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Do we have any knife enthusiasts on here ?

I’m a spyderco guy

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  1. [4]
    mat
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    I am, sort of. But not that sort of knife. The sort of knife I'm enthusiastic about is more the kind of knife you'd find in your kitchen. I have IO Shen, one low-end Tojiro and a 3 Claveles, but...

    I am, sort of. But not that sort of knife. The sort of knife I'm enthusiastic about is more the kind of knife you'd find in your kitchen. I have IO Shen, one low-end Tojiro and a 3 Claveles, but only because I can't afford Shun or Sakai.

    Also on the knife front, today I ordered my first piece of tool steel to make my own knife from. It will be a Japanese nakiri (vegetable) knife.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      Five
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      Not going to lie I’ve always wanted to make a knife, good luck with it

      Not going to lie I’ve always wanted to make a knife, good luck with it

      3 votes
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        mat
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        Me too. Finally decided it was time. I reckon I'm going to make a complete bollocks of it, but I've got enough metal for at least two, maybe three attempts - and if I only stuff up the handle I...

        Me too. Finally decided it was time. I reckon I'm going to make a complete bollocks of it, but I've got enough metal for at least two, maybe three attempts - and if I only stuff up the handle I can retry with the same blade. I've made a few chisels and other tools which went OK, but nothing more serious. Steel was only £15 so if it goes horribly I'm not too far out of pocket.

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        1. Five
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          I think I would find sharpening the tricky part

          I think I would find sharpening the tricky part

          3 votes
  2. wervenyt
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    I'm a big fan of knives as a tool and art form. I usually carry a Spyderco Spydiechef or a FF/(Mass)Drop/WE Gent, and a GEC sheepsfoot Beer Scout in red micarta for formalwear. The Spydiechef is a...

    I'm a big fan of knives as a tool and art form. I usually carry a Spyderco Spydiechef or a FF/(Mass)Drop/WE Gent, and a GEC sheepsfoot Beer Scout in red micarta for formalwear.

    The Spydiechef is a nearly-perfect modern folder, and it's hard to justify anything else unless I need some more discretion. The Gent is great, especially for the price, and doesn't leave me sacrificing anything except for intangibles. The GEC is honestly enough for any daily tasks, but it's just easier to have a pocket clip and one-handed opening.

    4 votes
  3. aphoenix
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    I have a few pocket knives that I use. Today in my pocked is an Ontario Rat 8846. It's an inexpensive but relatively good folding knife. It holds an edge very well, but it came with a black...

    I have a few pocket knives that I use.

    Today in my pocked is an Ontario Rat 8846. It's an inexpensive but relatively good folding knife. It holds an edge very well, but it came with a black "tactical" finish on the blade which is a bit silly.

    I also have a Boker Urban Trapper, which has a delightful feel, and looks very elegant. It has a better quality blade, but the wooden finish panels and clip are a little less heavy duty.

    I have a little Smith & Wesson folding knife on my desk at home that has rarely made it into my pocket. It is similar to the Ontario Rat, but not as good (though I think the steel may be higher quality).

    I have a half dozen or so more that just sit in a drawer.

    3 votes
  4. onyxleopard
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    I’m mildly interested in pocket knives. Knives I currently own and use: ~7" (small) Sebenza from Chris Reeves Knives: This is an expensive but beautiful tool. ~6" Ellis from The James Brand with...

    I’m mildly interested in pocket knives.

    Knives I currently own and use:

    1. ~7" (small) Sebenza from Chris Reeves Knives: This is an expensive but beautiful tool.
    2. ~6" Ellis from The James Brand with G10 scales: This is a medium-priced knife, and good for opening boxes/envelopes/things that need prying.
    3. ~5.75" Evolution Wood 14 Pocket Knife from Victorinox: This is a decent pocket tool, though the knife is actually not that nice as the blade doesn’t have a real lock.
    3 votes
  5. cfabbro
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    Not so much anymore, but I do have a decent collection of military surplus knives, functional throwing knives (which I used to practice with), and various hunting knives. My favorite of the bunch...

    Not so much anymore, but I do have a decent collection of military surplus knives, functional throwing knives (which I used to practice with), and various hunting knives. My favorite of the bunch is an old Muela Rhino-10CO, which I have had and regularly used for several decades now. It's nothing special, but it's a remarkably practical design IMO, fits my hand perfectly, and it still holds a wicked edge even after all this time (with proper care).