Pocket knife

Discussion in 'Everyday Carry (EDC)' started by DYohn, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Dammit, I lost my favorite pocket knife today. I have carried a folding lock-back knife for as long as I can remember, and the one I've had for the past 15 or so years fell out of my pocket in the Costco or the parking lot today. No luck finding it. Damn.

    So now I'm in the market for a new one. Any of you have any suggestions? I prefer something small, with no more than a 4" blade. Thanks!
     
  2. Shane

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    Check TSA at Sky Harbor yet? ;)
     
  3. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Ha, no I'm careful not to carry when I fly. :) But that is a good idea: does TSA ever sell what they confiscate?
     
  4. Shane

    Shane Active Member

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    Cleveland Airport has a bunch of items they have collected posted on the wall. I don't know if they are just a scare tactic or real.
     
  5. Rich Kraus

    Rich Kraus Active Member

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    David, do you have a budget for such a purchase?

    These (in their undecorated / non-damascus versions) are the ultimate everyday carry knife. With the fancier versions, they get prettier, but the cost goes further up, so I'd be scared to actually use it.

    http://www.chrisreeve.com/sebenza.htm

    These have a superb reputation in the knife community, and have for many years. It would be my choice. (mine was lost in my divorce, and never replaced. It's "on the list" for replacement, but I have never re-pulled the trigger.)

    Here is the pricelist if you want to start there before you fall in love. The working version is listed under "plain" at the top:

    http://www.chrisreeve.com/pricelistsebenza.htm

    I think if I were buying today, I would have this Knifeart exclusive version near the top of my list:

    http://www.knifeart.com/lgcarbonfiber.html

    If you wanted to stay at a lower price range, I like Spyderco - particullarly the ones made in Colorado. My pick today in that price bracket would be the native5, in G10:

    http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Nati...QRGW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327630386&sr=8-1
     
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    GHilinski Well-Known Member

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    Do a google search on "The Paul Knife". It has a very unique locking mechanism and is a very balanced blade. My father knew the designer and I have one of the prototypes...very nice.
     
  7. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Wow, I have some crazy shit ($400 coffee maker, $3000 camera, etc.) but the concept of a $400 pocket knife boggles my mind. Of course, I'm not likely to have my $3000 camera fall out of my pocket in the Costco parking lot either.
     
  8. Rich Kraus

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    Good tools are expensive. It just is.
     
  9. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    My latest;

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    Mini Buck I picked up at the hardware store. About $20 I think.

    2" blade, side lock, one hand open.

    Nice small sharp pocket knife.
     
  10. Bill Stratton

    Bill Stratton Active Member

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    I had no idea small pocket knives could get that expensive! But, they do look cool. I carry a small Victorinox with a Colorado Rockies logo. $12 plain. Use it a lot! The blade and the scissors especially.
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  11. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    ^ that's what I carry.
     
  12. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member

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    A few individuals working for the TSA have been known to steal items from luggage and then sell them; does that count?
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Excellent suggestion Rich. That Chris Reeve model looks very interesting.

    The knife I lost by the way was a Boker Damascus. I have a Spyderco but I don't particularly like the partially serrated blade.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Dustin, those Doug Ritter blades look very nice too. I haven't heard of that brand before.
     
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    I got a 503 Buck from my father-in-law 20 years ago as a Christmas gift.
    it's value (to me) is increasing every day.
     
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    This thread reminds me of time when we were at a friend's house for a BBQ. Their youngest son had turned 6, so was headed for 1st grade. I asked him if he was all ready to go to school. He said "yep, got my knife!". After a short stunned silence we all laughed. Have no idea what he was thinking....
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I ordered the Doug Ritter for an every-day utlity carry knife. Still looking at the Chris Reeve and also The Paul Lone Wolf, which looks very nice, and will likely order one of those as well. Thanks everyone.
     
  20. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor

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    In this case, not necessarily. For an actual working pocket knife, something you would be be willing to use as a tool, a Buck, Uncle Henry or Case will cost less than $30 and with proper care you'll be able to pass it along to one of your grandkids. I have a 4" Buck lockback that I bought for $10 almost 35 years ago and it is in excellent condition. The same knife is still available today, for less than $25.
     

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