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What is the next best thing that your knife have on it that make it perfect for you?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by James 99, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. James 99

    James 99

    Oct 21, 2020
    corkscrew, bottle opener, a hex bolt opener, a file, a saw back, mini hidden compartment etc.
    Whats it, that make it perfect.
  2. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    A sharp edge and a comfortable handle. :thumbsup:
  3. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Reasonable price tag, quality materials, no "strictly design" elements.

    Maybe a compass. I'm into compasses lately.
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  4. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2019

    Recent pick-up from the Exchange. This pretty much does all I need.
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  5. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    Every knife is a compromise. I have yet to find one that is "perfect", and I do not expect to: my goal is to experience different kinds of knives.
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  6. The Hawk

    The Hawk

    Mar 10, 2009
    I (like most guys I know) really like flashlights. I found a nice SOG folding lockback knife with a pretty powerful LED light on it. It is one of the knives that I take when I travel (by car).
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  7. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Other than a pocket clip, I do not needs gadgets or gizmos on my knife as I almost always have a multi-tool and/or a SAK on me as well.

    So, a good blade shape, decent edge holding along with relative ease of sharpening, good ergonomics, a well thought out and well executed clip, good ergonomics, a reasonable price and a rock-solid warranty from a good company that will be around and honor it.
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  8. MikeH


    Oct 18, 2001
    I have indeed found and bought the "perfect" knife, dozens of times.
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  9. WhitleyStu

    WhitleyStu Keep'em scary sharp!!! Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 8, 2006
    All my XM-18s have deep carry pocket clips. For me a deep carry pocket clip is insurance that my knife is more likely to stay in the pocket till needed.
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  10. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Once I discovered loom fixers I realized I had found the perfect pocket knife. I’ve carried one ever since. I hadn’t carried a pocket knife in 30 years. Always belt knives. There is so much utility in that big sheep’s foot blade and the “little” pen blade is almost as big as the main blade on a SAK. 5D5B5EE0-1FFE-40F7-88D0-D640DCA7C4DE.jpeg
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  11. James 99

    James 99

    Oct 21, 2020
    LOL! Lighter would be nice, I hope it don't hinder the strength of handle or use.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2020
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  12. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Could not have said it better myself.

    I find that I like simple knives.
    Give me a nice quality drop point folder with good ergonomics. One hand opening is always nice.
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  13. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I like orange scales on my knives.
    Makes them easy to find.
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  14. MBG


    May 21, 2020
    A thumb stud or spyder hole.
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  15. Silvanus

    Silvanus Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    I love the sharpened edge to handle ratio of the Strider SMF. I regularly use super thick gloves that swallow up most knife handles. I don’t need a long blade, and the large amount of handle length makes things a lot easier to control and use
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  16. SteeleJ1976


    Jan 24, 2020
    I carry a Super Tinker so Scissors!
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  17. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    Pocket clip, thumb studs and Spydie holes.
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  18. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    Scissors and a cap lifter

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  19. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Skullcrac—I mean—glass breaker. For emergencies only. :D
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  20. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    Bottle opener on my SAK though the small blade sees even more use but I could use the big blade for small blade tasks, I can't pry with the blade though, at least not safely.
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