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  1. WhiteShark is offline
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    This was my daily carry:


    Then my wife stole it and now it stays in her purse!

    Now this is my daily carry (infinitely more practical IMO):
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    An Opinel, never needed anything else, and when it gets too beaten up it's not expensive for a new one.
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    I always wondered about Opinel's: do they have any locking mechanism at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonuzaba View Post
    I always wondered about Opinel's: do they have any locking mechanism at all?
    yes. the metal bit at the top of the handle can be rotated once the knife is open to lock it open.
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    I too am a Kershaw fan. Although the shimmery Ken Onion Gay Pride Rainbow Flag Weenie Genie shown earlier holds undeniable charms, several years ago I went with the half-serrated Ken Onion Blackout, because its monochrome gothic badassery impresses ninjas, fatboy comic-store clerks with black shiny dragon shirts, and juggalos (and of course the healthy population produced where these three subcultures intersect). Also, a Leatherman Wave is in the briefcase, purchased in a fit of whimsy because that's what I do whenever I see a leatherman - wave! And those who know me know I'm nothing if not whimsical.
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    Used to have a Flash II like the OP's but I had the straight edge, unfortunatly i lost it a couple months ago so now I carry a Benchmade mini-griptilian in D2 steel. My good buddy I work with used to be Bill Moran's aprentice (google it if you don't know who this is) and he is making me a fixed blade 3.5" drop point hunter in damascus, so that will be my carry soon.
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    I carry this one, mostly because it comes in handy a lot.

    I have it for about 10 years now and it never failed me.
    Sometimes you lose and sometimes the other guy wins.

    At this point I don't owe anybody an explenation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.C. View Post
    I carry this one, mostly because it comes in handy a lot.

    I have it for about 10 years now and it never failed me.
    that's not a knife....



    *this* is a knife...
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    "When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
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    "Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
  9. Cassius is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Really, I'd like to hear more about this.
    Not much to tell. Of the aforementioned Kershaw knives that I will never purchase again (sorry to break with the pack here), both have let me down. The first Kershaw Knife I tried was the Speed Bump. Didn't like the locking mechanism from the get go, but that's on me for not trying before I buy things from amazon. Unfortunately, the locking mechanism was also chintzy, and liked to pop open in my pocket, even with the redundant lock for the locking mechanism it came with. Then, one day, I was walking around with my hands in my pockets, and SNAP!, the blade popped open, then hit against my leg and closed. With my right middle and index fingers in between. That sucked pretty bad. The other Kershaw I own, the Blur, A.) Bent the first time I used it, to cut cloth of all things, B.) has rusted an unreasonable degree for the little use it has gotten, and C.) also likes to pop open in my pocket when I'm running. This mostly seems to be a phenomenon related to knives that have thumb studs, hence my preference for holes instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I have used my knife with gloves on, no problems. In fact, I would imagine it would be more difficult to open a knife that didn't have a "thumb grip" as you put it (I've never heard of that term before) with gloves on.
    I don't really know the name for the things, but that's just what I call them. At any rate, the problem is that many knife companies tend to favor right handed clients, and I need the knife to open ambidextrously, which is why I haven't really gotten into the Emerson brand. From my understanding, they're mostly right handed knives, which isn't the end of the world, but a pain in the ass, nonetheless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Awesome review, please post pics of your knives (I could look them up myself, but that isn't the point of this thread).
    The link on my original post went to a picture of the Spyderco, but here's one anyway:


    4 inches of S30V goodness.

    On another note, if I don't expect to be doing anything that would require my Spyderco (ie I'm not at work), I'll occasionally wear my Cold Steel Ti-Lite 4 inch instead. It's not real practical, but it looks neat, was 30 bucks, and the blade steel is good enough (AUS8A) to stand up to use. Mostly seems to end up as a conversation piece anyway.



    Edit: Incidentally, I once made it through the security checkpoint at the Atlanta Airport with the Ti-Lite in my pocket. I'm assuming they just didn't bother to scan me at all because I went through the military entrance and had my military ID on me, but wow. This was last November, by the way.
    Last edited by Cassius; 3/16/2009 1:41pm at .
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    We were talking pocket knifes here right? And this is the one for me... opens bottles of wine and beer and also cans of food, has a pair of scissors. I would not use a pocket knife for anything else than those kind of tasks.
    You want to go self defense take a fixed blade or buy a gun.
    Sometimes you lose and sometimes the other guy wins.

    At this point I don't owe anybody an explenation.

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