Best shop knives according to redditors

We found 4,389 Reddit comments discussing the best shop knives. We ranked the 1,252 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Shop Knives:

u/Brave_little_pew_pew · 227 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Knife nut here. Allow me to expound.

Serrated vs Straight - Serrations are good for cutting tough soft things. Thick rope and such. Not much else.

Locking Blade with Pocket Clip - Gerber is awful. Avoid at all costs. Seriously. The construction is sub par and the materials are worse.

Kershaw is a good budget recommendation. Of the Kershaws, I would recommend the entire Ken Onion design lineup (the Leek, the Shallot, and the Chive are the three I would purchase myself. In fact, I own all three)

For the more expensive (and, frankly, gorgeous) options, I cannot recommend Benchmade enough. So many classy blades. In fact, Bechmade gets its own category.

Benchmade - Model 586: Aluminium + black G10 handles, AXIS lock, classy as fuck.

Bali-songs: Models 32, 51, 62, 63, and 67. Interesting little (and big) blades. Very fun, extremely beautiful, and a real crowd pleaser.

And that's all I'm going to type for now (at work). If you are interested, check out Benchmade, Knifecenter, and such. Feel free to head over to /r/knives /r/knifeclub for more information, or just ask me, here in comments or with a PM, if you have any questions.

Oh, and do be careful with those balis. They are partially toys, but very very sharp toys.

EDIT: I will add more when I get home late tonight if I remember to.

u/TherapeuticThrowback · 208 pointsr/TIHI

In case you haven’t bought it yet.

u/HOVSEPYAN0 · 111 pointsr/Unexpected
u/_cs · 84 pointsr/funny

Here's the link to the Amazon page these reviews are on!

According to camelcamelcamel, it sells for between $853 and $1400: Link

u/Tyler9400 · 60 pointsr/Bushcraft

Steel is steel mate. You can go with the expensive stuff, or with the cheap stuff - We're talking expensive at several hundred and cheap as under 20-50. I've seen 20 dollars knives made just as well as the 600 dollar knives, they just dont have the name brand. It's a chunk of steel, treated so it stands up to specific conditions and holds an edge better. It looks to be full tang - not sure what is up with the holes in the blade, or the design near the MT-5 logo. I found pictures online, looks like the steel comes out a bunch there? No idea what this design is or what purpose it could have - looks sketchy. And the holes in the blade...I mean I've seen the 5 dollar walmart knives with holes so you can create a makeshift spear but..Other then that, no idea why they are on this knife, and they cause more harm then good. You can use it for basic bushcrafting tasks but I'd be careful batoning, I've personally never heard of the brand - it could be name brand and be great, but it has some weird designs.


Really, steel is steel - all the fancy features cause more harm than good.

That is a 12 dollar knife, and you really won't ever need more, but there are better options. The 12 dollar knife has a thinner blade and isn't suitable to as heavy duty work, but is a great beater knife for doing anything.

And their top of the line knives are

There's a carbon version and stainless steel version. I'm gonna be honest...for the most part, they all do the same thing, but people want different things and fancier things - the garberg is the only full tang out of the bunch, but even their half tang knives are bulletproof, they hold up incredibly well and I've batoned with him countless times without issue. Mora, IMO makes the best knives - I have several other brands, and there are some I like better for ergonomics - but that's not the point, the point is any knife will work, steel is steel. Just find what you think looks and feels good, learn how to sharpen it and what you like, it depends on the what materials/types of trees you are working with, and what type of work you do. I prefer convex and Scandinavian grind (V Grind) knives, the Cudeman MT-5 looks to be a full flat grind - which I mean..AFIAK is mostly used in like chef knives and stuff, it's incredibly sharp but it's not durable, hitting hard objects is gonna cause knicks and it's gonna be brittle. This is all from experience, it's not like im an expert - but to be fair, I'd just keep trying different ones and see how you like it, but I wouldn't go spending crazy money, the $300 knives you see all the fancy bushcrafters use...these are what I call wall knives..They use them in the videos cause they look good but most people would just keep them at home and keep using their beater knives, because we are hard on our equipment and honestly, they work just as wall, all the fancy scalings and what not make them expensive, but they don't make them better.

TL;DR: Steel is steel. Get a cheap knife, in a better grind suited for the work your doing. All depends on what work you do, and what tress you have, soft woods, hard woods ETC.


Edit: Definately don't have to go with Mora, I've just always used them and they've done me well.

u/mmtb1120 · 54 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Hello all, in a previous post made yesterday, I had replied with a picture of a drawer of my Alex 9 unit and received a few of inquiries about how I made my drawer organizers. So, I decided to try my best to tell you how I did it. I apologize I wasn't able to make a complete step by step with a ton of photos, but this process was done over a year ago, and I wasn't really planning on doing it again since I finished!

Materials Needed:


X-acto Knife

-I would recommend some extra blades as well-

--Foam Board (the more the merrier)--

Flathead Pins

--Contact Paper--

-The blades become dull fairly quickly, I think I used about four during the process-

--I was able to get a piece for $.99 at Michael’s on sale

---I decided to wrap each piece with contact paper because it makes it very easy to clean. In my actual vanity, I used fabric and it has gotten dirty and damaged and I 100% don't recommend it--

Template Materials:

Copy Paper or Grid Paper


Actual makeup products


  1. I first made templates for each drawer. I found using grid paper to design the setup made it very easy, each block was marked as an inch. Using the actual product dimensions I was easily able to map out what could possibly go in each location. It’s nice to know that the height of a standard sheet of copy paper is the width of the drawers! Also, to note, I made sure to give a little space on each side of the product to give it some wiggle room. (The dimension of each drawer is 11.5"x20.5")

  2. I then used normal copy paper to make a full-size map of each drawer. Then using that I transferred it onto the foam board. Measure twice and cut once.

  3. Using a straight edge, I was able to make cuts of each segment. It's easiest to first cut the width of the product and then afterwards cut the height of each compartment making sure they all have a uniform width and height.

  4. After each piece has been cut, I went ahead and wrapped every piece with white contact paper. Contact paper has a sticky back that easily allows it to adhere. Also, the back has its own grid so it was easy!

  5. Once each piece was ready to go ahead and assemble, I made a new template. This one was to make a uniform depth of each compartment (my smaller compacts all had about 3/4 of an inch between each and larger had about 1 inch) A B. This also made it very easy to ensure I had a perfect right angle.

  6. I decided to use flathead pins to connect everything together. I've seen previous YouTube tutorials that used hot glue, but that can be messy and difficult to work with. Also, if you ever need to redo something, you don't destroy what you had done. I used two pins on each side which really anchors the part. I will note, the tips of my index fingers went numb from doing this so much, but the feeling came back…eventually

  7. Enjoy!

    Some other things to note:

    In my palette drawer, I created L shaped panels to allow for the palette to be better seen

    I also purchased from byAlegory a liquid lipstick and lipstick organizers to build around

    In my lipstick drawer, I purchased little glass beads to allow for the products to stand up better

    My paper towel drawer has a holder which I created using a wooden dowel and clay

    Also, I grabbed plastic liquid dispensers to easily get to my various liquids

    Managed to slice my finger open making little lids of acrylic to hold all my disposable paper products

    *Most of my other acrylic pieces have been purchased from MUJI

    I hope you enjoyed my ~teal battlestation~, if you have any other questions about it feel free to ask. And I'm sorry if it was unclear at all. And, I'm 100% aware I have a stupid amount of makeup that I've gotten over the years as a makeup artist, Sephora employee, and a true Make Up Addict.
u/Maddies_Trans_Alt · 51 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns
u/LurkerOnTheInternet · 45 pointsr/funny

Amazon link

There is only one real review which says it's basically not even functional and was created only as a display item to demonstrate the various tools in their catalog.

u/CJOttawa · 35 pointsr/Ultralight

Someone else in this sub said it best:

> The difference between "no blade" and "tiny blade" is vast; the jump from "tiny blade" to "BFK" isn't nearly as great.

