02-15-2016, 06:09 AM
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  • Scoti
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  • Ontario, Canada
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I don't know about you guys but I'm fascinated by sharp tools. Straight razors, chisels, axes and knives. 

They are so useful. I EDC one. (A knife that is)

My favourite fixed blade as of now is a tie between a Boker Forest Elf and a Buck Woodsman.

My favourite folder is this war tech monster of a knife I got from an army surplus store. Glass breaker and seat belt cutter included. 

Last but not least my trusty swiss army knife. Just the pocket sized one. I have a swiss champ on the way and I can't wait for that.

What are some of your favourite Knives?

I'll get a family photo of them later.

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 02-15-2016, 07:21 AM
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  • jtmke
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Leatherman Wave multi tool
Gerber LMF Camping
Buck Vanguard zipper for hunting
Bench made folder not sure of model for backpacking

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 02-15-2016, 08:00 AM
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I carry an Opinal No. 6 or No. 8 almost daily.  Both of them have carbon steel blades.  I just love the cheapness, simplicity, and easy to keep razor sharp.  They are just great little knives.  I also have some Opinal carbon steel small kitchen knives, they are also wonderful.

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 02-15-2016, 10:08 AM
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Favorite fixed blade in a winkler belt knife.

Folders are like days of the week. I've got a custom RJ martin I've been carrying and it's a hoss of a knife. 

For slicing and light edc I like a spyderco ,or a zero tolerance hinderer in m390. Or microtech socom elite. 

For more heavy work I reach for an emerson.

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 02-15-2016, 10:16 AM
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Victorinox Alox Solo
Victorinox Alox Secretary
Victorinox Executive
Victorinox SwissTool Spirit
Mora Pro S
en route: Case Sod Buster Jr.
in the works: Mora Bushcraft
in the works: Fallkniven S1 or F1

I use the Executive the most.

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 02-15-2016, 11:43 PM
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  • kav
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My carry knife is a UGLY circa WW2 sailors knife issued to most of the European navies. It has a stout Warneclift (sheepsfoot) blade and a wicked looking can opener. Some will also have a Marlinspike and shackle opener. They all have checkered black gutta percha scales and a very powerful spring that rivals many lockback designs. If you are a FOYLE'S WAR fan he was always using one to dig .455 bullets from walls ( later revealing THE SAME DAMN Webley-Scott MK Vl from a rag and the deceased family flinching at recognition). I am legal with this blade and it opens packages, cuts food
and opens cans.
For hiking I carry a very traditional Issaaki Jarvenpaa Puukkoo- I don't want to hear collectors correct my spelling. If I get stuck it is excellent for fuzzing tinder, notching wood and fighting off rabid grizzly bears and pagan biker gangs. It's stacked birch handle and brass trimmed leather sheath- deep for secure carry also do not convey any membership in pagan biker gangs to other hikers.
For theater-Opera or Museum trips it's a French laguoile with brass pins forming a cross for my soul, a very iffy wine screw-again for my soul, gal leg scales- my soul and a nice blade for fighting off pagan biker gangs who disagree on my opinions about art and Modern settings  for Operas and Shakespeare at Will Geer's theatricum botanica.
IF I got myself into a survival situation there is a Fallkniven F1 for even bigger bears and pagan bikers stowed in my survival rucksack- along with
6 inexpensive Moras if I lose it.

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 02-16-2016, 05:21 AM
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  • nikos.a
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I have many Victorinox multi-tools. My favorite models are the Spartan in black and the Champion in red color.

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 02-18-2016, 09:29 AM
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just ordered my first chris reeve sebenza a special one for me.  sold some very nice shaving stuff to get it.  Damascus blade, citrine cabochon inlay titanium. I will post a picture when it arrives.  I will be taking a chemistry course to understand the materials in this knife.  not even an automatic. anyone need watches too.  ha ha!

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 02-18-2016, 10:21 AM
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(02-18-2016, 09:29 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: just ordered my first chris reeve sebenza a special one for me.  sold some very nice shaving stuff to get it.  Damascus blade, citrine cabochon inlay titanium. I will post a picture when it arrives.  I will be taking a chemistry course to understand the materials in this knife.  not even an automatic. anyone need watches too.  ha ha!

Large or small? There are 2 different ones in that pattern one has like a sun on it the other has like a little landscape type theme. Which one did you get?

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 02-18-2016, 11:08 AM
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I have several knives, most not very expensive.  I always have one in my pocket. No self respectiong Southern Boy would be without one.

The three I carry the most are a Buck 442L, Swiss Army Officer, or a small folding Gerber I paid about $16 for, which is my current carry.

[Image: 100_2846.JPG]

This thread needs more pictures, btw.

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 02-18-2016, 03:36 PM
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thought I answered on my cell. guess I still am illiterate there too.  I got the one with the sun and a couple comet like streaks. should be here by Saturday.  they processed and shipped already today.  need to get a nice sheath.  is the chris reeve the only one I should look at or are there some nice artisian ones around?
(02-18-2016, 10:21 AM)John Wayne Wrote:
(02-18-2016, 09:29 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: just ordered my first chris reeve sebenza a special one for me.  sold some very nice shaving stuff to get it.  Damascus blade, citrine cabochon inlay titanium. I will post a picture when it arrives.  I will be taking a chemistry course to understand the materials in this knife.  not even an automatic. anyone need watches too.  ha ha!

