What knives do you actually use day to day?

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

  1. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    All my knives are users. That being said, some are used more than others. These are the ones I use lots. 20180629_163059-2241x3984.jpg
  2. Puleio


    Jun 2, 2014
    What he ^ said. :~)

    For the past year, I have carried a Bradford Guardian 3 on my belt, an alox Victorinox Farmer in my pocket, and a Vic Classic on my keychain. The Guardian gets 90% of the use, but the Farmer has a saw and bottle opener and punch, and the Classic has scissors and tweezers. In the past week, I have swapped out the Guardian for an original Street Beat that I had picked up recently and am trying out. When I can't wear a fixed blade (in some jurisdictions out here) I have a Manix 2 instead. I also have dedicated tools for specific tasks like the Mora in the kindling pail for the back yard firepit.

    I own more knives than I've listed, but if I get a knife and decide I don't like it, I will give it to someone I think will appreciate it or sell it.

  3. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    My work knives get the most use. A emerson roadhouse and whiteriver backpacker.
  4. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    for the last month or so, and for the foreseeable future, a spyderco domino
    prior to that, it was a kizer velox2 since november
    a kershaw injection for a few months before that
    and a buck mayo cutback for 10+ years prior to that
  5. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    If there is a constant im my selections, it is the Alox Electrician, unless I am in the woods, when I sub my Farmer. For the past few months it hs been the Opinel 6 and the Okapi Biltong. I might pair one of rhe wood handles with a slip joint. An improved Muskrat or Drover with the Opinel, or the Biltong with a peanut. Or I might throw in K55 black cat, a Svord peasant, a Higo or a douk douk.
  6. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    That's presumptuous to assume @mushka 's job.
  7. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I use all of my knives as well. For a few I buy a second that I store as a backup.

    One thing that I’ve learned over the years is that I enjoy using and maintaining my knives more than keeping them in storage. I don’t look at them as monetary investments, but instead as memory and experiences investments. I also think that it’s pretty neat that they will be around longer than I will and my family will get to use them too.

    My brother in law has an old Buck 119 that lives outside in his yard and is all beat up, corroded, and worn down. For some weird reason, I want it very bad! It looks cool and is testament to how well built it is.
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  8. HappyDaddy

    HappyDaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    I generally have two or three laying on my kitchen counter and grab one or another, depending on where I'm going and what I'll be doing. At the moment the three are a ZT 0095, ZT 0562cf, and a Boker Kwaiken. I tend to rotate them out every couple of weeks or so.
  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I was talking about the knife.
    The Victorinox knife he didn't know the name of sounded like the secretary.

    I forgot he said really small though, which would probably make it the 58mm pocket pal.
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  10. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    I know, just trying to make a funny.
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  11. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014

    Sometimes sub in a 0562, but this is what I carry and actually use just about every day.
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  12. bdmicarta


    Feb 16, 2012
    I have a group of knives that I rotate through for weekday carry- PM2, Manix2, Manix2 XL, Benchmade 913. Then for weekends I have a different group that I rotate through- Manix2 and Military. (Each group has more than one version of each model.)
  13. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Oh, I actually thought you were serious and even edited my post.
  14. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz

    May 10, 2017
    Never being one to provide a simple answer to a straight question... lol

    My main EDC is a Kershaw Hotwire. That is in my pocket 80% of the time. When I want to change up, I have carried among others, the following:

    Kershaw Atmos - In my pocket right now
    Kershaw Crown
    Rough Rider Barlow
    Herbertz limited collection knife
    SAK Swiss Army Classic
    Opinel #08

    If I am dressing up and need a gentleman's knife, these are my first string lineup
    Puma IP Armino
    Boker Panatela
    Kershaw AM 3
    Northwood Norfolk
    Kizer Feist

    If I am out hunting - one of these fixed blades is on my hip
    Cabelas Tree Brand (Boker Solingen) drop point knife
    Buck 102
    Browning Featherweight
    I haven't hunted in a long time. The next time I go out, I have a lot more to put through their paces.

    For fishing these two live on the boat
    MoraKniv Companion - Stainless
    Rapala Filet knife.
  15. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    I use all of my knives . . . except . . .
    Mr Stealth.
    He's my special boy. I can't bring my self to blemish it so he's a safe king.
    This last year or so my most used EDC is . . .
    Same knife Para2 but in M4. All though I carry AND USE tons of other knives but I can't do without the M4 for long.

    OK now you got me going. I wasn't going it post the ones I use but just the one I don't use.
    Some body get out the tranq gun before I go too long . . .
    This blade shape has been a real attraction for me; short blade with a long full rounded handle :
    Case Trapper (modded)

    Cold Steel Ti Lite IV (very modded)
    With the Ti Lite VI in a Razelized mod
    Look how the smaller one fits in my hand ! ! ! Very Practical.

    I carry many with handles like these; note the Ti Lite IV with full length blade albeit thinned and flat ground. Oh man, oh man, oh man ! ! !

    The Cami Para2 in S3OV DLC has been carried more than I figured this year and if I use fine diamond stones to touch up the thing cuts quite a long time in challenging materials.
    A freekin' modern classic if there ever was one.

    OW !
    MAN those tranquilizer darts hurt . . . sheeeeee . . .zzzzz . . . guess thassss allllll . . . furrr . . . . nowwwww . . .
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  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Wowbagger, I enjoyed your post. Such enthusiasm!! I used to feel that way about my Colt collection and then it just sat and sat.... I didn't even handle one of them for 10 years and somebody could have stolen many of them and I wouldn't even have known it. Sad but true. I'm selling now. It's time. So far I've sold about 6 revolvers and they have gone to good homes and will become part of somebody else's collection. One was really special... a factory D engraved Colt Diamondback in 22 in new condition.

    If you're wondering, I'm one of those 22 guys who likes to punch tiny clusters in targets..... That's where my BF handle came from.

    Knives are tools I use, but I really like them. I guess I started that way with guns when I was in my 20's. Probably too old to be a serious collector, but I sure enjoy trying stuff out and using what pleases me.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  17. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    A couple Protechs I use quite regularly.

  18. Pickergrinner


    May 20, 2018
    That knife is awesome. I totally dig it.

    The pubic hair in the pic is a little disconcerting though...
  19. GregNYC


    Nov 4, 2008
    Carter Cutlery pipsqueak neck knife, Carter Muteki fixed blade, Al Mar SLB (Stout Little Backup) folder, vintage K-Bar Jack Knife or Case Back Pocket knife.

    I must admit, at home I use a rickety old-school Stanley box-cutter to open packages and get gunked up with tape glue....
  20. rogatsby


    Jun 19, 2018
    My everyday use knife is the Ka-Bar Dozier Folding Hunter. So much utility, durable, and great value. I can't believe it is a $20 knife.
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