recommend a pocket knife

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  1. marshall dusty

    marshall dusty Well-Known Member

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    Hey Folks,

    i need a new pocket knife and i'd like to get a nice one and durable. I dont know the hobby, i dont know any name brands or price points. But i'd like to spend say 40 bucks and under for a budget. i can go a little higher if need be.

    i'd use it to open up medium to small size boxes at work. beating it up like using it to scrape sticky stickers off (maybe but if it's a nice knife i'll take care of it and not use it for that reason) i like to open up my toys with a sharp knife and not beat up the boxes/cards for my transformers. just an everyday regular pocket knife to carry with me. a pouche/case isn't necessary as i'd prefer a belt clip so i can put it on the inside of my pocket. i dont like showing/bragging i got a knife.
    can you point me out to links and or recommendations?

    i think in Illinois the law is 2 inches and under but i can probably get a way with 3 inches.

    thanks ladies n gents.
     
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    Walmart.com: Gerber Paraframe I Knife: Hunting

    This is mine. I'm in a business casual environment so I like the light weight and thin profile. I clip it into the front pocket of my slacks, or jeans on Friday. Owned it two years and it's still sharp enough to cut TF bubbles off of the cards like butter.
     
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    I have a mini-Leatherman and I use it all the damn time.

    Specifically, this one:
    Leatherman multi-tools: Micra

    It's real small (about 2.5 inches long folded up) and has a ring for a keychain. Had it for 3 or 4 years now. Can't say enough good things about it.

    Here's some store links. It's cheap!
    Leatherman Micra Multi Tool
     
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    Y'call that a knoife?

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    I don't carry a knife with me but Gerbers are nice to have from what I been told.
     
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    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    aw damn it, i was too late.
     
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    I too have a Gerber, a Winchester. I saw it at LL Bean and thought it was good for $45. Then I found it on ebay, brand new, for $12 shipped. Whatever you choose, I'd check ebay first.
     
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    you mind linking me to some store links or pics of these models please? i'd like to check out specifics. thanks
     
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    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Swiss makes a good set don't they?
    I also have/had a small pocket-sized Leatherman kit. Don't know what happened to it though.
     
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    Case makes great knives. They are made in the USA and last forever. Just find the price and features that you are looking for and you will not be disappointed.
     
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    I carried a SOG Flash II for years, but knives in public are totally verboten around here now, so... Anyway, that's a very good knife, if a little out of your budget. :D 

    What I did use at work, for pretty much what you're describing, was a Gerber Ultralight.

    http://www.gerberuk.com/index.php/product/id/192

    EDIT: I tried going to Gerbers own website, gerbergear.com, but for some reason they thought it was a good idea to auto-redirect to the uk site, gerberuk.com
     
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    How's that one retain its sharpness? Mine went dull almost immediately, I was told Gerbers are known for a soft blade. I have the Gerber 06 Automatic.
     
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    I got one of the larger Swiss Army knives you buy at Wally World about a year ago and it hasn't let me down yet.
     
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    This is the one I own. Absolutely one of the best around, very sturdy, and the blade is spring loaded. Just start the action with your thumb and the spring takes over. Almost like a switchblade but no button, just the thumb knob. A little over your $40 budget, but well worth it. I bought mine off my local Mac Tools truck, but I have seen them on ebay cheaper.

    KAI USA : Kershaw Product Details
     
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    The knife I carry is the Leatherman Super Tool 200, but I live in the middle of a large Pennsylvanian forest. I need a multitool so I can "Les Stroud" it up.
     
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    It must be my usage: opening toys and mail mostly, light-duty.
     

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