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Slipjoint EDC?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by hatchetjack, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Always had a slip and never knew it lol- the Pocket Knife - I like my tactical folders but a time and place for every tool :)
     
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  2. Kentucky

    Kentucky Loaded Pockets

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    One of my very pocket knives and I still carry it often. A 1970 10x dot Case stockman..Well worn but still plenty of snap..Cleaned many squirrels and rabbits with it.
     
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  3. z0mbiSl4y3r

    z0mbiSl4y3r Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a sodbuster or a congress every day with my EDC rotation.
     
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  4. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Can we (new guys) see a congress pic! Please :)
     
  5. addylo

    addylo Loaded Pockets

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    Here's the only Congress I own (at the moment) but it's a typical example. Rough Rider's are cheap imported slip joints but their quality is surprisingly good for the <$20 price point.
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  6. addylo

    addylo Loaded Pockets

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    And while we're on the subject, I'm a HUGE slip joint fan. I started with modern folders but lately have been buying nothing but traditional slippies. Here's a few favorites:

    GEC #66 in Mammoth Ivory
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    Tidioute #15 "One Arm" TC Barlow in African Blackwood
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    Northwoods Madison Barlow in Blue Camel Bone
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    Northfield #15 Barlow in African Blackwood
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    Case Tear Drop in Ebony
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  7. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    HOLY SMOKES THATS GORGEOUS!! :inlove:
     
  8. addylo

    addylo Loaded Pockets

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    Yep she is, and one of my favorite knives. Northwoods are made by GEC. I couldn't resist this blue camel bone. Here's another view.

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  9. ausgebombt

    ausgebombt Loaded Pockets

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    Just a few of my MANY slipjoints...
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    currently carrying ...
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  10. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    Hmm, yes, it can be done that way, and also by trimming the blade tangs themselves.. I did that to a nail breaker I have from GEC. That just depend on how much preload they put on the springs when installed, as in how much you could remove before making a gap.

    I dunno how generous the offer is, I'm not really sure I can actually re-assemble a peanut... I'm used to bigger knives... And I could always mess up and go too far too...So you might not get anything out of this. ;)

    I have another idea for you, if your willing to try something... its a lot less invasive than taking the knife apart, just takes some time.

    Google; "Reducing backspring tension at knifeforums"

    The basic idea is that a lot of collectors that display knives open, and with a blade at 45deg open, after time notice a weakening of the spring from it sitting stressed at full pressure for a long time. about 30 to 50 deg open is on average when there is the most force/load on a backspring.... So the concept here is to open the blade to that point and leave it for a week or two, checking it every few days to see if the pull lessens. Several folks over at knife forums claim this works well. I have no experiance, but the concept is valid I think... I just have doubts on the time needed, seems it could take a while IMO. But if your not carrying the knife anyway, and can't use it anyway... ;)

    Anyway, just another thought for ya! :)
     
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  11. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Loaded Pockets

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    I never heard a pocket knife with a non-locking blade called a slip joint but then I learn something knew all the time.

    At one time I would have only bought a folding knife with a locking blade. However, for some obscure reason, the last new knife I bought did not have a locking blade. It is a Victorinox with a single blade. I think they call it a gardener's knife. It's a little on the large size for a pocket knife but that wasn't what I bought it for anyway.
     
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  12. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

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    I may give that a try. When I first got my damascus/amber bone peanut, I made it a point to leave it open like that for a few weeks, and it did help a bit.
     
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  13. jackknife

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    By the opposite side of the coin, I've never bought a folding knife with a locking blade. I've always been a small slip joint pocket knife guy. I guess it was the era I grew up in. I'm probably one of the three or four people on the planet who would never buy a Buck knife. I remember when Buck first came out with the 110, and I looked at it with very great disdain, and asked why anyone would buy a knife with one single blade that weighed as much as a small boat anchor. Shows hoe smart I am, as it turned out to be a total game changer in folding knives.

    Growing up, all the pocket knives I saw my dad and other men carry, were all a 3 inch or so two blade jack of some make or another. Shcrade, Camillus, Imperial, Hammer Brand, Keen Kutter, Western, and lots of others. They're all gone now, and most guys I know under 40 all carry some black handle one hand opening knife. I just don't like carrying a knife with one single blade when there are alternatives. If I have a knife in my pocket, I want it to be a multi blade. Either a jack with two or three blades like a stickman, or a SAK which gives me some tool options. I just can't seem to make myself give up pocket space for just one single blade no options knife. To me, a lock blade knife is a solution to a non existent problem.
     
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  14. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    It's funny how things come full circle. Eleven months ago I was carrying Frankentool and an EDCF stockman. I switched to a lighter Leatherman Style PS and a heavier custom SAK. After the spring bar on the scissors of the Style PS broke, I swapped back.

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    With that said, I have a nice Beaver Tail on its way here. It may even show up today.
     
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  15. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Loaded Pockets

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    No offense but someone must have thought it was a good idea. I guess they didn't ask you or me. My father carried pretty much the same sort of knife as yours did and I have the ones he carried. They rust if you just look at them but they're sharp as razors. I will admit to liking Buck knives, though not to the exclusion of anything else. The one knife that gets used for things like cutting carpeting and the like is a full grown Bucklite folder. But it's way to big for a pocketknife, least for me. My favorite pocket knife is something like the small Bucklite because it actually fits in my pocket. It's even smaller than my car keys. But I don't like carrying things in my pockets anyway.

    I'm also not much of a fan of multi-tools and multi-bladed knives although it certainly doesn't bother me what other people care to carry. Multi-tools of the Leatherman variety were strokes of genius but if I think I'll need a pair of pliers, I take a pair. I even have a pair for backpacking. I need it to open the fuel cap on my 45-year old camp stove. But I don't have a backpacking screwdriver because I don't have any camping gear that has screws. And as for that bandana that has a hundred uses? If you use it for it's primary purpose, I wouldn't care to use it for anything else.

    The oldest pocketknife I have is a WWI army issue electrician's knife that belonged to my wife's grandfather. The current issue electrician's knife is almost identical. I expect pocketknives of two hundred years ago weren't all that different--and they're probably still available!
     
  16. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    No offense to who? Someone must have thought what was a good idea?
     
  17. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Loaded Pockets

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    No offense to Mr. Jackknife. Someone must have thought a locking blade on a folding knife was a good idea.
     
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  18. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    My Beaver Tail arrived!

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  19. 8steve88

    8steve88 Loaded Pockets

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    Very much down-market to those shown but I rotate a few slipjoints, the law over here says 3" or under and non-locking blade for EDC.
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    Unfortunately the Granddaddy Barlow is a bit too large to carry legally.
    There are a lot of SanRenMu's recently that use another mechanism to hold the blade but still non locking.
    Here are three
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    They use the liners to grip the knife tang and d├ętente arms with balls (A) drop into holes (B).
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    Just a different take on the slip joint, it holds the blade securely. By adjusting the liner arms you can gey exactly the tension you want - tight or slack.
    I like the older style "traditional" slip-joints but there's room for more modern ones as well, if the hobby doesn't grow it stagnates wh9ch is no good for anyone.
     
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  20. z0mbiSl4y3r

    z0mbiSl4y3r Loaded Pockets

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    I rotate any one of my 30-40 sodbusters, and I have two 4 blade congress knives (CRKT and a Buck Creek). I also have a Boker Cox.
     
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