EDC XIII Which knife or knives are you carrying today?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rycen, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. rpdknife

    rpdknife

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    Sep 17, 2010
    What’s that swayback on the bottom? Looks very nice!
     
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  2. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2012
    WOW that's amazing! You must be one more calm cat! I just don't see how you could be that steady?? It's perfect!
     
  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Slow and steady, tiny cuts with the chisels;) there's probably at least 40 hours in that piece:eek: I really should have kept better track, but slacked off as it's just personal for practice.
     
  4. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Happy Friday My Blade Brothers and Sisters!
    Cheers !!
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  5. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    You are running nicer gear than mine.

    Standard 550 Griptilian with orange scales and SAK Spartan for me.

    If I could get orange scales on a Spartan, I would use that.

    I do have a 1997 Vic Soldier
    (with Pioneer lanyard ring) that I have been known to use. Also have a Vic Cadet that I like to use.

    If I had settle for only two, it would have to be the Cadet and the orange 550. Or the sheepsfoot grip I got from another member with the Cadet.

    I want to dress up the Sheepsfoot Griptilian. Aftermarket clip and scales.
     
  6. thefrank

    thefrank

    Jan 26, 2013
    It's a Pena X-Series Trapper. These are high-end production knives designed by Enrique Pena and manufactured by Reate. Fantastic EDC knives, very beautiful blend of modern and traditional design. There are quite a few models already (Trapper, Zulu, Swayback, Apache, Barlow) and certainly more to come.

    Here is my other Front Flipper model, the Apache:

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  7. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
  8. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Well, I'm with @Sharp & Fiery in really liking that pic, man. I've also always really liked that model knife too. Funny, I was tempted to grab one when they were out but failed to pull the trigger on two fronts. Firstly, I believe they were only available in the Mini configuration and that size, as much as I love Grips, is really too small for my mitts. I've had two and kept just one, enhanced in hand by Wilkins grips. The second reason was I thought it seemed a bit pricey for a Griptilian at the time, but when you look at what I've done to my 550s, 551s, 555, 556, and large & small Ritters, 4 with Wilkins and 3 with Igordeds, most of those came in north of your 551-1702 price wise. Go figure, eh, but there's lots to this knife-nuttiness that makes little sense anyway. :confused:
     
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  9. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Just WOW, Chip, just WOW!
     
  10. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Friday night Spyderco gathering for a family Portrait :)
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  11. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    Camping with the Spyderco Sprig and some cowboy stew.

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  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks Steve! Just goofing around, you know;)
     
  13. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2012
    Please post up a pic of your chisel's some time, I'd like to see em. You do awesome work my friend..
     
  14. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  15. Keyman

    Keyman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 26, 2001
  16. Smaug

    Smaug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    I'm surprised no one makes them yet...

    I also have a '97 Vic Soldier. It was my EDC when I was an electrical tech. Really nice beefy flat screwdriver. I also have an '09 Soldier.[/quote]

    If I had to pick two, it would be my Explorer Plus and my Grip. Gotta have my toothpick, hehehe.

    To me, the original Griptilian's scale traction was too sharp, so I'm all about dressing it up.
     
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  17. LSUisSEC

    LSUisSEC Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2020
  18. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Basic Member Basic Member

    320
    Jul 3, 2020
    :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
     
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  19. PeaceInOurTime

    PeaceInOurTime

    930
    Mar 20, 2019
    Happy belated birthday! Excellent knives :cool:
     
  20. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    That is a Waynorth Cutlery Lambsfoot - made by GEC on their #93 frame.
     

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