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Re: Actual users

Postby anycal » Wed May 23, 2018 11:33 pm

All my knives are users. But, I am a PM2 lifer - I should probably get a tattoo. And even beyond that, a PM2 sized knife in general. I have used a knife of this size for the last 25 years. If I want to try a knife of a different brand, this is what I gravitate towards.

Military. What can I say. It blew my mind when I first got it. Never held anything like it before. The feel, shape, weight, its utility. Love using it. It is a looker too.

The Caly 3 is my take anywhere, any occasion kind of a knife. This category (3") tends to fluctuate the most, seasonal or with new releases. But the Caly is my favorite.

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Re: Actual users

Postby ChrisinHove » Wed May 23, 2018 11:50 pm

Hmmm .... something legal, and something big.

Urban & Military.

It would have to be every available type, though!

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Re: Actual users

Postby farnorthdan » Thu May 24, 2018 1:55 am

I carry/use my SB Manbug daily, honestly use it more than anything, that and my 52100 Military would do me just fine.
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Re: Actual users

Postby Termite Toothpick » Thu May 24, 2018 4:18 am

My Chaparral LW has won out pocket time lately for weekdays at the office and most Sundays as well. But weekend work I still pick up my Para3 and Lil' Native.
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Re: Actual users

Postby Surfingringo » Thu May 24, 2018 4:35 am

I think the Dragonfly and Delica is a great lightweight and inexpensive combo that should cover most any pocket knife needs. You mentioned either the Delica of the Native. I would say base that choice on intended use. The Native is more stout and has a thicker blade with a thicker grind. The Delica is thinner and will perform better at most cutting tasks. I prefer the thinner stock and the Delica handle is much more comfortable to me so it’s an easy call for me.

I think the LW chaparral should be considered too.

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Re: Actual users

Postby ThePeacent » Thu May 24, 2018 4:36 am

I'd be set and happy with my Pacific, Tasman and Aqua Salt

my users are mostly the Salt series

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Re: Actual users

Postby allhatnocattle » Thu May 24, 2018 5:26 am

A para 3 is with me daily. If I just want to carry a bigger folder its Military or Manix 2.
If i’m out camping i’ll bring my Sibert Bushcrafter or an Esee to beat on and a Native LW.

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Re: Actual users

Postby Pelagic » Thu May 24, 2018 5:44 am

I've never owned a knife that I didn't intend to use. I will never own a "safe queen", it's just not who I am. I love my 204p Military as well as my s110v Military. PM2 in cruwear arrives today and that is currently the extent of my collection after selling some knives I didn't "need". I think all of them will see different types of use. When a cruwear Shaman or new intriguing maxamet model comes out (or something in HAP72, s125v, DLC 10v, etc etc...), I will have to make room (possiblly sell the pm2 if somehow I don't like it... But I really don't see that happening), but those models will see use as well.

My thoughts are kind of on par with HarleyXJGuy's lol.
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Re: Actual users

Postby twinboysdad » Thu May 24, 2018 6:06 am

Ladybug Hawkbill for all water and exercise
Dragonfly for my work, biz casual M-F
Delica (but could have picked Endura, PM2, Native) for weekend including chores

I used to add a 4th heavy duty like a Manix or Shaman but truthfully I now believe a small fixed is the only choice for heavy duty now for me

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Re: Actual users

Postby VashHash » Thu May 24, 2018 7:39 am

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This is my current edc. Been carrying this for months. Of course the Spyderhawk is new but I carried the original H1 for years. Out of the 3 the one that gets rotated out is the yo2. The native and spyderhawk are constant in my edc. I usually carry a street beat too for a small fixed blade. Never know if I'll need to do some tougher task or food prep /steak knife. Ulize has seen a lot of pocket time lately as well. It's just such a slim folder with a larger blade and the recurve helps a lot. I wouldn't dwindle my collection /accumulation but everyone has different needs. Sometimes I just feel like carrying a different knife. I cut open a lot of boxes, rope (both natural and synthetic), nylon lifting straps and webbing, even Kevlar webbing on occasion. The native is my beater/loaner. Yo2 is general utility and the Spyderhawk is general utility /larger rope /nylon cutting task.

