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What's Your E.D.C.

by papadan
posted 02-20-2017 02:31 AM


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#1 posted 02-20-2017 02:53 AM

Case xx green bone 3 blade stockman or a dalton Cupid and what I call my wallet knife a victorinox secretary.
I also have knives laying around everywhere. The shop has big single blade old timers,3 blade anvil knives, spydercos a couple berretas, a Smith and Weston that has seen its better days. The house has to many to list since I collect edged objects. Wife’s car has a Swiss Army knife,a 3 blade case xx 7 dot stag stockman and a anvil 3 blade stockman. I know that’s a long list of everyday carry but since I’m around them I switch out during the day often except for the wallet knife it’s been there since I purchased it minus the week that I lost it. When it reappeared it was a great day.

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 02:57 AM

Just a cheapo, 3 bladed Old Timer clone…...scales seem to be a Walnut flavour.

Picked a leatherman Wave last year….$0.75 at a yard sale. No sheath to carry it in, sits on a shelf for now…

A little big for a pocket…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 03:24 AM

I’ve carried one since High School. Started with a tiny swiss-army knife (the one with a single blade, nail file, and scissors). Had a small lock-back for a while too (a schrade I think?) until it got stolen. Did the leatherman thing for a while as well, but 90% of the time the knife blade was what I needed, and I got sick of needing to put down whatever I was doing to get the blade open. So about 10 years ago I switched over to the style with a pocket-clip and thumb-studs for one-handed opening, and fell in love. My wife just got me this last year for Christmas:

It’s spring loaded. See the small tab on the bottom left of that pic, near the hinge? Pressing down on that rocks the cam over far enough that the spring takes over, and jumps the blade for you. Took some getting used to, but I really, really like it. The pocket clip allows you to keep it right at the top of your jeans pocket where it’s always easy to get to.

-- Bill - Western NY

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 03:35 AM

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 03:40 AM

I carry the leatherman wave at home or on the job. Bandit $.75 for a wave is some steal.

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#6 posted 02-20-2017 03:49 AM

Have the Opinel and like it, but my EDC is a Douk Douk. Cheap, and takes a razor edge with little effort. Can’t really go wrong with either of them, honestly.

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#7 posted 02-20-2017 03:49 AM

Lloyd, your “wallet” knife reminded me that I am never without, even in Church!

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#8 posted 02-20-2017 03:50 AM

Carried various knives over the years and always seam to lose them at some point. Cringe at the $$$ spent on them. I ended up just going to a cheap knife. The Kershaw 3/4 ton folder through Cabelas at under 10 bucks a knife (clip and thumb stud but I ditch the clip). Under 3 inches folded. I bought a dozen of them and just don’t worry about losing them. Wished it held and edge longer but easy enough to remedy. Has been my favorite based on price to performance in a no frill knife.

Used a few razor blade folders but really a poor EDC option unless all you do is break down boxes, cutting twine, and string.

Have a few larger knives but they are shoved in a box under the bed as not a fan of having a sheath. They seam to be very popular with lanky guys that sport sleeveless shirts in my area.

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#9 posted 02-20-2017 03:51 AM

Opinel #8 here too.

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#10 posted 02-20-2017 03:57 AM

Victorninox Super Tinker Swiss Army Knife since 1985. I have warn out several.

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#11 posted 02-20-2017 03:59 AM

Alster, I have never seen a Douk Douk, but from what I just read they should be comparable in holding an edge. They are a little proud of their knives by the prices I saw.

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#12 posted 02-20-2017 04:05 AM


Have a few larger knives but they are shoved in a box under the bed as not a fan of having a sheath. They seam to be very popular with lanky guys that sport sleeveless shirts in my area.

- TravisH


LOL, Travis, I have a few of those too. I have carried true switch blades and full auto out the fronts but people tend to get nervous when You pull one out to cut the twine at the Borg.

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000

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#13 posted 02-20-2017 04:14 AM

Glock 23
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Just broke the tip off of my cheap Tac-Force knife that I liked the most. Titanium body easy flip open with one hand.
Now I’m using my trusty backup Swiss Army Knife, until I find a new one.
I’ll be following to see what else everybody uses.

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#14 posted 02-20-2017 04:28 AM

Jbay what’s up with the Glock23? Man you got to bring the Ruger to the knife fight!

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000

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#15 posted 02-20-2017 04:33 AM

I use to have that, but it kept cutting holes in my pockets and I was losing all my change. :>/

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#16 posted 02-20-2017 04:37 AM

That’s why it comes with a sheath, dummy. ;-)

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#17 posted 02-20-2017 04:47 AM

Never leave home with out it.

https://youtu.be/C7c_o6UQiFs

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#18 posted 02-20-2017 04:53 AM

I can’t find the #T20 torx bit, know it’s there just can’t find it.

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#19 posted 02-20-2017 04:54 AM

A Spiderco Techno. It’s a tank. Reviews on it can be seen on Amazon:

The edge holds good. The back of the blade is about two feet thick (that might be a little bit of an exageration), for prying open manhole covers.

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#20 posted 02-20-2017 04:54 AM

Now I’m envious (and only $10,379.00).


