Consensus on knives

Discussion in 'Blades' started by 45acpJHP, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. 45acpJHP

    45acpJHP Monkey+

  2. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I carry a Spyderco Manix I as my EDC.

    If I am in the sticks somewhere or hunting, I carry a 4" fixed blade custom made by Robert Hawk.

    I have some "killin" knives. They are USMC fighting types or Chris Reeves one piece design. I put them away the last time I came home. I don't have much need for a 7"+ knife here. Besides, pistols work better ;)
  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    As for a consensus? I think everyone is going to have their own personal preference.
    Kind of like asking which is the best battle rifle or best assault rifle. :)

    Anyway, limited knife selection here.

    couple of leatherman tools
    couple of buck pocket knives

    a Gerber chameleon

    crazyness breaks out
    a bunch of box cutters/utility knives
    and really wicked evil Linoleum Knife
    and a WW2 Japanese Type 32 sword
    and a scythe

    if i were to get a new knife it might be the
    gerber 06 Automatic Tanto and possibly a Gerber Ridge (money clip style)
  4. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    leatherman EOD MUT
    Browning double bladefolder

    Puma Pro hunter (1971)

    other needs
    cold steel tanto (1990)
    Western Bowie (1969)
  5. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    Daily, Kershaw assisted opening partially serrated, tanto point. Sog power pliers multi-tool with power assisted opening on the knife blades, and a Victorinox multi-tool.

    Other uses-Busse Combat Steel Heart(E), Badger attack, and Anorexic Badger fixed blade knoves
  6. snowbyrd

    snowbyrd Latet anguis in herba

    Swiss army, carried it for over 25yrs on a chain, 'don't leave home without it'. Also carry a Western belt knife for road kill, happens here all the time, Hey it cost someone a radiator. When camping/hiking ect.. a Kbar. I use the Swiss all the time, funny 'cuz my friends will ask me "you gotta knife?". DUH. Was at a ski patrol Brat roast last year and no one else had one to open stuff up. Had to fly and felt neked w/o one, bought one and gave it away B4 I flew back. Not PC to carry a knife, ha ha.
    A blade is a very personal item, to each thier own, have some auto knives, something about that blade whipping out on its own that I find really cool. I have one Kinfolk knife that I found 40yrs ago, oh I love that one, had to make a holster for it, then had to make another, lotta time with that one.
  7. drdave

    drdave Monkey++

    I like the Moro, cheap to buy, long tang, NOT stainless (thus I get a spark when I strike a rock/flint) and easy to sharpen. Anyone here ever get a good edge with a stainless steel knife? I haven't, even with a goog sharpening wheel.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Very alloy dependent. Martensitic is cheap, but will hold an edge if it was heat treated correctly. Austenitic, not so much.
  9. 45acpJHP

    45acpJHP Monkey+

  10. Bison_Forge

    Bison_Forge Aspiring Knifemaker

    EDC: Gerber Fast, Gerber MP600 Basic multi-tool.

    Hiking: EDC setup, Gerber Profile or Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife, SAK.

    Brush clearing: Hiking setup, Kershaw Outcast.

    "Battle Blade": All of the above and either a machete or tomahawk.
  11. dan3

    dan3 Monkey+

    I usually carry a Victorinox Farmer and CRKT M16-04.
    When out in the "boonies" I carry any one of the following:
    Cold Steel Recon Scout 7 1/2"
    Cold Steel Trail Master 9 1/2"
    Gerber Bowie 9 1/2"
    Cold Steel Master Hunter 4"
    modified M9 Bayonet
  12. JadedGray

    JadedGray Monkey+

    I rotate between a Victorinox Cadet.
    A Case Copperlock.
    and a Benchmade Mini Griptilian.

    I have others but these are my favorites (this week!)
  13. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    My EDC is a Blackie Collins Meyerco 3" with serrations, but some times carry a Gerber Gator with serrations. I like the rubber grips.
  14. Lit 1911

    Lit 1911 Monkey+

    I have a SOG assisted open,plus a Kobalt razor knife and a Winchester multi tool i carry on a daily basis.If im feeling like having some fun,i might put on my pig sticker (unknown brand,i bought it used and worn but its super sharp).
  15. Bison_Forge

    Bison_Forge Aspiring Knifemaker

    Pictures? Maybe we can figure out what the brand is, I like big knives.
  16. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Man I have had so many, the only one I "carry" is my US ARMY demo knife, a Camillus multi blade style.
    I have a 15 inch nasty and a 9 inch on a field belt.
    I have Gerber's gator, Case, and a host of others...skinning knives, etc.
    It all depends on where I am and the situation.
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