Every Day Pocket Knife

Discussion in 'The Edge' started by MechTech, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. wood chucker Moderator

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    For the last few years I have been carrying a cheap Sheffield Boreal frame lock for day to day chores.
    The blade is a surprisingly good piece of steel. Using it for dirty work saves wear and tear on my 1993 Cold Steel Master Hunter.
  2. S6T6 Member

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    I have a bunch of different makes and blade styles but my go to is my Benchmade 910 Stryker 154CM (so far my favorite EDC). Carried it for years and it's just about the perfect EDC IMHO. These days I try to stick to under $60 for my knives. Picked up an OKC Ranger Afghan fixed blade a couple months ago for camping and I like it so much I decided to try their folders. Just ordered a OKC Rat 1 dual edge as a daily beater.
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    I'd love to see a local custom damascus or wire EDM folded steel, wootz steel or otherwise. Wootz is about the best from what I hear reading the boards all over. It is the closest to the original damascus steel methods according to many.
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    This just arrived after a long 9 day wait...but I think it was worth it. The knife I mean, the SR1911 I've had a little while and was absolutely worth it's long wait;) IMG_20140212_174348.jpg IMG_20140212_173949.jpg IMG_20140212_174030.jpg
  5. bombadillo Moderator

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    These are a few of my everyday knives, except the Ontario Blackbird SK-5. (great knife by the way, very well thought out, and sharp as a razor)

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  6. wood chucker Moderator

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    I see a CRKT M16-14Z in the middle there. :cool:
  7. bombadillo Moderator

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    Its officially the special edition M16-14T Titanium "Big Dog", but yes you're right. I have an OLD Boy Scouts of America knife set in there too. Took me a long long long time to find the BSA set of the tools. My first knife given to me was a BSA Imperial knife, so I wanted the set.

  8. ValleyDawg New Member

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    Just to carry around and use frequently without having to worry about damaging it, i carry a Kershaw cryo. Great knife for under $50. Not afraid to abuse it because it didn't cost that much. I have a couple really nice case knives that i will take occasionaly as well. For carrying in the field chasin pigs and deer, i have fixed blade browning with gut hook, and a 2 blade browning folder, one blade with saw, other just sharp as a razor. For camping i carry a good ole k-bar or sog.
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    Benchmade osborne 940 for me.
  10. wood chucker Moderator

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    That's Sheffields Boreal folder I was talking about. Pic is about actual size.

    This is a generic copy paste pic of my favorite trail and field knife: Cold Steel SRK
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    And my favorite camp and skinner knife: Cold Steel Master Hunter.

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  11. xxINKxx New Member

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    ^^ The Cold steel SRK is amazing, especially for the price. I purchased one and keep it in my B.O.B. It cuts up anything I throw at it and takes a beating like a champ. The vids of it are crazy.
  12. Marneaus Moderator

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    These days I carry a CRKT M16, the big desert tan tanto blade one with the plastic scales. Amazing knife for the price. Had this one for maybe two years now and I use it at work all he time to pry open valve boxes, open boxes, strip wires, etc.

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    I used to carry the titanium scaled version but I have a tendency to lose knives....as I did with that one. $70 was too much to loose so I fell back to the $35 version of the knife.

    I had carried the mittle M16 for years before that and it was a great little knife. Just needed something beefier so when I lost my 3rd one I upgraded.

    Crkt really does make a great knife for the money. I have had them send me parts kits before at no cost, and they will fix the knife if it fails.

    I also occasionally carry a CRKT Stiff KISS. fixed blade. I carried this for a while because it was harder for me to lose since I had to put it bck in my sheath every time I was done with it. Sometimes bug5 has these on sale for $14.99 so I buy one. I have 2 or 3 new in box sitting in my drawer, they make good gifts too.
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  13. Marneaus Moderator

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    If I'm camping hiking fishing or anything I carry a TOPS B.O.B

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  14. Target New Member

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    Y'all have some nice blades!

    I'm a mechanic and use my knife all the time. Scraping gaskets , stripping wire, opening boxes, cutting jugs to catch oil and can't justifiy anything over $30 at they get lost as well as abused.

    For about a year, I've been carrying a Leatherman Crater 33L. Works great, around $20.
    I have a couple of the Kershaws that Walmart had in a a $20 Xmas two pack and they're OK but I prefer the smaller Leatherman.
    I'm sure some of Kershaw's better knives would be great but I don't have a reason to upgrade.
    I've had some smaller Gerbers that literally fell apart ( lost screws), Some others that hold up OK but a a little large for comfortable carry.

    I do need to send in my Schrade multi tool as it broke in half ( using too much force with the pliers, I guess). Having carried it for 7+ yrs and used it all the time, it owes me nothing. Hope they cover it under warranty but they've come down from the $60ish they were when I bought it.
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  15. MrDenton Member

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    I used to carry a pocket knife, coldsteel ti lite. But since I have my CCW now, the IWB LC9 makes it hard to access the knife. So now I carry this around my neck under my shirt. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1417916736.878772.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1417916751.431112.jpg


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  16. MVP 123 New Member

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    I've been carrying Leatherman Crater c33t for about 4 or 5 years. The phillips & flat screw divers are very handy. The multi tool I carry is Leatherman Super Tool-300. These two have be come my favorites.
  17. Marneaus Moderator

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    I was recently gifted this little Bear & Son Mfg. fixed blade skinner. American made, "camo" laminate scales, with a nice sharp 2 3/4" edge. I often like carrying a fixed blade because i am less likely to lose it. So far I've carried this knife for about a week or so and really like it. Seems like a nice lil' blade.

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  18. Ryan Towry Member

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    my dad gave me one of those sheffield boreal's a long time ago, great knife.

    my everyday carry knife is a kershaw cryo. super thin and durable yet comfortable to use.
    I usually loose or break cheap pocket knifes quickly but i have made sure not to loose the cryo, and have not been able to break it yet.
  19. oldguard60 New Member

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    My everyday carry is SAK ( Swiss Army Knife) I think the model is a Solider. It really holds an edge and just the right size. I like it so much, that I even have a backup. In the field i carry a Randall model 26.
    Have several Randalls that have double in price. Guns and Knives just go together.
  20. Chuck S Active Member

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    I carry the CRKT M16-14Z, a similar knife that Marenus pictured (above). Had it for years when others have been lost or otherwise "disappeared." I painted OD Green after de-rusting the grip inner panels. Same AlumaHyde II I used on the stock of my MVP Patrol because black is so boring (and FDE ain't much more interesting). Only problem with painting it was the week it took for the paint to cure and the tiny Torq screws used to hold the plastic panels on the stainless frame. Yep, stainless will rust.

    How it looked new:

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    -- Chuck

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