I have a tiny pair of folding Fiskar scissors in my first aid/Dopp kit, as well as a Leatherman Skeletool which has a decent utility blade. If you prefer an unserrated version in 154CM steel, get the Skeletool CX.

FWIW: the mini pliers on the Skeletool have been critical to me. They let me squeeze a sleeping bag zipper runner that wasn't closing the teeth properly. Lacking that, my bag wouldn't have closed.

EDIT - if I wanted a knife to whittle with, I'd probably carry a Mora. (light, strong, sharp)

u/NotMyTypesType · 29 pointsr/Unexpected

There was one verified review:

> I purchase this knife on Amazon. When the knife arrived I opened the package . Most of the blades were in the open position. I thought "This is a cool knife" . I closed the knife blades and was shocked to discover that a couple of the blades were longer then the body of the knife and stuck out precariously ready to slice open any finger or body part that dare come within striking distance. What is worse is that the sharp edge of the knife blade sticks right up against a metal bolster that is in perfect position to put a large knick right in the blade. I called Wenger and asked if this was the way that they intended to make the knife or if it was a defect in which the assembler possibly put the blades in the wrong channel . I was told that this knife was a "display piece" and was never intended to be functional. Well that is all well and good but then please inform the buyer as to this fact and don't produce a marketing video that shows the many uses of the knife. I purchased this knife as a gift for a collector friend and I realize that 99% of collector knives will be locked away in a safe and never used but the difference is, a quality custom OR production tool is at least functional. That is the beauty of a tool. Wenger should be ashamed of ever letting this worthless piece of dangerous scrap metal ever leave the factory. Anyone involved in this project should be fired. The cheapest far East knife factory would never let something like this leave the door. And this is Swiss made? . I have to cringe at the thought of a product liability Attorney flashing pictures of this "Closed" knife after it slices off somebodies finger. Needless to say I sent it back to Amazon WITH A WARNING

u/WrenInFlight · 28 pointsr/funny

Then returned with two hookers and a cooler full of beer.

But my personal favorite:

> Received this knife as a gift for my 18th birthday. Wish I'd have known what it was because as soon as I touched it, I grew a mustache and became a Navy Seal. Mom fainted and my dad laughed and handed me a beer. I was born a girl.

>Minus 2 stars because my breasts were really nice.

u/Nfsman01 · 26 pointsr/de

Der Klassiker. Auch super im US Amazon.

u/stml · 26 pointsr/funny

Here's a link for the one and only actually verified purchase review and the guy actually gives a good reason to give it only a 1 star out of 5.

Turns out some of the knives are too long to actually be closed and you can't actually close each knife. I would also be pretty pissed. If something is so expensive, they might as well make it possible to completely close the thing.

u/Pighit · 23 pointsr/amazonreviews

For the joke to work you need to see the product, here

u/rivalarrival · 20 pointsr/liberalgunowners

I used to carry a multi-tool in school and used it quite regularly. I pulled splinters, scraped dried glue and gum from desks, tightened eyeglass screws, pried open battery compartments, fixed wobbly tables, opened cartons of paper that were wrapped with heavy plastic strapping...

I use my Leatherman just about every day, and I go through a utility blade on my Gerber EAB every other week.

I don't think it's reasonable to prohibit students from carrying a tool with a nail file, tweezers, multiple screwdrivers, scissors, pliers, wire cutters, can opener or a saw, simply because that tool also has a piece of metal honed to a fine edge.

For anyone over the age of 8, knife bans are utterly ridiculous.


🅰️ AMAZON Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant by Wenger

> 87 implements
141 functions

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u/dothestew · 19 pointsr/Nexus6P

This has been brought up pretty often on this subreddit, and I feel like there is a division between two main theories on the problem:

  • It's a software glitch / bad reporting / excessive app or system use.
  • It's a hardware malfunction.

