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after a edc folder/advice

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by vizsla, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. vizsla

    vizsla Native

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    just ordered a gary mills folder which i cant wait to try and it was a bargain thanks robbie, im still tempted with another one aswell,think iv got the folder bug, i realy like the look of taylors eye witness knives like lynx sugested just not sure wot blade type id prefare if any one has any experiance with then?
    cheers ash.
     
  2. Robbi

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    well done Visla, you won't be disapointed. ( if you don't like it, i'll take it off your hands for what you paid for it )

    Robbi
     
  3. vizsla

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    thanks robbie bit of a late question but are gm folder blades carbon or stainless do you no
     
  4. Robbi

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    stainless mate and hold a wonderful edge
     
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    Spyderco UKPK does it for me

    NS
     
  6. Robbi

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    spyderco, the marmite of the folder world !
     
  7. vizsla

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    i quite fancy trying out one with a damascus blade there ment to be realy good, razor sharp and dont tarnish or rust easily.....
    ash
     
  8. Trev

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    Hey ,
    I suppose it all depends on what your EDC is for . In my everyday life I've come across nothing that a SAK won't handle , although I do carry an extra edc for whittling just so that I've got some pointy points to make it easier . I've no need for a big blade as an edc , If I need a fixed then I'm in a situation where I need one .
    Might be an idea to make a list of what you think you might need the knife for ( no need to post it , it's your needs ) and make your choice that way .
    Cheers , Trev .

    P.S . This is just my opinion but I think the svord peasent style knifes will only be legal until something nasty happens , then they will be classed as fixed .
     
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  9. Highbinder

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    I agree on both counts.

    I've been carrying a FRN UKPK and it's awesome, definately recommend it. I'd love the G10 version but personally when I bought it I couldn't justify the price.

    I also just got a SAK alox Farmer which is very handy. I prefer the UKPK with its' choil for usability, but the SAK has all the tools - it's nice having a mini woodsaw, and the awl rocks too.

    Basicly if I'm going outdoorsy at all the SAK will be with me, but tends to live in the car otherwise.
     
  10. wanderingblade

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    Only one option - CKRT Edgie.

    - Legal EDC
    - Sheepsfoot blade (not scary looking / won't be tempted to use tip and cut your fingers off)
    - Pocket clip
    - One hand opening
    - Solid / strong build
    - Decent size / shaped handle
    - Cheap enough to lose and not cry over

    Job done!
     
  11. zarkwon

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  12. vizsla

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    some realy good knifes and info, keep it coming....
     
  13. Labrador

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    Hi,
    I'm a great fan of the "British Army Knife" (Three Piece Army on the attached link). As you're in Belper have you thought about taking a drive up to Sheffield & visiting the Sheffield Made shop, lots of folding & non-folding knives with a local pedigree!
    http://www.sheffield-made.com/acatalog/Pocket_Knives.html
     
  14. vizsla

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    think i may just do that labrador, they'v a very nice selection.
    cheers ash
     
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    I do like the british army knife but its sooo heavy, litterally pulls your pants down!
    If you do go for one its worth making or buying a belt sheath for it.
     
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    i been useing pacific cutlery folding knives, they feel pretty strong abit heavy but pretty good
     
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    Viszla, you're practically neighbours with Shing. He makes a cracking folder; not exactly in the budget price range but you get what you pay for!
     
  18. vizsla

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    shing whos that mate has he got a site?
    just received my gary mills folder which is spot on and a cracking price, so im thinking of replacing my whittling knife now for a twin blader one large one small
    thanks ash
     
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    you like the Gary Mills folder then Visla ?
     
  20. vizsla

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    ye its spot on mate opened it at 5 and id whittled a nice spreading knife by half past, feels good in the hand as well being rounded.
    sorry but il not be letting you have this one mate, cheers for the recomendation......
     

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