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Brea Lafail
Posted - 2009.03.22 03:29:00 - [1]
 

A knife of the pocket variety. Lost my last one, now was thinking about just going to the mall and buying one that looks pretty, but that rarely ends well.

Any brands or specific models y'all can recommend?

P.S.

Knife before last was this. Was pretty good for about a year of fairly regular use, then started to fall apart. Also, coins and keys had a way of wedging themselves between the handle and blade.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.03.22 04:11:00 - [2]
 

Every time I go out traveling I always seem to pick one up at a gas station (Like the big trucker stops on the freeway) for about $10. The one I use now is a double blade, each with it's own thumb press and comes with a clip so I can attach it to my pants pocket (so officers can't claim concealed weapon) and comes in a simple flat black.

I actually lost it in the horse pasture about a year and a half back but my stepmother found it one day like in February.

Shakka Lakka
Posted - 2009.03.22 04:16:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Shakka Lakka on 22/03/2009 04:17:16
Ken Onion Leek

Bestknife ever. Spring assisted is not "automatic" so they're legal everywhere in the states. Ken Onion's stuff is high quality and doesn't lend itself to breaking. The liner-lock is kinda' rough if you're a lefty though.

JordanParey
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2009.03.22 09:10:00 - [4]
 


Le Poupon
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2009.03.22 09:11:00 - [5]
 

It suddenly feels like I'm in Croydon again.

Nebulous
Minmatar
Mirkur Draug'Tyr
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2009.03.22 11:55:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Brea Lafail
Was pretty good for about a year of fairly regular use


What activities do you get involved in that require you to need a knife? Not judging you by the way, just curious. Smile


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kor anon
Amarr
FISKL GUARDS
RED.OverLord
Posted - 2009.03.22 12:18:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Le Poupon
It suddenly feels like I'm in Croydon again.


Think thats bad, try all the rudeboys in lewisham

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2009.03.22 12:34:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Nebulous
Originally by: Brea Lafail
Was pretty good for about a year of fairly regular use


What activities do you get involved in that require you to need a knife? Not judging you by the way, just curious. Smile


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I'm wondering too.

In Denmark, it's illegal to carry a knife more or less.

Keta Min
El Bastardos
Freedom of Elbas
Posted - 2009.03.22 13:42:00 - [9]
 

I use this one, sturdy enough and useful all in all.

Brea Lafail
Posted - 2009.03.22 13:47:00 - [10]
 

Fo' cutting peeps who step up on my turf, yo.
Or not.

I've just always carried a knife and don't feel right without one. In the past when I've had more manual labour jobs it came in hand pretty frequently.

Canadian law is pretty much just no switchblades or balisongs, and you need to be able to convince a cop that it's a tool.

Le Poupon
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2009.03.22 14:08:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Brea Lafail
Fo' cutting peeps who step up on my turf, yo.
Or not.

I've just always carried a knife and don't feel right without one. In the past when I've had more manual labour jobs it came in hand pretty frequently.

Canadian law is pretty much just no switchblades or balisongs, and you need to be able to convince a cop that it's a tool.


Quote:
Its like a shank init bruv. Its like a means to and end init offica. That gangs ma problum and thi is ma tool to fix it init. Its just s tool, I'm just gonna shank em with it, officer. Watch init cuz.




























Quote:
Go right ahead, sir.

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2009.03.22 15:51:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Bish Ounen on 22/03/2009 15:54:05
Obligatory YouTube Link.

Wink

Do you just want a regular knife and knife ONLY, or are you looking for something more, that also has a knife?

If all you want is just a plain knife, then I recommend something like THIS. I'm a fan of a good Damascus blade. They stay sharp a long time, and make for a nice conversation piece.

If you want something MORE, then I would go for the Leatherman Wave. My Leatherman has seen alot of use, and not only is it still sharp, it's a full toolkit that hangs on your belt.

Unless, of course, you prefer the "THIS IS A KNIFE!" version. but that's rather hard to carry around most places. Movies not withstanding.

