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View Poll Results: Do you carry a pocket knife?
Yes, most of the time 22 56.41%
No, never 2 5.13%
Only when...(fill in the blank) 1 2.56%
I didn't, but now I'm thinking about it! 0 0%
I don't get dressed without it! 14 35.90%
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Poll: Do you carry a pocket knife?

How about it?
Personally, I have carried a pocket knife nearly every day for the last 30 years, 2 different Buck Prince models. I snapped one of them in half opening a coffee can (when was the last time you saw coffee in a can?). Those Bucks served as pry bars, hammers, screwdrivers, sliver removers, and even as a knife.
Currently I carrying a Kershaw, can't remember the model.
These knives reside in my pocket every day, at work, at home, at weddings, funerals, graduations...
A pocket knife, for me, is as much of my wardrobe as underwear, maybe more so!!
The only times that I don't have my knife with me is when I fly for business travel, usually just a single carry on, and these little guys are no longer allowed. Oh, I also had to leave one in the car when going to traffic court!
It's gotten to be that my darling bride, the kids, my sister-in-laws, all rely on my knife!!
I can't be the only one, let's hear about your choices.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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I've got a little Case knife.. not even sure the name, blade's like an inch and a half.. I don't always carry it, but odds are when I don't, I need it for something!
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:04 AM   #3
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I generally have a knife on me. I like moras when possible, folders the rest of the time. Lately it has been a spyderco tenacious- great little knife.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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Ncis

Anyone watch NCIS? Gibbs Rule #9 - Never go anywhere without a knife.

I almost always have a swiss army knife with me...
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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I normally carry a tiny Gerber folding knife. If not that one then a much larger Gerber folder. I am very rarely without one.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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Most days I only carry a swill army keychain knife and you'd be surprised fow it handles most of what I need to do.

On dayhikes it's usually a swiss army climber.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #7
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Anyone watch NCIS? Gibbs Rule #9 - Never go anywhere without a knife.

I almost always have a swiss army knife with me...
Ah, the Gibbs rule set...

I always have my Leatherman Skeletool or my small Buck folder on me. I've been amazed how many times I've made use of the Skeletool and for work I'm in the field more often than not.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #8
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In the woods I carry a Mora that I can use and abuse as a tool. I also carry a Buck for sentimental reasons. In the real world I have no need to carry a knife, there are plenty of tools around.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #9
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In the woods I carry a Mora that I can use and abuse as a tool. I also carry a Buck for sentimental reasons. In the real world I have no need to carry a knife, there are plenty of tools around.
I have a Mora in my pack, too...great knife for the money.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #10
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I used to carry a Leatherman but I got tired of the weight on my belt. Now I carry a Benchmade folding knife and I'm lost without it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #11
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A Benchmade AFCK has been in my right front pocket for at least the past 20 years. Every single pair of pants I own, including my suit pants (!), bear the scars of the knife's clip. It's easier to leave the house without my car keys and wallet than it is to leave without my knife.

I recently came into possession of a Crawford "Kasper" folder but it's just too nice to turn into an EDC knife.

Benchmade quit making the round-holed AFCK many years ago. Not sure what I'll do when I have to replace this one. Been eyeing the Chris Reeve's Mnandi for a while but just can't pull the trigger.

One quick funny-ish curiosity, the first of those to complain about me continually carrying a "dangerous" knife are also the first to come by and ask to use it because they don't have a knife at all. This can't just happen to me, right?

"A knifeless man is a lifeless man" -Nordic proverb


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How else can I clean my finger nails?
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #13
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This is my pocket knife:
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:44 PM   #14
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I need to add that having a carbon blade adds a different and nostalgic perspective to owning and cherishing a knife. It is the black sheep of my modest knife collection but also my favorite.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #15
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A bit off topic here, but Geogymn's post reminded me of this knife thread.

I'm always a sucker for a good knife conversation,
and I would love to see more links & photos of your favorite knives or knife collections.
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I'm always a sucker for a good knife conversation.
I would love to see more links & photos of your favorite knives or knife collections.
Not a pocket knife, but I just picked up an SOG Field Pup...what a wonderfully balanced (albeit a bit heavy compared to my Mora) knife that is. I highly recommend it...
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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I always carry a rostrel folder on a pocket clip, and a leatherman on the belt, its a little heavy but its o.k.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #18
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if you are looking for a reasonably priced carbon blade, opinel makes a nice knife for about 10 dollars. They come in a number of sizes
http://www.opiknife.com/proddetail.a...-folding-knife
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A bit off topic here, but Geogymn's post reminded me of this knife thread.

I'm always a sucker for a good knife conversation,
and I would love to see more links & photos of your favorite knives or knife collections.
OK Justin,

here's that Kershaw I've been carrying...I double checked, it's a model1620H3- a Ken Onion design...



And for a while, when the kids were still living here, they would constantly call out "Dad, knife!!"
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if you are looking for a reasonably priced carbon blade, opinel makes a nice knife for about 10 dollars. They come in a number of sizes
http://www.opiknife.com/proddetail.a...-folding-knife
I have 2 Opinels that were brought to me from France in 1980... despite being rusted closed a few times,my fault, they continue to take an edge easily and remain in my day pack and overnite pack as a very usable choice.The carbon steal is what makes them rust easily, but also allows them to be easily sharpened to a fine edge...and they are cheap! 5 stars!!!!

I always use them for field dressing my deer....so sharp...

I have some kitchen knives of a similar steel, rusts easily, but takes a easy keen edge... Sabatiers... $1.00 a piece at a closeout store... wish I bought them all...
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