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Old April 20, 2012, 06:40   #1
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Everyday Carry Kinves- What's yours?

What are you guys carrying for knives these days?

I have a selection to choose from (not counting the fixed blades):

Colt AR-15K- have had it for probably fifteen years and a good deal of the finish is gone, but the blade is still plenty sharp after a hell of a lot of use.
S&W Baby SWAT
Opinel No. 8 with olivewood handle
Douk Douk (large and small)
Various Swiss Army (Victorinox): Tinker, Recruit, some china-made copy of the Huntsman that my late dad carried once in a while, and a few others

I prefer the Opinel the best. Solid and classy, with a blade that will take a very nice edge.
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Old April 20, 2012, 09:58   #2
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I have two regular carry knives, depending on my wardrobe. I have a Puma lockblade and a smaller Buck folder that locks as well. Both take and keep a good sharp edge.
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Old April 20, 2012, 10:22   #3
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Cold Steel Scimitar and the little Victorinox on a key ring. EK Bowie in my get home bag.
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Old April 20, 2012, 13:17   #4
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Old April 20, 2012, 13:26   #5
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One coat has a Gerber Gator in the pocket and the other coat has a Gerber Paraframe. A Kabar folder is always in my jeans. They were gifts over the years and decent enough knives. I just ordered a SOG Flash II in spite of having the combo blade. I think the CRKT Carson will be next.
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An 84 mm Victorinox (like a Recruit).....and a lock blade (if I'm going somewhere).
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Old April 20, 2012, 14:27   #7
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Kershaw Blur - assisted opening, super fast.

Blems (can't figure out why, and I have a few) without boxes are available for $35 with free shipping from http://www.kershawguy.com/

Sandvik 14C28N steel, made in USA, nice and flat/low visability when clipped to dark color pants. Does not look "scary." Good grip.

Also a fan of CRKT M-18s (similar to the M16). Non assisted, but will generally open almost as fast if you hit the stud on the non-blade part of the handle. With a little flip of the writst, it is just as fast/sure with a one hand opening as an assisted. Does not look "scary." Good grip. Manual back-up device for the liner lock (zero chance of it closing on you by mistake when engaged, near zero otherwise).
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Old April 20, 2012, 15:25   #8
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Benchmade 707 Sequel for work and non-friendly states. It has a 2.9" blade.
CRKT Ripple would be second favorite. It has a 3 1/8" blade.

Outside of work and in home territory, it is usually a Spyderco of some sort.
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Old April 20, 2012, 15:33   #9
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I don't carry my "EDC" in my pocket actually.

I have a knock-off mini Swiss-Army knife with scissors, toothpick, fingernail file, and knife blade on my key ring. It pretty much goes everywhere with me except places with metal detectors. The scissors and the knife blade and the fingernail file see lots of use. The tweezers are pretty much useless. I think I've tried to use them about 100 times, and failed each time. Somebody mentioned that the tweezers were actually a roachclip. I had to google that. The toothpick, I keep losing it, and then I keep finding it in weird places. In fact, I've even lost the knife a few times, only to find it in some weird place. I even found it in the road once. Shitty knives cannot be lost.



I carry an old Leatherman in the door-pouch of my car.
This is the one that the sharp edge folded up on my fingers at Camp Perry back in 1990-something, yet did not cut me.

The file probably sees the most use.
I sometimes prop my foot up against the outboard-mirror while I'm stuck at red lights, and I use the file to knock some of the burrs off my crusty toenails and callouses



In the other door pouch, I keep this crappy Chinese "Eddie Bauer" multitool that my in-laws gave me for Christmas one year. Its been in the door pocket for years, so I reckon its an EDC. They always give me junk like this, and never give me coupons for lap dances at the titty-bar, or anything I can really use.



When I'm at the range, I also have a broken Buck multitool (both knife blades still work) in my backpack.



