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Ok. Shiny time to jump start the thread.

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LOL. EDU then? That particular Benchmade has been to over 20 countries and I have been known to dummy-cord it here and there. The Spydercos just get replaced when I need a new one. I find them on ebay for less than $40 normally.
$40 for a endura is a outstanding price, but even at that price, too much. I posted earlier that I now carried a $10 utility folder that suited my needs . Til I lost that one too. I then scrounged around in my knife box and came out with a Smith &Wesson double folder and thought , well why not. Everyone knows Smith & Wesson are known for their.,,. Umm knives. But since then I found a little folder on sale at Walmart for the low low low price of $3.48. Seems sturdy enough and took a good edge. It has a better clip then its predecessor so maybe it will last long enough for a proper test. If not... Wth
its less then four bucks
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seven months later . Still carrying the $ 4 .00 Walmart special. Mac mine is slightly different.

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Would I rate it for EOTW/SHTF/ZA ? Only if that's all I had. But since I originally posted this I put a cold steel peacemaker ll in my edc bag. ( which is more of a GHB since I normally don't always carry it on my person) . The peacemaker is a nice light knife but sturdy that has a clip on the sheath for belt or boot. It's too large for polite society and I feel silly wearing it on the boot for normal circumstances.
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08/13 spoke too soon... as near as I can figure I used it in the barn. set it on pick up bed edge and it fell off later going down the highway. Heard something bounce off against the truck underside. Good thing I bought two last time. :roll:

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flybynight wrote:
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$40 for a endura is a outstanding price, but even at that price, too much. I posted earlier that I now carried a $10 utility folder that suited my needs . Til I lost that one too. I then scrounged around in my knife box and came out with a Smith &Wesson double folder and thought , well why not. Everyone knows Smith & Wesson are known for their.,,. Umm knives. But since then I found a little folder on sale at Walmart for the low low low price of $3.48. Seems sturdy enough and took a good edge. It has a better clip then its predecessor so maybe it will last long enough for a proper test. If not... Wth
its less then four bucks



I bought that exact same knife at Walmart. Think it was an Ozark Trail but I threw out the blisterpak and there are no markings on it. I keep that one in my car now. My price was $3.88+. It seems to have vinyl bushings between the blade and the handle so, as yet, I haven't mastered the one hand deploy with it. I'm sure if you use it a lot the vinyl will wear out loosening the blade.

Bought it to replace this $5 Sheffield whose rubberized handle coating has gotten sticky for no reason. Here they are next to each other.

Sheffield top, WM388 bottom.
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i carry a minimalist, and a kershaw shuffle.


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MacW, a great reminder to folks that you don't have to spend a lot to have what you need. Indirectly, I also suspect that the powerball tickets in the picture is really a reminder that anything can happen so it is best to be prepared. Calculating the odds, I find that there is a better chance that a great white shark may ride a lightning bolt down and into the disco themed end of the year party I have been invited to. Having not purchased one this year, I might just end the year right by taking those odds. If I win, I will send you a knife or two.

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Asymetryczna wrote:
MacW, a great reminder to folks that you don't have to spend a lot to have what you need. Indirectly, I also suspect that the powerball tickets in the picture is really a reminder that anything can happen so it is best to be prepared. Calculating the odds, I find that there is a better chance that a great white shark may ride a lightning bolt down and into the disco themed end of the year party I have been invited to. Having not purchased one this year, I might just end the year right by taking those odds. If I win, I will send you a knife or two.


That's our office pool loser, mainly in there for the date, but thanks, if you win I'll take a Monarch Steampunk Dragon Knife

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Or maybe a Searpoint Lace Knife

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Don't Google the prices on those until after you win.

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Lately, I've been alternating between a Kershaw/Emerson CQC-4K (the K denotes it's a Kershaw and not a true Emerson. Or so that's what the internet says anyway) and a CRKT Ikoma Fossil.

I like the Fossil more because it's a little easier to deploy than the Kershaw/Emerson CQC-4K and it fits my hand better. The only issue I had with the Fossil is the scales were a little sharp on the edges. A couple passes with a small jeweler's file fixed that issue for me and everything is super smooth now.

The Kershaw/Emerson now rides in my chest rig along with my old Leatherman Wave since I switched to Leatherman Wingman for EDC.

ETA: Prices on the Kershaw/Emerson and CRKT Fossil are $28.95 and $49.97 respectively. Both can be had cheaper if you look hard enough or catch the sales online or in stores.

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MacWa77ace wrote:

Don't Google the prices on those until after you win.


:ooh: :shock:

I googled...

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SCBrian wrote:
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Don't Google the prices on those until after you win.


:ooh: :shock:

I googled...


I googled it as well. :shock:

Man, that's an expensive knife. I didn't even pay that much money for my truck.

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Funny, and quite a knife, but even grossly rich I would not give up my practical side. I was leaning toward something you could carry every day, tactically, like this camo gun knife I saw on Ebay.

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Asymetryczna wrote:
Funny, and quite a knife, but even grossly rich I would not give up my practical side. I was leaning toward something you could carry every day, tactically, like this camo gun knife I saw on Ebay.

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That's my EDC!



Actually I generally carry a folder and a fixed blade. The folder is my multi-purpose knife, the fixed blade is my Defensive EDC.

I carry a CRKT Obake horizontally on my appendix for weak side reverse grip draw, or cross body with my shooting hand (I'm a southpaw). I carried a Kabar TDI/Hinderer "Hinderance" as my defensive knife for a while, but the retension lock is no good for reverse grip draw.


for a folder I alternate between a Gerber 06 Serrated Tanto A mech buddy in the Corps used to use and I found at wal-mart, and the CRKT HIssatsu Folder.


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12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
SCBrian wrote:
MacWa77ace wrote:

Don't Google the prices on those until after you win.


:ooh: :shock:

I googled...


I googled it as well. :shock:

Man, that's an expensive knife. I didn't even pay that much money for my truck.

You can't put a price on friendsh....... ( sorry I can't type while laughing so hard )

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Leatherman Skeletool and Kershaw RJ Tactical 3.0.

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Swiss army Swiss tool.

Yep I am Mr boring.

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I carried a Cold Steel Medium Voyager Tanto for about a year but lost it a few weeks ago. Always loved the Medium Espada so I got one on Ebay last week. I love it, but it's a little big for EDC, I think, and I don't know if they offer a "small" Espada? I'll probably pick up another Voyager Tanto next week, not a bad knife for 35 bucks, and served me well enough.

I can't bring myself to spend too much on a folder, sunglasses or a cellphone because I'm always losing or breaking them lol.


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My main folder is a Benchmade 710, and for a EDC pocketknife nowadays I am using a Victorinox Explorer, mainly because it has a nice phillips scredriver but it also has a magnifying glass that turns out to be pretty handy too.


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SAK in the front pocket still. I had a couple different Manix 2s for main use, but recently got a CRKT Homefront and am really digging it.

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Now, it's either a Spyderco Resilience
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I wish I could get a Bechmade like that but I am just to cheap. Even if I bought it I wouldn't be able to bring myself to use it. It would just be a picture of the knife inside the box.
NO! You Fool! You removed it from the original packaging. My only weakness.
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My main folder is a Benchmade 710, and for a EDC pocketknife nowadays I am using a Victorinox Explorer, mainly because it has a nice phillips scredriver but it also has a magnifying glass that turns out to be pretty handy too.

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My EDC is a Schrade (US) 7OT, a "Demo" knife or SAK "Huntsman", Imperial (Ireland) Barlow, and a SAK Signature.
When I get back to Florida, a Buck 301 Stockman will replace the Barlow, and a BUCK 110 will take over for the 7OT.
And yes, I carry all of them at the same time.


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I EDC a Gerber Paraframe with partially serrated blade. Under $30.00. Blade is 3'. I've been carrying one for years, and I'd be hard pressed to find a better combination of value and durability:

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I also EDC a Gerber MP600 with carbide cutters. Under $70.00. It's a recent addition, too new to provide much feedback.

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I don't have a main folder anymore. I use to then it fell in a desert in Kuwait and now some weirdo prolly has it but it was a SOG one I got for a present from my bf at the time. Now if I have to use a knife I use the back up tanto folder I use to carry. I have some auto beachmeads but I never use those cause they just scare me.


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