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Whats your EDC knife?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Spike_akers, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. backbencher

    backbencher Member

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    Leatherman MUT. Downrange? Leatherman MUT and Ontario SP6. In town? Leatherman MUT & either Tanto mini-KaBar or a S&W Tanto boot knife.
     
  2. Gottahaveone

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    Benchmade 2550 Mini-Reflex. I prefer the plain edge vs the serrated. It opens incredibly fast and like all Benchmade knives that I've ever seen, the quality is top notch.

    If I'm traveling somewhere that's less reasonable with their knife laws than SC, I carry a SOG Twitch II......
     

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  3. Ray P

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    Business casual days: Hanwei Rock Creek Japanese folder with stag handles.
    Grunt work day: CRKT M16 or folding box cutter from Lowes.
    Day in the field: either a Colonial or a Kabar repro Navy Mark I.
    Hunting: Dixie Gun Works Skinning blade with a hilt and sheath I made back in the Subase Machine Shop (Shop 31F) NLON CT back in the early 80s.

    Did I mention the SOG Pow'rplier? That is my true everyday carry; no matter which knife I have, I always have my first Gen Mini pow'rplier.
     
  4. Manny

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    A Benchmade 555 that I feel naked without. Also a bitty Victorinox SAK for the toothpick, tweezers & scissors.
     
  5. DNS

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    I swapped my primary from a Kershaw Chill to a Spyderco Tenacious just to rotate.

    My actual pocket knife for this month has been a Buck Mini-Buck.
     
  6. Murcielago

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    Böker Stockman.
     
  7. Pete D.

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    EDC.....two. A Leatherman Wave and a Kershaw Ken Onion Leek folder.

    Pete
     
  8. dayhiker

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    My "always" knife, a Vic Hiker, and for the last week or so a ZT 0550 that I just got.

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    Well the SAK for the tools mostly, as well it is people friendly and not seen as a weapon in public. A very use full knife to have. The ZT I am loving for its size, strength, design, blade geometry,and materials.

    I always wanted to try a quality Ti/G10 frame lock ,and the flat ground S35VN blade cuts better than it should for its spine thickness. Even though it isn't a full flat grind.

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    For outdoors use it is hands down my F1

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    It has done everything I have needed it to for quite a few years. Fits my hand perfect, slices well enough, makes kindling,does fine work, and holds a great edge.
     
  9. Shanghai McCoy

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    Since 1984 I have carried a Victronix Swiss Army knife. Bought it in Bermuda as I recall... It's like the Tinker model but has a corkscrew. (Which still get used occasionally...) This one goes in my pocket every day no matter where I am going.
    I also clip one of my lockbacks, usually a Gerber, along with it.
     
  10. lobo9er

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    Paraframe got bit of gruff, just had to pick it up and say I would bet my Paraframe Mini has seen more hard use than some of the flashier EDC's here. Just say'n.

    Also nice pics! And anyone regularly carry a marlin spike?
     
  11. JShirley

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    A lot of the problem with my mini para was that it was too light to stay securely clipped to my pocket. I've had the same problem with a very light Spyderco.
     
  12. toiville2feathers

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    My carry knife is one that I have carried for over 50 years and its a Barlow. Its got a bone handle and the nickel plating on the bolster is worn down to the brass. The blade is worn but it still holds a good edge for a good amount of time. I've never lost it and I think that is because I never let anyone borrow it or use it.
     
  13. Tony_the_tiger

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    Benchmade 943 (pictured) or Benchmade 710 in the cities.

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    Bark River Bravo 1.5 or Esee Junglas (pictured) in the wild.

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  14. Spike_akers

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    i put mine through alot. if i spend 100+ on a knife, you better believe im going to use it. the only thing i dont do with it is pry on stuff. no need to carelessly break a tip. so far its held up beautifully. better than my paraframe did.
     
  15. shootniron

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    Spyderco Enduro
     
  16. Zeke/PA

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    I own a lot of knives but for daily use I've come to like the Opinels for daily chores.
    I prefer the Carbon Steel and my daily carry is a #10, RAZOR sharp of course!
     
  17. Spike_akers

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    Here's the nimravus, I love this knife.
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    Edit: sorry about the massive size, fixed.
     
