The One Knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Brawny, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Brawny


    Aug 6, 2018
    I went through a phase several months ago where I just had to have a PM2. That of course led to other "needs." A Domino (or two), a Buccaneer, a ZT0562, perhaps something else I'm forgetting. During the acquisition stage I picked up an unassuming Delica here that has been modified a hair, nothing crazy.
    Ah, the Delica. So unobtrusive. So vanilla. So . . .
    I have no need for others.

    Dear Delica, I'll never stray from you.
    Others may catch my eye, but it is only to remind me that grass is hardly ever greener on the other side.
    Sincerely yours,


    What is your "One Knife?"
  2. Sedit


    Oct 18, 2018
    carried a kershawknockout for years. It's still very heavy in my EDC rotation
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  3. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    The manix 2. Its the one folding knife that captures the essence of all my others. Thin enough blade to slice well like my endura or avispa. Thick enough blade to give me confidence like my 0566. Handle shape is good enough to give me grip like my zt 0562 or Emerson horseman.
  4. Brawny


    Aug 6, 2018
    I might need to grab a Manix.
    Don't worry Delica, again, you'll always be The One.
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  5. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Like a good potato chip, I can't do just one.

    But if I only had one, and it happened to be a Delica, I'd be well served for sure.

    Pound for pound, dollar for dollar one of the finest EDCs I've ever seen.
  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    My current "always there" edc is the Vic Small Tinker. I like the Benchmade Mini Presidio II a lot as a second knife, but the second knife only happens maybe 20% of the time. The One... who knows?

    The Delica is a great edc choice.
  7. Angus McGunnigle

    Angus McGunnigle

    Jan 1, 2013
    delica for first spyderco.

    And a Camillus aus8 Heat I got as the original company was closing. used that one hard and is still probably my favorite know. I wish I had a few more.
  8. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    So you say now. We will see if you are singing the same tune in a year or 2:)
    There are a lot of knife makers and styles out there to temp
  9. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    MBK Laconico EZC.

    Next up is a Keen. Anything bigger and I'd need my Shirogorov F3 or a fixed blade. The TRC Splinter 120 is beating my other bushcraft knives for versatility.
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  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    After all these years I still have never had "the one" ... I have several folders I would and could do everything I need or want ...

    And I own several fixed blades that can do everything I want or need ...

    If I had to grab only one it would be a fixed blade over a folder and probably the CPK HDFK ... but I'd turn right around and grab at least half a dozen others too ...

    I can't ever really even get into that mentality of there being "the one" for me ... guess I'm odd ...
  11. Kaibab270

    Kaibab270 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2019
    Well, I haven't tried everything out there but my favorite folding knife is the ZT 0920. However, my #1 EDC and in my mind most practical and functional to carry is my Para 2. Currently it's a lightly customized S110V model.

    If were talking fixed blade, no questions asked I absolutely love my Lionsteel M4 with G10 scales. Simple yet beautiful. Walnut woulda been nice too but I wanted something more moistute resistant since I do alot of hunting work with it.

    Of course as my collection expands these opinions will likely evolve. I plan on trying my hand at my own blades in the near future so I dont really know how many other purchases I'll make outside of that.
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  12. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    My one knife this week, last week or the week before?
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  13. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    I’ve been convinced that I had finally found “the one knife” many times over the last several years, but, the reality is that there is always eventually going to be a new or pre-existing product that matches my current cutting-tool needs better than what I currently have.

    More in the spirit of the thread, though, my S35VN clip point Recon 1 is probably the knife that most embodies what I really want out of a knife -and- is the knife I have carried and used the most out of what I currently own. I like clip points, the grip is excellent, it carries well, it cuts well, it is easy to maintain the edge, and the mechanical aspects are 100% on point. It’s also a little threatening, which pleases my inner mall ninja tactical operator.

    It’s not invulnerable to replacement, though. I don’t tend to form emotional attachments to products I buy unless they’re somehow significant to an interpersonal relationship.
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  14. Jason Puckett

    Jason Puckett Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2019
    Right now it's the TRM Neutron, I find myself sticking it in my pocket more often than not. Hopefully I'll get my Atom soon and it might knock out the Neutron, we'll have to see.
  15. vigourik


    Oct 29, 2011
    It's the Byrd Meadowlark.
  16. BenchCo Spydermade

    BenchCo Spydermade

    Feb 10, 2014
    My one knife has been the Kershaw ram, Spyderco Manix 2, Dragonfly and currently is the Benchmade Crooked River.
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  17. scottyj


    Jan 29, 2009
    Spyderco Endura 4 plain edge with a saber grind. The ergo's are perfect. I can put a real nasty edge on that VG-10. It's slim and light weight. Proven back lock and design. Tough and durable within reason. Under $100 bucks. With the Endura there are lots of flavors to choose from. Almost four inches of razor sharp steel hanging off the front. One of the original tactical folding knives. Plus I carried an original first gen Endura during Desert Shield/Storm every day. It's my one and only.
    Edit: For the record I do own, and use/carry other knives and brands, but that Endura 4 is my favorite.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
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  18. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Haven't found "the one" yet. Note signature line. Still looking...
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  19. NMpops


    Aug 9, 2010
    Why limit yourself to one knife? I can't. I generally carry a traditional & a SAK daily although I rotate through about 10 traditionals (Jacks & Stockman) and several SAKs (Tinker, Small Tinker, Spartan, Tourist, Camper, Climber, Cadets and Pioneers) . I just can't limit to one or even 2!
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  20. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Depends on what day it is.
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