Workin' in the yard knife...

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Postby tr4022 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:21 pm

akaAK wrote:IMHO there is only one knife you should be looking at. The CE Millie. I have used mine in the yard for years and it has dealt with anything asked of it. The partial serration is big enough to deal with climbing vines, twine, weed whacker line, etc. with a good size plain edge (the same edge length as the Native 5). Carries light, can be cleaned out easily relatively good corrosion resistance.

I very rarely dig into soil with knives as the sand,dirt and rock in my area will kill a blade quickly.
Great suggestion, akaAK. I don't own a millie, and that would be a great reason to purchase one. Maybe next month, though. I've already blown through my knife budget for January!! :eek:

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Postby Evil D » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:52 pm

chuck_roxas45 wrote:Don't blame the knife, blame the technique.

[video=youtube;Kgsp1r0sE60]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgsp1r0sE60[/video]
That's basically how i made my cuts, but on larger branches sometimes you have to make several cuts around the branch to get through it without it splitting from the weight of the branch. As for hardwoods, you can still use the whittling style cuts and get through just about anything, it just takes more cuts. I have no doubt i couldn't whittle my way through a branch as big as my arm with a Military if i wanted to.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:27 pm

Evil D wrote:That's basically how i made my cuts, but on larger branches sometimes you have to make several cuts around the branch to get through it without it splitting from the weight of the branch. As for hardwoods, you can still use the whittling style cuts and get through just about anything, it just takes more cuts. I have no doubt i couldn't whittle my way through a branch as big as my arm with a Military if i wanted to.
Yup, I've done 1 1/2" branches with my millie when I still had a mango farm. I'm sure with time you can go through bigger branches as you say.

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Postby Bob2swpa » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:58 pm

Manix2, but it only does secondary work I use bigger tools for yard work (23acres). My Manix2 serves quite well.
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Postby Zenith » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:50 am

A Machete, will be able to do everything and they are cheap.
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Postby akaAK » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:55 am

"Maybe next month, though. I've already blown through my knife budget for January!!"

I would laugh if I didn't feel your pain on this. If only we didn't have to balance wants and budgets.

Not sure how big your yard is, I would consider the machete as well but I live in the suburbs and while my yard is big enough, its tough to justify carrying a machete around. I only bring it out for specific tasks. Thats why I like the millie so much, it disapears in the pocket while handling everything I would need a knife for in the yard.

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Postby crankitup » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:18 am

I use my first ever spyderco, endura SE. It was the knife that got me into my addiction. At first I felt bad beating it, opening bags of mulch, slicing plastic planters, cutting roots etc. but now, I feel good for it because it is being used! I have too many safe queens.

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Postby tr4022 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 pm

akaAK wrote:"Maybe next month, though. I've already blown through my knife budget for January!!"

I would laugh if I didn't feel your pain on this. If only we didn't have to balance wants and budgets.

Not sure how big your yard is, I would consider the machete as well but I live in the suburbs and while my yard is big enough, its tough to justify carrying a machete around. I only bring it out for specific tasks. Thats why I like the millie so much, it disapears in the pocket while handling everything I would need a knife for in the yard.
Same here. 'Burbs. Small yard. But Lord, the vines & dead branches to be bundled.

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Postby tr4022 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 pm

crankitup wrote:I use my first ever spyderco, endura SE. It was the knife that got me into my addiction. At first I felt bad beating it, opening bags of mulch, slicing plastic planters, cutting roots etc. but now, I feel good for it because it is being used! I have too many safe queens.
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Postby Pharmagator » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:25 am

IMHO... The TOAD...
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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby Thomasjoseph » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:19 am

I wonder how anyone can be so used to with knife usage. As I have been very worried about using knife ever since I was about 5 years old.

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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby Zarrox » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Has anyone tried a waterway for yard work?

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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby redhawk44357 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:41 pm

When in the yard I carry an old rescue SE with molded clip. The finish has already gone bye bye from the blade.

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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby James Y » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:03 pm

I've used various knives for yard work:

Tasman Salt SE
Pacific Salt SE
Standard PE Military

Some non-Spyderco:
CRK large regular Sebenza
CRK large Sebenza (Insingo version).

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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby Jazz » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:35 am

Thomasjoseph wrote:
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:19 am
I wonder how anyone can be so used to with knife usage. As I have been very worried about using knife ever since I was about 5 years old.

Once you cut yourself, you learn quick. Just do it with care.
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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:33 am

Caribbean, Pac Salt or Dyad.

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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby Evil D » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:28 am

I was just using my Caribbean yesterday on some saplings. (also holy necrothread).
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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:39 am

Orange H1 SE Spyderhawk sprint is always with me outside. Most times I double up and carry an H1 SE Pac Salt as well.
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Postby Sjucaveman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:46 am

Byrd cara cara 2 rescue
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Re: Workin' in the yard knife...

Postby FK » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:37 pm

I like the Spyderhawk,,, a few of the special sprint rerun in orange are still available at dealers.

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