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

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

  1. Phil S410F

    Phil S410F Engaging Member

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    My go to folder is a Gerber with the BG logo but locks so no good as EDC.

    I also really like my Leatherman Wave (but the same issue).

    I really like my TBS Boar (fixed blade) I bought it blade only and scaled it with Sapele outers with Wenge Liners. I'm really tempted by the folder for EDC but my comment below will show why I haven't gone down this route yet.

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    Couldn't agree more about non locking or fixed blades. Seen many people through complacency or lack of concentration end up with a finger sandwich.
     
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    Samobaggins Keyboard Hero

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    Nice little looker there.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    This is my other favourite, this is a locking blade, bought in Camp Bastion to cut Christmas cake!
     

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    My current hunting knife.
     
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  6. OldGreyDog

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    My head hurts from having to decide on one knife only. I have twenty or more and i've already shed those I just didn't gel' with - leaving the ones I am sentimental about for family or friends reasons, and some unique custom ones. Nope - I just can't have only one folding knife, its impossible!
     
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  7. David M

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    My Dad and I bought one of these each in Pitlochry around 30 years ago. His was nicked from his dead body by the police or undertakers in 2016 but I still have mine. Holds a great edge and has been used for everything at home and in the field. No makers mark and the shop now don't sell them any more although a street legal size blade. Be a sad day if I lose it, I carry it everywhere there won't be a gate search....:thumb:

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    Swiss army in pocket and swiss credit card in wallet.
     

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  9. PumpnGun

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    [​IMG] This is Gloria's, she got it for her 4th Birthday when she lived in Glasgow :D

    Ray
     
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    I obviously have loads of knives but my EDC and one that lives beside my chair every evening is a Victorinox Compact. It would be much better with an awl in place of the useless hook but otherwise I've used every tool many times and the toothpick after every meal. Even done a couple of deer with it. Hardly noticeable in the pocket.
    I treat these as disposable and have gone through 3 in the last 20 years or so. Gifted a few with initials added to non-knifey F&F.
    Still a bit gutted that my current one lost its silver shield last week. Have to order another.
     
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  11. Sky

    Sky Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I've just found out that my SAK is the Hercules - it's a great tool and I wouldn't be without it. :)

    The only thing I've replaced is the toothpick (several times) and the tweezers (once).

    Not the nicest of blades, but it holds its edge well enough for what I use it for.

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  12. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    This one is a no brainer for me - i have quite a few high end knives in both fixed & folder flavour - but when it comes to UK legal pocket carry perfection, there is only one - my Paul Mason Lanny's clip in RWL34 steel :-

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    ohh nice !:up:
     
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    Off OP. Not a hunting knifes I know Shauny, but have a couple of WW1/WW2 and more. If I had to keep one it would be this, I had it about 63 years ago when I was in the Sea Cadets.

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    A lovely old knife, British navy pattern, fine solid old thing - serious quality :thumb:
     
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    Its has new has the day it was bought ETCHY.
     
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  17. walter Often

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    Same as mate....edc Opinel carbone No8. Carbon steel in whatever grade is the only way to go with any knife IMO. Stainless steel is not fit for purpose. If you like shiny and smart looking......go stainless.
    If you want a knife.....go carbon.
     
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    Common misconception but totally wrong. If it was correct we'd all be shaving with carbon steel blades.
    Carbon steels are generally easier/quicker to sharpen so if that is the concern perhaps a quick visit to YT will show how it is done so you can appreciate how good modern stainless steel can be.
     
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    Thanks for that Alan. My liking for carbon steel blades is based on my own personal experiences. I'm no expert mate. Is the stainless steel you're on about, different to the stainless steel blades I've had in the past? My Swiss Army Champ is a great bit of kit. I wove a lanyard from paracord and it hangs by my knee on a hook magnet attached to the table leg. I use every tool on it for something. The file and the saw are quality for those little jobs that I need it for. The two knife blades are quick to get an edge on. I don't need to be so fussy, but I can't help using my Lansky and a leather strop with toothpaste to bring them back up. Razor sharp results everytime........until I use them very few times on even a light materials like soft wood or light rope. Then they are dull again..?
    Cheers.
    Walter
     
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    I do agree that my stainless opinel's do need a polish up nearly every week to keep a decent edge. (Do roll easy also)

    The carbon steel one holds a much nicer edge.
    (Do have a little buck knife that pretty much comes with me everywhere also which is a handy little little blade. Bought cheap as got a incorrect engraving on it.
     

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