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Postby Knivesinedc » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:17 pm

I LOVE Spyderco and I usually dont want to spend my money on anything else.........................BUT! I do like Kershaw blades. Great value, Great customer service, Good quality (higher end models at least). I actually like Kershaw's warranty and sharpening better than Spyderco. But of course, you cant beat Spyderco quality.
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Postby RanCoWeAla » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:52 pm

Case XX and I always carry a Canoe, Drop point Russlock, Sway back jack or 087 in my lfp

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Postby NoFair » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:36 pm

Fiddleback forge custom fixed blades. Not much else when it comes to knives. Folders are Spyderco only

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Postby Clip » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:09 pm

I've got a few Spydercos compared to some members here, but also enjoy my set of lefty-specific Sebenzas, Strider SnGs and SJ, and the RAT/ESEEs. However, I'll freely admit that my Spydercos can out-cut all my other knives, usually at less than 25% of the cost :)
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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:20 pm

Leatherman is the only other production tool that has a knife that I carry. Surge with a 24pc bit kit and extra saw blades. Everyday.
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Postby Monocrom » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:42 am

Besides Spyderco, mainly Victorinox. Used to be a fan of Emerson's production folders but the quality is back to what it was in the early days. (And that's not a compliment.) Might pick up a Zero Tolerance model down the road. For small fixed-blades made from old, worn out, files; I like ANZA. (How's that for recycling?)
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Postby JBE » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:20 am

Besides Spyderco, I really only like Victorinox though I have been eyeballing a ZT 566 lately.
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Postby Jeremy_A_Neel » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:40 pm

Spyderco seems to have everyone beat as far as sharpness and edge geometry go, but I really like the ZT 0300BW I got about a month and a half ago.
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Postby eric m. » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:22 pm

JBE wrote:Besides Spyderco, I really only like Victorinox though I have been eyeballing a ZT 566 lately.
I love mine! At first I had to remove the assist spring to open with the stud, but then I put it back in and just broke it in! It took a while, but now it's a wonderfully sized dual-opening knife for EDC! I've been diversifying lately! My top 3 are spyderco, ZT, and Chris Reeve Knives!

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Postby tlo14290 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:23 pm

Kershaw. Until I met the Spyder, their Avalanche was my all time favorite EDC. The S30V Blur is also nice, and reasonably priced. Now I carry a PM2, and me heart has been stolen away!

My Manix 2 does find its way into that pocket now and again...

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Postby brandonreed2008 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:10 pm

I like ZT, have a 0350 tiger stripe showing up any day now!!
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Postby Spydersense » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:51 pm

In post #27 I stated that I own a Benchmade 300-1. Since spending more time with my Domino, I don't really see the point in owning the BM any more. I might end up trading it off on BF. It's sort of bittersweet since I want BM to be there for me due to their location being close to mine. I'm so conflicted. :rolleyes:
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Postby SkullBouncer » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:29 pm

USN Aircrew training in 1st enlistment, 1981 equipped us with Kabar, military combat / survival black blade and handle w/ sheath. Blade was maybe 9". BaliSong 10" 440V w/ brass liners were common, I owned a number of these.
The upper end military FB Gerbers I like, and then the Leatherman Wave I currently EDC is one of the most solidly built, copiously equipped and hefty Leathermans I've yet come across. Hole opening exterior PE and SE blades w/ liner-lock; holes pin- lock when handles are separated and interior opened.

Besides buying a small FB Case which when I was 12 or so that I was very proud of; I have to throw in my original Boy Scouts knife (Imperial).
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I am absolutely addicted to Spyderco, though; particularly the numerous Chinook I and II lines I own -- but I wouldn't consider it as straying from the fold per se when I go look at supplementation to include certain ZTs & FB Randalls. SFO will be involved in the latter. :D



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Postby Blerv » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:09 pm

Just picked up an Al Mar mini S.E.R.E. 2000 which I really like. Definitely going to buy some other AM Knives :) .
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Postby eric m. » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:17 am

Been picking up some Victorinox Swiss Army knives in the off color schemes(other than red). Big fan of Victorinox! :)

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Postby muckypops » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:17 am

I am loving the couple of Benchmades I have. That Axis lock is so friggin sweet and their blades are just bad-*** looking.
Military, Paramilitary 2 (green, black/black, black/satin, camo/black, camo/satin), Manix 2 XL, Manix 2 Lightweight, Tenacious (black/black, black/satin), Kiwi 3, Endura 4, Delica 4, a few Kershaws, a few Becker Ka-Bars, a couple of Benchmades and a whole rainbow of Rat 1's and 2's. I like carrying the Rats at work. I rotate my other folders on my days off.

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Postby muckypops » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:19 am

eric m. wrote:Been picking up some Victorinox Swiss Army knives in the off color schemes(other than red). Big fan of Victorinox! :)
Me too! Since I got a small Tinker on my key ring I use it all the time. Don't know how I got along without it before.
Military, Paramilitary 2 (green, black/black, black/satin, camo/black, camo/satin), Manix 2 XL, Manix 2 Lightweight, Tenacious (black/black, black/satin), Kiwi 3, Endura 4, Delica 4, a few Kershaws, a few Becker Ka-Bars, a couple of Benchmades and a whole rainbow of Rat 1's and 2's. I like carrying the Rats at work. I rotate my other folders on my days off.


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