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The best pocket knife ever

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:23 am

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The Urban Light Weight, in this case K390, is the best overall pocket knife ever. It carries light and easy. It is easy to live with and use everyday. It can be opened with one hand. It has superb steel. It slices like a surgical laser. What more could be asked?

I hope we see more Urban versions, but I also hope they fix the issues that cropped up last time.
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby JustinB » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:36 am

I'm gonna whole heartedly agree with you on this one :D The Urban k390 is such a great, world legal EDC or backup blade, and I would love to see some more colour and steel options the future!

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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:55 am

Eh, we'll have to agree to disagree, I prefer the Baby Horn as a pocket knife. The only advantage a slippie has, is legality in some places.

I don't pay attention to knife laws to begin with, so legality is a moot point for me. Same with guns, I carry one regardless of location or restrictions and everyone around me is safer for it.
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Really though, the only slippies I'm interested in are a UKPK Salt(G10) and the PITS. I have had two of the latter, but they always seem to find a way out.

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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 am

It’s a great knife but for me the handle is a little off and it’s too pricey for me to keep and risk the self destructing pivot some have experienced. With the aeb-l f&f issues, surely manufacturing of these should pass to from Maniago to Golden.....

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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:53 am

The greatest pocketknife ever is the Maxamet Military. Sadly it hasn’t been made yet. :)
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby Rinzler » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:04 am

A neutered knife is the best knife? No way. Today I won't even consider buying pocket knives without a lock because they'd never end up in my pocket.

The best knife is something gets used.

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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby Nate » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:30 am

Tough crowd, but the Urban is definitely up there for me. Have 3 of them.

The Maniago f&f issues may be a touch overblown. The spinning pivot can happen with the frn UKPK. I've had excessive loctite on knives from several factories. Grit/gunk in the pivot impeding normal function can be from manufacturing debris or from normal carry/use.

My main gripe is that the tip of my AEB-L Urban does sit unusually high compared to my other examples. Based on other complaints it seems to be widespread if not typical of the whole run. Should be a fairly easy fix, but it makes me want to buy multiple for gifts, etc as I originally intended.
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby Pancake » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:40 am

Is the one that you have in your pocket.
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby wrdwrght » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:08 am

The case you make is compelling, but for the Achilles’ heel that is common to all of Maniago’s unlined FRN.
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby TomAiello » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:33 am

Definitely the best choice if you need to meet legal requirements. I love the K390 Urban.

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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby Gamecock » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:04 am

Rinzler wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:04 am
A neutered knife is the best knife? No way. Today I won't even consider buying pocket knives without a lock because they'd never end up in my pocket.

The best knife is something gets used.
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:49 am

If the UKpk came in K390, I'd say it's a strong contender for that title....
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:11 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:49 am
If the UKpk came in K390, I'd say it's a strong contender for that title....
STRONGLY agree!! If the same quality as the HH exclusive. I have to say I strongly prefer that knife to any other slippie I've had, including a couple Urbans.
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby twinboysdad » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:11 pm

Dragonfly for me.

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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby jdw » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:15 pm

Pancake wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:40 am
Is the one that you have in your pocket.

So very true. Fortunately for me that's usually either a 52100 Millie or a GB1, but I don't have to worry about restrictive knife laws.
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby Bloke » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:33 pm

Best and handiest small pocket knife on earth, the universe and maybe even the cosmos ... Ladybug SE, HB. ;) :)
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby SkullBouncer » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:30 pm

C63 Chinooks 1 and 2: Take your pick:
-- Model (1) VG10 test pieces, 3 of 23; two CPM 440V production pieces, PE and CE
-- Model (2) CPM S30V, two production pieces, PE and CE

All crafted in Golden, Colorado. Except for EDC rotation, all NIB and 'a pleasin' me. :)




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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:42 pm

Here's my pick Image
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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby cabfrank » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:43 pm

This was definitely not going to go down without controversy. I've never had one, never even held one, but it looks like a great pocket knife. Can I still disagree? 😝

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Re: The best pocket knife ever

Postby dsvirsky » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:57 pm

I don't know that it's the best, but the combination of K390 and linerless FRN certainly makes it a winner.


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