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If You Could Only Keep One Folding Knife....

Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by shauny, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    what would it be?
    im still looking. had allsorts.cheap ,expensive and many in between ,but never seem to be happy.had them running on bearings,washers,allsorts of locks,but always feel could do better.
    so what would your only one be???
     
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    I have always come back to an opinel as a firm favourite choice.

    No7/8 in carbon steel will do most stuff needed.
     
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    cant get on with them. for me,blades too thin,and rust as soon as you look at them with a wet eyeball.
    handy ,and ok for the price tho.:up:
     
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    I really like my TBS Boar folder.

    Thicker blade than the opinel. Keeps a very good edge.
    Mine is non locking too, so I can carry it without fear of getting trouble with the plod.
     
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    No contest for me - it would be this:
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    My lovely old Swiss Army Knife. I've had it at least 15 years (I think!) and it goes nearly everywhere with me.
     
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    I have a perkin knives 2.75” folder. Damascus blade, bone handle. Complete with leather sheath and little honing steel. It’s my edc and has been for about 4 years [​IMG]


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  7. pjgtech

    pjgtech Stay Calm and Carry On....

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    ^^^^THIS^^^^

    I have about five Swiss Army Knives, used one today whilst at the range... essential IMHO... :)
     
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  8. shauny

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    nice little knife:thumb:
     
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    I’ve had quite a few blades go through my fingers in the last few years ...I have 3 that are keepers ... I do sell them occasionally but only to replace them with the same thing that is either a different blade steel or scale colour ... I have my PM2 in digicam which I bought new and carry daily during working hours, 5B9C8EE7-A48D-4912-A625-4FBDF6149A2E.jpeg I like the compression lock and it opens and close so easily,I have had a couple of other PM2’s come in with different blade steel / coloured scales but they don’t feel as good as my digicam so I move them on .... I have the Spyderco Valloton which i just keep on a display stand just to look at and I have just bought another Spyderco Pits for my EDC which I carry most of the time when I am out and about
     
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    Probably this lil thing
     

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    blimey the pm 2 at heinnie haynes in s30v is now £167. they have gone up!.
     
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    Chandelier man Posting Addict

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    I get most of my new blades from knivesandtools ... I can get a forum discount and get them VAT free :D
     
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    £149.95 retail from knivesandtools
     
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    im slightly concerned about customs. have had stuff from them previously,but wouldnt risk it with the way things are over here.
     
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    Chandelier man Posting Addict

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    I get stuff all the time from them ...order Monday usually gets here Wednesday..never had a problem
     
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    I’ve made a few of these folders for people just under 3” blade all legal 99B12EB8-B605-41BB-A18B-6C756A4C5E6C.jpeg
     
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    Sky Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I've taken the same Swiss Army knife with me just about everywhere for the last thirty years - all over the world.

    It's now technically illegal in the UK as the blade locks, but to me a blade that doesn't lock is bloody dangerous.
     
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    Same old argument it’s not the tool it’s how you use it !
     
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    Another vote for the Swiss army knife, I have one with me nearly all the time. Mine is a Victorinox "climber" model, nice compromise between size and tools available: includes 2 blades, scissors, tin-opener, 2 screwdrivers, bottle opener, hole borer, toothpick (!), and tweezers.
     
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