New to the forum / Need EDC suggestion

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dnbailey, Jul 12, 2013.


  1. dnbailey

    dnbailey Monkey

    Hello all! I'm new to the forum. From Indiana. Although I have a fair amount of survival training, I'm not by any means a survival expert. I'm here to learn and possibly contribute when I can.

    Question: I need suggestions for an EDC knife. I don't necessarily need a fighting knife, although if it comes to that, it comes to that. Typically when I'm not at work I carry at least one firearm. As an Eagle Scout, I've carried a pocket knife basically my whole life. Usually I carry a cheap knife I'll pick up somewhere until it falls apart and then get another one. I would like to get something nicer that will last a while. Usually I will wear khakis or scrubs to work, depending on which job I'm at (I'm a registered nurse and a clinical informatics consultant). Any recommendations? Budget is under $150. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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  2. wastelander

    wastelander Bad English, bare with me

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  3. Pop_45

    Pop_45 Monkey

    I don't have the clothing restrictions you have, so what I carry may not work for you. But I carry a Buck 110 folder in a nylon carry case.
    I also carry a small three blade congress. Bought it at a flea market for $10 No brand name that I've seen, but takes and holds an edge well
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Check out the Hinderers. Link is on the front page before you log in. Pricy, but arguably worth it.
     
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I read a book called, The Twilight's Last Gleaming: On Your Own in America, Nathan L. Combs. There was a whole chapter plus on knives, more in-depth then I liked but if you like knives he had pretty well thought out suggestions as to what to get for what purpose.
     
  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Hip Pock-Its Utility Holster larger version
    These guys make good pouches. I am wearing one of their AA flashlight holsters, with sleeves for a spare pair of batteries.
     
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  8. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    CRKT knive are well made not over priced hold a good edge and they have multiple knives to choose from. With multiple options you can pick what fits your daily need. I have had the CRKT M-16 for over five years and still carry it everyday on duty and off.

    I use to carry one of the first S&W tactical folding knives but when I went to replace it the S&W line has got cheap made over time
     
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  9. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    im in texas rite now and thses boys swear by case knives
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Just because. There is a local knifing that was done with a "military style" K-Bar. Get 'em while you can. (Mine dates from the Korean Police action.)
     
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    1031-ec1bfd99cfa56dd1257325fcea3f59de. 1030-c3a412324785320d293e1b7269d78ef6. The sheath knife for hunting, the folder for EDC.;)
     
  13. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    I carry a CRKT Hammond Cruiser. Got it at Flea Market guy sells knives. Liked it alot & when I learned it was discontinued I went back & bought 2 more. Sharpens nicely, holds a good edge, & was only $20-25 each.
     
  14. Harriet01

    Harriet01 Monkey

    hi, i'm a new comer here too, when i see your thread, i came in here at once, coincidently, i worked as a industrial tools salesman for many years, maybe you will get some information from our website.
     
  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Welcome to the Monkey @Harriet01 ... grab a branch and hang a while!!!!
     
  16. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome Harriet, enjoy your stay!
     
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