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

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

  1. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    Many thanks! I've recently seen RWL34 mentioned on a few sites; one of which is a discussion of many steel types on the BHQ website. But I had no idea what it was and until now have not gone on line to learn. So you've also saved me a bunch of time and maybe some trips down various rabbit holes! :).

    In your description the only thing you didn't comment on was corrosion resistance, but I'll interpolate from your comments that the steel is fairly resistant?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  2. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Loaded Pockets

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    Oops, yes the two stainless steels offer great rust resistance. However, I usually keep the blade lightly coated with coconut oil -- old habits die hard

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  3. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    Mid-week rotation change:
    • LF pocket, on Pangea Ti Pickpocket dangler: LM Squirt PS4
    • RF coin pocket: Spyderco Ladybug salt; yellow FRN handle; lock back; H1 1 7/8" leaf shaped blade; hollow grind SE
    • Right side in a belt sheath at about '3 o'clock': Buck 112 'Ranger'; lock back; 3" 420HC hollow grind PE clip point. Traditional Buck knife design, basically the junior brother to the venerable Buck 110. Brass bolsters, 'dymondwood' (or whatever) imitation wood scales. Built like a tank. For all you steel 'snobs' ;) out there, with the Buck heat treatment and sharpening this thing is a cutting machine. Blade as usual is heavy -- on a par say with ZT blades? The Buck 110 and 112 may never get the love of many in today's knife world for fit and finish, etc., but :censored: does it feel great in hand and slice! :)
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    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  4. Chefget

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  5. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    The Bucks are classics, what more can/need you say? :cool:
     
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  6. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    That's a nice-looking blade, Chef! Good score.
     
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  7. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    Still EDC-ing the new Demko Cold Steel, I just ordered:

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  8. Sheepdog149

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  9. Moshe ben David

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    As usual Chef, really nice! What is its name? ;)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  10. Moshe ben David

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    Very nice! Did you do the file work along the spine?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  11. Chefget

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    Thanks! It is by the superb French knife maker Raphael Durand.
     
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  12. Moshe ben David

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    Thanks!

    Moshe
     
  13. Sheepdog149

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    No, I bought the folder already customized. But, it was definitely done by a talented person. The staghorn scales are beautiful too.

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  14. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    What is your opinion of this knife? I've looked at it for a few years now. The very reason it appeals is what is holding me back - it's beefyness. I don't know if I'd ever realistically carry it.
     
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  18. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    I really like this blade. It can best be described as a 'folding pry-bar'. The construction is top-flight, and absolutely solid. It's a cross between a functional knife, and a rescue tool. The scales are grippy, and referred to as TOPs 'Rocky Mountain' tread-pattern. Liner lock-up is very tight, with no hint of movement anywhere. Blade is very easy, and quick to deploy, and 154CM heat-treated by Paul Bos. The profile is a little chunky, as one would expect on a knife of this type. I lean towards burly knives, so the marginal, 'extra weight' is of no issue to me. It's a blade marketed towards professionals, and 'gifted amateurs' alike. Knife promotes all the best features of Bucks, and TOPs line-up alike, and has their limitations too. Over-all a serious piece of kit, USA-made, and well-executed. But it would not be everyone's cup-of-tea.
     
  19. Moshe ben David

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    Start of a new week:
    • LF pocket, on Pangea Ti Pickpocket dangler: LM Squirt PS4
    • RF coin pocket: Spyderco ClipiTool; SS handle; slip joint; 8Cr13MoV blades; primary 2 1/8" FFG grind PE; secondary 2 1/8" 'straight' SE edge
    • Right FP on a deep carry clip: Real Steel G5 Metamorph MkII; aluminum body (called Navy blue but to me more of an 'electric blue'); front flipper with ball bearing pivot; liner lock; 3.5" 14C28N 3.5" FFG drop point blade, satin finish. The body of this 'MkII' version has grooves milled into the concave surface of the aluminum handle -- from what I read this is the major difference from the original version of the knife. This is my first front flipper. I'm still getting used to the action. The knife is very slim in pocket and definitely IMHO would qualify as a 'gentleman's knife'.
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      L'chaim!

      Moshe ben David
     
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    I just got two Manly knives from “The Old Man Knife and Tool” in Amsterdam. Both the small Wasp slip joint and the Peak are amazing slicers: thin blades and S90V steel. The G10 is grippy without being overly abrasive. The Wasp is my new EDC and the Peak is real competition for my PM2. I’m travelling for the next few weeks but Pics to follow.

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