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EDC knives?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Lee D, Feb 28, 2012.

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  1. Lee D

    Lee D Member

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    i cant seem to find a thread on this so i figured id ask, what is your everday carry knife? the one you dont/wont leave the house with.
    heres mine, the Buck/TOPS CSAR-T along with my EDC light....

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  2. Vonderek

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    I've gone low-tech. It's either of these plus a made in Italy "Coal Miner" slipjoint...no pic but it cost me all of $8 and takes a shaving sharp edge. I don't think any will hold up to batoning but for opening boxes, cutting rope, and assisting in BBQ cooking (which is about the extent of my knife-duties) they all serve me well.
     
  3. Lee D

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    what is the knife on the top?
     
  4. hso

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    The top knife is a Svord Peasant knife from New Zealand.
     
  5. CmdrSlander

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    I don't carry a knife but when I go shooting I always carry a Sheffield Multitool which includes several knives (blades?) and a variety of screwdrivers/hex screws for gun maintenance. It has helped me save more than a few range trips.

    Edit: There is an old buck knife that belonged to my grandfather, which now belongs to my father, and will one day belong to me. Currently my father carries that.
     
  6. Coyote3855

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    Having carried at least one knife daily for over 60 years, it's hard to understand someone who doesn't. Different strokes, I guess. I carry a Spyderco Endura clipped IWB, an old Leatherman in a belt pouch (although I almost never use the knife blade), and a SAK Classic on my key chain, mostly for the tweezers, sissors, and toothpick.
     
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    Where I work, no weapons are allowed. I CCW a SA Mil-Spec .45 but it stays in the car during the working day. I will carry the old buck knife as much as I can when I get it, in honor of those who came before.
     
  8. aaronu

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    When traveling -- nothing sharp.

    The rest of the time, a Benchmade Ares 730 is with me pretty much 24x7. It's a nice Axis lock knife by Elishewitz, circa 2001.
     
  9. Dave McCracken

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    Usually two.

    First, a Spyderco Manix JShirley gave me.

    Second,either a Kershaw Scallion or a little all metal skeleton frame Gerber.

    All three are shaving sharp and good tools.
     
  10. glistam

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    Benchmite II. Yeah it's small, but all I need for most tasks, and it's short enough to get around federal land restrictions, so it is one of very few that goes to work with me.

    Out of work, I take a second, big brother knife. It varies as my mood does, but usually is a Buck 397, CKRT Hissatsu and/or Benchmade Mini-Griptillian.
     
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    When not at work: my Schrade Junior Stockman I've had for gotta be around 20 years now (first pocketknife, given to me by my Grandfather, back when they were still USA-made with good steel) in the watch pocket and a Case Yellow-handle Pen Knife in CV steel in another pocket.

    At work: a Case Small Stockman Amber Bone in SS (when I actually need "sharp") and a CRKT Drifter for general cutting tasks. Also, much of my work requires me to wear my pack, so I have my Leatherman Wave on the chest strap. I tend to use the Drifter for rough cutting / cardboard / and as a spoon for my lunch, while the Stockman is more for cutting cord and digging out splinters.

    Guaranteed, if I'm dressed I've got at least one (most likely two) knives on me.

    Side note, just because I usually carry two knives, I no longer loan them when someone asks for one. Especially in my line of work, if you don't have your own knife, I don't trust you with mine that I spend time caring for and sharpening.
     
  12. beatledog7

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    Kershaw Leek, 1/2 serrated blade. It's always where I am.
     
  13. JShirley

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    I always have at least one Spyderco on me. The Manix 2s are a favorite, and the Translucent Manix 2 is my absolute favorite folding knife ever.

    Since I gave mine away, I'm carrying a Spyderco Dragonfly H1 and a Chapparal or Embassy.

    John
     
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    Away from work, a Spyderco Endura or Persistance, but more and more often, a Kershaw Blur. Basically, while I occasionally buy other knives for my collection, my rotation has worked itself down to that one Kershaw and those two Spydercos. A Manix 2 is also in my very near future.

    I have altered my wardrobe at work to the extent that carrying a clippy knife no longer works for me, so I have went entirely to carrying one of my mini trappers on Friday as a little treat, my spyderco Kiwi the rest of the time. I absolutely, 100% love that little Kiwi. Enough so that I have two in boxes stored away just in case I lose/break/gift this one away.
     
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    Away from work, a Spyderco Endura or Tenacious, but more and more often, a Kershaw Blur. Basically, while I occasionally buy other knives for my collection, my rotation has worked itself down to that one Kershaw and those two Spydercos. A Manix 2 is also in my very near future.

    I have altered my wardrobe at work to the extent that carrying a clippy knife no longer works for me, so I have went entirely to carrying one of my mini trappers on Friday as a little treat, my spyderco Kiwi the rest of the time. I absolutely, 100% love that little Kiwi. Enough so that I have two in boxes stored away just in case I lose/break/gift this one away.
     
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    Often an Emerson CQC-7. Sometimes something else; many times something else in addition to the stubby little folder. I've got enough knives to keep things fresh, but I tend to at least have the Emerson in the same place on me most of the time.
     
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    this rides in my lighter-pocket

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    as soon as i´m in the outdoors, either a mora on the belt,
    an Opinel in the pocket ... or some of my other foldes get to ride
    in my front pocket.
     
  18. JShirley

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    That's pretty neat. What is that?
     
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    Meyerco Dirk Pinkerton Thumb Drive Utility Keychain Knife (Satin PLN) MJDPTD

    http://www.bladeplay.com/item--Meyerco-Dirk-Pinkerton--7013

    Here a pic of the actual knife - on a standard sheet of paper.

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    With the paracord protruding from my lighter-pocket ... it´s really handy to
    bring into "action" ( as in give to work colleague, who tries to open sumthin)

    (i´dont feel unarmed with it either. An unexpected block-move to the shin or arm would likely suprise any attacker.)
     
  20. Mp7

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    pleasa

    pictured beside an ancient weapon called by the elves: Fork.
    (for comparing dimensions)

    ;)
     

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    Neat, thanks. :)
     
  22. SG1

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    My EDC is a Kershaw Blur. Best pocket knife I've ever owned. It is with me 24/7 (nightstand when sleeping).

    Recently I've taken a liking to the Michael Janich designed, Spyderco Yojimbo2. If I can handle it in person, it may just follow me home :)
     
  23. Weedy

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    It seems there are quite a few Kershaw-lovers. I carry a Shallot around. I love it, got one for my dad a couple years ago as well, and he loves his too!
     
  24. 451 Detonics

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    Typically when I leave the house I am carrying 3 knives.

    Knife 1 is a social knife, it gets used around people and is intended not to be upsetting to old ladies. 95% of the time it will be a smaller slipjoint. Today it is this Colt Peanut...

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    Knife number 2 is a larger locking blade normally worn in a belt pouch to handle heavy duty chores, today it was this AG Russell Swell Center

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    Knife number 3 is a for emergency use only knife, whether that emergency is SD or cutting a seat belt or something similar. It will never be used for any daily cutting. Today it was this older Spyderco Police in black...

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    These choices change daily btw...I like carrying something different just about everyday and with close to 300 to chose from I can mix and match quite a bit.
     
  25. jwsracin

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    crkt ken onion ripple , i really like this knife
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