    I was in the same situation (very similar screenshot) and was told by a Google representative after a few e-mails back and forth that I was out of my warranty period. I finally got fed up with it enough that I bought a new battery and replaced it a few days ago. As others who have also replaced their batteries have said, it truly is like having a brand new phone. I highly recommend it, though the process is a pain in the ass. Being concerned anytime the phone is below 60% battery is no way to live, especially when it drops to that point so quickly after being taken off charge.

    Battery - $8.99 Amazon Prime; comes with opening tools but does not include a precision knife.

    Replacement back glass camera cover - $7.99 Amazon Prime; because the battery did not come with precision knives and I am not a patient man, so I clearly broke the glass.

    Precision knife - $3.58 add-on item; plan ahead. Don't be like me.

    Heat gun - $19.97 Amazon Prime; you can use a hair dryer but this is a ton easier.


    If you decide to go ahead with it, best of luck.
u/ghostmcspiritwolf · 19 pointsr/Bushcraft

an 8X10 equinox tarp, $45 shipped:

Wetterlings Forest axe, $110

wide mouth stainless steel water bottle, $16

Mora bushcraft, $50 (includes firesteel)

100 feet of parachute cord, $9

MSR stainless steel pot: $20 (I have one of these, they're fantastic)

leather work gloves, $13

That all adds up to $263.

brand isn't that important, but you can also find the following on Amazon for probably around or under $60-$70 total.

  1. a wool hat and gloves

  2. stormproof matches (look for the NATO approved ones)

  3. water treatment tablets

  4. a space blanket

  5. a basic first aid kit

  6. a sewing kit

  7. a bandana or other cotton scarf (keffiyeh, etc.)

  8. A stainless steel or titanium backpackers spoon or spork (spoon on one end, fork on the other)

    The remaining money, probably about $150, I would put on a gift card to EMS, REI, Cabela's, or some other outdoor goods store where he can get some basic outdoor clothing or fill any remaining gaps with his gear, such as a pack. I generally don't recommend bags over the internet because it's so important that you try one on in person before buying it.
u/momojabada · 18 pointsr/pics

They sell a special pack to get the chair without the logo, and It's only 15$ extra.

u/ChicagoDogEater · 17 pointsr/Unexpected

Just checked Amazon, now they want $9,000 used!!

u/Smooth1076 · 16 pointsr/EDC

Personally, I would just buy one decent knife for that price. The first set looks like it includes things I already own like a nice pen and mini tool, and the knives are so similar in the second set. I don't like assisted opening either. Just my 2 cents.

u/acmuseum · 16 pointsr/factorio

Not sure if has a pitchfork, but you can probably build one.

u/TRENT_BING · 14 pointsr/pics

Even if it's something basic, you'd be surprised how useful it comes in.

I keep one of these on my keychain at all times.

u/goto-reddit · 14 pointsr/redneckengineering

That's not a pocket knife, THIS is a pocket knife!

u/elee0228 · 13 pointsr/funny

Amazon link for convenience.

The Customer Questions & Answers sections is equally entertaining:
> Question: Can it core a apple?
Answer: Of course it can, but the apple-corer blade is accessible only if you use it immediately after the bagpipe bladder stitch removal cumberbutton and before using the panda baby spoon.

> Question: can we see a photo of this knife in the closed position?
Answer: No. Unfortunately, closing the knife brings too much mass into one location causing the formation of a small black hole. This is not covered by the warranty.

> Question: Where is the Flugelhorn?
Answer: Right in between the warp drive and the creme brulee torch.

u/ThirstyOne · 12 pointsr/Survival

The Bacho Laplander seems to be popular with outdoor enthusiasts. I don't own one myself so I can't speak to it's quality. I do think it would be better off with a high-vis paint job but otherwise it seems pretty solid.

