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What is your EDC knife, right now? (Chapter 11)

Discussion in 'Knives' started by cowsmilk, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Keyman

    Keyman Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks!
    That's my Vallation, I absolutely love it!
    That's "Rubberized" CF, the grip is fantastic.

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  2. Gary Gross

    Gary Gross Loaded Pockets

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    Reate J.A.C.K.
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  3. Moshe ben David

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    Well, I 'thought' it was going to be a cold week. Boy was I wrong! Wednesday we get to 70 F; Thursday expected 75 F and Friday 71 F! Guess for the rest of the week I'm going with a 'hotter' blade mix! :). :
    • LF pocket, on Pangea Ti Pickpocket dangler: LM Squirt PS4
    • Coin pocket: Cold Steel Micro Recon 1 Spear point; 2" DLC Spear point PE AUS 8A blade. Usual 'triad' lock. Black G-10 'like' handle.
    • Belt sheath at 9 o'clock: LM Blast. Also have a 4" Ti CountyCom 'widgy bar' and a PocketWrench II in the sheath. The PocketWrench is for anchoring the blind nut if present whilst I'd be turning the nut or screw head on the other side...
    • RF pocket on a P7 dangler: Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt Hawkbill SE. Yellow handle lock back. 2.3" H1 steel hawkbill, hollow grind SE.
    For those of you wondering, yes the Dragonfly has Spyderco's really nice wire pocket clip. With smaller knives I just prefer to let them hang in my pocket from the P7.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  4. Coupe_gxp

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    A Arius and :censored:[​IMG]

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  5. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    Nice! What is the smaller knife?
     
  6. Coupe_gxp

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    Richard Rogers Slim Utility

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  7. Gary Gross

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  11. jocsen

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    aaaah, i am between kabar dozier and byrd meadowlark 2 partial serrated. whats is your opinion?
     
  12. Ironclad816

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    Izula in 440c with tkc scales and the buck 110 slim pro in green micarta and s30v. Surprisingly this the first 110 I've ever owned due to the weight of the classic. Really loving the lightweight brother in spite if the blade/handle ratio[​IMG]

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    Does the Buck have liners? If not, does it feel cheap or fragile?
     
  14. Moshe ben David

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    I have a Kabar Dozier and a Byrd Meadowlark 2, both in PE. For what they are, they're both good functional knives. The Byrd is using the usual Chinese 8Cr13MoV steel whilst the Kabar has AUS8A steel. The Byrd is a FFG whilst the Kabar is a hollow grind. Slightly longer blade on the Kabar. I measure the blade stock on the Byrd at 0.10" and the blade stock on the Kabar at 0.116". Another interesting difference is that the Byrd uses phosphor bronze washers for the pivot. The Kabar has neither washers nor bearings; blade rides on molded in surfaces inside the handle.

    The Kabar is a lighter carry -- no liners. The Byrd has liners milled out.

    Ergonomically, the Byrd as jimping on the spine for a thumb ramp and has a finger choil (which strangely enough, its Spyderco cousin the Delica does not! :(. ). The Kabar has neither jimping for a thumb ramp nor a finger choil below. Finally, the Byrd allows for 4 way repositioning of the pocket clip. The Kabar just give left or right side.

    I've not used either very heavily so I can't say too much in terms of my own experience. Just based on the grinds and the blade thickness, the Byrd might be a somewhat better slicer.

    The Kabar is a VERY inexpensive knife to buy also IIRC.

    You might think from all this that I like the Byrd better. Actually, given the price, the steel and how it feels in my hand, I actually like the Kabar slightly better. YMMV!

    Hope this is informative!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    It dies not have liners however the micarta is thick enough that you won't experience any flex when working. Waaaaaay more stable and solid than the Benchmade bugout if that helps as a reference point

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    Two great choices, love that Buck.
     
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    yes thanks a lot. actualy i dont like hi end steel because it is difficult to sharpen. i find both 8cr13mov and aus8a pretty decent. i like better the handle in kabar because the edges are rounded. but the finger choil and thumb ramp is a plus . also the deployment in byrd is much easier. i change them every week to come to a conclusion. and i am starting to like the serrations. they give me something extra. i sharpen them quite well but i cannot reach the factory quality. we ll see!!
     
  19. Adahn

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    May I ask what you did to rubberize it?
    I've heard bead blasting may work, they use it on G10.

    On one set of scales I sanded the surface with 1000 grit paper and then cleaned it with acetone until there was no black residue on the paper towel.
    I like the matte finish and it offer grip like medium G10.

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    It didn't work on the lower scales though, it's made from a wheelchair wheel protection plate made of CF.
     
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