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Best Pocket Knives
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:24:29 AM »
What to Look for a Pocket Knife

The best pocket knife for you depends upon what your intended use of the pocket knife is. If you are planning on using it for hunting, you will need a different knife than if you were planning on using it for everyday carry.

This guide will walk you through what you should look for in an all-around great pocket knife that will last you for years in a wide range of tasks. These are pocket knives that you can easily and legally (see what knives are legal in your state) carry in your pocket day in and day out. These knives are great for cutting up thick shipping boxes, slicing apples, or even self-defense.
Brand DOES Matter!

Believe it or not, a knife?s brand really matters. Name brand knives are, on one hand, more expensive than cheap knives but, on the other hand, will give you fewer headaches as well as last longer.

For example, Benchmade allows you to send in any knife of theirs for as long as you own it to the factor for restoration. They will sharpen the blade to the correct angle, adjust all screws, replace worn down parts, and give it a factory shine. Non-name brands do not offer this.

On top of that, name brand knives give you better customer service. If you would like to sharpen a knife to factory condition at home, you can call the manufacturer?s customer service number and ask about the angle the factory uses for a certain model. Not only will the representative tell you, he might also give you insights about the knife that you didn?t know before?that was my experience with Cold Steel when I called them.

Some big brands also issue lifetime guarantees with their knives. This makes the $50-$100 investment in a good knife worth it. If you purchased a flea market knife for $20 and, every year, it breaks, after 5 years, you?ve spent $100! By paying a little more upfront at first, you save yourself money in the long run for the best pocket knife.
Great Steel Makes Great Knives

It should be no surprise that a great knife is made of great steel. All the knives reviewed here use top quality steel that will keep it?s blade over a lot of tough use. If you are interested in what a certain steel?s properties are, use KnifeUp?s search widget on the top right?KnifeUp has an extensive collection of steel guides. KnifeUp also recommends this steel guide.
Don?t Ignore the Handle!

If you are planning on carrying a knife every day, you must get a knife that has a great handle. Cheap plastic handles will hurt your hands and give you blisters after long, heavy use. Some handles will warp or fade colors when exposed to UV light; avoid these if you are outdoors a lot. The knives reviewed here all have high-quality handles and this guide will talk about each one in depth further on.
For Safety Reasons, Have A Good Lock

A pocket knife is a folding knife and, for that reason, you must have a good lock on the knife if you are planning on using the knife for heavy duty purposes. A lock prevents the blade from closing when you are using it and higher quality locks give the knife a firmer feel. Cheap knives use small or flimsy locks that will make the blade wobble after time.
EDC Requires a Good Clip

If you are planning on carrying a knife everyday, a good, secure clip is vital. Low quality clips can damage your pants or break. Poorly designed clips do not secure themselves properly to your pants and, often times, lead themselves to fall out of your pocket. Look for a smooth clip with no sharp edges.

Avoid clips that have a protruding screw, even if the screw is beveled. Try to get a clip that allows the knife to sit deep inside your pockets. Some clips can also be too tight and make it hard to remove a knife from your pocket.

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Re: Best Pocket Knives
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 06:48:38 AM »

  This reads like a troll thread pushing a business,  of course I could be wrong,  perhaps you should introduce yourself in the proper section before lecturing us on what the best choice of pocket knives is for us,  evidently it's the OP's opinion that we need help in that direction ?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 08:05:04 AM »
I got the same vibe Moe.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 08:51:33 AM »
Hunter63 Saying Hey and Welcome....
SAK Huntsman.......
But I d have the feeling that you are gonna have something to add?
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 09:06:42 AM »
I detest pocket clips on a pocket knife.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 09:25:20 AM »
I had a local somewhere in our travels tell me that because the clip shows outside his pocket he wasn't carrying concealed.  Seems like a roll of the dice to me.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 09:35:31 AM »
I get the same feeling about this post.  It seems a regurgitated post from another forum. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 09:53:43 AM »
I get the same feeling about this post.  It seems a regurgitated post from another forum.

Yup.......
http://www.knifeup.com/finally-i-found-the-best-pocket-knife-in-the-world/
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Re: Best Pocket Knives
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 11:31:31 AM »
Why do I get the feeling I should dispose of my old, cheap, clipless, #8 Opinel before I lose it from the plier-pocket of my bib overalls........whe re I have carried it for the past 32 years? :shrug: :lol:



http://www.knifeup.com/top-3-best-hunting-knives/   :rolleyes::rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 12:24:13 PM »
Just read that link you referenced, wolfy.  I detest gut hooks in addition to pocket clips.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 12:28:35 PM »
uh oh.  Nobody piss nuke off today.  He started a list.  Clips and gut hooks.  Serrated edges?
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 12:41:56 PM »
uh oh.  Nobody piss nuke off today.  He started a list.  Clips and gut hooks.  Serrated edges?

Only on my bread knife, and that's only for crusty bread.  Any soft bread just needs a sharp knife.
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Re: Best Pocket Knives
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 01:12:35 PM »
uh oh.  Nobody piss nuke off today.  He started a list.  Clips and gut hooks.  Serrated edges?

Only on my bread knife, and that's only for crusty bread.  Any soft bread just needs a sharp knife.

