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Tom MixTom Mix MemberPosts: 101 Member
What knife do you carry with your gun, or one that you just carry often?
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,968 Senior Member
    A Gerber lightweight knife, because I lose better knives and it's great for whatever reasons I use a knife for, mostly for cutting cardboard or skinning an occasional small game animal, like a squirrel. The other knife I carry is a Case Sodbuster, yellow handle. Actually, I don't see any relationship between a pocket knife and a gun.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Tom MixTom Mix Member Posts: 101 Member
    My next hunting knife will be this Hess Hunter in 1095 steel. I like 1095 over tools steels as it is a simple steel that works great and is easy to take care of.
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    Here is a BK2 with my Marlin 1895G in 45-70 (actually my sons rifle but I like it enough to call it mine). I love the rifle, hate the knife. Its a 5 inch pry bar.
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    My most favorite of all time. A KA-BAR USMC that my son gave to me but I lost it and I sure do miss it.
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  • Tom MixTom Mix Member Posts: 101 Member
    My EDC knife is a Spyderco Manix 2 like this one

    I like Spyderco. My son carries a Spyderco Military.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,757 Senior Member
    The knives sometimes vary, but my brands of choice tend to be Kershaw/Spyderco/CRKT/SOG (sometimes).

    A knife is a tool to me. But, it better be a damned effective and efficient tool. Economy of motion is my thing.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,179 Senior Member
    Most commonly daily carried knives are an Ontario RAT 1 and a Schrade Old Timer with a hoof pick

    Other situations call for other knives
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,623 Senior Member
    Kershaw Junkyard Dog. Holds an edge well and does everything I ask it to.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,063 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    Kershaw Junkyard Dog. Holds an edge well and does everything I ask it to.

    So you talk to your knife do you...........:jester:

    Sako
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,623 Senior Member
    sakodude wrote: »
    So you talk to your knife do you...........:jester:

    Sako


    Don't you?
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 850 Senior Member
    At work it's a Case sodbuster, at home and on my time it a Case large stockman with yellow delrin scales, used to carry a Mercator folder for years before I lost it.
  • TxwheelsTxwheels Member Posts: 151 Member
    These are with me everyday.
    If I don't answer the phone, I'm probably in the Senate taking a POTUS and wiping my Congress
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    I carry a 4" Benchmade Griptilian, unless I know I'm going to be using it to cut things other than meat. I have a couple of Gerbers for utility use.

    The Griptilian will skin and quarter two whitetails with no sharpening, and a few strokes on a steel will have it ready for another. It keeps an edge better than anything I've ever used. With a folder of this quality, there's no need for a sheathed knife, although I have a full drawer of them that I've accumulated through about 5 decades.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,841 Senior Member
    boker folder
    it is a working knife
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,533 Senior Member
    S30V Kershaw blur
    http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1670S30V-Knife-Steel-SpeedSafe/dp/B0015ZXCT0

    Currently S30V is supposedly the blade steel out there, and it's worked well for me. Though I had to modify mine for left pocket carry (made new holes to reverse the clip)

    Second choice is a Benchmade Griptillian with its 154CM blade.

    The older I get, the more of a "blade snob" I've become. AUS-8 is about the cheapest steel I'll go, and I prefer the 154CM or better. Any of the 440 series of steels= :vomit:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,757 Senior Member
    I lose so many knifes in the course doing things...........I can't afford to be a blade snob. I won't pay more than $75 for a knife. $30-40 is more like it.

    It needs to be efficient, sharp, well designed, and effective. That's all I require. Don't much care what else.

    It's an expendable tool of many uses.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,968 Senior Member
    I have one semi-blade-snob pocket knife and a bench made sheath knife my wife gave me 30 years ago, but they stay in my safe. I've lost too many knives to carry the expensive pocket knife. Nor do I need an really high quality and expensive pocket knife for the uses I put it to. I did order the Blur at the reduced price that was posted here a couple of days back and hope to get it some time this year.

    Earlier this year I sent back my Buck Folding Hunter which I'd broken the tip off. They sent it back as sharp as a razor. I've never had a knife that's any sharper. I've never been a huge Buck fan, but may have to alter my preferences.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,718 Senior Member
    for general carry a small lock back Case

    For hunting.
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    Craftsman
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,841 Senior Member
    My general purpose hunting knife is a Remington #1306 bullet knife.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    I never carry a knife. Since I retired I've never needed one. If I ever do decide to carry a knife, God only knows why or what for, it would be one of those folding credit card knives that fit in your wallet.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,968 Senior Member
    I'd forgotten how handy they are until I started carrying one again. I use it just about every day for whatever reason; opening boxes, for example. I don''t think it's essential but it beats looking for one in the kitchen drawer when you need one.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,757 Senior Member
    A knife is an American Express Card............
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,985 Senior Member
    Kershaw model 1950 every day.

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    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • softwarejanitorsoftwarejanitor Member Posts: 241 Member
    The only knife I carry on a regular basis is a swiss army knife. Although they finally got rid of the prohibition on switchblades and they enacted state pre-emption against local laws... Texas still has some sucky knife laws that prohibit carry of most knifes I'd like to carry or at least put them in a grey area. And according to the letter of the law most of the rules against carrying "illegal knives" do not apply to CHL holders who are carrying a concealed handgun, unfortunately many LEOs in the state refuse to accept a strict reading of that part of the law and insist it only applies to handguns and not as it reads, the entire section. I know a guy who was arrested and jailed for carrying a knife over 5.5" although the DA ultimately dismissed the charges so there is not yet a legal precedent. It cost him several thousand in legal fees even though he never got his day in court. The general consensus of opinion down here is that they don't want to have the precedent set so they can continue to arrest people because the ride and the costs involved is often worse than the actual punishment for the (misdemeanor) typically would be.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,840 Senior Member
    At work I just use the knife blade on my Leatherman Wave.

    Off work I carry either a Benchmade Griptillian or Mini Griptillian. I have a small collection of nice knives, but the Griptillian does everything I need. I only wish the handles were a tad thinner.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,489 Senior Member
    Gerber paraframe mini everyday http://www.gerbergear.com/Essentials/Knives/Paraframe-Mini-Knife_22-48485 About 4 years on this one, will likely lose it tomorrow now.

    Cant be dressed without these. http://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/01831890?src=pla&cid=PLA-Bing-PLA+-+Test&CS_003=61497716&CS_010=01831890 Cuts fine string to copper pennies, and with a skilled hand, makes a excellent bottle opener.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,968 Senior Member
    My Gerber is a LST small very lightweight knife, at $15. I've got a couple of multi-tools Gerber and Leatherman I got as gifts, and they have good knife blades on them but they're kinda heavy and belt-mounted and the knife blades are clumsy to use. If I used the other tools, I'd carry it daily but I seldom need a pair of pliers or a scissors. They're great survival tools and I know folks who carry them daily, but I have a tendency to set tools down and walk away from them. Which I did with my Leatherman and later found it in my reloading room.

    I guess with any multi-use tool, they're a compromise. There are better files, better pliers, better knives, better screwdrivers, better saws and better corkscrews. But none in one package. I think it would be a good collector niche to collect early multi-use tools. I don't know when the first ones came out, seem to remember in the early 90s. Of course the Swiss Army knives predate those by a long time, but they don't have pliers.

    My fishing pal has a basic aluminum handle Swiss Army knife that's as dull as a hoe. He uses the beer bottle opener even when he's got other options at hand. Ten strokes on a diamond steel will get the blade edge back, but it lasts about as long as an ice cube.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,665 Senior Member
    I have two a Benchmade Osborne 940, and a mini Griptillion. They are awesome, great knives.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,132 Senior Member
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Ken Onion leek Kershaw

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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    I meant to post the one without the serrated edge. I freaking hate serrated edges.
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