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    what do you guys use for pocket knives?

    i seemed to have lost mine few days ago so had to order a new one.
    was using a buck vantage pro which worked great and took a hell of a beating, i've even cut lots of food with it because i was too lazy to pull out a petty.
    http://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-78.../dp/B00I0MAH6W

    ordered a spyderco centofante 3 in vg-10. i thought about the stretch just because it's AS steel but i don't like the blade shape plus it's just a flat grind and double the price (not spending over $100 on a beater haha, had an emerson a LONG time ago and it got promptly stolen out of my truck).
    http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-C66PB.../dp/B000BT1GAI

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    Spyderco Chaparral with carbon fiber scales, not too big not too little, though the dragonfly 2 in super blue and the air are both calling my name. I like being able to drop it in my pocket and not worry too much about it. I tend not to use a clip.


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    i gotta have clip, it takes too long to dig around inside the pocket for me otherwise (has to share space with cigs and lighter and keys, other pocket is cell only). and the little guys (mini's) i find aren't quite as useful.

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    I also have a mini griptilian from benchmade with a thumbhole among others as well. It is a good utilitarian base model with lots of possibilities to customize.


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    Technically for me it is not a pocket knife as I do not wear it in my pocket, but rather my shoulder bag, but here it comes. One small multi-tool from Fox (like small Swiss army knife) and since about a year Spyderco Dragongly in super blue steel. The D'fly really is a great little knife, can manage more than one would expect given its size and weight and takes great edge. Easy to sharpen too.

    I have also got the Spyderco Caly 3.5 (monosteel super blue) and Spyderco Calypso (ZDP) with burgundy FRN scales, but will probably sell the Caly 3.5 as it does not quite fit my needs/uses (too large for EDC and the cutting edge too flat for me, otherwise a great knife). The Calypso is a legend and I will probably keep it - just too cool and quite useful too.

    The Caly 3.5 and D'fly before modifications (dye and vinegar etch):


    And after:


    BTW, the vinegar etch is very stable. Dying the G10 scales of the Caly 3.5 did not work as intended so after several attempts it turned out like strange jeans

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    I use an opinel, so when I lose it once a year I don't get sad. They are very good little knives and don't lock, or have assisted open so you can carry them most places. No clip though. I sometimes lust after the carbon Spyderco knives, also the occasional Takeda folder.

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    I carry a Kershaw blur everyday. I also have a Kershaw Chive sitting on my desk.

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    D'fly zdp version is nice and small and light and is on my keychain. Mini grips are nice also. When I carry other than keychain, it is sebenzas, though these are pricey.
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    I use a griptillian in s30v at work.

    I can't post pictures in this thread for some reason. Here is a link to somebody else's pics of my griptilian.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...2#post14182542.

    I very much prefer the thumb hole instead of the stud for cutting food. You get the action and lock of the bench made with the thumb hole of the spyderco. I like the simple one hand open and close even with gloves on in the freezer. I am guessing you don't care about the designer looks of this one but don't let that turn you off on what is a great working knife.
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    Same as Eric love my blur.

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