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post #1 of 154 Old 01-27-2010, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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I started collecting knives when my Grandpa started giving me one for every birthday and christmas present (starting when I was about 6). I have quite a collection. Nothing fancy...I'm pretty cheap and so was he. I have a big bowie knife with a hand tooled leather sheath (roses) that my Gpa carried in wwII...it is one wicked piece of steel. Other than that I just have pretty standard stuff. I like CRKT's stuff and I have a fondness for Gerber blades.

I thought about this now because I just picked up a new EDC that is pretty amazing. A SOG Flash I. Opens like butter, sharp as a razor, rides low in the pocket, and is a good size. Probably the most practical knife I've owned. I carry a knife pretty much all the time. Mostly because I like to whittle and hate hangnails.

What do you carry?




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Usually something very small, like the Old Timer 12OT or 18OT. I have a Camillus equivalent of the 18OT that I've been carrying for a long time.

When I'm getting dressed up or I need to carry something a bit larger I'll use one of my Kershaw, Benchmade, or Gerber blades.

There's always a Swiss Army Tinker somewhere on my person or kit and a Buck Whittaker on my keyring.

It tend to like run of the mill knives and don't go for tactical stuff.

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I carry a Tidioute made by Queen Cutlery in Titusville PA. This knife is made in America by Americans out of real steel. You can taste the carbon. I blued it soon as I got it. Takes a hell of an edge. Have carried a knife since cub scouts and find a use for it every day. I have no clue whatever how men survive without one, other than asking me to cut this, like a girl.

I bought this knife on my 60th from the factory workers who had set up a card table in front of the Ace hardware on Main St in Tidioute PA at the 4th of July parade. They are real knife geeks. We go to Tidioute each year to see the PBR at Hickory Creek Ranch overlooking the national forest. Tidioute is a pretty little town on the Allegheny river just one silent E away from a wardrobe malfunction. If you ever want to get away from it all, I can tell you that Tidioute is right where it all is not.

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I've got a collection going myself.. I used to just give them to my dad. But I've been keeping them lately. I'll have to get some pic to post later.

Here's the one I carry. SwissArmy Picknicker. what a great knife. and not with the typical short blade either. I've used it pretty rough and it's held up.



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Cold Steel.

I became a dealer many years ago, and like the fact that if they ever become dull, I can send them back to Ventura to get an edge put on. My daily carry is the AK47 assisted opening. You pull it out of your pocket, and it is open, and when it does open, it sounds like you putting one in the chamber. My dress knife is a Talwar folder custom series.

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Got a bunch and almost all users....

EDC is a Spyderco Salt 1, yellow handle. Dress up is usually a SOG Twitch II or a Benchmade Benchmite.

Have a good Multi-Tool and a substantial fixed blade in my "possibles" bag that goes pretty much everywhere I go.

Often overlooked are EDC flashlights - I have a high tech LED single cell with me at all times and a bunch of others wherever they might be needed. How many of you have a first aid kit without a flashlight in it???

LJ - treasure your Gpa's WWII carry. I know it makes no difference, but you might be really surprised at the value of those knives with a history.

BTW I remove the clips from most of my carry knives.
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Most of my knives (including the beast my Grandpa carried in the war) are at my parents' house in PA. Here's a sampling of some interesting knives I like a lot (and a few old freebies - purina & coca cola - my Gpa gave me). The swiss key thing is a pretty neat tool. I stopped carrying it on my keys when I got the tiny SOG (which is the shit as far as a small key knife...SHARP...and tiny). The SOG Flash I is still fairly new and pretty. It is an awesome assisted opener. I like the bigger S&W, but it is pretty heavy. Those are my two go to knives. Oh, and the CRKT fixed blade. That thing is indestructible...great fishing, camping, long ride knife. Decent throwing knife, opens cans well, never had to sharpen it, and it has seen some rough use.



Like I said, these are my go to knives. The SOG is especially cool cause it is ridiculously light and rides low enough in the pocket all you see is the clip. The S&W is SUPER thin, but still heavy. I have a Gerber that is the same size with a plastic handle...lighter, but thicker.



Had to put up one of the tiny SOG, too.






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I agree about the Flashlight, BI. Got two in my trunk of my bike. I carry this fishing. Good blade and the flashlight is pretty decent. Used to carry it in my pocket. Probably should start that again.

http://www.amazon.com/Tool-Logic-SVC...4624031&sr=8-9

Sorry for the link, but it is with my fishing gear and I am lazy.

And yeah, my Grandpa's knife will stay in the family. It is one of my most valued possessions. And I don't value too many possessions.




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With a knife on your keychain, I'm guessing you don't fly much?? I have a lot of really nice knives, and unfortunately, I've given a few to TSA at airports.

My current carry knife is a small Buck 2 bladed folder. Always razor sharp, and I try keep it in my pocket unless I have a flight.. It's sitting in my change jar at home, right now, since I'm in Florence, SC until tomorrow. Just so I don't lose it, I keep a Leatherman in my work boots, in my checked baggage.. It's on my side right now since I just got out of the papermill. Hopefully, I'll remember to put it back in my work boots, rather than give another to TSA.

I'm not a knife collector, but I do have some pretty cool ones.. I have my Grandfather's custom built knife that was cut out of a crosscut saw blade. It's got a oak handle and I'm still amazed at how well it holds an edge. I used it to gut my first deer (over 30 years ago) and I've put it away since. I couldn't bear losing it or breaking it.

I also have a really nice Damascus bladed knife I bought years ago.. Custom knife maker down in Phoenix who quit being a school teacher to make knives full time. It's too nice to use..





For hunting I use generic folders from Cabela's or Gander Mountain..
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With a knife on your keychain, I'm guessing you don't fly much?? I have a lot of really nice knives, and unfortunately, I've given a few to TSA at airports.
I don't fly much, but I flew right after 9/11 through Philly and forgot to take my keys off my belt (had a small gerber on then). No beep through the detector. I went back and told the security people. They guy said it wasn't enough metal to set it off. I said that wasn't really the point. And I have a LOT of keys as you can see. Still amazes me.




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