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Offline Polar Bear

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What knife are you carrying now?
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:34:02 PM »
Right now, for me, it's a light blue Opinel 7.  Slow to open, but with a sweet blade and a great locking system that won't slip shut.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 07:43:41 PM »
Right now, sitting around in pajamas, a Gerber Paraframe:
http://www.gerbergear.com/Activity/EVERYDAY/Knives/Paraframe-I-knife_22-48446
Inexpensive, functional, and if it comes to, highly replaceable.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 07:45:57 PM »
I have a Leatherman Squirt PS4 with its mighty 1½" blade. 8)

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 08:14:16 PM »
Depends. Right now...

Around the house Stanley 99E or the Milwaukee flip open box cutter.

Out and about Victorinox Outrider. No better combination has been made. It is the urban/suburban carry.

Something tactical? SOG Trident. Just works. A friend got me to try the CRKT M212-14SF and while I like it in use it's clunky and tarnishes easy.

Yardwork is a Mora II. I just don't care about it...

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 10:41:05 PM »
Old Timer

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 05:11:45 AM »
Mora , Gerber compact scout, Buck 110, Condor Rodan 6" , Cold steel bush knife,Zero Tolerance folder, SCHF9 Schrade....and a few other knives of various utility.SOG,Magnum Bush knife,Ontario RAT,Gerber EAB,BACHO carpenter....I have more that I forget the names...but most often the Gerber Compact Scout...a tiny pocket folder.

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Grylls-Compact-Scout-31-000760/dp/B004HYHKH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512562277&sr=8-1&keywords=gerber+compact+scout+knife

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 07:21:57 AM »
Right pocket is a SOG Escape folding knife (not that happy with it but works) Left pocket is the Gerber EAB lite utility knife (Jack recommended and got cheap on Tspaz)

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 08:03:26 AM »
In order of frequency:  Victorinox Compact, Doug Ritter Griptillian, Victorinox Outlander, Buck Vantage Pro Sm & Lg, Gerber EAB, Kershaw Blur.

The State building I'm at 2-3 days per week has a no weapons policy, so for the last two years I've been using the Compact Swiss Army (Outlander is too big for some pants) in the hope that it won't raise too many red flags if I have to empty my pockets for whatever reason.  I had been carrying the Vantages for about 5 years on a daily basis, but decided not to push my luck, especially after the increased security that came with the San Bernardino shooting.  The Griptillian has been carried on nightly dog walking duty for a dozen years now, I've got gate keys and remotes on its lanyard so nothing gets misplaced or forgotten when rounding up the dogs.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 08:26:41 AM »
Leatherman Blast for work. I use at least one of the tools once a week at work and is a great help.

When I'm not at work I have a basic Swiss Army Knife for a trimmed down but similar multi tool.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 08:40:54 AM »
Boker 117474 Rosewood Stockman - I always like the simple multi-blade pattern as an EDC. I use the long blade for food (I hate plastic knives), the sheepsfoot as a utility blade (tapped boxes, etc), and the spey as a spare sharp blade.
I have other blades that I use for camping (Gerber LMF II) and around the homestead (random cheapos, slowly getting replaced by mora-type as the others break).
I used to EDC a Leatherman Charge TTi and CRKT M16, both awesome, but stopped since I no longer do community theater and front line technical support.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 10:06:02 AM »
Gerber EAB lite (in a zippo belt holder)
Classic SAK
Leatherman Blast

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 10:27:28 AM »
Leatherman juice S2 nothing fancy but practical. With a 2 1/4 inch blade..gotcha beat by 3/4 of an inch Mr Bill  ::)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 10:40:18 AM by chad »

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 10:56:32 AM »
When working I do not carry a knife at all. It is against policy.
However there is usually a Swiss Army labeled tool close at hand.

Off duty usually a Buck 110 and a Swiss Army knife

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 11:12:04 AM »
The red Kershaw Blur is my usual daily carry. I bought it at their seconds sale so I work it pretty hard without being afraid of damage.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 11:23:39 AM »
Sometime this Monday I lost my Kershaw Leek 1660.  Miss that little knife.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 11:32:47 AM »
I really like both the Blur and the Leek. I’d carry them more if the clips positioned the knife lower in the pocket so the end didn’t show so much.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 11:37:54 AM »
I really like both the Blur and the Leek. I’d carry them more if the clips positioned the knife lower in the pocket so the end didn’t show so much.

Some co-workers used to object, but the trick is to offer to cut open their incoming packages and they soften up to the idea.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 02:47:14 PM »
There's an avalanche I carried forever laying somewhere around here. I love their knives but for some reason that clip will catch on anything. Ah, memory is serving. It's in the range bag. I can grip the G10 handle if I'm a little oily.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 07:34:17 PM »
Today I'm carrying the Buck 110 Hunter non finger grooved.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 08:17:19 PM »
I do have a few of the "juice" style knifes...find them quite handy. 


