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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: NMiller] #13941583 07/01/19
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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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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #13945446 07/02/19
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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.

Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: bowmanh] #13946023 07/03/19
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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.

Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #13946119 07/03/19
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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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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #13950609 07/05/19
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For me my favorite folder for EDC Hands down is a Benchmade Griptilion

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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #13985748 07/18/19
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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

Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #13987641 07/19/19
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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #14039746 08/10/19
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Kizer rogue has been my go to for a year or so. Love it.


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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #14058399 08/17/19
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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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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Shag] #14059364 08/18/19
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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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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Shag] #14059397 08/18/19
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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?

Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Shag] #14064918 08/20/19
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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

Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #14064967 08/20/19
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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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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: woods_walker] #14067917 08/21/19
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Man it upset the hell outta me seeing made in Tawian. It’s a great knife. I’m prolly gonna grind made in tawianoff outta pride. I always try my best to buy American.


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Look plucker I expected solid members bought America. Again my bad . It phlucking bothers the hell outta me flipping a blade open seeing made in plucking Taiwan. Won’t buy another. So yea my bad. Thought you plucks we’re into America. Your choice to buy commie as mine to buy American. Yea I screwed up. What’s worse owning a bench made or buying Tawian


Your Every Liberal vote promotes Socialism and is an attack on the Second Amendment. Period. You will suffer the consequences.
Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #14067983 08/21/19
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Ease up on Taiwan, I was stationed there for a while and they are good people. Taiwan is a republic like we are.

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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: Shag] #14068346 08/22/19
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Originally Posted by Shag
Look plucker I expected solid members bought America. Again my bad . It phlucking bothers the hell outta me flipping a blade open seeing made in plucking Taiwan. Won’t buy another. So yea my bad. Thought you plucks we’re into America. Your choice to buy commie as mine to buy American. Yea I screwed up. What’s worse owning a bench made or buying Tawian

Taiwan isn't "commie". You're messing up all around. I bet none of your clothes are made in the US, either.

Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #14069144 08/22/19
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Geez... another thread gone to hell... I took it for granted that we all knew that Taiwan was a democracy of sorts. Taiwan is not part of mainland China. U.S. government thinks highly enough of them that we are preparing a sale of F-16's and tanks.
But none of that has anything to do with playing with knives or maybe it does.

Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #14069191 08/22/19
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I try to buy made in the USA stuff, but I don't want to be bent over to do so.

That being said, you thought it was a good knife before you found out right? Some fella in Taiwan probably thought so, when he was making it.


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Re: Best EDC Folder [Re: FOsteology] #14069634 08/22/19
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Man... somebody got called a plucker. Shift just got real.

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