Jason Marshall
Gallente
Mad Bombers
Guns and Alcohol
Posted - 2009.03.22 16:19:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Jason Marshall on 22/03/2009 16:19:32
cant beat a Buck.

Old Timer's are also nice, there blades keep nicely.

Irida Mershkov
Gallente
The Reformed
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.22 16:41:00 - [14]
 

Come to Britain broski, we have plenty. Sad

Le Poupon
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2009.03.22 16:41:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Irida Mershkov
Come to Britain broski, we have plenty. Sad


this

Brea Lafail
Posted - 2009.03.22 17:20:00 - [16]
 

I thought about getting a multitool, but I think I would only use the knife, pliers, and very rarely a screwdriver and saw. Would be nice, but not sure it'd be worth all that extra bulk. Some of the more compact leatherman ones (skeletool/squirt) are tempting, though.

I've never bought this damascus stuff. Looks pretty, but Im more worried about having a blade that stays sharp. Buck is looking pretty good (the toothpick model).

What's all this about lots of knives in the UK? Though, maybe I shouldn't ask.

Atomos Darksun
D00M.
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2009.03.22 18:06:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Brea Lafail


What's all this about lots of knives in the UK? Though, maybe I shouldn't ask.
They outlawed guns last decade and then there was a major spike in knife crime.

What do you expect...

Lost Troll
Lethal Dosage.
Violent Society
Posted - 2009.03.22 18:42:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Keta Min
I use this one, sturdy enough and useful all in all.


I have had mine for 20 years and use it allot. As with any knife, you will have to sharpen it from time to time.

Oh, and the corkscrew comes in handy for those Oh So special occasions! Rawrrrrr

Ben Booley
No.Mercy
Merciless.
Posted - 2009.03.23 06:19:00 - [19]
 

Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. Best knife I've ever used.

Anubite Jack
Posted - 2009.03.23 06:26:00 - [20]
 

Don't get a cheapass knife, but no need to throw money away on some spec-ops BS fancy toy. $50-70 will get you something good, $100 would be max for me.

Spyderco knives have served me well for over 10 years.

Dantes Revenge
Caldari
Posted - 2009.03.23 15:55:00 - [21]
 

I always used to swear by the Swiss Army knife. With all the attachments, it does every job... Well, unless you're looking to become a Eunoch, there is one job it can't do Laughing

Seriously though, I always carried one before the law here started clamping down on them and found that there was nearly always an attachment to do the job I wanted.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2009.03.23 19:01:00 - [22]
 

get a Kukri

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2009.03.23 19:14:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
get a Kukri


All other knives wish they were the kukri.

Elysarian
Minmatar
Elysarian Corp
Posted - 2009.03.23 23:54:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Bish Ounen
Edited by: Bish Ounen on 22/03/2009 15:54:05
Obligatory YouTube Link.

Wink

Do you just want a regular knife and knife ONLY, or are you looking for something more, that also has a knife?

If all you want is just a plain knife, then I recommend something like THIS. I'm a fan of a good Damascus blade. They stay sharp a long time, and make for a nice conversation piece.

If you want something MORE, then I would go for the Leatherman Wave. My Leatherman has seen alot of use, and not only is it still sharp, it's a full toolkit that hangs on your belt.

Unless, of course, you prefer the "THIS IS A KNIFE!" version. but that's rather hard to carry around most places. Movies not withstanding.


Sorry to dissapoint you but "Damascus" steel hasn't been available for around 400 years - what you see nowadays is just a pattern-welded copy unless you have a genuine antique from the time and region it was produced in.

It might look pretty and may look like Damascus steel but I'm afraid it is not.

People like that should be shut down under the trades descriptions act (if they were UK based).

Keorythe
Caldari
Terra Rosa Militia
Posted - 2009.03.24 11:06:00 - [25]
 

From the looks of it just about any cheap folder will get your jobs done.

Personally, Gerber, Buck, and Cold Steel series are what I stick with. Cold Steel puts out some really good utility folders for cheap. Not much to look at but they are sturdy. Pocket Bushman is no-nonsense but runs between $20-$30. Gerber has a bunch that look similar to your old blade. And Buck...well Buck knives speak for themselves.