Around the house I will carry a super knife II; which is one of the best box cutters I have owned.  A more refind Kershaw  3" blade sone washed with assist seems to be my fav real knife.  It sort of looks too thin to feel good in the hand; but it is wonderful.  I picked it up as a tool bag knife, but now by go to around the house.


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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 05:03:01 AM »
My EDC (wearing jeans, not at work) is a Swiss Army Camper, Leatherman Micra and a Kershaw Hype. If I am hiking or working outdoors the Kershaw is replaced  with a Benchmade Barrage.  If I am wearing slacks I might replace the Kershaw Hype with a Kershaw Leek.

I really like the assisted opening models for a main knife.  So dang handy when I am working on things and need a quick blade opened surely.  The barrage especially slams the blade open.  I am not too keen on the liner lock of the Kershaws for heavy duty work.  For everyday stuff it seems adequate.  But for heavier work or out away form civilization and my life might depend on a knife for working in survival situation and not cut my fingers, then I like the Axis lock of the Benchmade.  The assisted Axis lock and the automatic Benchmade (a friend was issued one when deployed) are very fast and lock up solid.

I really like the thin blade of the SAK knives in general for finer work.  And after trying a few models I've decided the Camper is the ideal for me: medium size like the Tinker but has the wood/bone saw usually found on the larger knives like the Hunter.  Also has a corkscrew which is actually one of the more frequent "does anyone have a ______ handy?" tools, especially at family outings.  I like that Victorinox came out with larger models and locking blades and even the Spyderco style thumbhole opening.  But in practice I would rather have a dedicated blade assisted opening knife, along with a medium size SAK, rather than one large SAK. I use the main blade for cutting food stuff (great for an apple, carrots, or cheese), the bottle opener, toothpick, and occasionally the can opener.  The wood saw is a just-in-case tool for firemaking if stranded. Or field amputation!!!

The Micra I usually just use the nail file.  Doing manual work tears up my nails and being able to file them down a bit when out and about is the best prevention to tearing them, or minimizing the damage already done.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 05:33:59 AM »
Whenever I travel abroad I bring a SAK Camper. I've been to Europe several times and the most used items are the corkscrew, bottle opener, tweezers, and bread knife (saw). Ironically the "Camper" is ideal for eating on the go in an urban environment.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2017, 11:35:28 AM »
Main knife depends on what pair of pants am I currently wearing :) Which also depends on where I'm going. Most of the time here at home and in the woods around my home, I wear Gorka pants that have a Kizlyar Irtish on the belt. Good knife for all general cutting tasks and good fighting one as well, in case I needed that. Highly unlikely in the woods of course. My other local favourite is CS Recon Scout, old SMIII blade series. Great heavy duty knife that can not only be used for all cutting, but can be pretty effective chopping tool as well. I tend to carry it for longer trips, when I'm not bringing an axe with me. When I go to city, I tend to carry CS Black Bear Classic. It's above all a figting knife, I actually think of it as a modern day smallsword, as it can be used in similar way due to the secondary guard on it. Since it's much more likely to need a defensive fighting blade than an outdoors blade among so many people, I think it's a good choice. And since I rarely use it for any work, I know it's always razor sharp.
Along with these main knives, I tend to carry some folders....the old CS Voyager and Recon 1 series mostly. Plus a multitool in my bag or pocket.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2017, 02:14:36 PM »
In my jacket pocket i carry a leatherman rebar.
In my backpack i have a "Lansky World Legal". You might find it ugly, i don't. It is safe for me to carry so i do not get in any legal troubble.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2017, 03:54:06 PM »
Oddly at the moment, just a Swiss Army knife that I have owned since I was a 13 year old Boy Scout.

I generally carry a CRKT M16-12Z also. 

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2017, 08:13:56 PM »
Leatherman Sidekick today.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2017, 04:52:58 AM »
  Today I carry a BOKER Magnum Bush Companion...a $20 heavy folder with PAKAWOOD slab handles ,a 3 1/2" heavy 440 stainless ,liner locked blade. It is a tough and good looking ,sharp pry bar of a blade that is easy to sharpen (and easy to dull) that is the kind of knife I just don't worry about damage or loss with daily use...yet it looks like quality.It 'pockets' well as it is slimmer and smoother,though about as heavy,as my long time favorite...
the buck 110.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2017, 07:43:45 PM »

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2017, 08:10:21 PM »
Got a real Swiss Army knife with my name on it for Christmas. Mom was just in Switzerland 2 weeks ago.

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Re: What knife are you carrying now?
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2017, 08:12:18 PM »
Cool.

I've been carrying a Leatherman, but I forget the model.  It is pliers and a knife blade only.