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Pocket knives

mjohnsmjohns Member
edited February 2014 in The Pub (Off Topic)
Waaay of topic, I know, but what does everyone carry? Where I live a good knife is a staple.
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  • bryanikonbryanikon Member
    edited February 2014 PM
    I had been carrying a Kershaw Skyline for the last couple years, and then found my Spyderco Tenacious and decided to carry that again. Thinking about buying a Rat-2.
  • mjohnsmjohns Member
    edited February 2014 PM
    I had been carrying a Kershaw Skyline for that last couple of years, and then found my Spyderco Tenacious and decided to carry that again. Thinking about buying a Rat-2.
    Ive had my eye on a Spyderco Civillian for a while. Just hate to shell out 200 bucks for one.
  • cheap Spyderco, forgot the model.

    I use my knives as screwdriver, pry bar, hammer, etc. so no fancy steel for me.
  • Right now I'm carrying a Case large Stockman with cv blades. I've always been partial to Case.
  • Well, I recently lost my original (real titanium) Cold Steel Ti-Lite--dammit to H E Double Hockey Sticks!!!!! I've had that bad boy clipped to my trousers for 13 freakin' years.

    So, just acquired a Cold Steel Hold Out II. More blade, and the Tri-Ad lock is amazing, but I sure do miss my old friend.
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  • bryanikonbryanikon Member
    edited February 2014 PM
    @mjohns‌ I've been thinking about getting a Case Backpocket or a Trapper. Case makes purdy knives :)
    I've been eyeing the Spyderco Native for a while, but I'm too cheap to fork out the money for it. I'll stick with my budget folders for now.

    @MajorMajor‌ I've used my Tenacious pretty hard and put some nasty nicks in the blade using it as a screwdriver. With some time and love you can bring that edge back.
  • I carried a Spyderco titanium Special Police for a number of years--wicked fast to deploy--no need for the spider hole, just a flick of the wrist. I could never get quite the edge I wanted on it, so sold it and got the Ti-Lite--put a 17 degree edge on it and it was great. I hope someone else is enjoying it now, and knows what they found.
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  • @mjohns‌ I've been thinking about getting a Case Backpocket or a Trapper. Case makes purdy knives :)

    Yes they do. Just make sure you hand select it, as their quality can fluctuate (I'm ashamed to say).
  • I've carried cheaper lockblades in the past but lately it's been a Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman. Great little knife as are all Victorinox blades. Have a Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD on the way in the mail, should be here tomorrow, will put that one on my keychain mainly because it has the flat head screwdriver that's perfect for scooping up snuff.

    I have been looking at Case knives also. They look very well made and I'm sure when I get some extra cash I'll buy one. But for now I'm trying to build a collection of Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army Knives, I just think their really cool.
  • I carry a variety of knives clipped on my pocket. Benchmade, Kersahw CRKT. My work knives are Byrds, they take a great edge and I don't care much if they get banged up, lost or otherwise destroyed. Always backed up by a Swiss Army, Case or Opinel. If I don't have a knife on me I'm naked or in an airport. Knives, guns and pipes never have enough of any of 'em.
  • I've carried cheaper lockblades in the past but lately it's been a Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman. Great little knife as are all Victorinox blades. Have a Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD on the way in the mail, should be here tomorrow, will put that one on my keychain mainly because it has the flat head screwdriver that's perfect for scooping up snuff.

    I have been looking at Case knives also. They look very well made and I'm sure when I get some extra cash I'll buy one. But for now I'm trying to build a collection of Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army Knives, I just think their really cool.
    Too bad Case went out of business and sold out out, they made some great knives.

    I have a Victorinox Champ and Champion (and a Fisherman and a couple of their keychaine models), but have carried a US Made Schrade Tough Tool for the last 14 years (can't vouch for the currenty Taiwan-Made ones, after Scharde sold out). It is perfect for my job (IT). For "emergency" purposes, I carry Cold Steel.

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  • mjohnsmjohns Member
    edited March 2014 PM
    I've carried cheaper lockblades in the past but lately it's been a Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman. Great little knife as are all Victorinox blades. Have a Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD on the way in the mail, should be here tomorrow, will put that one on my keychain mainly because it has the flat head screwdriver that's perfect for scooping up snuff.

    I have been looking at Case knives also. They look very well made and I'm sure when I get some extra cash I'll buy one. But for now I'm trying to build a collection of Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army Knives, I just think their really cool.


    Too bad Case went out of business and sold out out, they made some great knives.

    I have a Victorinox Champ and Champion (and a Fisherman and a couple of their keychaine models), but have carried a US Made Schrade ToughTool for the last 14 years (can't vouch for the currenty Taiwan-Made ones, after Scharde sold out). It is perfect for my job (IT). For "emergency" purposes, I carry Cold Steel.



