Whats your EDC knife?

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Jan 22, 2013
Richmond VA
so as an avid hunter, mechanic, adventurer, and minimalist, i've always appreciated a good quality knife. and my father and myself have decided we would like to attempt to make knives. i cant remember a day (outside of a few instances where i had to go to court) since i was 7 that i havent had a knife either on my belt or in my pocket. and i would really like to know what other people are carrying, and why they chose to carry it. what functions of the knife do you like? which ones dont you like, and what chores and or purposes do you feel your knife is better suited for and why.

i've always carried a combo edge. i've found them to be the most universal, and when i used to carry a plain edge i found that i only used the belly in most situations. also the serrations make a nice saw for either nylon ropes, or small branches when im hunting, or working, and that is the reason i chose to carry these. what are your opinions? plain, serrated, combo?

i currently carry a Benchmade Nimravus, my favorite knife i believe ive ever owned. in situations where i cant have a fixed blade, i carry a Benchmade (yeah im a bit of a fan boy) Torrent both with combo edge.

feel free to post pictures, i'd love to see them, and in fact encourage it. there is never a wrong time to show of a good knife. ill post pictures of my knives as soon as i can find my camera.
Here's my new defense knife. Esee Izula! I love it! Also carry a Kershaw on my pocket.

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A lot of my EDCs are here. I carry the first knife, the prototype Daily Kiri EC, most of the time. The blade is big enough for most tasks, and the triangle point allows fine work. The third knife shown is another prototype I'm testing.

If I was in the woods, I'd want a larger blade, something with some belly if I might want to clean game.

Kershaw. 3.5" closed, 6" open. It fits perfectly in the little "watch" pocket on jeans.
Does everything I need it to do.
Lets see.

Since in the last 25-30 years?
KY-BAR plain edge.
Spyderco Delica combo edge.
Spyderco Endura combo edge.
Benchmade Mel Pardue Auto plain edge.
Benchmade Tanto of some kind?? (Worthless due to the Tanto blade design)
Benchmade Mini-AFCK combo edge.
Spyderco Delica full serrated edge.
Benchmade AFCK combo edge.
CRKT M16 combo edge.
Spyderco Rescue full serrated edge.
Benchmade 710 McHenry & Williams plain edge.
Kershaw Leek Assisted opener CMP-D2 combo plain edge.

Note: None of these knives were replaced due to wear or breakage.
They are area all as serviceable today as they were when I bought them new.
They were replaced because I wanted another new & different knife.

I carry the Kershaw Leek right now.
(When I am not carrying a Benchmade AFCK or 710 Axis-Lock)
I like the assisted opener feature.
I don't like the nearly impossible to sharpen D2 edge blade.

But the knife I have never ever been without is a Victorinox Officer SAK.
It's been in my pocket 24/7 for the last 40+ years.
And it's still going strong as ever doing anything it is called upon to do!

Been carrying a paraframe mini everyday for awhile now. Small and light and like 8 bucks. Holds a decent edge and sharpens easily.
Best $50 I ever spent on a knife. Turned a little brown but no pitting. I keep a light smear of a non toxic grease on it. When I need a knife, there it is.
Benchmade Mini-Barage. I don't like the combo edge, as I prefer a plain edge. But everything else about this knife is great so I put up with it. I like the assisted opening, and the Axis lock.

Kabar TDI, the small one with a plain edge. I stripped the epoxy finish off mine, and made micarta scales for it.

This is a stock photo. Mine has a clip and looks slightly different. Have carried a similar Spider Delica for years, initially with a plastic handle and in SS for a long time since.
This is the one I'm currently daily carrying. 1/8" S35VN with green/black G10 scales. One of my prototype "Sam-to"s :)




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lobo9er said:
Been carrying a paraframe mini everyday for awhile now. Small and light and like 8 bucks. Holds a decent edge and sharpens easily.

That's what I carry too. Found mine on Amazon for $8 or $9 - couldn't pass it up. Very discrete to carry.

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yep its tiny. I torqued the frame a bit on mine using the blade to loosen the gas cap on my chainsaw over the summer. now my blade has a wee bit of play, but it was 8 bucks at awl mart and it still functions fine. I will not hesitate to buy another when the time comes.

Work knife is a Boy Scout pattern by Keen Kutter, carried in an A.G. Russell pouch. Home knife is a Blind Horse Knives Lil' MUK in O1 and micarta.
i used to carry a full size paraframe.. its really not a bad knife. i had trouble with it holding an edge. but it wasnt a bad knife.
my EDC work knife is a large sized Benchmade Ascent (discontinued model) in combo edge. I work on the water (mostly in Everglades National Park) so I need a blade for a variety of uses, including rope cutting when I may only have one hand (and one chance) to get free of a net or other nasty trap...
This for the last 4 weeks. It`s gonna stay.
Its a meyerco. Got it off eBay for 20$ with sheath.


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I bought a little Paraframe, found it barely usable, and gave it away within days.
I bought a little Paraframe, found it barely usable, and gave it away within days.
My 8-year-old has one and it fits him fine.

I used to carry the larger one. Got a Kershaw and liked it better. Now a Spyderco.
I always have my little Laguiole (T12 blade gets scary sharp) in my pocket but have my Benchmade 710 in my jacket too. Or I put the 710 in my pocket when I am at the ranch working cows or up in the woods.

The 710 is a little tough to sharpen, but i have taken to giving it a "dressing up" the night after i use it. Give me something to do sitting 'round the fire.

For fixed blades I really like my Ka-Bar. Seems to handle everything I could need.

Edit: You gotta have a Leatherman if you don't have one! They are SUPER useful.
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I currently carry an Emmerson. Nice knife with a great blade - but very expensive. I like the pix above from Gordon and Sam. Those small knives are the way to go ... I think. I'm a big believer that the "best" knife is the one that you've got on your person. Can you guys identify the brands for those knives??

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