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Old 09-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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What knife are you carrying today?

For me the DPX HEST.

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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There are always at least two.

The "pocket knife" is a small Buck Model 308. The "defense knife" is a Benchmade Model 705, absolutely NO serrations wanted or needed. Both are "shave you" sharp using a final 6,000 grit wet stone finish.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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carry what i was issued- camillus mk3 mod 0 -still have 3 of them, 2 in unissued condition
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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4" Benchmade OTF Infidel
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Walt, I often carry a Flash II and gave one to Vicki to carry in her purse.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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Walt, I often carry a Flash II and gave one to Vicki to carry in her purse.
Yep, I use a knife daily at work to strip cable among other things, that's why I like a partially serrated blade.

But I keep it sharpened up and I expect it would perform other functions as well.

My personal pref is for Tanto points.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #9
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Who has carried a knife since he was very young.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:40 AM   #10
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:50 AM   #11
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A Benchmade Presidio Auto.
Unfortunately, it's illegal for non LEO's here in VA to carry an auto opener. I've also been told that technically if you're carrying a concealed firearm, you're not allowed to carry any knife over 4" in length.

Don't quite understand the rationale at work there...
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:54 AM   #12
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I don’t carry a knife for defense anymore, I just don’t see the need.
I carry a Victorinox Swiss Army that is no longer made, and I don’t remember the model; but it’s a darned near perfect knife.

It has:
Large Blade
Small Blade
Wood Saw (I really wish this wasn’t included; worthless to me)
Bottle Opener/Large Screwdriver
Can Opener/Small Screwdriver
Punch/Reamer (mostly worthless)
Hook (completely worthless to me)
Cork Screw (worthless to me, but it holds an eyeglass screwdriver, which is VERY handy)
Tooth pick
Tweezers
Ball Point Pen

So there’s a few things that are pretty much worthless to me, but I’m willing to put up with their presence so I can have the tools I use, because I REALLY use the rest of the tools quite a bit.
I have other pocket knives, some that were rather expensive, but I always come back to the Swiss Army because they’re so damn practical. They aren’t what I call a high quality knife, but they’re most certainly a good quality knife. They hold an edge reasonably well, and they’re easy to sharpen (especially with my Wal Mart special Smith ceramic sharpener; both blades sharp in under a minute). When I lost my last one, I immediately ordered up a new one, I just can’t seem to live without my Victorinox.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:15 AM   #13
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Unfortunately, it's illegal for non LEO's here in VA to carry an auto opener. I've also been told that technically if you're carrying a concealed firearm, you're not allowed to carry any knife over 4" in length.

Don't quite understand the rationale at work there...
Here in Sweet Home Alabama, auto knives are legal for everyone. The only prohibition in State law is that you may not carry a knife popularly described as "...a bowie or butcher knife..." concealed. (I know, that doesn't make any sense either, but...)

So how about the assisted opening opening knives? I've owned, and liked, a few of those. Are their any states that prohibit them? Anyone? Anyone?
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In Delaware we are limited to 3" blades for pocket carry (concealed). I misplaced/lost my longtime CRKT blade that apparently, is no longer made and just recently replaced it with the CRKT K.I.S.S.ASSist. It fits right in a little pocket on my seat cushion and the assisted opening might as well be automatic. I opted for the partial serrations as I find them quite handy and did not have them on my previous knife.

I have several blades retired in my knife box.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #15
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #16
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Geoff
Who has carried a knife since he was very young.
Me too, and I can tell you what they all were:

Camillus Cub Scout Knife

Camillus Boy Scout Knife

Camillus Deluxe Boy Scout Knife (bone handle)

Stiletto (WITH the BS knife)

Camillus USGI pocketknife (two of them)

Victorinox Adventurer (since about 1986)

CRKT M16 (for about five years now)
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If I’m carrying a locking folder (typically out in the field) it’s either:

Spyderco D’Allara
Gerber 06 Auto
Leatherman Surge
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #19
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On Each Side...

...I carry a Kershaw Ken Onion Leek, clipped into the outer corners of the back pockets of my pants. Years back, I started carrying one on the left side as I found it was more reliable to open under stress, in the non-dominant hand, than a similar knife with a thumb stud. I eventually decided to carry the same knife on the right side as well, instead of one of the more costly knives I had been using on the dominant side.

Around my neck I carry a CRKT Neckolas, along with a few other backup items on the lanyard. It's not that I was enamored of the shape of the blade that led to that choice; it was that I got tired of having the more practical CRKT Carson neck knife fall out of the custopm Kydex neck sheath, which lacked any retention feature beyond a snug fit.

Then there are the Leatherman tools...
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I have the little Kershaw Ken Onion "Chive". It was a bit of an impulse buy when I thought I’d try to carry something other than my Swiss. I still carry it or my CRKT Moneyclip size KISS when I want something very minimalistic in my pocket.

I tend to think Ken Onion is a very slick knifemaker/designer. The Kershaw renditions are a nice way to get his designs on a budget and still have a decent knife.

For the larger lock blade folders, I remain pretty dedicated to the Spyderco deisgns. The overall quality isn't quite up to Benchmade quality, but they're darned good knives and considerably less expensive than Benchmade; I don't feel like I'm giving anything up. And the original clipit one hand opening hole is still the best in my book. I’ve never cared for knives that have the little stud for one handed opening, those just catch on my pocket when I try to get the knife out, so I always end up removing them.

The “Clipit” style hole is THE way to go. Benchmade now makes some knives with the “Clipit” style hole; those are really hard to beat but you pay for it.
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