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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by torqueguy, Jul 29, 2019.
At the moment, it is the $26 (MAP) 3.75" Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 that I'm carrying.
I love the Utilitac, and the Tremor too. I have both of these. I have left my Tremor in it's box because it's DCd, but I do pull it out a couple times of year to fondle. You should snag a Kershaw Speed Bump from Knifecenter before they are gone.
Speed bump from knifecenter does look like a fantastic value. Just a bit too funky for my taste. I've passed on many a ken onion knife just based on the clip alone.
Victorinox Sheep Skinner. I buy them as gifts now. Grew up like many skinning game with my dad's Buck 110 folder or the odd fixed blade. Eventually got into customs, bought some really nice skinners as well as some production "hunting" knives but they were all heavy, slippery, and too thick. A few years back I bought one of these Sheep Skinners on a whim and it was like night and day. Lightweight, easy to hold, easy to sharpen, no hand cramping, easy to clean. I've even made a little sheath for packing it around.
That looks a lot like my Dexter-Russll sheep skinner.
Folders: SAKs, Opinel, Dozier Hunter folder.
2nd hand SAK Spartan bought for $9. Modded to remove the opener layer and create a simple 2 blade pocket knife. Carried since the beginning of the year. Does everything I need and nothing I don't. Excellent quality, action and snap. Personally, I can't believe I achieved so much for so little.
and of course, the incredible Opinel.
I hadn't known about that model, thanks. Victorinox really do make great handles on their fixed blades and kitchen knives. Hand filling and grippy with great ergonomics. How does the edge hold up with using in the field?
Kabar Dozier kickback hands down
The Civivi Praxis in Damascus is one of the best $70 knives I have ever owned.
Buck MiniBuck (425). Served me quite faithfully for many, many years in some not so pleasant places. Tie about 18" of gutted 550 cord to it with a loop on one end, then thread through your belt loop, roll up excess cordage, and drop into BDU pocket. Enough length to do most small tasks but easy enough to free up for more flexibility. Several times I found it swinging beside my leg but never lost it! I would just roll the cord up for my jeans and what not.
I like my relatively inexpensive EDC, the Spyderco Gayle Bradley. For me any knife under $150 is inexpensive, especially if the fit and finish are good and the materials are suitable for a good EDC.
My thoughts exactly!!!
No problem getting through a whitetail without resharpening. I've used it to entirely process a deer in the field, but having a boning knife and sharpener in addition is helpful when processing at a shed.
Bought this back in '79 at a surplus store. Maybe paid $10. It's a Camillus 1979. Needs frequent sharpening and worth the effort. It's been in my pocket 40 years and is the hardest working knife in my collection. Grandson will have to wait for this one.
I'm a real fan of Buck Slim Selects.
SAKs are hard to beat for value priced traditionals. I do like the Leatherman Juice B2 a lot. Its been discontinued, but is still available.