Pocket knife

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

  1. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member

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    Doug Ritter is a survivalist guru. This isn't so much a brand as his redesign/specing out a Benchmade's Griptilian folder. He also runs the Equiped To Survive foundation. http://www.equipped.com/
     
  2. chad

    chad Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I've never really carried a knife. What are they typically used for? The only thing I could really see myself using one for is cutting open my orange at work.
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member

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    When you never carry one you never really think about it. When you have one all the time it can get a little ridiculous what you may attempt to do with it. Even more so for a multitool. It does vary a lot though, can go weeks sometimes without using it.
     
  4. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I find I use mine mainly as a letter and package opener, and also to open food or product packaging, scrape or cut things, and even to clean my fingernails.
     
  5. Bent

    Bent Well-Known Member

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    I use mine to open beer bottles that don't have twists-offs when I'm driving.
    :lol:
     
  6. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Ha ha ha! Be careful not to cut your pants while you hold those bottles between your legs.
     
  7. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor

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    Or something presumably even more important! [​IMG]
     
  8. JeffC

    JeffC Well-Known Member Donor

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    When I'm out riding on the Ural our out hiking I carry a KA-BAR. Same one I've carried since '89.
     
  9. Rich Kraus

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    David, let me know how you like the Ritter.

    I'm not a fan of FRN handles, but he puts a fairly nice steel in that one. For comparison, the Benchmade Griptillion (that shares everything but the actual blade with the Ritter) is a slightly different (lesser?) steel (154CM), but is 75 bucks vs 120. The Ritter has a really similar blade profile to the Sebenza, which I like, and is built with quality steel. I would grab one for myself but I hate the feel of FRN handles.

    The really fun part about the Ritter knife pages is that he even prefers and recommends the Sebenza when choosing a folding knife, but he acknowledges it is out of reach for many price wise. Heres his:
    drsebenza_a.jpg

    (heres a page that discusses many of the popular knife steels used today: http://www.northamericanknives.com/knife_steels )
     
  10. Rich Kraus

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    No replacement for a large fixed blade knife if you are out of town and can comfortably carry one. A big knife can nearly always do the job of a small knife, but the reverse is rarely true.
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    What has that got to do with pocket knives?
     
  12. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor

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    My Gerber has a 6" fixed double edged blade, but would fit into the cargo pocket of my BDUs. I've had that one since my first field exercise after I got to Germany, in 1980.
     
  13. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Is that what you wear to work everyday?
     
  14. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    If I want to carry a serious pocket knife...

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  15. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yea! I found my Boker! It had indeed fallen out of my pocket, but it was hiding on the floor of my car in the back seat. I am very happy about this.

    I am also happy that losing it made me start looking at knives again and I'm excited about buying a couple new ones. In addition to my earlier order this afternoon I also ordered a Reeve Sebenza with wood inlayed handle. :)
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Glad you found it David!
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Thank you CJ! It's funny how such a small thing made me feel really different.
     
  19. Rich Kraus

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    Thats sweet! I would hate for a non knife person to come across a nice damascas folder like that and start scraping paint and the like with it.

    DROOL

    What wood did you pick?
     
  20. Rich Kraus

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    The Spyderco police model is a great knife, I had one of those too, it went with the rest of my collection when the Sebenza went :(

    mine was a full serated model, chosen for its ability to cut line, when I was still coast guard.
     

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