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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19 12 9:52 pm    Post subject: Pocket knives for everyday carry Reply with quote

I know the topic about kitchen knives has been covered every which way , but I was wondering what you guys and gals use for general every day use that you carry around all the time.

new one I just bought: without the serrated edge
a Kershaw Scallion

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19 12 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wnkt, I carry a small benchmade all the time.
Occasionally I'll add a leatherman to the mix if I think I'll need it.
Actually I'll leave the house without my wallet but, I'll go back for the knife. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19 12 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i carry a spyderco police model everywhere i go. its a large folder but it definitely gets the job done.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19 12 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wanting to go small for a knife. I have carried one since I got out of high school and I feel nekked without one. I always had a normal folding knife like this one:

Although I had a newer version, I have my grandfathers that looks exactly like that.

I wanted to go to one that would be easier to get out and open and close....fishing around in a pocket to find one....then using two hands to open it was getting to be a hassle when I had to use it many times a day. Also the chance of closing on my fingers with heavy use Shocked
So I got a lockback knife with a pocket clip....easy to get to and operate one handed....I went through a couple different ones and I liked them.

Now I work in an office and if I pull out a knife that is 3inches + of blade, I was worried someone would go crazy and shout "HES GOT A KNIFE!! Shocked "

So I decided I better go smaller....so I got the Kewshaw. It has the "Assisted Opening" as well, which is only a different way to say switchblade. But it is legal...I hope anyways Very Happy

sucker is SHARP too!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19 12 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just asked for this one for a graduation present:

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Dragonfly-Plain-Knife-Foliage/dp/B002GIOYX8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS?ie=UTF8&coliid=IHF9C1Z70QMFZ&colid=1GP3686GE0DFD
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These days it's usually a Stanley retractable utility knife in my back pocket. Way back when I was in the Navy, I always had a 4" Buck 110 on my belt.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kids got me this one a few years ago.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gerber-Paraframe-I-Fine-Edge-Edge-Knife/16523858

Then I upgraded to this one when I couldn't find the previous one, I should have looked in the jacket I had been wearing the last time I used it! DUH!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gerber-Paraframe-II-Fine-Edge-Knife/16523859

They are both easy to use one handed, though the button to turn out the blade can catch sometimes in jeans pockets if facing into the thigh, if you face it out, you cover the button on the blade with your hand reaching for it, it also falls to the thumb as you pull it out and with a flick the blade is out.

I like the quality feel to the knife.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too carry a Kershaw Scallion with the serrated blade. It is an excellent knife. It holds an edge very well. My only complaint is the cheap plastic safety lock broke quickly.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have carried a "Kissing Krane" Large Trapper for more years than I can remember..........
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I currnetly have the serrated version of the second one Soezzy listed. I had an Applegate Fairbain that was recovered from the lost and found at work, but i lost it

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep a Gerber skinning knife with a gut hook in the truck and a Spyderco fully serrated with a thumb hole open in the car, both razor sharp.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerber 2-3/4" Silver falcon, if I need something bigger I grab my bushaxe... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20 12 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not much but I've had a Victorinox key-chain knife ever since I could drive. The key is Victorinox. Their blades are very sharp, easy to sharpen, and include only the useful tools. I have a scissors, tiny phillips head driver, flat head driver, bottle opener, and of course the knife. The plus is that I get them for free from one of our vendors.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21 12 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoEzzy wrote:
The kids got me this one a few years ago.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gerber-Paraframe-I-Fine-Edge-Edge-Knife/16523858

Then I upgraded to this one when I couldn't find the previous one, I should have looked in the jacket I had been wearing the last time I used it! DUH!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gerber-Paraframe-II-Fine-Edge-Knife/16523859

They are both easy to use one handed, though the button to turn out the blade can catch sometimes in jeans pockets if facing into the thigh, if you face it out, you cover the button on the blade with your hand reaching for it, it also falls to the thumb as you pull it out and with a flick the blade is out.

I like the quality feel to the knife.



I have one of those, the opening is pretty stiff for me. and the thumb stub is pretty rough on my ham hands going into the pocket, I took a file to it to smooth out the rough edges.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21 12 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leatherman Skeletool CX.
If that is not in my pocket i dont leave the house. I also own several Benchmades, including a auto. One of those is usually in pocket also or pack when camping/hiking.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21 12 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a large assortment of pocket knives (some 200+) of assorted brands and sizes and gave them all (except one) to my son before my move to TX this month. Hopefully he will enjoy them and pass them along to his son (he is only 7 now) when the time comes.

the one I carry is actually a Cutco folding knife but holds a good edge and easy to sharpen or I can send it back to factory (lifetime warranty) to have sharpened for free....if I want to let go of it for that long. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21 12 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oregon smoker wrote:
Leatherman Skeletool CX.
If that is not in my pocket i dont leave the house. I also own several Benchmades, including a auto. One of those is usually in pocket also or pack when camping/hiking.


I have a Skeletool in my car for emergencies...never know when you need some pliers or a screw driver.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22 12 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wnkt wrote:
Oregon smoker wrote:
Leatherman Skeletool CX.
If that is not in my pocket i dont leave the house. I also own several Benchmades, including a auto. One of those is usually in pocket also or pack when camping/hiking.


I have a Skeletool in my car for emergencies...never know when you need some pliers or a screw driver.



I never considered a Leatherman until the Skeletool hit the market. I do enough running and crawling around that i have torn sheaths up or hung up on chit that i like to be able to pocket carry most anything that is necessary.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22 12 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've toted a knife in my pocket everyday since I was 6, except for the time I was in boot camp. These two are in my pocket most of the time on different days.
Boker Barlow black jigged bone Carbon steel

Old Timer Barehead tapper Made in USA carbon steel

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23 12 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is for the left pocket and now is also a screwdriver.



This one is for the right pocket.



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