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One Knife to Rule them all.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by River Wraith, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. River Wraith

    River Wraith Member

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    If you could only choose one knife, which would it be?
     
  2. Inebriated

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    Benchmade Adamas 275.

    Tough enough for hard work, but not too heavy to carry everyday. D2 steel, so it holds an edge for a long time. It's also one of the best-looking knives I've had.
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  3. JShirley

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    Spyderco Black Manix 2 Lightweight.
     
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    Spyderco Endura G10

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  5. Sav .250

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    No one thing fits everything........... I`ll go with the Buck 110 ,folding. It`s not a fit-all by any means but for what I do with it........ fits.
     
  6. Pilot

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    Zero Tolerance ZT 0560 if we're talking folders.
     
  7. Skyshot

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    Not a folder, for me it would be the Esee 3
     
  8. SleazyRider

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    Call it pedestrian, but in my estimation the assisted-opening SOG Blink rules them all. It's flat and carries easily, and clips onto what few dollars I have to keep 'em deep in my pocket.

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  9. Glockaxis

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    I have a couple different Emerson folders with their "wave" quick open function and they are the ones I've carried the longest (and current edc today). ----believe me, I have tons of knives I've gone through.
     
  10. 50 Shooter

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    Well, I have two hands, plenty of pockets and a belt so... I just can't choose one.

    I carry a Kershaw Blur in my pocket, a swiss army knife, sog power pliers and a Camillus Carnivore in my bag.
     
  11. Gordon

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    Mad Dog made me this Sitka for my 60th Birthday a few years back. It is 10" with a Glowing Temper Line edge and Sonora green handle material . I have used it carefully around camp and it can cut trees and shave beards.
     
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  12. Rexster

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    Just one. You ARE kidding, right? OK, I would select a Bowie or large camp knife, with a blade in the 7" to 9" range. There are several candidates, and if I had to select from among what I presently own, it would be a Randall #1-7, with a micarta handle.

    I would prefer something with full-tang construction, for a one-and-only knife, that might see heavy, abusive use in an emergency. Having an axe/hatchet and prying tool handy would minimize the need to abuse the knife.

    In my usually-urban life, I have little need for a large knife, but plenty of use for smaller
    blades, so I am glad I am able to own a variety of knives! SAK, small and large folders, and small fixed blades see varying amounts of regular use. Neither of my Randall 1-7 knives have to work for a living, at this point in time.
     
  13. hso

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    For what application?

    No such thing as one knife that does everything as well as a knife designed for the task.

    I'd think that most of the responses are going to be what a member's favorite EDC is or would be.
     
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  14. Valkman

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    Not me hso! Give me a Loveless Drop Point Hunter since I'll never afford one. :)
     
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    I would make my own. Then I would make another 1!
     
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    Classic, full-size Bowie.
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  17. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    I've been EDCing a Benchmade 520 or 525(same knife--different sizes) for over 7 years---haven't felt the need to look at anything else since.
     
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    Weeelllllllll, I did say "would be". ;)

    Heck, if we open it up to the "unobtanium" category I'd probably pick a nice 3-4" Talonite blade done by Loveless in that pattern with some purty stag scales (ignoring that Mr. Loveless never did anything in Talonite). OR I could go with a nice dressy Kit Carson in Stellite with NiFe meteorite!
     
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    Considering that "everything" is daily carry more than anything else, some of you choosing huge knives must have interesting lives...

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    He didn't say it had to be practical or make any logical sense.:evil:

    If that were the case I'd probably just stick with my Sebenza since I've already done unspeakable things with it that no knife should be subjected to.
     
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    Buck 110.
     
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    I ride a Road King so I assumed he meant King.:evil:
     
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    Benchmade Rukus.
     
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    Benchmade Rukus.
     

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    Well?
    Thats a hard question.

    Out of possibly 100 knives in my collection?
    (I haven't ever counted them all)

    It would have to be easy to sharpen.
    Short enough for general use.
    Fit in my pocket 24/7 so I would always have it when I had to have it.
    And not cost too much to abuse or lose it if necessary.

    So?
    All I have had in my pocket for the last 40 years is a Victorinox SAK.

    And some sort of SpyderCo, or Benchmade folder, or something like that.


    A belt knife?

    Have to be a cheap beater that gets you there and back and I can sharpen on a rock if necessary.
    That will also field dress small game, big game, chop firewood, food, and open bean cans without breaking the point off.

    So we get to my old USN MKII's, KaBars, Camillus, a few old Westerns, but more likely a Marbles Fieldcraft made in 1916.

    I got enough old G issue knives for that sort of thing to last me two more lifetimes.

    If you can't sharpen it in the field with available tools?
    It's dead to me as a 'one knife' knife.

    rc
     
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