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If you could own only 10 knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Gideons, May 18, 2017.

  1. adamlau


    Oct 13, 2002
    I prefer small, medium, large and chopper designations. Or roughly 4, 6, 8, 10.
  2. fishiker


    Nov 5, 2006
    I'll go with a list from knives I presently own, in no particular order:
    Vic Farmer - I always have one with me when I'm outdoors
    Busse Basic 10LE - chopper that balances good and cuts as well as it chops
    Martin Knives BT - great size for woods carry
    Small Sebenza(pheasant tail graphic) - had it for years and still my favorite EDC folder
    Randall 14 - a classic that is a user not a collector, great combination of aesthetics and performance
    Mora Bushcraft - it was a toss-up with the Mora 2K or HD, all would work
    Busse SAR3LE - perfect fixed EDC, tough choice over a Game Warden
    JK Hiker - possibly the best woods-bumming blade I own
    Grayman Dua - coin flip with my TSF Beast for when I just want something other than my Sebenza
    Busse TGLB - good enough for Daryl and the zombie apocalypse :D

    Honorable mention would be PM2 and Swamp Rat Mini Uncle Mojo.
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  3. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Manix lw
    Native lw

    Alox pick one

    Mini copperlock
    Slim single trapper
    Mini wharnie trapper
    Le thiers
  4. lemonslush


    Aug 13, 2012
    In this order:

    Spyderco Dragonfly salt h1 SE (best overal EDC knife ever made)
    Spyderco Endura Wave (best large EDC knife ever made)
    Benchmade 42 (best bali ever) - its a fidget spinner for men.
    Alox Cadet - (second best overall EDC knife)
    Benchmade 51 - best EDC bali around
    Benchmade 940 - overall excellent choice.
    Boker Quaiken CF- something about this knife I just love
    zt 452cf I lost this knife and want to find it :-(
    Leatherman wave (if you count multi tools )
    Esee izula- hard to beat for a EDC fixed blade I got 4
    Manix xl moon glow- I really just like things that glow
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    These are knives I already have (with one exception)...and like enough to keep "if I could only have 10". The one I don't have has already been arranged for; and is marked as such.

    1. GEC 92 Talon (snakewood/wharncliffe) *Love the pattern, and it's snakewood!*
    2. GEC 77 (Smooth Autumn Bone/sheepsfoot) *I didn't carry this for the longest time, now it's one of my favorites*
    3. Northwoods Hawthorne (Giraffe Bone/wharncliffe) *because OMG, look at this thing!*
    4. CPK Field Knife (D3V) *If I can only have one fixed blade in the 4-6" range, this is it*
    5. Bark River Senegal *quite possibly the choppin-est chopper I own...and sometimes a guy just has to chop stuff*
    6. Dozier modified personal *I can't/won't be without a small fixed blade...and if there can be only one, it's going to be Dozier D2 (narrowly beat my satin/bone Rodent 3)*
    7. Microtech LUDT *perhaps not my favorite auto; but it was a gift from a good friend - enough said*
    8. ZT 0550 (copper scale) *This knocked my 0200kw off the list because it's copper*
    9. Spyderco Advocate *sometimes a slim, light knife with a CPM-M4 is exactly the right tool for the job*
    10. Olamic 247 (pending) *it knocked a few others off my WTB list, and getting it the way you want it is worth waiting for...hopefully, it lives up to the hype*

    **Perhaps more interesting are the knives that didn't make the list....some of my most treasured fixed and folders (including customs), various PM2s with aftermarket scales, CRK, Hinderer, Strider, etc. Basically, with few exceptions, I selected knives that I carry regularly and/or consider to be of such outstanding quality that it made no sense to exclude them. The Olamic 247 is there based on anticipation, the Northwoods Hawthorne as an aesthetic treat, and the LUDT for sentimental reasons.
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    It seems that traditional knives are being included more frequently now as "must have's" to be used. Or maybe the traditional folks just are more active on the forum.
  7. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    This is not in any particular order... this is my 10 from mass production folding knives. i have a list of 10 custom knives and a top 10 for fixed blades too.

    1 LionSteel TM1 carbon fiber integral (if i could get super steel for this blade it would be even more perfect)
    2 Chris Reeves Large Sebenza 21 Knife Art carbon fiber edition.
    3 Three Rivers Mfg BT1000CF (bob terzuola)
    4 Trevor Burger Custom Knives (burger and son's, burger knives) any model preferably a front flipper
    5 Knife Works exclusive Spyderco C36CFTIP Carbon fiber/titanium RIL frame lock s90v
    6 Zero Tolerance 0777
    7 Spyderco PM2 peel ply carbon fiber scales with m4 steel or (maxamet steel ... not released, just dreaming)
    8 Rubens Titanium Tools, Rune with carbon fiber inlays
    9 Reate Horizon D carbon fiber (or several other models from them)
    10 CKF Sukhoi 2.0 dragon scale modded (or several other models from them)

    11 Several Shirogorov models.
    12 Dierware carbon fiber show side slab most models.

    i dont really want to have only 10 lol.
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  8. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    My 10 knives would be:
    1. Seamus Irish Uber Crossover
    2. Seamus small Cracked Uber
    3. Strider SnG
    4. Dervish NavEDC
    5. CRK small Inkosi
    6. Emerson Mini A-100
    7. Emerson OBS knife
    8. Pro-Tech Calmigo
    9. Pro-Tech Runt
    10. Benchmade Mini Grip with G-10
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  9. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Dark Timber Honey Badger
    Busse TGLB
    Spyderco Street Beat
    Survive! Knives Necker II
    Demko AD10
    Cold Steel Recon 1
    Spyderco PM2 M4
    Spyderco Yojimbo 2
    Spyderco PM3

    I'm sure this list will change next week...
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  10. sharkattacksw


    Aug 4, 2008
    BM Mini Grip
    Native 5
    Gayle Bradley 2
    Sage 5
    Dragonfly 2
    Small Sebenza
    BM 943
    ZT 0900

    I'd be 100000000% carrying only those until I'm ashes.
  11. ThePeacent


    Sep 15, 2013
    I'll pick my 10 "must have folders" from my collection...and then 10 multi-tools/SAKs, as both are equally important to me!

