what do you guys use for pocket knives?

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  1. Nov 19, 2019 #361

    AT5760

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    Decided to upgrade my old, AUS-6 Spyderco. Picked this up last week. Crazy how much lighter it is than my old knife. Action is smooth, but not sure I like the thumb stud as much as the spidey hole. OOTB edge is DEFINITELY not kitchen-knife sharp. The disclaimer on the box made me chuckle. Moving this week, so it’s getting a ton of use on zip-ties, cardboard, and plastic. D874ACE4-4D18-4A7E-98C8-D218EBBF57F5.jpeg F1DB0D1B-BE48-4BA1-8163-DF6305E71A39.jpeg
     
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    Been using this for about a month now. Sharpened once, used enough finally to assess edge durability.

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    Is indeed pretty darn hard, holds up to use well. Lighter, thinner and less "pocket presence" than the several other lower priced D2 blade & G10 scale EDC knives I've tried the last couple of years. The FRN handles helped keep bulk down, decent tactile & provide a firm grip for wet hand use. Came with the wrenches needed to disassemble it for cleaning, which was nice. Don't admire the horny bugger logos, but WTH.

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    Have not XRF checked this one to verify the alloy yet.

    Performance, fit & finish, think it's worth the $54 US price. But I won't cry too much if it disappears into a snow bank.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2019 #363

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    The best knife to use and abuse would be the Otter Mercator k55k.
    Locking blade
    Slim
    Cheap
    Solingen blade in stainless steel or carbon steel

    And then buy another more expensive flipper
     
  4. Nov 21, 2019 #364
    Some time ago I got a ACE Iona from GiantMouse - one of their entry models. I found the blade way too thick for my EDC purposes, so I did a quick & dirty regrind (I was not too concerned about plunge lines and such stuff - I did this kind of job for the first time, the goal was not to kill the blade). I love the knife now. It went from 3mm spine thickness to 1.6, from flat grind to gently convex grind. It slices now apples like there is no tomorrow :)

    Here you can see a few before/after photos:
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  7. Nov 29, 2019 #367

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    Made my own. Locking blades are illegal in the UK for EDC, so I made it a friction folder. Works for me.

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    That is a beautiful little knife.
     
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    Thanks Matus!
     
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    B0D5C176-B72D-4A84-8597-F5D6CCB06157.jpeg I use a variety but for everyday users I’m a huge fan of spyderco. The Manix XL with S90V is my favorite but..... that always changes. I have a sheath I bought of Etsy I use I like.
     
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  12. Dec 9, 2019 at 2:11 AM #372

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    Great color. I’m using my original blue one for December. I have mine surgically sharp. I could dig out a bullet for sure.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2019 at 3:10 AM #373

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    it's been nearly a year since i got the gigantic spydy military and i am enjoying it just as much as the first day!! it's taken some serious abuse including using the spine to sharpen a slicing machine blade, haha.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2019 at 1:24 AM #374

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    I've only got about 30 folders but these two (both customs) are my recent favorites. Left is a Trouble Blades Debt Collector (D2), Right is a Brian Brown Yeager (CTS-XHP San Mai). The one on the right has been in my pocket for about a month (since it arrived).

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  15. Dec 13, 2019 at 2:54 PM #375

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    I sweat so much on the line that the blue steel higo (who knows if it’s actually blue, but it’s sure carbon) I had been using rusts continuously in my pocket. So I switched to a Bear and Son balisong for the dbag/panache factor.
     
  16. Dec 13, 2019 at 6:50 PM #376

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    At the other end of the spectrum from some of the lovely niceties above, this little thing arrived in the mail today. Materials may leave something to ask, but I have to say the design is sweet.

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  17. Dec 13, 2019 at 7:01 PM #377

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    CRKT is a pretty legit for budget option.
     
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  18. Dec 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM #378

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    It depends on what I will be up against during the day. If I am confronted with prehistoric creatures, I carry my GEC Possum Skinner.
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  19. Dec 15, 2019 at 12:43 AM #379

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    I'm sorry. Did you say "only"? :rolleyes:
     

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