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Old 05-09-20, 04:47 AM
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Pocket knives: Man I got lucky!

So i used to be a collector of pocket knives but over the years and some "set backs" I was down to just one. My edc spyderco manix 2 that was until my brother sent me a text with a picture of a knife asking if it was mine. He had found it in his couch. Now this is a knife i thought was lost forever but with some damn good luck it went with a box of my stuff with him over 10 years ago and just ******g turned up. benchmade skirmish 630 baby and shes a monster. I present to you my babies plus a baby kershaw shuffle 2i carry sometimes.








SOOO BORED. Share your ed knives gentlemen.
i can provide larger pictures if wanted.

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Old 05-09-20, 07:11 AM
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Dang I thought it was going to be how pocket knife saved your ride. Nice to find something lost though.
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Im was into knives hard for awhile. Watched YouTube reviews and had everything from benchmade to spyderco to kizer but nothing super expensive. Im down to three inexpensive folders these days. A kershaw shuffle, A rebranded Byrd knife made by ganzo and a Benchmade Bugout clone. Checkout knifeswap on r3dd1t for some killer deals.

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Spyderco and Leatherman Wave. I carry both while sailing. The Spyderco is easily a one handed knife... should that need suddenly arise. The Leatherman is an all around handy tool in a belt pouch.

And out on the "street..." a small "gentleman's" Swiss Army knife... which folks laugh at... until they ask to borrow it. Even that tiny blade and scissors are better than having neither.
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Old 05-09-20, 11:19 AM
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nice gentlemen
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Old 05-09-20, 04:36 PM
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Glad you got your knife back, genestarwind.

Reminds my why I carry less expensive knives so that I won't miss them so much if I lose them. Or, if I forgot I had one in my pocket going through TSA or into a courthouse. Never going to get those knives back.

My current favorite is a cheap Kershaw 1730SS. Easy one handed operation and used nearly daily by me. Easy to sharpen and holds an edge reasonably well, too.
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Old 05-09-20, 05:47 PM
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Old 05-09-20, 06:32 PM
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Nice. Good to find favorite old toys that we thought were lost and gone forever.

My favorite edc knife for years is the Spyderco Dodo with serrated blade. Got it after they fixed the initial problems with the ball lock, just before it was discontinued. Unfortunately the ball lock problem with the initial run ruined the reputation but the second generation were great.


Not my photo, but same model and color. My hands must be bigger because the knife looks smaller to me. I can cover the entire opened knife in my palm with fingers extended.


No problems in years of using mine often. It's basically just a fancy colorful box cutter that looks a bit comical, with bright blue G10 scales. The plain edge looked better but for a short blade the serrated edge is really more practical. I tuck it in the waistband of my cycling bibs or shorts and sweat all over it. The combination of the well designed clip and ultra-grippy file pattern scales ensures it won't accidentally fall out of my waistband or pocket.

Never had any rust problems until I started using electrolytes in my water every ride. I sweat off a lot of that white frosting from minerals which does occasionally cause some minor surface rust even on good quality stainless. So far Boeshield T9 (paraffin in solvent) seems most effective at preventing rust without leaving an oily residue.

I have a bunch of other pocket knifes but rarely carry anything else, including a few auto-openers that are now legal to carry. But, nah, they seemed tacticool but in reality there's always something that makes them less than ideal for practical use. The only other pocket knife I sometimes carry is an old lower priced Benchmade with plastic grips and the most rust-resistant stainless steel available for knives. I mostly got it for fishing. I forget the steel name (something with a Native American reference), but it's really difficult to hone and keep an edge. It tends to smear. I tried a couple of guys who claimed to be pro knife sharpeners but they didn't improve it at all. I finally got my own honing gear and reshaped the edge. Now it is easier to hone and keep an edge. But the pocket clip and grips aren't as secure as the Dodo, so I don't carry it on bike rides.
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Old 05-09-20, 07:52 PM
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My Favorite EDC was the CRKT Ken Onion Designed Shenanigan unfortunately both of mine got stolen. I had the smaller M-14 for a while and that fell out of my pocket and I haven't replaced it, I have the larger M-16 but it is a hassle to carry. I really want to get a custom Ken Onion Shenanigan style but cannot justify it seeing as how I haven't had the best knife luck.
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"Sting like a butterfly".
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OP....it's almost like getting re-aquanted with a long lost friend.
My latest EDC is a Cold Steel 4Max Scout. Great beast of a knife.
It's the middle one in the pic.....
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Old 05-09-20, 08:57 PM
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bladehq.com >>>>>>>>> microtech plus just about any other kind of blade that you want to flash
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I carry a Swiss Army Tinker and I use the tweezers just about as often as the blade. I wish it had scissors but the Super Tinker seems just that one step feeling too big for my pocket and anyhow, sentimental value. I've had it for a long time, since late in Boy Scouts (1990 or so). Right around the time I went to Webelos my dad got me one with my name engraved on it, but I lost it, and this was the replacement. I was over 40 when I learned that Swiss Army knives have a hole by the back side tool (usually corkscrew) that can hold a pin. When Snake comes around again I'll treat myself to one of their Chinese Zodiac editions.

