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Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by Petay, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Petay

    Petay Donator

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    Though i'd start the section off with an Every Day Carry thread - Warning, it's picture heavy!

    This is my collection of UK legal EDC blades, also have a few SAKs but thought i'd save them for another thread.

    First up is a Higonokami Blue Paper Steel Japanese Folder
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    This was bought for me as a Christmas present a few years back. The Japanese blue paper steel takes a screaming sharp edge but the design of the knife makes it really dangerous to use for anything more than letter opening or pencil sharpening so i rarely carry it.

    Next up is a Black Fox Bean Gen 2.

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    This is a great little knife i have recently got and has fast become my favourite to carry when i am in the city as its so unobtrusive. It's a design by Serge Panchenko custom knife maker and made en-mass by Black Fox who are i believe a sub brand of Fox knives. Pretty average 440c stainless steel and a simple ball detent to secure the blade.

    Next is my TBS Boar EDC

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    I have had this a while now and it is a cracking blade. Not the cheapest but well made with a strong slip joint. Blade is stainless steel and a full scandi grind. Takes a very good edge although the grind had some belly on it when i got it so needed some work on the course stones to bring it true. Scales are Turkish walnut that have had a ton of linseed and sanding followed by some of @nath92 wax to maintain them.

    Moving on and this is my trusty Spyderco UKPK

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    This is IMO the best UK legal EDC money can buy. It is available in fancier steel but mine is the basic BD1N which is a US made tool steel. It takes a hair popping edge, wears pretty well and most importantly is rock solid in use. The combination of a strong slip joint and the forward finger choil make it all but impossible for the blade to close on your fingers. Ok so the scales are FRN which is basically fancy plastic but its very grippy, very well done and is by far the lightest blade i own.

    Next we have my CRKT Liong Mah #5 Hennie Haynes Edition

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    This is a new blade that I am yet to carry in the wild. Its a well priced knife at just under £30 and for that money its very well made. Hennie Haynes Red G10 scales and an 8cr14mov Stainless steel which is a Chinese made equivalent to AUS8 steel by all accounts.
    This is a ball detent knife and in fairness the detent is not the best as the blade does not feel overly secure but the large and chunky forward finger choil makes up for this and it feel pretty secure in use.

    Lastly we have the most expensive and fancy knife of the collection and one that is literally brand new - my Fox Suru UK Edition

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    This to my eyes is an absolute stunner of a modern knife. Available in 4 different colour combinations i went for the black DLC coating with brass coloured hardware. The knife is a design by the legendary Jasper Vox - if you don't know his work it is very well worth a google.
    The scales are titanium with a DLC coating and the blade is a very very fancy M390 powdered super steel.
    This steel really is amazing stuff, gets as sharp as any quality carbon steel i have every tried, seems to hold its edge longer than any other steel i have seen full stop and is stainless to boot!
    It's a ball detent knife which is well executed and as solid as you can expect from this type of mechanism. The forward finger choil and compact blade size make this feel incredibly safe in use. This is going to be my go to EDC for the foreseeable future and not just because it was expensive - a truly epic knife.


    So there we go, that's my EDC collection with more detail than you probably wanted :cool:

    Let's see what you have...!
     
  2. Chandelier man

    Chandelier man Post Whore

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    87CF0811-C653-4650-AE60-BB1EF3795B8F.jpeg Some of your new aquicisions look familiar ...Have you been shopping on EM this week o_O


    I just have my Spits for EDC when I am out and about but usually got a PM2 in my pocket during working hours

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  3. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface Nobody's honkin' Manilow

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    Only have these supreme examples to hand atm. Must get a decent blade in all seriousness. Nice examples posted chaps.
     

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  4. pjgtech

    pjgtech The finest wines, we want em here, we want em now!

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    Got these.... knives various sept 20181.jpg
     

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    Great write up with pics Petay:thumb:, not all knives I know, but my favorite one is the folding navy one top left that I bought when I was in the Sea Cadets in the late 50s, in HMS Ganges.

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    Couple more

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  7. Petay

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    Do fancy a PITS but not readily available new now.

    Currently have a Tenacious as my main locking blade but have been contemplating a PM2 with digi camo scales for a while but the Benchmade 940 has recently caught my eye
     
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    PM2 is my favourite :D I have a digicam PM2 and digicam Paramilitary ..... the Spits come up for sale every now and then on EM ..... one came on yesterday and sold straight away for £130 .... I sold my Pits Mk4 last week
     
  9. Bsa177

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    Generally have my leatherman signal or wingman on me. Small dozier folder if space is tight. Esee 3 if hard work is required.

    I get a little ocd on edges, they always have to be able to whittle a hair strand.

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    Due to my line of work, this is my daily carry. TM Kai Shun. The other chefs laughed at the cost (even if for me it is anything but expensive) but they have to give theirs to the sharpening man every month or two, while in 12 months of solid use mine has never needed anything more than a quick hone on a steel to return to razor sharp.

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    Not sure this counts as EDC, but for my time at home, I bought this Korean war M8A1 as my cheese knife :D

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  11. 300bhp/ton

    300bhp/ton Engaging Member

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    Cool collection. But not really EDC... :D
     
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  12. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    My favourite EDC...
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    Esee 4, esee izula (both Stainless, my favourite for blades for some reason).
    Byrd tern (carbon steel cr13mov something) DSC_0046.JPG

    For size comparison. Atm I prefer carry the izula (i have black scales for it but have them off atm). DSC_0047.JPG can't really see when carrying either.. ( i don't do the shopping with it! DSC_0048.JPG


    I also like to carry this in case I get hungry DSC_0042.JPG
     

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    cbrdave Nuts

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    No photos but I use a Gerber suspension for work edc, weekend edc is either one of my Saks or my CRKT Journeyer.
     
  14. Rn76

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    Some nice knives on show.i would be interested to know where you buy them from
    Ie:best website to use
     
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    Hennie Haynes is probably the best.

    The Bushcraft store have a decent range and obviously only place to get the TBS blades.

    Knives and Tools are also good but prices can be off at times. Very good sharpening stones.
     
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    Cheers petay will have a look at those sites
     
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    Lamnia are good on price
     
  18. Chandelier man

    Chandelier man Post Whore

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    If you join EM or BC forums you will get discount codes for various knife retailers
     
  19. TheNewbieShooter

    TheNewbieShooter Keyboard Hero

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    Nice collection there but I don't think that Gerber gator is edc lol
     
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    @Rn76 as @Petay mentioned Heinnie Haynes is probably the best. I've also used "Knives & Tools UK" in the past and the "Swiss Store" for Swiss Army knives.
    For some of my more unique finds though or older stuff Free Ads has been pretty good tbh as well as the odd car boot sale. ;)

    My EDC when I'm not in work is a SAK "Champ" model in black as that has a really good selection of tools on it in a fairly compact un-intrusive size (worn on my belt in a SAK leather pouch).
    I always carry my Spyderco Bug on my car keys wherever I go as a neat little folding knife.Going to be changing it up this year though I think for something a little bigger. ;)
     

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