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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2017, 11:40:29 PM »
Another vote for the Kershaws...any of the "Flippers" with the spring assist. I have the somewhat heavy "Filter" stainless model. Love it. But I always have an Opinel or two around as well. They are literally razors!

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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2017, 07:51:37 AM »
I just ordered one of the Opinels- the #8 carbon steel.  They look good, and based on the reviews and price point I figure I should check one out...
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« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2017, 11:11:17 AM »
I just ordered one of the Opinels- the #8 carbon steel.  They look good, and based on the reviews and price point I figure I should check one out...

Ha! Me too (satin stainless).
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« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2017, 02:37:39 PM »
Ha - me too too.

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« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2017, 09:13:32 AM »
Interested to hear what all of you think of your Opinels when you get them.

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« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2017, 09:15:50 AM »
Interested to hear what all of you think of your Opinels when you get them.

I've had one. It feels flimsy but it's a good sharp blade. Not the first knife you reach for but very handy to have on your desk or in a glovebox.
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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2017, 10:24:04 AM »
I got a new Case for Xmas that I love! <3

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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2017, 02:07:38 PM »

My dad had a couple of those swoopy designs. Never did understand their purpose.

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« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2017, 07:24:24 PM »
Interested to hear what all of you think of your Opinels when you get them.

I've had one. It feels flimsy but it's a good sharp blade. Not the first knife you reach for but very handy to have on your desk or in a glovebox.

I ways found them to be very utilitarian.

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« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2017, 08:10:07 PM »
Interested to hear what all of you think of your Opinels when you get them.

I've had one. It feels flimsy but it's a good sharp blade. Not the first knife you reach for but very handy to have on your desk or in a glovebox.

I ways found them to be very utilitarian.

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« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2017, 08:57:26 PM »
Interested to hear what all of you think of your Opinels when you get them.

Mine came today.  Very sharp out of the box, and my locking ring works perfectly (not too tight as I have seen).  For the price, I'm impressed.  I think it's going to join my motorcycle camping kit (I already have lots of knives)- it would be a great meat slicer/cooking prep tool.  A little large for my EDC- I already carry the Leatherman Freestyle every day, and that perfectly meets all my needs (I don't need a big blade). 

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« Reply #61 on: April 13, 2017, 07:20:02 PM »
I lost my pocket knife I carried for ~18 years and have been looking to replace it for a while.

What to get?

For Christmas I received 2 $100 gift cards - so I went through this thread and bought 4 of the recommendations - been carrying 1 every week. 

Reviews to follow shortly :)

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Kershaw Own it 4 piece set
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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #62 on: April 13, 2017, 07:37:29 PM »
Opinel is the coarsest of those listed.  Not bad but not sophisticated.

Kershaw is a nice knife and that looks like the best deal to me.

I have a Spyderco Tenacious and it's an excellent knife too

I don't know the Boker, but it's also a great brand, although the blade is skinnier than I like.

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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2017, 12:31:09 PM »
If you want something beautiful and highly sharpenable then I love Damascus folders.

If you want something more durable and tollerant of punishment then I've been pleased with my open-assist tanto from Benchmade AFO II (154CM steel). Had it for some time and remain pleased with it. It's a bruiser though and wouldn't have been as appropriate for my dress slacks when I was working.

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« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2017, 02:16:44 PM »

I have a Spyderco Tenacious and it's an excellent knife too


Out of all the knives in the drawer, this is the one that is always in my pocket. It's under 50 bucks so if I lose it or do something extreme with it (snap) I won't mind as much as if it happened to a much more expensive one.
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« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2017, 03:02:00 PM »
Pics or it didn't happen.

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« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2017, 03:15:45 PM »
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« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2017, 03:46:45 PM »
If you want something beautiful and highly sharpenable then I love Damascus folders.

If you want something more durable and tollerant of punishment then I've been pleased with my open-assist tanto from Benchmade AFO II (154CM steel). Had it for some time and remain pleased with it. It's a bruiser though and wouldn't have been as appropriate for my dress slacks when I was working.

Can you recommend a a good damascus folding?
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« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2017, 06:47:58 PM »
DNA's thought on the recent purchases after a few weeks of use.

The knife I lost was the most perfect knife for me - a MicroTech MiniScom in Green anodized Aluminum made in 98 or 99.  It was super light, had a large blade to handle ratio, was extremely sharp and they had fantastic customer service whenever I had issues.  I sent it back 1 or 2 times over the years for service and they were great.  The old one has a basic blade - no serrations no Tanto.

If I could find one for a decent price I'd replace it - but I can't and Yes - I called adn emailed them asking.

I'd like to say I  lost it in the neck of a criminal who ran off with it sticking out and raining blood after I defended my family in nasty street altercation - but in reality I left in a drawer someplace while moving.


Web photo - the green one was similar.
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Since I am a form follows function type of guy what exactly do i use a knife for every day?  I work in an office - wear dress slacks, am frequently on planes (the green one flew with me many times pre-911 as the colorful green was so non- threatening they always let it though - not so much recently).

