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She‘s the ONE

Discussion in 'Knives' started by ThaMac, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. danbo27

    danbo27 Loaded Pockets

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  2. Sentinel-14

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    Either my 5" Kabar Becker BK62 or my 4" Kabar Becker BK16.

    I've not been into the whole outdoorsy thing for very long (only a handful of years) but I've already learned that a 4" to 5" blade is about perfect for my needs: anything larger gets a hatchet, axe or saw. A smaller folding knife would be much better for whittling and fine carving, but it can be done reasonably well with either of these. I've used the BK16 more as I've had it longer and it's in my truck emergency bag: the BK62 has yet to go afield. In hand though I prefer the BK62; the blade-forward balance feels better in my hand than the neutral balance of the shorter BK16. Both are plenty capable though.

    If I had to pick, gun to my head, I'd take the BK16 simply because I have more time in-hand with it than the BK62. I know it better. Once I spend an equal amount of time with the BK62 though, I imagine I'll prefer it over the BK16.
     
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  3. xevious

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    Not my EDC. She's a bit of a drawer queen. I take her out of home only on special occasions. Just once in a while, out for some flicking practice and a little kitchen work. She's a terrific slicer! But her anodized body is a bit scratch prone, so I don't EDC. Still, if I had only one knife, it would have to be her. And it's mainly because she's such a beautiful oddity but also a joy to flick open. I love how the frame lock is recessed so you need to use a thumbnail to disengage it. With a little practice, it's easy to do. And the machining... so precise in every detail. This answered the "why" for me, about Spyderco being so popular.

    Anyway, the Vrango is a bit small... and too elegant for tough work. So to be more honest, she wouldn't be my first pick. For that I'd have to go with the Asher Nomad. It's made in the spirit of the Benchmade Bugout, and as a result it has a terrific workable shape. I just love how it feels in my hand and the S35VN holds up nicely for most tasks. Axis lock rules!
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  4. danbo27

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  5. el_murdoque

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    Manly Wasp.

    Why?
    -No legality issues in the places I roam.
    It has a slipjoint and no one handed opening with a 2.9" blade.

    -Relatively inexpensive.
    With around 60 bucks it's not a prized possession and you can actually use it as a tool.

    -S90V Blade.
    Yay, baby! It's razor sharp and it stays that way.

    -Deep carry clip.
    Makes it sit tightly in your pocket, easily put in and easily removed.
     
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  6. jbj

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    My Emerson CQC-10. Been my daily EDC since I got my hands on one in 2003 (this is my second one after the first was stolen from the mail heading back for a sharpening).

    Best knife I’ve ever owned.


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  7. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    These are my two 'Hall of Famers':

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  8. xevious

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    That's gorgeous! Stealth folder, with all the trappings of a fixed blade appearance. Is this a lockback design?
     
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  9. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    Xev,
    This is an Al Mar SERE in micarta. It's a lockback, as you surmised.
     
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  10. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    I have to give my ZT 0300 "Tiger" Honorable Mention, as it's a classic:

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  11. kottskrapa

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    At first I thought it was a kameleont and was prepering to look for the knife.. A milliseconds later I realized that it was the knife

    [It's not failure if you learn something from it]
     
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    My Outlast

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