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What was the first pocket knife you bought?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MRego, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Legendary_Jarl


    Feb 8, 2010
    A souvenir China made SAK-like knife with pretty wood scales that said Banff. For that is where I got it. I was 14.
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  2. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    My first knife I ever carried was an old Barlow my grandpa gave me :D

    I think I bought a Gerber Paraframe before a Buck 110.
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  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    A Case Barlow was the first "good" knife that I purchased. Imperials preceded it. Believe it was about $20 at the local hardware store back then. Wore that knife completely out. I liked how you stated that "money was no object".... classic!
  4. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I've posted these pics before but the first knife that I bought for myself was this contraption that I bought in 1971 from an ad in the back of a Boy's Life magazine.

  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That's the one I bought! I think they also advertised in comic books, but I also read Boys Life in the early 1970s. :thumbsup:
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  6. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    My first knife was a scout knife , with a blade and 3 tools, which I got at about age 12.
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  7. Jordan@DLT

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

    Jul 22, 2014
    My very first was a knock off SAK from some gift shop in Vermont. My first real knife was a Kershaw knockout/Spyderco cat, I bought them at the same time.
  8. Cogam87


    May 5, 2019
    First knife I remember owning was a folding buck knife when I was a wee lad. First one I bought was some cheepo liner lock from a flea market in Florida when I was about 10. Green, drop point, maybe inch and a half blade

    USMCPOP Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    I don't recall if I bought it or my Dad did. Boy Scout pocket knife. 50+ years ago. Still in decent shape.
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  10. Markisbear


    Apr 8, 2019
    Spydaco ambitious
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  11. salty141


    Apr 22, 2007
    Imperial jack knife of some sort. First I bought my self was a Kissing Crane Lockback. First knife that got me into collecting was a Delica.
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  12. H0kieengineer

    H0kieengineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    SOG Trident Tanto. Last SOG I will even buy, folded in half cutting styrofoam
  13. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Freedom for @Fullflat!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Mine was a standard, black Gerber LST. It was after Fiskars bought the brand I believe, but before they ruined it. My dad still has the knife.
  14. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    I bought a gerber gator at Wally World with birthday money when I was about 10 or so. I was only allowed to carry and/or use it when I was camping, hunting, or fishing; and in the presence of my father or grandfather. The first decent knife I bought was a cold steel ak-47 at 14. the clerk at the knife store dgaf, he also introduced me to benchmade and I eventually saved for a Stryker in 1998.
  15. vic2367


    Sep 15, 2006
    buck 112
    long gone sadly 1979
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  16. sharkattacksw


    Aug 4, 2008
    My very first was a Buck 501.
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  17. 017


    Mar 31, 2016
    Victorinox Camper with the Camping branding. I still have it, but it's long since been retired.
  18. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    The op asked about the first knife we purchased, not owned. That would have been a completely diffevent thing.
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    And the first I payed for I had to have an adult purchase for me, but it was my money.
    If I look hard enough I may actually have the crappy little lockback around somewhere but it's not worth seeing.
  20. A CRKT M-16 in 2002.

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