What's your favourite knife?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Smiling, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    For sure my Hoback is my favorite!


    no, maybe this one.....


    oh crap.... maybe this one....

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  2. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    The first answer that comes to mind is "the next one". Which isn't really any answer.

    The list of "favorite knives among the knives that I own" has appeared very recently in another thread.

    CRKT Large Batum
    Boker Slack, G-10
    Alox Electrician
    Kizer/Gingrich Gti
    CRKT Bronze Ripple with a modified wharncliffe blade

    The enduring favorite that I've never quite managed to talk myself into, is a custom AD-10.
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  3. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Favorite are my striders. They are the a jack of all trades. Tanks of knives and yet cut and slice really well depending on the grind ya get.

    SnG is my go to EDC - if I need something a bit bigger the SMF gets put in the pocket.
    Anything beyond that I grab my DB and go to work - thing is a BEAST and is like a hybrid between a knife and a pry bar that can stand up to just about anything you throw at it!

    Absolutely love my striders!
  4. Robinson1


    Feb 15, 2018
    Buck 112 its a classic knife that takes me back to a point in my life where all I wanted to do was roam the hills with a Buck knife and a hand me down Ruger 10/22.

    I'm also very fond of stockman and sodbuster patterns for similiar reasons.
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  5. jaseman

    jaseman Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 28, 2016
    My absolute favorite is my custom fixed blade. There are probably better made knives, by better known craftsman, with far superior materials, but this one was made specifically for me, commissioned by a friend, as a thank you gift. The steel is from old tools from his around his farm, the scales are reclaimed from the 100 y/o Maple floors in his house, and it was made by his uncle, who is a working farrier. A knife just doesn’t get much more personal.

  6. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    The one I have with me at the time it is needed!!! ;)
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  7. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Mine is a SAK Tinker for the last 25+ years.
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  8. CanadaKnifeGuy


    Jan 27, 2019
    My first, gut instinct answer is my BK14. I respect the hell out of this pocket survival knife that fits my hand so well and can be used for most tasks.

    It may also save my life one day, in the wilderness, building a shelter, fire or in the city as an emergency pry tool!

    I love that I can carry it 3 ways easily with a few sheath options and it's not a scary looking knife for other ppl.

    It won't let me down and won't break. It's always there, like a reliable partner, friend or loyal dog.

    I have both a favorite dive knife and a favorite fillet knife that have culled (see iki jime) and cut up a ton of memorable fish over the last decade....

    But they are really specialty pieces and niche tools with amazing memories attached.

    The Becker is just damn versatile and reliable. I feel vulnerable without it.

    The BK15 is my favorite woods knife, but because I can't get away with EDC'ing it, it has become a specialty use knife for me, for now.

    I guess I value practicality, reliability, versatility and quality.
  9. JBC6650

    JBC6650 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    I keep coming back to 2 major categories. 1. Anything with an Axis or axis like lock, ball lock etc. 2. Cold Steel knives with the Triad lock. I have, thanks to this forum and YouTube lots of knives in a variety of styles, configurations and steels but my most carried are Benchmade, Spyderco Manix, Sog Terminus XR, a couple of the decent Ganzos I started with, and then any of the Cold Steel knives. I have several Code 4s, three different Voyagers and a few other misc models.

    My short list for 2020 consists of more Benchmade, SOG and Hogue axis variants and more Cold steel. Maybe a Manix XL too. I think I've had enough liner locks and frame locks for now.
  10. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    If I had a favorite I wouldn’t be a knife collector. It is the rich variety that keeps it interesting.

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  11. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    I'm ashamed to report that I do not know the name of my favorite knife. I must also admit that I'm not a great fan of serrations, and my favorite knife has them.

    It's a Boker with a yellow handle and a large dark circular pivot. I took a copy of it and I'm trying to post the picture.
  12. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2012
    My favorite knife, that's a tuff decision. I would have to say my 3" XM-18 tri way. I won the knife in a photo contest from USA made blades on here. So it will always be special to me, and the knife is almost perfect. It opens like a rocket, fits my hand like it was made just for me.
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  13. Weiss


    Jan 3, 2007
    My favorite knife is Cold Steel’s extra large Voyager, clip point. After using it for just a little while, all others knives look too small to cut anything. Cut an apple with a three inch blade? Can’t do it. Won’t go all the way through. Slice a loaf of bread? Can’t do that, either. Little weenie knives won’t go all the way through. Heck, can’t cut through a dinner roll with a little knife, either. Zowie, this thing is big enough to split the world in two, if’n I wanted. But I don’t. Rest assured, I don’t. In the meanwhile, I shall endeavor not to drop it, lest the atom of the world be cloven in two.

    Aside from all that, I dig it because it’s superbly light for its size, it’s a wonderful slicer, has a very useful point, and is stronger than I’ll ever need, which makes my fingers safer than when playing with one of my other brands.

    Oh, and it was a gift from my wife, complete with engraving.
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  14. ggw


    Feb 13, 2018
    Yojimbo 2 in CPM-M4

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  15. JDRanger

    JDRanger Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2017
    Emerson Sheepdog.
  16. dimiw1337


    Feb 25, 2019
    hard question... but if i could only keep a folder and a fixed blade i would say :
    folder : microtech socom elite
    fixed blade : trc mille couri
  17. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. My head is on loose but my shoes are tight Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Favorite to look at? Matt Bailey Model 2 geek edition.


    Favorite to use? Uh, Manix 2 CTS-XHP, Yojimbo 2, Hogue Exploit, hmm...

    Favorite to fiddle with? Hogue Exploit, Kershaw Launch 8, WE Deacon.
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  18. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    Well, guys, and don't laugh too hard, my favorite knife is actually a "Franken knife." It has a polished "Homefront" blade from CRKT, designed by Ken Onion. The handle is a plasticine model from Blue Ridge Knives with a toggle that allows disassembly with your bare hands.

    This started are customizing motorcycles, and now I customize everything.

    (BTW, I cannot post pictures, what am I missing?)
  19. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
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  20. Béma

    Béma Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2011
    Currently my Uncovsky folder, from his dark series.

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