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Had this one for over 20 years and it's been in my pocket every day since I bought it except for when I had to send it in for service.. Actually bought it with the first $100 I made with my business. Benchmade 720. Started life with the combo blade. Hated the serrations. Sent it in and Benchmade changed it out for me free of charge. It's been back a few times for spring replacements in the Axis lock. They reground the tip for me after the guy at the knife counter at Sportsmans Whorehouse F'd it up with an electric sander claiming that he knew what he was doing. The anodizing is about wore out and I'm thinking it would be nice to have a back up in case I ever lost it. I've got a few other folders, but this one is the one my kids will fight over when I'm gone.

Anybody else have a favorite?

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I normally carry a cheaper pocket knife.

Rat 2. Kabar dozier. Case trapper. Etc.. for work.

One the weekend, a Benchmade bugout.

I keep eyeing those customs Vince put up for sale. Those are nice.


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I’m partial to my Case trapper, Buck 112 lt, or Spyderco Wegner. I mostly use a pocket knife for daily cutting tasks. The Case trapper sees field dressing duties.


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Have a Buck Stockman that I bought when I was 12 years old with money earned putting up hay for my grandfather. Fast forward 58 years, main blade is worn quite badly so I sent it to Buck to get a new blade put in the knife. Received an email from Buck saying the knife was too old to repair and they would send me a new knife. I received the new knife and my old knife by return mail. Total cost was $10.00 for postage. Truly a first rate company and a first rate product.

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Menefee trapper. 👍

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I’ve got piles of more spends ones, but a Case trapper gets the daily nod. Carbon steel that gets rust spots if I don’t oil it nightly it seems.

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Have a single blade and a double blade trapper as full blown customs, but scared to lose them. Not scared of using them, just don’t want to misplace them. Reserved for dress occasions only.

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Case Slimline Trapper.


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Me too Judman...

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I can't say I really have a favorite and rotate through several. All my EDC's need a pocket clip, one hand opening and 3.5 - 4" locking blade. Today it's a Benchmade Griptilian. Tomorrow maybe a Cold Steel Bush Ranger or Ontario Rat -1.

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Originally Posted by Higginez
Had this one for over 20 years and it's been in my pocket every day since I bought it except for when I had to send it in for service.. Actually bought it with the first $100 I made with my business. Benchmade 720. Started life with the combo blade. Hated the serrations. Sent it in and Benchmade changed it out for me free of charge. It's been back a few times for spring replacements in the Axis lock. They reground the tip for me after the guy at the knife counter at Sportsmans Whorehouse F'd it up with an electric sander claiming that he knew what he was doing. The anodizing is about wore out and I'm thinking it would be nice to have a back up in case I ever lost it. I've got a few other folders, but this one is the one my kids will fight over when I'm gone.

Anybody else have a favorite?

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I love the look of your 720! I had a 720 years back and had to send it back to Benchmade. No matter what I did I couldn't sharpen it. I can sharpen a knife, but not that one. That 720 came out of the box dull, wouldn't shave a hair off my arm. I was surprised, Benchmade does a better job than that. Benchmade replaced the blade and admitted they had a bad run of blades that didn't heat treat properly. They sent a hat and some stickers and odd and ends along with the knife with new blade which was razor sharp. The new blade sharpened up like it was expected to when the time came.

As for new, a Custom Shop Bugout and Mini Crooked River get a lot of pocket time. Mini Griptilian sees work. A Spyderco PM2 is another that gets packed along a lot. I have a ZT 0450 gets some pocket time. I just picked up a Microtech LUDT auto from the classifieds here that when it gets here is going directly in the rotation. Looking forward to that, haven't owned an auto knife in a long time. Lot's of choices.


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I bought a Lloyd slip joint on here from Vince awhile ago. Really nice knife, useful around the farm for lots of simple cutting tasks and it skins raccoons easily. I have a lot of folders but this one is one I will hand down to my son.

Before I got the Lloyd my favorite was a Buck 422. Similar to a 112 but with a plastic handle. Easy to sharpen and good at everything.

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Out of the knives in my EDC rotation, my Spyderco SS Delica is the one I lean to as a favorite. Something about the perfect weight and solidness of it just makes me feel secure when carrying it. My Rat 2 and my Kershaw Leek with carbon fiber scales both are great and get carried a lot as well.

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Depends on where I'm going, what I'm wearing and what I plan on doing. A Case Trapper is my favorite probably. Most with bone or Stag panels. CV steel mostly. SS steel in hot weather. I like variety.

The Case Kickstart Trapper I bought a few weeks ago is very handy. One handed open and close. It's spoiling me.

Definitely prefer classic styles more than the newer folders.


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I am with Gibby, a Case or Tree brand Trapper has been in my pocket for 60 years!


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I love all kinds of folders .
Sometimes I'll buy a framelock or a liner lock to check out ,etc. But usually always carry a custom hand made slipjoint
These below are my current carry knives . Some too pretty to work hard. There's even one that doesn't fold by Charlie May there

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Recently I bought 2 Opinel ring lock knives for beach fishing etc. SS blades are thin,these are light in weight and while not the slimmest for carrying,the rounded fatter handles are good feeling in hand .I think for what I bought them for they will work great ,a #8 and #9 .

If I think I'm going somewhere that day where I could possibly lose a knife in any way ,I'll carry a factory knife .

One fella above mentioned John Lloyd . Prices have increased but IMHO still an excellent value for a really well made custom slipjoint
I have these ( below) available & listed on my website

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Buck ,Queen,Case ,all great IMHO .

GEC is the rage these days and I shake my head at what some people will pay for " rare" versions on second market . Prices that are so high you can find customs for around the same .

Bob Dozier has been offering folders on his website,I recently missed a large folding hunter in maple . Oh well ,can't afford them all

Happy New Year's guys !! Thanks for everything
PS a few nice fixed blades listed on my site too www.vcmcustomknives.com

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Benchmade Mini Griptilian.

Been abusing the hell out of it everyday for about 8 years, and it shows. But the joint and lock are still tight as day one. It takes and holds an edge well. I have a full sized Grip, NIB in the safe, for when this one ever schidts the bed. Looks like I'll be leaving it in my will.


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Opinel No. 6, they weigh nothing but still do what I need a knife to do.

From this morning's hunt. It was 76 on New Years, today 26 and 2 inches of snow.

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90% of the time, it's a Spyderco Delica. The other 10% is a ZT 0357.

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Like Long Spur Hunter said, i now carry a Opinel also. Used to carry a Syderco but recently bought the Opinel and really like it.

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Originally Posted by LongSpurHunter
Opinel No. 6, they weigh nothing but still do what I need a knife to do.

From this morning's hunt. It was 76 on New Years, today 26 and 2 inches of snow.

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