Pocket knife suggestions

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by TylerSpilker, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. TylerSpilker

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    I like the idea of always having a pocket knife with me, and for the most part, I have ever since I was a little kid. I have been wanting to buy myself a nice folding pocket knife for everyday carrying (opening boxes, letters, cutting stray strings, little jobs). I have been carrying a smith and wesson tonto blade that I got at big-5 for a verteran's day sale, it was $10 and I couldn't pass it up.

    I was wondering what your guy's suggestions for an every day knife. It has to be big enough to hold in my large hands, under a 4 1/2" blade (for university weapons policies), and be thin enough with a clip to attach on the inside of my back pocket, and not rust because of being inside a pocket all day.

    I want to spend no more than $50 or so, unless you can talk me into it!

    What are your favorites in edge holding, and stuff like that.

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  2. Strangerous

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    I'd love to get me another Case XX folder... mine disappeared during a move. :( I miss it daily.
     

  3. Strangerous

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    I'm drooling over this $46.95 knife.
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  4. TylerSpilker

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    That company was featured on How it's Made I think.
     
  5. Strangerous

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    I've had good luck with "Old Timers" which is a economy line of Schrade... the "Uncle Henry" knives were awesome and heavy... with a locking blade. I usually steer clear of expensive stuff, but I will make an exception for Case's XX Knives. ;)
     
  6. Kyu

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    I carry a half-serrated Gerber Paraframe II in the lab (I also work at a university) and love it. It's light, strong and holds an edge beautifully. I think it was about $30 at REI.

    cheers,
    Kyu
     
  7. mill419

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    I carry an old-school Victorinox Swiss Army knife. No clip, but I feel naked if I reach into my front right pocket and it isn't there.
     
  8. SHOOTER Z

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    I just get a cheapo springblade at the local flea market around $5. Then if I lose it or it breaks I haven't wasted too much money. I don't buy name brands as I have seen such "name" brands break or get stolen cause they are a "name" brand.
     
  9. unscarred

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    Kershaw chive. small, spring loaded, very handy.
     
  10. Outstanding knife! Got one myself! It's so light, and yet tough as nails...
     
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    Got this Smith & Wesson 24/7 from Benny at a discount. Love it!!!
     
  12. Glennfrank

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    +1 That's what I carry. Got it at wallyworld for less than $25.
     
  13. Strangerous

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    I'm sorry, I suggested a true "pocket knife"... you want a work knife... sorry.
     
  14. I carry a S&W 'ExtremeOps' clipped to my front pocket. I got it at AutoZone pretty cheap. $9.95 + tax. So far no problems with it.
     
  15. AndrewST

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    I have always liked Gerber for what you are describing. I have the Gerber Paraframe and love it.

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    http://www.gerberstore.com/index.php?xpage=itempage&xid=505

    I have used it for box opening, cutting co-ax when I forgot my box knife, wood working, accidentally stabbed myself once in the arm....clean cut, small scar....just about everything. I love the knife.
     
  16. +1 on the elcheapo flea mkt knives for everyday jobs, but if you're looking for something quality I concur with my colleagues that Case is a good brand. Old timer and Schrade are also fine knives.
     
  17. elguapo

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  18. HPHooked

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  19. My everday knife is the Camillus Heat. It's a very strong knife. there isn't anything I haven't put it through the past 5yrs. You can get them on ebay for around the $30 mark. It has a one hand opening and is spring loaded. If you get it, you will love it. I promise!

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  20. AGuyNamedMike

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    Me too. I've noticed it's a bit loose lately, and adjusting the tension screw only helps a little. I may have to contact Gerber for new bushings.