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Old 09-25-2012, 03:34 AM   #21
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S&W - always a good choice



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Old 09-25-2012, 04:03 AM   #22
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Most of the knives with various gun manufacturers names on them these days are cheap made in China crap, but the ones from many years ago are very good knives.
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Not too long after 9/11 I bought two Boker ceramic knives. I was thinking I could carry them onto airplanes undetected. I never tried it though. Both of them have metal parts (including the lock spring) and I was afraid that they would get confiscated which I was not willing to risk given what I paid for them (forget how much now though).

When new the ceramic blades are crazy-ass sharp, much sharper than any other material. The downside is that with the near-diamond hardness of the material comes a very brittle edge, so the result is that the edge chips rather easily and it is not just a matter of sharpening them yourself (even diamond stones don't do the job). So, they have sat in my bedside drawer for years until tonight.
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Yeah, even the ceramic dive knives (and kitchen knives) that have no visible metal parts have enough metal built into the blade to set off metal detectors. But they really are great knives.
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The better bayonets make decent all around knives -- screw the M-9 prybar (even the M-7 is better steel that will actually hold an edge) and get any of OKC's knife-steel Marine 3S (my fav and the "one" to have if there can be only one), M-10, or even Army Special Tanto (now a 420HC stain-resistant Tanto blade that has a wire cutter with the right sheath).

An OKC Ranger-9 is my honking BOB knife. This is a WORKING knife.

It took me a year or two to finally get perfect Gerber Applegate-Fairbairns -- I like the double-lock feature a great deal.

I sorta collected most versions of the Benchmade 580's assisted-opening knives (that also double lock) for, um, finer work. A Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, Spyderco Walker, and a Buck lockback were my EDC for many years of labor. Grabbed a coupla each of CRKT folders including Gallagher Raves as my gentleman's knife.

So many knives, so little time. Invest in better steel is my final word.
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I've been carrying a pocket knife for... forever. I found that carbon steel will rust in my pocket in no time early on, so I carry stainless. I've been carrying swiss army knives since probably college. Can't imagine going a day without one. I pretty well use it every day. Then there are the knives I stash around me. Next to my chair at home (other than the 50+ in my display table); in the car; in the truck; in my desk; on my bike.

The gun I carry, but never want to use it. The knife I carry because I have to use it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #27
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Minimalist crkt thick blade stainless perfect fit in the hand smallest big knife I have ever had.
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A good dive knife is invaluable. No rust, usually bright colors to find when dropped, usually comes with a sheath to strap to your leg. Not the best choice in all situations by any means, but certainly a good item to have.
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I like a fairly med size fixed-blade (say 6 1/2" or so)---my choice is a Fallkniven A1---fantastic knife---does most everything. For those smaller tasks, a Spyderco Delica 4 folding knife gets the job done. Remember, a knife is NOT an axe---if you want to chop, bring an axe---I use a Friskers camp axe---not too big, but very useable. In the trunk of my car, I keep a Glock "field" knife---cheap and handy to keep around or loan to friend who "forgot" to bring a blade!
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If you wear a big belt buckle put the knife behind the belt buckle and when you go thru tell them your belt buckle will set it off they will have you take every thing out of your pockets and run the wand over you after setting it off and the belt buckle will set it off the bigger the buckle the bigger the knife
So let me get this straight. You are actually suggesting that someone break federal law? While I don't agree at all with the TSA or the effectiveness of that agency. I draw the line at breaking the law let alone going on a public forum and advocating doing so.
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