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Now that our online membership has increased dramatically, I thought I would start a discussion in my area of "what knife (or knives in some cases) do you carry?"

I know I am not the typical person because besides being a gun nut I am also a knife nut. On a daily basis I carry the following:

Right Pocket:

Benchmade "Limited Edition" Model 940 Osborne with Axis Lock/Combo Blade (Red/Black marbled color)

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Model 5212 Rollock in Red

Left Pocket

Kershaw Ken Onion Chive

CRKT Delila's Peck (polished stainless with gold appointments)

On work keyring attached to belt

Swiss-Tech Micro-Plus 8-in-1 Tool

Leatherman Squirt S4 Tool

I look forward to hearing what others carry.

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Mike, On my 17th birthday (1976) My mother gave me a Buck knife. The kind with a single locking blade that comes with a belt sheath. I took it back to the store and exchanged it for the smaller pocket size version. It may have been called the "Executive" or something like that I don't remember. It fit perfectly in my pocket and was a beautiful piece. After I broke my back and ended up sitting in a wheelchair it went from my pants pocket to the handy side pocket of my backpack. Last year for my birthday my wife got me a Leatherman WAVE tool and I got myself the Leatherman Micro tool.

The Micro-tool resides on my keychain and the WAVE and the Buck (yes I still carry it mostly for sentimental reasons) are easily accessible in my backpack.

I use the Leatherman tools all the time, I rarely use the Buck but will never part with it.

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Mike you are a knife nut!

You should call yourself MiketheKnife instead of Mikegunner! Four kives it two pockets and two more on your belt. :shock:

Do you actually use them all? It seems like a bit of overlap to me. Which is your favorite/most used?

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SpecialEd said:
"You should call yourself MiketheKnife instead of Mikegunner!
Ed,

I won't tell you exactly HOW many guns I have, but suffice it to say, I have more than twice as many guns as I have knives!!

And, yes I do use all 4 knives I carry (that is why I carry them). The onion goes in my left pocket because with the "spring assisted mechanism" I am able to open it easily with my off hand. The "Peck" actually is in with my change/money because it is so small --- and the two in my right pocket are totally different knives -- the Benchmade is a larger knife with a combo blade that is good for protection among other things -- the Rollock I mainly use for opening packages/boxes etc... as it has a plain edge.

Mike

And --- the ultimate answer as to WHY I carry 4 knives is the same reason a dog licks himself -- because he can! ;)
 

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Leave it to you for a great answer! :wink:

I looked up a couple of the knives you mentioned and I thought that Rollock looked pretty neat. What do you think of Spyderco? I hear a lot about them.

BTW, My older son is 9 years old now. He has been bugging for a pocket knife for when he turns 10. I had quite a collection of pocket knives when I was his age (nothing special, mostly boy scout knives and old pen-knives that my grandfather gave me. I had a knife in my pocket everyday from then on even in school. But these days I'm afraid to get him one because of all the ridiculous political correctness. Isn't that a shame?

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Ed,

Spyderco makes some knives that are not that bad, especially when you look at the price point of them. I personally have not carried a Spyderco for a long time. Kinda like the difference between a Ford Escort and a Lincoln LS --- both are cars and will get you where you want to go, but the LS is better quality and has more features.

The biggest problem with giving a child TODAY a knife is that if he makes the poor decision to leave it in his pocket or backpack when he goes to school -- and gets caught --- he WILL get expelled under their "ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY". I read where a teenager (honor student) was caught having a table knife visible in her car and was expelled and lost out on being either Validictorian or Salutorian (I forget which)

Heck, in January, I went to watch a "Toughman" contest that was being staged at a National Guard Armory near here. No signs posted outside about no CCW or "weapons" or knives, and once inside there was a "Barney Fife" local cop frisking/patting down people as they entered --- of course, he grabs my knives -- "I'm taking these!!" --- and I told him nicely "THE F- you are!!" :wink: After a short discussion, he "allowed" me the benefit of taking them back out to my car. Funniest thing was --- the dumba$$ did not even think twice as he patted over my Kel Tec P32 w/pocket slipper laser in my back pocket!!!!!! 8) 8)

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Right front pants pocket: Emerson CQC7.
Watch pocket or some other pants or vest pocket: Swiss Army 3-blade penknife (knife blade, nail file, scissors, toothpick and tweezers)
Inside lower left pocket of RR 5-11 vest: 1st gen. Gerber Guardian w/velcro backed sheath.
 

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History Channel show on Buck Knives today

Well that settles it! I 'm just gonna have to get some more knives, now where to start. (I really like the looks of that Rollock)

BTW, The History Channel show "Hands on History" is having a marathon today and one of the shows will feature the history of the Buck Knife. It airs at 12:00 noon and 6:00PM Eastern time.

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SpecialEd said:
Well that settles it! I 'm just gonna have to get some more knives, now where to start
Ed,
alot of knife selection is just like gun selection-- 1) Personal Preference 2) Cost/what you have budgeted or are willing to spend

That said, I will tell you that my preference is for knives that I can open and close with one hand. That is what rules out most Spyderco Knives for me.

Your next dilemma will be the choice of serrated, non-serrated and combo blade --- and then you have to decide on blade length. All of the factors are affected by your intended use!!

Good luck making your decisions. ;)

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Whoa!

Emerson Commander $220.00 Ouch! I guess I'm just gonna have to get out my old Buck knife and sharpen it... which brings me to the next obvious question...

What do you guys use fore sharpening?

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Emerson Commander $220.00 Ouch!
Ed,

Just like with cars --- MSRP and street prices can vary greatly depending upon where you buy it. Emerson does sell some of his "non-customs" thru distributors.

What do you guys use fore sharpening?
Depends --- for quick jobs on regular knives, I use a Fortune Products, Inc. "Accusharp" hand held sharpener --- For my higher end knives I have a Lansky sharpener

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Thanks guys for your answers and especially your patients :oops:
Especially you Mike. There certainly are too many ways for me to spend my limited funds. I guess I could always trade my F.E.G. in on a knife or two... NOT! Now that I have found a true Browning the F.E.G. makes a great beater gun and gives me a good opportunity to practice before I tear into the Browning.

Sure wish I could use my pants pockets again! Other than standing up to pee that might just be what I miss the most :lol:

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Ed,

You are welcome. And, if you are interested in a knife, look around, there are alot of what I would consider nice knives that are not in what I would consider the high dollar category. Most manufacturers have products at low price points.(Street pricing under $50) Look at Gerber, SOG, Cold Steel, Kershaw and many others.
A good place to start would be HERE!
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I've been through AMBACK's listing already BUT, as you know, I have to put my mits on 'em before I make up my mind. Once I know what I like then I can shop around for the best price.

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Ed --

Then go to either Dicks, Wally World, Sports Authority or some other sporting goods seller --- then you can hold the knife ------ after doing that --- come online to Amback.com and save yourself some money$$!!


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Always at least one, usually at least two.

This is almost always in the right rear pocket.

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while this one is often in the left rear pocket.

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What exactly are they Jar? That top one sure looks like it's seen some use. How long have you had it?

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SpecialEd said:
What exactly are they Jar? That top one sure looks like it's seen some use. How long have you had it?

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The top one is an old Don Greenaway. I have had it for a long time and yes, it's seen a lot of use. It's probably one of my favorite knives.

the bottom is a left hander from Bob Terzoula. It's his ATCF model. I got it made left handed for weak side carry.
 

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i am a maintenance director for a Y.M.C.A. i normally carry two knives and sometimes three. i buy quality knives, but not expensive ones. i carry a gerber multi-plier and a gerber ez-out.
i used to carry a victorknox (sp) swiss army type knife. i stopped that when i started carrying a flashlight on my belt. with the multi-plier, flashlight, cellphone, and keys another belt knife was too much. and when i add a gun and spare magazine, i really went over the top with stuff on my belt. sometimes, i feel like batman with his batbelt. i hate to admit it but i abuse my knives. they are used frequently. i open boxes, cut apples, peel oranges, strip wires, remove splinters, cut rope and string, pry, hammer. and whatever i need to do to get the job done.
my knives are well maintained, ready for whatever arises.
i cannot, in my mind, justify an expensive knife. if i break or lose a $30.00 knife, i will be bummed out but not overly so. if i were to break or lose a $120.00 + knife, i would be devistated.
i prefer a lockback to a liner lock. i guess that is just what i am used to. the lockback design seems stronger to me, but realistically the linerlock is plenty strong.
 
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