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Utility Blade Knives

Discussion in 'Knives' started by jtice, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. jtice

    jtice Loaded Pockets

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    Searched but didnt find a thread dedicated to Utility Knives?
    So I thought I would start one here, I have been curious about going this route for a knife for a while now.
    I have plenty of quality knives, but wanted to change up my EDC.
    For one thing, pocket space gets taken up with keys, phone, flashlight, wallet.
    I dont like having anything in the same pocket as my phone, but, jeans have a coin pocket, so I thought that would be a perfect place for a small utility knife.

    I bought a Outdoor Edge Slidewinder for $10 on Amazon to try out.
    Which I have to say, for $10, its really nice. Bit more plastic than I like, especially in the mechanism of it, but if it holds up, its gonna be great.
    Feels good in the hand, has alot of other utility packed into one item.
    Figured it was a cheap way to see if I liked this before I bought the one I would really like to have,, the Big Designs TPT Slide for $80

    What blades are you guys using? Just a $8 pack of 100 Stanley blades and replace them often, or something a bit longer lasting?

    Post up what you got guys!

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  2. JIM

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  3. jtice

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    I do like how slim that is. One handed operation was a big thing for me, that really limits your choices.
     
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  4. garza

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    I use the Stanley blades. I have had to leave the blade with TSA and kept the holder. The agent just looked at me when I gave him the blade only.

    I own the Quark, Gerber, TPT and Rexford. All have +\- as to which is better.
     
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  6. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Lenox gold have a titanium coating that makes the edge last longer. Four notches gives you more options on how to use em. Hundrepack and your done.

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    Purchased this a few months ago off ebah for a few dollars, made fairly well but very hard to deploy blade, you have to use your finger nail to pry apart the two sides to allow the blade to move forward


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  8. jtice

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    Got one of those over a year ago, I never carried it due to what you mentioned, just too hard to get the blade in and out.
    Dont like the long prybar section on the rear of it making it long either.

    Still liking the Outdoor Edge Slidewinder a good bit. I took the clip off, and make a lanyard for it, carrying it in my jeans coin pocket.
     
  9. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    This is a cheap knock off of the rexford RUT. It have been reported to fail to contain the blade when you bring force to bear in a cut, making you cut the palm of your hand
     
  10. flux

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    :censored:, that sounds bad. cannot be too hard to make this in a folded design instead of riveting two pieces together, and it would be perfectly safe. thanks for the warning. I but I won't buy the original either, it is just to expensive for what it is.
     
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    Can anyone tell us what utility blade is in this RUK?

    Thank you.
     
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  12. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    I don't know, which one they supply with their builds. But any standard util-knife blade replacement works from the nearest Lowes, Home Depot, or ACE Hardware.
     
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    Lately, RUKs ship with a V-REX II black blade. I'm more interested in whether there is a Stars & Stripes graphic blade on the market.
     
  14. BlackBeardActual

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    My favorite. Gerber box cutter $11 with a pack of disposable titanium blades.
     
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    love that razor blade, sooooo where do I get them???
     
  16. kreisler

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    On my keychain is the TPT, great everyday carry item on the keychain! Size and weight is very good (size could be smaller though), it shouldn't be bigger than that. Even without the pocket clip the TPT Slide is a bit thicker, so please mindful shopping there! My guess is that most owners of the TPT Slide do not carry it on their keychain. Just a guess. Either product is imho not really suitable for "wild cutting" tasks, i.e. where for a moment notable gripping force (tpt slide) or blade torque (tpt) is needed, e.g. when you cut up a sturdy thick-walled banana cardboard box and the blade gets stuck in the stiff dense material. Is this scenario called "heavy-duty task"? I dunno. The TPT accepts blade torque in one direction only, otherwise the blade gets pulled out of the securement; whereas the TPT Slide leaves you puzzled where to place your thumb, otherwise the blade retracts on you. With the brains on, one could still use the TPT's successfully for heavy-duty tasks, it's just not a no-brainer.

    I cut with my TPT about 2-3x per day, in no hurry. More frequent hurried cutters would want the TPT Slide instead, agreed. With the Stanley #5192 blade i can give out a recommendation for the TPT Slide, sure. Just mind where you place your thumb during the cutting. Standard razor blades will eventually suffer from the auto-dulling effect, since the blade edge slides/rides on metal. Is it really an issue in practice? If you want phonebook-cutting sharpness all the time, then yes. That's why the #5192 is the blade of choice.

    I get so much fun, satisfaction, and utility from my TPT and Utilizer 2.0 that i use my Spyderco knives for food prepping only. Utility blades rust within an hour, when you don't wipe down sour substances (tomato juice, ketchup, apple) and it is no fun to try to slice an apple with any utility blade knife. So there is still need for full flat ground knives, especially for food prepping :oops:

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    Youtube proves that i am not the only one to resharpen utility blades. All you need is 1 single flat stone (portable or benchstone), for example the RUBY3000, a 3$-shipped item from the fast tech.

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    With the above shown "bladeholder" ;) it takes only seconds to resharpen the utility blade on a flat stone. Sooo satisfying the activity (short and effective), loving it!!
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    @jtice Is your intention to carry the utility blade on your EDC keychain? If so, then there isn't much choice on the market.
     
  17. Getahl

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    I like the idea of EDC utility blades. I like the Gerber EAB very much. I have a Quark I carry sometimes, too, but my blade seems to dull when retracting the blade. A little fiddly, but still a neat blade holder. Haven't tried the screwpop or the Walmart one. The RUT is a bit expensive for me.
     
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    This or one like it has been my EDC for years

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  19. kreisler

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    i never studied this "potential" phenomenon, which i call the "auto-dulling effect", in detail because (…) :rolleyes:, but users of standard Stanley blades (FatMax, Carbide, #1991, or #1992) could compare the sharpness with the flashlight trick shining it directly onto the apex looking for a light reflection.

    i reviewed the Stanley #5192 before. hard-to-source item in the states, more common in the europes. the edge stays sharp because it never touches steel or titanium. imho the perfect blade for slide in slide out pocket tools like Screwpop or TPT or TPT SLIDE. folding utility knives such as GERBER EAB LITE or Utilizer don't suffer from any auto-dulling effect but they are not suitable for keychain EDC.

    Here my new favorite youtube channel discussing exactly such knives:
    TACO BOUT IT - subscribed! :skip: