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Re: Your main folder/EDC?

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Post by teotwaki » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:27 am

longy wrote:I carry a cheap one, cause i lose it about once a month. Normally, I find them again, but I still lose about 2 per year. I'm not willing to take a $30 hit when I can take a $3 hit, and have virtually the same ability to do anything. I do keep a $50 (used, Ebay) modified Crunch in my BOB, but around town, i have a real tool kit in the vehicle, and a Cold Steel shovel, too. When you carry a gun, the knife's utility as a weapon means little or nothing.
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Post by Vallyn » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:54 am

Lately, Gerber BG pocket tool. http://a.co/0csrvl8 It's a little clunky, but I lost 2 Victorinox Tinkers to security checks (second time was really dumb on my part, should have anticipated it, but I've always got a knife and didn't think of it) in a matter of months and wanted something a bit cheaper. Still has a proper Phillips, which I consider secondary only to having a blade.

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Post by Asymetryczna » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:32 pm

Vallyn. I have found large plotted plants and buried my knife in an airport or two. Always there when I returned. Your TSA theft of knives options and results may vary.
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Post by Vallyn » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:05 pm

Asymetryczna wrote:Vallyn. I have found large plotted plants and buried my knife in an airport or two. Always there when I returned. Your TSA theft of knives options and results may vary.
I like that a lot, actually. Not sure it would have worked for that city council meeting, but I like it. :)

I really do need to EDC ziplock bags. Phone waterproofing, knife-burying protection against diligent plant-waterers....

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Post by echo83 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:08 am

EDC bags are a great idea!

I remember using chewing gum to stick a tiny Swiss Army knife to the bottom of a pay phone in the airport. Needless to say, it was the only option I could think of in a hurry, and I thought it was a pretty good one.

I flew back a few days later, and it was gone. I can only imagine how shady I must have looked on the security cameras.

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Post by grennels » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:41 pm

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Re: Your main folder/EDC?

Post by Towanda » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:05 pm

I've tried a few others, but I keep going back to the Spyderco Persistence that I've carried for the better part of seven years now.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:24 pm

For a long time I carried various Kershaw and CRKT folders, but for the past two years I've been carrying a Spyderco Tenacious.

Sure, it's one of the lower priced Spyderco blades, but it works for me and stays a hell of a lot sharper than the Kershaws I carried. I like it so much, I bought another one and then I bought a Spyderco Resilience a month ago. It's a bit big for EDC, but it'll still work if I do decide to carry it.

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Re: Your main folder/EDC?

Post by Barricade » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:42 pm

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:For a long time I carried various Kershaw and CRKT folders, but for the past two years I've been carrying a Spyderco Tenacious.

Sure, it's one of the lower priced Spyderco blades, but it works for me and stays a hell of a lot sharper than the Kershaws I carried. I like it so much, I bought another one and then I bought a Spyderco Resilience a month ago. It's a bit big for EDC, but it'll still work if I do decide to carry it.

I can't stand CRKT's Safety catch in the back, seriously a knife doesn't need two locks. My Spyderco Tenacious is a favorite, it stays sharp as hell and deploys slicker than oil slick.

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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:01 pm

Barricade wrote:
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:For a long time I carried various Kershaw and CRKT folders, but for the past two years I've been carrying a Spyderco Tenacious.

Sure, it's one of the lower priced Spyderco blades, but it works for me and stays a hell of a lot sharper than the Kershaws I carried. I like it so much, I bought another one and then I bought a Spyderco Resilience a month ago. It's a bit big for EDC, but it'll still work if I do decide to carry it.

I can't stand CRKT's Safety catch in the back, seriously a knife doesn't need two locks. My Spyderco Tenacious is a favorite, it stays sharp as hell and deploys slicker than oil slick.
The second safety thing is one reason why I stopped carrying my CRKT knives.

And I'll agree on the Tenacious staying sharp and deploying quickly.

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Re: Your main folder/EDC?

Post by AlexanderPain » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:32 am

I recently bought a Kershaw Filter knife from Walmart for EDC. You can see it here on the Kershaw site: https://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/filter.

It has a "flipper" and is an assisted opening knife for fast deployment. It has a very cool "blackwash" finish and a very usable 3 1/4" blade length. Since the knife is all metal, it seems a little heavier and more substantial than some of the other pocket knives in my collection. The "blackwash" finish makes the knife look like antique metal like a firearm that has lost much of its bluing. The shape of the knife and the gray color reminds me a bit of H.R. Giger's depictions of aliens.

This knife replaces the Kershaw 1550ST Blackout that I carried regularly for about 7 years. I still carry that one regularly, but I think it may have lost a screw or rivet somewhere along the way. I think I like the lighter weight of the Blackout a little better for EDC. But, the Filter is nice looking knife and will be in my pocket most of the time.
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Re: Your main folder/EDC?

Post by taipan821 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:40 am

I've recently changed to an Opinel No7, with beech handle and carbon steel blade.

It is only suitable for light cutting tasks, but I'm using it more than I used my previous knife.
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