Great "Every Day Carry" knives

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  1. MaxxVolume

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    Very nice ! To me, that looks like about a perfect-sized field knife (maybe between 4 and 5 inches ?)....tough, and good ergos, extremely useful in just about any situation.
    One of my nephews has some property up in Vermont, we were doing a little woodscraft a couple weeks back, I was using this Rick Mok camp knife, made of 3V steel....it`s tougher than a 2-dollar steak !

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  2. whoaru99

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    That Camp Knife you have there is one sweet-looking rig. Great steel too, tough and good edge holding.

    Yeah, the sharp edge is about 4 1/2". With the choil it's about 5". The ESEE is a more mundane 1095 but Rowen puts a great heat treat on it so they hold up pretty well. I'd looked at some higher end woodcraft/bushcraft type knives but figured I'd ease in. :)
     
  3. James Hart

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    one of these 3 are with me daily. My early 90s Leatherman, my 2008 Buck custom shop 110, and my 2010 Marshall Hall custom.
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    The Buck was a Christmas gift from the wife, she has had a habit of taking possession of my knives, so had me one made that read "Handsoff James Only", the MHK was built to my specs, I wanted a thick, tall, and stubby blade with a 3/4 size handle. Short enough to be legal most everywhere and strong.

    Marshall also made me a pair of His & Hers Chef's knives. He had a killer design for the regular one, I had him scale the second one down to match my wife's hand. I carry the other 3, but these I use significantly more :)
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  4. IPADave

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    Very nice!

    -Dave
     
  5. James Hart

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    Thanks, I have a bunch of 'in progress' shots of the MHK stuff, it really adds to the value to me. Here is just as the scroll work was finished

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    My wife has an EDC that lives in her purse, I had this little "Tree Rat" made for her a few years ago (different maker, not in Marshall's league). The handle is the same material my Iowa farm boy Grandfather's EDC pocket knife was made from.
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    The builder poked around my websites and saw I was a musician, so he surprised me with a guitar pick made from the handle material too
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  6. BruceRPA

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    THAT is beautiful.
     
  7. MaxxVolume

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    Those chef`s knives are sweet ! Got any details on them ? (steel, blade length, balance point, etc.)
     
  8. James Hart

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    I don't recall exact details... but it is Crucible CPM154CM stainless steel. I've been using them steady for a few years and still haven't had to sharpen them.
    Here they are without handles. My EDC on bottom has a 3 1/4" blade
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    Here is his Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Hall-Knives-106102362776875/
     
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  9. elcoholic

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    Very nice, I've never seen a filet knife nearly as nice.
     
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  10. MaxxVolume

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    Definitely "Droolworthy", outstanding craftsmanship !
     
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  11. IPADave

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    Thanks for posting that picture. It's cool to see the the knives in their "raw" state.

    -Dave
     
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  12. Eric n Kc

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    Hey
    A couple of days ago some of us were listing our favorite Benchmade knives.
    Well here's my little collection. AFCK fighters. 20170716_130944.jpg
     
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  13. MaxxVolume

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    Today`s choice is a pair of vintage Bucks....the Ranger 112 has a very sanitary auto conversion, and the more diminutive Prince is enough knife for most small cutting tasks....

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  14. Mystic

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    (slight off-topic re knives but relevant to above-quoted post of whoaru99):

    Last time I travelled from the states to Europe, I was wearing one of my old Army Air Force vests. Turns out it was the one that I happened to wear when visiting shooting ranges around Santa Barbara. Rather unbelievably, I made a trip through the airport @ SB, LAX, and into Luxembourg w/ two .357 "bear load" rounds in one of the vest's pockets (it has ~20 or so of 'em). And so a couple of years later those two .357 rounds are here, with me, in France, standing side by side in a wardrobe cabinet. Too bad the Python wasn't also squirrled away in a forgotten pocket.
     
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    Back to knives: I'm regularly finding listings of automatic-opening knives, including French and Italian classics from the 60s, in an online selling service called "Leboncoin", which is sorta like France's version of CL.
     
  16. 432HzBob

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    This is about all the knives I have left.
    I've lost SO many knives over the years its laughable.
    At least half a dozen swiss knives and a dozen clip knives.
    Also a HUGE fan of old Leatherman's and Gerber multi tools.
    I got this Leatherman and Swiss knife @1990 and both went everywhere with me for decades, including several years in the military and field use.
    The only thing that ever messed my Leatherman up on was blunting the cutter on concertina wire but it ground out.
    Even in salt water nothing rusted, not even the file.
    I use it every day in a belt pouch as a mantenance man. Handiest invention ever.
    The Victorinox was bought in MA in 1990 on a cross country road trip.
    It never leaves the house anymore for fears of losing it too.
    It's still used every day still for something or other.
    Clip knives I can;t get attached to anymore but super handy for opening, cutting and popping beer tops.
    The knife i REALLY miss and lost was a Schrade 3 blade pocket knife with the sheeffoot blade, wood sides, stainless ends and a sturdy build.
    My Grandpa had one for years, I inhereted it and lost it like another pr of sunglasses last year. :confused:
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    My Mother once busted off the tip on my Father's early early 70's model Buck like that hacking up frozen chocolate!!
     
  18. elcoholic

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    What's your opinion of the Laguiole Forge pocket and wine knives? I think they are beautiful.
     
  19. Mystic

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    Love 'em. Received a set of the wine knives for the holidays @ the end of 2016.
     
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    Thanks. Might just be my next knife.
     

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