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    Pocket Knives

    I will often carry a smallish pocket knife. My last was a Gerber Larado or Laramie (can't remember exactly). I lost it a few weeks back and am looking for a replacement.
    I have nearly bought a Spyerco Delica twice today but have wondered what else is out there and works. I think the term is EDC (Everyday Carry) for what Im after.
    I want a folder that will fit into your pocket easily, be around 3" blade that is easy to keep sharp but will also hold an edge. Its main use is everyday chores, opening packages/boxes, cable tie removal, finger nail cleaning, the lot. A Chris Reeve Sebanza would be nice but Im wanting to keep it around $125. Happy to get in from the US but the shipping is usually a killer.
    As much as I like the Mercator concept its not my thing although I did very much like the leatherwork done by Hamish 2HNTMAD too so may even look into a leather sheath. The mercator and steel combo prize for the Ruahine biathlon was very nice.

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    I'll often have a Svord Mini Peasant knife on me. 2.5" blade. Nothing flash at ~$25, but keeps a good sharp edge. Has dealt to good few deer now too

    Only trick is no locking on the blade, just the extended tang that is kept in place by your hand grip. Works fine for me but might not be for everyone.
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    I got a benchmade 530. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapour View Post
    I got a benchmade 530. Love it.

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    Yes Benchmade.

    Peasant knife. yeah nah. Need it to lock plus I have plenty of knives for deerz.

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    I don't know what the pricing is like in NZ , but Spyderco do make very good knives .
    Even though I don't have one at the moment , I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one .
    Butttttttttttttttttt
    You must be honest with yourself.
    You won't be happy until you own a Seb
    Also do you have a preference as to what type of locking you like
    Personally I only own liner locks now . I have sold all my lock backs .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    I don't know what the pricing is like in NZ , but Spyderco do make very good knives .
    Even though I don't have one at the moment , I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one .
    Butttttttttttttttttt
    You must be honest with yourself.
    You won't be happy until you own a Seb
    Also do you have a preference as to what type of locking you like
    Personally I only own liner locks now . I have sold all my lock backs .


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    Funny that, I got pissed off with liner lockers. More that the ones I used were sloppy. Is the Seb a liner lock?
    Think I may buy a couple of Spyercos, a Delica and an Endura. One can be the EDC and the other can go in the fishing vest to replace an older Buck (which for a cheap knife is really nice).

    Looked at the Benchmade and they are a nice build but I don't like the shape of most of their blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Funny that, I got pissed off with liner lockers. More that the ones I used were sloppy. Is the Seb a liner lock?
    Think I may buy a couple of Spyercos, a Delica and an Endura.
    I'd personally buy the Spyderco's if you have already handled them and liked them .
    There should not be any movement in a liner lock of any kind . The whole idea of the angled locking surfaces is that they are self adjusting for wear over time .
    Lock backs annoy me because you can't close them one handed as easily as you can the liner lock .
    Post up some pictures of what ever you get

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrikerNZ View Post
    I'll often have a Svord Mini Peasant knife on me. 2.5" blade. Nothing flash at ~$25, but keeps a good sharp edge. Has dealt to good few deer now too

    Only trick is no locking on the blade, just the extended tang that is kept in place by your hand grip. Works fine for me but might not be for everyone.
    Plus one for the Peasant, pretty good bang for buck. I got it in a bright colour too so if I put it down I can spot it easily. Then again, at less than $25 it's not the end of the world if I have to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by square1 View Post
    Plus one for the Peasant, pretty good bang for buck. I got it in a bright colour too so if I put it down I can spot it easily. Then again, at less than $25 it's not the end of the world if I have to replace it.
    I like my peasant as well, went with the wood one and feels great to use and holds a nice edge.

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    Just for something a bit different, have been thinking about trying one of these Fallknivens.

    http://www.knivesandmore.co.nz/produ...fallkniven-u4/

    http://www.knivesandmore.co.nz/produ...fallkniven-u2/

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    Just for something a bit different, have been thinking about trying one of these Fallknivens.

    http://www.knivesandmore.co.nz/produ...fallkniven-u4/

    http://www.knivesandmore.co.nz/produ...fallkniven-u2/

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    I have recently got one of these:

    http://havalon.com/piranta-edge-skin...-xt60edge.html

    It is scary sharp and easy to keep that way with replacement blades.

    Still want a nice folding knife of some sort though, just not sure what it is yet...

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    SOG twitch. Had it for about 7 years. Good little knife. Best thing about it is the fancy spring loaded opening. It is like a flick knife but totaly legal. Use it every day and it never leaves my side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremic View Post
    Just for something a bit different, have been thinking about trying one of these Fallknivens.

    fallkniven, outdoor knife, hunting knife, lower hutt, wellington, nz

    fallkniven u2 pocket knife
    I put the U2 on my possibles list but I have not had one in the hand. I did not like the handle shape much as it looks bulky but they are crazy light.
    Last edited by kiwijames; 25-05-2014 at 05:03 PM.

 

 

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