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Re: Actual users

Postby mrtodd777 » Thu May 24, 2018 7:48 am

I own around 40 spydies and if I really had to choose the ones I find myself actually using the most, it would be my Air, My PacSalt SE, and my Sprig. That is all I would ever need. Variety, however, is the spice of life so I love carrying different stuff daily.

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Re: Actual users

Postby MichaelScott » Thu May 24, 2018 8:02 am

Militaries, Native 5 and Dragonflies have come up frequently. I’m using smaller knives these days. I may get one more Spyderco but I am going to wait until I get to SFO this summer and handle every one of interest to me. Nothing like having a knife in hand to make a decision on it. And a visit to SFO is always a highlight of the day.
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Re: Actual users

Postby Lancerpt » Thu May 24, 2018 8:08 am

Chaparral FRN, Native 5 (S35), and PM2.

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Re: Actual users

Postby Eli Chaps » Thu May 24, 2018 8:12 am

Chaparral LW and a Manix 2 LW. Substitute a Dragonfly for the Chap if you want. That covers you from easy to carry and highly functional EDC to more robust tasks. Even though I don't carry any of my M2LW's nearly as much as my Chap LW, a M2LW would be the last folding knife you got away from me. It is superb.

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Re: Actual users

Postby dj moonbat » Thu May 24, 2018 8:14 am

Pelagic wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:44 am
I've never owned a knife that I didn't intend to use. I will never own a "safe queen", it's just not who I am. I love my 204p Military as well as my s110v Military. PM2 in cruwear arrives today and that is currently the extent of my collection after selling some knives I didn't "need". I think all of them will see different types of use. When a cruwear Shaman or new intriguing maxamet model comes out (or something in HAP72, s125v, DLC 10v, etc etc...), I will have to make room (possiblly sell the pm2 if somehow I don't like it... But I really don't see that happening), but those models will see use as well.

My thoughts are kind of on par with HarleyXJGuy's lol.
Yeah, my "collection" is a bunch of knives locked in a ruthless Darwinian struggle for pocket time.

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Re: Actual users

Postby steelcity16 » Thu May 24, 2018 8:20 am

Like a lot of other folks here my most carried knives are my Dragonflys and Natives. They are my favorite EDC knives and they would be my choice if I could only have 2. I whip out my PM2s and Manix for larger tasks, and my new Spyderhawk is seeing a lot of yardwork use. I've sold all of my Militaries as I haven't really had a need for a knife that big. If I still lived up north and was constantly outside in cold weather with thick gloves on a Military would be what i'd carry in that situation though.
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Re: Actual users

Postby wrdwrght » Thu May 24, 2018 8:34 am

All my users narrowed down to play this game on this particular day?

Start with the easily-maintained PM2. What can it not do?

Avoid rust in saltwater. Conform to many carry laws.

So, I'd augment it with my SE Pacific Salt and my new K390 Urban.
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Re: Actual users

Postby MichaelScott » Thu May 24, 2018 8:51 am

dj moonbat wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 8:14 am
Yeah, my "collection" is a bunch of knives locked in a ruthless Darwinian struggle for pocket time.
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Re: Actual users

Postby Jefft51 » Thu May 24, 2018 9:32 am

I try to carry a different knife each day just so I get time using each one unless there is a specific task I know I will need one for. If I were to pick 4 they would be:
Manbug (hap40) - It's my keychain and the one I carry every day
Spyderhawk - The brush in my backyard doesn't stand a chance! My scariest looking knife too.
PM2 (red m390) - When a little knife won't do. A good one for camping
Li'l Lum (nishijin) - My "Gentleman's" knife for mixed company (knife and non knife people) Also looks cool - shiney.

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Re: Actual users

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu May 24, 2018 9:50 am

I've already done some degree of downsizing of my collection just to move the ones that didn't see pocket time. For me, the best appreciation of a knife occurs during the act of cutting. that's when the combination of edge and ergonomics makes the task a joy to complete.

My latest spyderco, the CQI advocate, has seen a ton of use. Whether that's slicing up a mountain of cardboard or remodeling work around the house, every time I use it for a tough job it shines and I love it that much more.

Definitely hankering for a M4 DLC shaman. I'd be able to throw that at pretty much any task, anywhere.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
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