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Old 03-24-2015, 17:55   #1
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Article on Best EDC knife

Take it for what it is. They're opinion may vary widely from your own.

http://gearpatrol.com/2015/03/24/bes...-carry-knives/
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Old 03-24-2015, 19:04   #2
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Take it for what it is. They're opinion may vary widely from your own.

http://gearpatrol.com/2015/03/24/bes...-carry-knives/
Author of articals personal opinion. My favorite EDC is what is in my pockt at the moment I need a sharp edge to opn a box, or evelope at the post office.

Hopefully I will never ever have to use my EDC for self defence.
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Old 03-24-2015, 21:27   #3
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My favorite EDC is my Swiss Army Knife Camper. The toothpick is invaluable. As is the scissor.
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Old 03-24-2015, 21:54   #4
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Here in CT we cant carry a knife with more than a 4" blade, fixed or folder I believe.

I have several fixed knives I would like to carry but the blades are to long.
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Old 03-24-2015, 23:09   #5
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I bought the GLOCKTALK Spyderco Endura years ago when Eric had them special ordered. I've carried it every day since.

Great knife. (I've lost it three times, and keep finding it. Once for almost six months! Found it Under the carpet of my truck. I was picking gum out of the carpet and there it was)
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:04   #6
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The author Amos Kwon, pretty much sums it up the "EDC" in this opening statement;

"...It opens packages, cuts rope or cord, carves food when needed and, heaven forbid, can help defend against an assailant. An EDC knife should be slim enough to carry without being cumbersome, but still be accessible and functional..."

MinervaDoe, The knives he posted in his article certainly have that definition covered. But like you pointed out (and I agree) "opinions will vary" and that's fine.

I do have to say that the last item on my list of a "must be able to" when it comes to my EDC is to be used in a defensive situation. Lets face it any knife can do that if it really had to - not to say I'd try to fend off a would-be assailant with a butter knife. But I think you know what I mean.

In other posts I pointed out for 2015 I am carrying the Kershaw Cryo II, so far it had lived up to the advertizing that I heard before I purchased it.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:47   #7
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The author Amos Kwon, pretty much sums it up the "EDC" in this opening statement;

"...It opens packages, cuts rope or cord, carves food when needed and, heaven forbid, can help defend against an assailant. An EDC knife should be slim enough to carry without being cumbersome, but still be accessible and functional..."
The author referred to a Benchmade 530, which I own, and the knife is really handy. It's unobtrusive enough so that you can carry it all the time, and while it makes a great letter opener, it's razor sharp and fairly versatile.


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I do have to say that the last item on my list of a "must be able to" when it comes to my EDC is to be used in a defensive situation. Lets face it any knife can do that if it really had to - not to say I'd try to fend off a would-be assailant with a butter knife. But I think you know what I mean.
One of the guys that I used to practice Aikido with was a police Koga instructor. The stuff he could do with one of those Kubotans looked very effective. I'm pretty sure he could take me out using the handle of a butter knife.

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In other posts I pointed out for 2015 I am carrying the Kershaw Cryo II, so far it had lived up to the advertising that I heard before I purchased it.
The Kershaws offer amazing value. I must own four or five of them. Because of their price, I don't mind letting them get beat up a little.

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I bought the GLOCKTALK Spyderco Endura years ago when Eric had them special ordered. I've carried it every day since.

Great knife.
I picked up an Endura4 in January. I haven't used it much, but it has typical Spyderco high quality, and I think it's a really nice knife. It's between my Griptilian and my Endura as to which knife I carry in my hiking fanny pack, but the Griptilian fits my hand a little better, so I throw it in more often..

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My favorite EDC is my Swiss Army Knife Camper. The toothpick is invaluable. As is the scissor.
I'm torn between a multitool with scissors or pliers for every day carry. But, I tend to need scissors a lot more, so I mostly carry a little Gerber Shortcut. The Buck Spitfire and Boker Urban Trapper both caught my eye, but like your saying a multitool is actually a lot more useful. That's why I still have my eye out for a multitool that has a decently designed locking knife blade in it. The Leatherman Freestyle looks good, but again, no scissors. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/672...tainless-steel
Also, for hiking, pruning sheers would be nice, but I've found multitool pruning sheers to wear out really fast. Here's a pair I'm curious about; the Real Advid multi cutter looks to have a decent knife blade. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/253...ter-multi-tool

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Author of articles personal opinion. My favorite EDC is what is in my pocket at the moment I need a sharp edge to open a box, or envelope at the post office.
Which one do you carry?
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Not a single Spydie on the list. Booooooo!

My current EDC is the new Spyderco Schempp Bowie. It's a beaut!
Before that I was carrying the Spyderco Domino, which is a fantastic knife.
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Not a single Spydie on the list. Booooooo!

My current EDC is the new Spyderco Schempp Bowie. It's a beaut!
Before that I was carrying the Spyderco Domino, which is a fantastic knife.
Nice. Even Crocodile Dundee couldn't give you a hard time about that knife. I think I own four Spyderco knives. Any one of them would be an excellent EDC knife.

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Nice. Even Crocodile Dundee couldn't give you a hard time about that knife. I think I own four Spyderco knives. Any one of them would be an excellent EDC knife.
Yep.... as soon as I saw it, I had to have it. And, it went straight to my pocket. Brass is already scratched and developing a patina. I've got about 50 Spydercos at this point. Many have never made it into the rotation, yet. I find one I like and I tend to stick with it for a while. The Domino was my EDC for at least a year until this Bowie came out. The Bowie is on the bigger side of the spectrum, but with the wire clip, it carries deep in the pocket, and is stealthy.
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Almost bought the BM 531BK today. Still might.
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