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Discussion in 'Knives' started by bernardo, May 14, 2010.
My first pocket knife was a Barlow. Unfortunately I don't have it anymore.
Mine was a Victorinox Huntsman, given to me for my birthday by my parents after I joined the scouts.
Still have it today, though I did get myself an OHGAK to replace it last year for camping.
I had a few SAKs when I was younger, but my first knife was a Benchmade Instigator that I bought for myself.
My first was a monster with a fork and spoon that was my dad's when he was a kid. I believe he gave it tome when I was in second grade. My brother got an identical one that was my dad's twin brothers. I need to ask the experts here about restoring it. It has always been rusted and I'd like to do some rehab. That might be worthy of a new thread when I'm ready. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow.
I've lost lots of knives over the years. I'm ADD and somewhat forgetful. I know a had a few SAKs, and quite a few small folders. Lost a few to airport security. I have managed to hold onto a few: a SAK that a friend's folks gave me for high school graduation (1991) and a Blackhawk I found on top of a snowy peak in New Hampshire. I should post a pic of that one, too. It's so big I have never really carried it.
Small Opinel at about 8.
Vic Explorer. Sadly, its been lost to the ages.
a buck 110 or a sak alox soldier, I cant remember which came first. Both were eventually lost in the woods somewhere. I just ordered an alox farmer because this thread reminded me how much I liked that sak.
Mine was an old Gerber Boot knife back in the 1980's (possible late 80's to early 90's) I remember feeling like a million bucks among my friends with it when most had boy scout knives (not that there is anything wrong with them), but a boot knife just had this level of cool back in those days.
SAK classic by Wenger, I was 5 years old. Unfortunately I lost it, but that knife is definitely responsible for starting the addiction, that and drooling over SMKW catalogs.
My first one was self-made knife from a piece of metal I found on the streets and a duct-tape as a handle. I've sharpened it on some flat rock, was about 6-7 back then.
Next day after manufacturing this monster I managed to cut myself with this knife really bad, and, after recovery and long lecture on knife safety, I was presented with some sort of soviet-made slipjoint folder.
Never lost interest in knives ever since.
my first, which was only about 7 years ago, was a chinese made SAK-alike.
it managed maybe 2 years before it completely fell apart.
my brother got me this one when I was about ten. I loved that knife , but I lost it a few years later.
Vic Classic. I was six.
some cheapo fake extremaratio knife
First I can remember was an Opinel bought from Sportmart in the mid 80's. The blade is stained, I broke off the tip, but I still have the knife.
First knife was a tiny little Sheffield made 2 blade penknife which was originally my Grandfathers, I got it when I was about 10 - approx 5 years after he passed on. That has been lost and found more times than I could possibly remember. Last time I lost it was about 3 or 4 years ago - still waiting for it to reappear. I have since bought a couple of replacements - one of which if rosewood with brass bolsters, the other is faux pearl from a company which ceased trading in the late 60's I believe (John Watts & Co). Would still like to find my Grandfathers knife one day though.
For knife number two I was given a Sheffield made sheepsfoot in carbon steel by a friend who worked in the cutlery trade back in my early 20's which I still have. I've since bought about a dozen other Sheffield blades of various types so it doesn't feel lonely ;-) That said, it still makes it into the carry rotation.
First knife I ever actually bought, was a cheap Chinese combi-edged liner lock, back before I really knew much about knives (now I dont tend to use locking knives or combi edge). Doesn't see much use these days - the last time it can out of the cupboard I was quite amused at how cheap and cheesy it seemed, though I couldn't part with it.
First fixed blade was a 8" Spanish Andujar Bowie in rosewood & brass which got claimed by the floods of 2007 - since replaced with a stag handled Muela Jabali. The Andujar was a very reliable knife for me, and despite only being 420 stainless it did everything I asked it to - including helping carving frames for portholes, fitting doors and buildiing a shed, alongside "normal" cutting chores of course.
It all grew from there really as I discovered Boker, Case, Iisakki Javenpaa, Brusletto, Cold Steel etc etc etc.
I still favour the slipjoints and puukkos though as my prefered knives
The first knife I can clearly remember was a generic lockback, I think it was probably a knockoff of a case mako, came with a tan leather belt sheath. I bought it in a gift shop when on a family vacation, I was probably middle school age. It is funny how even way back then (30+ years) my buying went in grouping of similar styles; another early knife I can remember after that was a Schrade Bear Paw lockback.
first knife was a SAK with some funky orange and blue coloring on it that made it look like a rubber band ball. After that, years later, was a CCC silver-handled balisong. First REAL knife was a Benchmade 42
I guess it counts as a Knife lol, it had a blade on it! I think I remember my first being a really basic Leatherman tool when I was about 7 yrs old, I remember it didn't have that many functions but I loved it.....sadly I don't have it anymore. I guess I must have lost it