Having paid attention - the most common use is cutting plastic zip ties and opening the stupid plastic packaging on toys and such.  Why is everything plastic sealed and hard to open? I open a lot of mail, cut down boxes and occasionally cut fruit - but that makes the hinges sticky so now i mostly restrict that to orange peals, carve sticks and such with the boy and pry stuff open as needed.

As you can see - I'm the real deal mall ninja hero - mess with me and hear from my lawyer.

So - onto my thoughts:

Opine #6 and #8 (in Walnut for the $2 upgrade..)
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Good: Love it!  Lots of super cool history - lots of colors and very inexpensive.  2 min with the wet stone and sharp enough to shave arm hair. Bought the No6 and it was too small - so gave to wife and got the No8.  Very light in the pocket, wood feels great in the hand, locking ring is primitive but functional.

After cheese, wine and impressionist art one of the best things to come out of France ever.

Bad: Not sophisticated - needs 2 hands to open so you can't flick it open and look all bad ass.  It will never intimidate a thief - and Germans will... just best not to go there.

DNA says: 4.5/5 plastic packaged stars.

RetroCool: Very High
TactiCool - Very Low   
The Wood feels awesome in the hand and reportedly it floats :)



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Can you recommend a a good damascus folding?


Not by brand. You have to shop to find one you love.

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« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2018, 10:35:41 AM »
Just got this in my recent gift card shopping spree.  So far, so good.  Just in time as my $3 orange thing I'd been carrying finally bit the dust.  This one is nice and sharp and new.  I like the assist.  Really good pocket clip which has become one of the more important qualities in a knife for me.

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« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2018, 11:05:10 AM »
My Kershaw Volt II came up missing a while back and it's been superseded by several since.  Current iteration is a Kershaw 1304BW assisted opening for EDC.  I still have a Snap On knife floating around the house somewhere.  It held an edge real nice in a work environment.  I'm wanting a Buck fixed blade boot knife for concealed carry eventually.
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« Reply #74 on: July 23, 2018, 03:50:42 PM »
I pride myself on a sharp EDC, and I paid for it yesterday opening up a blister pack of chinesium hardware for the wifes new work chair. Bumped inside my thumb knuckle and then proceeded to drip blood from one end of the house to the other looking for direct pressure...  :bigok: <---only one thumb though :facepalm:

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« Reply #75 on: July 23, 2018, 09:28:37 PM »
I pride myself on a sharp EDC, and I paid for it yesterday opening up a blister pack of chinesium hardware for the wifes new work chair. Bumped inside my thumb knuckle and then proceeded to drip blood from one end of the house to the other looking for direct pressure...  :bigok: <---only one thumb though :facepalm:

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« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2018, 09:35:30 PM »
I and the kids were out for breakfast a few weeks back, and my daughter wanted to hit a nearby antique store.  Not a pocketknife, but I picked up this old Western 8" fillet knife for $18 IIRC.  It had a utility edge on it- once I re-profiled it to a fillet knife it seems to do the job very well.  I filleted out a few drum with it w couple weeks ago and it worked as well as any of my other fillet knives- plus it had a cool factor.

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« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2018, 07:47:12 AM »
I pride myself on a sharp EDC, and I paid for it yesterday opening up a blister pack of chinesium hardware for the wifes new work chair. Bumped inside my thumb knuckle and then proceeded to drip blood from one end of the house to the other looking for direct pressure...  :bigok: <---only one thumb though :facepalm:

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 :lol:  I'm the same way- a sharp knife is a safe knife- until you aren't paying attention for a half a second.

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« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2018, 01:08:27 PM »
A few. I have to hunt down my small, Damascus "executive folder" (smallish with MoP scales).

Benchmade work knife
Damascus folder (I likes me some damascus)

And honorable mention

Custom made Damascus "boot knife". The smith made his own Damascus instead of buying blanks.
KBAR USMC camp/hunting knife.
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« Reply #79 on: July 24, 2018, 06:01:36 PM »
Always have one of these around.  Just handy I tell you. 

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« Reply #80 on: July 24, 2018, 06:19:57 PM »
Used to carry a Kershaw Ken Onion, but it doesn't hold an edge worth a damn.

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« Reply #81 on: January 02, 2020, 08:56:25 AM »
Bump!   :lol:


While I was out on the van walkabout, much to my dismay the small Snap On flipper fell apart in my hand.  Two screws failed catastrophically and were lost in the dirt.  Back to my favorite knife store for an intense shopping session.


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« Reply #82 on: January 02, 2020, 09:09:44 AM »
Swapped my daily carry from the Benchmade above for a Mini Reflex II that isn't so bulky in walkin' around pants.

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« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2020, 09:25:58 AM »
Still carrying the Spyderco Tenacious as my EDC.

It's reliable and beatable.
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« Reply #84 on: January 02, 2020, 02:17:43 PM »
This has been my EDC for quite a while.  Love it. 

