Edc hard use knives used hard

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by EvanR03, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Ouch. That's sad.
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  2. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Yeap! Same here...

    Last weekend I put together a team of volunteers to disassemble a shade house that was donated to the local Farm Bureau.

    Couple of my buds had very dull utility knives that wouldn’t cut the shade screen. One asked if they could borrow my pocket knife (was carrying a Cold Steel Broken Skull).

    I said sure... handed it over and got back to my impact tool and wrenches. About half an hour later I asked for it back. They pointed to it... It was jammed in the rocky dirt.

    Some people just don’t have any regard for tools at all.

    On the positive side... the CTS-XHP took the abuse in stride... no chipping. Even the DLC still looks good.
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  3. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    The average knife owner doesn't come to forums to talk about their knives. They don't care about them.

    We do.

    That's why we talk about them, value them, respect their designers, and don't break them.

    That is why you are seeing what you are from the people here. What else would you expect?

    Go to a Scotch whiskey forum and tell them you put ice in yours because you are not an effete snob like them.
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  4. EvanR03


    Jun 15, 2019
    I like good knives good glass welders dirt digging machines and red heads.
    In no particular order.

    I meant no disrespect to anyone, I certainly couldnt hack it in an office environment I often have trouble communicating with people. I'm blunt straight to point with no time for bs.
    So why am I hear?same as mentioned above
    I research the tools I buy wether they're welders trackhoes trucks or knives .

    I enjoy reading threads heck even stirring the pot at times.

    I have strong points and weak one of my strongs is making what I have work even if it's not proper tool for the job.

    I like seeing how everyone views the same topic in a different way some even defensive

    Knives are no different than guns and good glass. Some collect while a few use. Nothing wrong with either. We all like them and I agree that's why were here.

    I really like the looks of the Kershaw shuffle. Would go well in saddle bags. Or buy one to leave in each vehicle.

    Maybe even cut it to fit grease zerks like one pictured above
    Evan Miller shared a Flickr photo with you.

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  5. Gravy


    Dec 16, 2014
    I wouldn't call the GEC #73 a "hard use" knife but it's probably seen more use/carry than any of my other folders, excluding the Manix 2. This was my EDC throughout all of highschool. The picture doesnt show all the scratches and nicks but this knife has seen some stuff....
  6. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    And yet you took a jab at other members' masculinity because they don't break knives like you do (ironically, by waxing about men with their hard hands and girth).

    I'm sure after you have been here more than a few days you will appreciate the fact that different people do different stuff with their knives than you. Even people who work in an office.
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  7. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    My late dad was a lifelong blue collar worker with so-called "hard hands" with thick, sausage-like fingers from a life of hard work (grew up on a farm, worked on a professional tuna fishing boat, then later as a gardener). He'd buy one pocketknife, use it up, throw whatever was left of it in an old toolbox, then buy another. Mostly the blades were sharpened down to almost nothing. As he got older and the dexterity of his thick fingers deteriorated more, he got a Buck 110. His was an early one, that went to a convex grind. Unlike his previous multi-bladed pocketknives, he could pinch and pull the blade without having to use the nail nick.

    I still have that 110. There's a good amount of wear, but the tip is still intact. It isn't 'needle-sharp' due to normal wear and tear, but it's clear that he never abused it or tried to turn screws or pry with it. I think it was one of, if not THE, last knives he ever bought and carried. To him, a knife was just an everyday tool, but he wasn't about to waste his money (or the hassle) of having to keep buying new knives before he absolutely had to. When he was a kid, on the farm, a typical pocketknife had a lifespan of maybe a couple or a few years at most, but not due to inappropriate use, because back in the 1920s and '30s, money wasn't something they could just throw away.

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  8. EvanR03


    Jun 15, 2019
    I like how everyone uses theyre knives. I'm not defensive I don't care that I'm different than the majority here I respect all for what they are and do and how they use the knives they carry in they're pocket.
    I said I worded my thread with wrong words I apologized if you dont like it stop checking in on this thread.
    It's about knives and how they're used and often abused.
    Though on a side note its replies like yours that bring attention to the thread so it's not really a bad thing.

    Maybe the thread title should have been
    Real Use Tools

    I dunno something catchy but doesnt bring masculinity or lack into it. Seems those replieng are doing that themselves by being defensive,that I cant help.
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  9. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    It’s the internet, so the community is diverse and from all walks of life. You can expect a diverse amount of answers and opinions.

    Don’t sweat it too much.

    Btw...here’s the pic of your ZT you shared. It might be more easily viewable for some. Nice knife! 4B77977D-7FDA-49E1-988A-0BBCF8BD0FBF.jpeg
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  10. colin.p


    Feb 4, 2017
    Oh-oh-oh, I have one
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  11. EvanR03


    Jun 15, 2019
    I'm not sweating. I like this thread I debated in my head for about 30seconds starting it.

    Thanks for embedding the picture. That's 200psi water line. I do have a tool for cutting it but it was clear across the jobsite
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  12. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Used my 0095BW to ream out some copper pipe.
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  13. EvanR03


    Jun 15, 2019
    Now where talking g
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  14. billym


    Jan 8, 2006
    You realize McGyver is a fictional character, right?
    I love seeing knives worn from cutting a lot of stuff and getting resharpened.
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  15. Mikel_24


    Sep 19, 2007
    You used the magic word. Crisis, emergency, once-in-a-lifetime-situation... If it happens once a year, at most, it could be described using any of the words above, and those grant the use of any tool in any way if it helps you to achieve your goal.

    BUT if it happens often, then I would say it is lack of prepartion. Or a mix between that or the owner satisfaction of using a tool (knife in this case) well above it's intended design parameters and surviving (or not!)

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  16. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    This KA-BAR has had the edge rolled more than I care to mention. The lock-up is still solid and the edge always comes back sharp. Dirt digging, de-burring mild steel, cutting rubber hose and all around box opener.

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  17. SeppukuSamurai


    Aug 19, 2014
    A knife is a tool. A tool that's primarily used for cutting. It's, however, at the owner's discretion whether he utilizes his or her tool in an exclusive manner. It really shouldn't ruffle feathers or cause commotion.

    I've used knives for drill bits, drywall scoring, fingernail cleaning, face shaving, rim removal of tires, pruning, food prep, outright demolition, intimidation, fire starting, fidgeting, etc....

    I couldn't care less what you use yours for. Really, the whole purist ideal of what a knife is, is for the most part, an ideal, not a reality. Just ask any soldier.

    What I would be opposed to is someone using a knife in an improvisation and trying to warranty it on a company's dime. If you're going to use your knives for jobs other than their main purpose, cutting, I think that you're more or less waiving your rights to warranties.

    Other than that, be safe and continue on!
  18. Darkpast

    Darkpast Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Use the other one....lol
  19. Basp2005


    Dec 6, 2015
    I was thinking of this topic just the other day and tried to get a pic of my most current hard use edc knife. The stone washing helps to hide it's scars. This was the best I could do. My other carry knife always looks good in pics because it doesn't see the same kind of abuse. It's mostly in pocket because I'm a knife guy and I like it.
    But I get the complaint that knife guys knives always look nice. Probably because we're always buying a new one.
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  20. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    My BM Adamas see's a lot of hard use.

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