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Used to be a Spyderco Endura or Calypso, but since I've gotten my Sean Perkins knives it is usually my Seraph, which has a 2" blade and 2" handle. Problem is it is heavy, being 1/4" A-2, and the leather pocket sheath takes up a bit of space. I've started carrying my Calypso or Endura again due to lighter weight, but when I start dressing in clinic attire on a daily basis I'll be back to the Perkins'.
Hi, it used to be a Buck Solitaire until 12 months ago then I changed to a BM AFCK (ATS34 plain edge satin finished) and since 2 weeks I changed to a CR large Sebenza.
Why the Sebenza, it's a masterpiece of work that I trust to do the job and not fail on me.
My AFCK started to have blade/liner movement after being used for only ONE YEAR, especially when the linerlock got wet, I don't expect the Sebenza to show this after 1 year because the closing behind the blade of the mono-lock reminds me of the sound of an 25 year old Volvo car door closing.. a solid sound like a bankvault door closing.
I rotate thru several knives and here they are in no special order:
Lightfoot 460 Mag w/ ripper teeth
Terzoula ATCF bolstered
presentation grade Nealy Aikuchi w/clad damascus blade for when i want a fixed blade,always carry a folder regardless.
Why ? because i like them for different reasons.
Leatherman Wave. Some knife guy, huh? Its one-handed serrated and plain blades are so handy I don't carry a "beater" knife anymore. For emergencies, peace of mind, and general "toy value" I always have one of the following as well:
A Spyderco large Wegner w/ a 50/50 edge.
I love the way it feels in my hand, very well thought out design, good ergonomics. The lock
sounds like my gun safe door closing, really solid. A super value in a production knife. I also carry a mini Bucktool.
Im like Corduroy in that I carry a Wave as my beater knife because I dont care if it gets scratched or hurt. I also typically carry a Spyderco Military, Spyderco Starmate, or Rekat Carnivour because they are tough and one can never have too many knives.
An old Boker USA four blade slip joint folder.
Has 2 sheepfoot blades, one I added serrations to, 2 small drop point clip blades.
Covers most of my needs is why.
Most of the time I carry a large Sebenza to cover the rest of my needs.
I have been carrying my CS Desperado for about 2 years now. It is an ox.
I have cut everything frome rope to heavy plastic to wood with this knife and it just refuses to go dull.
Not only is it the most comfortable uility knife I have ever held, but it is also the best self defense knife around, The blade angle puts the knife in the propper position without any strain on the wrist, coupled with the unbelievable grip that this knife offers, it is in a catagory all by itself. You really have to hold one to see what I am talking about.(Geez! I sound like the poster child for this knife
I work for left wing liberals who are afraid of their own shadows much less a knife, so, at work the knife can be no longer than 2" in the blade. I carry a Spydie Cricket there. In the real world, I'm trying out a brand spankin' new large Spydie Wegner which I bought a coupla hours ago. It's temporarily bumped my beloved Carnivour out of right front pocket status till I determine his place in the pecking order. So far the Wegner is feelin' pretty good and may land himself in the top five of carry status. Time will tell.
If it's stupid but works, then it isn't stupid.
[This message has been edited by misque (edited 22 August 1999).]
I use to carry a Puma Cadet, a knife that I picked up over 10 years ago, but find a Gerber LST that my brother gave me a couple of years ago to be easier to carry. My wife and kids gave one of those Toollogic cards a couple of years ago and it's always in my wallet. I am able to get on plane with both with no problems and I like the size of both, but wish they both had better steel.