Sometimes when I go for a walk, I carry a $13 Chinese Ka-Bar liner-lock folder.
Its pretty bad-ass, but would make a lousy jack-handle.
Which seems to be the purported standard for an EDC folder for "operations."
Here it is, posing with my other go-for-a-walk thing.



I've got a drawer full of bayonets at the house.
Remember when these were $3.99?
I got a dozen or so of them for free because the blades had nicks on them like somebody had been using them for sword-fighting.
Nothing 15 minutes with a chain-saw file couldn't erase.



Its just not practical for me to lug some big-ass knife around in (or hanging from) my pants.



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Old April 20, 2012, 16:32   #10
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Anybody ever tried a PROTECH "Magic" ?

Small, unobtrusive, and sharper than hell!

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Sadly, I recently lost my EDC Victorinox "electrician". Hatched alum. scales worn smooth, blade a tad short from sharpening, the awl was some broke and the wire skinner was near dull; but the "screwdriver/bottle opener/ gas adjustment spanner was still intact!
Toted that thing around for 43 years Dunno that I'll get another..... No sense having a blade that I'll not get my use/$$ out of!
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Sadly, I recently lost my EDC Victorinox "electrician". Hatched alum. scales worn smooth, blade a tad short from sharpening, the awl was some broke and the wire skinner was near dull; but the "screwdriver/bottle opener/ gas adjustment spanner was still intact!
Toted that thing around for 43 years Dunno that I'll get another..... No sense having a blade that I'll not get my use/$$ out of!

I have a Victorinox Pioneer about 31 years old...great knife.

Victorinox knives are one of the few things in life that are still well made.

Got one of these Christmas 2010. It lives in my daypack.

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Old April 20, 2012, 21:49   #13
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I carry two daily. A small Swiss Army knife that has two blades, a flathead and philips screwdriver, and a can opener. I cannot tell you how useful that little knife has been. I also carry a very old school Benchmade/Elishewitz 910 Stryker


Bought it way back "in the day" but I think it still holds it's own. It even has titanium liners
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Old April 20, 2012, 23:03   #14
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Currently carry a Schrade Old Timer three bladed "jack knife"

Nope, taint tactikool by any stretch and holds an edge for about 3 minutes after sharpening for 20...........but, it goes with me EVERYWHERE
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My edc is a straightblade scrapyard 511 in kydex or a busse sus scrofa in kydex and my crappy utility s&w folder w/pocket clip
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Old April 25, 2012, 17:26   #18
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I have three on is a Buck lancer that I carry at work. The other two are a Spyderco Endura or a Kershaw OD-1. The OD-1 goes every where with me and the Spyderco is my knife that goes fishing and boating ( due to serations and cutting rope) I used to carry a blure but the OD-1 is lighter and just as quick with the leaver action.
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Old April 26, 2012, 16:31   #20
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Kershaw Blur, Made in USA

Spyderco Stainless Harpy, Made in Japan

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Either a kershaw whirlwind or benchmade infidel..
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Victorinox Scientist, long oblolete, have no Idea why they dont bring it back, I would send mine in for new scales but I am afraid it would get "lost" in the mail.
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I carry this one every day at work and also whenever away from the house. Best $25 I ever spend on a knife. YMMV. Dave


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Victorinox Scientist, long oblolete, have no Idea why they dont bring it back, I would send mine in for new scales but I am afraid it would get "lost" in the mail.
The Scientist was great! The only thing close is the Explorer.

You can get new scales from this guy I think....just need the mm length I think it's 91mm.

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My current carry knife is a Victorinox soldier. It is all of knife I need. I carried a Leatherman tool when I was working and a Victorinox tinker. I still carry my Leatherman tool. I have carried the venerable TL29 and as a kid, I always had my trusty Boy Scout knife in my pocket. Even at school. But back then, I wasn't frowned upon to have a pocket knife in my pocket. Everyone I knew carried one. I carried one version or another of the Boy Scout knife for many years.

