What Knife is in your pocket right now?

Healy

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
Oct 24, 2018
360
171
49
Was at a company event that required test driving cars. When we swapped drivers it got caught on the seat and pulled from my pocket and I didn’t realize it at first. One of my passengers had to of seen it and immediately grabbed it, otherwise the next driver would of sat on it. When the group was asked 15 minutes later, nobody saw nuthin.

We were on a private driving range and driver/passenger swaps were done at the same spot. So if it hit the ground, should of still been there unless same as above. I checked that too, and with the event personal. Contemplated calling the cops there on the spot, but out of the eight people, wasn’t going to just accuse everyone.
Any chance that the clip caught on the seatbelt and it fel on the ground? I only ask because that happened to me twice with my emissary back when I had to wear a seat belt working for a former company.
 

flyer

Unicorn hunter
Banned !
Minuteman
Apr 25, 2018
2,278
1,306
119
My Wilson Combat branded, Elishewitz designed Hogue EX-04.

It is not an automatic but has a push-button lock and a safety lock.

The handle is CNC machined G10 with stainless inserts around the pivot and lock area. It is mostly a closed back, no spacers or liners. When you are holding it, your hand only touches G10 except for the pocket clip, pivot hardware, locks, the Wilson Combat emblem and the three recessed screw heads that hold the handle together. It is very comfortable and clean looking.

The blade is a bit oddly shaped and ground with two hollow grinds and a point that I would rather have more of a clip to. The shape is kind of blunt and for opening boxes it could stand to be a bit more stabby. The edge of the 154CM blade seems to be holding up well, I'm just getting to the point where it might need a touch up but it seems like when I clean the blade it gets sharper, maybe buildup of adhesive is making it feel dull?

I got the knife on clearance from Wilson Combat last year and started carrying it last fall but only upped the usage this year.

It is working very well for me. The only major issue is the pocket clip loosened up on me. I needed a T8 Torx bit to tighten it but it is good now. If it loosens again I will add a thread locker next time.

I have carried some cheap knives but I like to carry some of the higher end factory folders. The Benchmade Emissary was nice but the handle finish wore down pretty quickly. I carried a Spyderco Manix with Grimsmo scales for a few years. That was great but I tried to tune it up and broke the ball bearing lock plastic piece. The Hogue is really nice, the best of the three probably unless you need something small, then the Emissary is they only one that isn't big.

I might fix my Spyderco some day but not to make it a carry piece unless I lose my Hogue. I doubt I'll ever go back to the Emissary unless my Hogue is scaring people in the office.
 

DRandi

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
May 24, 2014
180
329
69
Any chance that the clip caught on the seatbelt and it fel on the ground? I only ask because that happened to me twice with my emissary back when I had to wear a seat belt working for a former company.

If it had and hit the ground, same thing. Someone in the group saw it, took it, and kept quiet when asked. I checked the ground. Like I said, this was a private event in a controlled access area. No people outside of the group, no driving wherever. So checking the exact same spot of vehicle egress was easy.
 

Fitz

Sergeant
Online Training Access
Belligerents
Nov 6, 2004
459
260
69
47
Webster, Texas
I’ve been carrying this Benchmade 940-2 for several years now. It’s been all over the world with me. I’ve purchased many knives in the last few years with the intent on displacing it from my pocket and none have survived. Sometimes you just connect with a piece of kit and for me this knife is one of those pieces .

She’s a bit beat up and I need to learn how to sharpen it properly. She could use a deep carry clip. Not perfect but she still finds her way into my pocket every day.

0DC87EFA-9BD1-4F8F-8F14-489E40BA7B61.jpeg
 

shields shtr

Private
Hessian
Belligerents
Mar 4, 2017
293
168
49
Not in my pocket, but just had my trusty SkyBlade sharpened. Been friends with the knifemaker a while, he gained a slight bit of notoriety when he was attacked by a grizzly, twice. Before that, and after, he continues to make awesome fixed blade knives that border on art, but function as well. Lost track of how many critters this knife as been into, from mountain goats to hogs.






SkyBlade.jpg
 
Last edited:

Fitz

Sergeant
Online Training Access
Belligerents
Nov 6, 2004
459
260
69
47
Webster, Texas
Well, this bad boy showed up today. I may have finally found a contender to displace my trusty Benchmade 940-2 from my pocket.

it’s a Spyderco Smock. Excellent overall size, awesome action. Cool button actuated compression lock, great blade shape and size. It’s been a long time since I’ve found another EDC knife i was excited about.

