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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: Quattro Pete] #5118099 05/28/19 10:34 AM
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I have 4 benchmade knives. All of them have been fantastic.

I have a:
griptillian 154cm
Adamas D2
North Fork S30V
Mini Crooked River S30v

Each have their pros. I EDC the grip and north fork, the Adamas and mini crooked are for hunting. People ask why spend that kind of money on a knife, same argument could be had on full synthetic vs conventional oil.

I like the blade sharp warranty and quality of the knife. They stay sharp much much longer than the cheaper 440 knives. The D2 and 154cm are my favorite steels so far. Benchmade is also made in the USA.

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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5118301 05/28/19 02:05 PM
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I used to be a leatherman and Gerber freak.
Then I broke both the army issued MUT and the issued Gerber multitools over the course of deployment back in 2013

I dont know if I still have the emails from 2013, but both companies pretty much said "warranty doesnt cover issued items, nor does it cover damage in combat settings"

I bought a Victorinox Swisstool X (at a very generous discount when I contacted victorinox at the time regarding my issues with their competitors) which has done me well since.

As for regular pocketknives, I either carry a
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Kershaw Tone Tanto
Or a CRKT Ripsnort

It depends on the day and what I am doing.


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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5118358 05/28/19 03:02 PM
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If I'm working around the house, camping, or any task that I expect to need a knife I carry a Spyderco Delica 4. Any other time I just carry a Victorinox Manager.

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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5118402 05/28/19 03:58 PM
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Quattro Pete, Thank you for link to the 9001 review, I hadn't seen that one yet.

Arrived today from Cutlery Shoppe: Spyderco Military. The Military is a beast compared to the Para Military 2. This will be my last Spyderco knife for a long while. I need to experience other brands. But boy I'll tell ya, Spyderco's are addicting.

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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5135587 06/16/19 08:49 AM
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Cabela's has these for $5 in various colors. It's quite small so easy to EDC.

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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5167349 07/21/19 01:34 PM
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The Sanrenmu 9001 was delivered while I was away. There is a substantial squeak when opening and closing the blade. The flipper and thumb stud action were stiff requiring a lot of wrist action to fully open the blade. I contacted Gear Best, but the 30 day warranty period ended while I was still out of the country. I explained my situation, but they stood firm on their 30 day period. I took the knife apart and cleaned all parts. I re-lubed it with Kendall GT-1 5W30 oil. I plan on changing the oil every three months or three thousand flips, whichever comes first. Now it is smooth opening requiring no wrist action to flip the blade open. A beauty of a knife in looks and feel in the hand. Shame about the initial squeak and flipping action, but a keeper after all.

I couldn't find Sanrenmu's customer service contact info, and Gear Best wouldn't provide it to me either.


Here are some pictures of hand made knives from Cambodia. The brand is Citadel Knives. They are a bit pricey, out of my budget for the trip I was on. Most of the handles (scales) were made from bone, horn, wood from different provinces in Cambodia, stingray fish, and a couple made from micarta. The employee said the blades were hand forged from high carbon steel.

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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5212046 09/13/19 07:13 PM
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I dyed these two knives with Rit DyeMore. They both had tan colored scales from the factory. The Sapphire Blue one is a Ruike P155. The Racing Red knife is a Bestech Warwolf.

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The Bestech G-10 series are wonderful knives. I have the Warwolf, Muskie, and Swordfish from that line.


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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5227320 10/01/19 08:19 AM
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Very nice, Voleak!

I just got this Gerber/Fiskars Paraframe Mini from Amazon. I like the small form factor and low weight (40g), but unfortunately the frame lock is really difficult to disengage. I mean, terrible. I am sending it back. It's not worth the $10 that they ask for it.

Currently looking for something else that's comparable in size and weight, and not overly expensive. Possibly Ka-bar Dozier Mini.


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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5227780 10/01/19 03:59 PM
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I own one frame lock knife, TwoSun TS81Titanium and Bone, it's a fairly big knife. Even in its larger size it is a pain to flip open due to the frame lock system. You have to be very aware of how you hold it, or it won't open. I cannot imagine a small knife with a frame lock, NO THANK YOU.

I like Kubey knives. I have a Kubey KU150, and I have handled a Kubey KU216. You might want to check out the Kubey KU180 or KU66


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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: Voleak] #5227786 10/01/19 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Voleak
You might want to check out the Kubey KU180 or KU66
Thanks, but I'm looking for something much lighter than this, and also something with a pocket clip.

I might give this Schrade SCH107 a try. It has a liner lock, and fits all my requirements.

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Even in its larger size it is a pain to flip open due to the frame lock system.

Opening wasn't that big of a problem. That one couldn't be flipped anyway. It was closing that was next to impossible. The frame would get wedged under the blade so badly, it required two hands and a ton of force to push it out of the way in order to fold the blade.


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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5229386 10/03/19 12:14 PM
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Schrade SCH107 came in. Decent little knife for $11.

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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5232073 10/06/19 01:06 PM
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Been wanting a fixed blade knife for light use hiking and camping purposes. Got this $16 Mossy Oak full tang with a seven inch blade and walnut wood handles. It came with a surprise gift: a mini folding knife with a 2 3/4" blade weighing 69 grams. There was no mention anywhere that it comes with this cute little knife.

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Re: Tell me about EDC pocket knives [Re: AZjeff] #5232098 10/06/19 01:32 PM
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Gerber made some good knives when the were manufactured in the USA! Japan made knives are nice as well.

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Pazoda 2. Very small and inexpensive, but good quality, IMO. It's a frame lock, but it locks and unlocks nicely.

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