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    Wink2 What's your EDC, Go-To, or favorite knife/knives?

    I searched around and didn't find any prior knife threads (I'd bet there have been some, but perhaps the old ones rolled off the list), so I figured I'd start one.

    I'm not a "knife guy", but I do appreciate a good blade. For years I've carried around a Victorinox knife money clip, essentially my "EDC knife", but later on I learned from a knife enthusiast friend about SOG. Wow, they are a great company! I am particularly impressed with their "Arc lock" style knives. I bought a lightly used SOG X-Ray Vision off of eBay a couple of years ago and still make good use of it from time to time. It's the best knife I own.



    One other knife I really like is an inexpensive "Fenix" branded KM6 knife I picked up when buying a bunch of flashlight items. It is a small axis lock style knife, very well made. Unfortunately Fenix does not carry them anymore, but I discovered that SanRenMu (SRM) is the maker and a number of sellers offer it.


    (The nice thing about this knife is that it is an axis lock design that can swing open using your thumb or flick of your wrist)

    Anybody else care to share their knives of interest?
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    I'd say my most used knife is the Gerber EAB since I cut a lot of boxes and I can get the blades from work. Its real compact and has a nice clip. Perfect for around the office/warehouse

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    My most used knife is a Wenger Journeyman. I liked the serrations but got tired of sharpening them so I sanded the large blade down into more of a sheepsfoot style and put a convex edge on instead. It's the second of this type I've owned and my only complaint is that the backsprings seem to get weak quickly on the blades. Then they ride up while in your pocket and start poking your fingers when you dig for it. Not good. Think I'll try a victorinox next time.

    Outside of work I carry a CRKT Tuition plain edge. Great knife with a useful geometry, for the money and not so expensive that you don't care to beat it up. I like the flipper for opening and a finger gaurd also. Very well made IMO.

    For hunting I have been using a J Marttiini and for camping I take a Mora.

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    This is the knife I have been carrying for 2 1/2 years now, and it is my go-to.

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    A small sebenza with wood inlay's recently replaced my spyderco native.
    It's been my edc for a week now and it's definitely my go to knife.

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    I have been carrying a Gerber EZ OUT for more than 10 years. It is light weight and has a good lock.
    I also carry a Cold Steel AK-47. It is a little bit large and took some getting used to, but it really is a heavy duty knife. It also has a good pocket clip and with a little practice, it will open when it is drawn from your pocket. It is designed to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    This is the knife I have been carrying for 2 1/2 years now, and it is my go-to.


    Beautiful. I hope to own one soon.

    I guess my go to knife would be my Opinel slim #6. Its cheap and does what it needs to (for EDC that is).
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    I have a few EDCs I rotate depending on my mood.. Today I have a Cold Steel Voyager. Its really too large, intimidates people if i have to use it, but carrys well.

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    For a main folder i usually rotate between one of these:



    I always carry the SAK on my keys, and one ore both of these others.
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    nice looking Wave

    I have one resting on my hip right now (except its a faded black now)
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    I've got one of those Leatherman Wave's too, the model that came out before the manufacturing went to China. :P So glad I managed to get it--marvelous tool. And very nice pouch that came with it.
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    I've been carrying a Spyderco Endura G10 and a Benchmade 950BK forever, great knives, rock solid, they hold an edge forever.
    At work I carry a ZeroTolerance 400, very intimidating blade, and one of the best assisted openers I've owned.
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    most used: spyderco tenacious (my at work knife.) very solid and good for its price. no worry of beating it to death as its cheap. only caveat is that its a bit too heavy to edc off work.

    most used after work and around town and very much liked: Sog Flash2 (a big sized blade that weighs very little) and the deep carry clip.

    most played with: sog twitch2, kershaw leek (i just keep toying with them and carry them when i need to "dress up" more formally) sometimes i do carry the sog flash1 too because of its deep carry clip.

    most used when i NEED a knife: a fixed blade Puukko.. scandi grind finnish knives. (or a basic Mora if i need a beater fixed blade)

    ugg..im not a knife guy either.. but.. i cant pick one that is most used/go-to/edc/favorite.. i have different uses and needs and i try to pick one that fits the purpose that moment.
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    My EDC Knife is a Benchmade Barrage with Axis Assist.

