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  1. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Innocuous/discreet carry knives

    I carry a BK-14 and a Victorinox Alox Electrician in a pocket sheath at all times. The SAK is more gentlemanly and inoffensive The BK14 is just an amazing workhorse. A serrated Spyderco Salt 2 is always IWB, for any cordage, fibrous, or corrosive environments (pool / driveway salt bags...
  2. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Looking for a Neck Knife

    A BK-14 is my constant companion, carried 99% of the time in a pocket sheath Most versatile and utilitarian knife in the world... With some scales on it.
  3. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Recommendation? Where to get the zytel scales for the BK14/24

    I believe the stock zytel ones are discontinued... ...and I have no idea why?! They were great!
  4. CanadaKnifeGuy

    ... for cutting only limes

    Cheapest solution is the serrated Dexter Russell 3.5" net knife. AMAZING! I've also used my Spyderco Salt2 for a lime in the guac and then used it as the best steak knife I've ever used.... It's a great folding option.
  5. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Active EDC Knife?

    The spyderco siren
  6. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Neckers but not around my neck :)

    Becker BK-14 is my dependable daily companion But an underrated knife is the Benchmade Azeria. It has a great cant to the handle angle and it makes it super utilitarian with the Wharncliffe blade shape. Also consider looking for Bird and Trout type blades. They are often in this size range...
  7. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Knife Ideas for daughter

    I think a Spyderco Salt worn IWB with a deep pocket clip is ideal for a young woman. Their clothes don't have pockets like most men do and you can wear a lightweight, rustproof Salt knife IWB in shorts, yoga pants, jogging pants, scrubs, a suit, etc. Pick your bladeshape - Salt 2, Tasman...
  8. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Worst Knife Reaction?

    I carry an ALOX SAK Electrician for use in sensitive company or the office. It's a tame, gentleman's type slipjoint. (AMAZING little sheepsfoot blade and fantastic Awl...) I also prefer knives around the 3" mark or shorter and actually prefer understated black blades 4"+, pointy, shiny...
  9. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Becker’s and SAKs

    I carry a BK-14 and an ALOX Vic Electrician in a pocket sheath, every day of my life. Also have a Minichamp on my keychain, but it's mostly for scissors and other various little tools like the Philips, etc.
  10. CanadaKnifeGuy

    interesting law for the great north ; ) knives allowed up to 2.36"

    You're right about the potential charges and it is completely discretionary. Our laws are vague as hell, no absolutes. It's your responsibility to prove a negative... Even when they say it's a positive. It's ripe for abuse. Many of our laws and "Charter Rights" are....
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    interesting law for the great north ; ) knives allowed up to 2.36"

    It's all, ALWAYS at officer discretion The letter of the law isn't how it actually works, in practice.
  12. CanadaKnifeGuy

    interesting law for the great north ; ) knives allowed up to 2.36"

    I wonder if they would accept a fixed blade? The Eldris CRKT minimalist Spyderco Ladybug
  13. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Recommendation? Looking for a camping/food prep fixed blade

    When I used to travel, I routinely would be able to get by with just a fillet knife - but just not a super flexy one. I prefer a 7" Dexter Russell with a bit of spine to it A paring knife is also just about all you need as well, to get most kitchen / food prep jobs done Now, I have added a...
  14. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Top 10 blades everyone should own

    - A SAK with features / tools that meets your regular uses - A BK-14, Esee CR2.5 or Izula as a daily carry fixed blade - A serrated H1 Spyderco Salt 2 IWB - Kershaw Camp 10 (chopper / small machete / kukuri) - Mora Companion as a pack / backup blade or even primary woods knife -...
  15. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Your steel sweet spot

    1095cv for fixed blade daily carry Serrated H1 for EDC on-body folders Sandvik stainless for Moras and opinels. 4116 also works for camping / travel food prep chores I have an S90v slipjoint "travel knife", so I wont have to worry about sharpening it when I'm away from my sharpening equipment.
  16. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Best 2.5 inch knife?

    If you can carry a fixed blade, I'd guess that the Esee CR2.5 is the best, strongest and most utilitarian knife of this length.
  17. CanadaKnifeGuy

    How bad have you been infected? As bad as me?

    To be honest, higher end knives don't excite me too much. TOO nice and I'd be less inclined to use them, scuff them, scratch them or dull them. I'm just to "practical". I appreciate niche geometries, more than exotic handles or bearing-smooth action. I'll buy high-end steels for the...
  18. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Ka-bar vs Ontario vs Esee steel heat treat...

    Becker's tend to be a couple of Rockwell points harder than ESEE, which I believe tend to be 55-57 I prefer slightly harder than that, personally . LOVE the Becker / Kabar 1095CV steel and hardness / performance, personally.
  19. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Lightweight Backpacking Knife (Folder or Fixed)

    My EDC is that same sheath, a BK-14 and an ALOX Victorinox Electrician It works in khakis, cargos, jeans, shorts and even a suit. I've also used some bike inner tube sections around it and it serves as my wallet with cash and cards easily accessible. Best EDC setup ever!
  20. CanadaKnifeGuy

    Convince me that Becker isn't crap

    There were a batch of old Camillus BK-11's that were extremely poorly ground and also had the tips rounded off. You could have one of those... But I've taken one of those and put an amazing 20° convex edge on it within :07 - :10 mins on a Worksharp belt sharpener. I also use this edge...
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