The saw I use is from the gardening section at my local hardware store. They usually have these $5 'gardening kit' sales that include a foam pad, pruning shears and a folding saw. Coincidentally, the exact same folding saw that's on 'sale' for $14 two isles over.

u/nwalker85 · 12 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I can't recommend the Kershaw Leek enough. It comes factory sharp enough to shave, it's super slim, and it looks classy as hell.

u/kjg28 · 12 pointsr/SandersForPresident

-Focus most of our energy on the subways and put the flyers behind the glass. This is the best place for waiting people to learn about Bernie.
-Place Bernie stickers on polls, garbage cans, etc
-Chalk about Bernie on the ground!
-I am creating a Bernie "bat signal" to shine from my balcony to the windowless face of a nearby brick building using this: AND a cardboard cut out of this: WITH THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY ADDED, cut with this:

the flashlight reaches really far and it works!

u/[deleted] · 12 pointsr/AskReddit

I have one of those xacto knife pens, I use it to carve designs into things and what not. But my secret purpose is to perform an emergency Tracheotomy if the time ever arrises. Hasn't happened yet.


u/ehawa001 · 12 pointsr/knifeclub

Definitely the Ontario Rat 1, in my opinion. Here's the link:

Ontario 8848 RAT Folding Knife (Black)

u/BillyNature · 11 pointsr/Bushcraft

This kind of folding saw is great for camp-scale stuff. And a nice 4" fixed blade knife that you can baton with is all you need to split it. I've heard this is a good starter knife for bushcrafting but I haven't got to use mine yet.

u/ANAL_PLUNDERING · 11 pointsr/knives

No problem.

Kershaw Scallion (Small, assisted opening, steel is not so great)

Kershaw Skyline (good size, G10, nice blade shape, steel can get to a crazy level of sharpness)

Kershaw OSO Sweet (pretty cool assisted opener, great price there on amazon)

Spyderco Tenacious (same decent steel on the OSO Sweet and Byrd, good G10, good blade shape, Spyderco quality, great value)

Byrd Cara2 (Great value, overseas production brings prices way down on all Byrd knives)

Here is one above your price range

And one below your price range

u/Kalahan7 · 11 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Skyline. It's a great folder for EDC use and yet very affordable.

Super lightweight, reliable, easy to operate, ergonomical, safe to use, great blade size and form, and so cheap it's almost disposable.

A great first knife to see what you like about it and later on maybe spend more on something else.

u/Sneakyjackass269 · 11 pointsr/knives
u/nickelchip · 11 pointsr/fixit

To fix this spoon correctly, you will need a Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant. Be sure to read the comments of this knife for directions on how to fix this spoon, save a baby whale, and to become a country/western singer.

u/PhenomenalDouche · 11 pointsr/knifeclub

My favorite knife by far to whittle with is this one, the Cold Steel Tuff Lite:

I use it, and the smaller version of it, the Mini Tuff Lite, for most of my carving (full disclosure, I'm a novice wood carver who just enjoys killing time noodling around).

While I generally prefer the inexpensive Cold Steel knives, I do own a dozen or so dedicated carving knives of a wide variety of makers, including some custom knives.

For an inexpensive option in fixed blades I really like the Mora 120 and Mora 122:

I do also own some traditional whittlers, but I really haven't ever warmed up to carving with them.

I use the Tuff Lite knives so much that I've got an assortment of them, and have converted some of them to prison-shank style fixed blades by wrapping them heavily for comfort:

They're cheap, sturdy and easy to sharpen. I do use a file to break the edges on the blade spine when I get them, but other than that I find them incredible comfortable to carve with. I frequently complete entire projects with nothing but the Tuff Lite (though I do have a collection of gouges and chisels and such as well, I prefer to work with a knife).

u/GavinsMugger · 10 pointsr/povertyfinance

Every job I've had has been blue collar, or at least a mix of field and office work. Currently, I'm a woodworker, so I'm sure you can imagine how often things like splinters are a thing. I first started carrying the emergency knife when I worked at a climbing wall. It was there to cut a harness or potentially even a rope in the event of extreme emergency, but it was/is also good to have in case of a car accident or something (window breaker and seat belt cutter). I'm thankful that I've never had to use it. And that's what a lot of my gear is for. Things I want to have ready to use, while hoping I never do.

Emergency knife This isn't the one I actually have, but it's similar enough. You can find this same design in a multitude of places, at all different price points.

