Minimalist utility knife.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BladeScout, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I do already. :p
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  2. 2malice


    Dec 23, 2013
    Hmm, maybe give the TPT by big idea a look over.
    Have one and it is quite useful when I don't want to use my pocket knife.
    Plus it has a little titanium pry, which has saved my ass a couple of times.
  3. TonySal


    Jan 10, 2015
    ...get a Christy Knife...
  4. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    I want one and will pick one up eventually. But part of the point was to have a knife I can just replace blades on that I never need to sharpen. Those christy knives are very cool though.
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  5. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I have a serrated bait knife (or maybe a net knife) from Dexter Russel that cuts multiple layers of heavy cardboard better than anything I’ve ever used. It never gets dull and came with a sheath. It was very inexpensive. I think around $7.
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  6. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    I looked at that one prior to buying the Quark.
    A dang nice titanium pocket tool and very versatile with the can pryer, screw driver, bit holder and wrench feature.
    Not keen on the magnet though (as mentioned in an earlier post). Its also way more expensive than the Q let alone the Screwpop. Thats of course up to the individual, how much one wants to pay for a utility blade holder and how many extra features one wants.
    It is a very nice little tool.
  7. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010

    Dont worry. Blades are cheap and easily available.
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  8. Neko2

    Neko2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 18, 2003
    I just picked up a set of 3 "Workpro" folding box cutters for less than $20 and, so far, I'm liking the one I'm carrying.

    It's smaller (3" closed) and lighter than the Husky that it kicked out of my pocket and much more comfortable in the pocket.

    I'll admit that it's not the clever engineering showpiece that the other ones are but the price and size won me over. Here's hoping it lasts. I'll update here if anything eventfull happens.

    Stock photo attached.

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  9. KooKooforKukripuffs


    Jul 25, 2018
    Just ordered a screwpop. Have the Gerber EAB already but the screwpop looks like a nice tool as well.
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  10. KooKooforKukripuffs


    Jul 25, 2018
    You can use a penny or dime to change the blade too, you don't need a screwdriver.
  11. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Im not familiar with that one but it looks like itll do just fine. Nice and sleek.
    Besides, clever engineeeing or not, the important thing is that the utility knife works and that one looks like itll do the job.

    I have a couple of folding utility knives but they are not as sleek as your Workpro.
    Here a Böker Magnum.
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  12. TonySal


    Jan 10, 2015
    I believe Christy Knive blades can be purchased and replaced? I'm not big on sharpening either...
  13. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    I've always used a keychain ladybug for that type of utility use, back when I got it in the early 2000s it was only twenty-something dollars, very inexpensive, great vg10 steel, and still to this day works great, still tight no play.
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  14. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    23A5AF60-0EF8-4AA0-82C1-CB809A5CEF01.jpeg The Rexford has a marking (graphite) blade in it. The Spectrum Energetics Utilizer 2.0 has a Lenox bimetal blade with a Titanium Nitride coating.
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  15. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Just ordered the Quirk!!:thumbsup::cool:
  16. kreisler


    May 11, 2012
    i never studied this "potential" phenomenon, which i call the "auto-dulling effect", in detail because (…) :rolleyes:, but users of standard Stanley blades (FatMax, Carbide, #1991, or #1992) could compare the sharpness by the flashlight trick shining the light directly onto the apex looking for a light reflection. i once noticed that the apex was reflecting light in form of a microthin line. so yeah, the auto-dulling effect exists. The blade wouldn't slice phonebook paper any longer!

    i reviewed the Stanley #5192 before. hard-to-source item in the states, more common in the europes. the edge stays sharp because it never touches steel or titanium. imho the perfect blade for slide in slide out pocket tools like Screwpop or TPT or TPT SLIDE. folding utility knives such as GERBER EAB LITE or Utilizer don't suffer from any auto-dulling effect but they are not suitable for keychain EDC.

    My favorite EDC knife isn't the Spyderco Delica4 or PM2 anymore but the Utilizer 2.0. And the TPT w/ Stanley #5192 is always on my keychain.

    the set costs regular 10.00$ shipped on AliExpress, or 7.80$ during Black Friday (and similar sales season). I'll buy 5+ sets next time i see it at 7.80 again, incredible price, great as gift for future occasions.

    Here my new favorite youtube channel discussing exactly such knives:
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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  17. TonySal


    Jan 10, 2015 about a Christy Knife?
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  18. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Congrats on the quirky Quark:D:thumbsup:
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  19. pattyballs

    pattyballs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    Thank you for posting about the Quark! I almost took the plunge and bought a RUT last night. After looking at the Quark, it was a no brainier as i have no use for the other "Tools" on the RUT and like the more minimalist look of the Quark. Went with the Carbon one and will be buying the Gold Lenox blades. Thanks again!
  20. Any idea whether the "Jewel" concave utility blades are the same size as the Stanley 5192?
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