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Post by Muttley » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:49 pm

I posted this before site crashed so I thought I'd post it again. There were some good recommendations so please post your go to knife and/or multi-tool.


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Post by Scuba » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:04 pm

MultiTool - Leatherman Skeletool or Wingman
Fixed Blade - SOG SEAL Team Elite or SOG SEAL Pup Elite
Folder - CRKT M16 series or SOG Trident series
Saw - Bahco Laplander
Axe - Still looking for the right one


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Post by UncleMJM » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:58 pm

I nearly always have my paracord wrapped Becker Necker with me either on my neck or in a pocket.

I like the Mora as a simple, functional all purpose knife that is economical enough for me to lose and not cry too long.

If I don't care about weight, I have my BK2 with me. It's a pound of battoning wood splitting steel.

My new favorite that I am getting used to splits the difference on the above knives as far as size and function, but I will cry if I lose it. It's the ESEE Laser Strike
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Post by Baby Huey » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:03 pm

Esee Candiru for neck knife
Zero Tolerance Folders for EDC
Silky Saw and Chiruwa Ang Khola Khukuri for processing wood
Leatherman Skeletool once I get around to replacing it.
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Post by sarge » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:31 am

A Mora for bigger stuff, an old Barlow for most stuff, an SAK for all the other stuff, and an X-Acto knife in my FAK for minor surgery.
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Post by bohulsey » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:29 am

Opinel No.8 locking folder

Mora Bushcraft Black

Bahco Laplander Saw

A tiny Gerber multitool of some kind

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Post by WonderMonkey » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:08 pm

I use a fixed blade Kabar. It's huge but I carry it for my grandfather, who carried one in the war. I have smaller knives and keep a Kabar Becker Knecker in my pack but I will always use my longer fixed blade.

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Post by ClovisMan » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:24 pm

I usually carry my Blindhorse Woodcrafter. I like O1 steel for the ability to easily sharpen and take a beating. I also have lots of Beckers, Esee, Mora, Tops, etc. I only carry a folder to work and other places where civility is a concern. I have a Gerber Skeletool and a Leatherman Wingman as well, but they dont see much use.
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Post by RabbyTat » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:01 pm

A Swiss Army Tinker is almost always with me. Might not be all that impressive, but it runs a very good chance of accomplishing most simple tasks.

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Post by BlackJack » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:36 pm

Mora Companion and Bark River Ultra-light Bushcrafter (curly birch) for smaller task. Both are usually pretty close to me on a daily basis and I take both of these on the trail as well.

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Post by Scott » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:46 pm

Kershaw 1660. A little too smooth for dirty work, looking to get a rubber grip for that. But I love the easy open. I don't carry it loose in a pocket, it hangs on a pocket, to avoid accidental deployment.
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Post by HighLonesome » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:36 am

Zt 566 folder for the pocket
Gossman unk fixed blade on my hip

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Post by uncle ruckus » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:48 pm

Opie 13. Cuts my steaks and 1.25" tree branches. What more could you want?
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Post by Baby Huey » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:10 am

Decided to get the Leatherman Charge TI instead of the Skeletool this go around. It is a little heavier but provides more options. I love it and also have a preference for S30V and S35V blades and the Charge TI comes with one.
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Re: Your go to knife

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Post by Idaho Hanger » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:54 pm

Multitool- Leatherman wingman
Fixed Blade- Gerber Freeman Hunter - bought in 2003
Folder - Gerber Gator folder, a gift in 1994,it was used when I got it.
Hatchet - Gerber 14", bought in 1997
Axes - you guessed it, Gerber Chopping Axe and Splitting Axe, bought in 1998. I still really like the chopping axe, it's a good all around camp axe.

I know there's a lot better stuff out there but all my Gerber stuff is old enough I haven't seen a lot of the issues complained about now. That being said, the last gerber folder and multitool I bought 5 years both broke easily. I also have a killer scar on my finger that was the result of a lapse of judgement(bad technique) and a blade lock that failed. The blade was sharp though....
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