Recommend a new pocket knife

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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by Termite » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Personally I like Spyderco Enduras. I have a couple for EDC knives, along with my SAK Tinkerer.
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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by Cobar » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:21 pm

I really liked my blackout until it grew legs and walked away. The size of the handle was one of the best points. It really filled the hand. Now your hands, Ag, it still might be too small.

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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:20 pm

Good thread. I appear to have lost my latest Buck 110, so I've been following it with interest, since I'm thinking of going with something more modern for a replacement.
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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by Aglifter » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:40 pm

Well, I already ordered the Rift - got it from knifeworks.com for ~135 shipped, w. the DLC coated version - quite a bit cheaper than other vendors.

I may get a leek as well, or something else which is thin - I didn't look to see how thick the rift was, since I intend that to be a work knife.

I don't like traditional lock-backs, however, since my hand tends to release the lock when using the knife.

I realize some other members think its illogical, but part of it was that the rift is a "blue" knife, and, according to Benchmade's info, the knife, scales, and blade are all made in the US.

(I spend far too much effort trying to work around inferior Chinese $&%(%) which has displaced American made industrial components. CC made good stuff in China, so I know its possible, but anything associated w. industrial controllers or dairy, IME, from the ChiComs is pure trash.)
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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by Cybrludite » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:08 pm

Only problem I've had with my Kershaw Leeks is that the tip comes to such a needle point that it's real easy to damage it. My stainless steel Leek is my "dressy" & workplace knife (the thinner blade is perfect for digging dust-bunnies out of heatsinks...), and my Blur is my normal EDC knife.
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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by rightisright » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:24 pm

FWIW, Amazon has the Blur on sale for $30. http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Folding-K ... 111&sr=8-2

I just bought two, as I am in the habit of losing pocket knives

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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by marcs » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:05 am

rightisright wrote:FWIW, Amazon has the Blur on sale for $30. http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Folding-K ... 111&sr=8-2

I just bought two, as I am in the habit of losing pocket knives
Thanks for the pointer

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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by SeekHer » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:03 am

CRKT- Columbia River Knife and Tool is by far my favourite folder maker with great collaboration pieces with many gifted and noted designers.

Benchmade, Emerson, Harsey/Paul and Strider for workhorse knives but a bit more in cost.

Entrek have some folders that are just lovely--my next purchase as I've started collecting this company, hard.

Condor Tool & Knife as well as Ontario Knife Company have some very nice pieces, reasonably priced.
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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:22 am

I bought a CKRT M21-04G a couple months ago, and I like it so far. I didn't notice the "china" on the box until after I'd bought it, but oh well. I'm not going to spend $200 on a pocket knife that I am probably just going to lose eventually.
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Re: Recommend a new pocket knife

Post by Darrell » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:57 pm

Cybrludite wrote:Only problem I've had with my Kershaw Leeks is that the tip comes to such a needle point
I was a dumbass with my Leek a couple of weeks ago--I was using it to cut a cable tie in a tight space, should have been using a pair of side cutters instead. The cable tie snapped, the needle point of the blade hit the side of my other hand's thumb, must've gone in an inch! It didn't hit anything vital, but boy, did it bleed... Prolly should have got stitches, I just washed it out and let it bleed a while, then put compression on it, and taped it closed with waterproof tape. I hit it with peroxide and povidone/iodine a few times, it healed right up. :oops: :?
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