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Knives

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by pittim, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Aug 20, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    pittim

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    Any of you carry knives on you all day like I do? If so, what do you carry?

    I have a SOG Flash II that worked wonderfully until I decided to take it apart and clean it today...can't get it back together because of the spring opener. Tip: Don't try and take apart knives with springs.

    So while I try and figure out just how to get that one back together I decided to go out today and get a Benchmade Griptilian 551S. It isn't an assisted opener like my SOG, but overall I think I like this one better than my old SOG.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    I carried a SOG Trident for work- until I used it during a drug bust and it had to be submitted with the evidence package-BYE BYE SOG.

    I've got a forefinger flick leatherman knife right now.

    PS-prolly gunna get moved to the Off-Topic section....but it's a goody!!
     
  3. Aug 20, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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    JimBeam

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  4. Aug 20, 2008 at 4:39 PM
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    Yes I am a knife carrier. I have had a Gerber in my pocket for the past 25 years, and recently a good friend of mine just gave me a Spyderco Native, which I am very impressed with, lightweight, razor sharp, serrated edge, and American made. I too like the SOG knives and am considering purchasing one. I am also lucky in that I am close to a small knife shop that carries many handmade customs, but end up very pricey. I think of knives as a tool, and use them as such, so mine are scratched and worn, but sharp.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    yes...but my dept requires you have a knife approved or you carry the one they issue (the one above)

    its a nice knife...so i dont see the point in me spending the money on anything else

    plus if i lose or break this one...they replace it
     
  7. Aug 20, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    i usually tote a kershaw clip knife, ive also always got a cable splicers knife that stays on me all day everyday at work and a Hen and Rooster straight knife on me whenever i go out and about. ud be surprised how many cops/security officers stop me over it too. its a legal knife to tote but they cant seem to figure out why s/o would need it......lol i need it because hen and rooster have always had good metal. but i admit tho my heart lies with Case knives. i collect stag handle case knives for a hobby and thats probably the only thing that keeps me from spending ALLLLL my money on the old tacoma................ lol
     
  8. Aug 20, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    Yeah good point. I'm sure that if you're in a situation that you need a weapon you're much, much more likely to pull your gun out instead of a knife. Might as well use the one they give you for free.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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    great thread tim!!! i carry knives all the time!!! im gonna post pics of them sooner or later. i love gerber knives, especially for hunting.....but i like benchmark and buck also!!!
     
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    i got a knive that i keep in the truck. its an off brand but its sharp as hell. anybody ever heard of kutmaster. its about a 5 inch blade
     
  11. Aug 20, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    [​IMG]I carry this most of the time or a buck ranger .
    Good all around knife
     
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    the knife isnt really given to us as a defensive weapon...but rather an emergency and rescue tool
     
  13. Aug 20, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    I have a Kershaw "Leek", and a SOG "Flash 1" in my kitchen. A Gerber folder in my bathroom, 2 Buck folders in the night stand. Swiss Army knife in my door pocket of my truck, and a Gerber Multi tool, and a Gerber folder in my tool box.
     
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    I have a $1 knife from walmart that I carry. Its a POS, but it gets the job done.

    I been meaning to start a thread like this. I need a new knife. Something inexpensive, small enough to be carried 24/7 and strong enough to last me a long time.
     
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    If you want something small, check out the SOG Flash I. It's assisted opening (spring loaded...almost like an automatic.) I would have bought the Flash I over the II because I don't really need a 3" blade.
     
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    i carry a buck shealth knife since i lost my puma prince ive had for 4 years. ......noticed its not like a puma, lot harder to sharpen than the puma.....i did pay a lot for the puma compared to the 60$ buck
     
  18. Aug 20, 2008 at 8:50 PM
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    Yeah, I like automatics. I usually carry either the HK or the Microtech.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Aug 20, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    Oh, I almost forgot my newest auto, a Pro-Tech Runt 3. I got it for my frequent trips into California as it is legal to carry there.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Aug 20, 2008 at 9:45 PM
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    I lost not one but two Sog "mini-xray's" at $60 a pop, by the pocket clip hanging up on the liner of my riding jacket last fall.

    I then started carrying a $20 Ka-Bar "Dozier drop point" with AUS 8 steel, reversible clip, and it really holds an edge.

    I still think for camping and the outdoors it's hard to beat a classic Buck 110 folding hunter.
     
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