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Cut with your knife?

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by Thomas W, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. Thomas W

    Thomas W Banned by Moderators

    Oct 11, 2005
    Does anyone? Or is it just flipping, opening, closing, macro obsessing? Just curious.

    Try not to read into this post. No attitude, don't run from the brand, no need to call the factory...
  2. ajbuckelew


    May 22, 2010
    I sure do. I use my 0550 on construction and it's been holding up great. Cutting some drywall and cutting plastic and cutting up old moldings and all kinds of dirty jobs.
  3. phrenik


    Jul 19, 2010
    Both :p
    My sog flash 2, emerson cqc mini 15, have been rotating as a fruit knife [lol I know I know :p] Surprisingly, having a blade makes me want to eat fruit more! [A delica + para 2 was in this category but family members wanted them so I gave it to them]

    the spyderco gayle bradley +zt 560 has been my cardboard cutters for a while

    large sebenza + light weight manix 2 + the lovely tilt you sent me + para 2 s90v have been in rotation as my office type edc and paired with a blade I don't mind for harder/beat on use - the gb/560 namely

    Kershaw vapor 2 + spyderco delica were my beaters - various kinds of tape, electric shiz, cardboard, fruit, branches, plastic


    With that said, I kniferbate all of them. [is that the first that pairing of words have been used? if so I call dibs lol]

    But you know, with how great the Tilt [can't thank you enough, I love this knife!] + 560 feel [or any other offerings that KAI has], you can't blame us for wanting to kniferbate them so often!
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  4. gooeytek


    Jul 12, 2011
    yes. pretty often. for all kinds of stuff.
  5. smoakie976


    Mar 12, 2011
    I cut boxes, packages, rope, and the occasional pork-chop at work. I wash the knife before using on food. Happy I finally got my Skyline back, now gotta cut some stuff with the new blade!
  6. Maniacal Pete

    Maniacal Pete

    Oct 16, 2010
    Not with my Kershaws, just my Spydercos.

    I keep my ZT's under a smallish Pyramid that
    I own (fits in my backyard), so they don't get dull.


    Aug 8, 2012
    I can proudly say I use my 550 for edc cutting purposes everyday; since I found out a nail file just can't seem to get a usable edge on my index fingernail. :D Damn you plastic clam shells!
  8. BM(406)

    BM(406) KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 28, 2011
    I have this little 3 finger knife I made a while ago to help me package and ship IDK maybe 30 items....still pops hairs offa my beer gut!
  9. bobpoptart

    bobpoptart Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2008




    Just sayn
  10. hondahirny


    Apr 2, 2012
    I mostly just buy ZT0560's, complain about the detent, and then proceed to sell them off :D Just kidding... You guys did nice job on that one. It's an amazing knife at its price point.

    I have yet to own a single knife that I haven't at least cut a piece of paper with. Mostly, my knives end up as "users." Some get used a little and sold, others get used a lot and sometimes sold. For me, it seems the more expensive they are, the more use they see and the more I expect. My Sebenzas definitely get used. The ZT's are fun to flip though. It's your own fault for making flippers that work well :D I've owned a 350 and a 560.

    On a side note, I did send a 350 to you guys for service. Got it back in a week and the work was done well. Kudos to KAI for great service.
  11. bullet08


    Apr 22, 2011
    Most of my SAK need sharpening. My spyderco rescue from 90's also need touchy up. My shinai knife, I really don't care about. I can use broken glass. My skyline, I run it through sharpening steel every other day. Yeah... my knives do get to serve their purpose. I rarely get knife just to look at... well skyline damascus ended up collecting dust. Too pretty to use.

  12. whateatsrabbits


    Nov 24, 2011
    I cut a lot of zip ties, rubber hose,and wire insulation. Who am I kidding I usually just cut paper and critique the lock up. No but really I feel I could cut up a lot more stuff if I owned a TiLT...
  13. 2 shot

    2 shot Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Well we all have more than one knife and I know that some rotate their EDC's, I don't so my EDC get used nearly daily.

    The rest of my collection has a few knives that get used on occasion but most get fondled/flipped maybe once a month or so.

    I like knives as a hobby, experiencing, buying, and selling as often as I can afford.
  14. dakine


    Jan 17, 2007
    I use mine to pick up women. Although still can't figure out whey they run away or spray me with mace when i show them the smooth action. I always try to show them with a smile too :devilish:
  15. phrenik


    Jul 19, 2010
    Unfortunately, and fortunately I don't currently have a knife that I have not edc-ed for at least a week. Even my delica damascus with blue jigged bone has scratches all over lol.

    -edit hope to post some pics later
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  16. bad_juju

    bad_juju Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hahaha I saw the thread and was very curious! When i read the first line I fell off the rocker! Way to keep us grounded Thomas!
    If I had that 360 skd I would be doing alot more cutting;) ... Just sayin!
  17. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    Of course I use them. I have quite a few well used Kershaws...you've seen some of them. :p

    I won't lie and say and I don't have storage boxes filled with NIB Kershaw/ZT but I can't help that...I'm an accumulator.
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  18. chester22


    Feb 1, 2012
    Yes I do.. I use my 0560,Shallot, Blurs and leeks all the time. Anything from breaking down boxes to cutting wire and even whittle wood sometimes.....
  19. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Yup. Mostly pretty light duty stuff, plastic ties, opening boxes, breaking down cardboard. Then, every once in awhile, I'll end up cutting a bunch of foam rubber mats, needing to whittle tent stakes, cutting carpet or other, tougher jobs. It seems like 90% of the time those jobs come up unexpectedly when I'm away from home, so whatever is in my pocket gets used.

    That being said, I love the hell out of flipping, opening, closing and macro obsessing over my knives. :D
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