Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 5 1 2 3 4 5
#13900633 - 06/14/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 59,300
Mannlicher Offline
Campfire Oracle
Mannlicher  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 59,300
N. Central Florida, and Miami
Since last Thursday, I have been carrying a Benchmade Mini Grip. Very close to perfect.


Sam......

300 BP

#13900767 - 06/14/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,514
MOGC Offline
Campfire Outfitter
MOGC  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,514
Sam, as big as your hands are I'm surprised you like the Mini Grip. It's aptly named, the handle is definitely on the small side.


Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. - Mark Twain
#13910638 - 06/19/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,264
Mink Offline
Campfire Tracker
Mink  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,264
Magnolia State
By the parameters set by the OP, I would choose a ZT 0566.

ZT 0566


"If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went."
-- Attributed to Will Rogers
#13910750 - 06/19/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Mink]  
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,221
UPhiker Offline
Campfire Ranger
UPhiker  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,221
Michigan
Originally Posted by Mink
By the parameters set by the OP, I would choose a ZT 0566.

ZT 0566

I have a ZT 770CF but can't warm up to their knives with the frame lock. It looks weird with scales only on one side and I don't like the lock exposed...just my opinion...

Last edited by UPhiker; 06/19/19.
#13911919 - 06/19/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,264
Mink Offline
Campfire Tracker
Mink  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,264
Magnolia State
Understood, that the beauty of so many choices. Then again, a solid Buck 110 is hard to beat also.


"If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went."
-- Attributed to Will Rogers
Alpha

#13914253 - 06/20/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 430
NMiller Offline
Campfire Regular
NMiller  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 430
Alaska
On the RAT 2, prefer D2 or AUS-8? Seems like for an inexpensive knife the cheaper one would be fine, but I like the idea of long lasting edge that is more likely with D2

#13915884 - 06/21/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,194
woods_walker Offline
Campfire Ranger
woods_walker  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,194
Kentucky
This thread sparked my interest for a beater EDC so I ordered a RAT 2 in AUS-8 only because of some negative comments about the (their) D2 quality. First impressions after a couple of weeks of use, RAT 2 is a bit smaller than I thought it would be even though I read the measurements. The steel seems to hold up ok, simple tasks like cutting hay bale strings, opening wood shavings bags and cardboard boxes. Sliced several jalapeños from the garden last just to play with it. The knife was very sharp when I got it and stays that way with a few strokes on ceramic V rods a couple of times a week, I try to keep a knife sharp when I can rather than having to rebuild an edge. Quality exceeds my expectations so far especially considering the price. I am seriously considering a RAT 1, probably in D2.

Last edited by woods_walker; 06/21/19.
#13915995 - 06/21/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,590
InternetGuru Offline
Campfire Ranger
InternetGuru  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,590
I carried a Benchmade Mini AFCK for many years until I became more enamored with the tip up style carry. I switched to a Spyderco Delica with wave opener which I recently lost while fishing. I've purchased a few knives in the last few weeks trying to find the perfect replacement but haven't made a firm decision yet. The afck had fantastic ergonomics which I've yet to find in a replacement, the Delica was slim and light but I didn't like the backlock for one handed closing. I regularly clip my knife inside my waistband when kayak fishing so my fallback will be one of the Salt series from Spyderco if I can't find something with a easier lock for one hand operation. If they would just release the AFCK with updated steel and tip-up carry I would be really happy.

#13920137 - 06/23/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 60
GravyMeister Offline
Member
GravyMeister  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 60
Landed Yesterday...

Benchmade Bugout
3.24" S30V
Putman G10
1.95OZ

[Linked Image]

#13920187 - 06/23/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: InternetGuru]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,514
MOGC Offline
Campfire Outfitter
MOGC  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,514
Originally Posted by InternetGuru
I carried a Benchmade Mini AFCK for many years until I became more enamored with the tip up style carry. I switched to a Spyderco Delica with wave opener which I recently lost while fishing. I've purchased a few knives in the last few weeks trying to find the perfect replacement but haven't made a firm decision yet. The afck had fantastic ergonomics which I've yet to find in a replacement, the Delica was slim and light but I didn't like the backlock for one handed closing. I regularly clip my knife inside my waistband when kayak fishing so my fallback will be one of the Salt series from Spyderco if I can't find something with a easier lock for one hand operation. If they would just release the AFCK with updated steel and tip-up carry I would be really happy.


Spyderco PM2... BTW, I have both sizes of AFCK and for old school Benchmade knives they are excellent. Mine are the liner lock versions. When Benchmade added the AFCK to the Axis lock line up it was a nice improvement.


Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. - Mark Twain
Bravo

#13920225 - 06/23/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: GravyMeister]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,514
MOGC Offline
Campfire Outfitter
MOGC  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,514
Originally Posted by GravyMeister
Landed Yesterday...

Benchmade Bugout
3.24" S30V
Putman G10
1.95OZ

[Linked Image]


The G10 scales are a very nice upgrade from the flimsy plastic factory scales. That is a nice EDC!


Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. - Mark Twain
#13920661 - 06/23/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,533
Blackheart Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Blackheart  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,533
I have or have had too many EDC's over the years to count. From very inexpensive {under 20.00} Gerbers, Ka-Bar's and Kershaws to Spyderco Natives and Benchmade Griptilian and Stryker. I bought a Real Steel T101 "Thor" last year, have been carrying it daily ever since and can honestly say I like it better than anything else I've had. I like a good sized EDC with enough handle for a good grip and plenty of cutting power and the Thor delivers without being overly bulky. It is less bulky than the Griptilian but with it's G-10 scales and full length stainless steel liners is also more robust with virtually no handle flex under heavy load. The 3 3/4" blade of Sandvic 14C28N has a high flat grind, is ground thin at the cutting edge and slices like a champ. It also takes and holds a very fine, razor sharp edge for a good long time. Yes it is made in China but is VERY WELL put together. Fit and finish is at least the equal of my Spydies and Benchmades. The blade pivots on ball bearings and the action is SUPER SMOOTH. It flips open lightning fast and effortlessly with the flipper tab and locks up like a bank vault. Anyone who dismisses these knives because of their Country of origin is missing out on a great deal. For 50.00 I don't think there is anything else out there that comes close to the quality and performance and don't think anything under 150.00 can beat it. At least not that I've found so far and I've got a drawer and glass display case full of knives.

#13921027 - 06/23/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: GravyMeister]  
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 60
GravyMeister Offline
Member
GravyMeister  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 60
despise the BlueTheme, ...is what it be

#13933503 - 06/28/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: GravyMeister]  
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,800
n8dawg6 Offline
Campfire Guide
n8dawg6  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,800
Originally Posted by GravyMeister
Landed Yesterday...

Benchmade Bugout
3.24" S30V
Putman G10
1.95OZ

[Linked Image]

awesome


Uber Demanding Rifle Aficionado
#13933506 - 06/28/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,800
n8dawg6 Offline
Campfire Guide
n8dawg6  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,800
p.s. the rat and rat ii are a LOT of knife for the $$.


Uber Demanding Rifle Aficionado
#13934336 - 06/28/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: n8dawg6]  
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 60
GravyMeister Offline
Member
GravyMeister  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 60
have heard/ seen Same on InterWeb KnifeSites

prolly should pull that Trigger also...

#13938393 - 06/30/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 196
WoodrowFCall Offline
Member
WoodrowFCall  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 196
Baton Rouge
Originally Posted by FOsteology
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.


I'm really not trying to be an ass here. It just struck me a little odd to not have carried a pocket knife for years and have a pile of requirements. You might want to just try out a few things and then decide. Just a few thoughts about them.

1. Definitely needs to be sharp. A dull knife will get you into trouble. Hold an edge well? That can mean alot of things. Some knives hold an edge really well, but they take a good deal of work to get sharp. I kind of like a balance between easy to sharpen and hold an edge. I tend to stay away from some of the modern super steels. I like 1095, D2, 440C and Case's variations.

2. I don't care for locking blades (though I'm not totally against them). I like a slip joint because I'm a little old fashioned and that's what paw paw had. The problem with lockers is that they can and do fail and if you aren't handling a knife properly, you'll get hurt. IMO, if you need a knife that can't fold when you don't need it to, a fixed blade is what you want. There are some pretty small/handy fixed blades out there. I almost always have a LT Wright Patriot in my pocket and that might be a good option if you need something heavy duty.

3. Plenty of options here. There are even some dependable, cheap, Chinese made options (Rough Rider comes to mind). Victorinox, Case, GEC, Buck, Leatherman, Kershaw, Benchmade all generally make a good one.

4. See 3.

Another thought, Something in the 3 inch range (closed) like a Case Peanut, Victorinox Cadet.... maybe even in the 3.5 inch range Victorinox Cadet, Case Medium Stockman will fit nicely in that little watch pocket in a pair of jeans. Makes it easy to access and keeps the knife from getting lost with keys and whatnot.


Well, we don't rent pigs, and it's better to say it right up front because a man who does like to rent pigs is — well, he's hard to stop.
#13941583 - 07/01/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: NMiller]  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,184
bowmanh Offline
Campfire Regular
bowmanh  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,184
NW Oregon
Originally Posted by NMiller
On the RAT 2, prefer D2 or AUS-8? Seems like for an inexpensive knife the cheaper one would be fine, but I like the idea of long lasting edge that is more likely with D2

I have a RAT II in D2. It gets really sharp and hasn't shown any tendency to corrosion. Holds an edge well. I like it!

#13945446 - 07/02/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 430
NMiller Offline
Campfire Regular
NMiller  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 430
Alaska
I've got one coming to see what all the commotion is about. Although I usually carry my Leatherman Surge, heavy bugger but comes in handy on many occasions.

#13946023 - 07/03/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: bowmanh]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,729
Lonny Offline
Campfire Guide
Lonny  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,729
Idaho
Originally Posted by bowmanh
Originally Posted by NMiller
On the RAT 2, prefer D2 or AUS-8? Seems like for an inexpensive knife the cheaper one would be fine, but I like the idea of long lasting edge that is more likely with D2

I have a RAT II in D2. It gets really sharp and hasn't shown any tendency to corrosion. Holds an edge well. I like it!



Totally agree. The D2 is the way to go for the extra $10-12.

Been using the R2 in D2 for several months exclusively as my EDC and have been very happy with it. I'm tempted to get another for a spare.

#13946119 - 07/03/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,800
n8dawg6 Offline
Campfire Guide
n8dawg6  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,800
R2 strikes a good balance between portability and cutability. ive always thought that a longer blade is preferable in every scenario ... except portability. i would carry my spyderco military everywhere if it left room for anything else in my pocket.


Uber Demanding Rifle Aficionado
Page 4 of 5 1 2 3 4 5

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160
AIH 160 3
Who's Online Now
77 registered members (1Akshooter, 257_X_50, 260Remguy, 2ndwind, 1Longbow, 12 invisible), 388 guests, and 406 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod









Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2018 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.120s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 1.0784 MB (Peak: 1.3562 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-07-22 08:32:59 UTC