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Best Pocket Knife?  
User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2935 times:

I currently have a 3" Trekker knife that I bought for $20 or something from a Cabelas. I bought it around October and the blade is already loose. It's kind of a crappy knife and I'm looking at buying another one tomorrow from Bass Pro Shops.

Any suggestions? I am thinking about a Kershaw.

[Edited 2009-01-04 23:44:00]

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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13793 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

If you want a good, but simple knife (no gimmicks, just a good quality carbon steel blade), get a French Opinel knife. They are very cheap for their quality and come in different sizes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinel_knife

Jan


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5961 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
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I have always been a fan of the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife. I have carried the same one for 21 years and it has never failed me. The handles are nicked up, but the blades are still in top shape. I don't have one of those crazy models. Mine has: two blades, a file, scissors, cork screw, punch, and two screwdrivers (with can and bottle opener).

I also have a Swiss Army rifle (K-31), but unfortunately it is only a gun. I was hoping it would have a bottle opener at least.



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User currently offlineJohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 865 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Look at the Cold Steel Voyager, Spyderco Delica or Benchmade Mini Pika. They are all 3" models. The Benchmade is a little cheaper at around $40 while the other two are in the $50-60 range.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7623 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2868 times:
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Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
I am thinking about a Kershaw.

Yup, I got one in South Africa a while back - and the blade is excellent. It is a very solidly-constructed knife and needs minimal sharpening to maintain an edge so sharp you can shave with it. Superb quality.



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5961 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2861 times:
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Quoting RussianJet (Reply 4):
so sharp you can shave with it

Ever done that? I have always wanted to try shaving with a knife, but always wimp out and go with a razor.



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13793 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2859 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 2):
I also have a Swiss Army rifle (K-31), but unfortunately it is only a gun. I was hoping it would have a bottle opener at least.

The take an Israeli Galil rifle next time. It has a bottle opener in the forestock. The reason is that the Israeli recruits tended to open beer bottles with the magazine lips, thus bending them and causing stoppages. So the designers of the Galil tried to overcome this problem by integrating a handy edge in their rifle especially suited for this purposes, so that the soldiers would leave the magazines alone.

Jan


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2833 times:



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 6):
The take an Israeli Galil rifle next time. It has a bottle opener in the forestock. The reason is that the Israeli recruits tended to open beer bottles with the magazine lips, thus bending them and causing stoppages. So the designers of the Galil tried to overcome this problem by integrating a handy edge in their rifle especially suited for this purposes, so that the soldiers would leave the magazines alone.

Christian Sharps made a small number of carbines with a coffee grinder built into the buttstock because the yankees ran on coffee. For the most part the soldiers would take the coffee beans that the quartermaster issued and put them in a sack and pound them with their rifle butts or just chew the beans.

The Galil is the AK47 perfected.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7623 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2827 times:
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Quoting Falstaff (Reply 5):
Ever done that? I have always wanted to try shaving with a knife, but always wimp out and go with a razor.

Sure have, just as a test.......



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Let me put in a vote for a multitool--specifically from Leatherman. They have very sharp blades, and can do a whole lot more than just cut things. They're also very durable. I have a Leatherman Wave...it's outstanding.

-JPH



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13793 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2781 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 8):
Quoting Falstaff (Reply 5):
Ever done that? I have always wanted to try shaving with a knife, but always wimp out and go with a razor.

Sure have, just as a test.......

When I was in my late teens, I had a Spanish Navaja with a horn handle similar to this one:

The blade was carbon steel and I had honed so sharp that I actuallydid shave myself with it on occasions. Unfortunately this knife got stolen.
I also liked the sound it made when it was opened "crackcrackcrack". The wikipediaarticle compares it to the sound of a shotgun being pumped, this is from the time when they were use for fighting.

Jan


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2755 times:



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 10):
The blade was carbon steel and I had honed so sharp that I actuallydid shave myself with it on occasions. Unfortunately this knife got stolen.

I know that feeling. I had an IXL (Wostenholm) hunting knife that had been my father's. It had a slight curve in the blade and I asked him about it. He said "Ahhh, the old man (my grandfather) used it to cut some 1/2 inch wire rope when we were out in a gale one time and the deck railings got loose. He had to get them overboard fast."

someone decided they needed it more than me.


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2636 times:



Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
Any suggestions?

I carry a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife.

A lot of the officers I work with carry Leatherman knives.

Both are very good brands with each having many different products.


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1766 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2592 times:



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 1):
If you want a good, but simple knife (no gimmicks, just a good quality carbon steel blade), get a French Opinel knife.

I second that.....pretty cheap, no gimmiks, excellent blade.



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