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Old 01-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #4126
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Yea, a $500 knife I'd be afraid to use.
Nah, get one of these:



Chris Reeves Sebenza. As hard a worker as you could ask for and at $410 you damned sure are going to know where it is at all times. I naturally pat my right pocket now to make sure my knife is there. Don't even notice I'm doing it most of the time - at least until the pat reveals no knife.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #4127
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It depends on what your priorities are. I'm personally, not into "tactical" knives. I like a classic blade shape that isn't too bulky, stays sharp, and is easy to sharpen.

If you don't mind a slow-opening, manually-locking blade, and want to feel like landed French gentry, get an Opinel. They offer a pretty wide variety of styles and both carbon and stainless steel blades. Starting at $20 for the plain handle and carbon steel blade. Lots of great blade value for "disposable" blade money.

http://www.opinel-usa.com/

If you want a slim, locking folder with G10 handles, I've been very very pleased with my Kershaw Skyline, which is Made-In-USA. Be aware that some of their products are Made-in-China, and have inferior blade metallurgy. The MSRP is $79, but street price is under $45. Unfortunately, like a number of MFGs, their site is not forthcoming about which products are off-shore.

http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/skyline
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #4128
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I seem to be on a loosing streak. Loosing daily carry knives. I have some nice knives, but can't justify an expensive daily. Can you guys recommend something under maybe $40, preferably with a clip, with a blade around 3".
The handle on my cheap Smith & Wesson broke. Guess it was too cheap. I can't remember which brand was preferred, but it was Spyderco or Benchmade.
I really like my sogzilla.



I carry the "large", its got a largish blade but not too bad at 3.8". $33.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #4129
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Kershaw Leek?
I have two of them and have had many and love the Leek.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #4130
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I seem to be on a loosing streak. Loosing daily carry knives. I have some nice knives, but can't justify an expensive daily. Can you guys recommend something under maybe $40, preferably with a clip, with a blade around 3".
The handle on my cheap Smith & Wesson broke. Guess it was too cheap. I can't remember which brand was preferred, but it was Spyderco or Benchmade.
Pretty much ANY Kershaw from Walmart.....And some gerbers.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #4131
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Pretty much ANY Kershaw from Walmart.....And some gerbers.
Ive bought a few Kershaws from woot.com and have been really impressed with their durability, they are a little heavy though. I think i have a tremor (giant knife), a clash, the little lockback (love that knife and wish it came in a 3" version) and a scallion.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #4132
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Many of my contemporaries are under the delusion that my daily carry sogzilla is, um, frightening. They don't have an issue with knives, so I'm thinking about mixing in a more classic gentleman's knives like the Buck Hunter.



So what are your favourite knives in this style, under $60 street price.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #4133
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Funny thing about the Buck folding hunter

I've have one since the '70s. Still have it. But the edge it came with was just plain stupid. The old ad for this knife pictured it cutting a bolt using a hammer. Well I never tried that, but the edge it had wasn't much better than bolt cutters, so maybe it could.
As I live less than 10 minutes from Gerber I stopped in one day & begged them to put a proper edge on it for me. Being an "Off brand" it took some pleading. The lady helping me called a technician up & I showed him the problem. He took the knife away & returned a few minutes later with a better bevel to the edge & proceeded to shave his arm hair with it. THANK YOU GERBER.

I now have five Gerbers
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #4134
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This was posted on the 1st:



I found it interesting, but part of that may have been that I knew Niels about 10 years ago. Didn't know he was into blacksmithing... perhaps he wasn't, then.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #4135
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I found it interesting, but part of that may have been that I knew Niels about 10 years ago. Didn't know he was into blacksmithing... perhaps he wasn't, then.
I know the guy on the Bladesmith Forum. Niels does nice work.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #4136
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I really like my sogzilla.



I carry the "large", its got a largish blade but not too bad at 3.8". $33.
I'm a huge SOG fan. I carry the camo flash II not serated, and also an SOG powerlock multi-tool daily.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:52 AM   #4137
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What a great video. Reminds me of my early years starting out with all manual machines. Every step calculated and measured..just wonderful.
Of course today I would pull my hair out just thinking about making one item that took that long.

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Old 01-04-2013, 07:17 AM   #4138
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Many of my contemporaries are under the delusion that my daily carry sogzilla is, um, frightening. They don't have an issue with knives, so I'm thinking about mixing in a more classic gentleman's knives like the Buck Hunter.

So what are your favourite knives in this style, under $60 street price.
That's funny - I just ordered one of these for that exact same reason. I also have a SOG Mini Fielder that was really inexpensive and fills that "non-frightening" role. Nice little knife.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #4139
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:23 AM   #4140
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Many of my contemporaries are under the delusion that my daily carry sogzilla is, um, frightening. They don't have an issue with knives, so I'm thinking about mixing in a more classic gentleman's knives like the Buck Hunter.



So what are your favourite knives in this style, under $60 street price.
Those Bucks weigh a ton. I don't think it'd work in a pocket for me. I got rid of all my "tactical" folders and went back to traditional. I carry a Victorinox SAK, Case Sodbuster, Case Trapper, or Russel stag "Barlow". Then I augment with a 3-5" fixed bladed knife either on belt or stuck in the right-side leg pocket of carpenter's pants.

Motomantra - Good story about Gerber. I used to collect them when they were USA made.
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