Pocket Knives

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  1. LessPawl

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    I was thinking the same thing, LOL. I've never been hunting or shot at anything other than AR500 Steel or paper targets. It is my most sincere wish that this remains the case until my time here on earth is over. I don't have anything against hunter's, it's just not my thing. I read a story very recently about a guy in California who allegedly fought off a mountain lion with his bare hands. WHOA!!!!! No thank you, I'll pass :) BTW, i love your Spydie knifes. They're really top notch blades.
     
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    For EDC of anything, including knives, I have learned to avoid expensive and fancy and stick to affordable quality.

    Like many above, for me that means a Kershaw knife. I usually have a stainless Leek (1660st) in my pocket. 3” assisted opening blade, thin profile with clip removed, half serrated, plenty sharp, cost effective to replace if/when needed.

    I sure as heck wouldn’t want to depend on it for self defense, but I have used them for all sorts of cutting and non-cutting tasks, even as an emergency fuse replacement!
     
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    Not allowed to carry anything bigger unfortunately.
     

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    A knife is a lot better than bare hands. I don't anticipate encountering any Mountain Lions. They are very reluctant to get anywhere close to humans but know for a fact that I will encounter another dog off leash. I don't anticipate having to use the knife for that purpose but will as a last resort.
     
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    One of my brothers-in-law used to be big in bow hunting circles back in the 1960's & 70's.
    (Field & Stream magazine used to publish articles about his exploits.)
    Back then he was up in Alaska hunting (I dunno what) something with antlers.
    On that trip he killed a grizzley bear with a bow and arrow (he had it stuffed and shipped back.)
    When I asked him why he did that he replied "It was either him or me & I've never wanted to be grizzley poop."
    :)
     
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    I would much rather have pepper spray for that than a knife. Dogs don’t fear the sight of a weapon and actually using it on one is likely to make him bight harder. You truly might be better off with your bare hands.
     
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    Bear spray is even better. Either way, I hope i never encounter a bad situation with a large dog, a wild animal, or a crazy mad human.
     
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    that's some scary stuff, Mickey. You have to be an amazing shot to kill an animal that large with arrows. Guys i know that live up in Alaska carry revolvers chambered in 454 Casull for their protection from Bears and such. Some have switched over to 10mm too. For me the way to avoid this stuff, never go where those huge bears wander about freely. LOL
     
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    I carry pepper spray too but it's usually not effective on pitbulls. Dogs have very soft necks, underbellies etc. Like I say, I hope and expect I'll never have to use it, but I'm pretty confident in my ability to make a dog submit using a 3 inch blade.

    What do you think of this one? It looks pretty decent at a good price and has a belt clip.

    Still can't remember the trick to get amazon links to post. 19 dollars on Prime.

    https://www.seabeestore.com/tac-for...ter-custom-laser-engraved-choose-your-design/

    TAC-Force TF-468 Folding Pocket Knife EDC Pakkawood Gentleman's Speedster Model with Bolster Custom Laser Engraved - Choose Your Design
     
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    I agree only because I constantly lose stuff. If i was able to hang on to a nice blade and never lose it, I'd buy a few. As of now, the only really nice one's we have are the Microtechs, and I know where mine is all the time. Kershaws serve the purpose well. I just bought a few more 3460's for 20 bucks per. That's a hella deal on a blade that has served me well. I love Spyderco's too, but I would be so mad at myself if I lost 100 buck plus knife. :) I get a lot of my knife ideas from Nutnfancy on YouTube. He covers and reviews a wide variety of knifes, firearms, motorcycles, camping gear, etc. He's quite anal and long in the tooth, but man, he knows his stuff.
     
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    Had that happened to anyone aside from him, I would have called BS.
    Or if he had claimed to have killed it with a single arrow, I would have called BS.
    Myself, I take the Canadian warning about grizzley's seriously!

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    Tac-Force is not a good brand. You can get a decent Kershaw for the same price. https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Kershaw-Knives-On-Sale--568
     
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    I've also got this little Spydie. It's surprisingly versatile. Not so good for fighting off bears, mountain lions, or zombies, but great for rope, cord and tubing.
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    That's a very cool looking Spydie. I don't recall ever seeing that model before.
     
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    LMAO, that's awesome, Mickey.
     
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    This is my edc believe it or not a51f44d7321ca5a21827313a0dc43b5f.jpg

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    This thread has me wanting to obtain a nice Kershaw or such.

    I never paid much attention to knives until I took up cooking a few years ago. I threw out every old crappy knife in the kitchen and bought several decent cooking knives. I like to keep them sharp.

    I keep a Buck 112 at my workbench and reach for it a lot. I've inherited and been gifted with a couple dozen small pocket knives. Maybe I'll fish 'em out and take an interest in them.

    I've never used a weapon of any sort, save for some bird hunting decades ago, but I'd hate to be in a pocket knife fight with a pit bull. I'd suggest being ready to defend your dog with a perfectly legal, medium-weight ball-peen hammer instead.
     
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    Hear, hear.

    Yes, good knifes can make the food taste better, as products are sliced or chopped properly, and often more visually appealing. why struggle with bad knives?

    I grew up with bad, small, dull knifes, so when I was able, got me some decent stuff. No need to go crazy, plenty of good affordable stuff.
    I keep a "low grade' set for when we have visitors in the kitchen...

    I love my 4" knife for snacking and small item prep!
     
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