EDC XIII Which knife or knives are you carrying today?

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Giving the sharpened prybar some pocket time.

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That looks like a beast of a blade. I really like it, what is it?
 
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That looks like a beast of a blade. I really like it, what is it?

TOPS Knives "Lil' Roughneck". 3/8" thick at the spine, 6 3/4" overall length. Heavy, awkward to pocket carry. Would need a custom sheath, or extensive modification to it's factory pair of pants, to make for practical everyday carry.

Mine arrived with a roughly 45 degrees per side secondary bevel (the smaller edge that gets the sharpening stone). I spent several hours changing that bevel angle, and putting a slight convex on it. If I'm patient, I can get it to cut in an acceptable fashion, but it remains the nearly exact opposite of Spydercos and other high flat ground thin-stock slicing machines.

It's fun, in a knuckle-dragger kind of way, but that "indestructible" feeling comes with compromises in cutting performance that you will always say to yourself "God, I wish this thing had a better point on it, without giving up that thickness".
 
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