Can anyone recommend a good edc knife? I'm looking for a small fixed blade for general use. Preferably one with a 3 inch blade and a leather sheath. I don't really like to carry a folder in my pocket on a clip because I'm constantly putting things in and out of my pockets. Price isn't really an issue. Any other preferences would be that the steel it's made from would hold its edge fairly well, so I don't have to be constantly sharpening it.
On another note, I'm thinking about getting into widdling, do I just get a set made for it or should I just get a cheap beater to learn on?
These both seem like good choices, thanks. Is there any real cons I can think of with carrying a fixed blade? This would be the first that I'd carry everyday.
I'm personally looking for something versatile, I don't really want it for defence (Canada), but I don't really want a pocket knife. I just want something for opening boxes or fighting off dogs if need be.
>Is there any real cons I can think of with carrying a fixed blade?
The only con is it's twice as long as a folder. But since you're not wanting pocket carry, this is not an issue.
Anyone know where I can find and buy a Boker Magnum Outdoor Cuisine II at? Would prefer one with a black handle but all is good, even buy one from someone on here.
autists on /out/ who think a $15 skandi grind knife is the be all end all of survival tools and spending more is just a waste of money
autists on /out/ who can't appreciate the pros of a $15 skandi ground knife that punches well above it's weight class and can't conceal the asshurt when a good sharpening stone and a mora/opinel provides a sharper, more durable knife than whatever l33t oper8or knifu they've invested a lot of dollarydoos and personal identity into.
IE the battle of the meme knives.
Anyway, victorinox masterrace. Workchamp is best champ
I just ordered this, should be here this week
I really like the looks of it
What do you guys do to stop the rusting on your knives? My nice little vicinox has been rusting up since I sharpened it, pic related. Also can somone give me a rough estimate on how old it is?
Whats the practicality of edc a Short KA-BAR USMC in Canada.
Canada law does not restrict the size of a knife you can carry however carying a weapon is prohibited. So it has to be justifiable as a tool
I carry a Charles May knife as my EDC. Great craftsmanship, Had to wait 2 years for this one, did not have to pay a dime until the knife was done. Good holster. Made to my specification in every way. Steel I had done in D2, had orange and black g10 grips with black liners, mosaic pins, jimping for a thumb grip, done perfectly has good bit with out being too aggressive. I have only sharpened it once in two years and have skinned 5 deer with it as well as opened thousands of boxes and misc cutwork daily.
depends on where you are
if youre rural you can probably just open carry it on your belt. if youre urban you might want to conceal it
if a cop has to ask you about your knife you're probably doing something wrong anyway, but the standard response is
>this is the knife that fits my needs
practicality is limited for fixed blades IMO. unless you can carry it comfortable in a shoulder holster you might be better off with a robust folder that will fit in a pocket. folders with the wave feature will draw just as quickly as a fixed blade.
Your only bet now is to keep checking ebay and/or find some knife forum(s) that has a wanted section and sign up there.
Yep, it sucks wanting something that's not made anymore. I've been looking for a none rape priced Ontario Bagwell Hell's Belle for over 3 years.
ugly machining lines?
confused as to why you didn't have him polish or satin it?
you basically waited two years for some dude to cnc you a knife? where the fuck is the handiwork there?
Bark River has some pretty nice little EDC blades.
Sadly I'm in CA so I can't carry one.
Design, like pocket knifes and it was in this really great Japanese film recently called the world of Kanako.
I think I saw a French and Russian site that has seem for 22plusish euro/pound and whatever Russia uses, but haven't gone on a computer too translate and see if they ship too the use or are even reliable. Also can't find a black handle one but that's fine.
If you REALLY want it that bad, you could pay a knifemaker to regrind the widely available Outdoor Cuisine III model to match the blade shape of the II, and maybe swap out the handles to a darker material.
You'd have to live with the slot in the blade and it'll cost more than the knife itself if you don't DIY it, but you'll have your knife.
Idk, generally use a flip knife, or this boss boss like knife(best I could find) but 2 years ago switchblades where made legal but haven't bought one yet.
Thanks for the advice, pretty good idea, but I found two places too get them from, one most likely won't ship too the U.S. Because it's a in German eBay page and the other is some backpackers something camp supply website but have too have a medium price in cart amount too order so I'm probably gonna tell my friend that camps weekly too get some stuff off there and throw in that knife in his order and pay him back for the knife etc.
How much did I cuck up with my first knife? Spyderco Endura 4.
> tfw already ruststains on the blade
Every knofe I ever bought has been off eBay and most of them less then 10 bucks each(hell most of them not over 12), and never had a problem other then maybe having too tighten the handle up on one or two.
i'll post this here instead of starting a fresh thread
looking for a EDC knife that'll last long time, hopefully my first and last one, so not worried about cash so long as it is reasonable (i.e. costs more for higher quality)
i went into a knife store in my town and checked out the different opening mechanisms, locks, yada yada. i found that i like flippers and frame locks
of course i could just get the kershaw leek, i'd pick the composite one with the d2 steel, but i figured i'd spend even more for quality since i'll hopefully keep this for a long time.
i landed on pic related, the Zero Tolerance Dmitry Sinkevich 0452CF. it's got a larger blade than the leek (4.1" vs 3"), apparently one of the best knife steels around (S35VN), and is also a flipper with a frame lock. it's slightly heavier (4.6 oz vs 3.1 oz) and longer closed (5.2" vs 4") but that seems like a reasonable tradeoff for a larger blade
i'm no knife expert so i'd like some advice, am i making any wrong assumptions here? is there anything i'm not considering? i like to spend my money on quality, so the extra $160 for the zt over the kershaw is worth it to me if i'm making a long-term investment in a good EDC. appreciate any advice or even pointing me to another flipper to research
bump for knife advice
here's a smaller version of the zt i was looking at, actually like this more than the carbon fiber. is 4.1" blade/5" closed too big for EDC?
Fuck no man.
I carry that knife and love it.
Tried the bigger version, I have small hands so I wasn't able to use it well.
Been looking at the Spyderco Dragonfly 2. Looks perfect in size and weight for me, anyone have any experience? Not sure if I should go with VG-10 or ZPD-189.
What do you guys use for sharpening?
>What do you guys use for sharpening?
Same here because I'm a lazy bum.
It's fuckeasy to use (compared to a traditional whetstone), and with the supplied stones are more than adequate for getting a shaving-razor edge.
My only gripe is I wish it came with a pair of rougher stones for really jacked up edges. My s30v knife chips hardcore under hard use and it's a pain to get the edge nice again.
Very easy to use. You just have to be able to hold a knife straight while you slide it down the stone. The only con is that it isn't very efficient for super beat up edges since it doesn't have course stones, meaning if your knife is super dull, it'll take forever on the stock stones.
I've heard S30V performs well with a toothy edge. Try finishing on courser stones.
A cheap way to get some courser stones for the Sharpmaker without shelling out for the diamond or CBN rods would be to put sandpaper over the rods with some binder clips and strop the knife over the rods.
I've also heard of people using Congress Tool triangular rods, though they may not fit very well into the base without some modding.