• Welcome to our newest affiliate vendor, Passus Shoes. We are very happy to welcome our newest affiliate vendor, Passus Shoes. Passus shoes was founded by long term members of the forum and veterans of the shoes business. and is dedicated to crafting fine shoes in Budapest in a time honored tradition. Please help me give them a warm welcome in their new affiliate vendor thread.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Sharpened Metal, and other Every Day Carry Items

slack tide

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
2,176
Reaction score
622
Every since I was young I've always been interested in pocket knives. While I do a good bit of boating and fishing, I still don't have any real, valid reasons to carry an EDC knife -- but I've developed quite the collection. From Chris Reeve's, to William Henry knives. Vintage Cutco. Chicago Cutlery. Case XX. Pen lights. Folding scissors (huge obsession). Pry bars. Tactical pens. Just about everything. Here are a few pictures. Chris Reeve fixed blade:
Cutco Mini Folder, vintage, mint:
Cutco Chrome detachable scissors, 1960's:
Boye Knife - Cobalt Steel, for salt water. Rust proof:
Chris Reeve Sebenza (this is entry level into high end folding knives)
Emerson QC-7:
Random things:
 

HgaleK

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
4,972
Reaction score
101
Good stuff. I wanted a sebenza for a while, but couldn't justify the price for s30v when my native cost my $30. I'm a huge Spyderco fan as far as production knives go. Buck also tends to be a good value.

Edit: if you want the pics to show up, wrap them in (img)(/img) tags (replace the parenthesis with brackets). Or just click the square the the mountain on it by the hyperlink tag.
 

slack tide

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
2,176
Reaction score
622
Originally Posted by HgaleK
Good stuff. I wanted a sebenza for a while, but couldn't justify the price for s30v when my native cost my $30. I'm a huge Spyderco fan as far as production knives go. Buck also tends to be a good value.

Edit: if you want the pics to show up, wrap them in (img)(/img) tags (replace the parenthesis with brackets). Or just click the square the the mountain on it by the hyperlink tag.


Thanks for the tip, galek. Got the pics up.

Yeah......the Chris Reeve Sebby is up there in price. It took me a while to finally make that buy. However, once received, and handled, it was all worth it. Everything you read online is true. The snap, the liner lock, the S30V that can shave your arm hair like it's nothing...

Stalk eBay for 1-3 weeks and I bet you can steal one in the $200-$250 USD range, if you're really interested.

Thanks again
 

TRINI

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2006
Messages
9,027
Reaction score
654
I have a British Army knife on its way:
 

slack tide

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
2,176
Reaction score
622
Originally Posted by TRINI
I have a British Army knife on its way:

That's a very handsome blade. I especially like the Marlin Spike.

I have a similar one - Made in NY State by Camillus for the US Army, desert storm, 1991. Same basic tool. I unfortunately decided to bring this one to the beach and am still trying to get all the sand out of the hinges.



 

dcg

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2007
Messages
4,117
Reaction score
510
I have a Benchmade 705 that I liked quite a bit, but was never happy with the factory edge on it. Happened to mention this to a former coworker, who apparently was an avid knife collector and told me to drop it off for sharpening.

Long story short, it came back a total mess. Dullest knife I've ever handled, with most of the black oxide coating scraped off. I suppose I should try sending it back to Benchmade to see if they can save it.
 

VaderDave

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 18, 2010
Messages
2,441
Reaction score
1,415
My normal daily pocketknife is a Kershaw Leek. It's nice and slim and keeps a good edge, which I mostly use for opening letters at the office.
 

HgaleK

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
4,972
Reaction score
101
Originally Posted by VaderDave
My normal daily pocketknife is a Kershaw Leek. It's nice and slim and keeps a good edge, which I mostly use for opening letters at the office.


Knife people have fantasies about the day they get to use their knife up to its capabilities. I'll never get my money's worth out of the customs and high ends, but accepted that and have cut down my collecting to reflect it. I've only got 8 knives remaining, and if I do buy, Spyderco is as high end as I go now. My edc is a pocket clip, card case, and small pocket knife (generally an oldschool folder like my canoe).

My jeep bag and messenger bag are pretty well stocked, though.
 

RedScarf7

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2008
Messages
489
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by VaderDave
My normal daily pocketknife is a Kershaw Leek. It's nice and slim and keeps a good edge, which I mostly use for opening letters at the office.




How slim is that thing? Pretty sleek looking knife.
 

TRINI

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2006
Messages
9,027
Reaction score
654
Is there a definitive way to remove rust from a blade?

I've seen a couple of suggestions online...white vinegar, something about sticking the blade in a potato, etc.
 

dave

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2007
Messages
824
Reaction score
7


My EDC. I'm a Syperco fan as well, and the design of the mini persian just did it for me. works like a champ too.
 

Reggs

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
5,953
Reaction score
548
Originally Posted by TRINI
I have a British Army knife on its way:



What's that claw like thing for?
 

TRINI

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2006
Messages
9,027
Reaction score
654

HgaleK

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
4,972
Reaction score
101
Originally Posted by dave


My EDC. I'm a Syperco fan as well, and the design of the mini persian just did it for me. works like a champ too.


 

gorgekko

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2004
Messages
2,121
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by slack tide
I have a similar one - Made in NY State by Camillus for the US Army, desert storm, 1991. Same basic tool. I unfortunately decided to bring this one to the beach and am still trying to get all the sand out of the hinges.

I had that exact same knife...and I lost it a few years ago. It tortures me. That and the 1950s Yugoslav army pocket knife that I lost years earlier that my dad had when he was in the infantry.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How do you feel about spending money on non-essential goods during the Covid-19 crisis?

  • I don't want to spend money at a time of economic uncertainty, even if I could afford it.

  • I feel compelled to spend to help small businesses that are struggling.

  • I reduced my budget for non-essential goods and I'm not spending at the moment.

  • Not much has changed for me and I'm still buying stuff I can't afford.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
438,517
Messages
9,451,063
Members
198,080
Latest member
Boakse30t
Top