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Old 04-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #15
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it really doesn't matter too much - simple or fancy,

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #16
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I have and have carried a whole lot of knives. For a quality knife that is fairly light it is hard to beat the Alaska knives lightweight with the D2 steel blade. But when it sharpened to its best edge it is just too sharp and a little too big for me for the things I do every day with a knife. I carry a $20 Gerber LST and just sharpen it every day or so to a medium aggressive edge. I have 3 or 4 of them. (the airport trash can has one and they were not pleasant about it). I keep the good quality D2 and carbon steel knives with my carving tools in the shop for when I am paying attention.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jim Clark View Post
I have this Knife, I have had it so long that the clip and lock have worn out and are long gone. It still works great and sees daily service opening boxes. I carry it on my boat and cut line all the time. The knife has peeled hundreds of apples and just keeps going. Anything Ken Onion designs works great. Opens fast enough to scare a bad guy away ask me how I know. It was recommended to me by a friend who is is a knife maker, using a forge and hammer. BTW can be found a Walmart. The cheaper version that is.
I know mine has a lifetime warranty, and yours should, as well. I sent mine in a couple of months ago, after a decade of very hard use, and three weeks later, a brand new replacement arrived, no questions asked.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #18
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Uncle Henry made by Schrade. In a belt sheath, never in a pocket. Up until a few years ago they were made in the USA, had a lifetime warranty and lost replacement.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #19
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I've had Cutco knives for ever, best made, tho the old Case knives were decent.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:35 PM   #20
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In my daily activities I adopt a minimalist attitude and carry extremely little around with me.

When I have a knife with me it is usually either a Kershaw Blur or a Gerber 600 multitool.

I have knives and other tools in the cars and campers.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:35 PM   #21
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Swiss Army Cyber Tool. Went to a trade show, and a German fellow took out his Swiss Army Knife and took apart a piece of machinery we were considering buying with it. I was so obviously impressed with this demo, that my wife bought me one for Xmas. It's a bit heavy, but I like the feel in my pocket. If it's not there, it's in my courier bag I carry.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #22
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I carry a small Victorinox (Swiss army) for personal use. In the summertime when RVs are here, I also carry an el-cheapo SOB that I use to clean up burned contacts on RV plugs, a great way to destroy a blade really fast.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #23

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #24
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Bluto you must have been on the Diesel Place website as they were recently taking a poll on the same thing. As for me most work days I carry a nice, light Gerber LST like Bill M (above in the thread) I own several like he does (mainly because I have lost a couple, bought new ones then found the one I lost). Some days a smaller Kershaw "executive" knife. Neither very expensive in case I lose them. I have been carrying a pocket knife for about 50 years. It's funny, if I pull it out at the office to use it to open a box or whatever, folks that don't know me make comments and such as if I am going to stab someone etc. Too bad in today's world it is only seen as a weapon, not a tool. BTW when I am camping, I carry a nice spring assist Ken Onion Kershaw. Many choices out there, a nice smaller size spring assist would likely be a nice choice.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:01 PM   #25
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I carry a Baretta Air Lite. It is nice and lite plus sharp. I hate needing a knife and not having on handy. I use it to cut rope, sharpen hot dog sticks, slice apples for horses.

I don't like the clips either.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #26
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I carry a Swiss Army knife and a small pink Spyderco. My husband's daily driver is Spyderco Stainless Police Lockback. He loves that thing.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #27
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Wenger Swiss Army

I've carried a Wenger Swiss Army Knive every day since my dad bought me one when I was in Cub Scouts. I wear a suit to work so anything bigger or in a sheath is probably innappropriate for the office

The origional one was lost on a canoe trip with the Scouts, and several since then. Whenever it goes missing my father buys me another. Sometimes they come back to me years later!

When I'm in the woods I carry either my Schrade OldTimer Folding knife on my belt, or the Buck 119 My brother left me.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #28
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