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Whats your EDC knife?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Spike_akers, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Spike_akers

    Spike_akers Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Takem406

    Takem406 Well-Known Member

    Here's my new defense knife. Esee Izula! I love it! Also carry a Kershaw on my pocket.

    In God and Glock we Trust

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  3. cja245

    cja245 Well-Known Member

    I'm usually carrying a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 and a Benchmade 42
  4. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    A lot of my EDCs are here. 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.

  5. radar1972

    radar1972 Well-Known Member

    Kershaw. 3.5" closed, 6" open. It fits perfectly in the little "watch" pocket on jeans.
    Does everything I need it to do.
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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!

  7. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    Been carrying a paraframe mini everyday for awhile now. Small and light and like 8 bucks. Holds a decent edge and sharpens easily.
  8. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. MrCleanOK

    MrCleanOK Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. DocCasualty

    DocCasualty Well-Known Member


    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.
  11. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

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



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  12. dfsixstring

    dfsixstring Well-Known Member

    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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  13. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. Piraticalbob

    Piraticalbob Well-Known Member


    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.
  15. Spike_akers

    Spike_akers Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Well-Known Member

    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...
  17. Mp7

    Mp7 Well-Known Member

    This for the last 4 weeks. It`s gonna stay.
    Its a meyerco. Got it off eBay for 20$ with sheath.

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  18. Jesse 8

    Jesse 8 Well-Known Member

    Cold steel voyager XL. And a case tri blade
  19. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    I bought a little Paraframe, found it barely usable, and gave it away within days.
  20. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    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.

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