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Lets see your "working" knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Rsmith_77, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Rsmith_77


    Jun 4, 2010
    In the "what are you totin' today" thread we see alot of pretty knives...a few of them show signs of use but alot of them are awfully pretty (or at least new).

    I wanna see pics of the knives you put to work, your soddies, your hawkbills etc etc. Anything you use for tougher jobs than slicing apples and opening letters.

    Something cool about seeing a well used knife with all its dings/scratches.

    I need to take some new pics to show the scratches and dings on mine
    but this is the main knives i have been using for work up to date


    hopefully this weekend (only get sundays off until we get a couple new guys hired) i can get some pics and show the use they have accumulated
  2. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    These two should fit the bill.


    I have better made knives. Certainly prettier ones. But these hard working two will always have a place in the rotation.

    - Christian
  3. Stich2442


    May 6, 2012
    Boker 7474 stockman & Opinel #9, these two worked hard for many years, in the trades.



    Aug 6, 2012
    My Camillus that was issued to me in the Navy in 1979. Accompanied me throughout my Navy career, from the deckplates to the office environment for many years. Then, it served general duty in my garage tool-box for prying with the spike, cutting rubber fuel lines and a myriad of other tasks.

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013
  5. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    These two have been used hard for almost 50 years.

    And this one has cleaned a bunch of deer in the last 3 seasons.
  6. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    This inexpensive Colonial barlow saw a lot of use when I was a kid.


    This is why one of the clip-on handles fell off.


    Its history with me is one of the reasons I wanted to spruce it up a bit with new marigold bone handles.

  7. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Camillus TL-29

  8. 555

    555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    I have one that looks like this too. The handles/scales have been long gone for decades. All and all the knife still works as is. Living in a toolbox I believe the joints were last oiled before the 1970′s Oil Crisis. :D
  9. markpmc


    Aug 10, 2011
    Aside from my Ontario SP50 that I beat on unmercifully at times (don't own a hatch/axe). I have my trusty Blue Case trapper (2000). IT still looks great, but it's done all the usual scraping/prying you're not supposed to do with knives. It's still my goto saturday yard knife.

    Small confession. I let it go 8 years on the factory edge. Doesn't take a sharp knife to scrape a lawn mower.

  10. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Markpmc, I have an SP45 that I hack about with as well. They're tough stuff.
  11. hawaiianhawk


    Dec 25, 2009
    An Old Hickory skinner, which had the furthest upswept tip removed, my Buck 110, and a new PocketWorn medium stockman by Case. This'll be my first stockman pattern of decent workmanship and I think I'm going to really enjoy it.


    Then my trappers, a Schrade Old Timer, Case with Burnt Stag, and a new yellow CV Case... Can you tell I like trappers?


    For serious work my 1217 Kabar is my go-to fixed blade.

  12. Rsmith_77


    Jun 4, 2010
    well, i meant knives, specifically pocket knives :p but if we want to go bigger i have these



    I decided to try something a little different and brought my rough rider barlow with me to work
    man i dont know what it is, but i just love this knife, i keep wanting to fall in love with something a little...i dunno better (better steel, american made) but this knife just tickles my fancy. its just comfortable and enjoyable to use



    oh and it worked just fine in my chores today at the warehouse :D
  13. richstag


    Feb 22, 2007

    This one is my "work" knife.
  14. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    Started my new job today and I was Really working.

    I'm pulling my John Lloyd Lanny's clip out of the work rotation, to much to loose if borrowed and too nice for all the dirt.
  15. Art_Vandeley


    Jul 22, 2009

    I started a new job this week as well, 2 weeks out at sea as a engineer. The med. Case stockman has proven itself already multiple times, and has now a permanent place in my work pants. I just took the pic. Taking a break an watching some CSI.
  16. Paradiggum


    Jul 4, 2001
    My black peanut gets a lot of use and is getting to look well loved but I don't have any pics of it in it's current state. Here's my Opinel #6 that gets quite a bit of use.
  17. ranchmanben

    ranchmanben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I put up this picture in another thread, I've carried and used this Keith Johnson Lanny's clip everyday since I got it 8 months ago. Great work pattern.

  18. whetrock


    Nov 13, 2010
    One of my most used knives as of recently is this Opinel 06. I've carried it a great deal in a short amount. It shows no signs of slowing down and should serve me for many years to come. Like most all Opinels it's a tool nothing more nothing less.

  19. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    This old Robeson was in my pocket yesterday. :)

  20. Rsmith_77


    Jun 4, 2010
    not to disparage anyone else, but this is what i envisioned when i started this post
    beautiful blade shape, beautiful patina (complete with scratches)

    Seems folks like stockmans, sodbusters and opinels especially for their hard use knives
    guess it shouldnt be much of a surprise if i think about it :p

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