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Best EDC Folder #13612058 02/28/19
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I know it's rather subjective, and can vary widely depending on what industry/type of work one does. However, curious as to what everyone is using for an edc folder. I haven't really carried a pocket knife for years, but recently have found myself needing a knife for various tasks. Currently I have a Benchmade 535 Bugout. It's a nice enough knife, but the handle leaves much to be desired as there's no reinforcement, so the handle tends to flex a bit.

Thinking about trying something else.

Trying to narrow it down to one knife that fits all possible criteria better than any other knife, such as ergonomics, blade shape, thickness, steel type/edge type, price, weight, sharpening skill, sharpening habits, etc.

Must haves:

1. Has to be sharp, and hold an edge well.
2. Must lock securely
3. Must be dependable
4. Relatively inexpensive (under 150)


So, what are you gents using? Pictures, blade material, and model names appreciated.

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One knife for EDC? Impossible...


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The world is your oyster.
Go to Knifecenter.com and look for something YOU like.

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https://northarmknives.com/product-category/folding-knives/

$186? I can’t speak highly enough about mine. Some may remember me singing it’s praise previously. They could charge double and I would still buy one again.

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im happy with my spyderco delica.
Thin in the pocket, light, clip makes a great money clip...
its my best gasket scraper, Phillips screw driver, pry bar, and tooth pick I own.


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I've been carrying a Real Steel 101 "Thor" for the past few months and really like it. I open many packages at work every day so the knife gets lots of use. It holds an edge well and locks securely. The blade rides on ball bearings, action is super smooth and it deploys effortlessly in a flash. I have a drawer full of knives from all the major manufacturers and you simply can't beat it for anywhere near the price.

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Keeping in your price range I would say Spyderco Pm2. Comes in different steels and scales. If you want to up the price ZT 0562 CF is my preferred edc. You can get a very nice used one if you keep your eyes out for around 170$.

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EDC to me is using a knife for everything. Cutting spam. Peeling wire back. Cutting shipping bands. Scraping off an old gasket. Slicing summer sausage.

The Rat 2 does all perfectly. The aus8 is easy to sharpen. For $25. Win win.


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Originally Posted by woodson
https://northarmknives.com/product-category/folding-knives/

$186? I can’t speak highly enough about mine. Some may remember me singing it’s praise previously. They could charge double and I would still buy one again.


Just got on the waiting list


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Originally Posted by BigDave39355
EDC to me is using a knife for everything. Cutting spam. Peeling wire back. Cutting shipping bands. Scraping off an old gasket. Slicing summer sausage.
The Rat 2 does all perfectly. The aus8 is easy to sharpen. For $25. Win win.



I'm rather partial to this one too.


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Originally Posted by Judman
Originally Posted by woodson
https://northarmknives.com/product-category/folding-knives/

$186? I can’t speak highly enough about mine. Some may remember me singing it’s praise previously. They could charge double and I would still buy one again.


Just got on the waiting list



I really need to stop visiting this forum. laugh


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Originally Posted by BigDave39355
EDC to me is using a knife for everything. Cutting spam. Peeling wire back. Cutting shipping bands. Scraping off an old gasket. Slicing summer sausage.

The Rat 2 does all perfectly. The aus8 is easy to sharpen. For $25. Win win.

The new model with D2 steel is an improvement and only costs $37.


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For the past 45 years I have primarily carried a Stockman pattern pocketknife. I've gone from the Premium Stockman size (4") down to a Pen size (3") but finally settled on the Medium Stockman (3-1/2") as perfect for my needs. I like having three blades available; as to brand I have accumulated a decent number of Stockman, but several by Case and Buck are my top prefered carries. The Case come with either CV or SS, Buck only available in SS. I prefer SS for keeping it clean, but CV is fine too and my two favorites are CV. This old Case 6332 is one of my favorites.

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Originally Posted by SKane
Originally Posted by Judman
Originally Posted by woodson
https://northarmknives.com/product-category/folding-knives/

$186? I can’t speak highly enough about mine. Some may remember me singing it’s praise previously. They could charge double and I would still buy one again.


Just got on the waiting list



I really need to stop visiting this forum. laugh


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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: SKane] #13620517 03/03/19
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Originally Posted by SKane
Originally Posted by Judman
Originally Posted by woodson
https://northarmknives.com/product-category/folding-knives/

$186? I can’t speak highly enough about mine. Some may remember me singing it’s praise previously. They could charge double and I would still buy one again.


Just got on the waiting list



I really need to stop visiting this forum. laugh


It’s a sickness!!! 🤣


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How long is the wait for one? Any estimate? Also see they offer carbon fiber now. That would be really slick.

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Didn't say woodson, just said I've been added to the list, monthly they go through the list and book up the next group...


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I just picked up an ESEE / BRK zancudo folder in D2 that I'm really liking. For $35 it seems like a winner to me, so far edge retention has been really good.

ESEE Zancudo D2

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I carry a kabar dozier that I use and abuse. For $20 it does what I need and I haven’t lost it yet.

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I also carry a kabar dozier 4064. Been totin it for about 12 years, see no reason to change.

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