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Old 04-07-2020, 02:41 PM   #1
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Knives (not kitchen)

Most guys have a pocketknife that they carry on a daily basis. So, other than that daily carry and excluding kitchen knives, what additional, if any, knives do carry or use?

In my case, I sometimes take a small sloyd knife with me. Even though the blade is < 3", it is a belt knife and Kalifornia frowns on carrying it so it lives either in the toolbox or my other gear bag. I seldom use it although it would be handy at times.
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:14 PM   #2
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Lets see - I have a Swiss knife in my back pocket, a sheath knife in my console, a Leatherman in my glove box, and several in the tool box. Never seem to have the right one when it comes to cheese and wine tho.
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:19 PM   #3
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I've been a Case guy since way back when my grandfather first gave me his 60 years ago... but...the Leatherman Squirt PS4 has become my preferred pocket knife/tool in the past couple years.

At 2.2" closed and just 2oz. it is ideal to carry in your pocket and does so much more than just a knife.

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They also make the Squirt ES4 that has a wire stripper instead of pliers.
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I've been a Case guy since way back when my grandfather first gave me his 60 years ago... but...the Leatherman Squirt PS4 has become my preferred pocket knife/tool in the past couple years.

At 2.2" closed and just 2oz. it is ideal to carry in your pocket and does so much more than just a knife.

Squirt PS4 Keychain Multi-Tool





They also make the Squirt ES4 that has a wire stripper instead of pliers.
I'll have to check out the one with the wire stripper. Assuming its a set of dykes, which I am always needing, I want one.
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:20 PM   #5
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Always have my Swiss Army Knife close by. It has a lot of great functions it can accomplish. Bigger knife in the toolkit if ever required.
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My every day carry is a 4" Gerber multitool
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:53 PM   #7
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I'll have to check out the one with the wire stripper. Assuming its a set of dykes, which I am always needing, I want one.
If by dykes you mean wire cutters, then yes.
Two actually. One that cuts fine wire at the tip of the strippers and another that cuts slightly larger wire just above the pivot point. Just remember, these are micro tools. You won't be cutting 8 gauge wire or battery cables with them!
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I keep a leather an tool in my Jeep Wrangler and a Case Trapper in the motorhome. I also carry my fatherís small Buck pocket knife that he carried always for many years. The Case Trapper has always been my favorite
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If by dykes you mean wire cutters, then yes.
Two actually. One that cuts fine wire at the tip of the strippers and another that cuts slightly larger wire just above the pivot point. Just remember, these are micro tools. You won't be cutting 8 gauge wire or battery cables with them!
My other half ran her own electricians business for a while, and now we work mainly on our horse farm. The first time I asked her for a pair of dykes, she gave me a strange look and said, what are dykes. I explained it was short for diagonal cutting pliers and she said she had never heard them called that, they were side cutters. Led to some banter about same. I carry a kershaw knife. We handle 1000 lb animals at the end of a rope and you need a knife you can open with one hand in an emergency, like when you are being dragged or pinned against a tree with a lead rope holding you down. I also have a collection of knives that are mostly for display. My family never runs out of gift ideas for me, I always love getting a new knife.
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I have more knives than I do flashlights. I have been a collector of knives since I was about twelve and have worn one all day, every day since that time. All through high school I wore a Buck 110 in its sheath on my belt. I still have that knife, but I haven’t worn it since about 1983. I won’t buy a knife that I won’t use and I have used every knife that I have bought except some of my favorites that I have duplicates of in case I lose one or want to give one as a gift. Every knife I own is my favorite knife, but the knife that gets used the most is my EDC Benchmade Barrage 580 drop point with Axis Assist lock. I like this knife a whole lot and it is one of the cheaper knives in my collection. I can’t count how many of these I have gifted.

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Buck 110. Rule 37(b), NCIS. Never leave home without a pocketknife.
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My other half ran her own electricians business for a while, and now we work mainly on our horse farm. The first time I asked her for a pair of dykes, she gave me a strange look and said, what are dykes. I explained it was short for diagonal cutting pliers and she said she had never heard them called that, they were side cutters. Led to some banter about same. I carry a kershaw knife. We handle 1000 lb animals at the end of a rope and you need a knife you can open with one hand in an emergency, like when you are being dragged or pinned against a tree with a lead rope holding you down. I also have a collection of knives that are mostly for display. My family never runs out of gift ideas for me, I always love getting a new knife.
You can buy anything on Amazon..... https://www.amazon.com/Dykes-Cutter-.../dp/B0733NRF2C

Dykes 4.5" Side Cutter Diagonal Wire Cutting Pliers Diagonal Wire Cutter Side Cutting Pliers (wire cutter)

I carry a kershaw lock back knife, but when camping my Leatherman or
Greber are not far off.

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Just remember, these are micro tools. You won't be cutting 8 gauge wire or battery cables with them!
No, but they should cut fishing line and hang nails just fine. Where you would wear a belt knife, West Coast saltwater fisherpeople wear dykes. Used mainly for cutting line, but also for extracting hooks and other tasks. A skilled deckhand can do as much or more with a set of dykes as the average electrician can do with a set of pliers.
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been carrying knives for years but never bought a real good one. When Gander went OOB I jumped on a Benchmade 556 for about 1/2 price. Been the nicest knife I ever owned.
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Sheffield stainless 4" blade brass rosewood lockback handle. Very similar to a buck 110.
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No, but they should cut fishing line and hang nails just fine. Where you would wear a belt knife, West Coast saltwater fisherpeople wear dykes. Used mainly for cutting line, but also for extracting hooks and other tasks. A skilled deckhand can do as much or more with a set of dykes as the average electrician can do with a set of pliers.
Nope, the tool is an actual wire stripper. All the little cutouts didn't show up in the picture.
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This is a kershaw my son gave me in 2003. I lost it and searched all over for one like it and finally found one. A week later, I went to move an aluminum step ladder and the original was on one of the steps. I was so glad to find it, I put it in my display case and only take it out to show the son, I still have it. It is the most important knife I have.
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This is a kershaw my son gave me in 2003. I lost it and searched all over for one like it and finally found one. A week later, I went to move an aluminum step ladder and the original was on one of the steps. I was so glad to find it, I put it in my display case and only take it out to show the son, I still have it. It is the most important knife I have.
I carry a Benchmade given to me by my son. Thought I lost it once and was acutely miserable for a couple of days until it turned up.
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I carry a Benchmade given to me by my son. Thought I lost it once and was acutely miserable for a couple of days until it turned up.
A couple of days would have been great in retrospect. My kershaw was lost for several months, I dont use that step ladder a lot. I didnt want him to know I lost it so I was panning the new one off as the original. I took that picture when I found it and admitted to him that I had lost it and just found it. Turns out, my other half had warned him I was miserable because I had lost it and was having a tough time finding another one just like it, so he knew all along.
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