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#306976 - 05/17/10 08:15 PM Pocket Knife Suggestions?
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Looking for a good folding single blade pocket knife. Must be light weight and durable, $150 or less.

Not sure if I want a full straight edge or part serrated/part straight.

Primary use will be for anything needed during hiking, camping, or fishing.

Any suggestions?
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#306978 - 05/17/10 08:18 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
mpyw Offline
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 279
Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Swiss Knife?

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#306979 - 05/17/10 08:21 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Uh oh. Another gadget thread... ;\)

I'm not a folder fan. But I found this site because of Headfi w/ posters talking about hand made tools. I have a few of his tools, including a very nice blade (Fixer). My best one (for me) is a metric tool that I use on my fixed/singlespeed bike. Not that easy to find small, pocketable metric tools.

http://atwoodknives.blogspot.com/

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#306982 - 05/17/10 08:34 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I carry a Boker Automatic. I've been pretty happy with it, I've had it for a couple of years now. It's pretty good steel and needs minimal sharpening. It stays razor sharp for a long time with proper sharpening.
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#306985 - 05/17/10 09:25 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Wid]
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
Posts: 1443
Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
My brother-in-law is a big Gerber fan. He got me a folding paraframe knife. You can open it with one hand with a little practice. Pretty sweet.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/41539?pi=704784&qs=3012739-Google_Base&subrnd=0

It has a secure clip to hook it to your pants pocket. Gerber makes some excellent knives. I haven't done the research but you can prolly spend as much as you want.
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#306986 - 05/17/10 09:27 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Wid]
davew Offline
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Registered: 02/25/08
Posts: 44
Loc: San Jose, CA
When I got married I gave all my groomsmen a Buck Folding Hunter. I wish I had gotten one for myself but never did. It's been 30 years now and my brother-in-law is still using the one I gave him -- and he's pretty rough on tools.

What size blade are you looking for? What do you consider "light"?

-Dave

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#306990 - 05/17/10 09:45 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: davew]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
hmmmm, no clue about the exact weight, just not something that really weighs the pocket down. Not exactly sure about size either, but not a large 5" blade or a tiny 2" blade... maybe around 3- 3.5" or so?

Anyone have any comments on benchmade vs. gerber or any other brand?
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#306994 - 05/17/10 11:09 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
So I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with the Benchmade 530 REI Limited edition Knife. It weighs a mere 1.8 ounces, has a 4.15 inch closed length, and a 3.18" blade. Seems pretty light, compact, and durable.
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#306995 - 05/17/10 11:21 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1189
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I've always had good luck with Kershaw knives.

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#306996 - 05/18/10 01:00 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: a401classic]
1sweetspot Offline
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 173
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
I have an Emerson CQC-7 mini with a chisel ground combo blade (tanto shape, half serrated). The thing is awesome. It's a slightly smaller version of a tactical knife made for Marines and Law enforcement. A little bulky for an everyday carrier, but for hiking, camping, fishing, you'll probably never need another. They are on Ebay-worth a look.

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#307010 - 05/18/10 04:30 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
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David, quality knives are available for well under that price. A partially serated blade is the way to go for more versatility in cutting stuff. Consider this excellent 3.5" knife.
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#307100 - 05/18/10 03:40 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
Looking for a good folding single blade pocket knife. Must be light weight and durable, $150 or less.

Not sure if I want a full straight edge or part serrated/part straight.

Primary use will be for anything needed during hiking, camping, or fishing.

Any suggestions?


I don't have a lot of experience with simple folding knives, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

I've always loved Leatherman multi-tools, and a few years ago I bought one that came with a 'free' C33Lx. At the time I didn't really even know Leatherman made knives. It's a nice-sized folding knife that I've found quite useful when I just needed a simple knife. It's light, and has both a belt clip and carabiner attachment. Same high build quality that I'm used to in the multi-tools, just in an easily-totable folding-knife.

Might be something to check out, as I think you can find them at just about any camping/hiking/outdoorsy kind of store, as well as online. They're well within your budget, and guaranteed for 25 years.
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#307119 - 05/18/10 04:43 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
element50 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 17
Loc: ontario
Spyderco knife are pretty good I've been using this one for over a year now


Little expensive but very good knife

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#307339 - 05/19/10 09:59 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: element50]
1sweetspot Offline
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Loc: Edmonton, Alberta

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#307340 - 05/19/10 10:01 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: 1sweetspot]
1sweetspot Offline
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 173
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-EMERSON-CQC-7BW-S...=item1c12264863

this one may be better-not chisel ground, easier cutting

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#307342 - 05/19/10 10:20 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: 1sweetspot]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
Who knew there was so much pocket knife porn out there?

