OK, this thread and a healthy dose of nutnfancy's YouTube vids have been working me over for several days, now. On a whim, I grabbed this POS from a display at an Ace Hardware checkout line:
I think it ran me $12.95, definitely not breaking the bank. The action was really sluggish, but a little WD-40 and a hundred or so operations have made it pretty quick.
Observations - it's really heavy. If I could find our postal scale, I'd tell you how heavy. It's from China (big f'ing surprise). All stainless, with camo shelf paper lining the grip. I'll give this a shot for a few weeks, maybe I'll decide to upgrade to something "reasonable," that has more heft in the price tag than the handle.
I hate it when people whine about heavy blades. Here's a link to a few things I carry in my casual clothes every day:
Large knife, large light, P226, I also rotate some other items like a Leatherman Rebar and a couple of SAKs. I'll take the extra performance that comes with a larger piece of kit any day of the week. YMMV.
Here's three of my well-worn camping/outdoorsing blades
Originally Posted by doofaloofa
I currently carry one of these but with a metal handle rather than the polyimide shown here. Got it for Christmas a few years ago and loved it cuz it has a good assisted opening and the tip security lock that's saved my hand from being gashed open a few times (thing used to open in my pocket). I've been planning on buying a new sheath knife for innawoods adventures, but I may get another EDC and keep this kershaw as a back up.
My EDC knife is a small Sebenza by Chris Reeve Knives, one of the greatest folding knives in the world. I would highly recommend a Sebenza to anyone who has a healthy budget for their EDC knife. It even comes in Left-handed.
I ended up sitting next to Alan Folts on the way to the SHOT show earlier this year.
I really want one of his minimalists. He showed me some recent custom ones he made.. here are pics!
That is a great knife. A lot of guys I know carry them as neck knives, the kydex sheath the CRKT production knives come with is quite nice too. Best part is they are like $25 http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/CR2...rncliffe-Blade
Originally Posted by dwkfym
My EDC varies, but today I am carrying this:
It's sharp and built like a tank
The one in the photo is like 800 dollars.
I told Folts that my very first knife when I was a teen, was a CRKT
He goes, "M16?"
I goes, "yep"
I guess thats the ultimate noob knife. llol
Originally Posted by Hanniballistic
it looks very buisness like