This place really kills me sometimes

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Hickory n steel, May 5, 2017.

  1. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I seldom carry two knives, but I usually carry the small Leatherman Squirt every day along with my knife.
     
  2. thegeneftw

    thegeneftw

    170
    Dec 30, 2016
    This is the conundrum we all face every day being the knife nuts we are!
     
  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    The problem is that my knives are like pizza and the pics here are like a little Cesar's commercial.
     
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    We all have our little vices (and hobbies), so just get used to the fact that seeing and reading about all the knives here will make you interested in getting a few more. You could do like many here and simply sell off things they aren't using. That is a loosing game ($-wise) but certainly a win in terms of the whole cost of a unwanted knife just sitting in a dresser drawer is worse (if you care about that sort of thing).

    Added: I have purchased six GEC made knives so far this year and have used one of them. Probably will get a #54 that is coming out in the next month. Using the Jackknife approach, I have purchased enough knives this year to do me pretty much the rest of my life in terms of using.
     
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  5. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I like forums. I like seeing pictures of knives, and interacting with folks who share my interests. I'm able to learn about knives I might not have discovered otherwise.

    I guess it's all in your nature and self-control. I know myself enough to know what I do and don't like. Nobody's ever influenced me to buy a knife I didn't already want.

    Of course I was always drawn to Rambo and Jim Bowie and those types who really knew how to wield a blade. Never wanted to be the curator of the Smithsonian.
     
  6. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    I have switched carrys 5-6 times in one day.. I have also left the house with my edc pick and turned around, came home and switched, added, subtracted knives before my final leave... John:)
     
  7. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    That takes the cake!!
     
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  8. Jody744

    Jody744 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    I typically carry 3 folders, 1 is always a vic alox pioneer. The other 2 rotate as my mood changes. Good luck!
     
  9. Bugdoc

    Bugdoc Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2016
    It is clear that you are severely conflicted and need an intervention. Best to go off the grid for a while. Have just the place
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    (http://www.podupnorth.com)
    Bring one survival knife ONLY. Drink only herbal tea, eat only roots and berries (and any rabbits you may happen to snare). A shaman will meet you at the appointed time. :D
     
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  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Here's what I have worth using
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    As you can see I like to stick to Low cost high value knives, that just plain work. I may not have a ton of traditional knives but it's enough to have trouble deciding sometimes. you probably couldn't tell from the picture but my least favorite color is red.

    BTW I've decided to put my schrade 33OT middleman jack in my pocket this weekend, it's got a ton of blade play but has decent walk and talk and is pretty sharp.
    If it were any other knife I'd not carry it, but since my grandpa sent it to my dad one year for Christmas while he was off in the army I figure it deserves the use my dad never gave it. My dad kept it in its box and I did the same until I decided to use it, but I was just learning about good and bad knives and put it away when I realized it had come with major blade play. I hope I don't notice it much while using it.
     
  11. Bugdoc

    Bugdoc Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2016
    May the Flitz be with you.
     
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  12. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I prefer to use the Schwartz :D
     
  13. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    I carried my big SAK HIKER this week with a Case Sodbuster and Sodbuster Jr. I try to do a Monday-Friday carry set and wild weasel on the weekend!
     
  14. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Used to drive my wife nuts but after 42yrs.. Not so much... John
     
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  15. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I've used my 33OT a few times today and have yet to notice the blade play during use so I don't think it'll be a problem.
    It wasn't actually a user before today but I think it has become one so I'm glad I included it in the picture.
     
  16. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well ! Because of you guys I've decided I want to switch it up more often, so now instead of carrying an edc for a whole week I'm going to carry it Mon - Fri then pick something else for the weekend.
    I liked doing it last week when I decided to go with my 33OT for the weekend so I think this will work out great.
     
  17. Bugdoc

    Bugdoc Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2016
    Sensible approach. I find a bigger folder or fixed blade makes more sense on weekends.
     
  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I felt bad about ditching my buck 482 after 2yrs of constant carry when I received my imperial Barlow, so I paired it with the vic classic for the weekend.
    I think I only carried it one week in the past year , so I guess that shows how much I started loving traditionals :D Next week the imperial peanut will bring me back to the porch.
     
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  19. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    It's good to change whether it be your general preference in knives or your regular carry. I'm just about ready to shift to a GEC Improved Trapper for a while. They are just so pretty. It's hard to use them at times for me.
     
  20. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    drmabuse you were right, we should have designed that knife bandolier!
     

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