Large or small? There are 2 different ones in that pattern one has like a sun on it the other has like a little landscape type theme. Which one did you get?

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 02-18-2016, 04:36 PM
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These two are my favorites.  Not fancy looking, but great users...

Spyderco Caly 3.5 and 3 in Aogami Super Blue.

[Image: calysSB_zps7e762cb5.jpg]

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 02-18-2016, 05:25 PM
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Spyderco makes a great knife!
Thanks for the pic!

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 02-18-2016, 05:36 PM
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(02-18-2016, 04:36 PM)PanChango Wrote: These two are my favorites.  Not fancy looking, but great users...

Spyderco Caly 3.5 and 3 in Aogami Super Blue.

[Image: calysSB_zps7e762cb5.jpg]

I gotta stretch in SB at the house somewhere. Thinned behind the edge and ground it to zero. The patina /rust kills the edge before using it does. Good steel and a good knife. Just not right for me in my climate.

My cali 420/zdp189 got the same treatment, except I ground it to a true convex. 

If you like spyderco I recommend the farid K2 10v is amazing!

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 02-18-2016, 05:37 PM
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(02-18-2016, 05:25 PM)SRNewb Wrote: Spyderco makes a great knife!
Thanks for the pic!

I agree.  The bottom one has been my daily carry since 2011. Even though I definitely got my money out of these two, I will be more than bummed if I ever lose one.

I also agree that this thread needs more pics.

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 02-18-2016, 05:40 PM
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[Image: 3EiFdgh.jpg]
Emerson persian and 2 custom rj martins.
[Image: Jq7hLYx.jpg][Image: AwVXf1w.jpg]
Here's a few more lol

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 02-18-2016, 05:46 PM
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(02-18-2016, 05:40 PM)John Wayne Wrote: [Image: 3EiFdgh.jpg]
Emerson persian and 2 custom rj martins.
[Image: Jq7hLYx.jpg][Image: AwVXf1w.jpg]
Here's a few more lol

NOW you're talkin'! Nice.
If we're gonna talk about something as cool as knives, may as well put some knife porn up.

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 02-18-2016, 05:46 PM
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(02-18-2016, 05:36 PM)John Wayne Wrote:
(02-18-2016, 04:36 PM)PanChango Wrote: These two are my favorites.  Not fancy looking, but great users...

Spyderco Caly 3.5 and 3 in Aogami Super Blue.

[Image: calysSB_zps7e762cb5.jpg]

I gotta stretch in SB at the house somewhere. Thinned behind the edge and ground it to zero. The patina /rust kills the edge before using it does. Good steel and a good knife. Just not right for me in my climate.

My cali 420/zdp189 got the same treatment, except I ground it to a true convex. 

If you like spyderco I recommend the farid K2 10v is amazing!

The Farid is a great looking knife, but too big for me to use regularly. The caly is thin and hides well.  The weathered looking blade doesn't seem to upset my coworkers or customers in the least.  It's a shame that the SB doesnt work so well for you, but spyderco is pretty good about it using a wide range of steels.  I lose the shiny bevel after use, but it maintains a very nice working edge for a long time with how I use the knife.   I used to polish out the bevel, but when it oxidized, I would lose the edge.  Now I stop on the 800 grit chosera and it really helps.


***Edit to add.  Very nice pic.  I am sad that I didn't have cash when the Cruwear Military was offered.  I hope to have some cash for the 52100 version coming soon.

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 02-18-2016, 05:51 PM
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(02-18-2016, 05:46 PM)PanChango Wrote:
(02-18-2016, 05:36 PM)John Wayne Wrote:
(02-18-2016, 04:36 PM)PanChango Wrote: These two are my favorites.  Not fancy looking, but great users...

Spyderco Caly 3.5 and 3 in Aogami Super Blue.

[Image: calysSB_zps7e762cb5.jpg]

I gotta stretch in SB at the house somewhere. Thinned behind the edge and ground it to zero. The patina /rust kills the edge before using it does. Good steel and a good knife. Just not right for me in my climate.

My cali 420/zdp189 got the same treatment, except I ground it to a true convex. 

If you like spyderco I recommend the farid K2 10v is amazing!

The Farid is a great looking knife, but too big for me to use regularly. The caly is thin and hides well.  The weathered looking blade doesn't seem to upset my coworkers or customers in the least.  It's a shame that the SB doesnt work so well for you, but spyderco is pretty good about it using a wide range of steels.  I lose the shiny bevel after use, but it maintains a very nice working edge for a long time with how I use the knife.   I used to polish out the bevel, but when it oxidized, I would lose the edge.  Now I stop on the 800 grit chosera and it really helps.


***Edit to add.  Very nice pic.  I am sad that I didn't have cash when the Cruwear Military was offered.  I hope to have some cash for the 52100 version coming soon.

I love the cru wear . That military is 8DPS  . The murdered out SMF is also pd1 which is very close to cru wear. Both are very tough steels . Give the edge to the strider just because of heat treat.

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 03-01-2016, 08:48 AM
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here is pic of my lg sebenza citrine inlay and a benchmade assisted auto[Image: w4imIIP.jpg]

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