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sasquatch
02-03-2018, 10:21 PM
I'd have to say mine is my Benchmade Nitrous Striker.
Assisted opening and razor sharp.
It's an older model that was given to me by a good friend.
This is my #1 EDC knife, I never leave home without it.

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Let's see your favorite.

Survival_junkie
02-13-2018, 06:07 PM
You'll laugh but I prefer a knife I can always trust to do what I need so I actually carry a tri-blade Kobalt knife from Lowe's as EDC these days....

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There's a couple reasons for this if you need justification. First, I hate when precious blade length is compromised by partial serrations that I rarely use. I usually end up grinding the serrations off for a full blade again. This way I can have both. Plus, I don't have to dull my knife for mundane tasks that the razor knife can handle. For me it makes more sense than just carrying a single bladed knife and sharpening more often.

I also have a fixed blade "survival knife" from Wal-mart that I carry when I go out. It's cheap, only about $10, but it's more than adequate for my needs. Eventually I'd like to get a good boot knife and maybe even a neck knife.

sasquatch
02-13-2018, 07:36 PM
You'll laugh but I prefer a knife I can always trust to do what I need so I actually carry a tri-blade Kobalt knife from Lowe's as EDC these days....

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There's a couple reasons for this if you need justification. First, I hate when precious blade length is compromised by partial serrations that I rarely use. I usually end up grinding the serrations off for a full blade again. This way I can have both. Plus, I don't have to dull my knife for mundane tasks that the razor knife can handle. For me it makes more sense than just carrying a single bladed knife and sharpening more often.

I also have a fixed blade "survival knife" from Wal-mart that I carry when I go out. It's cheap, only about $10, but it's more than adequate for my needs. Eventually I'd like to get a good boot knife and maybe even a neck knife.


No laughing here, that's pretty damn smart. I also am not a fan of partial serration.
I'm with you though, I can't afford the tier 1 knives, so I get the best I can afford and make it work.
For a fixed blade, the Morakniv HD is my favorite. Cheap, good steel, durable, and sharp as hell, huge fan.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NZVZ3E/ref=twister_B00EF2RX2C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Survival_junkie
02-13-2018, 09:03 PM
No laughing here, that's pretty damn smart. I also am not a fan of partial serration.
I'm with you though, I can't afford the tier 1 knives, so I get the best I can afford and make it work.
For a fixed blade, the Morakniv HD is my favorite. Cheap, good steel, durable, and sharp as hell, huge fan.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NZVZ3E/ref=twister_B00EF2RX2C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Funny you should mention the Morakniv, I've had my eye on their Eldris (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J7MM5M2?ie=UTF8&tag=wranglerstar-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B01J7MM5M2&th=1) for the neck knife. Also leaning toward this S&W (https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SWHRT7LT/smith-wesson-hrt-tanto-boot-knife-5-34-fixed-blade-black-tpe-handle) for a boot knife. Both are very affordable. Let me know what you think.

I forgot to mention the best part about that Kobalt... LIFETIME WARRANTY. I can abuse the hell out of the knife, break it, drop it from the top of a building, and they'll replace it; NO QUESTIONS ASKED. The one I'm carrying now is my fourth replacement.... Best $15 ever spent in my opinion.

sasquatch
02-13-2018, 09:30 PM
I've seen the Eldris and it's a damn good little knife. Should serve you well.

I have a few S&W knives. They're decent knives. Wish they held an edge better, but they are functional. I have a couple of these S&W neck/boot knives: https://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-Knife-990ta-Tanto/dp/B0025LXZ72/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1518571255&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=S%26W+990ta

Survival_junkie
02-13-2018, 10:31 PM
I've seen the Eldris and it's a damn good little knife. Should serve you well.

I have a few S&W knives. They're decent knives. Wish they held an edge better, but they are functional. I have a couple of these S&W neck/boot knives: https://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-Knife-990ta-Tanto/dp/B0025LXZ72/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1518571255&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=S%26W+990ta

Hmm, just how bad do they hold an edge? It's a boot knife so it would be a last resort use kind of thing, and I certainly don't mind knife sharpening (it's one of my few relaxing hobbies), but I don't want something that has to be resharpened after each use either. That S&W you linked looks nice but I think it may be just a bit too big for a neck knife for me. If I want a full 7" knife I'll go for my belt or pocket knife :0aSlightly_Smiling_

sasquatch
02-13-2018, 11:39 PM
It is a sharp blade and you shouldn't have to sharpen it very much if you don't use it as a utility knife. But I cut up 5-6 cardboard boxes with one and it dulled pretty bad. Corrugated cardboard is pretty rough on knife edges though.
The knife I linked has holes at the bottom of the sheath for lacing into a boot also.