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Old March 11, 2001, 03:28 AM   #1
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I lost my Spyderco Delica a few weeks ago. So I upgraded to a Benchmade Mel Pardue with the Axis lock . This one looks like a real keeper, smooth action, strong, and it closes well with one hand. Hope I hold onto this one for a long time.

So whats your favorite everyday duty knife?
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Old March 11, 2001, 03:51 AM   #2
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SOG Pentagon Elite II with arc lock. I love the shark tooth tip.
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Old March 11, 2001, 06:05 AM   #3
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Depends on the day:

Spyderco Calypso while wearing a suit,
Spyderco Military if wearing jeans,
Custom skinning knife while hunting,
Leatherman Wave on the belt while shooting

Do have other knives but these are the main ones.
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Old March 11, 2001, 11:03 AM   #4
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I carry two Benchmade 970s with the Black T finish. One in each front pocket just in case the strong hand is occupied when I need one!
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Old March 11, 2001, 11:31 AM   #5
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I am not a knife fighter.
I've carried a Buck 501 "Squire" for 25 years now. It's always in my pocket. Even at weddings and funerals.

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Old March 11, 2001, 11:51 AM   #6
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Right now it is a Buck 110 converted to automatic by Cumberland Mountain. I have been carrying a Spyderco Endura for the last couple years and really like it. I am starting to look into Cold Steel. Their claims of strength interest me. I know all about using the right tool for the job and all that, but sometimes something comes up that needs done and all you have is a knife. I snapped the tip off a Spyderco. I watched a tape of guys bending Cold Steels in vises, hanging from them etc.
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Old March 11, 2001, 11:53 AM   #7
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REKAT Carnivour

The M-1 tank of the knife world. The knife's sister, the Hobbit, is the A-10 of the knife world. REKAT builds them tough.

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Old March 11, 2001, 12:46 PM   #8
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Swiss Army Champion (the older one without the pliers). Been to Europe three times with me, to China once and across this continent about half a dozen times.
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Old March 11, 2001, 01:18 PM   #9
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EDI Genesis I
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Old March 11, 2001, 11:30 PM   #10
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You guys are more high speed than me when it comes to knives.
I work for a Cat dealer, and they have their own Cat branded knife collection.

I carry a cheapo 2" to open boxes with, and I sometimes carry a bigger version with a clip.
Nice looking and functional for me.
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Old March 12, 2001, 02:26 PM   #11
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Emerson Commander

Very used ... good knife.
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Old March 12, 2001, 03:50 PM   #12
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An Emerson Commander folder for routine carry. A stag handled Randall Number One when hunting or camping. Both are excellent knives.
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Old March 12, 2001, 05:37 PM   #13
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My "always" knife is a Victorinox Tinker Swiss Army Knife. I've carried one daily for 20 years, it's like a Craftsman 88pc toolset that fits unobtrusively in your pocket. My favorite sheath knife is the Schrade Sharpfinger with stainless Schrade+ blade. From Bluegill, to rabbit, to deer the Sharpfinger does them all with grace and ease. -- Kernel
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Old March 12, 2001, 06:21 PM   #14
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Mine is a Spyderco Terzuola, a X-mas present from my friends. I have very nice friends
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Old March 12, 2001, 08:43 PM   #15
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Spyderco Native. Very handy. Great size, shape, weight, and price. Most importantly, I won't cry if something happens to it like my old Benchmade AFCK.
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Old March 12, 2001, 09:56 PM   #16
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Spyderco Mini Dyad
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Old March 12, 2001, 10:59 PM   #17
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Emerson CQC-7 tanto point chisel blade single side grind Black T finish

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Old March 12, 2001, 11:02 PM   #18
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Buck Solitaire

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Old March 13, 2001, 01:26 AM   #19
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A simple Swiss army knife, much like the one in Kernel's picture.
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Old March 13, 2001, 02:50 AM   #20
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Work -- MOD CQD auto
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Old March 13, 2001, 03:34 AM   #21
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I bought a Kershaw Whirlwind for about $55 last fall. It has spring assisted cam opening - which means it is about a close to being a switchblade as you can legally carry. It looks like a typical lock blade knife with a pocket clip and a nub on the blade for opening. The big difference is - when you start to push it open, all you have to do is get it started (maybe 1/6 open) and the spring takes over and flips it fully open. Its great fun. When I first got it, I could hardly stop playing with it (about drove my wife crazy for a few days). Anyway, it is a very solid, well-designed, well-made knife that can be very quickly and easily opened with one hand. If you try one, be careful not to let your thumb leave the handle when you flip it open or you could cut yourself. It feels a little dangerous at first, but after you practic a little, it becomes very natural. I really like this knife. There are more expensive versions and a few other variations. All are nice, but I think the basic whirlwind is a great buy.

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Old March 13, 2001, 08:02 AM   #22
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I've been carring a little no-name folder for about 10 years. It looks like a two inch version of the Buck Squire mentioned earlier. It was a factory over run or some such, made by Case I think. It's nothing fancy but fits in my pocket well, holds an edge OK, and I would miss it if I lost it.
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Old March 13, 2001, 10:15 AM   #23
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Columbia River M16-13Z.

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Old March 13, 2001, 10:39 AM   #24
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My Benchmade is always with me for big jobs and protection..... smooth .... sturdy.... fast and holds a great edge.... but for the money.... it better!

but my leatherman micra is also in my pocket and gets used continually througout the day.... certainly an invaluable tool.... I recently lost mine having had it since production started on them.... I couldn't go one day without replacing it... I'd recomend anyone consider getting one if they don't have one.... small enough to be a keychain... but versitile enough to repair/fix/dissasemble/tune anything throughout the day.
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Old March 13, 2001, 02:16 PM   #25
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Mine's an Emerson CQC-7 with the standard blade.

I covet an Emerson Commander. My best friend has one.
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