EDC Knife?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Dynamik1, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Dynamik1

    Dynamik1 Adventurer

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    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

    Dynamik1
    http://www.edcknifereviews.com
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  2. pjm204

    pjm204 Long timer

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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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  3. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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  4. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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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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  5. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Missed yours. Nice choice!
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  6. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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  7. mogwai

    mogwai humorless prick

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    SAK Farmer, cuz not every job needs a knife.

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  8. grelcar

    grelcar Been here awhile

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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

    Greg
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  9. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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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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  10. CJGamer

    CJGamer Adventurer

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  11. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Chris Reeve. Anything less, is.
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    triplenickel Long timer

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  13. MacG

    MacG Been here awhile

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    Benchmade 585 Mini Barrage. Does what I need it to,very well.
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  14. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Benchmade 5000SBK Auto. One of the very few autos built like a brick shithouse.
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  15. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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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... :dunno

    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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  16. squawk77

    squawk77 Dreamer

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    I carry a Spyderco Paramilitary 2

    Made in America - not that I care where it's made but the attention to detail on this one is evident
    Plain edge - love the full flat ground blade
    Don't need assisted opening, this thing opens fast with ease/control with the big thumb hole on the blade
    Also because the clip is 4-way adjustable, I can carry it tip up and open it as it leaves my pocket without changing grip
    CPM S30V metal - whatever that is it seems durable

    The best is the ergonomics of this thing! Good jimping on thumb rail and big grippy handle, it feels lightweight but solid and it fits so natural in your hand. Your thumb and index can grip on to the blade so you have so much control

    Can't say enough about it and it's an amazing value for the price. I'm not a big knife fan/collector, but I wanted 1 good one and this is what I found. I also carry a SAK in my pack and a Gerber multitool on trips

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  17. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    I'm partial to a really small pocket knife for EDC. I've been carrying this since my late father gave it to me the Christmas before he passed in '95.


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  18. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    I usually carry a Boker Subcom. Fits perfectly into the "key pocket" of a normal pair of jeans. Small enough not to freak out my office co-workers and the AUS8 steel holds an edge pretty well. I've had the same one for over 5 years and it's still in great shape.

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    (some stock photo I pulled off Google Images)

    I have a couple of SOG automatics that I carry sometimes, too, and a Leatherman multitool that is usually either on my belt or in my backpack.
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  19. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    I love the Zero Tolerance line, as well as Emerson Knives. For the budget minded, check out the Kershaw One Ton, 3/4 Ton and Half-Ton models
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  20. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    srsly? :huh A sidearm's one thing, but a pocketknife? :huh
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