    My EDC when I'm wearing the fancy clothes is a Benchmade H&K Mini Ascender Tanto. Ultra thin i just clip it on my belt under the suit jacket... nobody ever notices.

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    This is my go to and my only knife that I own now, its a Bengal Karambit.

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    I too have a rotation group. The core is Chris Reeve, Buck and Vic ,with Benchmade Case and Spyderco in the mix from time to time.

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    I usually carry and use one of my customs.

    I am carrying my XM-18, and have been for awhile now. I also love my Sibert MPR, Manaro Mini Bullseye, Peter Carey Special Rubicon,Yuna EQ-2's......





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    I must say TKC you have some nice knives you carry, How can you decide what one to carry it looks like a tough decision to me.

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    Soon I'll be EDCing a Spyderco Centofante III!!!!! Woo!!! (Hopefully if Ihave the money )

    But this is what I'm EDCing right now. A COAST C19 Tactical Knife






    My dream EDC that I hope will come true!!

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    My always on me EDC is my spyderco caly3 carbon fiber ZDP-189.
    my heavy use beater is my Ontario RAT-3 D2 hell and back tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    I've got one of those Leatherman Wave's too, the model that came out before the manufacturing went to China. :P So glad I managed to get it--marvelous tool. And very nice pouch that came with it.
    By chance do you know the year when Leatherman started manufacturing the Wave in China?

    My Wave is from 1999, and I also have the original model from 1985? I think that is when I got it?

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    I carry either the Kershaw Leek my fiance bought me, or a Spyderco Delica 4.

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    Lately, it's been the middle knife in the pic. Love those Sebbies!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLed View Post
    By chance do you know the year when Leatherman started manufacturing the Wave in China?

    My Wave is from 1999, and I also have the original model from 1985? I think that is when I got it?
    they aren't made in china. The jaws are cast in Mexico then shipped back to the USA to finish production so they can't put USA on the jaws anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossyoak View Post
    they aren't made in china. The jaws are cast in Mexico then shipped back to the USA to finish production so they can't put USA on the jaws anymore
    Thanks.

    Do you know when they started to produce the parts in Mexico? Mine all have a USA stamp on them at the pivot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLed View Post
    Thanks.

    Do you know when they started to produce the parts in Mexico? Mine all have a USA stamp on them at the pivot.
    No real idea. The charge xTi I bought summer of '07 didn't have the USA mark on the jaws. But the micra I got for Christmas a few months ago is fully USA made.
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    Thanks, Mossyoak. I guess it does not matter, they are all nice, and seem to work well.

    Still one of my favorite EDC items.

    Thanks for the help.

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    I have a handful of folders I carry - a Spyderco Sage II, a Spyderco ti Salsa, and a Benchmade mini Grip being the primary suspects.

    However, I find myself coming back again and again to this - a lowly alox Victorinox Cadet. Thin in the pocket, light weight, good medium size, sheeple friendly, useful assortment of tools I actually use, and a decent blade. It's awfully hard to beat in an EDC, particularly since I don't carry a multitool daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    This is the knife I have been carrying for 2 1/2 years now, and it is my go-to.

    That Chris Reeve sebbie will last several generations.....you do get what you pay for. The best value/bang for my buck is the Spyderco Tenacious that I picked up- my first spyderco- my only regret is not getting the full serated edge for outdoor bushcraft- the plain edge is scary sharp- but i am not very good with field expedient sharpening. Picked up a small H1 salt in yellow- spyderedge full serated- it rocks. I have had CRKT, Kershaw, etc. but the spyderco will be my first to look out for on a new purchase.

    For camping- I have a bunch of different mora's- best $10.00 all around utility knife that I have ever used-
    that scandi steel is excellent IMO. These will do most everything a small camp hatchet will do and more.
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