I also have a pen knife that's a few years older. My Dad taught me to play mumblety-peg.

Dad himself favored Buck knives. I have a dozen or so very old pocket knives that my mom gave me from my grandad's hoard when he died. Maybe someday I'll go through them and see if there's anything collectible but likely not. He was more of a handyman than a guy who wanted the best thing.

In my bike bag is a cheap Leatherman knockoff.



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The Super Tinker has become my everyday knife now, but I used their gentleman's knife for at least 20 years, maybe 30.
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I've carried a pocket knife for as long as I can remember. For the last couple of decades I've carried a Victroinox Soldier. It's the model Swiss soldiers carried from the mid nineties to 2008. Its an extremely handy tool. I use it all the time.
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My wife picked this up at Astoria Sunday Market a few years ago for a stocking stuffer.

Stays wickedly sharp. A great simple knife.


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Oh man, let me get my Box o Sharps out...

This will be fun, I like sharp n pointies!
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Custom bushcraft knife
Condor Bushmaster
100th Anniversary Buck 119
Cold Steel spartan





Windlass Steelcrafts 14th Cen. Dagger
Western W-49 Bowie with scout carry sheath





Browning Crowell Barker Competition
Cold Steel Laredo Bowie


I was playing with forced patina on the last two, I like how they came out.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I just picked up a couple older pocket knives recently, including a Japanese Barlow. I thought Barlow was a company, lol, but its actually just the type of knife. 🤔🙄😉

Ill post a pic later, just wanted to save this spot. 😎
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^^^^ any micro tech autos out there ?
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Kershaws are tops for the money. I got a serrated blade "Leek" with all metal frame and a serrated blade "Scallion" with plastic bolsters that I meant to replace it with when I thought I'd lost it . . . before I found it.


OK here's the photo. Form follows function at Kershaw..

The "Scallion" is the upper and the "Leek" is lower. Both are light in weight but comparatively sturdy and tight. If the belt clip is removed I have to reach to see if they're in my pocket if the car keys are in with either. The metal frame "Leek" is actually thinner. One hand opens either quickly . . . but legal in every state I've read. Some have reportedly been confiscated by cops but had to be returned to owners from police property rooms. Both have blade locks for optional use for closed position at the end of the handles. .All screws are Torx head.

. Either runs about $40-$45 from Amazon. Both made in the US. Blades are available in Sandvik 14C28N for either . . . best stainless blades I've used and I'm not usually a fan of stainless knife blades. These sharpen well ahead of the serrations and keep an edge well. Favorite work knives either one

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No pics here. I've chosen to stay digital photo illiterate.

Love good knives but never been a collector or connoisseur. My sis gave me a Leatherman in the late '80s. Not my favorite blade shape but it stays sharp longer than any blade I've ever owned! But beyond that, it is a serious tool. There are several jobs it does better than any of my shop tools and I'll walk the length of the house to get it when those needs arise. The pliers are the best for pulling tiny tire wire from casings. My brother made me a kitchen knife with a 7" Sheffield blade. Excellent everyday knife. I inherited a long bladed Sabatier knife; thin blade and excellent for slicing thick crusted light bread. (I've had that knife since 1976 and it was used as an every day knife for may years before I was born.)

The Leatherman's been fun. Leatherman has been sponsoring the Cycle Oregon gravel rides. Their reps lust after mine! (Hadn't thought of this before but it is probably older than them.
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I'm pure redneck. Buck 110 or 110 Auto for me.


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