what should i get now?

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  1. md7

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    hey fellows, i am getting the "new knife" itch. leaning classic slip joint at the moment, and thought i'd post this just for kicks. here's what i got, if this were your collection, what do you think you'd add?

    this is just for fun. if you see anything that you may feel i am lacking. let me know!

    Case Amber bone trapper in CV
    Buck 503 Prince
    Buck Zipper with wooden handle
    Buck 110
    Buck Vantage Avid
    Spyderco Delica stainless
    S&W fixed blade (about the size of Buck Woodsman)
    Swiss Army Tinker
    Swiss army sd? (it's the small one with nail file on it)

    alright. let's hear it!
     
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    SAK Farmer

    Buck 112
     
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    hso,

    thanks! the buck 112 is a really nice knife i think. obviously, i like classic amercian made bucks, so it gets points there too.

    is the SAK farmer the knife with the metal handles? i saw one (A SAK) that had those and almost got it. i think it was called a soldier or a recruit. can't remember.
     
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    A.G. Russell is offering a great looking bone handled “Arkansas toothpick” at $99.00 (?) neat looking knife. I've have always wanted one for myself.
     
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    oldbear,

    tried to find the one you mentioned and found a 3" fixed blade with a shoulder strap/sheath looking thingamujig for $235.00 i am assuming this is not the correct model? where can i see one like you are talking about on AG Russell web site?

    is the arkansas toothpick a fixed blade "bowie" styled knife?
     
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    [​IMG]Dagger, not bowie.
     
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    BTW, you can't go wrong with the Case trapper.

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    Anything Ka bar or Becker

    Maybe some old Schrade Imperials
     
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    hso,

    i have the case trapper in CV, and yes you are right. that one is NEVER a bad choice. one of my favorites to be exact.

    in fact an amberbone mini trapper or russlock may go well with it. wouldn't rule a trapperlock out either. looks interesting.
     
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    Victorinox:

    Alox handles: Farmer, Pioneer, Solo, Bantam, Classic SD.
    Standard handles in the color of your choice: Spartan, Recruit.
    Stayglow handles: I suggest at least a Classic SD, and something along the lines of a Spartan or Recruit.

    Case with Chrome Vanadium (CV) blades: Peanut, Slimline Trapper, Mini-Trapper, Sodbuster Jr.

    Accessories: Diamond Sharpening ( DMT Or Eze-Lap):
    Credit Card size in 600 grit.

    600 grit will take care of 90% of sharpening needs, and one is wise to have a means to sharpen on person, all the time.
     
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    I'd vote a Case Peanut or Sodbuster, Jr.
     
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    Get a Big Boy Sodbuster

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    Case Alternatives

    I see someone has called out the Case Peanut above.

    Something else to look at in that same form factor is the Case Pocket Hunter.

    For comparison, here's the Peanut in Harvest Orange . . .
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    . . . and the Pocket Hunter, also in Harvest Orange.
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    They are almost exactly the same size, with the Pocket Hunter being a small fraction of an inch thicker.

    The Peanut has a large and small blade, with nail nicks on opposite sides.

    The Pocktet Hunter has two large blades (same length) in different styles, with the nail nicks on the same side. (The name "Pocket Hunter" is derived from their full sized Folding Hunter, which is an identical pattern except that it's 5 inches closed and has 4-inch blades.)


    I have both the Peanut and the Pocket Hunter, and I find myself preferring the Pocket Hunter.

    I only wish they'd make it in CV.

     
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    interesting suggestions! thanks. keep em coming. if any body has some modern folding suggestions, that is fine too. not ruling out anything! spyderco to case an all in the middle are up for consideration
     
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    Take a look at the Queen line. There are some good slippies made. I really like the full sized Trapper that Case makes and that pattern in general. A 15 year old Remington Bullet Knife (Boker made I believe) in the Trapper pattern is my go to hunting pocket knife. Queen uses D2 steel which is very good. Some will come out that need re-profiled however. But still a fine knife.

    I like the simple thin SAKs for daily carry and use. But I do prefer the larger 111 mm size to the Soldier and Tinker models. I carried a Tinker for years. Then I carried a Soldier with the metal handles (Alox). The paint wears off eventually if it is painted. I don't like a huge lump in my pocket from a knife, but I want one that fits my hands and I can apply as much force as I choose when using it. My current preference is for the Adventurer. http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/Pages/Product.aspx?category=outdoor&product=53601& or if you prefer the saw blade, the Treker with the plain edge. http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/Pages/Product.aspx?category=outdoor&product=54854& The Trekker is essentially the Farmer in 111 mm. Many like the one-handed Trekker. If you like that one, I would look for the non-serrated main blade version. SAKs are the only pocket knife that I actually keep new spares available if I happen to loose one. I like them that much and they are economical to buy and replace.

    I like the Spyderco Endura. It is a large pocket knife. For EDC, I think the Delica is more comfortable to carry. Spydie makes some good blades and you generally won't go wrong if you choose one.
     
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  18. FightDiary

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    How much are you willing to spend is an important question?!
     
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    fightdiary,

    this thread is as much about what you would add to a collection like this as much as it is what should I add. mainly just for fun, though i am taking all advice under consideration.

    to answer your question more directly, i would be willing to spend as low as i could to get quality and as much as about $150.00. there are so many knives out there that are well made and high quality and you really don't have to spend a small fortune to get one. i guess thats why i have gravitated to knife makers like buck, spyderco, and case. good knives at affordable prices.
     
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    We Do have a number of custom knife makers as members of THR.

    One might consider saving up, and having a custom slippie made.

    *i'm-helpin'*
     
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    Sad I don't see any Kershaws in that list.
     
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    If you want modern suggestions in the mix, I'd also throw in a Benchmade Griptilian or Mini-Griptilian. I think those two are modern knives that everybody should have at least one of.
     
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    Save up for a Sebenza if you're interested in modern folders.
     
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    Cold Steel are a good brand and not so over priced. Case in point would be the Ak-47, it uses Japanese AUS-8A Stainless steel, 7.6 oz, 3" 1/2 in blade and cool looking or a bigger one (And my fave) the Cold Steel "Spartan" 4" 1/2 blade, Japanese AUS 8A Stainless steel and freeking cool looking. If you want something bigger and maybe a tiny bit out of your price bracket the Cold Steel "Rahja 2" HUGE 6" blade folder, 13oz, AUS8 Stainless Steel and just savage. Doesnt fit into a pocket but a great blade choice.
    All in all I would go for the Spartan. But thats just me. ;)
     
  25. md7

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    well,

    i took stock of what i have and what i feel is lacking. i noticed that i have 2 relatively new folders with a pocket clip, 2 SAKS, 2 fixed blades, 2 "traditional" styled locking folders, and 1 slip joint. taking a few suggestions that you guys have made, i decided to get a mini trapper with amber bone handle. that is what i set out to get, but thats not what came home.

    got to the store, went to the Case display, and they had full size trappers in amberbone (already got), and the really tiny trappers (not what i want right now). so my attention turned to a blue bone mini trapper, and red boned medium stockman. after handling both, i decided to go with the stockman. had they had a amberbone mini trapper, thats what i would have gone with. im sorta glad they didn't because i would never have given this little gem a chance.

    red boned medium stockman. rides well in the pocket, and came sharp as a razor. and i even like the color.

    thanks for the input. and hso, i think the next one will be the buck 112.
     
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