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EDC XIII Which knife or knives are you carrying today?

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

  1. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
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  2. Rich Davis

    Rich Davis Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    I'm home all day so what I have right now is an Opinel Arpege 2013. If I go out I'll take my PM2. Going out for an anniversary dinner later this week.so I'll take a Leek, so to speak.
  3. rasta bomb

    rasta bomb

    Sep 24, 2016
    Getting in on page 500...

    Jpd0144, Edgeoflife, lzeplin and 9 others like this.
  4. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I had heard of the Officer, Lapedog, but being unfamiliar with it checked out some vids, reviews, and sales threads. Interesting knife that seems well-made, so thanks for suggesting it.

    You're quite right that the SnG is a great design, all the Strider b.s. notwithstanding. Seems kinda funny to say, but I think its lack of refinement is part of the appeal--it's just a bare-bones piece with a unique handle design that fits my mitts just great. I pocketed it today cleaning up my messy shop and changing out tooling in the aftermath of completing the units and installing my art-storage project.



    My dado set was caked with resin and not too sharp when I started plowing out plywood sides for all the drawer bottoms. I cleaned it up beforehand as best I could, but the hard maple rails for the pull-out shelves really finished it off and it's headed out to be sharpened now.
  5. ironclad816


    Sep 17, 2016
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  6. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    It is a two-tone blade. Stonewashed with Satin Flats
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  7. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
  8. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    The recent Tenacious vs RAT1 thread got me thinking, so I decided to pull out the RAT1 and pocket it today.

    I've always thought of my combo bladed AUS-8 RAT1 as a "camp" type knife and I still do but there is certainly no reason why you can't carry it as an EDC. It fits/feels better in my hand than the Tenacious but it's heavier and more noticeable in my pocket. The RAT1's blade is is slightly longer and shaped better for heavier and more varied use IMO, as would be expected on a hike or camping trip.

    The use of AUS-8 vs 8Cr13Mov has been discussed on the Net and the general consensus is that the differences between them is negligible; they are both durable "enough" and can be easily sharpened w/a pocket stone. A D2 RAT1 would be more durable but would be more difficult to resharpen, may be be more prone to rust and is also a bit more expensive than one using AUS-8.

    I'm not a blade snob and have a lot of knives w/very expensive premium steel but prefer blades that I can easily resharpen myself. So, my personal preference for the RAT1 is AUS-8 over D2.

    After carrying the RAT1 for a day, I'd still prefer to carry the Tenacious for EDC use because the Tenacious feels smaller/lighter in my hand/pocket and its blade shape is sufficient for normal daily use. On the other hand, I'd still rather carry the RAT1 on the trail. So, my general opinion about these knives remains unchanged but for about $30 the RAT1 is hard to beat regardless of how you choose to use it.

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  9. Aryan29


    May 20, 2018
    BM Griptilian+Mini
    Like Father&Son...
    Getting in on page 500...wow, great thread:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
  10. miles johnston

    miles johnston Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2018
    hinderer half track
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  11. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
  12. evanofcain


    Feb 14, 2012
  13. Keyman

    Keyman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2001
  14. Etna


    Jun 17, 2015
    Gerber Airlift. 5cr15mov. Reprofilled to 17dps. Cuts like a monster. Loving it, but hate the gold-coloured plating over the blade.
  15. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2012
  16. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Plain Jane Large Inkozi
  17. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
  18. Rich Davis

    Rich Davis Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    My Scallion today.

  19. filtrum


    Jun 25, 2014
    Am sure it is stonewash after black oxidizing or coating. Am talking exactly about this procedure. Looks same as regular stonewash because of same media .
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  20. Spikediesel

    Spikediesel Spare time SAK builder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 14, 2018

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