Traditional and Modern pairings

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by lobodelanoche, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. lobodelanoche


    Feb 7, 2012
    I love traditinals, and they certainly get the job done and done well. But i also carry a one hander, i was wondering if any of yall do the same and if you do, what you carry? I love the Endura and Med stockman combo, but i love my peanut and endura too.
  2. FarmKid


    Jun 7, 2012
    Sum times I'll buy a one hander I like but always go back. Hey your combo has got everything covered! Great mix of old and new school! I'm not a two knife guy only if I carry a multi tool. My multi tool knife blades is never used. I can see the advantages or pairing taticals and slippies.
  3. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    I have many more slipjoints than I do one-handed openers, so each modern is matched with a few old-timey knives. This is my favorite pairing though.


    - Christian
  4. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Folks, I'm going to let this stay open, but let's make sure that there is traditional knife content in each post.
    If this thread drifts off into a focus on one-handers, I will move it to General.
  5. RogueBowie


    Nov 16, 2011
    I am a new convert of the Case Peanut but I pair mine often with my Rat-1. That way I have my Peanut for 99% of my daily knife stuff but if I happen to need to cut something quick or dirty I whip out the Rat-1. So far they are a perfect pair, though they look funny next to each other when I have them lined up on my dresser when getting ready in the morning.
  6. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Peanut or pen & Sebenza when I feel I may need a locking one-hander.
  7. Vanguard41xx


    Dec 29, 2010
    I used to carry a one hand opener all the time. It became a rare occurrence for me. Just recently I have been carrying this Buck Oddyssey I bought at a flea market, along with my 2011 EO (which is what I usually carry)

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  8. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I haven't made a total of my knife collection/pile but let's say the Traditionals account for 99%.

    I have two one handed Moderns left, a BM Mini Grip& the one I use a Byrd Meadowlark. I use the Byrd up a ladder or in a tree. Paired with whatever Traditional I fancy that day. It works well is safe, cheap well-made and sharpens well, does all I need from such a knife. If I lost it, would I mind? No, I'd get another it has no attachment factor or character, functional tool nothing else.

    Can't see myself using it on a picnic, food prep or opening the mail, cutting shoots, household tasks. I have knives of character for that.
  9. Ed G

    Ed G Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    I usually have at least a one hander and a traditional slippie with me. Often I'll have those plus one of the small one handers, like a Spyderco Cricket or Dragonfly in case I need an office freindly one …

    Like most here (or so it appears), I have many more traditionals than 'tacticals', so the combinations vary. Today it's a BenchMade Mini Dejavoo and a GEC Barlow Jack.
  10. OddFuture


    Sep 24, 2011
    Yes i carry both, right now as i get ready for work. I just slipped a Case CV Slimline Trapper in the pocket, and just got done stropping my skyline. I have the one hand opener because I wear gloves a lot its easier to open especially if I have something in the other hand, also if someone ask for a knife they get the modern folder. I mostly use the trapper, for lunch, breaking down boxes, cutting various things.
  11. Daddyo16


    Jan 12, 2012
    Most of the time, for me, it's a Kershaw or Spyderco one-hander plus a SAK of some flavor.
  12. LEGION 12

    LEGION 12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    I always have a modern folder and a traditional todays. [​IMG]
  13. Jenner 515

    Jenner 515

    Nov 27, 2002
    Couple of weekends ago, went on a camping/fishing trip. The one handed opener was a Spyderco JD Smith which served as a filet knife. The Traditional was my new GEC Montana Workhorse Whittler in Calico Bone which did everything else.

    Not Surprisingly the Traditional did about 75% of the work that weekend - but that JD Smith sure could clean fish...
  14. RDog


    Jul 28, 2011
    Yes, both...sometimes.

    I have found the Rat 1 to be the best overall work knife I have, its the right size, and easy to open and close with one hand, even with gloves on...for me. I really like that knife, but it lacks in the some ways...and for a long time my opinel picked up where the Rat left off. I picked up a Svord peasant to see how a traditional would work for work, and at first I felt it lacked a lot, but its starting to grow on me.

    There was a time when I carried traditional only on weekends, or for recreation...after work, etc. But now I find I mix both and match most days but sometimes grab one kind over the other.

    At the moment my rat 1 is my one hander, and traditional duty falls to either the opinel, my new Douk Douk, or a svord. From time to time a small SAK jumps in as well.
  15. TX180SX

    TX180SX Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    today these are with me.
  16. Simple Man

    Simple Man

    Nov 6, 2001
    Micarta rehandled Shapleigh Diamond Edge Cattle knife and Endura 4 G-10 for me.



    (Sorry, don't have them both in the same pic.)

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  17. iahunter3


    Mar 2, 2011
    I carry a peanut or pen with me every day. If I'm going fishing or doing yard work I also carry my skyline to which I'm not overly attached and protective. One handed opening is too handy to do without while bouncing around in waves or in waders.
  18. lobodelanoche


    Feb 7, 2012
    some cool pairing, i really like that Centofante and Trapper combo, that's classy but not as crazy cool as a sebie and wharnie combo
  19. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I very seldom carry a OHO, but when I do this is the most common combo.

    CRKT Hammond Desert Cruiser and Moore Maker #6301
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  20. Humppa


    Jul 25, 2010
    No, I don´t carry a modern knife anymore. The last modern knife, I carried about eight months as an EDC. I just carry my slippies (or traditional lockback or fixed blade). I don´t like the ways they look and feel. That´s the whole thing. I don´t consider SAKs as modern knives. They are also some kind of knives I like to carry often.

    Kind regards

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