Who carries a utility (box) knife?

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  1. frogfurr

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    I have some nice knives designated for dressing game. And a couple of nice kitchen knives. These are expensive knives. Money well spent.

    For day to day I carry a box knife in my pocket. It cuts wire, nylon, rope, boxes, baling twine, used for prying, and taking out my frustration on hard to open packages.

    I have (3) of these. The third came yesterday. Along with Stanley FatMax blades this is a priceless tool to me.

    https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Utility-Klein-Tools-44131/dp/B00A9GGGYY/ref=asc_df_B00A9GGGYY/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309807921328&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10535432508501522212&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016421&hvtargid=pla-434468167665&psc=1
     
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    Civivi makes a really cool box knife. You can even get Damascus blades for it!
     
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    I carry a Stanley model 99 in a Specter Gear magazine carrier when I’m toodling around the house doing chores on the weekend. It used to live in my back pocket, but the blade end wore a hole in it. During the week, I wear my Buck 110 to work in an open top scabbard.
     
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    Off-on I carry this but find it requires two hands to open because it is so stiff. That Klein looks good. How is the action on that to open/close?

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    I carry a Swiss army knife. The utility knives i use for cutting cardboard for targets.:p
     
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  7. John Joseph

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    Stanley 199 for me. I gave up on the retractable 99 after slicing my hand open too many times reaching into a tool box
     
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    I carried that extensively for a couple few years. Office work friendly. I took off the clip one of them to be more pocket friendly.

    It's been through airports several times too.
     
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    Every working day, brother.
    Cutting, scraping, everything.....I dont hold back on this one. Usually just replace the blade when it gets really dulled, but they actually take a nice edge when sharpened. 16363390947612002083999692062317.jpg
    I also carry a leatherman wave at work, but this old Gerber gets the bulk of the cutting , and all the abuse. I even have a spare! 16363394017644844040798733915349.jpg
     
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    Here's a pretty handy and extremely compact utility knife that takes standard blades.

    https://screwpoptool.com/screwpop-rons-utility-knife-2

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    The blade locks in place when extended and is held in place while closed by a strong magnet. It works very well but it is very small so getting a real grip on it for heavy work just isn't going to happen.
     
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    Buck 110 or Swiss army, on dress up day a case Texas Toothpick.
     
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    I carry this same knife. Small but still big enough to get a good grip on.

    I have thought about getting one of the knifes that take disposable scalpel blades. A couple of the scalpel blade holders have come out that have one handed assisted opening which I really miss in my box knife.
     
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    The Gerber can double as a money clip too.
     
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    No, that would mean that I would be carrying three knives.
    I'd feel silly... .
     
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    Only if I have my nail apron on. I have a Stanley No 199 in there but otherwise it's a multi-tool and maybe a locking folder to go with.
     
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    IMHO, the Stanley 199 has to be one of the most elegant looking of utility knives
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    My son-n-law found a utility knife while crawling in the space above a store. Later he replaced it with one of these. After him praising the utility of it I bought one. That was some years ago, I still carry it daily. It’s always sharp and does everything I ask of it. b5eced4b2b3cda316488ccf0ebea02e7-large.jpg
     
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    :thumbup: Simple, robust, and feels good in the hand. Not much more you can ask from a utility knife.
     
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    I might say that all my knives are utility knives, since opening boxes is what they mostly do, regardless of whether it was a $0.50 box cutter or a $550 Hinderer LOL.

    It also occurs to me that most of the boxes they open contain other knives.

    Maybe I have a problem.

    Nah.
     
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    I have carried one for years, it a Husky i don't think you could fine anything more handy !!!
     
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    I found one while I was working in an attic about 10 or so years ago. It was a Husky or Kobalt model if memory serves, and it was a great little work tool for opening boxes and cutting/scraping jobs. The last place I saw it was in my truck toolbox, but that stuff is all in a bunch of grocery bags in the garage due to me selling the truck. I will have to dig it out and replace the blade and use it again.
     
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    No. I carry a Victorinox German solder knife.(modern version). But I have a Sears Craftsman like in the pic. I took it from a abusive boyfriend my daughter had. He threatened her with it and slashed tires. I have it now and am lucky to not be in jail.
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    I use one at work all the time.

    I don’t like the Klein auto loading because it’s so thick and heavy. Milwaukee makes a nice light one that I’ll probably try next. The other guys seem to like Stanley or husky.
     
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    I don't carry one on me any more, but I have nice folding cutters with lock blades in my shed, garage, and range box. I learned the value of these things when I was a CQB/shoot house instructor, when I always needed to cut things like cardboard and paper targets, 550 cord, zip ties, open copenhagen cans, etc. without using my "good" knife and turning it into a letter opener every day. I kept my box cutter in one of the pistol mag pouches on the chest of my body armor, since I didn't need to carry mags as an instructor in the shoot house.
     
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