What Knife is in your pocket right now?

Jayjay1

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First time tried to sharpen my Benchmade "Superfreek" 560BK-1 with CPM M4 steel. ...

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CodeMonkey

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LAPG TBFK S35VN EDC folder. The best $39 knife on the planet. I ground the flipper down to my liking and ground down the stud on the pocket-clip side to keep it from hanging up so much going in and out of the pocket. I've got a bunch of Spyderco and Benchmade in the rotation, but this one get more than it's share of pocket time.
 

Spidersix

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The initial run of this model consisted of 300 knives. 150 for the men in the unit and 150 similarly marked knives for collectors whose purchase offset the cost of the knives for the military. There are several small differences between the military and civilian versions of this knife. Military issued knives had no letter in the serial number, whereas the civilian counterpart was preceded by a "C" in the serial number.

The MARSOC SMF knife is marked with the date of the Marine unit's activation (030620 or 20 June 2003) as well as "DET-1" on the frame. In addition, the Military version bears the insignia of the Marine Raiders.
So, it is not one of the original Marsoc 300. No numbers, etc. But the connection to Marsoc was as they came into Socom, at least some of them cross-trained with ST1 (my brother’s unit) in Coronado and then deployed to Iraq together. When they got back, the Marsoc guys presented my brother the first Strider. And you know the rest...
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Spidersix

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Bkultra,
I promised you some photos of the Mel Pardue. Technically it is my pocket right now, so I guess I am not hijacking the thread! (new guy here so I want to be respectful of the rules)
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I have a Benchmade bailout that I will occasionally carry, but personally I don't like to have a knife in my pocket with my keys,etc.. just seems to like I have too much stuff.

I usually have a MTK Talon knife on my neck. It is pretty small, but I forget its even there most days and it has kept a super sharp edge for years and it gets used quite often.

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Sandhog308

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Jimmy Lile Model L1. Only post death Lile I own. ( dot above Lile signifies it was manuf post death). Had them blast it for me. 8C8D0608-E548-4211-8AFD-2162496F6869.jpeg
 

CodeMonkey

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Today it's the Buck Tempest in 154CM (296GY). This assisted opener was one of the first "exotic" a blade steel knives I purchased, and another Paul Bos heat treatment job done quite well. It's been out of production for years, and this one's been through a lot, but with some maintenance and attention it's still going strong. For some reason I really like this knife - even with all it's pointy, non-ergonomic parts.

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Davo308

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Kizer Vanguard V3 Vigor Liner Lock Knife Green G-10 (3" Satin)



 

CodeMonkey

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Kershaw 1745 Ener-G2. This one is a Lee Williams design in Sandvik 13C26 steel. This design uses William's "kick stop" mechanism where the flipper is a separate part that becomes the blade stop after it's done its job getting the blade moving. That's why you don't see the flipper part sticking out at the choil like so many other flippers. The flipper is laying flat along the back of the knife in position to serve as the blade stop. A very ingenious design. This knife is heavy, but quite ergonomic. Sandvik 13C26 is a fine grained powder metallurgy steel that takes a wicked edge and holds it well. 13C26 has largely been supplanted by 14C28N for knife blades, but I'm still a fan of of both this obsolete knife and blade steel.
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