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Re: Best Pocket Knives
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 01:23:17 PM »
oh boy this is gettin good.
what you really need is a uncle shakey x-900,lol

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Re: Best Pocket Knives
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 05:39:28 AM »
I had to laugh at that first post by newb guyrandel.  Right off the bat, he is preaching to fellows that probably know more about knives than the average fellow on the street.   This won't be a happy relationship.

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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 11:24:44 AM »
I detest pocket clips on a pocket knife.

so do i. I have an opinel and a swiss army knife that are with me on most days. The swiss army knife blades get very little use, but use the other tools like the saw, package handler, and scissors. Lately when i carry  a fixed blade it has been a SOG seal pup which i like mucho
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2018, 01:37:52 PM »
I had to laugh at that first post by newb guyrandel.  Right off the bat, he is preaching to fellows that probably know more about knives than the average fellow on the street.   This won't be a happy relationship.

Flat out plagresium for a first post,.. maybe the best way to impress everyone about your knowledge.
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2018, 01:48:40 PM »
I had to laugh at that first post by newb guyrandel.  Right off the bat, he is preaching to fellows that probably know more about knives than the average fellow on the street.   This won't be a happy relationship.

Flat out plagresium for a first post,.. maybe the best way to impress everyone about your knowledge.
Interweb is a big place......

I do not believe that that 'educational' first post was "plagiarism'' so much, as it was the out & out self-promotion of himself and his blogsite......but I could be wrong. :shrug:
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2018, 02:00:06 PM »
You guys called that one. I thought it was a kid trying to write an article type piece. I still haven't read it all.
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2018, 02:34:43 PM »
I haven't either, but I DID read the portion on the 3 'best' hunting knives.  Not surprisingly, I have a differing opinion. 8)
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2018, 02:48:52 PM »
I scanned over the post and did not see "hunting" do you mean the website?  that's okay I don't need to know that much about knives
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 03:33:16 PM »
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What to Look for a Pocket Knife
The best pocket knife for you depends upon what your intended use for the pocket knife is. If you are planning on using it for hunting, you will need a different knife than if you were planning on using it for everyday carry.


This guide will walk you through what you should look for in an all-around great pocket knife that will last you for years in a wide range of tasks. These are pocket knives that you can easily and legally (see what knives are legal in your state) carry in your pocket day in and day out. These knives are great for cutting up thick shipping boxes, slicing apples, or even self defense.

Brand DOES Matter!
Believe it or not, a knife?s brand really matters. Name brand knives are, on one hand, more expensive than cheap knives but, on the other hand, will give you less headaches as well as last longer.

For example, Benchmade allows you to send in any knife of theirs for as long as you own it to the factor for restoration. They will sharpen the blade to the correct angle, adjust all screws, replace worn down parts, and give it a factory shine. Non-name brands do not offer this.

On top of that, name brand knives give you better customer service. If you would like to sharpen a knife to factory condition at home, you can call the manufacturer?s customer service number and ask about the angle the factory uses for a certain model. No only will the representative tell you, he might also give you insights about the knife that you didn?t know before?that was my experience with Cold Steel when I called them.
Quite from

http://www.knifeup.com/finally-i-found-the-best-pocket-knife-in-the-world/

Looks pretty verbaten for Knifeup......
May have been the original author ...
So what say you
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2018, 04:01:56 PM »
I believe that GuyRandall and ?KnifeUp? are one and the same. 8)
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2018, 04:12:52 PM »
Hmm... Interesting.

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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2018, 04:19:19 PM »
What were you saying about AI bots.... eek
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Re: Best Pocket Knives
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2018, 07:32:50 AM »
When you really need a knife the best one is the one you have in your pocket.  All of these specialised knives, are like fishing lures, the lures are meant to catch fisherman.

For most of human history we got by with a stone with a sharp edge.

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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2018, 07:46:27 AM »
Well I guess he hasn't been back.....?
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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 09:16:42 AM »
Did everybody duck?  Drive by post!
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2018, 10:51:51 AM »
I really DO hope that Guy returns at least once, just to read the 'feedback.' :rofl:
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2018, 12:42:26 PM »
He probably came back and looked at the thread without logging on.  He probably won't since we weren't sufficiently impressed with his vast plagiarism knowledge base

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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2018, 02:39:08 PM »
You know...it isn't real hard to just type in...
"Hey lookie what I found....thought maybe you guys might be interested in......"
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« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 06:44:32 AM »
You know...it isn't real hard to just type in...
"Hey lookie what I found....thought maybe you guys might be interested in......"

 If that was his intent, but I'd bet a coffee and s sticky bun that this guy was just promoting his business,  both the article he posted and the knife suggestions included were way off base and geared more to prying cash out of the pockets of knife ignorant people,  kind of like the folks who call your phone 18 times a day with offers to lower your interest rates, put solar panels on your roof free of charge, or send someone to pick you up when you've fallen at the touch of a button.
 I'd say it's just another marketing ploy that we will have to contend with going forward,  I've often thought that there has to be a way to backtrack these lowlife and make their lives miserable in some lawful way. 
 
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« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 09:56:36 AM »
Well, you've got to hand it to Ol' Guy for one thing......with just ONE single post he has, so far, generated 32 responses from us here at B&B and additional, or maybe the ONLY traffic/hits on his very knowledgeable blog site! :hail:
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« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 12:29:19 PM »
Yup....too bad information get lost because someone simply didn't explain the source or if was was a blog repost.?

Just make my BS meter go off...so any and all information is suspect....

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