Outdoor/EDC/Survival blades

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  1. dasman66

    dasman66 Self proclaimed lazy ass - friend

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    I have a couple of BM's (but no BM grips) and the Hogue is every bit their equal from an action standpoint. I actually like the G10 and clip more on the Hogue (although I really wish everyone would just do away with black painted clips that look like crap in 3 months). Supposedly the Hogue springs are stronger than those on the BM, but I've never had a BM spring fail before so who really knows.
     
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    DigMe Needs a baby bottle

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    I hadn’t looked into knives in a long time because I’ve been perfectly satisfied with carrying my Benchmade Mini Griptilian for the past 10ish years and I’ve never really been a collector of things. However I’ve been increasingly annoyed at not having a pocket knife since we went on vacation from China and have been stuck outside for the past 16 months. My beloved BM is still there! I have been hearing about Civivi and decided to check it out. I knew I wanted something that was better about corrosion than D2. Picked up a Keen Nadder in Bohler n690 last week. I’ve never been a huge tanto fan but it’s ok. The lockup and mechanism on this thing fees so high quality though. Rock solid and smooth. I like it a lot though it feels heavy after years of carrying the super lightweight BM.
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    Nice looking knife.

    I’ve never been a fan of spyderco knives but was in a knife store recently and found one I really like. No idea what model it is but it has a push button lock release that works astonishingly well and it’s easier to flip than other spydercos. Decent quality steel (S30V), light, and feels really solid.

    Edit: I looked it up- it was designed by Kevin Smock and is named Smock (Not super original, but that’s ok)

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    yeah I think if I was gonna get a Spyderco it’d probably be the Smock. Not a huge fan of the beak-shaped blades that are their trademark.
     
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    It's the Smock. I've been considering buying it. I do carry a Cold Steel Lucky in my shirt pocket. It's not a weapon: it's a tool. Having had to defend myself twice with a knife, I'm just not sure I want to have one on my person.

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    Never used a knife to defend myself, but I did surprise a would be mugger with a can of bear spray. Pro tip- don’t try to mug someone in bear country.
     
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    I’m aware, of course, that one may find oneself in a defensive situation with a knife but I literally never put it in my pocket while thinking of it as my protection.
     
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    I picked up another knife recently- one I really like-

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    Scored the knife that I’ve had my eye on - the We Banter. I went with the BladeHQ special edition that has a 20CV blade vs the standard s35vn. I may dye the natural G10 scales in the future. We’ll see. Love it though. Shaving sharp out of the box and really sweet, smooth action.

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    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    I still don't really do EDC since I have worked from home for years nor do I know if I would use it outdoors instead of my Mora knives, but when I saw it, I had to get it. This is a folding, single bevel knife made out of Aogami Blue #2 steel. It is from Okeya which made a somewhat recently acquired Santoku knife that I posted about in the knife thread in the cooking subforum. It cuts anything cleanly, but it is a take on the Kiridashi style of wood working knives. I use mostly single bevel blades for leatherworking so a "pocket" knife with a similar bevel does make it more familiar to sharpen. At any rate, I love it.
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    If you sail in British waters, even in summer, you soon realise that a knife you can't open with cold, wet, numb fingers (or even, with gloves on) is better off left at home. Hence...

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    I've had this knife since my sailing days in 1980s. My health got bad in 90s, and I stopped sailing. When health got fixed, Indian music had already taken over my weekends.
     
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