Great "Every Day Carry" knives

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  1. Boozehound

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    I got my Leatherman as a anniversary gift from work years ago, after that I retired my Swiss army. --
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    Along for the ride today, a little number from Boker....

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    I received this Kershaw as a gift and it works well with light shorts and our 10 months of summer.
     
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    They have bit replacement kits available. I've been carrying a wave for 15 years, replaced the bits twice in that time.
     
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  7. bigx5murf

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    I tried to do a bit of research on it on some knife forums, and my god did this knife cause some controversy. All the way to the point someone got Crucible to admit they do export S35vn steel to China. The common consensus was that this knife was made by CH Knives, which makes another popular budget s35vn folder, the CH 3504. They could very well be one of the Chinese manufacturers contracted by Kershaw.
     
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    Like many others, I used to look down at most knives coming out of China, but the last few years has seen a remarkable emergence of VERY high-quality knives from them. Companies like Kizer, Reate, Carson Tech, Stedemon, and others are turning out some seriously nice product at a very fair price. Made in modern workshops using CAD/CAM technology, super-premium blade steels (CPM S35V seems to be the current favorite), 3D-machined titanium handles (many nicely anodized). Nice stuff indeed !
     
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    My Chinese made Boker Plus Gent is an excellent EDC. It's not the country where a product is made. It's the company making the product.

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    And there some off brand knives coming out of China that are quite impressive.

    I have two Eafengrow branded knives from Amazon. One is an obvious knockoff of my Spyderco UKPK and one is an older school, woodworker type knife.

    If the Spyderco knockoff had brass or copper bushings like the real one and a slightly different break angle of the clip, I'd like it equally as my Spyderco.

    I think I'll grab one of those LA Police gear jobbies though it's a bit larger than I prefer.
     
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  11. sanford12

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    I bought this from a check out display at Ace Hardware for around 7 bucks. Needed a knife and bought the first thing I saw. It's crazy how well it holds an edge. Just dumb ass luck. It's an Appalachian Trail or el cheapo. Had it for 10 years and was the one I carried every day for 9.

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    Hadn`t purchased any new cutlery in quite a while, so about a month ago I picked up this Kizer Roach. So far, I am VERY impressed with this knife. IMHO, reasonably priced (around $85), quality, fit, and finish are very good, steel is VG-10 (a decent Japanese premium steel), strong construction, with liner locks and 3D-machined handle scales. Very ergonomic, feels good in hand. Slightly beefy for an EDC, but I really don`t object to that.
    I`ve done a bit of food prep with it, it has great slicing ability. I would definitely recommend this for a good working knife.

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    Updated to the limited edition Black & Silver Wave + for my anniversary

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    Very nice!

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  15. bigx5murf

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    my Wave was in for warranty work, so I upgraded to a Charge+ myself.
     
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    I ordered that LA Police Gear knife from a couple posts back. Nice, but a bit big for me for every day.

    Also ending up ordering a couple more fairly cheapies. An Ontario Rat II and a Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark 2. Both are very good values at roughly $20-$25.

    I've had a full size Rat for several years as a truck knife and knew what to expect.

    The Byrd stuff gets uneven reviews. Mine was slightly rough around the edges. Literally. A couple minutes with some sandpaper and a couple more with a small round file and it's a great knife for 1/3 the cost of a Delica and slightly smaller.
     
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    Borrowed pic.
    Nice slim knife for unobtrusive carry at work. Steel frame, soft edges, adjustable pivot, holds an edge, and marked "First Production Run" on the blade (of 50,000? :)

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    I've been carrying this Gerber US1 since I bought it last month; it's the little brother of the Gerber Commuter I posted up-thread. It has done great at holding a sharp edge. It is very light, and small enough to fit in the small patch pocket on the front of my Levis.
     
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    20181018_112058.jpg 20181018_112050.jpg Hey
    I just got my new Benchmade 390sbk socp 4.5.
    Man is this thing a beast. I think this is going to a popular model for them.

    Get your hands one and see what you think. Just my .02. Eric
     
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