:

March 7, 2013, 02:16 AM
This is the one I'm currently daily carrying. 1/8" S35VN with green/black G10 scales. One of my prototype "Sam-to"s
Cool blade.

March 7, 2013, 02:19 AM
heres my torrent 890. great knife been carrying it a few months now. no noticeable wear, holds a razor edge, and performs like no other i've owned. im thinking about doing a review of it, if yall would like to see it i will. I'll post a pic of the 140 Nimravus on tuesday as its packed in with my hunting gear and i dont really want to disturb it till i get back from my trip on tuesday. but if y'all would like a review of the torrent just let me know, and i'll post one

Edit:had to change the picture as i had it too large
Throw it up there, I'll read it. The Torrent is one of Benchmade's nicer models.

Evil One
March 7, 2013, 02:22 AM
Gerber 06 Fast


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March 11, 2013, 05:57 PM
Spyderco Yojimbo2

Yojimbo & Yojimbo2

It is very very very sharp....

March 11, 2013, 07:51 PM
Nice pictures^^

I edc a Swiss Army knife. Untactical, but very practical for opening beer bottles, cutting off hangnails, opening boxes, pickin teeth, tweezin, etc. I think mine is called Officer.

When I feel like it, I carry an Emerson knife with the wave. I love those things. I have a couple.

March 11, 2013, 08:09 PM
Not my usual carry, but I dropped this in my pocket this morning on a whim. Great knife.


March 11, 2013, 08:34 PM
Clinch Pick by Shivworks for a couple years or so now. Had it reground by Ban Tang. It's too sharp to let people handle; for some reason they have an impulse to place their thumb on the edge.

For utility, edc now is a Case Sodbuster Jr. It's a lot of fun. If I needed a stouter knife I'd pack my native 5.

March 11, 2013, 11:26 PM
These two have been finding their way into my pocket on a regular basis, even though I've been carrying a wide array of knives as of recently.

Victorinox Recruit, a simple no frills SAK that's got everything I need and nothing I don't.

Opinel 06, A really cool, and sharp knife that cuts like crazy, and is quite simplistic.

March 13, 2013, 06:16 PM

CRKT Kasper -- Mostly it's thin. Works well as a boot knife, or neck knife (both are unlawful in this state -- even w/ a CCW). Comes with two Kydex sheaths, right and left handed. Belt clip can mount either above the blade or behind the blade (High ride/low ride). Right size for utility use, unobtrusive on the belt. I like the shape of the grip and the blade.

March 13, 2013, 08:03 PM
My EDC blade is a Benchmade 710:


March 15, 2013, 10:30 AM
Mine is a Spyderco Delica/plain edge for the last 5-6 years.:D

March 15, 2013, 10:39 AM
Besides my Daily Kiri, I've usually been carrying a Spyderco Persian 2 87mm. Cutlery Shoppe was closing them out for $90, and still had a few left, last I checked. Not the smoothest-opening Spyderco- the Manix 2s are much smoother- but extremely tight lockup. Takes an edge like a razor, and the tip's needle-sharp.


March 20, 2013, 10:28 AM
These two:


March 21, 2013, 12:04 AM
Today is a Spyderco Tenacious and Leatherman Wave.

March 21, 2013, 12:23 AM
Regarding JShirley's pick above , while an Emerson Custom Super Commander might be the schizzle, I have found my Emerson PERSIAN not so much so for EDC, at least. While wondrously made ; at least as good as a CRK Sebenza IMHO, the fierce appearing insanely sharp slicer blade just is not optimum for daily tasks.

March 21, 2013, 12:29 AM
If I am in ranch clothes then this is an excellent Heavy Duty EDC I have found. I abused it and it kept asking for more!

March 21, 2013, 12:49 AM
To be cheap and effective, I always buy Kershaw blades when they go on sale. They have never disappointed me and it gets to the point of guns...which do I bring with me today?

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March 21, 2013, 01:05 AM
Today is a Spyderco Tenacious and Leatherman Wave.

March 22, 2013, 01:12 AM
Another Yojimbo 2 guy, here:



April 2, 2013, 07:12 PM
My latest EDC is a Micro-Tech Socom. The best knife I've ever had, and I've had many, and worth every cent I paid for it. The S35VN blade only needs a touch up if I want it hair popping sharp constantly. I use it many times a day for everything except food and anything that might scar it. Best performing knife, for me, for any money.

April 2, 2013, 09:21 PM
Mine is a Kershaw Junkyard Dog 2.2 :)

April 2, 2013, 09:38 PM
As an EDC, I have a Spyderco Caly 3 with Carbon-fiber grips and a laminated ZDP189/420 blade. This replaced an earlier Caly 3 with ATS-34 blade and G10 grips. It does hold an edge better, but it is harder to sharpen.

I also have multiple first aid kits, and every one has a SAK "Climber" model. I've found the bootlace tool to be a real finger-saver when dealing with climbing boots, and the ability to store a micro screwdriver inside the corkscrew has saved more than one pair of glasses with a loose screw.

I used to carry the SAK everywhere, but fasteners evolved and I found I had to open panels for inspection, on short notice, and the SAK just didn't have the right bit. So I now carry a hex bit/driver kit in a 1911 mag pouch for various screws and the Spyderco Caly 3 to deal with cardboard boxes and rope, leaving the faithful SAK in the first aid kits.

April 3, 2013, 01:24 AM
Used to carry a Leek before the clip bent out of repair, good blade o. that though, keep it in my car's ash tray as a back up. Currently carry a Buck Vantage Pro, easily the sharpest factory knife I have recieved out of box, holds a good edge, good all around knife. My only gripe is the squareish corners can become annoying if you have to clip it to a pocket that holds your phone; scrapes against your hand.

I'd highly recommend the knife, it is made in the USA to (Leek and Vantage Pro).

April 3, 2013, 09:40 AM
Spyderco Native or Endura.

Invisible Swordsman
April 3, 2013, 10:01 AM
Swiss Army Tinker (Victorinox) and Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. The Tinker gets the most use as my cutting chores tend to be light. it also doesn't freak out people at work (college environment).

April 3, 2013, 11:08 AM
Right now, a Spydie Manix 2, but I've got a bunch of others I can choose from. I wish more mnufacturers would make their knives ambidextrous, because I've lost a lot of fine control in my right hand (5 strokes), but I still need a knife on almost a daily basis.

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