It is too bad that foks today do not routinely carry a pocket knife.
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Werll Howdy-fugkin'-doo!!!!!!!!!!!!
Found my SAK out in the shed.. last place I used it, I s'pect.
Damn...I wuz lost w/o that thang. Almost like it is a part o'me.
Ev'ry thang else I'da carry would be a tad largish fer pocket use. Most are sorta like that beast Gary's got strapped ta his laig; but longer than they are wide! Izzat a hatchet or a knife, Gary?
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My primary work carry knife is an Emerson Commander. It gets beat to death from time to time and still works perfect and holds a great edge. Outside of work I mostly carry an Emerson CQC-11 or if dressed up an Emerson mini A-100. All these knives just flat work great for me and have taken everything I've used them for in stride.
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I carry a cheap spring assist lock blade every day at work. It has a 3.5" blade and is carried on my belt.



$12.00 on Ebay.


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Victorinox Tinker is always on me.
That's the one I was talking about. GREAT little knife. Extremely useful. Anyhow, I just received in the mail an Emerson CQC. I'll prolly keep carrying the Benchmaid and keep the gorgious Emerson in reserve.
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Victorinox Huntsman that I have had for close to 30 years(Christmas gift from grandmother when I was 7). The big blade it shorter than new from sharpening, scales look like hell, saw is slightly bent.

I have lost it many times, once monumentally, when I was cleaning the barn. Found 2 years later in the field. It had to have been spread, then plowed under and plowed back up.

Many others have come and gone.
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Microtech SOCOM Elite D/A, you can use the little thumb stud to open the blade when in mixed company, or press the button when you need it out in a hurry. It is much more difficult to open than my Spydero Military blades.

It took me six months to find an early D/A. I would have preferred a non-serrated blade, but this one was priced right, and the first D/A I had been able to find. Made January 1998.

I saw a photo of Microtech back in 1998 when I went back to school, it had a different blade design. I lusted for that knife, even called Microtech to ask about it, but since I am a law-abiding type didn't want to take the chance. Even if it is the lowliest misdemeanor (misconduct involving a weapon 5), that you can get in Alaska. I even asked a couple Troopers if they would bust someone for an auto knife. They told me they couldn't even remember hearing of anyone busted for that. I took it to mean the Troopers would just keep the kewl knife and let someone go. Still, I waited 'till I was legal.
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Microtech SOCOM Elite D/A, you can use the little thumb stud to open the blade when in mixed company, or press the button when you need it out in a hurry. It is much more difficult to open than my Spydero Military blades.

It took me six months to find an early D/A. I would have preferred a non-serrated blade, but this one was priced right, and the first D/A I had been able to find. Made January 1998.

I saw a photo of Microtech back in 1998 when I went back to school, it had a different blade design. I lusted for that knife, even called Microtech to ask about it, but since I am a law-abiding type didn't want to take the chance. Even if it is the lowliest misdemeanor (misconduct involving a weapon 5), that you can get in Alaska. I even asked a couple Troopers if they would bust someone for an auto knife. They told me they couldn't even remember hearing of anyone busted for that. I took it to mean the Troopers would just keep the kewl knife and let someone go. Still, I waited 'till I was legal.
Cool, thank you gman!
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dayly carry are 3, a benchmade folder on my belt. an old S&W single blade folder in my pocket and a 2 blade victrnox w flashlite on my keys.
was at the gunshop the other day and picked up a leupold big rock fixed blade promo knife for $20.00. this one will be my fixed blade for the belt when i'm going in the woods. hell of a knife for 20 bucks.

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I've been carrying a couple older German folders lately. One Robert Klaas, and one Kaufmann. Both have spear point blades, all steel and wood construction, and take an edge like a scalpel. They're a pleasure to handle as well as to look at.

I still have a Kershaw Leek clipped to my pocket, but find myself reaching for the older knives for all but one handed cutting jobs.

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