Great "Every Day Carry" knives

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by BruceRPA, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Super Member

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    Today, I`ve been rolling with the Benchmade 755 MPR (Mini Pocket Rocket). Overbuilt from titanium, G10, and Sleipner M390 steel, it`s quite a stout little tool.

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  2. MaxxVolume

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    Today, another Benchmade (Contego) is in the pocket. Carries very nicely for a fairly large knife, the M4 tool steel blade is extremely sharp.

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  3. soundmotor

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    I bought one of these about 6 months ago. Online seller had them for $16 shipped (from China) so I bit the bullet for science. What I got surprised me.

    Great fit & finish, all stainless, G10 scales, shave sharp, holds edge, and solidly made. Opens with a wicked snap and zero play when it is. I can lose it and not feel bad -



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  4. MaxxVolume

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    Very nice for the money !
     
  5. datafone

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    No reason to carry a knife down here, but if there was a need and it was legal to do so I would have to choose some variation of a Karambit.
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  6. MaxxVolume

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    Today`s ridealong is the Tom Lewis fixed-blade, and my ever-present Benchmade Barrage. Last week, while touching up the edge on the Barrage, I decided to reprofile it to a Moran (convex) edge, using a rubber sanding block with a few different grades of wet-or-dry sandpaper. Turned out real nice, the finest grit I had was 400 grit, so I didn`t get that hair-shaving sharp edge. Almost, but not quite.

    But, that being said, I don`t shave with this knife, it`s a working knife. I didn`t put any secondary micro-bevel on it, just left it in the "appleseed edge" state. And, in it`s present form, it`s a better working edge than the more-refined version I would normally put on it. Tested it by making about 75 or 80 cuts on some half-inch manila (hemp) rope, followed by some whittling on a piece of well-seasoned cherry branch. It performed admirably in both tasks, without any apparent degredation in edge quality.

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  7. BruceRPA

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    Very nice Max! That fixed blade is a work of art.

    And about that Karambit, yikes! :eek: That’s frightening! I like it.

    Sharpening it must be a bit of a challenge.
     
  8. datafone

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    Only frightening if in the right hands...or is that wrong? I guess it depends on the angle It's seen from. If It's seen....... the shorter bladed ones are difficult to be seen in the hands of the user.

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  9. Chiliarches

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    Fixed blade for me, in a pocket sheath image.jpg . Bought this in Wyoming - made by Schenk in Idaho.
     
  10. MaxxVolume

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    Was working out in the yard this am, clearing out some overgrown vegetation, so I put this blade to use. Cold Steel Barong, 12 inch blade, plain carbon steel (probably 1095 or similar), with a pretty good heat treat on it. The factory-issued edge was pure crap, so I reprofiled it to a convex edge, and it now cuts like six futhermuckers !
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  11. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Nikki's gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    A serious tool for the job. It made light work of your chore, I'm sure.
     

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