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Do you have an +$100 EDC..?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Wavester, May 14, 2009.

  1. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    905
    Apr 25, 2013
    0550, 0801, Domino, SOCFK, CF Blur,Nishijin DF2, 707 Sequel. I carry at least 1 of these everyday. Tho admittedly there are occasional exceptions...I usually only take my SAK Climber model when I cruise.
     
  2. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Spyderco Gayle Bradley, ZT0350TS, SOG Pentagon Elite, Benchmade 530, Kershaw blur. I didn't necessarily pay $100+ for them, but the msrp is over $100. The bm530 sees the most pocket time.
     
  3. CJZ

    CJZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2012
    ZT 350, sprint run Para 2, Adamas (before I traded it)...
     
  4. AddictedToGear

    AddictedToGear

    Aug 28, 2013
    There are quite a bit of us that use knives over $100 as edc. However there are certain knives that I do not want to edc, but those are usually discontinued models. I have no problem using the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 (115$)
     
  5. cards94

    cards94

    Jul 23, 2013
    the only thing with having a truly "epic" knife is your less reluctant to using it hard or beating the hell out of it.
     
  6. SoCal_kid

    SoCal_kid

    411
    Jun 11, 2013
    Paramilitary 2. Any knife I buy gets dragged through, between, up, and around. No bench warmers in my collection.
     
  7. Daniel Dorn

    Daniel Dorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 1999
    It's fun reading through to see what folks were carrying 4 + years ago, and how some of them have been discontinued, and therfore are worth a lot more. Maybe there are those that would have regretted not keeping them NIB condition, as the asking price has skyrocketed.

    I would not be one of those people, though. I never buy a knife to keep it locked up for investment purposes. I buy what I like, and I use it. I do have several knives under $100, but I also have several between $100-200, and a small number over $200, with just a couple around $500. They all are carried and used. I'm not too averse to actually making them work hard, either.

    I buy, again, because I like the knife. The joy comes with the use, and being able to appreciate the form AND function.

    A few of my favorite EDCs: Microtech LCC D/A, Microtech Scarab, Kershaw Tyrade, Benchmade 730CFHS, William Henry Gentech, ZT 0550, Kershaw 3600, Spyderco Vallotton Sub-hilt, Case Tony Bose Lanny's Clip, Microtech Tachyon II, GEC SFO trapper (2012 Traditional Forum knife), Camillus Cuda Dominator.
     
  8. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
    The obligartory PM2 of course ... but by the strict knife laws in Germany I donĀ“t carry it anymore (unfortunatelly)

    I got a damacus knife by F. Hartkopf some time ago and I carry it frequently

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  9. Jamie D

    Jamie D

    21
    Jan 10, 2012
    The blemishes tell a story
    I carry a mt LCc da- well over 100
    But it's served me well for years
     
  10. RetiredGuns

    RetiredGuns

    Mar 13, 2009
    My least expensive Folder is a P2. I carry 'em all.
     
  11. agile_1

    agile_1

    485
    Dec 2, 2012
    ZT560 and ZT301. The 560 seems to get more carry time.

    But I do have a 561 and 30x variants that are currently safe queens....
     
  12. ixer

    ixer

    558
    Aug 16, 2011
    Morris Friction Folder, Case/Bose Swayback, Sebenza 25 in my current / past EDC's
     
  13. Andya27

    Andya27

    555
    Dec 26, 2013
    This is a great thread for a new knife afficionado like myself. Many of my knives do cost in excess of $100. And I use every one of them. Life's too short (I'm getting old) for me to keep something locked away.

    I must admit that so far the Mini Griptilian has become my favorite modern folder. Love my traditionals as well. But the Mini Grip at around $80 or so is a great bargain for a great knife. It's the only knife I own more than one of, and I'm thinking of buying more At least from this newbie's perspective, the Mini Grip may be the perfect EDC.

    I'm considering plunking down the shekels for a Small Sebenza micarta/insingo. I am sure of this - if I buy it, I'm going to use it - and often.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  14. akula83

    akula83 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    All of my carry knives arel over $100.00, though do use a couple of CS Voyagers for the nasty stuff.
     
  15. twid

    twid

    603
    Apr 7, 2009
    I sold all of my expensive knives. My only over $100 ones now are a Sage 2 and orange Military. Work EDC is a Tasman salt and D2 paramilitary 1. Weekend usually the Sage.
     
  16. sdjay78

    sdjay78

    101
    Dec 7, 2012
    Yes, I EDC several that are over $100, the BM940 and a PM2 topping the list, but they're not alone amongst several other $100+ folders, most being larger tactical/hard use folders and not too conducive to EDC (they're still EDC'd but not as often).

    In this day and age, though, you don't necessarily need a $100 plus folder to have quality in your pocket, as there are many options that cost $30-$40 which are outstanding (think Ontario Rat1, several Spyderco 8cr13mov models).

    I've found that if you want American made, you might need to up the amount to around $70 (Manix 2 LW).
     
  17. Andya27

    Andya27

    555
    Dec 26, 2013
    I have a Sage 1 that should arrive today. Was looking at the Sage 2 (assuming I like the Sage 1). I'd be interested in knowing what it is about this knife that makes it the only over $100 knife you still own.
     
  18. N8FO

    N8FO

    21
    Dec 23, 2013
    I agree 100%, I wouldn't pay500$ plus for something that sits in safe,.
     
  19. sunandsteel

    sunandsteel

    Oct 23, 2013
    Only own one knife that's 100 on the nose. Everything else is under 100 that I paid for, but I was given a knife that is over 150.
     
  20. LonnyRS

    LonnyRS

    475
    Jan 21, 2013
    I carry and use my Sebenza 25. It's a 445 dollar knife, and it goes everywhere I go. I take good care of it, and it takes good care of me! I haven't found another knife that exceeds my expectations quite like the 25. Therefore, I quit buying. So really, it was the best investment I could've ever made! No more spending money on knives when I already have the best!
     

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