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  • #16
    Originally posted by Deke View Post
    I just recently have gotten into pocket knives and this is my daily as well. It has a bit of weight to it, but it's pretty slim in the pocket. The "speedsafe" makes using it satisfying too.

    I picked up a Spyderco Para 2 a month or so ago. It's more of a weekend or doing something outdoors knife though. A little large for daily office carry.
    Advice--be wary of the little slider-lock at the tip of the blade when closed. That thing is pretty fragile, apparently. Mine broke pretty quickly. Not a huge deal but if I take it out of my pocket at home and toss it on my nightstand or something, it's been known to open unintentionally.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by armedferret View Post
      I carry a Kershaw Leek on the daily. Takes an edge easily, holds it well, and is JUST inside the 3" maximum allowed for folders in the great state of Murraland, which sadly places extremely onerous restrictions on the ability of people to defend themselves (since police are ALWAYS around to stop murder, as Baltimore's record-low per-capita homicide rate shows).

      Better than nothing I suppose....
      Nice choice!

      I carry a Benchmade Griptilian Mini and really like it. It comes in handy nearly every day.

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      • #18
        I've carried a pocket knife for years. I end up finding reasons to use it almost daily, for everything from opening mail to trimming loose threads off of my clothing. After trying a bunch of different sizes, weights and styles I settled on this single-blade Buck knife 379: https://www.amazon.com/Buck-379BRS-F...buck+379+knife

        The blade is sturdy enough that I don't feel uncomfortable using it for serious cutting, but it's not so big it's too big or bulky to carry in my pants pocket. It's also inexpensive. I can grab a replacement at Walmart for ~$10 in the event that I lose it or have it confiscated at a courthouse or airport.

        Actually, guys who have to go into secure areas, this knife is small enough that I could tuck it into a small crevasse outside of the building and come back and get it following my meeting. It's happened three times, all times that I didn't realize I would have to go into a secure area until I arrived there.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by 3piece View Post
          No. I've gone with a slimmer wallet and am longing for a smaller phone.

          Tell me when and how often you use a pocket knife.
          I went "down" from an iPhone 6 to an iPhone SE. And I love it. It's the guts of a 6S in the frame of the older iPhone 5. It's perfect if you're an Apple fella. I fear they're not going to make another one though, so I'll be holding off on upgrades for quite a long time.

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          • #20
            Currently in my backpack I have a leatherman skeletool https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sk.../dp/B000XU9NXW
            and a Kershaw Skyline https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1760-...ershaw+skyline
            at home I have an Opinel no. 8 that I bought on a trip to France https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AMY6GS...a-313972883694

            I keep the skyline and the skeletool in my bag because the skyline is much more comfortable to carry, but sometimes I need a screwdriver or pliers and then I use the skeletool. I grab whichever one is appropriate. It's nice to have both at hand when I'm doing field work. I love the Opinel, but it's not quite as practical.

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            • #21
              I do purchasing for a country club, so I am always opening boxes. A knife is a necessity. I carry a Case #133. The perfect size for the front pocket.

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              • #22
                I carry either an Opinel No 6 (stainless steel blade rather than carbon) or a small buck knife - could be the 379 mentioned by several people here but I bought it so long ago I can't remember. The No. 8 is I think the standard Opinel but its blade is 3.25 inches and in Washington, DC (where I live) any blade longer than 3 inches could be considered a concealed weapon. So, just in case the cops decide to stop and frisk me for some reason I figure having a blade shorter than 3 inches is sensible. I don't want to give them a reason. Check your local regulations about that as they vary - in the Maryland suburbs I don't think they consider folding knives to be concealed weapons regardless of blade length so within the metro area there are different standards. The No. 6 has a blade shorter than 3 inches and to be honest it's still plenty big for everyday carry and the No. 8 (I have one) is a little too bulky in the pocket so even sans the DC laws I would probably carry the 6 anyway.
                “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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                • #23
                  I carry a Kershaw Cryo. Was never a boy scout but grew up spending 95% of my time outside in the woods and because of that it's basically second nature for me to have one on me at any given time. That being said I just don't get out as much anymore and am starting to warm up to the idea of not carrying one. Right now I still carry one because I handle the office supply orders for my work and end up opening boxes a lot.

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                  • #24
                    I used to carry one all the time. I carried one in high school (rural high school, technically against the rules but not enforced). I carried one throughout college, for years at my job, and even when I lived overseas. At some point I realized that I used the knife pretty rarely and even when I did, I didn't really need it. I don't generally need a knife to open boxes. On the rare occasion I get a box that is too taped up to easily tear open by hand, or the box has one of those hateful clear melt-sealed plastic clamshell packages inside, there's always a pair of scissors within easy reach.

                    I don't need more junk to keep in my pockets. (Or clipped to my belt, which is how I generally carried my knife.)

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                    • #25
                      In NYC, definitely not. But I do have a multi-tool in the car, among others things.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by armedferret View Post
                        Advice--be wary of the little slider-lock at the tip of the blade when closed. That thing is pretty fragile, apparently. Mine broke pretty quickly. Not a huge deal but if I take it out of my pocket at home and toss it on my nightstand or something, it's been known to open unintentionally.
                        I've honestly considered removing it completely. When I first started carrying it, I always locked it before putting it back in my pocket, but over time I stopped doing it. Now the only time it's locked is when it slides up on it's own (I guess when I'm putting it in my pocket). Haven't had any accidental openings thus far, but I'll exercise caution

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                        • #27
                          It's funny you posted this. I just went down this path a couple weeks ago, and decided to get myself a pocket knife. Ended up picking this one up, which as been awesome so far: https://www.buckknives.com/product/5...ife/0501RWS-B/

                          Buck Squire:
                          Last edited by drocpsu; June 28, 2017, 09:03 AM.

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                          • #28
                            I carry a knife everyday. I probably have about 6 in rotation. I will post more details later but it's something I used to do daily and got back into the past couple of years

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                            • #29
                              Not a knife, but used to carry a Leatherman 831488 Style PS Stainless Steel Multi-Tool, but had it on the keychain when I went to Yankee Stadium (had taken train/subway to get there...had it on my keychain since I work in IT, the pliers and screwdriver came in handy ). Even though it did not have a knife it was confiscated. Now I have a couple full size pocket knives/multitool, but leave them at home. Usually take them with me when I go hiking.

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                              • #30
                                Ok, all caught up. I use my. Knife for all of the things mentioned already. Most recently it came in handy at a party. The limes weren't cut and the host was Mia. Nobody wanted to dig through the drawers for knives. So I popped out my Kershaw Amplitude and sliced it real quick. I have a Kershaw Shuffle that is a handy little knife too because it is compact and has a flat head screw driver and built in bottle opener. On little weekend trip recently I fixed the loose toilet seat with the screw driver, opened our pregame beers with the opener and used the knife to trim some stray threads while ironing.

                                I consider knives like watches. Do I need it? No. Does it come in handy? Yep. Are they cool? Yep.

                                Currently I have a Kershaw shuffle (3 actually), Kershaw Amplitude, Kershaw cryo G10, spyderco tenacious, crkt swindle, crkt lake 111, a wood grain buck that I can't recall the model of, my grandfather's old timer, a ganzo with a glass breaker in my glove box, and a couple of sanrenmu on order. I think that's it. Oh... My SOG seal pup for camping.

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