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Good Knife

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by RockLobster1106, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    RockLobster1106

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    Hey I need a good everyday knife that isn't too bulky that I can carry with me. I have been looking at this leather man http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...an+freestyle&x=0&y=0&sprefix=leatherman+frees
    looks like a very useful tool and is only $25. I am not completely set on a multi tool so if you have some opinions on other knifes, serrated or not and your explanation as to why I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    Konaborne

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  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    Kyle1187

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    Yeah so I join tacoma world for tacoma stuff how did I end up in the hunting section? Old habits? Lol. Anyway, I have always had really good luck with Kershaw brand knives. I have a Ken Onion stainless which is small. I also have a Leek which is really nice. They work for me, keep their edge, help me skin a button buck last year. I have always been a gerber guy but I love Kershaw for the lasting edge and the assisted, one-handed open. It's almost like a switch blade. It is a good knife for the money IMO.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    This...

    http://amzn.com/B00004WA57

    Super lightweight, stainless steel clip on the back, great edge. They also have a fully non-serrated edge (called a fine edge) but I prefer the serrated (actually it's a 1/2 and 1/2).
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Was always a gerber man until I got my current knife which is a benchmade.... I like it a lot!

    If I had to get another now it would be the CRKT M16 tanto
     
  6. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    RockLobster1106

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    thanks for the advice, do you prefer a serrated or fine edge blades? I am really liking the kershaw knives and the lawman
     
  7. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    JDCPA

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    The Buck Folding Hunter is a very good working knife for what it costs.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    I carry a CRKT Lift Off with a combo edge to work every day. Love this knife.
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  9. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    This is what I carry with me daily. Swiss army. They make a smaller one too.

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  10. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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    I've owned a couple expensive knives and I always felt hesitant to use them for rough work. I feel like knifes should be used and abused - not babied. As such I've settled on the gerber gator. the overmolded rubber grip provides solid handling in all conditions. It snaps open smartly with a flick of the wrist which is great if your other hand is occupied with a load or an assailant. And when you punish it and wear it out, you can pick up another one anywhere for $25.


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    Take a peek at Microtech, pricey, but good solid, made in the USA knives.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    I've never been a Gerber fan; the 420 steel is too soft.

    Currently I've edc'd a Kershaw Leek, G10 handle, S30V blade. Carried it for probably 5 years. Lost it and loved it so much I bought a second.
    http://www.knifeoutlet.com/shop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=KER1660G10

    It's got a delicate looking tip but never broke or chipped yet. Before that I had a Benchmade mini-griptilian (440 steel), and the occasional swiss army for if I think I'll be someplace that's anti-assisted opening knives.
     
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    I lost my Gerber Paraframe which I was using as an EDC knife so I wanted to replace it. I went to the Kittery Trading Post in Maine last week and saw the Kershaw Leek for about $50. I really liked that knife, sharp, assisted open, right length for EDC. I would have bought it, but I just dropped $300 plus for a new gun :) Checking out Ebay during the week I found the same knife for $32.90 buy it now, shipping included. Best deal I've found on it and it now rides in my pocket. If you do want a gerber, the paraframe is pretty good and if you search on amazon for paraframe combo, you'll get the paraframe I knife with a free multitool. I'm not sure I can pass that up. If they still have it I will probably order it later on this week. Gotta still buy my archery tags for 2 states and pay bills so the knife will have to wait until Friday...
     
  15. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    FWIW to be devil's advocate here

    I've NEVER broken a Gerber knife and rarely have to sharpen mine...but I have broken a Kershaw...snapped the tip right off...
     
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    I love my Kershaw 1670. Assisted opening, super sharp, grip on the handle is unbelievable even if your hand is soaking wet.

    Had one. Lost it. Promptly bought another right after. Pretty much where ever I go. It goes.
     
  17. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    I prefer SOG, Ontario Knives or Cold Steel. Ontario makes a solid affordable utility knife in the rat model 1 , it's my cheapest knife but also my favorite
     
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    I like my Buck Vantage. Mine has the wood handle but there is also G-10 and zytel handles available. I have carried this knife every day for about a year now. It is durable and it holds an edge well. The pocket clip allows for the knife to sit in your pocket all the way. They are very affordable. I got mine for $35 and my brother paid $20 for his zytel version. And best of all, Its made in USA.

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    It's a knife, not a prybar ....

    But that being said, I've never broken a folder (or a fixed blade). I didn't mind the Gerber mini-paraframe, but the few other Gerbers I've felt just didn't do it for me. This was even long before I became a knife-snob.

    To the OP, sometimes it takes a few tries before a knife really calls to you. I've owned probably a dozen different brands. Instead of ordering online, are there any knife stores in your area that you can play with a bunch of them? How they open, fit your hand, lock/unlock, blade (serrated, mix, straight), multiple blades, "other" stuff like a SAK ... all play into if you'll like it. If you don't like it, you won't carry it.

    I've never bought a LM knife, but they all seem rather bulky.
     
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Can't go wrong with Kershaw IMO. I own 2 of them.
     
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