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    I've been carrying this off and on since I was around eight years old - going on around ~20 years now. I have no clue who made it, or who gave it to me. All I know is I've lost this thing more times than I can count, sometimes for over a year at a time, and it's always come back to me. It's a real pain to sharpen it, but it's built like a tank. I'll give it to my son someday, just because.

    I decided it's time to put it away for safe-keeping, more a case of sentiment and memorabilia than anything else. I bought a Spyderco Delica4 late last week. I know it will be a great EDC. Hoping it will arrive in the mail tomorrow. Can't wait. :)
     

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  19. kozak6

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    I like Swiss Army knives.

    As far as knives go, they are relatively people friendly. They tend to be affordable. And, they give you options.

    Ever needed to poke or drill a hole in something, or just scratch it? The awl is perfect, and lets you do so more safely and with more control than with a knife blade.

    The bottle opener is quite effective for its intended purpose. It's not the best screwdriver since it tends to booger screws and might fold up on you, but it's better than nothing. It's also a decent scraper, and can be used for prying.

    Opening a bottle of wine is a super cool party trick. And the corkscrew holds an eyeglass screwdriver. It beats the hell out of snapping the tip off the blade trying to tighten eyeglass screws.

    The can opener isn't bad, but is unnecessary if you stick a P38 on your keys or in your wallet. The Victorinox style opener is allegedly good for Philips head screws, but I haven't tried it yet since I like Wenger better.

    Tweezers are useful. I pulled a splinter out the other week. The toothpick is silly, but safer than using the blade.

    Scissors are useful, and offer more precision than the blade.

    I like the woodsaw. It's a fair bread knife, but I don't have many opportunities to use it on wood.

    The fingernail file is silly and not terribly useful.

    The Philips head screwdriver is self explanatory.

    Also, the actual knife part is quite good. It's a fairly modest steel, but good for the price. It requires serious abuse and neglect to rust it. It won't hold an edge as long as the latest super steels, but it holds an edge long enough for me and it sharpens easily. Also, a thin flat ground blade simply cuts better.
     
  20. hariph creek

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    Always have a SAK, Victorinox tourist, to be specific. Basically a slightly smaller Spartan.
    It's generally PC, as mentioned above. I like having the "tools" available. No they're not really "tools," more like quality of life implements; bottle opener, can opener, corkscrew (mini eyeglass screw driver in corkscrew), tooth pick, tweezers (push pin under corkscrew really complements the tweezers), awl, and last but not least a couple blades that won't scare the natives. I would trade the awl for a Phillips screw driver, though, if I could.

    Also 99% of the time I've got my work knife. A Spyderco Salt 1, full Spyderedge. Great hard use work knife. So far the H-1 steel is working out great. I've always thought the Spyderco's looked odd. Until I handled one.
    The Salt-1 replaced my Cold Steel Voyager, first gen, I carried for...maybe 15 years? It was also fully serrated but, the clip screws finally stripped out.

    For just bumming around and enjoying a little whittling. I have a Scagel #12, made by Northwoods. The sheepsfoot blade in carbon steel is fantastic. It also has a clip point blade, I occasionally use. I like carbon steel slip-joints.
    I've been thinking on a Opinel in "Carbone" as a bumming around knife. Maybe reprofiling it to a sheepsfoot? I got one for my son, a while back, impressive package for the money. Then he lost it, on a hike. I like the idea of a sturdy, safe, cheap working knife. Especially if use, abuse and loss don't make me cringe!


    Edit: Many places my job takes me have stupid laws that make fixed blade, of any length, illegal.
    If not for that, I'd have a Bark River Tusker (carbon steel with natural canvas Micarta scales). This would be my "dream" work/bumming around knife.
     
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  21. TimboKhan

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    I kind of rotate through my knives, but my most commonly carried are my Spyderco Manix, my Kershaw Blur and my Spyderco kiwi.
     
  22. Okiegunner

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    Usually an Emerson/Protech CQC-7.

    Here lately though I have been rotating some less expensive knives for edc. A "Byrd" Cara Cara 2, an Ontario Rat-1 and a Benchmade (Red Line) Vex.
     
  23. Big_John1961

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    Lately is been a large CRK Sebenza 21:

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    Can't seem to get her out of my pocket since I got her about a month ago. :cool:
     
  24. Big_John1961

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    Cool blade.
     
  25. Big_John1961

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    Throw it up there, I'll read it. The Torrent is one of Benchmade's nicer models.
     
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