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    have owned a buch of kinves, different brands, different shapes, different blade materials, many of them failed for different reasons. My experiences with knives have shaped my opinions. A quality knife that suites your personal needs is one to hold on to wether it be 'stainless' or carbon steel. I have a D-2 steel folder https://mechanicguides.com/best-pock...for-whittling/ that I have carried for 20 years. The blade has been resharpened perhaps 100 times and has gotten a bit thin in the process, it looks like it has been through a couple of wars, dang ugly, but I would not trade it because it works. A knife is a tool, a good tool is worth it's weight in gold when you need it. I have had the best success with quality carbon steel blades hence my devotion to them, but I am not an ultimate authority, just a man with an opinion. Just remember, everything on a knife can be repaired or replaced,except the blade, the blade is the heart of every knife.

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      Not sure if I ever shared this before. But this is the knife that I settled on.


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        I don't carry it with me on the daily, but I have an Opinel #8 like everyone else for various knifey duties.

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          Originally posted by Xiolar View Post
          have owned a buch of kinves, different brands, different shapes, different blade materials, many of them failed for different reasons. My experiences with knives have shaped my opinions. A quality knife that suites your personal needs is one to hold on to wether it be 'stainless' or carbon steel. I have a D-2 steel folder https://mechanicguides.com/best-pock...for-whittling/ that I have carried for 20 years. The blade has been resharpened perhaps 100 times and has gotten a bit thin in the process, it looks like it has been through a couple of wars, dang ugly, but I would not trade it because it works. A knife is a tool, a good tool is worth it's weight in gold when you need it. I have had the best success with quality carbon steel blades hence my devotion to them, but I am not an ultimate authority, just a man with an opinion. Just remember, everything on a knife can be repaired or replaced,except the blade, the blade is the heart of every knife.
          Technically you can replace the blade if the maker still supports it. Benchmade, Kershaw, and a few others have a great backstock of parts. But I hear you.

          Everybody is different but personally, I dont need a knife to last 20 years. If it does, great. Nothing I do is so specialty that I couldnt walk into a walmart and find a knife that would get me by until I get home to my stock. You know the old saying "the best tool for the job is the one you have". I have never had a knife fail me at all. I have had knives wear to the point that I stopped carrying them but because of proper maintenance I never had it in the position that it would fail me in any way. I also dont use knives for things they werent made for. The beauty of this hobby, as with most, is that there are a million ways to approach it and none are wrong as long as you are happy and safe.

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            And just like that I lost the knife. Damn it! The clasp was loose and it wasn't clipping to the inside of my jeans very night. Well, lesson learned. Damn it.

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              Originally posted by DocDave View Post
              And just like that I lost the knife. Damn it! The clasp was loose and it wasn't clipping to the inside of my jeans very night. Well, lesson learned. Damn it.
              Oh man, that sucks. I had a knife that kept getting caught on my seat cover in the jeep. I would go to grab it and it was gone. Then I get back to the Jeep and its just sitting there like "dude, where you been, I am ready to go home".

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                Originally posted by DocDave View Post
                And just like that I lost the knife. Damn it! The clasp was loose and it wasn't clipping to the inside of my jeans very night. Well, lesson learned. Damn it.
                Even with a pocket or belt clip, I still always keep my knife, deep in my pocket. Knives are infamous for catching on things or popping out when they are just clipped on. I learned that lesson myself and also by watching Wranglerstar videos on YTube.

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                  Originally posted by Shade View Post
                  Even with a pocket or belt clip, I still always keep my knife, deep in my pocket. Knives are infamous for catching on things or popping out when they are just clipped on. I learned that lesson myself and also by watching Wranglerstar videos on YTube.
                  I carry mine ion my back pocket, clipped. Occasionally it snags on my seat covers and I have to be careful not to let it scratch hardwood benches and chairs...but 95% of the time it is worry free back there. And no, I dont really feel it when I sit down. Probably mostly because I dont carry monsters.

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                    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
                    Oh man, that sucks. I had a knife that kept getting caught on my seat cover in the jeep. I would go to grab it and it was gone. Then I get back to the Jeep and its just sitting there like "dude, where you been, I am ready to go home".
                    Hahaha. That's what happened to me, minus the seat cover. I came out to my car this morning and there was my knife. Sitting gently on my driver seat wondering where I had been all night. I'm going to get the clip fixed so that is sinches (I can't spell) down more. I hopefully that will keep the knife more snug in my jeans/pants pocket.

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                      Originally posted by DocDave View Post
                      Hahaha. That's what happened to me, minus the seat cover. I came out to my car this morning and there was my knife. Sitting gently on my driver seat wondering where I had been all night. I'm going to get the clip fixed so that is sinches (I can't spell) down more. I hopefully that will keep the knife more snug in my jeans/pants pocket.
                      most clips are just held on with small torx screws. you should be able to take it off, bend it a little, then put it back on.

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                        Yep, never leave home without one, along with other dude stuff[emoji16][emoji1690]

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                          Originally posted by DocDave View Post
                          I'm going to get the clip fixed so that is sinches (I can't spell) down more.
                          Almost spelled correctly: cinches, from Spanish noun for belt cincha, which in English then became a noun for saddle-girth, a verb for the act of tightening, and somehow a noun for something easy to do. Reading a bunch of Zane Grey westerns as a kid took me a while to figure out how one word had so many variations and tenses, so the explanation's stuck in my head.

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                            [MENTION=17539]Sheepdog149[/MENTION] Your photo looks like something out of a LL Bean catalog! Nicely done.

                            [MENTION=7205]Galcobar[/MENTION] Yeah, I was having a hard time figuring out how to spell that word. I figured I would just sound it out and hope the heck the rest of you reading the post would know what the heck I was talking about.

                            [MENTION=12021]idvsego[/MENTION] Thanks for the tip. Sounds like it might a good weekend project for me.

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                              When I stopped traveling all the time for work, I started carrying a knife for the first time in many years recently. It comes in handy a lot. I misplaced my little Victorinox 3-blade knife, and have been carrying the Opinel #5 daily. Recently, I've had the occasion to use it a lot for opening boxes at work, and I have nearly injured myself a bunch of times. Thankfully, the box-cutting dulled the formerly razor-sharp blade, or I would have been in the emergency room. I'm in the market for a lock-open blade, maybe a Kershaw Leek or Chive. The Damascus versions of the Kershaws look pretty sweet. On the downside, Picasso never carved anything with a Kershaw...

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                                Originally posted by carlitos View Post
                                When I stopped traveling all the time for work, I started carrying a knife for the first time in many years recently. It comes in handy a lot. I misplaced my little Victorinox 3-blade knife, and have been carrying the Opinel #5 daily. Recently, I've had the occasion to use it a lot for opening boxes at work, and I have nearly injured myself a bunch of times. Thankfully, the box-cutting dulled the formerly razor-sharp blade, or I would have been in the emergency room. I'm in the market for a lock-open blade, maybe a Kershaw Leek or Chive. The Damascus versions of the Kershaws look pretty sweet. On the downside, Picasso never carved anything with a Kershaw...
                                well that was a neat bit of history I didnt know.

                                Leek is a good knife by all accounts. I personally dont love assisted opening blades. The Kershaw Skyline is my favorite Kershaw so far.

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