Show us your knives

  1. Ruffian Member

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    So with all this talk of knives and the law,
    (To be discussed in another thread not here)

    This is just to show what you got and use daily.
    My 2 are a opinel, and a folding job Stanley knife.
    But currently modifying the opinel to make it more user friendly
     
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  2. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    I think an knife with a blade that can be locked out is not legal, Do the Opinel still have the rotating ring to lock out the blade?
     
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  3. Ruffian Member

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    I am trying to keep this a show us your knives rather than anything else. A locking blade is illegal unless good reason to carry.

    Yes the opinel do still have the lock rings on them but can be altered with a bit of stainless welding.
     
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  4. Climber

    Climber Member

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    This is my current every day carry. I'm a fully paid up knife carrier and have been for about 35 years. I have a knife if my pocket every single day, from the time I get up, to the time I go to bed.
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  5. johnik

    johnik Member

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    this may or may not have once been owned by me, quality German engineering 100_0669.JPG
     
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  6. Migmac

    Migmac Member

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    This is the majority of mine, got others somewhere in the house. The odd looking one is a Wyoming knife, a couple of hand crafted ones. A puma skinner which is terrible, won’t hold an edge. Glad I didn’t buy it. The big Colt is a cracker, holds an edge beautifully. A bit big for my liking. The orange and black Mora is my everyday knife. Holds an edge. If it gets lost, it’s no huge loss. Only costs £7. The one on the right edge of the middle row was a gift from a Norwegian hunter, his father made it. It’s rubbish, cant use it as the handle is very very slippy

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  7. grim_d

    grim_d Forum Supporter

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    CRKT make some absolutely lovely knives, the outburst system is a delight to use.

    My current two. I would very much like a CRKT clever girl folder and a CEO, though not the rubbish UK EDC version.

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  8. mpats

    mpats Forum Supporter

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    I pretty much always carry my swiss army knife with me, plus a CRKT like @Climber.
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    If I'm out shooting I usually take my Nordic W11
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    And over the years I've accumulated a few others, these are most that are close at hand, not including multi-tools.
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    There's a kukri missing, it's in the loft. The Openel in the middle I was given by my parents when I was about 12 and it has seen plenty of use. The Kurki without a sheath was rescued from a second hand shop for a few quid, it's in the project pile to be cleaned up and have a nice wooden sheath made for it. The Fairbairn Sykes came back from WW2 with my Grandpa, he swapped a German Luger he had acquired for it with a commando so the story goes.
     
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  9. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Not strictly a knife but has a blade

    I have two, one always lives in the car and other is always in my work rucksack
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    Edit: I have plenty of knives but they never leave home. I don’t do anything outside the house that requires me to use or carry a knife
     
  10. premmington

    premmington Member

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    My Calumet Forge de Laguiole horn handled pipe knife/tamper from France - wanted one for years - had to save up - they are £144. I would sulk if I lost it - as they don't make them anymore - no real demand for pipe smokers knives now I would think?



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    Spent ages choosing between a briar wood, bone or horn handle? The wooden handled one was cheaper - the bone/horn handled ones were the same price.

    Chap I know - who is into his eighties - when I was talking to him about it - reckons bone shrinks in time - but horn does not! So I went for the horn handled one. Time will tell if it good advice.

    I carry this everyday in my pipe smoking case - I am always scraping smoking pipes out with it - plus I use it for opening boxes etc.
     
  11. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    I have a collection of knives including Moras and CRKT but the one that goes everywhere with me I've had for over 50 years. I broke the back spring and it got put in a drawer till I found some steel to make a new spring. Not many days when it doesn't get used to cut or open something
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  12. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    I have a varient of that, and a kreigs marine dress dagger.
     
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  13. Migmac

    Migmac Member

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    That’s a really nice looking knife
     
  14. Ruffian Member

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    I have only heard good things about these Mora knives and am tempted about getting one to try as my buck knives are a bit overkill for most tasks, (unless actual game)
     
  15. Migmac

    Migmac Member

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    For what they cost they are a good knife. Easily cleaned, sheath can be chucked in the washing machine. Holds an edge really well, I’ve gralloched 100 plus deer this last month on two sharpens
     
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  16. premmington

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    Thanks... It was a lot of money for a pen knife. I have had it nearly ten years now - use it everyday - it still makes a lovely "clunk" when you undo it.

    I had been using a collection of sheeps foot bladed pen knives for pipes over the years - but they erode the bottom of your favorite pipes - I wanted a round nosed blade with a spike. The end of it is flat to use as a tamper - to save burning your fingers.
     
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  17. earthman Member

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    You can get an Opinel without a rotating lock ring, the one I have has a blade well under 3 inches long so totally legal to carry for those 'just in case' moments when you may need to cut something.:)
     
  18. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    My next door neighbor Mr Ash was a pipe smoker, he had a nice like that.
     
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  19. johnik

    johnik Member

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    when i were a lad, my old man would remove the clip and let us play cowboys and indians with a luger :o he brought back from his trip to France, no idea where that went tho:(
     
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  20. premmington

    premmington Member

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    There is something about a quality pen knife that holds my attention.

    My Russian fitter who works for me - has a little Boker Barlow Damascus bladed folding pocket knife - he carries everyday.

    If I pick it up to use it - I stop and admire it for a few seconds. It is just such a lovely - simple attractive well made thing with a black bog oak handle. He keeps it as sharp as a razor.

    (Edit: Found a picture of a new one)
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