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Old 02-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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EDC Knife?

What type of things do you look for in an EDC Knife?
American Made?
Serrated or Plain Blade?
Assisted Opening?

Any particular steel or brand preference?

Myself:
American Made
Assisted Opening
Plain edge blade
AUS8 Steel

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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I've been carrying a SOG Flash I for just about 10 years.

Plain edge blade
Assisted
Aus 8
Assembled in US (blade from Taiwan)
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #3
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Benchmade 705S ... had it for years.
Easy one-handed open/close
Inner third is serrated, which is nice
http://www.benchmade.com/products/705
A+++++++++ Would buy again.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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Benchmade McHenry and Williams.
154cm 2.75"ish blade.

Have used and abused it. Doubles as a bottle opener, hence the bare aluminum at the end. Great knife. Like the axis lock. makes it easy to flip open one handed. Fourth Benchmade knife. Managed two loose the other three. :(

Love the knife but looking for a little larger fixed blade knife to edc. Really digging Halloran knives right now. Good guy, tough as nails blades made by a guy that has really hammered on a blade. Pardon the pun.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowMule View Post
Benchmade 705S ... had it for years.
Easy one-handed open/close
Inner third is serrated, which is nice
http://www.benchmade.com/products/705
A+++++++++ Would buy again.
Missed yours. Nice choice!
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #7
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #8
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My preference :

American made
plain edge
non-assisted one hand opening
S30V steel

A few of my current EDCs:

Benchmade 940 "da butterknife"
Bradley Alias II (made by Benchmade)
Buck Vantage Pro - best bargin for a quality USA made knife

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #9
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I usually like to carry a multitool paired with a dedicated knife:

Victorinox Swisstool Spirit S and either a ESEE Izula or a Benchmade Mini Griptilian

If I'm at work (white collar environment), the multitool goes in my bag and I carry a small, traditional slipjoint in my pocket:

Case Peanut or GEC # 25 Barlow.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #10
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Love it- great weight-super sharp.
I also have a leatherman skeletool with the extra bits and extension on my bike at all times.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #12
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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Benchmade 585 Mini Barrage. Does what I need it to,very well.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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Benchmade 5000SBK Auto. One of the very few autos built like a brick shithouse.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:47 AM   #15
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Cheap.

I lose too much shit. And the more expensive something is, the faster I lose it. It's a talent.

I'd be terrified to carry around a $50 knife -- it would vanish within a day. Which is exactly what happened last time I tried carrying a $50 knife.

My EDC right now is an $8 CRKT Pazoda from the last Woot.com deal. Surprisingly nice knife, actually.

I also have one of these from CountyComm -- $19 is apparently at the outer limits of my karma, so it has already vanished several times over the year or so I've had it. At the moment, I think I might possibly know where it is...

Same thing applies to sunglasses. More than $20 and I'll sit on them in less than a day. Pay $1.49 for safety glasses and they'll stick around for years.
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