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So, anyone use their EDC blades today?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by DeTerminator, Jun 30, 2008.

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  1. DeTerminator

    DeTerminator Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I got the idea to post this one after reading what hso and The Tourist posted about their Razels.

    Maybe this thread would: 1)Cause us to use our "babies" more; not consider how much we paid for them, or how surgically sharp they were. 2) Actually carry for EDC the blades that might actually live in our dresser drawer, instead of in our pockets or on our belts. 3) Give a chance for professional sharpeners or blade designers/manufacturers to see what our actual uses are for our blades, and for everyone to profit from our input.

    Granted, 95% of our EDC usage is boring, as most every- day stuff can be. But that extra 5% could be very, very, interesting, I would imagine!

    Any way, after having brought up the subject, I really can't help out much today on my EDC's. My SwissChamp rode in my right hand pant's watch pocket, with the CRKT Stubby riding shotgun. Both took the day off.

    So, what did your EDC's do?

    Later,

    Kerry
     
  2. wheelgunslinger

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    my Buck 110 cleaned my nails after working on the motorcycle.
     
  3. gripper

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    My Cold Steel Scimitar Spike put its partially sharpened edge on the spine to good use today;snapping through plastic strapping on some bundles of corrugate at work today.
     
  4. rantingredneck

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    My Leatherman c301 opened a package from fellow member Flip180. My Leatherman Micra filed down a hangnail. My CRKT Crawford Falcon cut some rope.
     
  5. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    just got a MooreMaker Roper, yellow handle with pocket clip- no serrations

    opened the mail, put a point on several tomato stakes, and opened a box. Tomorrow we will have the 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 y/o granddaughters over and G-PAW will make hot dog sticks
     
  6. DeTerminator

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    Yeah, this is what I'm talking about...

    Thanks for your replies!

    The bread and butter results of our carrying a knife in our pocket or on/in our belt/backpack/bandana every day.

    What do we do with the sharp stuff we carry on us every day?

    Thanks,

    Kerry
     
  7. teknoid

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    My Old Timer served its main duty, opening boxes of parts, stripping wire, etc. I used the Boker Kalashnikov to tie up some tomato plants over the weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't pay close enough attention to what I was doing. The bleeding eventually stopped... That sucker is sharp.
     
  8. highorder

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    I opened a box of Belgian chocolates for some girl in the Marketing dept today...
     
  9. Okiecruffler

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    I got this old sharpfinger that I used to pry open a stuck car door, open a can of peaches and stir some house paint.:evil:

    Actually, I been using my CRKT M16 all day to slice fruit.
     
  10. jahwarrior

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    i use my chinook II for just about everything; from cutting steak at the Old Country Buffet;) to cutting open boxes. i bought it to use it, and use it i do.
     
  11. sm

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    -Cut my bagel half into for breakfast this morning.
    -Sewed a button on and used the blade to cut thread.
    -Trimmed the excess Goop [tm] I used to fix a tennis shoe
    -Cut sisal rope used to bundle up some items, both indoors and outdoors.
    -Cut some flowers to present to a lady.
    -Finished a small wooden slingshot made from the fork of a tree limb.
    -Sharpened pencils
    -Tightened a Ring Guard [tm] for a lady while at Mom's Doctors Appt.
    [Assisted the gals in the Doc's office with all sorts of cutting chores from opening boxes to other things, some new equip was delivered]
    -Cuff off the "child safety" rings from some Rx meds mom uses.
    -Cut apart a Remington 20 ga 3 buck and Slug shotgun shell.
    -Trimmed the rough edges off a polymer handgun, then used the nail file to smooth even more.
    -Garden hose spliced.
    -Cut a heater hose to fit.
    -Chicken Fried Steak was cut up.
    -Cut a package of bacon in half.
    -Ham, cheese, turkey , carrots , green pepper , yellow pepper, prepped for a salad.
    -Trimmed aluminum foil for a project.
    -Cut poster board for a picture frame.
    -Trimmed sharp edges off a Tippy Cup.
    -Made some extra sling shot pockets.
    -Cleaned 4 fresh caught Rainbow Trout, cut butter, lemon, onion. [teaching someone how to do trout "proper"]
    -Cut a Rack of Ribs into.
    -Peeled New Potatoes. [Green Beans & New Potatoes]
    -Made a "parts cleaner" from a plastic 1 gallon Antifreeze container.
    -Made a funnel from a plastic water bottle.
    -New electrical cord for a lamp and fan
    -Made "buff sticks" using paint sticks and emery paper with 200,400,1500 grit emery paper.
    -Trimmed the top off a small tube of calk, applied caulk, trimmed when dry.
    -Showed someone how to use a magnesium fire starter...
    -Removed a coin from a "stupid machine" that took a little girls coin and stuck in the wrong slot . *wink*
    (she has a cute little dawgie stuffed animal now)
     
  12. EHCRain10

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    My sog powerlock removed staples from old files at work and my leatherman c301 helped clean my nails in class
     
  13. Eleven Mike

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    Today, I only used mine to amuse me, as I flicked it open and shut. :)
     
  14. JTW Jr.

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    Like Steve , used my Erickson cutom slip joint to cut my Cinnamon Raisin Bagel , opened blister pack for the the new AC thermostat and also at work to rip open some boxes that came in . Used my Rinaldi Matrix to remove a 1/4 of plastic off a mini blind I was replacing.
    It was a slow day..hey it's 110 outside !
     
