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    Traditional and Modern pairings


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    I love traditinals, and they certainly get the job done and done well. But i also carry a one hander, i was wondering if any of yall do the same and if you do, what you carry? I love the Endura and Med stockman combo, but i love my peanut and endura too.

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    Sum times I'll buy a one hander I like but always go back. Hey your combo has got everything covered! Great mix of old and new school! I'm not a two knife guy only if I carry a multi tool. My multi tool knife blades is never used. I can see the advantages or pairing taticals and slippies.

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    I have many more slipjoints than I do one-handed openers, so each modern is matched with a few old-timey knives. This is my favorite pairing though.



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    Folks, I'm going to let this stay open, but let's make sure that there is traditional knife content in each post.
    If this thread drifts off into a focus on one-handers, I will move it to General.
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    I am a new convert of the Case Peanut but I pair mine often with my Rat-1. That way I have my Peanut for 99% of my daily knife stuff but if I happen to need to cut something quick or dirty I whip out the Rat-1. So far they are a perfect pair, though they look funny next to each other when I have them lined up on my dresser when getting ready in the morning.

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    Peanut or pen & Sebenza when I feel I may need a locking one-hander.
    "Swiftly he got out his Case XX, still secure in the watch pocket of his Levi’s, thanking God for a good Case knife that would hold an edge all down the many years and thanking God also for his own stubborn ways that made a small knife as much a part of daily dressing as boots and socks." S. Hunter

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    I used to carry a one hand opener all the time. It became a rare occurrence for me. Just recently I have been carrying this Buck Oddyssey I bought at a flea market, along with my 2011 EO (which is what I usually carry)


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    I haven't made a total of my knife collection/pile but let's say the Traditionals account for 99%.

    I have two one handed Moderns left, a BM Mini Grip& the one I use a Byrd Meadowlark. I use the Byrd up a ladder or in a tree. Paired with whatever Traditional I fancy that day. It works well is safe, cheap well-made and sharpens well, does all I need from such a knife. If I lost it, would I mind? No, I'd get another it has no attachment factor or character, functional tool nothing else.

    Can't see myself using it on a picnic, food prep or opening the mail, cutting shoots, household tasks. I have knives of character for that.

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    I usually have at least a one hander and a traditional slippie with me. Often I'll have those plus one of the small one handers, like a Spyderco Cricket or Dragonfly in case I need an office freindly one …

    Like most here (or so it appears), I have many more traditionals than 'tacticals', so the combinations vary. Today it's a BenchMade Mini Dejavoo and a GEC Barlow Jack.

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    Yes i carry both, right now as i get ready for work. I just slipped a Case CV Slimline Trapper in the pocket, and just got done stropping my skyline. I have the one hand opener because I wear gloves a lot its easier to open especially if I have something in the other hand, also if someone ask for a knife they get the modern folder. I mostly use the trapper, for lunch, breaking down boxes, cutting various things.

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    Most of the time, for me, it's a Kershaw or Spyderco one-hander plus a SAK of some flavor.

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    I always have a modern folder and a traditional todays.

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    Couple of weekends ago, went on a camping/fishing trip. The one handed opener was a Spyderco JD Smith which served as a filet knife. The Traditional was my new GEC Montana Workhorse Whittler in Calico Bone which did everything else.

    Not Surprisingly the Traditional did about 75% of the work that weekend - but that JD Smith sure could clean fish...

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    Yes, both...sometimes.

    I have found the Rat 1 to be the best overall work knife I have, its the right size, and easy to open and close with one hand, even with gloves on...for me. I really like that knife, but it lacks in the some ways...and for a long time my opinel picked up where the Rat left off. I picked up a Svord peasant to see how a traditional would work for work, and at first I felt it lacked a lot, but its starting to grow on me.

    There was a time when I carried traditional only on weekends, or for recreation...after work, etc. But now I find I mix both and match most days but sometimes grab one kind over the other.

    At the moment my rat 1 is my one hander, and traditional duty falls to either the opinel, my new Douk Douk, or a svord. From time to time a small SAK jumps in as well.

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    today these are with me.

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    Micarta rehandled Shapleigh Diamond Edge Cattle knife and Endura 4 G-10 for me.





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    I carry a peanut or pen with me every day. If I'm going fishing or doing yard work I also carry my skyline to which I'm not overly attached and protective. One handed opening is too handy to do without while bouncing around in waves or in waders.

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    some cool pairing, i really like that Centofante and Trapper combo, that's classy but not as crazy cool as a sebie and wharnie combo

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    I very seldom carry a OHO, but when I do this is the most common combo.

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    No, I donīt carry a modern knife anymore. The last modern knife, I carried about eight months as an EDC. I just carry my slippies (or traditional lockback or fixed blade). I donīt like the ways they look and feel. Thatīs the whole thing. I donīt consider SAKs as modern knives. They are also some kind of knives I like to carry often.

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