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Old 01-19-2011, 02:04 AM
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A good quality Gerber is the way to go. IMO.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:46 AM
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I have several Kershaw's; a couple Vapors II, and a Blackout Tactical. Of the kershaw's I like the Blackout best for the speed-assisted opening and the American steel blade (Vapors are chinese steel). However, in terms of overall utility my favorite go-to knife that is always in my pocket is a basic Swiss Army. It just does more than any other pocketknife I have, except maybe the leatherman, but it's more compact than my leatherman, I think the main blade is sharper in my Swiss Army, and my dad gave it to me on my 15th b-day, so it goes everywhere with me.

From your post, I'm not exactly sure what the main function of your new knife is going to be (opening envelopes and packages, or skinning game), and if this is the only knife you'll carry daily. If it's an only knife, I'd say go with a Swiss Army, or if you don't like them, a leatherman. If you want a speed assisted knife then just make sure the steel isn't chinese; you'll be happier with the knife.

I'm pretty sure the knife in your ad is american steel, but you can check that on kershaw's site to be sure.
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Split my time between a very old Boy Scout knife (high carbon steel that will take a razor's edge) and an old Buck knife that I use 'at work.'

The Buck has one blade that I've never seen before (or since on another knife). One of the main blade is curved in like a carpet knife blade. Handy as heck for opening/cutting up boxes (or anything else for that matter).

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I have the Leatherman wave and the Swiss Army explorer.
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I go back and forth between my SOG flash I and my Kershaw Leek. I really like them both but I would like to add a Spyderco Delica 4.
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Default Re: What's your pocket knife? What ya suggest to go with?

This thread has 50 replies and lots of pictures, you may find some ideas here....... Let's Talk About Knives.....................

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Default Re: What's your pocket knife? What ya suggest to go with?

This is one of those questions with infinite answers. I was going to add my usual flag-waving for Gerber, but I posted all that in the thread Ard suggests above.
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Good old Swiss Army knife...

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Default Re: What's your pocket knife? What ya suggest to go with?

Leatherman's always a solid choice imo, but man I've had my swiss army knife since I was a kid and I still use it. Maybe it's the fact that there's a picture of a fish on it, makes me think it's special, lol. Regardless, you want something that you'll barely notice on your person and a knife you'll hardly have to sharpen
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