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« Reply #85 on: January 05, 2020, 02:59:11 PM »
The Freestyle continues to be my EDC.
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« Reply #86 on: January 06, 2020, 08:38:20 AM »
The friendly officer at the ...gate this morning pointed out that my knife was bigger than the allowed 2.5" blade.  Then he said "but I don't care.  Every man should have a good knife on him." 
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« Reply #87 on: January 06, 2020, 09:22:19 AM »
The friendly officer at the ...gate this morning pointed out that my knife was bigger than the allowed 2.5" blade.  Then he said "but I don't care.  Every man should have a good knife on him."

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« Reply #88 on: January 07, 2020, 08:12:54 AM »
the swiss army is always in my pocket:  https://www.swissknifeshop.com/collections/medium-swiss-army-knives-by-victorinox/products/spartan-swiss-army-knife

you may laugh but that corksrew has saved more than one party ;)

then one of these is always nearby for heavier needs:

https://www.gerbergear.com/en-us/activity/everyday/everyday-collection/instant-30-000752

https://www.crkt.com/endorser.html

https://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/dividend

not really sure which one I like best? The CRKT is the nicest looking and smoothest operating, the kershaw is the easiest opening (one handed) but the Gerber feels the most solid of the three.
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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #89 on: January 07, 2020, 08:29:38 AM »
I carried the little swiss army knife for years.  But the stupid little toothpick either disappeared, or got jammed in the knife for eternity.

These days I EDC a Kershaw Onion.

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« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2020, 01:32:27 PM »
The new Kershaw flipper came yesterday.  The flipper is really weak, as in it doesn’t open it all the way.  At $20, I doubt I’ll send it back, but disappointed in the knife.
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« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2020, 01:38:03 PM »
My Kershaw Volt II came up missing a while back and it's been superseded by several since.  Current iteration is a Kershaw 1304BW assisted opening for EDC.  I still have a Snap On knife floating around the house somewhere.  It held an edge real nice in a work environment.  I'm wanting a Buck fixed blade boot knife for concealed carry eventually.


Was just reading back thru the thread and realized I posted this.  A customer came in a month after I misplaced it and handed it to me.  I left it in his jet ski accessories tray.  I thanked him for his honesty and went a little overboard with free stuff on his next service.
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« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2020, 06:20:13 PM »
Just bought a Benchmade Infidel out the front automatic knife. I've always wanted one, but didn't want to spend the money. I came across a really good deal on GovX a couple of months ago and bought one. I still feel guilty after spending that much on a knife I rarely carry.

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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #93 on: January 09, 2020, 01:50:08 PM »
feeling a whole lot better about my 75 dollar SOG purchase now.  thanks.
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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2020, 01:16:17 PM »
This has been my EDC for quite a while.  Love it. 

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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2020, 01:29:18 PM »
Best bang for the buck and falls into what I call a 'sod buster' knife is the Imperial Schrade IMP22Y. I especially like large sod buster knives with good blades and robust handling. This is a super inexpensive new old stock knife from the 90s, priced waaaaay under original retail (accounting for inflation) And while it’s not perhaps equal to Case, it’s still a high quality knife. $8 delivered with yellow handle, $9 for the black handle.

That’s the IMP-22L (L for long). There are smaller versions as well (IMP-22, without the L), and yellow versions of both sizes too. Even if you don’t EDC a knife, it’s nice to have a blade like this in your camping or cooking kit, or even just in your tool roll. High quality stainless and the edge seems to stay sharp forever.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035ELWT6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://smile.amazon.com/Imperial-Schrade-IMP22L-Folding-Pocket/dp/B0037SQYG6/ref=pd_bxgy_200_img_3/144-0216555-4154505?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0037SQYG6&pd_rd_r=aeb6c54f-41c5-4045-b936-50d461a45662&pd_rd_w=NX0Jz&pd_rd_wg=FfXTS&pf_rd_p=09627863-9889-4290-b90a-5e9f86682449&pf_rd_r=N3TYGW2KPGHR781Q6R7T&psc=1&refRID=N3TYGW2KPGHR781Q6R7T

Smaller variant:
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Second on is a Svord Mini Peasant Orange Fold Knife, Swedish high carbon tool steel blade. These were known as the poor man's knife in NZ. Bothof these knives take a wicked edge when sharpening and are damn tough. $22 tyd

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Re: Pocket knives?
« Reply #96 on: February 05, 2020, 06:10:04 PM »
I had a nice Kershaw that was in the sidecase of a bike I bought in 2010. I carried it in my pocket nearly everyday until last year. I left it on my desk at work and the next morning it was gone. Of course, no one knew anything. :(

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« Reply #97 on: February 05, 2020, 06:14:35 PM »
I’ll be hunting my next one in person.  I’m touchy-feely like that after my last online shopping screwup.
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« Reply #98 on: February 05, 2020, 11:19:33 PM »
I've got a box full of pocket knives I've collected over the years. Found the Buck 347 several years ago. I've gotten several others since, but the 347 is the one that stays in my pocket, and I've bought a spare one too.

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