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
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
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