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Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« on: October 30, 2009, 02:34:56 am »
Since I was a kid, I've always liked pocketknives. My first one was an El Cheapo slipjoint. When I was a teenager, my dad got me a Swiss Army Knife. And the irresponsible teenager I was, I lost the damn thing

Fast forward about a dozen years, and my tastes in pocketknives is not unlike my taste in denim: refined and expensive

For the last few years, this has been my predominant Every Day Carry knife. Having a pocketknife, in my opinion, just goes with the workwear motif...and is an essential tool for every man...even if it's to open up envelopes

Anyone else carry a pocketknife?

Chris Reeve Knives Large Classic Sebenza

 

I have a LOT of knives (well, less these days, maybe two dozen tops), but this is the one I always go back to. The handles are sandblasted titanium and develops wear and character just like a good pair of jeans
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 02:41:07 am »
I "had" a SOGG Visionary II and lost it. Then stepped it up to a SOGG X-Ray Vision (Tonto) which I have also since lost. Now... I have nothing in the way of knives... Need to get on that!
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 02:55:49 am »
As you already figured out, Doug, I carry a Strider PT.  The handle opposite of the scale is also bead blasted titanium and I agree, it does take on a nice patina.  Thanks for the reminder as well as thins thing needs a cleaning and sharpening very badly!

I first got into knives as a Boy Scout and as they say, "the rest is history".

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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 03:58:02 am »
As you already figured out, Doug, I carry a Strider PT.

Could you post up a pic of the back pocket fade? When I saw that the fade was distinct enough that I could see the PT profile, I was amazed

Other knives in my rotation are a Small Classic Sebenza with blue leather inlays, a Chris Reeve Umnumzaan, a Hinderer XM-18, a Caswell EDC, and an RJ Martin Q-36.

Still, the Large Sebenza is always my "go to" knife, and the patina on the handles show it

Dave, how are you sharpening it? I used to use a Sharpmaker until Jerry Hossom turned me onto using a belt sander, and I've never looked back
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 04:01:35 am »
I "had" a SOGG Visionary II and lost it. Then stepped it up to a SOGG X-Ray Vision (Tonto) which I have also since lost. Now... I have nothing in the way of knives... Need to get on that!

SOG's are nice knives, but for their price range, I really prefer Kershaw
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 04:12:12 am »
Doug, ask and you shall receive.  It's an older pic so the outline is more defined now, but you get the idea (maybe I'll snap some pics this weekend).


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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 04:14:32 am »
I forgot to mention what I use to sharpen.  I am currently using a sharpmaker and I"m not all that happy with the results I'm getting (I find the time/result ratio to be better with my 5 stone Lansky kit).  I have been on the fence about an Edge Pro for awhile now though...

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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 07:47:54 am »
I forgot to mention what I use to sharpen.  I am currently using a sharpmaker and I"m not all that happy with the results I'm getting (I find the time/result ratio to be better with my 5 stone Lansky kit).  I have been on the fence about an Edge Pro for awhile now though...

Paula bought me an Edge Pro a few months ago, I love it.  I can actually sharpen knives now.

Anyways, here's my motley collection:



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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 10:10:07 am »
Not that I'm particularly a bleeding heart liberal or anything but what's the legal situation in the USA with regard to carrying knives? IIR here in the UK if you carry a blade over 2 inches then you are potentially prosecutable.

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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 10:19:49 am »
Most states won't let you carry a fixed blade here. Pretty much all states won't let you carry a switchblade/butterfly knife

Folding knives are really what most states allow you to carry, and then there are local knife laws that dictate how large the folder can be. In NYC, it's 4" limit on the blade length. I believe in CA and MA it's less than 3"

That being said, I've carried larger folders than 4" and fixed blades in the past without getting harassed by police.

My Sebenza is about 3.5" in length, so I'm street legal today!
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2009, 10:23:50 am »
I have the hankering feeling Daveo and I share more than just this and the other denim forums in common... :)

Are you on USN/CKG/JD, Dave?
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2009, 11:20:53 am »
I'm on USN, not sure what those other two are.  I am on a plethora of other forums on other topics related to USN stuff though (other steel stuff that is not cutlery...).

I tried carrying a fixed blade for "oh $hit" situations for awhile and just couldn't find a comfortable way to do it.  It was a good excuse to buy an SLCC though...

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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2009, 12:41:40 pm »
I think we crossed paths years ago when someone threw out the idea at Patrick of TAD to make jeans
 
The one fixed blade I find comfortable carrying is a custom by Joe Brum. It has a 3.5" blade and a three finger handle, I can put it on my belt at about the appendix and point the tip towards my left shoulder and it doesn't feel like it's there. I can deploy it faster than any knife I have.
 
Of course, it doesn't help that I like large fixed blades for the most part, including two Hossom bowies and a 3V Nkonka that's coming in next week
 
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2009, 03:24:09 pm »
That thread on usn is how I got into denim. Someone mentioned Sugarcane and that was it!  The Internet is awfully small sometimes, eh?

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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2009, 05:48:48 pm »
Oh shit! Me too!!!

Now I'm several thousand dollars poorer...damn TADGear...even when you're not buying their stuff you wind up buying SOMETHING
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