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What's your EDC pocket knife?
#51
David: Both of your knives are fine. The full size Endura has been around at least 25 years and would be the pick. The only decision is entirely smooth blade, partially serrated blade or fully serrated blade.

The minor criticism of the SAK arises as follows. About 40 years ago, I discussed the desirable features of an SAK. Ron Hood insisted that it have a saw blade. I insisted that it have a pair of scissors. My experience had been trimming nails and cleaning nails in the woods. At that time, the knife that had both features was the Huntsman. Today, I go less into the woods. So any SAK would do so long as it has a scissors.

People - pay attention to Kentguy. His choice of the stockman is excellent. As I get older, slipping a slipjoint folder in the pocket is sufficient. I would not want to walk around in my urban environment wearing an external knife sheath or hanging a folder off a jeans pocket. Day-to-day, I am not filleting fish, battoning a tree, cutting open a deer, or engaging in hand-to-hand combat.
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#52
One thing I didn't want was a corkscrew.  The Tinker has the Philips head screwdriver in that spot.  A saw could be handy but I have one on my Gerber Suspension MT.

I personally like full serrations.

For pocket carry, the key chain pocket clip is the best thing since sliced bread!!!
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#53
(07-17-2017, 01:26 PM)David Wrote: One thing I didn't want was a corkscrew.  The Tinker has the Philips head screwdriver in that spot.  A saw could be handy but I have one on my Gerber Suspension MT.

I personally like full serrations.

For pocket carry, the key chain pocket clip is the best thing since sliced bread!!!

When I was in Europe I carried a Victorinox Swiss Army knife. I used the corkscrew more than anything else. Cry
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#54
Dave don't like wine.'08. Wink
If you look like food,you will be eaten.


I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.


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#55
I don't drink.  Well, that's not entirely true, if I have a sore throat I'll take a shot of spiced rum I bought in Grand Caymen about 7 years ago.  I've had about 3 shots out of it in all that time.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

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#56
I carry a Kershaw Zing SS.

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#57
I only carry folders for EDC.  So, no comments on fixed blade sheaths.

1.  Small and large Benchmade bidirectional sheaths.
     Used for the quality folders.  Used when my focus is on a sheath that could be carried vertically or  horizontally on a belt, but more importantly when a sheath is needed to slip into a pocket of pants or a jacket.  I am fully aware that velcro sheaths pick up lint, dust and fail sooner than a traditional snap leather sheath.  But, I am not wearing an EDC knife in a sheath on a belt on a daily basis.  The sheath would be going into a pocket, a brief case or a hide somewhere.  I just reached down on a ledge under the computer.  Black and silver discontinued Kershaw 1840 full size folders in such sheaths.  Protected.  Some sheathed Enduras/Al Mars in a drawer on the credenza next to the front door and an assortment of unsheathed 2 and 3 blade traditional folders in the letter inbasket near the front door.

2.  Raine bidirectional sheaths.
     Used for lesser quality folders.  Come in more precise sizes than the Benchmade sheaths.  Not likely to slip this bulkier sheath into a pocket.  A more rugged sheath than the Benchmade units.

3.  cheap, usually vertical , no name brand velcro sheaths and cheap seconds on snap lock leather sheaths.
     Used to protect Victorinox knives and traditional multi blade folders.  Not likely to carry the knife in a sheath when used.  Would normally just slip the knife into a pocket.
     I explain further.  Assume that I buy used Victorinox Huntsman model pocket knives from eBay.  Further assume that I clean, lube and sheath the TSA seized knives.  I am not carrying them on a daily basis or I am giving them as gifts to relatives and friends.  I want the knives protected and I want the user to have an option of placing the knife, within a sheath, on a belt.  Or maybe hanging it somewhere with a piece of 550 cord.
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#58
(06-13-2017, 02:42 PM)David Wrote:
(04-16-2017, 04:54 PM)David Wrote: I've got the Voyager Tanto in the EDC bag now as a back up.  I've switched to the Spyderco Byrd Hawkbill.

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The only think I don't like is the metal clip.  Couple of times it's caught on stuff and I've had to bend it back into shape which requires taking it off to do right.  The plastic clip on the Endura that is part of the handle never caught on anything in the more than 20 years I carried it.  But overall I like this knife and it's shape.


Caught it again!  Haven't bothered bending it back yet.  I'm going to go with the Cold Steel Voyager Tanto for now and see how it goes.  I really liked that Hawkbill but it's a pain when it snags.


I went back to the HB shortly after that post.  Got a small screwdriver set so I could remove the handle and straighten it out.  It's been fine since then.  I do like the Voyager Tanto tough so it's a toss up between the two.  The Tanto is overall a better knife.
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#59
Leatherman Wave. Trim Trio, LB-7 has replaced the Spyderco Rescue.
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#60
I've been carrying the CS Tanto the last several days for some field testing. I'm liking it quite a bit. May replace the Hawk Bill.
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