86AF2DBB-6278-4CB4-95EB-672DD84B2EE8.jpeg37B2DF5C-66A1-48C6-AC28-C4E890A0A4DB.jpegCFDBA60A-3D66-46F3-A9D5-26ACE5291B67.jpegBD7B1BB4-177A-432F-A55E-7E503F82602D.jpeg9D047EC8-256A-4B32-B126-7A84A704EDFC.jpeg
 

Dta1

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
May 5, 2018
127
98
34
Well, this bad boy showed up today. I may have finally found a contender to displace my trusty Benchmade 940-2 from my pocket.

it’s a Spyderco Smock. Excellent overall size, awesome action. Cool button actuated compression lock, great blade shape and size. It’s been a long time since I’ve found another EDC knife i was excited about.

View attachment 7260745View attachment 7260746View attachment 7260747View attachment 7260748View attachment 7260749

I like that Smock! Probably my next buy!

I’ve been carrying this beast, and really like it!
 

Attachments

Fitz

Sergeant
Online Training Access
Belligerents
Nov 6, 2004
459
260
69
47
Webster, Texas
I like that Smock! Probably my next buy!

I’ve been carrying this beast, and really like it!
Those big ZT’s are awesome.

The Smock so far is awesome. I love the button actuated compression lock. I’ve found it very hard to get away from the Axis lock as my 940-2 is so well broken it it is a fidget fools dream... lol. I am interested to see how well the smock breaks in. I’ve been playing with it all day and I’ve yet to lose my eyesight.....?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zorrosdens

Dta1

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
May 5, 2018
127
98
34
Those big ZT’s are awesome.

The Smock so far is awesome. I love the button actuated compression lock. I’ve found it very hard to get away from the Axis lock as my 940-2 is so well broken it it is a fidget fools dream... lol. I am interested to see how well the smock breaks in. I’ve been playing with it all day and I’ve yet to lose my eyesight.....?

I can’t find anymore big ZTs without paying an arm and a leg! It’s become a cult collectors knife? I’m going to grab a Smock— let’s compare eyesight in a few weeks??
 

Tchitcherine

Private
Belligerents
Sep 26, 2014
209
179
49
CA
Been carrying the Ontario Rat-1. D2 blade, G-10 scales, a good practical slicer, inexpensive and replaceable -- I won't cry if it jumps ship, or if one of my good, good friends accidentally steals it if it falls on the ground.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Fitz

Fitz

Sergeant
Online Training Access
Belligerents
Nov 6, 2004
459
260
69
47
Webster, Texas
Added a Benchmade Mini Bugout to the rotation. This damn thing weighs so little you barely even notice you are carrying it.
E79076B8-09D3-4633-93FB-C147F7A946C0.jpegAD1A457B-49D7-4780-926F-61A4B241EB8B.jpeg78B2CA4B-EF0C-4910-9CB5-F744A267A047.jpeg

Here she is compared to my Spyderco Smock and Benchmade 940-2.

21D3FBF8-0F87-4A91-97C4-00097B0C125A.jpeg
 

DieselTuun

Private
Minuteman
Nov 28, 2018
22
5
6
I have a spyderco para 2. Standard shiny blade in s30v (by far my favorite steel so far) been using it almost daily for about 5years. Though it did have an unplanned 8 month break when it got snagged on a hay bale last year. Luckily it's no worse the day I found it than the day I lost it!
 

phxfa

Gunny Sergeant
Belligerents
Mar 9, 2010
1,375
148
169
Arizona
Just picked up a Guardian Tactical Recon 035,,OTF, Elmax blade. Ceramic ball bearing action.
so smooth,,,
 
Last edited:

Kyle_dixon_hismouth

Lessons We Learn Are On The Tombstones Of Others
Belligerents
Minuteman
May 21, 2019
181
60
34
DFW
I flip flop between, Benchmade Osbourne OG 940 green scales, and a Kershaw Skyline with deep carry titanium bronze clip.
 

Jayjay1

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
Oct 30, 2018
418
172
49
Swiss Army knife, because it is more than just a knife.
 

shanejohnson2002

Drill Sergeant (no.... really)
Belligerents
Jul 5, 2012
29
15
6
36
SOG Kiku folder. I have the fixed version as well...I just think they're too cool.

I'm planning in getting the assisted version soon.