Any Pocket Knife Folks Here?

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  1. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I've carried a pocket knife all my adult life. I've had a Buck Squire for over 40 years (the second one, lost the first) and I'm also fond of the Opinal. I own a couple of others but those two find their way into my pocket most of the time.
     
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  2. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

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  3. cegadede

    cegadede Member

    Despite having aways found pocket knives neat, I never had one. After reading this thread I've bought a Ganzo f7501cf to see if I like carrying a pocket knife

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  4. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Sorry. We have rules here. No pics, you don't have one. ;) :)
     
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  5. cegadede

    cegadede Member

    I still don't have it, it'll take about 2 months to arrive (Brazilian customs is very slow).

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  6. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Once you start carrying one. You will wonder why you didn't have one earlier. They are great everyday tools.


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  7. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    So true. I even have them spread all over the house, one at every side table where I might sit. Having a Swiss Army knife next to your chair is like having all the doo-dads from your junk drawer right at your fingertips.
     
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  8. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I have absolutely no clue how many pocket knives I own anymore. I have three or four I really need to send back to Victorinox. Cracked scales, loose scales, totally jammed up so you can't open the knife without pliers anymore.... My father has one that the main blade is now about half the thickness that it was originally, due to 50 years of honing. (or more).

    Anyone want a box of junk advertising type pocket knives? :) You can use them to teach people how to sharpen without having to risk real steel.
     
  9. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

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  10. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

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  11. Yossarian04

    Yossarian04 Well-Known Member

    I do love my spyderco paramilitary 2. I've cut through all kinds of gnarly stuff with it and can still get it back to shaving sharp.
     
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  12. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I -hate- serrated blades. Especially the small ones, they're not really intended to ever be sharpened, and often have a chisel grind, which means that you have to just about dismantle the entire knife, remove the blade (and unscrew the thumb screw if you can), then hone the entire _flat_ of the blade to clear out any wire edge, etc. If your sabre ground or compound bevel knife is robust enough, it can cut anything that a serrated blade can cut, and you can sharpen it with a brick if you had to.
     
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  13. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    I carried a half-serrated Gerber para-frame when I worked construction. The serrated edge was the only thing I found that held up to cutting things like landscaping fabric. Even a replaceable bladed utility knife would wear out after three or four cuts, and my Gerber lasted years...
     
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  14. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I agree that I generally don't like serrated, but you are right, they are good for stuff like that. Silt fence is another one too. Opening bags of sandblast sand is another.
     
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  15. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I used a $5 Pakistani made lock blade for things like that. Took _forever_ to sharpen, but then took almost forever for the edge to become unusable. (had to sharpen it on a grinder first, then could move to stones). Heavy cardboard/paper bags of feed, sacks of cement a few times, that sort of thing. Everything else - swiss army knife :)
     
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  16. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Case 52009 1/2 SSP Barlow gussied up with stag scales, sitting atop my current read, "Bedigo Shafter" by Louis L'Amour.
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  17. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Has it arrived?
     
  18. cegadede

    cegadede Member

    Yes it did! Since the day it arrived I've never been without it. It's a lot more useful than I ever thought it could be!

    And the knife is great, great finish, takes an great edge and feels bomb proof.

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  19. RyX

    RyX DoH!

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    Not the most impressive for number or size of blades, but this recent acquisition already served me on a job site. I had misplaced my sheetrock cutter. This tiny pocket knife did the duty.
    A Buck 305 Lancer, made in 1990. Flea market find for a couple bucks. It cleans under fingernails well.
     
  20. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Cool! Any pictures?
     
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