Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:54 pm

I always carry a traditional in addition to a modern. Don't need to but whatever. They're usually slicier.
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby Cambertree » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:52 pm

Depending on what I’m doing, these are some of my favourites.

- A straight edged traditional slip joint like a Sheffield made Lambsfoot knife or a GEC of some kind.

- a SAK like a Soldier, Pioneer, Huntsman or Classic.

- a SE blade like my UKPK drop point in Gin-1, Pac Salt, Tasman or H1 Dragonfly.

- a discreet, smaller Spydie like the AEB-L or K390 Urban, or one of my Dragonflies.

- if I’m out bush then a fixed blade like my BK9, Enzo Trapper, Bradley Bowie, Waterway etc.

- if I’m cooking then a nice handforged Japanese chef knife, lol. :D

Deciding on useful qualities to pair up in terms of size, bladesteels, bladeshapes and PE/SE is always a fun exercise.

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:15 am

my companion blade right now is my modified lil native. but will be buying an urban and dragonfly as well as a sprint or two of the lil natives.
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby prndltech » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:54 pm

I always. ALWAYS have a SAK classic on me. I’d almost call that my main carry and everything else is a companion to it. I use it, and all the tools on it more than any other dedicated folder.
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:39 pm

it’s no surprise that there are so many pacific salt se responses here. it’s lightweight, gives you the option of serrations if you need them, is a solid second blade for pretty much any task, works well for emergency response, it’s thin, it’s got a very useful length, it has contoured scales, etc. the pacific salt is the mary poppins of backup blades... practically perfect in every way.

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:07 am

ladybug93 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:39 pm
it’s no surprise that there are so many pacific salt se responses here. it’s lightweight, gives you the option of serrations if you need them, is a solid second blade for pretty much any task, works well for emergency response, it’s thin, it’s got a very useful length, it has contoured scales, etc. the pacific salt is the mary poppins of backup blades... practically perfect in every way.

I already responded in this thread (that I almost never carry a second folder if you don´t count the blades on my LM Micra or Juice or Rebar), but I have to join the praise for the Pac Salt (SE)! Got one (ok, TWO... :o ) based on Vivis recommendations, and I am more than happy I did...

Now, if I´d be the type of guy who carried a longer, main PE blade (like the Endura PE) PLUS a secondary SE blade, I´d most likely think about getting the Delica sized Salt 1 or Salt 2 for that (but as said, I personally just like to carry ONE larger folder, and since I got Endela SE and Pac Salt sE that one is a serrated one lets say 80 % of the time...)
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby Bloke » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:23 am

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:07 am
I´d most likely think about getting
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:28 am

Bloke wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:23 am
Wartstein wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:07 am
I´d most likely think about getting
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby standy99 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:24 am

Find a Delica is never far away, down stairs on the shelf, car, draw at work, bag I take to work, bag I use at work, tackle box.
They seem to pop up as a spare or the knife if I don’t have one on me, which is rare.
So basically a companion/back up knife.
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby JD Spydo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:19 am

prndltech wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:54 pm
I always. ALWAYS have a SAK classic on me. I’d almost call that my main carry and everything else is a companion to it. I use it, and all the tools on it more than any other dedicated folder.
If a guy wants to use a Swiss Army Knife, Buck 110, Multi-tool, or even some small folder as their companion blade then it's all good as far as I'm concerned. However I think that most people that try one of Spyderco's finest ( SE or CE) they rarely choose anything else I've discovered. But we all have a quite different daily tool needs but I've never yet met anyone who has no tool needs at all.

My personal daily regimen is not similar to that of most of the people I know in everyday life. But I've proven to just about all my personal friends at work, church and other activities that virtually everyone should carry a basic EDC pocket knife>> and what's funny is that the people I know that won't carry an EDC always want to borrow mine all the time :confused: :rolleyes: go figure :rolleyes:

But for those of us who chose to live in reality and to address our tool needs you might at least want to look at a multi-bladed tool like a Swiss Army Knife or even a small multi-tool.

