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#13941583 - 07/01/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: NMiller]  
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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!

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#13945446 - 07/02/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
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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]  
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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]  
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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.


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#13950609 - 07/05/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
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For me my favorite folder for EDC Hands down is a Benchmade Griptilion

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#13985748 - 07/18/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
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I’ve been thinking about this way too much! I like single blade lock blades and the Rat 1 and 2 are great values. I have both and carry them frequently. BUT, I’m a country boy and encounter multiple chores in the course of the day. That points out the value of multiple blades. When in civilization, the mid sized stockman is a great option but when I wander into the Bush, I always lean toward an SAK Farmer

One knife for edc is a blasphemy but the farmer or stockman are great choices if you can only have one. They are economical and practical

#13987641 - 07/19/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
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ZT 0562, custom scale and hardware.
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#14039746 - 08/10/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
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Kizer rogue has been my go to for a year or so. Love it.


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#14058399 - 08/17/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
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Just got my Rat II and damn it! Made in Taiwan guys really? My bad shoulda researched it better. Won’t be buying another. But it appears like a hell of a deal for the coin. Was hoping to get relatives some for gifts but I’m not giving anyone a gift made in Taiwan.


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#14059364 - 08/18/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Shag]  
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Buck 285 Bantam BLW in Fluorescent Orange Camo. Whether gutting a deer, cutting twine, stripping wire insulation, you name it, it does it all. And it's made in the US.

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#14059397 - 08/18/19 Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Shag]  
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Originally Posted by Shag
Just got my Rat II and damn it! Made in Taiwan guys really? My bad shoulda researched it better. Won’t be buying another. But it appears like a hell of a deal for the coin. Was hoping to get relatives some for gifts but I’m not giving anyone a gift made in Taiwan.
You get a knife with D2 steel for $40 and you think it would be American made?

#14064918 - Yesterday at 04:25 PM Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Shag]  
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Originally Posted by Shag
Just got my Rat II and damn it! Made in Taiwan guys really? My bad shoulda researched it better. Won’t be buying another. But it appears like a hell of a deal for the coin. Was hoping to get relatives some for gifts but I’m not giving anyone a gift made in Taiwan.



They make some world class products products. Semiconductors, chemicals, metallurgy etc.. I had reservations as well, and I will say this is a quality product at a price point that is a heck of a deal. fwiw

#14064967 - Yesterday at 04:44 PM Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology]  
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This thread should be more clear.

Best EDC Folder

or

Best affordable EDC Folder

Then give a price range of what you consider affordable.


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