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Let's talk EDC knives

Bango Skank

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Been carrying the same Leatherman Wave since 05, and hasn’t let me down. Biggest flaw I guess is it gets a little uncomfortable for hard cutting tasks lasting longer than 5 minutes or so. Those are kinda rare for me.
 

Fuse Dude

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GCTerpfan

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Had the same knife. Same experience. But man that curved blade was a pain to sharpen
Yeah it is. My next one won't have a curved blade. I keep it serviceable all year and then give it to a friend when he goes to Tennessee on vacation every year and Smokey Mountain Knife Works puts a new edge on it for $2.
 

Camelcluch

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SpyderCo and Emerson are hard to beat for EDC. Another good one is the Benchmade Bug Out. You can find them for decent prices if you are patient and look around.
I love the SpyderCo Amalgam. Awesome EDC and great for that unexpected deer you get after the unplanned hunt.
 
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tmattson

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Leaning towards the Spyderco (first one, think more to follow in future), slowly learning about the steel's, lot to it. Maybe just start with D2 or similar, something not alwfully hard to sharping, have a Lansky.
 

ShooterMike

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Colonel Blades LoVizwith the N690Co steel. Unfortunately, the company did some “realignment” a while back and hasn’t made any new knives.



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Patriot38

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Spyderco para 3 for me. I also have the paramilitary 2 and really enjoy it. I've found that after owning the para 3 its the perfect size for EDC. I take the para 2 now when I'm going fishing, camping, hunting or any other things that may need a little extra blade. They are both very slim and hold an edge pretty well. Very easy to sharpen.

I own a griptilian as well. Its just never felt like a solid knife. I know people love them but honestly, mine is junk. It also feels really bulky in my pocket. If I could do it over I would buy the mini griptilian or a nicer knife in their lineup. But they seem to be overpriced and underbuilt. I know that's a controversial opinion but its how I feel about it.

Kershaw leeks are affordable and a great knife to start off with. Better than your standard Gerber or mass market knives. I also like the shallot that they make. Can't go wrong with Kershaw and their customer service is great.

Out of all the knives I've ever purchased for EDC my favorite is the Spyderco Para 3. Their customer service is decent but not the greatest. If you damage a knife they say "lifetime warranty" what that means is most the time they give you 40% off their website. However thats the same price as you can buy them from Amazon or other sellers. That's the only downside with spyderco. The tips can also be delicate so if you like using your knife as a pry tool or screwdriver this may not be the blade for you.
 
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Patriot38

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Also, what about a blade with a smaller portion serrated on the back? If you have one you ever usee it?
Serrated knives are great for cutting through tough stuff and "sawing" I always tell people that God made great white teeth serrated for a reason. It comes down to personal preference. I own both but prefer my EDC with a plain edge. I just don't need serrated edges for simple EDC tasks. I always have a serrated blade in an outdoor pack just in case it's ever needed. I also think plain edges look cleaner.

My favorite 1/2 serrated knife was the Kershaw leeks. I would never buy another one without it. Its nice to have serrations on smaller blades. They really do work and stay sharp for a long time.

All that to say...it really doesn't matter much to me. Ultimately it comes down to what I like to look at more. I've owned my small para 3 for almost 4 years and literally carry it everyday. I've never said "I wish this had serrations"
 
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