Never leave home with out it.

https://youtu.be/C7c_o6UQiFs

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#21 posted 02-20-2017 05:00 AM

Well, I’ve got this stealth double action opener (manual, and a hidden auto open) with a strange trident on the blade, and a couple of names on the clip. Terzuola, and Marfione, whoever they are. I’m sure I could get at least $25 for it though.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#22 posted 02-20-2017 05:04 AM

There’s also this strange one with a talon. I push this button and it shoots out, and when I pull it back the blade snaps back in. Crazy huh? Gotta be worth at least $10.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#23 posted 02-20-2017 05:27 AM

Mines not a talon, it don’t even have a name on it, but it is faster than I can see coming out and going in. LOL

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#24 posted 02-20-2017 05:37 AM

They all have names on them. Who is Randall? Can I even get $5 for one of these? Or a pistol-looking thing named Kimber. What the heck. $20 maybe?

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#25 posted 02-20-2017 05:41 AM

Lint.

+ a pocketknife – which these days will be one of three: Kershaw Leek, Ontario Rat 1, or SOG Twitch II (which is misplaced at the moment). For years I carried nothing but friction folders, of which I have a plethora.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#26 posted 02-20-2017 06:05 AM



They all have names on them. Who is Randall? Can I even get $5 for one of these? Or a pistol-looking thing named Kimber. What the heck. $20 maybe?

- RichTaylor


Sorry to tell you Rich, but No Name! Red switchblade does say 440 Rostfrei on the blade but the silver OTF has no names, numbers, markings of any kind. ;-)

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#27 posted 02-20-2017 06:08 AM



Lint.

+ a pocketknife – which these days will be one of three: Kershaw Leek, Ontario Rat 1, or SOG Twitch II (which is misplaced at the moment). For years I carried nothing but friction folders, of which I have a plethora.

- Rick M


You got me Rick, I forgot all about my EDC lint!

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#28 posted 02-20-2017 06:08 AM

You’ve got the good stuff papadan!

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#29 posted 02-20-2017 06:26 AM

Just a minor hobby, I enjoy getting cuts on my fingers playing with them. ;-0

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#30 posted 02-20-2017 06:41 AM

Kershaw blur. Holds an edge better than my wife! That’s in the front right pocket (when I’m not traveling – currently in Zürich with no knife). On my right hip (iwb) is my SA XDs in .45. I carry a .45 because a) they don’t make a .46 and b) shooting twice is stupid.

If I don’t have my XDs, it’s my Glock 23.

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#31 posted 02-20-2017 07:07 AM



Kershaw blur. Holds an edge better than my wife! That s in the front right pocket (when I m not traveling – currently in Zürich with no knife). On my right hip (iwb) is my SA XDs in .45. I carry a .45 because a) they don t make a .46 and b) shooting twice is stupid.

If I don t have my XDs, it s my Glock 23.

- Smirak


I done showed what a Glock 23 can’t do. LOL

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#32 posted 02-20-2017 07:17 AM


Kershaw blur. Holds an edge better than my wife! That s in the front right pocket (when I m not traveling – currently in Zürich with no knife). On my right hip (iwb) is my SA XDs in .45. I carry a .45 because a) they don t make a .46 and b) shooting twice is stupid.

If I don t have my XDs, it s my Glock 23.

- Smirak

I done showed what a Glock 23 can t do. LOL

- papadan

Haha…I hear ya papadan…that’s why it’s been relegated to the safe for most daily tasks!

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#33 posted 02-20-2017 07:29 AM

I bought that knife on my Ruger just for laughs. Only put it on to show a couple friends and take that picture. That is just an SR22. My actual carry is an S&W 357.

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#34 posted 02-20-2017 09:10 AM

https://www.bladeops.com//v/vspfiles/photos/SWCK110GL-2T.jpg

This is my second one. Holds an edge for weeks and sharpens up real nice. I get a lot of comments when I pull this out on the job site lol. “Did Donald Trump send you that knife?” Etc

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#35 posted 02-20-2017 11:39 AM

Huh. CRKT Apache either 3” or 4”, depending on where I’m going. Both are ATS 34 stainless, which I really like, as it’s very hard and once sharp, stays that way forever. Of course they discontinued it. Manual open, but both have been fidgeted with enough over the years that they open as fast as any assisted blade with the thumb stud or a flick of the wrist.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#36 posted 02-20-2017 12:59 PM

Depends. If I’m in the woods I carry my Buck 113 or my 110. For normal work days or in the shop I carry my buck 302. Before my desk job b tho I use to just carry a Kolbalt razor knife but I wore them out about every year. Lowes was always good about replacing them tho.
I still love my buck knives tho…. if u can’t tell from my profile pic

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#37 posted 02-20-2017 01:43 PM

Papadan when I lost my wallet knife it was a sad day. The night before the wife was cleaning out my wallet in the car and dropped it in a parking lot. A couple hours later when I asked if she was done with it she said it was gone. Still sitting in the parking lot untouched minus the knife. The restaurant moved the booth we was in to check for it and it was not to be found. I tore my car apart the shop apart and her car apart looking for it. The after about a week I went to check on my inlaws truck that had some issues a day or two before I lost the knife that I fixed and wanted to test drive it again to make sure it was fixed. Went to put my seat belt on and there it was all nice and shiny stuck in the seat belt hole in the seat. I thought and may have said oh you came back to me and slid it back into its spot in my wallet. I guess the truck seat angle and the way I plopped down was enough for it to slide out and fall into the seat buckle hole. I keep my wallet in my front pocket. But anywho that’s a good heart warming story and I’m going fishing so adios.