  15. woolfam

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    EDC a Spyderco Centofante III. Used it to cut tape, open mail, slice a plum, trim some ribbon for some centerpieces for my son's upcoming wedding, trim a thread off my trousers.

    I'd kinda like a new knife - I just can't seem to find one I like better. :)

    Now that you asked, I can't remember the last time I went a day w/o using it.

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  16. ArfinGreebly

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    EDC Applications

    Last 72 hours:

    Peanut: opened a package of frozen treats, opened my personal mail, opened a blister pack, opened box of "Mini Moo" creamers at work, opened a mega-pack of toilet paper and one of the inner packs.

    Double Cross: turned a stirrer straw into a toothpick, cut loose thread from shirt, trimmed a sheet of paper to pocket size.

    SAK: stirred my tea at dinner, since no place settings had been laid out for our table, opened a bottle of beer for son-in-law, trimmed a finger nail (scissors) and smoothed the edges.

    Swede 92: sliced up leftover pork chop for on-the-move dinner snack.

    And other stuff I'll remember later.
     
  17. JohnKSa

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    Sliced a cable grommet off a cable bundle for a coworker and also used the back point of the blade to score a couple of pieces of paper since I didn't have scissors handy. Used it to cut open a package of cookies for the informal "snack bar".
     
  18. OldCowHand

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    I picked up a factory-second ceramic folder a couple of weeks ago, blade kinda dinged up but edge okay, decided to leave it at the office for now because it's just a single blade with no tools, so I guess it's more of a working-hours weekday-carry. I used it today to cut the packing tape off of a package -- for some reason that tape always gums up the front of my all-day EDC Swiss Army Knife folder, but it comes off the ceramic blade very nicely.
    When I got home, I used my fixed-blade EDC (CRKT Plan B) to open a pack of chicken breasts to cook one for dinner. So yes -- several of today's blades got to do stuff today.

    Oh, and a couple of them were ready to hand as I rode my bicycle through some moderately sketchy neighborhoods on the homeward stretch of the commute. They didn't exactly get to do any work, other than being a comfort by their presence, and any day that ends with that being their only task is a good day.
     
  19. alaskanativeson

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    Opened two boxes that came in the m ail, cut a piece of rope to make a cord for the new BBQ grill cover (charcoal grill, not gas) cut open a bag of vidalia onions to make spagetti.
     
  20. LawofThirds

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    I used my CRKT ringed razel to:
    *cut up a lemon for some delicious iced water
    *open a fedex box
    *reshape a 15mm world war II miniature
    *clean my nails
    *threaten my cat
    *single handedly defeat a legion of ninjas wielding chain-saws and riding bears in my front yard


    (one or two of those might be a slight exaggeration)
     
  21. alaskanativeson

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    What kind of bears? If they're big brownies or polar bears, I'd say you needed a bigger knife! :eek:
     
  22. jparham

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    I don't use my EDC, whatever it may be, for food prep. Not that it couldn't- I just have kitchen knives, sitting right there. These are probably the knives I use most.

    With my EDC (a Moore Maker Serpentine Stockman) at this time, I opened some mail, cut some string, trimmed a nail, opened a couple of packages.

    With my kitchen knives (Henkcels, Wustof and two Wengers) I cut up a chicken to make fried chicken, sliced some bread up thick for french toast, sliced up skirt steak for fajitas, cut up my steak at dinner, cut up my chicken fried steak, sliced butter, spread butter...
     
  23. MadMercS55

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    Took care of a mean pizza with my CQC-8. Later I deanimated some PVC tubing with my Dark Ops Stratofighter. That's about it so far today....
     
  24. CWL

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    There's a similar thread right now on a knife forum. In that one, the OP distinguishes between EDU (every day user) v. EDC.

    My EDU is a small gentleman's whittler by Rough Rider. $7.51 shipped from eBay. My current EDCs vary include Spydie Yojimbo and Civilian. Neither of these blades have ever been used.

    I use my EDU probably 5-10 times each day without thinking about it.
    Today, opened envelope, opened parcel, opened 2 boxes of cigars (from parcel), cleaned my cuticles. for me, the day's not over yet.
     
  25. Pax Jordana

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    sm, you're making me jealous. it's like you're channeling huckleberry finn or something.

    Lessee.. yesterday my sodbuster cut the plastic shavings from a newly drilled key tag (needed a new hole after I sat on it!) and my Leek trimmed down a fingernail - not essential, but helps to pass the time. the Blur sat quietly in my pocket and behaved, as it has since I bought it. Today I did not use my knife at all.
     
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