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby prndltech » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:30 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:19 am
prndltech wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:54 pm
I always. ALWAYS have a SAK classic on me. I’d almost call that my main carry and everything else is a companion to it. I use it, and all the tools on it more than any other dedicated folder.
If a guy wants to use a Swiss Army Knife, Buck 110, Multi-tool, or even some small folder as their companion blade then it's all good as far as I'm concerned. However I think that most people that try one of Spyderco's finest ( SE or CE) they rarely choose anything else I've discovered. But we all have a quite different daily tool needs but I've never yet met anyone who has no tool needs at all.

My personal daily regimen is not similar to that of most of the people I know in everyday life. But I've proven to just about all my personal friends at work, church and other activities that virtually everyone should carry a basic EDC pocket knife>> and what's funny is that the people I know that won't carry an EDC always want to borrow mine all the time :confused: :rolleyes: go figure :rolleyes:

But for those of us who chose to live in reality and to address our tool needs you might at least want to look at a multi-bladed tool like a Swiss Army Knife or even a small multi-tool.
Even the most sheeple of folk don’t bat an eye at a small SAK, or multi-tool. So it is nice to have in town, that little blade can open blister packs and bags of charcoal just fine!

But I’m also typing this with a Military in my pocket as well, so... there’s that!
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws. - Andrew Jackson

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:16 am

My favorite secondary has to be the Hawkbill Dfly 2 Salt. It's perfect, and I need one back in my collection....
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:30 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:19 am
prndltech wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:54 pm
I always. ALWAYS have a SAK classic on me. I’d almost call that my main carry and everything else is a companion to it. I use it, and all the tools on it more than any other dedicated folder.
If a guy wants to use a Swiss Army Knife, Buck 110, Multi-tool, or even some small folder as their companion blade then it's all good as far as I'm concerned. However I think that most people that try one of Spyderco's finest ( SE or CE) they rarely choose anything else I've discovered. But we all have a quite different daily tool needs but I've never yet met anyone who has no tool needs at all.

My personal daily regimen is not similar to that of most of the people I know in everyday life. But I've proven to just about all my personal friends at work, church and other activities that virtually everyone should carry a basic EDC pocket knife>> and what's funny is that the people I know that won't carry an EDC always want to borrow mine all the time :confused: :rolleyes: go figure :rolleyes:

But for those of us who chose to live in reality and to address our tool needs you might at least want to look at a multi-bladed tool like a Swiss Army Knife or even a small multi-tool.

I think what you´re reffering to, is a "companion" blade in the sense of YOUR (only) "companion" (-knife).
The OP meant a "companion blade" additionally to your "main" blade, right?!

Regardless, I ALWAYS carry a (larger) Spyderco and many times a (smaller) multitool. Can´t remember the last time when I actually used the BLADE of the multitool. I mean, I am almost constantly LOOKING for cutting tasks of any kind I could perform with the Spydie in my pocket and use it for really everything that´s more or less a knife-task... ;)
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:08 am

All set for today!

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Currently have 18 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:10 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:08 am
All set for today!


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What if you happen to need pliers?! :eek: ... :p
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:20 am

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:10 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:08 am
All set for today!


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What if you happen to need pliers?! :eek: ... :p
Guess I'll have to use my hands! Or call a maintenance guy haha.
Currently have 18 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby elena86 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:27 am

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:16 am
My favorite secondary has to be the Hawkbill Dfly 2 Salt. It's perfect, and I need one back in my collection....

^^^ That .... word by word
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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby JD Spydo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:58 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:08 am
All set for today!


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Now that's the kind of attitude I'm looking for :cool: That is what I'm trying to communicate. This is a guy who takes his tools seriously ;)

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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 am

This was my combo up in the mountains this weekend. The Delica is a great companion blade. If they come out with a Cruwear Dragonfly it will probably rotate with the Delica.


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Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

Postby FK » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:22 pm

For many years mine was a Delica in ZDP-189,, I have been considering another design with FFG SE in the future.
The Delica is very comfortable in upper front shirt pocket.

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