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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby BLUETYPEII » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:48 pm

I work ina warehouse too, I use a Cara Cara 2 and a Ladybug around the sheeple in the store front. Cara Cara 2 deploys well with gloves, I think an Endura would be a little better because of the edge retention. I’m sharpening this Byrd at least once a week. It gets sharp so fast though 10 or 20 passes on the wet stone and you could shave with it.
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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby ASmitty » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:59 pm

Pacific Salt SE would be my choice in that environment. Salt 2 SE if you're worried the size of the Pacific would raise eyebrows.

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby BLUETYPEII » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:00 pm

Cao87 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:00 am
Also was wondering if you know of any pouches that fits
A knife an pen and sharpie that also has outside carry
I finally broke down and made one out of leather because l couldn’t find the right one for me. This way you can customize it to hold what you want and how you want.
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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Crux » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:03 pm

The Para 3.
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Cao87 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:55 am

Should I get the g10 or the lw version because I tend to drop things
Regularly and am worried about the lw having no liners and breaking
But the g10 is heavier which one is tougher ?

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:10 am

Regardless of which you get, the handle scales won't break. LW has continuously been recommended. Many of the guys here that use their knives pretty hard for camping/outdoor work use LW models, plus as a warehouse type of knife it's also a much cheaper price point and easier to get in and out off your pocket than G10.
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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:14 am

Cao87 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:55 am
Should I get the g10 or the lw version because I tend to drop things
Regularly and am worried about the lw having no liners and breaking
But the g10 is heavier which one is tougher ?
Linered will no doubt be tougher but whether or not it's necessary is the question. I don't think dropping it will break it, I'd be more concerned about damaging the blade and tip if dropping it is a real concern.
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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:21 am

I agree with David. If you really are that clumsy and worried about dropping it...though not nearly as much fun or ergonomic as any of these Spyderco knives...do you think a standard, retractable box cutter might be best?
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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Cao87 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:29 am

Since I use it all the time it make sense to have a regular knife
Then having to replace the blades

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Vivi » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:44 am

I'd try to learn not to drop your knife if you plan to spend $100+ on one. Or try a lanyard attached to your wrist maybe?

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Marulaghost » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am

Cao87 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:29 am
Since I use it all the time it make sense to have a regular knife
Then having to replace the blades
I have a folding box cutter from husky with a quick release button that's all steel construction. Opens and closes smoothly.
If you weren't this route I'd say bring a stash of replacement blades with you.
It would be a quick, cheap, and relatively hassle free

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Cao87 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:33 am

I think with having a bigger handle I might not drop it as much because
I have a Delica and I dropped it more because it is a small for me and
I have a lanyard on it and having a better grip

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:51 am

If dropping it is a concern and you don't have a big need for stabbing/penetration (such as cutting holes into the sides of boxes) you might want to consider a sheepsfoot. That style of tip will at least minimise damage if you drop it. Otherwise I doubt that you'll easily break the tip off something like the Pacific. Maybe a very small chip but nothing that can't be sharpened out.
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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Cao87 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:57 am

I know I probably asked this how easy or hard is the manix 2 to open with gloves

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby spyderg » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:13 pm

The Manix2 is super easy to operate with or without gloves. Tbh the first few times you try it, it’s going to seem hard. After a couple of days the spring breaks in a little but more importantly you get used to the action and it’s easy. If it really concerns you, they put out some backlock Manix 2’s not long ago that can still be found.
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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Tims » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:16 pm

Cao 87, what exactly are you doing with the knife, in the warehouse. What situation are you in that has you dropping it so much?
If you’re in a fast paced, repetitive environment that requires lots of knife use maybe a fixed blade with a drop in sheath/ scabbard might be the go. Like a butcher would wear.
Or a quicker/easier access retention system for your folder. I know if I had to quickly, repeatedly clip a knife to my pocket all day I’d be dropping it too. You could rig up a magnetic clip system for securing the knife outside your pocket. Get hold of some some small, strong neo magnets and set them into the knife handle. Frn would be perfect for this. Keep a small piece of steel or more neatly arranged magnets in your pocket and have a quick snap on/off system for using your knife.
Velcro would work too. A patch of the outside of your pants and a piece on the knife. The sound would get annoying though.

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Cao87 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:38 pm

Ok I work a floral warehouse where they ship flowers to the US and Canada. Anyways product
Comes in from growers on skids usally with shrink wrap on and sort the boxes on skids to go to
The different flower shops/grocery stores. I wear gloves because it is easy on my hands to carry
Boxes. And I have a pouch where I put the knife,pen for signing invoices and a marker for sometimes
Relabeling boxes. So I use the knife for cutting shrink wrap, sometimes strapping and cardboard.
I don’t think I am allowed a fixed blade where I work.

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Cao87 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:48 pm

I think the manix 2 is going to be to big for me

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:58 pm

I'd go with a Salt 2 serrated myself. Small but not tiny, enlarged thumb hole will be easy to open one handed, and one of the beefier linerless FRN handles. H1 is also rust proof so working around plants/soil you won't need to worry about rust, and serrations will cut shrink wrap like nothing. It'll also work great for pallet straps and rope/twine etc. The tip is thicker and stronger so it shouldn't take a lot of damage from dropping it.

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Re: Warehouse knife

Postby Cao87 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:12 pm

I forgot to mention the product comes in boxes and then sorted on to skids


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