Are there size limits in mind? A medium blade from the Vovager series is pretty sweet but a bit more expensive.

If this is just a general utility knife that you carry just in case you need to cut something then I recommend a half straight blade, half serrated blade to hedge your bets. If you're just cutting paper or flesh (cleaning animals from hunting) then a straight blade is better.

Not much you can do with stuff getting wedged in the handle. These days most knives tend to taper near the tips making them almost perfect wedging spots for coins and what not.

JordanParey
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2009.03.25 00:59:00 - [26]
 

well..I already posted, but the ones listed are pretty good.

I recommended some decent ones, Colt Steel was mentioned, and Benchmade and Spyderco come with more than one recommendation for a reason.

Gerber knives are decent enough if you are on some sort of budget.

Buck knives...I know they've been around for a long time but I am shifty of anything you can buy in Wal-Mart. Just realize that there are low-end knives for the masses and good knives for people who plan on having one GOOD knife for years. My Spyderco knife is great, my pair of Benchmade knives are older than **** and still sharp as hell, Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) knives are good work knives, and SOG knives are pretty cool-lookin(plus, their fixed blade knives are pretty awesome too).

I own one of each:
CKRT M16
SOG Pentagon Elite I
SOG Seal Pup Tigerstripe
Spyderco Delica
Benchmade 690- Carbon fiber and wood



Berilac
Amarr
Northern Intelligence
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2009.03.25 01:31:00 - [27]
 

I'm a big fan of the Leatherman Juice.

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2009.03.25 04:14:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Elysarian
Originally by: Bish Ounen
Edited by: Bish Ounen on 22/03/2009 15:54:05
Obligatory YouTube Link.

Wink

Do you just want a regular knife and knife ONLY, or are you looking for something more, that also has a knife?

If all you want is just a plain knife, then I recommend something like THIS. I'm a fan of a good Damascus blade. They stay sharp a long time, and make for a nice conversation piece.

If you want something MORE, then I would go for the Leatherman Wave. My Leatherman has seen alot of use, and not only is it still sharp, it's a full toolkit that hangs on your belt.

Unless, of course, you prefer the "THIS IS A KNIFE!" version. but that's rather hard to carry around most places. Movies not withstanding.


Sorry to dissapoint you but "Damascus" steel hasn't been available for around 400 years - what you see nowadays is just a pattern-welded copy unless you have a genuine antique from the time and region it was produced in.

It might look pretty and may look like Damascus steel but I'm afraid it is not.

People like that should be shut down under the trades descriptions act (if they were UK based).



Well, if you REALLY want to get picky, scientists have found that Damascus Steel was only special because of two things:

1) 0.3% tungsten by volume in the steel

2) Low heat, multiple fold and impact forging process.

That's it. it can be EASILY replicated today with modern metallurgy.

Essentially you have a high carbon steel with a small about of Tungsten in it. You heat the steel under low heat (850 to 950 degrees F vs over 1000 deg F) and repeatedly remove it from the fire, fold, hammer it together and re-heat. Over and over and over.

This process forms longitudinal carbon nanotubes within the steel, making it latitudinally hard, but longitudinally flexible. In addition, the sharpening process rearranges parts of the nanotube matrix of the blade, creating a micro-serration along the edge resulting in an extremely sharp blade.

That's it. Nothing magic or special. Just good steel, lots of hammering work, and a low (for forging) heat.

Brea Lafail
Posted - 2009.03.25 04:41:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Brea Lafail on 25/03/2009 04:43:49
Originally by: Bish Ounen
stuff


Sauce please. Last paper I read on the subject just said layers of carbides, nothing about nanotubes or anisotropy.

P.S. Thanks for all the recommendations, will post results when I finally get around to making purchase.

Brea Lafail
Posted - 2009.03.28 00:05:00 - [30]
 

Ended up getting this in the "serrated" form. Really, it's about 3/4ths serrated then a plain edge at the tip. It's a bit bulkier than I'd like, but lighter than my last one.


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