    Spyderco Pacific Salt - my most carried, used and longest owned true EDC
    Cold Steel Hold Out I - favorite XL folder, most versatile blade shape I own
    Spyderco Tasman Salt - my favorite and most used secondary EDC folder
    Spyderco Aqua Salt - best and most trusted fixed blade, camping knife of choice
    Cold Steel Rajah II - toughest folder, hard use knife, folding hiking machete
    Cold Steel Broken Skull - light, slim but tough and sturdy folding knife
    Opinels - perfect classy folders, slicey, sheeple-friendly in all versions
    Moras - possibly the best woods, budget and all around FBs, perfect "lending" blades
    Spyderco Spyderhawk - go to garden, beach and landscaping large workhorse
    Cold Steel Rawles Voyager - huge, tough, ergonomic and inexpensive,

    and as far as multi-purpose tools...

    Vic Spirit - best, most versatile, slim carry and do it all MT
    Vic Minichamp - keychain EDC, small always on me toolbox
    Vic Swisschamp - king of SAKs, camping, hiking and travel tool
    Wenger S557 - EDC all bases covered SAK, carriable and complete
    LM Micra - the most useful mini tool ever, keychain size
    LM Squirt - king of urban, office or dressy EDC small tools
    Lm Rebar - light, portable, tough and beastly basic-tooled MT
    Gerber MP800 - improved basics, industrial use and beater MT
    Gerber MP700 - dressy, compact and sturdy compact companion
    SOG Blacktip - the king, huge beast and work-oriented tool of choice
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  12. Frisky


    Dec 1, 2010
    I’m primarily a hunter and outdoorsman, so my blades reflect that.

    1. Buck Vanguard (Hunting)
    2. Victorinox Hunter XT (Hunting)
    3. Marttiini 450 Bronze guard fixed blade (Hunting)
    4. Victorinox Alox Solo (EDC)
    5. Spyderco Endura (EDC)
    6. Opinel #6 stainless (Small task slicer)
    7. Bark River Gunny grip with custom clip point blade (Hunting)
    8. Victorinox Farmer (Woods walking)
    9. Old Hickory butcher knife (Kitchen)
    10. Tramontina 12" Bush Machete (Bushcrafting)

    If you don't count kitchen knives, I'd throw in a Fallkniven F1 in cobalt steel to get to 10.
  13. Dair


    Mar 14, 2017
    1. ESEE Candiru (EDC - Utility/PSK)
    2. ESEE Izula (Minimal/Concealed)
    3. ESEE 3 (Tactical/Backpack knife)
    4. ESEE 4HM (Camp/Work/Rural)
    5. ESEE 5 (Cache Tube Stash)
    6. ESEE 6 (B.O.B. knife)
    7. ESEE Junglas (Chopper)
    8. OKC Rat 1 (Urban EDC)
    9. Mora Companion (Sanitary use)
    10. Busse TGLB (Apocalypse EDC)
    Last edited: May 22, 2017
  14. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Speaking for myself, I find traditionals quite useful; and I generally have one in my left front pocket. That's a relatively recent thing, though - until a couple years ago, I hadn't carried a traditional in a few decades.
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  15. oldtymer

    oldtymer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    1. Ka-Bar MKll
    2. SAK Alox Farmer
    3. Mora Firestarter model
    4. Spyderco Rescue
    5. Opinel #7 SS
    6. Case Peanut SS
    7. Marttiini Filet Knife
    8. Buck 110
    9.GEC 33
    10. Kasumi 8" Chefs Knife
  16. Riz!


    May 5, 2014

    Spyderco Military KW 204P
    Spyderco Military KW S90V Cf/Ti
    Sog Powerlock Multitool


    White River Knives Backpacker
    Survive! 3.5
    **Survive! 4.5
    Survive! 5.1
    TOPS Prather War Bowie
    **A large chopper Either a Survive! GSO 12, TOPS El Chete, or A Kukri of some sort
    RMJ Loggerhead or Shrike tomahawk

    **These knives I do not own yet
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
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  17. sfrigon1


    Oct 2, 2016
    Trc k1s elmax
    Trc urban tactical vanadis 4 extra
    Survive gso 4.7 3v
    Survive gso 2.7 20cv
    Lionsteel m7 sleipner
    Lionsteel m4 m390
    Fallkniven nl4 vg10
    Barkriver bravo 1 3v
    Spyderco pm2 m4
    Spyderco manix 2 S30v
  18. sfrigon1


    Oct 2, 2016
    You have a survive 4.5 ?
  19. Riz!


    May 5, 2014
    Doh! Not yet! I have paid for it though!

    Nice catch. I didnt realize that I left that out of the footnote
  20. rscornutt


    Apr 25, 2017
    1. Benchmade Griptilian
    2. Benchmade 940
    3. SAK Farmer
    4. SAK Cadet
    -- the rest are fixed blades --
    5. Bark River Aurora, A2
    6. Bark River Bravo 1, A2
    7. L.T. Wright GNS Scandi
    8. L.T. Wright Genesis
    9. Becker BK16
    10. Becker BK9

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