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Your favorite every day carry pocket knife?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ligament, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. Ligament

    Ligament Active Member

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    Dear Fellows, Since some of us carry a pocket knife every day, I thought posting in this forum would be acceptable. My favorite every day carry pocket knife is a Scott Cook Lochsa, you can check it out here: http://www.scottcookknives.com/lochsa.htm It is a custom made knife at this point, the wait period is about 2 years. Do our non-American members carry a pocket knife? Here in the mid-west of America it is common. Best.
     


  2. Tom

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    I have carried a number of knives over the years, including a nice lightweight Spyderco, a Victorinox Swiss Army knife, and a few bone handled gifts, but I never used them much. About 6 months ago I bought this which I carry at all times now and use it constantly. I am frankly amazed at all of the uses I have found for it. I recommend it heartily. -Tom
     


  3. jharrison

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    Perhaps I'm a deviant from the norm, but I never tote around a pocket knife. If I did, I would probably carry one that a friend gave me a few months ago. The only problem is that it's too beautiful to actually use. See for yourself.
     


  4. anorak

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    I have a small swiss army knife on my keyring I have a stainless one just like it that I sometimes carry.

    I used to carry a Spyderco Delica

    I want to get a Xikar 118 Elan with the wood handle.
     


  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I have no idea how many folding knives I own, but it is surely a great many. I get them on a complimentary basis quite often in the course of my work as the editor of a firearms publication. Some of them are very nice. (I even have one presentation piece that is scrimshawed and has scales of mastodon ivory.) However, it's not very often that I have occasion to gut a deer or wild pig. It is also inappropriate at my season in life to indulge in knife duels. What I have carried for the past 13 years is a Solingen-made utility knife similar to a Boy Scout knife except that it has corkscrew in the European fashion (gotta open those wine bottles&#33[​IMG] that was given me by the widow of Hermann Weihrauch, eponymous founder of the firearms factory in Mellrichstadt, Germany. I don't normally use a cutting edge for much more than opening UPS packages in the course of my daily work, and I like having a screwdriver, bottle opener and corkscrew integral to my knife. Of course, you can get more than that with most of the Swiss Army Knives, but they generally strike me as pretty bulky for routine carry although I do keep one in my daypack when I am in the boondocks, which has been less frequent in recent years since I am both older and live a good deal farther from the nearest mountains. It is interesting that among the men of action I have known, some are a real knife freaks. Others, including one man who did a lot of counterterror fighting in the African bush and another--a decorated Vietnam veteran who subsequently did a lot of "wet work"--have no use for knives beyond a simple pocket knife of the type I carry and regard the big fighting knives as silly, useless impedimenta.
     


  6. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Good topic. I should have asked here when I was looking for a more 'civilized' knife a little while back. I carry a Benchmade Stryker M2 that's very scary looking. I bought it for its reputation for indestructibility and usefulness, but I am hesitant to bring it out around people as I have had a few freak out on me. I got a Gerber folder in gunmetal steel that's smaller and less scary, but it feels a little cheap and isn't very nice looking. I really want to get a nice one in shiny stainless with nice dark wood scales or something like that but I couldn't find one in any local shop.
     


  7. LabelKing

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    Some people carry a small penknife of a precious metal like gold on their watch chain.
     


  8. drizzt3117

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    I carry a Cold Steel Scimitar. It's very intimidating looking but also quite functional. It's more for utility than defense, as I also carry my trusty H&K USP at all times.
     


  9. globetrotter

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    I have one of the very little spydercos, but now that you can't carry them on planes I never carry it. I saw a fantastic pocket knife in a little store in milan a while back, hand made with a turtle shell handle and an engraved blade for about $1000 - that is now on my long term wish list.
     


  10. LabelKing

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    Was it at G.Lorenzi?
     


  11. Nick M

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    I carry a Leatherman Micra, which is Similar to Tom's Leatherman Squirt, except the center hinge has scissors instead of pliers. Very handy. I also have a Leatherman Wave somewhere in the glove compartment of my car. So, in conclusion, Leatherman.
     


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    I carry a Kershaw Chive every day. It's an "assisted opener" that is functionally very close to a switchblade. [​IMG] Some days (and never when wearing a suit) I carry an Emerson CQC7 with the "wave" fast opening feature. But that is less "gentleman's knife" and more "wannabe Navy SEAL knife."
     


  13. Tom

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    Drizzt,

    Is your scimitar named "Icingdeath?"

    ...thought so
     


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    LabelKing,

    sorry, it might be, but I don't remember. I have a catalog of the store at home, but I am not at home and I don't remember the makers name. I do remember that he lives in Milan and specializes in making pocket knives using 19th century tools, materials and designs.
     


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