Utility knife for EDC? Yes!

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  1. Out West

    Out West

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    I carry a small utility knife. Prefer using it for opening boxes, cutting card board and general tasks. Blades are easily replacable and cheap. I really like this one: WorkPro. Light weight, blade replacement is easy, has a liner lock and belt clip. 3 for $15 on Amazon. Besides the one in my pocket I keep one in the kitchen and one in the garage. Very handy little bugger.
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  3. Dave514

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    Hard to stab body organs with a utility knife. Being able to slice an attacker is a very good deterrent but if you're really going to end an attacker that is set on killing you...I think you gotta be able to go deeper.

    But then again, I carry a gun so...
     
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    I like mine. It’s nice to not be concerned about trashing the blade.
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  5. Krav Maglock

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    Just get the Spyderco Yojimbo 2.

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  6. John Watson

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    I have and like the Gerber. I really hate opening packages with my pocket knife and getting adhesive all over the blade.
     
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  7. smith10

    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

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    Cool idea, I carry a small pocket blade but would like something like what you did jjust for the blade replaceability.
     
  8. R9S19

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    I have that Gerber as well. I know it came with a Gerber knife I own, just not sure which one.
     
  9. Out West

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    I have a Gerber and have used it for years. The only thing I don't like about it is removing the screw to change the blade. It is tiny and for me a pain to manipulate.

    The WorkPro blade can be changed without any tools - no screw. To me, a big improvement. Hence, my switch over to the WorkPro.

    ETA: And at 3 for $15 a better value. I think I gave about $20 for the Gerber.
     
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    Been carryin’ one fer years. Cheap and usable.
     
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    I have on occasion. Con: Hard to penetrate, no guard, and blades break easily. Pro: Good for slicing!
     
  12. Syclone0538

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    This is what I've been carrying the last couple of years.

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    Once you disrupt the skin integrity, you be surprised how easy the tissue underneath gives way. :whistling:
     
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    Have you heard of the Gerber Prybrid Utility? For $25, this multi-tool sounds it would be of interest to you since it uses the same kind of easily replaceable blades, but offers far more capability.
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  15. Danielsuzuki

    Danielsuzuki Happiness is where you find it

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    Yes; this here is nice, cheap, and effective. Edit: I forgot to add that I carry the smaller version alongside my folder. I use that Milwaukee more... easily.
     
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    Since I read your post I will probably lose the screw next time I change the blade.:faint:
     
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    Dang, I gotta get one of these. $24.31 on Amazon - ordered!
     
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    That's awesome, thank you. The one thing I missed when switching to the Milwaukee from a regular folder was the complete inability to pry on anything...
     
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