    Where did you hear they went out of business? I buy a Case knife every year from their new lines and currently carry a 2013 model stockman. Maybe I missed something?
  • I've carried cheaper lockblades in the past but lately it's been a Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman. Great little knife as are all Victorinox blades. Have a Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD on the way in the mail, should be here tomorrow, will put that one on my keychain mainly because it has the flat head screwdriver that's perfect for scooping up snuff.

    I have been looking at Case knives also. They look very well made and I'm sure when I get some extra cash I'll buy one. But for now I'm trying to build a collection of Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army Knives, I just think their really cool.


    Too bad Case went out of business and sold out out, they made some great knives.

    I have a Victorinox Champ and Champion (and a Fisherman and a couple of their keychaine models), but have carried a US Made Schrade ToughTool for the last 14 years (can't vouch for the currenty Taiwan-Made ones, after Scharde sold out). It is perfect for my job (IT). For "emergency" purposes, I carry Cold Steel.





    Where did you hear they went out of business? I buy a Case knife every year from their new lines and currently carry a 2013 model stockman. Maybe I missed something?
    http://www.wrcase.com/about_case/

    They sold out to Zippo.
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  • mjohnsmjohns Member
    edited March 2014 PM
    I've carried cheaper lockblades in the past but lately it's been a Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman. Great little knife as are all Victorinox blades. Have a Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD on the way in the mail, should be here tomorrow, will put that one on my keychain mainly because it has the flat head screwdriver that's perfect for scooping up snuff.

    I have been looking at Case knives also. They look very well made and I'm sure when I get some extra cash I'll buy one. But for now I'm trying to build a collection of Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army Knives, I just think their really cool.


    Too bad Case went out of business and sold out out, they made some great knives.

    I have a Victorinox Champ and Champion (and a Fisherman and a couple of their keychaine models), but have carried a US Made Schrade ToughTool for the last 14 years (can't vouch for the currenty Taiwan-Made ones, after Scharde sold out). It is perfect for my job (IT). For "emergency" purposes, I carry Cold Steel.





    Where did you hear they went out of business? I buy a Case knife every year from their new lines and currently carry a 2013 model stockman. Maybe I missed something?


    http://www.wrcase.com/about_case/

    They sold out to Zippo.

    I knew about them being bought out by Zippo. I thought you meant out of business completely
  • Either way I am partial to the case brand, but would not buy one unless I hand selected it. You can have two of the exact same model knives, and one will be a pos while the other will be a great knife. If I were to purchase a knife without selecting it myself it would be a Boker. They all seem consistent with their quality
  • got a Kershaw clipped to my pocket all the time and occasionally carry a Boker stockman if I think I'll need it. Also have a Laguiole pipe knife; but it is a bit too heavy to carry around in my pocket.
  • A Cold Steel secret edge neck knife. It gets used every day on packaging etc and I can't lose it.
  • a custom made Michael morris friction folder with a 2.5in wharncliffe blade that's kept razor sharp at all times.
    mr morris is a custom knife smith from the USA that makes knives out of old blacksmiths files, yup and yes the blades are old recycled metal files just how green is that !!
  • I usually carry an Opinel #6. It is just about the only folder that I can stand.
  • howdydavehowdydave Member
    edited March 2014 PM
    I carry a Wenger Swiss Army Knife (Tradesman model.)

    Wengers have a much better spring mechanism for scissors and pliers than Victorinox.

    I used to get Victorinox Swiss Army knives, but the spring always broke on me. The spring is the Achilles heel of Victorinox knives. On Wengers, it's the design of the tweezers; they have a tendency to slip down into the handle and become inaccessable.

    Wenger and Victorinox have both had contracts with the Swiss Army. By mutual agreement, Wenger has advertised as the Genuine Swiss Army Knife and Victorinox used the slogan, the Original Swiss Army Knife.
  • bobbob Member
    haven't had a pocket knife in a long time. Used to carry one when I was a boy scout. Don't even know if I have the old thing sitting around somewhere.
  • Gibbs Rule #9: Always carry a knife.
    -- NCIS
  • A Gentleman always carries a pocket knife for Various Uses.

    Me, I bought a traditional-style pcoket knife, a Lone Wolf Crosscurrent Stag (antler on the handle)

    This: http://www.bladehq.com/item--Lone-Wolf-Crosscurrent-Stag-Pocket--11194

    I like it a lot, although it's almost a little big.
  • md363md363 Member
    edited March 2014 PM
    Got my Vict. Swiss Army SD in the mail and I had forgotten that the other Vict. Swiss Army knife that I got had a lot of oil in the hinges, I guess they come from the factory like that because that one, a Huntsman, and this new one the Classic SD both have so much oil coming from the hinges that it runs down the tools so I won't be using the flat-head screwdriver for snuff as I had planned. Don't want the oil getting into my snuff tins or my nose. Will just have to make due with a pipe tool for now.

