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Old 10-08-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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What Folding Knives Do You Carry

For everyday carry I have a few folding knives I like to carry. They are: Benchmade AFCK (1995), still my favorite
Benchmade Doug Ritter
Spyderco Mini Dyad (in my mission wallet)
Kershaw Ken Onion Scallion
I carry these as mood dictates.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:42 AM   #2
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Always have my Benchmade 834 Combo Edge
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:57 AM   #3
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I recently switched to a Harsey T2 ranger and retired my Microtech SOCOM Elite auto. I had a Large Classic Sebenza, but the cost of the piece made me nervous about loss, so I didn't carry it much and sold it. I'm getting the itch for another BM Stryker auto, since I gave my old one to a friend going over to the Sandbox.
I'll bet most of us here could fill a room with all the blades we try on for size before finding the one that fits.
Kbar, now that I think of it, it IS a mood thing, isn't it?
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Old 10-08-2004, 09:09 AM   #4
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spyderco titanium police- spidey edge
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Old 10-08-2004, 09:21 AM   #5
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I also have a Microtech. Its the Lightfoot LLC combo edge with stonewashed blade. Its a really nice looking knife, but I forgot all about it. I'll have to put it in my daily lineup. "LVMPDawg", thanks for reminding me.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:32 PM   #6
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I too carry a Benchmade AFCK. Mine is one of the newer ones with the oval hole and axis lock. Mine is D2 steel as well. Great knife.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:44 PM   #7
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"Magnumtc" The AFCK's of that time period were ATS-34. I like the blade because I can put it in my "Lansky" sharpener (use 20 degree setting) and have it shaving sharp within a few minutes. I hear the D2's are really nice, and lots of people prefer it to ATS-34.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:40 PM   #8
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D2 steel is fine stuff, however, their older knives had liner locks which I am partial to. They seemed to have fixed a nonexistent problem with the Axis lock (liners never failed me). It looks strong enough, but I can't get used to it.
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Old 10-08-2004, 07:51 PM   #9
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Kbar, agree with you on the older designs. I like the look of the older AFCK better than the new. I always wanted one, but hesitated and they changed to the axis lock. ATS-34 is a fine choice. I have another Benchmade with ATS-34 and the combi edge. I believe the older AFCK's had titanium locks at one time. Correct me if I am wrong. Anyway, love my Benchmades!
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Old 10-08-2004, 07:58 PM   #10
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Depending on my mood.

S&W Extrene Ops
CRKT Carson M-16
CRKT Mirage
CRKT Crawford Kasper
Kershaw Scallion

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Old 10-09-2004, 09:33 AM   #11
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Benchmade, wife bought it for me for my B-day
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:02 AM   #12
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Ancient Spyderco Standard for both myself and Lfox. SpyderEdge.

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Old 10-10-2004, 01:42 PM   #13
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spyderco military, leatherman wave got my bases covered
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:52 PM   #14
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Balisongs. Always and without fail. I like the longer blade length in a slim package, I like the ease of opening. Besides, nothing says badass like twirling the butterfly open.
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Old 10-10-2004, 09:22 PM   #15
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Kershaw Blackout.
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:12 PM   #16
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Benchmade Mini Griptilla [sic?]
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:32 AM   #17
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cool steel voyager 6inch blade sharp as the devils wit
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:44 AM   #18
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Cold Steel Voyager 4in. Tanto point.
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Old 10-12-2004, 08:42 AM   #19
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Spyderco.... yup... always have.

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Old 10-12-2004, 09:10 AM   #20
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I have several knives which I rotate regularly through as my every day carry knife. I like to carry custom made knives and mostly carry those made by Ernie Emerson, Bob Terzuola and The Strider Guys.

Of late I have been carrying my Strider SMF more often than not.

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