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    I came to the conclusion a couple of years ago that serrations are actually inferior to a WELL sharpened plain edge for things like seat belts and rope anyway. They're hard to sharpen, even harder to polish, and they require too much sawing when I can make one of my better edges glide right through a seat belt or rope anyway. I definitely recommend learning to sharpen and strop to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili Pepper View Post
    That's one problem I have with serrated edges - people completely lose their **** over them, find them very threatening.

    Plus, I find I very rarely cut through seatbelts so not as useful to me as a straight edge.
    that's a good point. I was involved in a violent incident where I had to use a knife. The fact that it was a big scary hunting knife is not doing me any favors with the jury when the qc starts waiving it around at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwkfym View Post
    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!

    Attachment 15056

    That's a sweet little knife. I have one of his CRKT Minimalists with a tanto point, and it was one of the most comfortable EDCs I've used.

    I ended up switching my EDC philosophy a little bit. I still carry my Griptilian from time to time, but have been carrying one of these two bad boys just about every day. Getting into Pekiti Tirsia, I learned the value of having a fixed blade on me for EDC rather than a folder.



    For those who are not knife fan(atics) like me, the one on the right is the Becker Necker (BK11) and the one on the left is the Becker EsKabar. The blades are a touch over 3" long, making them legal in all the places I go. The best part, they were under $40 a piece shipped from either amazon or LAPG. Nothing like a sharpened piece of American made 1095 Steel.
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    A new pic of the EDC twins. I just got my second kydex sheath from Azwelke (great work, as always) I love my Beckers. New photo's of the new arrival will be up as soon as the nice UPS guy gets here. :D

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    I've been wanting one of those Eskabars for a while now. I just can't justify another neck knife that I will likely not carry. Although it would be nice to put it in my car. I keep a Bark River 3V Bravo Necker 2 there and if it got stolen I'd be heartbroken.
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    I've been carrying a Kershaw Half Ton most of the time these days.

    It's petite, utilitarian, sharpens easily, built like a tank and holds a shaving edge very well. For @ $12 it's a heck of a deal! IMHO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IMightBeWrong View Post
    I've been wanting one of those Eskabars for a while now. I just can't justify another neck knife that I will likely not carry. Although it would be nice to put it in my car. I keep a Bark River 3V Bravo Necker 2 there and if it got stolen I'd be heartbroken.
    Being the Beckers are cheaper than the Bark Rivers, keep that in the car. No heartbreak at that point. ;)
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    Found this at Home Depot a while ago:

    and its become my new outdoors knife. Its a cheap $12 knife, but the best I've seen for the price. One edge is serrated and one is plain like the SOG pentagon, which is an alignment I like more than the half and half since I like having a plain edge close to the handle for scraping and stripping.

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    ^^ Not bad for a $12 knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    It looks like it has a short tang (the handle is like a paint scraper)

    How tough and durable is it?
    Surprisingly robust, actually. Solid blade (it says hardened steel but I don't know what kind), no shakiness in the handle, built like an actual tool. I suspect that the tang only goes as far as the little metal circle but it hasn't had any problems yet (if it breaks I'll probably make it into a spearhead). Extremely sharp. Comes with a pretty crappy sheath though. I like that it looks more like a tool, cause my other outdoor knife is a Ka Bar which is pretty weapony looking.

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