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#38 posted 02-20-2017 01:45 PM

Been carrying a Buck 307 for over 25, maybe 30 years. Interesting story on that knife.

I used to live up above Scranton, PA, and had a buddy who was a UPS driver who did the Pocono run, which included hitting the tri-state point. (Jersey, PA, NY)
One day he had a delivery for a knife and gun shop up there from Buck Knives. Delivered it, and the next day got told to go back, the order was wrong.
The entire box was filled with Buck 307’s.
The box ended back at his terminal, where Buck told UPS they didn’t want it back, just dispose of it. (Remember, this was back in the 80’s sometime.)
My buddy got his hands on three of the knives, and I got one of them. I’ve had it ever since.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#39 posted 02-20-2017 02:01 PM

I’ve carried many different knives over the years. Being a forester, having one was essential. A few names off the top of my head are Schrade, Uncle Henry, Buck, Gerber and Kershaw. I’ve settled on the Kershaw scallion for many years now, I love being able to open it with one hand.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#40 posted 02-20-2017 02:23 PM

I’ve lost more knives than I care to count. I like to have one in my pocket, but can’t see spending more than $10 on one because it’ll be gone in a month or so. My favorites these days are the very flat locking blade knives with the stud to open the blade one-handed. Buck, S&W, Cabelas all make them. (or sell them anyway).

It’s amazing the looks you get in a corporate office setting when you pull out a small knife to cut something. People (mostly women) are really put off by it. I just explain, “you know, I was a Boy Scout, ‘be prepared.’”

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#41 posted 02-20-2017 02:42 PM

I have carried a pocket knife since I was 6 years old, my son does not, only because the schools would not allow it when he was growing up. to me, it is more of a tool than a weapon, although it could be considered such if necessary.right now I carry a Gerber with stud for easy opening.
I could not do without a knife, as I use it every day. one of my grand daughters was amazed that I have a knife with me all the time.

-- Smitty!!!

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#42 posted 02-20-2017 02:59 PM

Benchmade Griptilian

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#43 posted 02-20-2017 04:26 PM

I carried an old made in the USA gerber for about 20 years until I broke the tip off two years ago. Now I carry a leatherman skeletool.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#44 posted 02-20-2017 10:29 PM

I have one of the mini skeletools for a key chain it’s a handy little thing. I really like what gerber did with the design.

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#45 posted 02-20-2017 10:30 PM



I have carried a pocket knife since I was 6 years old, my son does not, only because the schools would not allow it when he was growing up. to me, it is more of a tool than a weapon, although it could be considered such if necessary.right now I carry a Gerber with stud for easy opening.
I could not do without a knife, as I use it every day. one of my grand daughters was amazed that I have a knife with me all the time.

- woodsmithshop


Smitty, I have always carried a knife as a tool, never thought of them as a weapon. A few years ago a boy was expelled from his grade school because they found out he had a Cub Scout knife in his pocket. The boy was in uniform and going to his meeting right after school. They even admitted that he never pulled it out or threatened anyone with it, but school policies don’t allow any sharp objects on campus.

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#46 posted 02-20-2017 10:42 PM

I have a Buck knife that is very similar to the OP’s first image. But for my daily carrier, I have a cheap/durable little guy from SOG. Has a good spring on it that makes it easy to open one-handed. I’ve decided that the tanto blade isn’t my favorite, but it hasn’t failed to do what I need so I haven’t bothered to look for anything else.

I like that it has a blade lock. My kids are little thieving terrorists.

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

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#47 posted 02-20-2017 10:47 PM

I love the looks of a Tanto blade, but never cared for them as an EDC.

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#48 posted 02-20-2017 11:39 PM

Heres a post I can relate to right off. Well in the early 60’s I carried the Case Sod Buster at the top. Then I switched to the little SST Buck. Then in the 70’s I carried the Sog. Now I carry a Syderco at the bottom. And I still carry once in a while my little Lertherman key chain multi tool as well as my Buck neck knife and every time I go fishing my Gerber Multi tool is always with me. And before these, many many more.

But I also can’t leave out my knives I carried in the med 60’s. From the top down my three I had on me 24-7. Yes I slept with them. The bottom is a later model of the top two. I picked it up About 15 years ago. The third down I made. I needed a boot knife and Master sergeant, who was our master gunsmith walked me through it.

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#49 posted 02-20-2017 11:52 PM

Usually a Kershaw Kryo or an Opinel no. 8.

I have some other knives but I don’t carry them
much.

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#50 posted 02-21-2017 11:05 PM

I personally carry a leatherman micra. Have probably bought a dozen over the years, always losing them to TSA.

http://www.southernliving.com/culture/old-pocket-knives/

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