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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Pocket knife, what do you like?

I think I lost my trusty pocket knife that I have carried for many years. It was a Laguiole that I liked for the slim profile and decently long blade for a pocket folder.

Anybody here have a favorite that I should look at for a replacement?

Many designs are of the tactical variety with clips and the wide composite sides that make them bulky. I'm looking for a slim knife that's got at least a little bit of class to it.

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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:18 PM
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I have a Benchmade Torrent 890, I really like it I've had about 3 of them. I've had about a dozen Spyderco Enduras over the years.

Hard to beat the old simple locking Berbers or the little swiss army knife. The leatherman micro is rather useful.

"Vintage" Schrade Waldens aren't bad.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:21 PM
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To hardcore people it may not be the most popular (due to some typical manufacturing drama), but the HEST Folder 2.0 is awesome - blade by Lionsteel, bottle opener, wire strippers, glass breaker, 1/4" nut driver, and probably some other things I'm forgetting. I pretty much carry it everywhere.

It's no "gentleman's folder", if you want that get a Sebenza.

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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Microtech or Benchmade are the top two when it comes to quality. Microtech UDT or Benchmade Stryker or AFO. They are light weight and well made. If your looking for something a little cheaper look at the Kershaws. The model depends on what you are looking for style wise. I have the RAT Hest also and it's a bad ass knife but I find it a bit heavy to carry every day
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
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I make sure I have a knife on me at all times and use one many times during the day. I have carried many, and have some high dollar ones, but my fav is the Buck Redpoint. I currently have 3 of them. Why 3? They are $30!!! Very well made and sturdy. A bottle opener to boot!
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM
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I have the RAT Hest also and it's a bad ass knife but I find it a bit heavy to carry every day
I have a few of those RAT Hest fixed in the safe as well that I scooped up before they stopped making them, I like them for camping/etc but the folder I don't find is that bad to carry. I also like that the folder has a nice high clip that makes it ride real low in your pocket so you can't even see it.
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Grandpa's Swiss Army knife that he had in Korea. Although I do really like the fishing branded Victorinox my Dad gave me when I was 12

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Old August 7th, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Ive had this on my keyring since I was 12.

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Had this one since I was probably that old too.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:05 PM
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I have an Emerson which is tactical with a clip and bulky. Exactly what you aren't looking for!

http://www.aaronlam.com/blog/2012/05...n-mini-cqc-15/

Check out:
http://www.chrisreeve.com/sebenza.htm
http://www.kershawknives.com/products.php?brand=kershaw

BladeForums.com is like D-90.com for knives.
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I bought one of these for my dads birthday and he has been using it now for a year with nothing but good things to say about it. The one improvement you could make though is a pocket clip. That's a deal breaker for me. I'm sure you could take one off another knife attach it somehow

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Check out:
http://www.chrisreeve.com/sebenza.htm

BladeForums.com is like D-90.com for knives.
Like I said, get a Sebbie! Jeff, if you're looking for classy & slim (ie gentlemans folder) and just a blade only get either the small or large Sebenza. I personally like my small better than my large. As Aaron said BFC is a good place, I got both mine from there actually (both are before the annoying "Idaho made" stamp on the blade).
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Chris Reeve mini Sebenza. Take the clip off of it and it's absolutely perfect. The full size is too big. The older ones were sv30 and I they took an edge a little easier than the sv35 on my current one. No flashy stuff to it and it's built like a tool.
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I've never heard of Sebenza but I'll look into it. I can certainly appreciate fine cutlery. My favorite blade so far in my life is the gränsfors bruks small forest axe. That thing is bad ass.
http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/pro...nskogsyxa.html

Being in the field of blacksmithing I really want to be able to make blades but I haven't had much success to date. I guess I'll have to pony up a few bucks.

I'm not totally opposed to the tactical type knife. I saw a Benchmade barrage spring assist folder at REI this weekend and that was pretty sweet.
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I am a huge fan of Jens Anso's knives. If you like the look of a classic pen knife but want modern steel, titanium frame lock, and textured fiberglass scales, try a genuine Haddock.
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I've never heard of Sebenza but
They are the Mercedes (or Aston?) of folders. When you first hold one you think "what's the big deal?" but when you flick it open the action is so smooth and perfect it starts to make sense. There is beauty in their simplicity as well, with no "bling" or gadgets.

My issue is (like what happened with the 110) is that it is so nice and perfect that I find it just sits in the safe and doesn't get used. So I bought the HEST to use and beat up (like the 90!).
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I am a huge fan of Jens Anso's knives. If you like the look of a classic pen knife but want modern steel, titanium frame lock, and textured fiberglass scales, try a genuine Haddock.
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I love my benchmade 710 but it might be larger than you want.

Carried it in my pocket with the clip removed for ~5 years but it sits in my desk now since most places I work will not allow me to carry it
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I carry a rather cheap Benchmade similar in size to the mini griptillian. Used to buy them by the half dozen at Cabelas for about $30 on sale. Gave all but one away as gifts in Africa and this last one I've had 5 years and still great for dressing out whitetail

I've got a couple of decent Charlton Damascus blades (Capstick and Hunter) that I reserve for bigger game.

Unrelated but if I really want to do some damage I love my Gerber brush thinner machete. Great for clearing trails cutting ground blinds and a few other things including stripping cedar post
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I like to carry a steak knife, you never know when you might get hungry. I prefer the Texas Road House model, as they come free with every meal. You really cant beat that.
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