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1 month traditional challenge

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Thisguy93, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Thisguy93

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    So far, the little case has done some clothes mods (cutting the webbing out of wind pants), cutting sausages at dennys, and deboning a couple chickens. I would have taken pictures but my phone has had really low battery since i havent been Home much.

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  2. dmattaponi

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    My edc is a SAK (and has been so since 2007). I grew up carrying non locking folders, so I do not find this to be an issue for anything that I use a knife for. As for size, I also find the SAK blade a nice balance of size/utility/pocket-ability.
     
  3. this_is_nascar

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    Which SAK?

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  4. dmattaponi

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    Victorinox Craftsman since 2012. Explorer Plus before that.


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  5. Trigger's broom

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    Your experiment is a way of life for many people that live in countries with strict knife laws. Personally i'd say a SAK Classic would be sufficient for most people. But where's the fun in that? ;)
     
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    Another update: slip joints are perfect for dept store work. No one bats an eye at my case when i open boxes with it. My Co worker was asked to remove his oho. Going great so far!

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    In the spirit of this thread, the classic has been my etc for a few weeks now, with the Leatherman squirt being left in the car glovebox. Maybe not fun for a die hard knife nut, but effective at opening boxes, mail, cutting string, and keeping my nails nice and trimmed. Even used the tweezers for a splinter. If I ignore my yarning for a knife just to have a 'cooler' knife on me, the classic has done great so far. It's been with me all around Austin and San Antonio, and of course my hometown of Georgetown Texas. It's opened all kinds of plastic wrapped stuff with no problem. The knife blade has even been used as a mini putty knife, putting some sparkle into a few nail small nail holes where the better half wanted a picture hung someplace else. I was able to just get the sparkle into the hole with such precision with he pointy little blade, that no sanding was needed and you can't tell there was even a hole there unless you put your face a foot from the wall and look really close. White spackle on an eggshell white wall with no putty knife smears. I love that little Classic!!!!

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  9. Thisguy93

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    The case had a big day yesterday. It started with some roasted chicken that my sister cooked, bless her heart. Then i left there to go visit my older brother, where it deboned a fresh rotisserie chicken. (Washed each time of course) after that, it did its magic to remove w couple splinters from my step brothers hand, and carve some wedges for adjusting the boards we lined out for a new addition to the house, which warped a little in the heat. Never once touched it up and its still a lightsaber. I love this little thing! I did notice that in public i reach more for the sheeps foot and at home i always use the clip point though. I think its because the sheeps foot is much smaller so no one notices. Thank you to everyone who is following this challenge and to those playing along!

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  10. jackknife

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    Sooo, how has this experience so far influenced your feelings towards the small old fashioned traditional pocket knife vs the modern one handers?
     
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    It has definitely made me realize you can do so much more with a slipjoint of smaller size. And its much easier to control. You dont notice that theres no lock if you use it in a smart fashion. Also, they have a much classier look to them. They dont scare people. Work is happy i carry one like this because people dont see my carry clip. The sheepsfoot is absolutely useful to me since i starting using it in junction with my clip point. All in all, i dont really see myself buying another OHO. I want to get a really nice case cv carbon and a leather belt sleeve and i think that will be my edc from now on

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  12. Moshe ben David

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    I've sort of lost track. Is this the medium size Case stockman with the red scales you showed early on in the thread? Medium stockman is a very useful edc tool; I have a few. If you want to have some fun for comparison, invest in a large size stockman. Not that expensive. To quote Crocodile Dundee : "Now that's a knife" ! Especially for some of the tasks you may be encountering (household repairs to boards is an example)

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  13. Thisguy93

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    Yes sir it sure is. To me its a small slipjoint. Im used to the large 3 1/2 inch clip point stockmans

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    I carried a large stockman for years when I was in my 20's and 30's. The Buck 301. It was fine for when I was in the army engineers and on construction sites, but when I went to work as a civilian, I scaled down first to a Buck 303 cadet, a medium smaller stickman. Then after a few more years, I stated to carry a Case peanut and it was great. The large stockman sat in a drawer and was never used again. It's a fine knife for construction or ranch work, but a bit out of place in business casual and suburban/urban carry.

    Most of what we need a knife for in day to day use, is a nice compact knife in the 3 inch range, give or take a fraction of an inch. I find the smaller blades give much more control in fine cutting, and the public image is way better and it flies under the radar way better than a bigger knife. It had to wait for me to get old to realize that all those old guys I saw with a little penknife when I ws a kid, actually knew what they were doing.

    My old man always told me; "it doesn't have to be big, just sharp." He lived his whole life with a Case peanut and did fine.
     
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    I normally stick to smaller SAK's like the cadet, and I find that there is very little it won't do.

    On the occasion where it isn't up to the task, neither would be a slightly larger folder - and it is time to reach for the appropriate tool instead.
     
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    This has been proven true for me in my life's experience. My little Remington peanut does anything I need to do with a pocket knife in urban/suburban settings. If I go fishing or hiking, and need something a bit bigger then my fixed blade is on my hip ion those surroundings. So far, I've yet to find any cutting job that a small 2 inch blade can't handle in real world day to day life in the modern environment. If I do run into something, then a different tool is whats needed.

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    In the past month, this combo has worked for me well too. The classic for city, and the Buck 102 woodsman for 'offload.'
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    I love the classic, i meant where's the fun in just owning one knife......
     
  18. Thisguy93

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    Well got the new edc today! Im excited to see what adventures it joins me on. [​IMG]

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    That's a very nice canoe, Thisguy!

    The canoe and it's it's little brother the baby butter bean, has such nice smooth lines for pocket carry. How's the blade pull on that one on a one to ten scale?

    You know, if you keep heading this way, you may have to try a Case peanut. One of my favorite pocket knives for unobtrusive carry.
     
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    As in blade stiffness? A comfy 6. Wobbles a tiny bit side to side but i expect that on a slipjoint with multiple blades. Screaming sharp too. Whittled some wood and practiced some filework patterns on a Gatorade safety seal ring. Cuts bacon really good to! Very comfortable top use and disappears in the pocket. All in all this is probably my most favorite blade combo. I highly suggest everyone get one m i paid 19.83 for mine after tax.

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