Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by colubrid, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. colubrid


    Nov 26, 2005

    Should have gotten the before pic.. Better yet would have been a pic when new, then used, and again restored. Knives can have several lives.
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  2. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    It does seem a LOT of the "What is Your EDC Today?" knives shown are taken from the safe for their picture. (and probably immediately put right back into the safe after the picture is taken.)
    I don't have any "beater" knives, but I don't have any never carried, (for at least 1 or 2 consecutive weeks; 24/7 less the time I am in the shower) or unsharpened knives.

    I don't think I've ever owned a "perfect" knife.
    All mine (including the GEC's and Case knives I've been gifted) have a slight "can't see it unless looking for it with a bright light" gap or two, a corner of a cover just proud enough it can catch a thumbnail momentarily it you run it over the bolster/cover joint. Backpring(s) that aren't 100% flush with the blade in the open, half stop (when applicable) and closed position, and other minor "I don't care" cosmetic (note quotes) "defects".

    All my knives were made by "humans", not gods,. "Humans" can (and do) make an occasional "oops".
    Minor cosmetic defects don't bother me. Operational/Functional defects are another matter, however. :)
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  3. Kabancheck


    Aug 11, 2018
    My beater for the last 4,5 years.
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  4. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    My ESDC (every single day carry) SAK Spartan and dunno about beater but it does everything. The corkscrew is only so shiny because I fiddle with it as a fidget toy. :D

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  5. CHNeal

    CHNeal Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    My most carried and used knife. Camillus made Buck 301 from 1971. It’s got a lot of miles on it. Blades almost 1/4 short from me being an idiot once. Blades also not nearly as wide as it was years ago. I work in the trades and this knife sees real work everyday.
    I get an itch every couple years and venture into the modern folders but always find my way back here. 010B9F03-7112-4A44-AA4D-90FEAA659B98.jpeg
  6. colubrid


    Nov 26, 2005
    This is what I wanted to see and hear about. This is what it is all about.
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    Aug 7, 2010
    What a great knife! Looks like it gets an honest day's work.
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  8. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Open it up bro!
  9. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
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  10. Gizler00

    Gizler00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Thanks man! My dad bought this for me back in 2000. I carried it exclusively for a few years back then. I was unable to sharpen my knives with confidence back then and I used to stop in to the Local cutlery shop to have them sharpen it. The last time I was there, around 2004, one of the guys butchered the blade. I was so mad I tossed it in a drawer. But many years later I can appreciate the miles it has on it. Broken tip, butchered grind. But it’s still a beast, and clipped to my pocket as I type this. I love it and can’t ever part with it for many reasons.
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  11. ferider

    ferider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2018
    This is by far my most used knife, because I use it my home-office. But I don't EDC it, since it's too small. Go figure :)

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  12. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
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  13. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
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  14. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    not beaters, but lovingly used...... 15879355681158072867940672073819.jpg
  15. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
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  16. colubrid


    Nov 26, 2005
  17. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    That's a Douk Douk. Old school French slip joint.
  18. Twinsdad

    Twinsdad Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2015
    In my pocket if I have a pocket. xm18 3.5 skinny slicer grind.
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  19. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    My Code4 in aus-8 is a great work knife.
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  20. K33ncutter

    K33ncutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2020
    The old Browning Barracuda on top is beat up, scratched up, and the clip is gone. The Cold Steel Medium Twistmaster in Carbon V is broke in well but still razor sharp! The Buck 301 on the bottom was carried everyday for probably five or six years while I worked at a service station and in an oil refinery in the mid/late 1970’s.
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