Which KNIFE would you choose for EDC?

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Which KNIFE would you choose for EDC?

Postby jackknifeh » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:34 am

I know, old question and one that has been beat to death. I want to add a requirement to the answer if no one minds. The answer is limited to one knife. No "I carry this one when on isle 6 in Wal Mart but whan I'm on isle 10 I carry a different one. Slight exageration but most of use have different knives we carry depending on the days activities. Not to mention that a lot of us carry two or more as standard EDC items.

Of all the Spyderco knives you have used which one would you put in your pocket AS AN EDC KNIFE knowing that every other knife was going to vanish as soon as you put the knife in your pocket (and remove your finger :) ). I'm asking about the EDC knife, not the one you would also need on your tool belt at the construction site or when fighting forest fires.

There are two ways to make this decision. You can make a list of pros and cons, analyze it or just choose the first one that comes to mind. Only one.

Personally, I'm more curious about the knife that comes to your mind first without much thought put into it.

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Postby PatCatMan » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:38 am

Sage 1
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Postby jackknifeh » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:48 am

PatCatMan wrote:Sage 1
Great answer. Quick without much thought, gut reaction.

Nice knife too.


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Postby FroOchie » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:50 am

Paramilitary 2... it's my Goldie Locks approved, just right.
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Postby mley1 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:59 am

Millie, especially the cf ones. They are very light weight, have a large blade that is flat ground and a good slicer, with ergos that fit my hands exceptionally well. I have one in my pocket most days.
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Postby kbuzbee » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:05 am

GB, although if Sal would make it, I'd switch to a SB Stretch. (of course you get to change when a NEW one comes out! ;) )
jackknifeh wrote:.... and remove your finger
Do I have too? That sounds painful. I'd prefer to just put the knife in my pocket and leave my fingers attached to my hand, if that's okay? ;)

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Postby The Deacon » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:09 am

Microtech Combat Troodon
kbuzbee wrote:
jackknifeh wrote:...and remove your finger
Do I have too? That sounds painful. I'd prefer to just put the knife in my pocket and leave my fingers attached to my hand, if that's okay? ;)

Ken
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Postby jackknifeh » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:14 am

kbuzbee wrote:GB, although if Sal would make it, I'd switch to a SB Stretch. (of course you get to change when a NEW one comes out! ;) )



Do I have too? That sounds painful. I'd prefer to just put the knife in my pocket and leave my fingers attached to my hand, if that's okay? ;)

Ken
Yep, new knives are the exception. Who knows, the new one may replace the current EDC only choice. :)


Remove finger. I reread that and laughed. :D I think everyone should know I was referring to the rule about a chess move not being final until you remove your finger (FROM THE CHESS PIECE). :)

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Postby sharpguitarist » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:26 am

Hey jack,
For me, hands down, my black on black para 1.
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Postby jackthedog » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:53 am

Tough question, probably Sage 2.

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Postby KardinalSyn » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:05 am

That's an easy one Chief.

M390 Mille as the primary EDC blade. Been in my pocket ever since I got it. Been a couple of months now.

Dragonfly Salt.
My secondary blade. Small and versatile. Very sheeple friendly.

Till something else pushes these aside, I will stick with them.
:spyder: Centofante3 (C66PBK3), ParaMilitary2 (C81GPCMO), Endura4 (C10P), GrassHopper (C138P), Military (C36GPCMO), Perrin PPT (C135GP), Squeak (C154PBK), Dragonfly 2 Salt (C28PYL2), Military M390 CF (C36CFM390P), R (C67GF), ParaMilitary2 CTS-XHP (C81GPOR2), Tuff (C151GTIP), Ladybug & Perrin Street Bowie (FB04PBB)being the newest.

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Postby kbuzbee » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:15 am

jackknifeh wrote: I think everyone should know I was referring to the rule about a chess move not being final until you remove your finger (FROM THE CHESS PIECE). :)
I knew, it just struck me as funny ;)

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Postby Infinite Zero » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:17 am

Caly 3.5 g10/vg-10

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Postby kbuzbee » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:22 am

The Deacon wrote:Microtech Combat Troodon
Really? Not a Stretch? I was kinda surprised by that one, Paul.... Hmmmm

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Postby Evil D » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:36 am

If i were in some kind of hell where i was only allowed to own and carry one knife, it would probably be a Para 2 of some variant, even though i haven't carried mine in months. If legality wasn't an issue it might even be a Military. Lately i haven't put down my Vallotton. The ergos on this knife fit my hand better than any other Spyderco i've picked up. It's one of the only knives i've ever handled that feels good in both a saber grip and a full grip without having the ramp behind the front choil poking into one of your fingers somewhere. It's also one of the first knives i've had that i didn't miss the 50/50 choil on. I really wish this knife could be brought out in a more inexpensive version so the masses could enjoy it.
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Postby The Deacon » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:27 am

kbuzbee wrote:Really? Not a Stretch? I was kinda surprised by that one, Paul.... Hmmmm

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Ridiculous questions demand absurd answers. ;) :D Plus, I was playing with my CT at the time. Definitely the ultimate second childhood version of a jack-in-the-box. :p
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Postby Brock O Lee » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:00 am

Its a tough call between the M390 Millie or blue PM2. The Para wins because is more people friendly.
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Postby jackburton9807 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:22 am

SG Delica 4.

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Postby DRKBC » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:38 am

Native 5 but it would be a hard decision. Ergos are great, good for most of the tasks I do and you can carry it most places. I would have a hard time giving up my Lum Tanto.

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Postby Blerv » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:44 am

Probably a Stretch FRN. I haven't held one but would probably be keen on something like a Manix2 Lightweight in a snobby steel.
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