What are your top 5 favorite all-around EDC knives?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Lasador, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Biochemdawg

    Biochemdawg Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 11, 2018
    Around the house/yard I am more of a fixed blade/spydiechef, but when I go out for the day my usual carriers are:

    Small sebenza
    Xm18 3inch
    FF/MD Gent
    Buck vantage pro small or large
    Para 3
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  2. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    spyderco domino - thats it, that is what I carry every day
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  3. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    I have a few other favorites like a Pena Dingo, Mayo Small TNT and Laconico Jasmine that will rotate into the top 5 but the below 5 seem to get carried the most right now. I'm sure the list will change/rotate a bit in the future.

    Chuck Richards Counselor 2.0
    Karroll EDMW
    Small Micarta Sebenza Drop Point
    Walter Wells Custom
    Laconico EZC
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  4. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    1. Spyderco Caribbean
    2. Spyderco Manix 2 Cruwear
    3. Spyderco Para 3 S35VN
    4. Spyderco Para 2 Cruwear
    5. White River Backpacker Pro

    Honorable mention: Hinderer XM-18 S35VN
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  5. jumpstat


    Mar 9, 2007
    CRK Large 21 plain drop point.
    RHK XM18 3.5" Spanto Gen IV.
    CRK Umnumzaan drop point.
    Spyderco PM2 Digicamo Satin S30V.
    Benchmade 556 Mini grip modified drop point
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  6. metaxasm

    metaxasm Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2002
    GEC #15
    PM2 M390
    Delica Cruwear
    The Kapara has taken the #1 spot. It’ An awesome EDC.
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  7. orangejoe35

    orangejoe35 The Opposite Platinum Member

    Nov 23, 2016
    Spyderco Endela Serrated Edge
    Buck 501 S35VN
    Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight
    Kershaw Link M390
    Spyderco Stretch V-Toku2
  8. xraso


    Feb 11, 2014
    In no particular order (I can't decide who should be first and who fifth):

    Lionsteel Warhorse (M390 blades and CF scales)
    Lionsteel Bolus Clipjack (M390 blade and CF scales)
    Civivi Elementum (D2 blade and Rosewood scales)
    Benchmade Proper (S30V Wharnfoot blade and Green Micarta scales)
    Rockstead Higo (ZDP-189 blade and duralumin scales)
    Spyderco PM2 (Blurple scales with s90V blade)

    There are a *LOT* more slipjoints on that list than there would of been even one year ago. Also, the Rockstead badly needs sharpening so I am not currently carrying it and afraid to try and sharpen it myself, but I carried it for about a year straight :) The PM2 in S90V took its spot in the rotation since it is sharp as hell and I have no problem sharpening S90V.
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  9. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    No particular order:
    Hinderer XM-18 3.5" (kind of cheating here because there are 3 blade profiles and 2 widths in play here)
    Emerson CQC-13BTS
    Shirogorov F95NL
    Chris Reeve Large Inkosi first run (with ball-groove, made on my birthday)
    Emerson CQC-7A BTS (circa 2000, single detent, domed pivot, also drilled/tapped for tip down, radiused G10, all-titanium liners)
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  10. Peacedivision


    Sep 4, 2018
    Spyderco pm2, pm3 lw, kapara, zt0450 not in any order.
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  11. Peacedivision


    Sep 4, 2018
    I can count dangit! I'll add the zt0392 as the last entry
  12. Byrom Hermo

    Byrom Hermo

    Apr 4, 2003
    Victorinox Pioneer X
    Buck 112 Auto
    Hubertus Camper
    Kershaw Ripcord
    Benchmade MPR

    Case 6445R
    Benchmade Ares
    Case 6111 1/2L
    Microtech UT6
    Hubertus Camper
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  13. Landshark99

    Landshark99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Benchmade Bugout with mircata scales
    Shirogorov Hation Lite
    Koenig Mini Goblin
    Hinderer XM-3
  14. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I honestly only rotate between two. A XM-18 Skinny Slicer 3.5 and a Large Sebenza 21. All my other knives are in my safe and never get used besides my CPK FK2.
  15. atdegs


    Jul 17, 2019
    In no particular order:
    Benchmade Bugout - titanium
    Benchmade Bugout - micarta
    CRK Sebenza 21
    CRK Mnandi
    Spyderco Delica 4
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  16. Kaibab270

    Kaibab270 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2019
    Dang...honestly I pretty much only rotate 3 different knives.

    1. Paramilitary 2 in many flavors
    2. Para 3 in a couple flavors
    3. Small Sebenza 21 insingo

    Every once in a blue moon I'll carry my ZT 0450 and hopefully soon I'll get to try out a large Inkosi drop point. If it's anything like the Sebenza it'll be on the list too.
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  17. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    1) Buck 110 or Old Timer 7OT
    (there has been one on my belt every day for over 40 years.)
    2) Buck 112
    (Started carrying for a few months at a time starting 2018, to give my 110's a short vacation.)
    3) Large (3 7/8 or larger) Stockman
    (one in my pocket every day for over 30 years)
    4) Full size Moose.
    5) 4 blade Scout/Camp knife. (One in my pocket pretty much every day for over 50 years. Sharing pocket space with Scout/Camp knife for over 30 years.)
    6) Large (4 inch closed or larger) Sunfish.
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  18. Lasador


    Sep 11, 2019
    One day I hope to get a Benchmade 940 again. Very nice list.
  19. number9

    number9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    The last month or two?
    ZT 0566
    Bestech Pebble
    ZT 0808
    Spyderco Sage II
    Ritter Mini Grip

    It could change, though. I have two incoming.
  20. TenShun705

    TenShun705 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2016
    Recently, it’s been these below:


    Franken-PM2 - Jade G10/Cruwear
    Curtiss F3 Med Wharncliffe
    Para 3
    Laconico Jasmine
    CRK Sm. Inkosi
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