What kind of knives do you carry?

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El-Dracho

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Here is my current lineup
Kershaw Camp Knife, perfect for backcountry chores around camp
CRKT Shenanigan, EDC at home
ESSE 3, EDC Backcountry
CRKT SIWI, inverted on backpack shoulder strap, a really solid knife.
CRKT, Neck Knife, EDC Backcountry
And my all time favorite my Grandpa gave me when I was 5. A 1916 Marbles Woodsman
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The very tiny one looks interesting. That is the CRKT, Neck Knife, EDC Backcountry , right?
 

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The very tiny one looks interesting. That is the CRKT, Neck Knife, EDC Backcountry , right?
Yes Sir, razor sharp. Very reasonably priced. Really handy when boating or kayaking when other knives are impractical wearing a bathing suit. I liked the EESE but it was 4X the $
 
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Everyone's got their go-to's. Maybe something that was handed down? Something you picked up at a yard sale? Something you sought after and researched? Pocket or fixed? Long or stubby? Maybe not a knife at all? Hatchet or tomahawk? Bolo or Bowie?

I want to know the hardware you use around camp! Show me your kindling splitting, wood whittling, tree chopping, steak slicing, tooth picking, package opening, brush clearing hardware.

What do you use, by who, for what and why?

(Let's keep it strictly utilitarian and shy away from deeper discussions on metallurgy and the like [you know who you are])

I will also allow items you no longer use if you have a constructive reason for others on why.
As of right now, I only carry my dive knife which is a cressi giant knife. Although I am looking into getting an SOG survival shovel and probably a hatchet.. and a multitool.. and maybe a bowie knife.. cause thats not a knife THIS is a knife -lol- also looking i to the ontario MK2 cause navy seals ‍♂ although i heard its not that good of a survival knife.. interested to see the responses to this thread though.
 
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The Woodsman looks like it's the perfect size - all-around useful I'll bet!
It is! Really holds an edge, not too big not to small. They knew what they were doing back then. It’s a collectors item now, going around $450, especially the 1916 PAT’D. model. Plus the sentimental factor of camping with my Grandpa who taught me all this cool stuff.
 
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It is! Really holds an edge, not too big not to small. They knew what they were doing back then. It’s a collectors item now, going around $450, especially the 1916 PAT’D. model. Plus the sentimental factor of camping with my Grandpa who taught me all this cool stuff.
Exactly! Very Nice!
 
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Yes Sir, razor sharp. Very reasonably priced. Really handy when boating or kayaking when other knives are impractical wearing a bathing suit. I liked the EESE but it was 4X the $
Thank you! Can imagine that it is a good knive for kayaking.
 
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Gerber Mk II I have had for a very long time, 40 + years and a Buck 110 I have had just about as long

Gerber the old leather sheath died years ago and tip was damaged by a driver on exercise 30 years ago. That sheath lets knife slide beside the set quite nicely when I choose to wear it or just on it's own

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The Gerber paraframe is my EDC. Tried and true, I have had 3 of these over the past 15 years. The K-bar bk-16 is my carry/utility knife in camp, and the bk-9, I use for processing firewood and clearing some brush. For bigger logs, I am currently using this old bow saw, but I plan soon to upgrade to the Greber Freescape camp saw. I always carry a puck to keep the blades sharp too.
 

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I have a Victorinox Super Tinker Swiss Army Knife that I bought for myself when I graduated back in '88 before heading off camping. Carried it every day since then. I broke and replaced the red plastic handles back in 2012. Now I generally carry a different Swiss Army knife -one that is readily replaceable, though I have about a dozen. I keep an old 111mm "Ruksack" model in my truck, along with a Leatherman Surge and a Buck 110 LT and an Estwing leather handled camp hatchet.

On my person, I am never without one of my swiss army knives as I mentioned above, but I am almost always also carrying a Leatherman Rebar and a Spyderco Native 5 plain edge. Unless I am fishing, in which case I swap that out for my Spyderco Atlantic Salt.
 
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After much deliberation, the new addition to the family is an Esee PR4. Think I finally found my forever blade. The scales are a bit of a love it or hate it situation for some, but they are perfect for my hand; no hot spots after extended use and lots of traction. Been using it in the kitchen lately. Very pleased and a leather sheath to boot.
 

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After much deliberation, the new addition to the family is an Esee PR4. Think I finally found my forever blade. The scales are a bit of a love it or hate it situation for some, but they are perfect for my hand; no hot spots after extended use and lots of traction. Been using it in the kitchen lately. Very pleased and a leather sheath to boot.
Glad you found something you like that works For you.
 
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