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#321 MIDGAPATRIOT

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:51 AM

Benchmade Adamas auto. Probably the best knife I've ever had.

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#322 Koldsteel

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:53 PM

Spyderco Native at work (in scrubs). And a Benchmade ATFK for use w other clothing.

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#323 mangeface

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 08:30 AM

Carrying a Benchmade 915 Triage now.

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 09:54 PM

Don't know why I've never posted this. Here goes.

Blackhawk CQD Mark I. Maybe $60, I don't remember. Had it close to 10 years I think. I've used every function of it. Used the glass break to retrieve a 6 month old from a locked car while mom and dad were inside a casino. Used (tested) the seat belt cutter in training.

And the blade, well, I've used that for everything from cutting my food at lunch, field dressing (poorly) deer, prying door hinges, to arcing the power cable on a diesel starter.

If you look close at the blade, you can see parts missing from the arcing. That got interesting.

It's a cheap beater/work horse. I never expected much out of it, but it's turned out to be a decent tool. I really like the double locking feature for the blade. Especially since I tend to use it as a pry bar.

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#325 nitaliano

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 02:18 PM

I got a SOG Vulcan as a gift last year, it has been my EDC since then.  Blade locks up solid and it holds an edge well.  



#326 Thereover17

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 03:18 PM

I carry an Emerson cqc 8 serrated and a Strider DB tanto Monkey edge 



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:53 PM

Al Mar SERE mini operator.



#328 ArkansasFan

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:05 PM

My true EDC knife is a Kershaw Leek. Actually, I have two in different colors.

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#329 bigfoot

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 02:18 PM

Recent pic of EDC knife (Delica 4 FFG) and keychain...

 

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#330 thevulpini

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:25 PM

Just updated to a HK (Benchmade) 14715 D2 Axis in FDE. 

 

Loving it.


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#332 thevulpini

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:55 AM

I see a lot of production knives on this thread, does anyone carry a semi-custom or custom piece?

 

And how do you guys feel about custom makers trying to make it in this market?

 

Wondering because I am in the process of purchasing all the industrial equipment I need to start my

own knife making company and need some input.

 

Sorry if this is deviating from the thread's initial purpose.

 

 

To get back on topic though I've got my gerber box cutter and an american kami GITFO



#333 MightyP

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:35 PM

I see a lot of production knives on this thread, does anyone carry a semi-custom or custom piece?

 

And how do you guys feel about custom makers trying to make it in this market?

 

Wondering because I am in the process of purchasing all the industrial equipment I need to start my

own knife making company and need some input.

 

I have one knife that isn't a production knife. I wouldn't call it custom, but it's like a micro-brew beer. It's a cool knife with a good blade, but I don't carry it often. Why? A few reasons. First, it's not a folding knife. It's fixed blade, so I can't put it in my pocket. Second, the kydex sheath it came with sucked, so I had to spend more money getting a custom leather one made. Now I have a cool little knife that's pretty rare and a completely custom sheath. The grand total cost was still quite a bit less than my EDC Benchmade, but I can buy another AFO II if I lose mine. I'd have a heck of a time replacing my micro-brew knife/sheath.

 

Would I buy a micro-brew knife for a survival knife (assuming the quality is there), but probably not for EDC. I tend to be more careful with my survival/camping/search & rescue gear than my EDC, so I wouldn't be as worried about losing it. In order to get me to use a micro-brew knife for EDC, it would have to be reasonably priced (relative to the quality), folding, have a great locking mechanism (this is why I like Benchmade so much) and be reasonably easy to replace if I break or lose it. I should say though, that I'd be willing to pay a little more to support a small business...


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#334 mackguy

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 10:04 AM

Strange, it appears I haven't posted here yet!

 

I had lots of bad luck with generic stainless blades, so I've got either CV steel or 154CM both of which I can get shaving sharp and hold up for a while

 

My EDC to work/church and such

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http://www.amazon.co...ase trapperlock

 - Classic Case design, ought to avoid any "weapon" associations (i.e. work is an unarmed target zone), still offers convenience of a locking blade, clip and thumb-stud.

 

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#335 Curtai

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 10:59 PM

I carry a 9101SBK and a 176 BK benchmades EDC

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 03:57 PM

I just picked up this one for cheaper than what Amazon wants...http://amzn.to/1Qp4FV9

The thumb stud is a bit stiffer than others I have but so far I couldn't be happier, especially considering I usually like a deeper clip.

 

 

Others in rotation are the Kershaw Thermite, Benchmade 905, custom Cerakote'd Gerber Evo Jr, and a few others...blades become a bit of an addiction don't they?


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#337 jopasmith

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:53 PM

I've got a leatherman wingman for my EDC.  The blade isn't super long, but it gets the job done, and the extra tools are a plus.  I usually have a longer more tactical oriented knife in my backpack, but I don't always have that on me.



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Posted 25 September 2015 - 02:16 PM

The EDC knife I carry is a SOG Spec Elite 2. I have never had a VG-10 blade before, and thought I would give it a try. After having it for a year. I am quite happy with it. The knife itself is a little long with a 5 inch blade, But it is well balanced and I love having that extra reach in a self defense blade. It fits well in any pocket, whether it would in dress or jean pants, and it is not as obvious as I first thought it would be. You would also think that the knife would be heavy being as big as it is, but it is very light. Which once again makes it comfortable to carry in my pocket. 

 

I usually always carried a much smaller knife, because in our Arnis training we were always instructed that a smaller knife is more nimble in your hand, and harder for a combatant to wrestle out of your grip. Which probably holds true, but for me I work mostly with long knives during training (ex. machetes, or small Kriss swords); So the length gives me familiarity and confidence. 

 

My only complaint is the handle material. which is some kind of reinforced fiberglass. It feels cheap, but if it wasn't for the fiberglass the knife would be heavier. I would love to have a Micarta or G10 material on it.  I've been trying to find a way to fix the grip problem, but I have not found any solutions yet.

 

Other then that its been an awesome knife. Reliable, Smooth draw, Good Clip (which I love how high it is on the handle, because it hide the knife more in my pocket).

 

 

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#339 Dabster

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 04:52 PM

Not a lot of love for Gerber here. Oh well, I will tell you about my little friend...

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This is a Torch II Tanto. I have carried it every day for about three years. Before that I had a Gerber Fairbairn Applegate that I carried for years in the US and Europe.I wanted something a bit smaller and the Torch II has met all of my expectations. I prefer tanto blades and a positive grip. I have never had to use it violently but it is quick to access and open.It is also great for prying, hammering, cutting rope and opening boxes.

 

When I got it, it was so pretty I was afraid it would quickly become worn but it is still scary sharp and the exposed bits are merely a bit faded.



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 10:17 AM

I rotate two: an Emerson Commander and a Cold Steel Recon 1...both 4" spear points. I like the Emerson best, because it provides great one-handed deployment options, but the Recon is preferred for "dirty work" around the farm...




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