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Old 11-28-2017, 10:52 AM
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What is your EDC Knife and why?

I am in the market for a new EDC knife and I wanted to see what everyone is carrying these days. I am leaning towards and auto (OTF) but I am open to anything.

Post pictures of your EDC knifes. I am currently carrying a MOD CQD Mark 1.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:58 AM
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Chris Revve Sebenza 21
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:32 PM
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Microtech Ultratech. Easy open and close. But this thanksgiving I was in California so I carried my Spyderco Valloton to stay within the law. OP if you can,a Micro Tech is hard to beat in a auto.


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Old 11-28-2017, 12:37 PM
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Chris Revve Sebenza 21
i have been check Pictures of the Sebenza 21 and they are awesome, i am becoming a Chris Reeves's Fan. are these still on sale ?
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:48 PM
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Microtech Ultratech. Easy open and close. But this thanksgiving I was in California so I carried my Spyderco Valloton to stay within the law. OP if you can,a Micro Tech is hard to beat in a auto.


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one thing is for sure, i will be shopping for knives very soon.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:05 PM
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one thing is for sure, i will be shopping for knives very soon.


Not bashing Chris Reeve knives. I had at least 7 of them. 21 & 25 with a 25 that had raindrop Damascus. Just couldn't get over the snail trails on the handles. Just my thing because they are great knives.
Even had a Green Beret I sold to buy another Randall 14.
Knives are personal preference in folders and fixed blades. Good luck OP.


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Old 12-01-2017, 07:52 AM
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My EDC has always been a Swiss Army lockblade (like the Centurion or the Trekker) because cutting alone does not solve every EDC problem. An awful lot of stuff has screws in it - both slotted AND Philips. Over the years I have also used the tiny tweezers to remove a great many splinters. While I love a big honkin tactical knife that I can flip open one handed and scare the snowflakes to death with - it's just not enough. I have also come to believe that the ability to open a knife with only one hand is terrible useful when you are on a ladder or have only one hand available. In the last few years I have noticed that even a small Swiss Army knife tends to terrify a lot of the snowflakes almost as well as a large "tactical knife".

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:20 AM
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I couldn't decide which knife I like best, so I carry both. A Pro-Tech Emerson auto tanto and a Wilson Combat Pro-Tech Eagle auto. I have one clipped inside each front pocket, which actually comes in handy. If one hand is busy, I just grab a knife with my free hand.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:27 AM
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:38 PM
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Carbon Fiber Microtech Ultratech D/E. Since autos became legal I went with a Kershaw launch, then the small ass microtech, then an HK/benchmade, and now this. I sold my way through them and didn't loose money since I bought used. I couldn't swing $300 on a pocket knife in the past, but figured what the hell.

Fires hard, has a glass breaker handy, big enough to use for stuff but has 2 sides so a good SD knife in a pinch. I like how quick they go safe, it's nice with my kid around to have it snap back in.

I'm considering selling/trading it just because I still haven't decided if it's worth while, but every time I fire it out of the pocket I giggle a bit. I feel like Archer...
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:00 PM
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Kershaw Boa...so I can cut things
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:04 PM
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hard use edc (ZT0566).but imo you need to deassist it.... for edc regular use, (spyderco para 3). also imo the compression lock is best for edc because it is very strong, fun to play with, and can close very easily one handed.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:15 PM
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Zt 0450CF because it’s really lite and very fast smooth action.
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:10 PM
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Been carrying a S&W 24-7 for about 20yrs now. I have a half-dozen of these in various blade types. Silver , black , full-edge , 1/2 serrated. Can be had fairly cheap on Ebay. Found them as low as $10.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:52 PM
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My favorite is the ProTech Godson, which Iíve been carrying for the past few years. Itís a side firing auto, easy to deploy offhand and very pocket friendly.



Prior to that, the Para 2. Super lightweight and the best pure slicer that Iíve ever owned.



Prior to that, a CR Zaan.



Prior to that, some traditional folders.



Prior to that, a Leatherman, then Gerber multi-tool. I carried those for many years during my military career. Like drail said, seems like I always had a need for more than just a blade, but not so much these days.





...and not to be left out, my trusty shipboard Camillus.

