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Do you carry a pocket knife?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by ThebiggestJerk, Aug 17, 2020.

Blades... what’s your preference?

  1. Benchmade

    9 vote(s)
    6.1%
  2. Spyderco

    9 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. Victorinox

    28 vote(s)
    19.0%
  4. Kershaw

    9 vote(s)
    6.1%
  5. Gerber

    12 vote(s)
    8.2%
  6. Buck

    17 vote(s)
    11.6%
  7. Case

    8 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. Leatherman

    14 vote(s)
    9.5%
  9. Craftsman Utility type...

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  10. Other

    38 vote(s)
    25.9%
  1. Sybo

    Sybo Strat-Talker

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    Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Sybo

    Sybo Strat-Talker

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  3. Sybo

    Sybo Strat-Talker

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    Yea, the labor factor is through the roof, you will never get rich making knives, but it truly is a labor of love⚔️⚔️
     
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  4. Sybo

    Sybo Strat-Talker

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    I am going to offer this project For Sale here for the first time. I sell quite a few on another site (Sigforum) and have for years.
    https://imgur.com/a/zohdoT9
    Alabama Damascus, .125” thick , in the process of Heat Treating now at Peters Heat Treating in Meadville Pa. back in 14 days. Will be taken to 59-60 HRC. The scales are Quilted Maple, dyed and Stabilized https://imgur.com/a/0DXhZtA. I will be using Decorative Mosaic Pins (buyer can help choose). A Taco style Kydex Sheath ( color and Texture can be chosen), with a Genuine Teklok will be made for her also. All my builds include progress pics to see your knife created in stages. Turn around will be 4-6 weeks.

    I also offer a” Lifetime Common Sense Warranty “, it what is said, but if you drive it through concrete with a hammer, well........... There are many examples of what I have done in the Classifieds- Sigforum, check them out.

    I am asking $200.00 plus $14.00 Priority Mail with Insurance and Tracking. When the blade comes back from Heat Treat, I will re-polish and etch the blade, repolish, so it will have the “3D Damascus Fingerprinting”!
    Like this https://imgur.com/a/i47YKpP
    I know lots of you guys have no idea of me, but many years of throwing sparks is what I do when I am not in my Music room.There has to be lots of questions, so let’s have em!

    I also offer free sharpening as long as you own the Knife, just send it to me⚔️⚔️
     
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  5. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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  6. dan1952

    dan1952 New Member!

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    I have several, prefer a lock blade of some sort. Current carry is an NRA issue, wood and brass handle, stainless lock blade. Can't post pics with my phone, but maybe the coolest is an old, really small Swiss army type (nail file, screwdriver, scissors, blade), with a silver inlay of a National lap steel in the handle. I've never seen another.
     
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  7. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

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  8. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox

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    Grew up a Buck guy, but traded up to Grohmann 20 years ago. Here’s my Grohmann mini lock back. Made just up the road from me in Pictou. Feels great in the hand, holds an edge, and not too bulky in the pocket. Love it. Grohmann is best known for their jump knives carried by Canadian military. BA43563A-D298-4EA1-A575-B1F5452F72CA.jpeg
     
  9. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    if you DO ever need it, youll be glad you had it.
    in atlanta a bunch of skinheads were stomping this guy. that guy is alive today because i had a thingy on me.
     
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  10. Hippieway

    Hippieway Strat-Talker

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    Always carry a knife and a way to make fire, popular accessories since the dawn of man.
     
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  11. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    LOL

    Those are really just part of the collection. I don't actually carry them. But no collection is complete with out a few of Cold Steel's ridiculous large folders.
     
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  12. BuddyGuy

    BuddyGuy Strat-Talker

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    my bad. Carry on.
     
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  13. RoyC

    RoyC Strat-O-Master

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    Carried this one for many years, wouldn't be with out it.

    WIN_20200907_104838.JPG
     
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  14. Chilidawg

    Chilidawg Strat-Talk Member

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    Put me in the Victorinox Tinker column. Very useful day-to-day.
     
  15. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm not really a knife guy.

    I just use the force.

    :D
     
  16. 64 Tele

    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    Carry a Gerber that I got as a freebie when buying a pair of Danner boots in 1995.
    Still have both :thumb:.
     
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  17. ThebiggestJerk

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    I agree with both if you live in the wilderness, but that sentiment about fire is reality TV show mentality.
    One does not need to carry a fire source when living in a city where electricity -the modern form of fire/technology - is readily available, unless you smoke, and if you do you’re just plain stupid for doing so... death sticks - cardiac surgical nurse here, daily see the real results of smoking.
     
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  18. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    I do now. Stripped out too many screws with my 9mm.
     
  19. Brendanj

    Brendanj Strat-Talk Member

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    I do! Buck. 9849D877-6528-4765-94FD-954809477777.jpeg
     
  20. Boubou

    Boubou Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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