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EDC Knife

Schwonkhead

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Last weekend I broke the tip off my trusty old Buck knife trying to pry trim off a closet door frame. It’s been a long time since I bought a pocket knife so I was hoping to get some opinions on what’s good. Doesn’t need to be anything fancy, but I do prefer having a clip on it so it doesn’t sink to the bottom of my pocket.
 

TreeCreep

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Last weekend I broke the tip off my trusty old Buck knife trying to pry trim off a closet door frame. It’s been a long time since I bought a pocket knife so I was hoping to get some opinions on what’s good. Doesn’t need to be anything fancy, but I do prefer having a clip on it so it doesn’t sink to the bottom of my pocket.
 

redhawk

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buck has lifetime warranty on their knives. just send it to them and they will replace the blade , all you do is pay for shipping cost. check on their website for instructions. I've sent mine off and they even polished it as well.
 

Schwonkhead

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buck has lifetime warranty on their knives. just send it to them and they will replace the blade , all you do is pay for shipping cost. check on their website for instructions. I've sent mine off and they even polished it as well.
I did not know that, I will have to check into that
 

Patriot38

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Anything from Kershaw would fit your needs well. I like the leek or shallot. If you want to spend a bit more look at spyderco paramilitary 2 or para 3. Spydero knives use great steel and are well made. They are fragile to hard use like prying though.
 

swampdonkey

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I use a Benchmade Grizzly Creek for EDC but mine doesnt have the gut hook that the current one has. Its held up to 7-8 years of me using it for anything necessary. Its S30V so takes a LOT to dull it but it is harder to sharpen as well though. Benchmade will sharpen it free of charge for life if you wanted to go that route. I did send it in once a few years ago and it came back razor sharp again and they put a new clip on it too.
 

raisins

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If you are going to pry with it, I would go with a stout blade shape and tool steel or another steel known to prioritize toughness over edge retention/hardness.
 

Schwonkhead

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If you are going to pry with it, I would go with a stout blade shape and tool steel or another steel known to prioritize toughness over edge retention/hardness.
I don’t typically pry with it, I was just trying to create enough of a gap to get the pry bar behind the trim and not mar it up.
 

Schwonkhead

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Will definitely check out kershaw and benchmade. I know benchmade is good, just have to decide if it’s worth the price to me.
 

bj139

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I’ve always noticed when you have the elite operator cool tools some people are almost scared to use them and end up using a cheaper daily use model anyways and the high end one sits on the shelf.
I have a couple of SOG multitools I bought on sale. They were noticeably bulky and so I don't know where they are. I have a 1.5 inch Gerber folder clipped in my pocket and I never feel it but I know it's there if I need it.
 

Zero One Actual

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I have a couple of SOG multitools I bought on sale. They were noticeably bulky and so I don't know where they are. I have a 1.5 inch Gerber folder clipped in my pocket and I never feel it but I know it's there if I need it.
I was issued a Benchmade out the front (OTF) automatic blade. It sits in the box. I have a leatherman I use daily and it gets punished. Hahaha.
 

shamus275

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I was gifted this Benchmade way back in ‘07 by my Team Leader in AFG. I’ve carried it everyday since, can’t remember the model number but last I checked they still make this knife. It’s small, thin, lightweight and once convinced a crackhead that trying to rob me at the gas pump was a bad idea. It needs to be sharpened because my youngest son decided he wanted to stab cardboard in the basement when dad wasn’t paying attention...
 

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