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Great "Every Day Carry" knives

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

  1. MaxxVolume

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    I`ve had a somewhat unusual relationship with Benchmade knives over the years. My first one was a Balisong, early `90s, before there even was a company called "Benchmade". They were marketed under the name "Bali-Song", with the butterfly logo. A few years later, (like a knucklehead) I sold that knife to a guy I worked with.
    Eventually the company name became Benchmade, but for whatever reason, I ignored the entire line for a long time. Until I finally bought another one, that is, and saw what I`d been missing. I currently have maybe 8 or 9 BMs, love `em all....
     
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  2. soundmotor

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    A pity, that would have been a Pacific Cutlery Balisong. I've found a couple over the years, really beautiful knives.
     
  3. Eric n Kc

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    1525619312747259487736.jpg Hey
    I just picked up a new Benchmade Fact 417bk.
    The clip/grip is a little tight but other than that I'm pretty tickled with it.
     
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  4. MaxxVolume

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    I have these two Benchmades in my pockets right now....for some reason, they just seem to fit well together, like peanut butter and jelly.... :)

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  5. IPADave

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    I bought a Benchmade Custom Mini Griptilian. S30V steel satin blade. Black nylon scales and all black hardware.

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    -Dave
     
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  7. MaxxVolume

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    Today`s Sharp & Pointy ridealong is the Kershaw 1850, the all-Ti version of the Tyrade (a Ken Onion design). This knife came out about a year before Onion joined up with Strider, and the Zero Tolerance line was released. Familial DNA between the lines is pretty evident. Best ergonomics I`ve ever felt in a folder....
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  8. MaxxVolume

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    The Benchmade Contego definitely punches above it`s weight class....while being in the "Large and In Charge" category, size wise, the reasonably light weight and slim profile make it easy to carry. That FFG M4 tool-steel blade takes & holds a fine edge, too.

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  9. MaxxVolume

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    Just wanted to mention, I have listed this nice custom Kelgin balisong for sale over on Barter Town....(or, you can PM me, s`all good !)

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  10. Dirk Willims

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    Been carrying Benchmade knives since their inception. Ernest Emerson the maker is a great guy. I carry his name brand Emerson daily. My currant knife, I won in 2010, at a sniper school for shooting top gun. Carried it daily, since I got it.

    I've purchased a bench made, for everybody in the family, wife, son, daughter, daughter in law,and son in law. Also have a few OTF, bladed knives, on being a bench made. Just gifted my nephew with a benchmade OTF, when he graduated from Marine Corps Basic, as an 0311, grunt.

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    Another of my Benchmades, an Osborne design.... a true "Gentleman`s Knife....
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  12. BruceRPA

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    You have excellent taste Maxx! The Osborne Emissary 470-1 is the EDC knife that I selected. See post #47. I love the thumb safety. As much as I liked other knives, and still do, the thumb safety made all the difference for me.
     
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    Yes, I appreciate the lock feature too. Probably a good part of the reason why my #580 Barrage (also an Osborne design) has been in my pocket every day for the past 3 years or so....it has a safety lock on top of the backstrap which secures the axis lock against accidental opening or closing. Good stuff !
     
  14. Dirk Willims

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    Very nice indeed. Knife porn, is as fun as gun porn.

    Dirk
     
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    Welcome aboard, Dirk ! (Addicted to The Steel, are ya ?)
     
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    My first-ever knife, given to me by my dear old Scottish Grandpa, when I was about eight or nine. He was a Merchant Sailor for many years, used to pay me a quarter for every new knot I learned to tie, that`s where I got much of my early education from. Don`t know how or why this knife is still around, I thought it was gone several times, but it kept turning up again ! :)

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  17. Dirk Willims

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    MV, agree, I've been carrying BM, and Ernest Emerson knives professionally since they came out.

    Their ARE better knives, however from a cost comparative angle, it's difficult to rationalize a better knife then BM for the price.

    Don't know if I mentioned this, I won this knife when this particular color and style were not on the market. That was 2010. It's been with me everyday from that date. EXCEPT, last month while a a Concert in Reno Nevada, this knife was seized by security.

    I went to get it back from the Grands Sierra Resort security. And they didn't have it in their evidence locker. I was pissed. I called daily for- week, even had my old Sheriff call on my behalf. Had a friend from Reno PD call, no joy.

    So I did some research, and discovered that a clerical error had been made. Once I pointed that out, and told them I wasn't looking to have a good employee fired, I just wanted my knife back. Last Friday I,got an email, stating the error had been corrected in the paper trail, my knife arrived the following Monday, with a sincere apology.

    I'm greatful to ESI security, and GSR's security crews for their attention to detail. My knife hasn't been out of my sight since then. I was very fortunate, to recover this awesome blade.

    Dirk
     
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  18. Dirk Willims

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    I LOVE the OLD CRAFTY!. Very cool knife.

    Dirk
     
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  19. Dirk Willims

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    MV, if you have time look up,an old friend of mine,,who's making very,very high end knives. " Indy Knives" are so,e fantastic works of art, funtional, well balanced works of art. At a price point anyone can afford. I'm a big fan,of his,daggers, their the rolled steal craft, the name escapes me at this moment.

    I like to give my nieces and nephews, and other relatives who are in their 20s, good kit. I've given each of them a BM, and last year each got one of these daggers, the metals 9091 which requires a bit more care, but is hard, and hold a sharp blade well. For 100.00 apiece their great gifts, IF the recipient is a responsible individual.


    Boys, have a look at Indy Knives, I,think,all,of,you will appriciate his attention,to,detail, and again his prices.

    Dirk
     
  20. www.records

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    IMG_2647.JPG IMG_2649.JPG I am not a hardcore knife guy, I always have one in my pocket. I have carried this old (1970) Boker Tree Brand 712 auto for years. And then yesterday I bought this Kershaw Launch 7 auto. I am going to give the Boker a rest.
     
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