What knives do you guys recommend?

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Masis Eric

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i carry a kershaw everyday and when I camp. They are light, I dont even notice it in my pocket and they have a very nice quick opening mechanism. They are pretty sharp, and last a long while. I tend to be clumsy and forgetful and have lost a few knives. The Kershaw knives are reaaonably priced so if I lose it (which I have done a few times), it doesn't break my wallet to replace it.

I also keep a gerber multi-tool in my truck, and I carry a leatherman skeletool on hikes.
I used to lose knives occasionally but I started taking the clips off and bending them a little more to add tension. When there is enough tension the pocket clip will make a positive “snick” as it slaps the scale when drawn. I started doing this over 15 years ago and haven’t lost one since. I carry a knife every day unless I’m flying commercial.

Traditionals are another matter. While I like the idea of them they usually fall out of my pocket if I sit on a couch or such so I don’t carry them often.
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I also carry my swiss army outdoorsman and a gerber bear grylls folding knife with me alot. I love the grip on the BG knives so much my wife bought me the fixed blade bigger knife with the included firestarter for me for christmas and it lives in the back of the jeep. I have used it many times when we never packed all our gear and just went up in the woods for a day. great to rig up a fire quickly.
 

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For daily and universal use I carry just a Leatherman Wave. While in the outdoors, overlanding and camping I carry in addtion a swedish Morakniv with integrated firesteel. While the Leatherman is very universal for me and I use it nearly daily, the Morakniv is a simple but good to use knive.

There a so many knives ou there. In addition to the intended purpose, the decision in favor of one knife or another also depends - as with many other items of equipment - on personal preferences. One likes classic knives, the other modern etc. I would just look at a few and see what I personally like and what fits the intended purpose most. Here in this topic there are already some great pictures of different knives, which may help you decide.
 

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By the way, here are some more recommendations and ideas about knives:

 

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Daily is between a Leatherman FREE T4 and a custom shop Buck 501. Love the utility of the T4 but the S30V blade on the Buck is ridiculously more durable - I feel like I'm honing the T4 twice a week. Only problem with the Buck is that it's not what the company used to be but I couldn't help but give in to the nostalgia of my first knife.

For the truck/camp knife, I have both an older Leatherman Wave and a Benchmade Adamas fixed blade I picked up "used" (looked brand new) for super cheap. The Benchmade is a bit (ok, a lot) on the wannabe operator side in appearance for me but I added G10 scales instead of paracord and it has most of what I'd want in a compact emergency knife should I find myself stranded and hiking out.
 

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I go with CRKT, Kershaw, Gerber, SOG or Buck most of the time. I find that they are affordable and offer a good blade that stays sharp a long time. I have several different types of each and they all have their uses. I guess one of these days I should take them all out of the bag and take a picture. I have two knife sets, one for skinning and gutting deer and the other for camping. I'll buy a knife just because it looks cool and has a good blade so I guess I'm kind of a collector. I probably have 10-15 knives in each of sets. My daily carry is currently a CRKT Igniter, assisted opening, serrated, with a 3.5" blade! The serrated portioned is excellent at cutting small branches and briars among other things!
 
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