what knife do you carry with you every day

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  1. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

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    Sure are a lot of Gerbers, look like fine knives!
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    At work, I've been carrying a Parker Cutlery On the weekend, I carry a Buck Bucklite that I got when I went to work at Bass Pro Shops in 1986.
    I've got about 2 dozen knives, folders and fixed blades. I used to check out the knife section of gun shops and especially pawn shops, for gun company knives. I haven't been doing that as much lately, everything I see is Chinese made now.
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    They are wonderful knives. Durable, hold an edge well, and the paraframes are weatherproof. I found mine in an old deer blind back in 2009. looked like it had been there for at least a year when I found it. I figure the person that left it got it for christmas and stuck it in the cieling of that ol hunting blind during the last hunt of the season and forgotten about it. Its been serving me ever since.
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    I carry cheap knifes as they get tore up. I have a case XX from my dad, he carried during WWII, heavy knife, weights about the same as a pistol. The heel can be used as a hammer if need be. I use that when I'm camping.
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    I carry a Benchmade mini reflex. Need to get another knife for working.
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    Yeah same here, I use cheaper even homemade knives for everyday use, lose 'em break 'em no big deal.

    But my homemade electrical pouch knife made from old power hacksaw blades are virtually indestructable. I used to cut big magnet cables down the mill with them. Just properly sharpen them and they'll last a loooong time.

    A 12 or 14 ga. home wiring job is no match for it! ;)

    My dad made babbit handled steak knives with them when I was still a kid, they're still around.
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    you don't see many messing with babbit anymore.. maybee some custom bearing people.. that's about it!
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    Down at the USSteel mills I worked at were originally built in the 1890s, our oldest rolling mill was put in 1908, our only "new" strip mill was put in during WWII.

    Strange, after we bombed the Japs and Germans out we helped them rebuild their steel indusrty, they won WWII just 20-30 years later.

    We had a "Babbit Shop" and a lot of babbit bearings plus our millwrights used to babbit sewdged cable connections, truly old stuff!

    Babbit for those of you that have never seen it looks like silver and feels and melts like a soft lead. It can be poured into almost any shape.

    ......oh, it's kind of like soldering electrical stuff.
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    Victorinox Swiss Army Tinker Knife,
    Leatherman Sideclip
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    Me too. The Tanto blade! Plus a Case mini stockman
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    Not that I'm neurotic or anything but I have pepperspray in the car, kitchen, desk even out on my deck (for animals too).

    Also have a really quick opening seriously sharp knives always close by but not my everyday carry.
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    that's one i havn't gotten into.. any of the gas weapons. no peper spray or teargas...
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    I've given my wife several PEPPERSPRAYS, 10% pepper (not just mace) plus I have some around, they'll easily shoot 15-20' full.

    The pepper is an eye nasty irritant for anyone including doped up people or animals like dogs with no tear ducts. Plus when I sit out back should a raccoon come nosing around I'll zap it...never had to yet. "IF" you have to zap a bad guy besides hitting him in the eyes/chest get it on his hands, clothes even shoes, leaves a trail plus most bad guys never change shoes. ;)

    I've always liked collecting knives of various sizes, they look cool plus another handy tool.

    Not every situation requires a gun, BE PREPARED!

    .....oh a bat, club or other baton can come in handy.
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    i 99% of the time have a knife adn gun with me.. hope to never use the knife.. that's waaaaay to close for me.. ;)

    ( hope to never have to 'USE' either in a self defense situation.. etc.. )
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    That's right but at least you have them!

    And a knife is great for odd jobs, whitling stuff, cutting pizza. :D
    We'd order pizza down the mill occasionally (one of our millwright's dad had a pizza shop), get out my Klein electrican's knife, wipe it off, cut, eat, wipe it off again.
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    I carry a Kershaw Asset daily, when I'm in the woods I also have a Buck 119 Special and I keep a Swiss Army Rescue tool in my car that I won from TNP. I just bought my son his first knife, a SOG Flash I.
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    I have many knives as I love them! Everyday carry is a Case Muskrat with bone handles. Not my favorite, but a good solid knife that always does what I want it to. And if I lose it, I'll shed a tear, but have another to replace it.
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    I carry Herugrim....

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    The cops keep stopping me....I don't know why.
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    Kershaw Random Leek folder, Ken Onion design, and a Spyderco A.T.R. folder (now discontinued, a real pity)
    Yes, I carry at least two knives, doesn't everyone? :)
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    I used to carry a Gerber Evo as my EDC, but it's a bit... much. Being so dagger-like, it's pretty intimidating when I pull it out.
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    Now, I carry around a 2 bladed Remington pocket knife, but it's a burden to dig around my pocket to get it out, and use another hand to fold out a blade.

    Now, I'm looking for a small folder with a pocket clip, that doesn't have that intimidating tactical weapon vibe.... considering a Kershaw Scallion
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