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Recommend a good gift pocket knife?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 19crew, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Brucev

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    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    For a $60 USA pocket knife it's hard to beat CaseXX IMO. My favorite design is the Russlock.
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    This Canoe is another favorite of mine.
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  3. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    If you call Buck Knives before Friday, they may let you in on the Factory sale. I picked up a $200 knife there this week for $89 and Chuck Buck engraved his signature on it for me. This is their annual sale going on this week only. Killer deals, not sure if they ship for the sale or if it is in person.
     
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    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    Another vote for the Kershaw, but another good candidate is the Leatherman Freestyle. It is a simple multitool (only pliers and a knife blade) but is well made. I got one off of Amazon for around $45.00.
     
  5. blackjack

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    My most recent acquisition was the Case Junior Scout for about $70:

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  6. Chuck TX

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    In that price range Kershaw has a few solid good looking knives.
     
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  8. RichJ

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    A Buck 110 is not a "pocket" knife. It's a large 4" blade knife that needs a belt holster to carry it.

    I'd stay away from the tactical type knives just because guys are so picky about EDC knives. Yes, the Kershaw Leak is a great knife by most acounts, but I personally don't like that style. If someone gave me one as a gift, I'd probably just throw it in a tackle box and hardly ever use it.

    The Case knives on the other hand are classic "pocket" knives and great gifts. Guys will use and carry them often and I've never seen anyone who didn't like one as a gift. It's also the kind on knife that you can use in front of someone that won't freak them out like a big black tactical knife tends to do.
     
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    Case.

    I prefer the Canoe.

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  11. Detectorist

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    Ok, a Buck Ranger, a smaller version of the 110. They are the classic American knives.
     
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    Depends on the style knife you think the person would prefer. A Case canoe for a nice traditional style, or, A Kershaw Zing, or Groove (depending on size) for a modern manual-flipper.
     
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    Pocketknife.
    When I hear 'pocketknife', I immediately think about my constant companion.

    Case Medium Stockman!!!!

    I've carried one like this, for over 30+ years.

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    And I'm planning on getting the 'chestnut' medium stockman very soon!
     
  15. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I have become a little particular about my knives.

    Case only if it is NOT made in the USA. This is classic. This is the country boy knife.

    Kershaw Leek Knife with Sandvik 1660CB Stainless-Steel/CPM-D2 Composite two-tone Stainless-Steel Blade. This is a dress knife and fits well in a suit pocket. D2 means that I am not always sharpening it. The two tone blade also looks really cool.

    Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight, BD-1,Translucent Blue, Plain Edge, is the perfect knife to carry while wearing cargo pants hanging out, doing stuff in and outside the city. The BD-1 steel is a super steel. It stays sharp and doesn't rust the way I treat it.
     
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    I like the Kershaw OD-1 with flipper opening system. I used to have the silver blade which survived being run over in a gravel parking lot. I lost that one and bought the same model only in black to replace it. It's nice because you can mount the clip at either end so it sits higher or lower in your pocket/belt.

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  17. countrygun

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    A Stockman collector!

    I collect Trappers myself but I really want they case medium stockman w/stag. I am also keeping my eye out for the OLDER Schrade medium stockman like my Grandfather carried.
     
  18. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    If you decide to get a Swiss Army knife, get the Victorinox.

    If you decide to get a tool, Gerber (I really like the fisherman for when you don't know what you will get into.)
     
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    Ditto. My choice would be a Victorinox Alox model like the Pioneer or Farmer.YMMV. tom.

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    I have to vote for the Kershaws, since I bought them, they are pretty much what I carry. Depending on what line of work you are in, the more "dressy" folders might be more appropriate. it doesnt qualify for made in USA, but I found some nice Hen and Rooster knives on E-Bay that would work for the more "dressy" look. Sounds like you are a great co-worker.