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Old 12-02-2017, 03:08 PM
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Benchmade 585 mini barage

I have carried one of these for years. I lost it, tried two other knives and just had to buy another. It is well made, fits my hand and is sharp.
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:22 PM
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Columbia River Knife and Tool's M16-14SFG Special Forces Folding Knife with Veff Serrated Blade.

I use my knife every day. From cutting boxes to an pry bar to impromptu screw driver. I can't see spending big money on a pocket tool. I'd love to buy a microtech OTF but I don't feel like I'd use it as much.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:15 PM
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When I was in jeans all the time before the job I'm in now it was the same three knives. Case Mini-Trapper in the watch pocket, a SAK Alox Farmer in the full right pocket and a SAK Manager in the left pocket. Okay, I had to replace the Manager with another small SAK after, never mind I have to keep a little discretion. LOL.

Once I ended up wearing khakis I still carried the Case for a little while, but found it a bit more handy to have a clip on, one hand opener for quick cuts on most things at work. I did carry a Case in a horizontal cross draw for a while which made it easy to pull out the knife and open it even if I was holding something in one hand. Unfortunately, the scabbard starting loosening up a little and I didn't want to end up losing a well loved knife.

I went to pocket clip knives for the main, general use blade. The Benchmade Mini-Grip in D2 has proven to be an excellent EDC. Just the right size and a great performer. For a little slimmer carry in the pocket and for the type cutting I was doing I actually found a Colt CT591 in D2 steel was really sweet. Discontinued now, it was made in China, but SMKW owns the name and is right on top of the QC. I wish I'd bought several more when I could get them for around $15. Unfortunately, the screws that hold the clip on got loose before I noticed it enough and started stripping a little. I need to put a drop of thread lock on them or just glue them in.

Since I am so far behind on sharpening I just use one clip in knife until getting dull then swap it out for another. Rinse and repeat. I came across my Buck 345 and it's filling the role now.

So it's pretty much the same routine. Pocket clip, one hander (which changes), and the two that never change, the SAK Farmer and little one I don't remember the name of. It has the Phillips/bottle opener on it. Classic frame size, just an extra tool or two. All three knives get used and the SAK is the backup for those days I headspace and forget to swap the main blade from old pants to new pants pocket.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:46 PM
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Kershaw Leek designed by Ken Onion (yes that's a real name)





I first came across a "Kershaw" in an old hardwar store on the Olypic Peninsula. I'd not been keeping up to date on US manufactures and had not heard the name. I had flown out to Washington and had not checked a bag,. and was in need of a pocket knife. The little 2.5" inch Kershaw I picked up was a wonder of simplicity and utility, and very well made.

I had a few gripes though, it was a little too angular and hard on the pocket, and I wanted a longer blade a lot of the time. But I was so impressed with this little Kershaw I looked at there catalog, and found the Leek. All curves, smooth and a longer blade.

I leave it lose in my jeans pocket or use the clip to hang from the top of the pocket opening inside. I have carried it nearly every day for two years now. I am giving one to my father and another to a friend.

It open easily one handed, like a switch blade, and comes very sharp, excellent blade shape for fast easy re-sharpening and all around use.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:44 PM
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Strider SMF Carry
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:21 AM
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I bought this Deejo this summer and it's been going everywhere with me. Certainly not a survival knife but for a gentlemen sportsman like myself its perfect. Giving some as Christmas gifts this year.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:52 AM
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Left Hand Chris Reeve Large Inkosi. Strong, fits my hand well, holds an edge like no other and I love how precise they are made.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:39 PM
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Benchmade CLA. I always gravitate to carrying this. Lightening speed open, SHARP and fits hand well.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:01 PM
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Lately I have been carrying this little Brous.

It is only about a quarter of an inch thick sitting in the sheath. I can carry it in my back pocket and not even feel it when I sit down. I do not know what they are making these things out of but I have had it for about a year now and still have not had to sharpen it.

The little Gerber folding razor knife is handy as all get out also. Not much bigger than a book of matches when folded.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:50 PM
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Benchmade Mini-Griptillian with a non-serrated blade. It is razor sharp and stays that way for a reasonably long time.
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