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What Knife Do You Use/Carry?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Eric, May 22, 2012.

  1. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

    Aug 26, 2009
    Mid Nebraska
    Leatherman Skeletool
  2. Way late to this party:

    I'll generally always have 1 of the following on me: Kershaw Leek composite, Kershaw Rake (composite), or a modified Kershaw Junk Yard Dog composite.

    The Leek and the Rake are assisted opening - the JYD is a flipper.



    The JYD (bottom knife) has been modified with a different pocket clip for right-handed tip-up carry. Wasn't concerned with the Kershaw warranty being voided with the work - it's a factory blemished knife w/o a warranty in the first place.

    Leek: 1660CB
    Rake: 1780CB
    JYD II: 1725CB
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012

  3. thunderbat


    Sep 5, 2006
    Surefire crank. Never had a better edge on a straight blade with some utility options as well.
  4. tomasw1


    Dec 11, 2003
    Emerson SOCFK or Spyderco Paramilitary 2
  5. DakotaGlockGuy

    DakotaGlockGuy Polymer Artist

    Apr 17, 2012
    Bismarck, ND
    Just picked this up a few days ago. Zero Tolerance 350 with Tiger Striped Blade.

    I have to say I am now a HUGE ZT fan!!!

  6. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

    Apr 27, 2012
    Hog Jaw, Arkansas
    I carry a cheapo $5.00 WalMart "Winchester" folding lockblade.

    It's a better quality knife than those costing +5x or more. I've had this one since May and it's still out of the box sharp and I cut everything from gasket material, cardboard, 1/8" rubber, wood, and many other things that you would never cut with a $50.00 knife and it's still very sharp.
  7. Arquebus12

    Arquebus12 Non-broccophobe CLM

    Jan 21, 2001
    Centerburg, OH
    $100 says it snaps if you apply a lateral load to it... It wouldn't be a five dollar knife if it was better than one costing 5X as much.

    I'm pleased that you're pleased with it, but you didn't strike gold here... You got a cheap knife that holds an edge, which is done by heat treatment of middling steel at the cost of toughness. Chuck the tip of it in a vice, and try to bend it 1/2" off true, and I'm betting it'll break. Not only that, the handle and scales will come loose, the hinge pin will bend, and the spring will also get knocked outta whack, if it doesn't break too. There's a reason why these very expensive knives cost so much, and some of them are what I just listed above. Any knife can get ruined through abuse, but the best ones will hold up to a hell of a lot before they fail, and thats what matters.

    I'm not picking on you, it's just something I'm passionate about. You will always get what you pay for, and rarely anything more.
  8. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    If mine ever breaks, I get a new one free. Not sure I can break it.
  9. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    Quoted for truth. Even if the $5 knife is better than one costing 5X as much, $25 doesn't buy much knife.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  10. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    This almost smells like a watch thread now....
  11. I've got a line on a slightly used ZT 0350 combo edge (with the Elmax edge!)... I hope I'm first in line with the "I'll take it"...

  12. selogic


    May 29, 2011
    The deep South
    Some days I carry a " pocketknife " ( Case or Puma ) , some days a folder ( Case or Benchmade ) . Nothing Chinese , ever .
  13. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

    May 1, 2006
    This side of a tombstone
    How much are you getting it for?
  14. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

    May 1, 2006
    This side of a tombstone
    I just bought a Hinderer XM-24, and should have it by the weekend.
  15. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    Wow. Just looked it up. Nice!
  16. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

    May 1, 2006
    This side of a tombstone
    I just got a Hinderer XM-18 3.5" non-flipper, it's already getting pocket time.

  17. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Strider RW-1 on strong side, cheap Gerber assist open weak side. Gerber for cutting tape, boxes, etc. and the Strider for heavier uses. I think it gets used as a pry bar almost as much as it does as a knife.

    Sent from the U.S.S. Sulaco
  18. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx

  19. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

    Aug 9, 2008
    Very nice, congratulations!
  20. Don't hate me... But I got it for a hunnert bucks.

    There's one little ding on the scales - but at least they're not filthy dirty. And it's been sharpened by a knife-sharpening guru.

    I'm the 3rd owner of this one - it's not the newest version.