Great "Every Day Carry" knives

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  1. MaxxVolume

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    ALWAYS liked knives, from the earliest times I can remember. Bugged my grandfather every time I saw him, until he gave me my first knife (a tiny 3-blade Stockman) when I was 9 (still got that knife, amazed that I never lost it after 60 years of use). Got my first fixed blade at 11, a Mora Swedish #1 steel blade with a rosewood handle, it accompanied me on many camping trips (still got that one, too !)
    Got out of the military in `70, started collecting more seriously....Bucks, Gerbers, Pumas. Started going annualy to the New York Custom Knife Show when it first began, got to meet many of the top knifemakers (Phill Hartsfield came to dinner at my house once !). Bought, sold, and traded many customs and factory knives over the years, I go through spurts....sometimes I don`t buy anything for a couple of years, then I might buy 5 or 6 a year for a while. Back when I was an outside sales rep, I got paid expense money which I always banked on the side, always had a running slush fund over $1000 for those "special occasions". (I haven`t had that luxury in quite a while, I miss it)
    My first two knives:
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    Addendum to my last post:
    For me, the internet presented a whole new set of options....back in the late `90s, I discovered a site called Blade Auctions. Holy Crap....that place was like the Wild West, anything and everything got sold there. I spent a lot of dough on that forum. And one day, without warning, it was just GONE, never to be seen again....
     
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    Here’s today’s carry, an older Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21. This one gets a lot of pocket time.

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    That's a beauty!

    -Dave
     
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    Thanks. I really like this model, and for a production knife it is impeccably made.

    I spent a little time chasing and collecting custom knives, but I realized I was afraid to use them. Now I try to content myself with a few good production and mid-tech knives. I have to stay away from the knife forums to maintain that discipline!
     
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    Here's one I wish I had kept. It's a little "friction folder" (no lock or spring) made by Jared Price.

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    As Steve Martin once quipped...."Let`s get small !"

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    And today`s selection from the Sharp `n Pointy department is:

    the Crawford/Kasper Tactical Folder (a BAD mofo !), accompanied by a slightly more civilized SAK Officer....
     
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    In the pocket today is this little guy from Buck Knives....

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    Sharp looking knife. What model is that? Is it easy to flick open with the thumb stud?

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    Hi Dave,
    This was called the "Lightening", Model 170, it was a limited-production run from around 1997 or `98, you don`t see many of them around. Very cool little knife, smooth-operating and extremely sharp. Now considered a collectable.
     
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    DPX makes a great EDC knife. Deep pocket clip, glass breaker, “bottle opener” (which is really a rip-off of Emerson’s wave opener), frame lock, and a 2.25” blade so it can be taken almost anywhere. A PITA to sharpen, but otherwise a great knife.
     
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    Today`s choice is a vintage Schrade 130T, from the early `70s....

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    If I see anything for sale on the secondary market, I`ll pass it along to you....Happy Hunting !
     

     

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    I purchased one of these. There was a substantial price increase, it cost me $19.05 shipped from China. ;)
    I got it in less then a week! Expedited shipping cost me 10 cents. I agree that it's surprisingly well made.

    -Dave
     
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    That is still a great deal. Which site did you order from? I got mine of dhgate.com.
     
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    I got it from fasttech.com.

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    This one gets a ton of pocket time.

    Les George ESV

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