    Interesting about the Case knives. Now that I know they are hit and miss I probably won't order one online, I'll go to a local store if I decide to buy one.

    Anyone have any experience with the brand "M-Tech"? They are ridiculously affordable and come in some very nice looking designs. The one's I've seen on Ebay and Amazon are all Lockblades or Fixed Blades but I think they may be alright. Someone I know told me they saw some at our local fleamarket and when held in the hand seem sturdy and well built.

    @number_seven looks like a nice one.
  • I am one of the few people in the UK "allowed" to carry a knife as not only am I the MD of Toque, I am also a Registered Firearms Dealer and collector of antique shotguns. I carry a Winchester knife with lots of tools for working on vintage/hammer shotguns. Even so if I were to go into town and was stopped carrying a knife I would probably lose my dealers license. The law in the UK is simple; the knife must have a legal purpose. I heard a story about a chef in London getting into trouble for carrying their kitchen knifes on the tube when they were going to work at a food exhibition.

  • Anyone have any experience with the brand "M-Tech"? They are ridiculously affordable and come in some very nice looking designs. The one's I've seen on Ebay and Amazon are all Lockblades or Fixed Blades but I think they may be alright. Someone I know told me they saw some at our local fleamarket and when held in the hand seem sturdy and well built.

    @number_seven looks like a nice one.
    I have had a couple disassemble in my pocket because the screws worked loose. If you get a modern-type folder I would recommend you put some thread-lock on all the little screws to prevent that. For full disclosure, I was bouncing around in a Komatsu 475A quite "enthusiastically" when mine rattled apart.

  • I am one of the few people in the UK "allowed" to carry a knife as not only am I the MD of Toque, I am also a Registered Firearms Dealer and collector of antique shotguns. I carry a Winchester knife with lots of tools for working on vintage/hammer shotguns. Even so if I were to go into town and was stopped carrying a knife I would probably lose my dealers license. The law in the UK is simple; the knife must have a legal purpose. I heard a story about a chef in London getting into trouble for carrying their kitchen knifes on the tube when they were going to work at a food exhibition.
    Roderick seems to be a Jack of all trades. He makes some wonderful snuff first and foremost. Can't cram enough Spanish Gem and Quit into my nose :)


  • Anyone have any experience with the brand "M-Tech"? They are ridiculously affordable and come in some very nice looking designs. The one's I've seen on Ebay and Amazon are all Lockblades or Fixed Blades but I think they may be alright. Someone I know told me they saw some at our local fleamarket and when held in the hand seem sturdy and well built.

    @number_seven looks like a nice one.
    As far as an inexpensive knife goes, MTech can't be beat IMO. I have had several over the years. Razor sharp outta the box.
  • Most days i have a SOG 15" Tanto Machete and a SOG Fasthawk Tomahawk bouncing around the cab if the truck and a gerber unknow model (as i am simply unmotivated to look for the specific model type at moment ) in the glove box of the truck. most days i just carry my old Star 9mm 1911 clone around. miss my spyderco and my kershaw both lost. sad days losing knifes.
  • ThunderbirdThunderbird Member
    edited March 2014 PM
    I am one of the few people in the UK "allowed" to carry a knife as not only am I the MD of Toque, I am also a Registered Firearms Dealer and collector of antique shotguns. I carry a Winchester knife with lots of tools for working on vintage/hammer shotguns. Even so if I were to go into town and was stopped carrying a knife I would probably lose my dealers license. The law in the UK is simple; the knife must have a legal purpose. I heard a story about a chef in London getting into trouble for carrying their kitchen knifes on the tube when they were going to work at a food exhibition.
    I live in the UK too and it's massively frustrating when (for example), I go out shooting and take a knife, then if I go home, lock my guns away in the security cabinet but then go back out down the shops accidentally leaving the knife in my pocket, should I be stopped and searched (unlikely but not impossible) I would be lumped in the same category as some scratter with a pit-bull on an estate, intent on a bit of knife-crime.

    But back to the OP, I carry either a small swiss army sub-3" blade knife usually. In the UK you can carry a knife legally in most (but not all) places as long as it doesn't lock, and has a blade less then 3" long. I've also got a small Opinel without the locking collar. Far more dangerous to the user of course, than the intended (imaginary) victim. But when was law like this ever sensible?
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