If you could have only 2 knives?

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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    That's from the 93 Schrade catalogue showing the Guthook Skinner and the Sharpfinger. Looking though the prior and subsequent catalogues shows the droppoint blade first listed in 94 in the Uncle Henry line as the 154UH Badger.
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    The pricelist from 95 still shows the Badger in the Uncle Henry line. I find a 97 pricelist still showing the Badger only in the Uncle Henry line. In the 99 pricelist it disappears altogether and isn't in the 2000-2004. The Guthook Skinner and the Sharpfinger go on year after year.

    Going through the Schrade collector sites and the scans of the catalogues and pricelists of when Schrade was still Schrade (before Taylor bought them) was great fun and brought back a lot of memories.

    All of that makes me wonder if the cross cut delrin Old Timer Badger is very rare off catalogue specialty production proprietary to a retailer making it very collectable.
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  2. Bazoo

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    Thanks for sharing that info.

    The research I've done, which consists of reading bladeforums, say that it was a standard item but only produced a short time.

    It couldn't be too rare, cause I knew of it, and I live under a rock. I definitely want one, that's for sure. Course I want bout one of everything knife.
     
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    The catalogues don't show it which is what makes me wonder if they did them especially for a wholesale or large retail customer. Specialty runs were pretty common with US manufacturers. Sometimes they were just a way to clear the warehouse of blades of discontinued knives. Take what's left over, finish them up in your lowest cost materials, sell them to a dealer at a just over cost so they can blow them out. Either can turn a "meh" knife into a valuable collectable 20 years later. ;)
     
  4. 460Shooter

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    I find it impossible to narrow it to 2. I could do three, but not 2.
     
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  5. Bazoo

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    Well what's your three?
     
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    Still thinking. LOL!
     
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  7. Bazoo

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    Well I done picked a buck 192 and a case stockman. If I could add a third, it'd be the a buck 110. Maybe my 426 bucklite, which is a 110 with plastic handle. It's extremely light, and has a great balance.
     
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  8. SteadyD

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    For a fixed blade I like a smaller blade. Right now I’m loving my Spyderco Mule in Magnacut but it’s neck and neck with my Buck Woodsman.

    For a folder I want something that can serve in office settings, so I’ll go with my Damascus Delica, but my WE Scamp and Chaparrals could be substituted easily.
     
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  9. Reinz

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    My number one knife is the Southern Grind Bad Monkey. I have 5 of them scattered throughout the house,shop, and car; that’s how much I like and use them.


    ‘I want a knife that fills the hand. 100% corn fed beef. These lock up like a bank vault and can handle any job thrown my way.

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    I like the tanto blade most.


    Though I don’t get into the woods as much as used to, my 80’s vintage Cold Steel Trailblazer Carbon V is my choice for a trail knife, thus my number two.

    Not mine
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  10. Fishingted

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    Got a lot of knives and I carry different ones according to need and Mood. But if all I could have only two this pair of Bucks would be My Choice. A 119 75th anniversary and the good old 110 folder. What else do you Really Need!!!
     

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  11. 460Shooter

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    I guess for various legal length issues, it’d be these.
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    Top one is a very solid knife with nearly a 4” blade (S35VN). Middle fits my hand perfect but is a bit less intimidating (M390). Bottom is under 3” and meets length requirements for the city I live near (20CV)

    I’d like to have a fixed blade mixed in, but these three are far more useful to me.
     
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    I have a Golden Spike that I bought at a pre-covid mega garage sale. Not sure but I think it was $20 or $25. Had no idea they sold for $60 in 1994. It was a little rough when I got it but has recovered fairly well. I used it in December to skin elk. Worked just fine.

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  13. Shanghai McCoy

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    Excellent choice in knives and Congratulations on the elk Boattale. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks. Somebody influenced my thinking on what knife to take....
     
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    I could get by with an American or German made medium Stockman and a Green River or Ontario Skinner for anything but bird/rabbit/fish knives.
     
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  16. bannockburn

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    I have to go along with 460Shooter in wanting three knives instead of just two.

    My three would be:
    Ontario Rat-5 fixed blade knife
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    Al Mar SERE folding knife
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    Wenger SAK folding knife (bottom left column)
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  17. Brian Williams

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    Every day in my pocket is a Case Amber bone sodbuster. But to limit to 2 knives, probably would be that sodbuster and the Spyderco fixed blade. But there are these also. IMG_20220125_095317697.jpg IMG_20220125_095944338.jpg

    Would also carry my Plumb boy scout hatchet or my Norlund camp axe.
    Otherwise a Tremontina machete
     
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  18. C0untZer0

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    I guess it would be the one on my keychain and the one in my glove compartment ?
     
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  19. md7

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    Not sure on fixed blade, but I would loathe to be without my old Case Trapper. Absolutely love that one
     
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  20. LaneP

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    I've carried some form of Swiss Army knife since the 90's, usually the Tinker. I just retired the last one after 9 years of daily carry. Was still 100% functional but years of periodic sharpening and a blade will only go so far.

    That and any good quality kitchen knife for slicing tomatoes and I'm good to go.
     
  21. Blade First

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    Easy...
    Large Sebenza 21 and a Becker, likely one of his shorter blades.
    Add maps and a compass and you could conquer the world.
     
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  22. Armored farmer

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    20171108_092451.jpg I gave this Buck to my grandfather for Christmas 1974. I got it back when he passed. Its a 105 iirc
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    Some may not consider my Wave to be a pocketknife, but it serves that purpose for me(and any more).
     
  23. Barry the Bear

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    My custom Bowie, and My Espada and yes both are carried. FB_IMG_1643432189462.jpg FB_IMG_1643421256437.jpg
     
  24. MJD

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    Just stopping in to compliment you on that Bowie, and for carrying it! Looks good.
     
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    Thank you ! I wanted a custom one for a long time, the maker is a dear friend and I'm proud to say it was made in Texas
     
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