I use a [takes off shoes and socks] 30 year old knife I bought at an outdoor store when I was a young lad. It didn't seem expensive at the time, but this knife really keeps it edge.
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#307350 - 05/19/10 10:46 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
element50 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 17
Loc: ontario
HAWKHOOK

knife

But best tool: the link http://rmjtactical.com/ \:D

Alex



Edited by element50 (05/19/10 10:59 PM)

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#307352 - 05/19/10 10:56 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: terzaghi]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6613
Loc: It's all about the location.
David, I'd be far more inclined to get a multi tool of some sort. I find they have more of the types of things you might need for the outdoors than many of the pocket knives, esp a strong pliers for fishing or on the spot repairs.
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#307358 - 05/19/10 11:04 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Adrian]
element50 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 17
Loc: ontario

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#307360 - 05/19/10 11:07 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Adrian]
Adrian Offline
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Posts: 6613
Loc: It's all about the location.
\:\)


Edited by Adrian (05/19/10 11:08 PM)
Edit Reason: Element types faster than I do!!
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#307367 - 05/20/10 12:15 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Adrian]
element50 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 17
Loc: ontario
Political!!!!


Edited by element50 (05/20/10 12:16 AM)

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#307368 - 05/20/10 12:30 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: element50]
element50 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 17
Loc: ontario
enjoy

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#307369 - 05/20/10 12:38 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Adrian]
element50 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 17
Loc: ontario

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#308047 - 05/25/10 11:21 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Adrian]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6833
Loc: PEI, Canada
I have had a Spyderco knife that has miraculously endured 13 years of salty sea kayaking in my life jacket pocket with just a quick rinse after every (most) paddles. It flips out easily with one hand so you can keep your other hand on the paddle. Well worth whatever I payed for it back then.

For multi-day excursions I keep a leatherman in a dry sack. The number of times it has gotten me out of a jam is too much to mention. With a combination of a Leatherman, duct tape and marine goop tp waterproof the tape, there is very little you can't fix.
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#308048 - 05/25/10 11:24 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Murph]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8290
Loc: Tacoma
well, you need WD-40 and zip-ties, too, of course...
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#308052 - 05/25/10 12:11 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: tomtuttle]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10900
Loc: Central NH
I carry beer.

After awhile, I don't care about the unfixable problem.
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#308078 - 05/25/10 04:34 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Murph]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16280
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
How about a two-handed great sword?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hfLZozBVpM
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#308083 - 05/25/10 04:59 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: pmbuko]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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It's what I would use if I needed to cut a pigs face in half.
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#308086 - 05/25/10 06:00 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: pmbuko]
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6613
Loc: It's all about the location.
What's the sales pitch on them swords anyway? in case of a Viking invasion or something?
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#308110 - 05/25/10 08:23 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Adrian]
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7405
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Well, he says nobody's gonna mess with you if you have a great sword by your front door. You know, if those Viking invaders come knocking.



My favorite line:

"That's what a great sword is all about--deep penetration."


Oh yeah.
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#308118 - 05/25/10 09:14 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: St_PatGuy]
Ken.C Offline
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Loc: NoVA
A friend of mine in the SCA tells a story about going to the grocery store in garb (when he was younger...) and having some of the local toughs sniggering about drama queens and what not. He and his buddies flipped back their cloaks to show their steel. The locals backed off pretty fast, to hear him tell it.
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#308131 - 05/25/10 11:22 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Ken.C]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
For some reason that "Brave Sir Robin" tune is now stuck in my head...
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#308150 - 05/26/10 05:20 AM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: Ken.C]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
A friend of mine in the SCA tells a story about going to the grocery store in garb (when he was younger...) and having some of the local toughs sniggering about drama queens and what not. He and his buddies flipped back their cloaks to show their steel. The locals backed off pretty fast, to hear him tell it.
I think now a days they would still laugh and haul out there guns, how does that saying go again? ;\)
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#308224 - 05/26/10 11:54 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: jakewash]
JohnK Offline
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Yeah, Jay; "Don't bring a knife to a gunfight" is obviously sound advice and has become idiomatic for going into any situation poorly prepared.
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#313360 - 07/04/10 11:07 PM Re: Pocket Knife Suggestions? [Re: 1sweetspot]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1846
terzaghi

i was going to recommend benchmade, i have one that i got about 6 years ago, and its a wonderful knife, i got a limited edition as well, titanium ect. ect... the steel that they use for the blade is Freaking awesome, it holds it's edge forever when using it for regular around the house stuff... and they have free repair.

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