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This might be fun...what super popular edc items have you NEVER purchased?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by dmattaponi, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    I can see where you are coming from too,...in comparison, which knife would you go for to give a better cutting edge/blade length ratio??
     
  2. Sentinel-14

    Sentinel-14 Loaded Pockets

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    The Manix 2 has a 3-3/8" blade with 2-7/8" cutting edge due to the finger choil behind the plunge line. That's half an inch of rather expensive steel (CTS-BD1, S110V, etc) that you will never be able to cut with. The Delica, Endura, and others have a similar problem with the plunge line not going all the way back to the start of the handle scales, resulting in wasted steel. Even Ontario's Rat 1 and 2 have this problem, though those might be forgiven given their incredibly low cost. In comparison, the Buck Vantage has a 3-1/4" blade and the cutting edge runs the full length since there's no finger choil. Same with my Skyline XL and Launch 6. Even my Ganzo FH12 has a 3-1/2" blade with a full edge. Benchmade's Griptillian gives you full length cutting edge as well.

    Not all of Spyderco's designs have this.... feature. The Tenacious, Astute and Polestar, for example. But, the wide leaf blade shape of the Tenacious rules it out for me, and the Astute and Polestar are simply too small for my taste.

    Again, I'm not ragging on anyone for their choice in knives. Spyderco's clearly doing something right to have the following they have. Im just not part of it. :)
     
  3. MangeD700
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    MangeD700 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I’ve never bought

    Spinners
    Spintops
    Worrystones
    begleris
    mancards


    Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
     
  4. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    I hear you, personally I love the choil though, wouldn't want a non locker especially without one now, that's what's great about Spyderco, they offer more choice in that sector and most have that safety feature. I also love my Ritter Grips but can't EDC them due to a stupid law,....know what you mean about that shape of blade providing a bit more cutting length though.
     
  5. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

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    I have not purchased any of those bags with all those buckles, pockets, and straps hanging all over.
     
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  6. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

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    Do you have a picture of one for reference, it doesn't seem to be able to be a bag without a pocket or strap
     
  7. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

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    One strap and one pocket is fine. I refer to those military-styled versions such as those that have found a comfortable niche in the modern marketplace.
     
  8. ArkansasFan30

    ArkansasFan30 Loaded Pockets

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    Leatherman Raptors immediately come to mind. I've been looking at those for about seven years thinking they're neat, but I don't need trauma shears as an EDC item, and I definitely wouldn't carry them on me.

    Beyond a Tec Accessories P7 clip, I have NEVER bought any sort of keyring EDC trinket or tool.

    As far as EDC, as items I carry literally everyday, I don't like my pockets tight or things rubbing me so if it's uncomfortable or cumbersome I won't carry it.

    The last seven months I've worked from home which has been a lifelong goal, and I need nothing in my pajamas pants. It's looking like this will continue into the future too which will alter my EDC.
     
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  9. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

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    Ah, tactical bags.
    The thing with them is that they are really very durable.
     
  10. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

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    Agreed about the durability. I’ve been issued dozens of them; however, as I have previously stated, I have never purchased one.
     
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  11. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

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    I was issued some too, before they were festooned by pals or molle.
    Those are not the ones I bought.
     
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  12. kikaida

    kikaida Loaded Pockets

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    Same here. I'm not into the Gucci tacticool stuff.
     
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  13. TheGremlin

    TheGremlin Loaded Pockets

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    Sorry, I never cared for it enough to even remember its name, but a while back there was this tiny uncomfortable looking razor knife that cost an insane amount. It was wildly popular for a while, but it never did anything for me.

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  14. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

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    A utility knife or scalpel?
    Never bought one on both counts, no use for them.
    My job requires a full size utility blade for the entire shift.
     
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  15. karlito

    karlito Loaded Pockets

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    Cleaver styled knife
     
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