I need a new knife what’s in your pocket

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  • #6198
    Mark SchaferMark Schafer
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    I started out looking for a neck knife to add to my lanyard, but I need to upgrade my daily carry and find one as a gift for my sons and daughter any suggestions.
    MS

    #54524

    Mark, here is what I carry now.

    #54525
    Mark SidesMark Sides
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    Spyderco, if I am outside I have it on me.
    Every time someone else uses it they are wowed by cutting edge, weight and strength. Only knife I would consider when I used to climb.
    I paid $70 for it 6 years ago and I got the model with the hunter orange handle.
    Never could figure out the sense in a camo or black handle, same with mini/small flashlights, damn hard to find if you drop it on a stream bank or from a tree stand.

    #54526
    brandon hall
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    I carry a Kershaw Leek in black….good knife, doesn’t keep an edge quite as good as I wished.

    #54527
    makov
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    Benchmade Griptillian.

    #54528
    M. Wood
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    I alternate between a Spyderco dragonfly vg-10 (the zdp-189 is well worth it) and a Ritter-mini grip.

    #54529
    R Black
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    Benchmade Griptillian.  Solid.  

    X2

    I find a knife that I can open with one hand is VERY useful

    #54530
    Buzz Bryson
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    Victorinox Tinker everywhere, and usually add a Benchmade Mini Griptilian.

    Tinker is over 40 years old, and still going strong.

    Both are stainless, which matters around water.

    #54531
    Bob RigginsBob Riggins
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    Swiss Army Knive Classic.

    #54532
    Adam Maskew
    Member

    I’ve been carry a spyderco salt for nearly eight years now. Work, boat and dunk. Opens one hand and not a spot of rust. It is a H1 metals and doesn’t hold an edge as long as the carbon ones but I can sharpen it regulary.

    Adam

    #54533
    Abe Mathews
    Member

    Victorinox Tinker everywhere, and usually add a Benchmade Mini Griptilian.

    Tinker is over 40 years old, and still going strong.

    Both are stainless, which matters around water.

    We’re like twins, separated at birth.

    #54534
    anonymous
    Member

    Kershaw chive…all of the Keyshawn are nice though even the cheap imported ones.

    #54535

    This is very timely, as I lost my daily carry in the river yesterday fishing. Had a CRKT Mt. Ranier. Solid little knife, good steel, held an edge well. Alas it appears they no longer offer that model. So, I’ll be researching the suggestions in this thread, keep ’em coming guys!

    #54536
    R Black
    Member

    My everyday carry is a Benchmade 943 Osborne.   I like it for the sharp point, good for splinters and sticker removal.  The serrations on the combo blade cuts rope and webbing like butter.  It’s a pain to sharpen the serrations but they don’t get the abuse that the plain part of the blade does.

    My biggest complaint with all of the knives I have used is that the handles are not real grippy?

    Oh yeah, the factory will resharpen it for you for the cost of shipping, if needed.

    #54537

    I just got one of the new Simms folding knives and have been using it at work for a couple weeks now.

    On the plus side, it’s VERY light, simple and looks good.
    On the Negative, it didn’t hold an edge long and the blade is a little to light for slicing up an apple or avacado at lunch.
    Also, the locking system seems a bit flimsy.

    My last work knife was a Spyderco with a half serrated blade and it was awesome.
    Only problem was a bit of lint in the lock and it wouldn’t stay open under pressure.
    That said, it was amazingly sharp out of the box and held it’s edge for a very long time.

    I think I’m going to get another Spyderco folder.

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    #54538
    bill 93
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    You can’t go wrong with a Mora knife. They keep a good edge (particularly the carbon steel models), are easy to sharpen (due to the scandi grind), don’t cost a lot of money, and they are often razor sharp right  from the factory.

    Note: I have bought one or two that didn’t come super sharp from the factory, which is annoying. . . scandi grind knives don’t require a lot of skill to keep them razor sharp, but if they don’t come sharp from the factory it can take a lot of time and effort to sharpen them the first time because there is a lot more surface area to remove metal from than a conventional knife. After that, maitenance is easy.

    #54539
    Abe Mathews
    Member

    You can’t go wrong with a Mora knife. They keep a good edge (particularly the carbon steel models), are easy to sharpen (due to the scandi grind), don’t cost a lot of money, and they are often razor sharp right  from the factory.

    Love me some Moras.

    #54540
    andrew brod
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    #54541
    Mark SchaferMark Schafer
    Member

    I’m going to get another Chive to double as my money clip.

    #54542
    Jeff SmithJeff Smith
    Member

    I’m surprized no one has mentioned a multi-tool. I carry a Leatherman Surge almost daily. The one I have has the extra driver blades and a small LED flashlight that all fits into the belt pouch. The Surge is small enough to pocket carry in Wranglers or if you need the extra stuff then it fits inside a vest pocket. Or just belt carry.
    Strong, light weight and the blades are sharp and hold an edge well.

    Another option that is fairly recent to the market are the Havalon knives. These pocket knives use a replaceable scalpel blade. I have acquired one of these a couple weeks ago, so far I am impressed.

    When doubt though, you can’t go wrong with the SAK series.

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