What knives do you actually use day to day?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by 22-rimfire, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    If it was up to me it would have already happened. Here's to hoping though!
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  2. Phixt


    May 28, 2016
    Use 75+ knives a day? Where's the pic of that guy at the checkout counter?

    For me, lately, it's been Ritter (M390) & PM2 (52100). Neck knife always on, and that lately has been GSO 2.7 while the True Saber N2 sits in the med-bay begging for more attention.
  3. sXePhenomenal


    Mar 8, 2018
    Id say these 5 are my most carried. 824216C3-F259-4476-BD14-A27A09F89FE2.jpeg
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  4. pikemaster11


    Dec 1, 2014
    ZT 0609 and Spyderco Military CF/TI s90v.
    I have worked my way up to some nicer knives. Started with a griptilian, which was great, but I have found a preference for higher end steels and materials.

    Really debating on a Hinderer right now, it's a lot of moola, but it brings me joy just looking at pictures. We will see.....
  5. PWatkins


    Oct 20, 2017
    Some combination of these most of the time.
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  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I honestly have no idea how many knives I own ... I can't say all are users as some are duplicates of knives I found I liked enough I thought I'd need or want a second of ....

    I am planning on thinning out my knives by selling off duplicates and a few that just never made it into use for me ...

    now what I do use ... there are propably 10 to 12 folders that get switched around usually one modern folder w/clip lately it's been a CRK Umnumzaan or ZT 909 and a slip joint usually an Alox SAK Farmer ... and almost everyday I carey a fixed blade ... those range from small to large ... an Izula II or a BHK Foxhound to a CPK EDC2 or Winkler Jager ... and moving up in size to a LT Wright Outback or GNS ... up to and including a CPK HDFK ... my fixed blades probably get the most use if I'm carrying one ...

    so it highly depends on my needs for the day ...
  7. Boozoo Chavis

    Boozoo Chavis

    Oct 18, 2003
    More often than not the "using" knife I reach for most often is a Spyderco Endura.

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  8. smilk327


    Apr 14, 2016
    Lol I wish I could carry all at one time just once to see the looks I’d get. I carry one maybe two in a day. I just rotate through them in no particular order whatever I am feeling that day. I do have favorites but everyone pretty much gets a turn at some point. It’s kind of amusing to see how you forget how good a knife is when the new one comes along until you go back to it.
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  9. User27


    Apr 23, 2017
    It depends on my mood , if I feel like carrying a slipjoint i'll carry the Douk douk , If i want to carry a locking folder i'll wear the Kershaw Knockout ,
    and if i'm feeling bold i'll drop the the Bk-11 into my pocket.
  10. smilk327


    Apr 14, 2016
    I honestly don’t have a reason for not keeping them pristine other than wanting to try them out. I enjoy the different makers, blade steels, designers and feels in the hand. I definitely could get a pretty penny back on them if not more then I spent if they sat untouched. However then it would be more like owning an art collection to just stare at. They joy is in the use. Some get used more than others but to say I would buy a knife leave in a box and just hold it? Nah not my style. Not sure if I answered your question or not. Sorry if I didn’t. In a nutshell Comes down to appreciation for the tool the maker and the thought behind them when being designed for use. Thank you though for making me take a different look at myself though. I love when that happens.
  11. VernonRemington

    VernonRemington Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Emerson Commander, Bnechmade Bugout, and Alox cadet at work.

    Sebenza, Spydiechef, or PM 2 are my more “casual” knives.

    Usually have a GEC in my pocket too.
  12. VernonRemington

    VernonRemington Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Jordan, went to your site to check out these JE Made’s. Had to get one of the carbon fiber versions!
  13. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    Good choice! I was so torn between the Jigged W/Bolster and the CF version, ended up going with the Jigged version but that CF version is stunning as well. You got one of the last CF's we have too, only 1 left.
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  14. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    My most carried/used knives are Spyderco Delica 4 ZDP-189 and two SAKs. These are sufficient for 95% of my non-kitchen cutting tasks. I am adding a Leatherman Charge TTI to my rotation (for those who are looking for one, the wally world has stock on sale).
  15. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Hard to boil it down, and always changing, but...

    I've carried a Bugout every week since I put CF scales on it back in September. It rotates with the Pakkawood Delica in the office.

    Native5 Maxamet next to the mail pile in the kitchen sees a lot of use, but no carry. Prior to the Native it was my original PM2.

    Police4, Military, Umnumzaan, and 801BW see a lot of carry and use around the house and in the yard.

    PM2 M4 is by far my favorite everything knife lately. I never feel under gunned and it will do anything I need. 0562 sees this duty sometimes as well, but the blade shape just isn't as universally useful IMO.

    0560 is my knife in the truck, and sees a lot of random task.

    Since I returned from a recent camping trip, I've tried to only use the knives I brought and leave the others in the safe. It's been a little challenging not to break out some of my favorites, but after a while I'll have a real idea of which ones I miss most.
  16. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    03C32AAC-A002-46D2-BD14-2A6CE6C59EAC.jpeg Money Clip, Ti Waiter, Ti MiniChamp, William Henry B-15, and Camillus CUDA MAXX.
  17. Larcivs Lepidvs

    Larcivs Lepidvs

    May 24, 2013
    BRK Zancudo, Tops MSK, Victorinox Alox Electrician.

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  18. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    I can’t answer for him but I am similar in that most knives if I buy them will carry them eventually. There are knives that I buy that incidentally get put in my pocket once and then put away and never used. But its not to hold value in them, that is purely incidental. I don’t consider knives an investment.

    As for what I carry most days it is usual that for some reason I will gravitate towards a certain folder for about a month or two. Then suddenly I will see a video or post or something that reminds me, “I really want to carry my CRK,” or any other knife. Then I pull that knife out and carry that for about a month.

    However I am usually rotating through a group of favourite knives. Lately my 3 favourites have been my Spydie Southard, Kizer Feist and Shamwari. These three have kind of taken over.

    If you look at my profile pic those three knives get carried alot. Although the small 21 may be getting lonely.... haven’t carried her for a while.
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  19. JJHollowman

    JJHollowman Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 16, 2016
    An old Imperial stockman that was my Grandfathers, back when Imperial made decent knives. A $4 Wal Mart wonder in G10 and gosh knows what steel, but it sharpens easily and has really exceeded my expectations. I also weekend carry a stag Leverletto because one of our hobbies is to check out seedy taverns and people watch while soaking up cheap suds and no-cover-charge musical talent. A couple times a year I'll tote a Nesmuk style I bought from some fella at a black powder shoot, usually while sitting in the deer stand. I own a lot more in recognizable brands but these are what I carry. Out of them losing the Imperial would bother me the most, the Leverletto quite a bit, the Nesmuk somewhat (it cost $30 and looks it, too) and the Wally World not at all, which is probably why it sees the most time of them all.
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  20. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    One of my spyderco Military’s. Sometimes a ZT 909 or 804.

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