Normal use I also have a cheap little $6 Ozark Trail one that I've used for around 12 years or so. Long as you care for your knife, it will last and serve you well. You don't have to have a top-of-the-line one. I do greatly prefer the single-hand operation ones, though. They have the little pin near the base of the blade so that you can just slide it open with your thumb. And I usually prefer the liner lock, which allows you to unlock the blade with your thumb, and close it with your forefinger. With enough regular use, it all becomes one swift motion that you don't even think about

Swiss army knife I was gifted mine and likely wouldn't have bought it on my own, but I found myself very appreciative of it and think it's worth the money. If mine gets lost, broken, or whatever, I'll likely buy a replacement.

Bonus! Gerber multitool This has been on my key ring for 6 years. I use it almost daily, and think it is probably one of the best EDC purchases I have ever made.

u/Iamfivebears · 10 pointsr/boardgames

There's a Plano tool box where the related items are almost exclusively X-Wing ships.

u/HilariousMax · 10 pointsr/knives
  • ~$7-8 Sanrenmu 7010/710 - You can find these at Gearbest for cheap as hell when they have sales but they're absolutely $30 worth of knife
  • ~$10-20 Opinel no.6-12 - Depends on blade size/steel/handle wood. #6 is under 3in blade if that kind of thing matters.
  • ~$20 CRKT Drifter
  • ~$20 Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara2
  • ~$20-25 Ontario Rat II or Rat I
  • ~$30 Victorinox Cadet Alox
  • ~$30 Kershaw Cryo
  • ~$35 CRKT Ripple
  • ~$35 Spyderco Persistence
  • ~$40 Kershaw Skyline - Often on sale in the ~$30 range
  • ~$40 Kershaw Leek - Same sales as with the Skyline \^^

    Honorable Mention: Case knives. Traditional lockbacks. Hard as nails and pretty to boot. True pocket knives. Your grandfather (possibly great grandfather) had one. Good stuff the lot of them. $25-50 will get you a legacy knife that you can carry and use and then pass to your kid.

    You don't need to spend $200 to get a quality, durable, reliable knife. I've owned all of these knives at one time or another and loved every one of them. Sure they needed sharpening more often and sometimes something a little more drastic (Sanrenmus are often cheaper to replace than fix) but the value is insane. Plus, lets face facts; we're much more likely to break out our Cadet when we get box duty than our Sebenza.

    Knife enthusiasts (brothers) if there's a weighed and measured cheapo that I forgot, let me know.
u/JordanTheBrobot · 10 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Fixed your link

I hope I didn't jump the gun, but you got your link syntax backward! Don't worry bro, I fixed it, have an upvote!

u/Tadashi047 · 10 pointsr/knives

Although the Instant is an alright knife, I believe that it is overpriced at $40 with a blade of 7Cr17Mov steel.

Kershaw Clash is about 20 bucks, made with better steel (8CR13MOV), assisted opening and also has lifetime warranty.

Kershaw Skyline at the price range of $35 has better steel (14C28N) than the Clash, assisted opening and the same warranty.

u/sonicscrewup · 10 pointsr/amazonreviews
u/Connguy · 10 pointsr/misleadingthumbnails

Even better, post it to /r/knifeclub.

It looks like it might have come from one or both of them originally though. That's a Kershaw Cryo II, one of the most popular budget blades out there

Edit: Actually after looking closer, the longer clip suggests it's the original Cryo, not the Cryo II. They're very similar though.

u/blue_27 · 9 pointsr/bugout

Personally, I don't like hatchets. Too much room for error. I'd advise the Bahco.

I'd also consider the Sawyer for water filtration, as I think most water purification tablets taste nasty. If you are going to use them, bring some Crystal Light, or sweetened Kool-Aid or Gatorade to kill the taste.

Definitely need a map and compass, otherwise ... how do you know when you've reached your destination?

What are the Sharpies and the tampons for? How long is it supposed to sustain you? Are there any options to procure more food after the 4 days of rat bars run out?

I'd say that it needs work. 5/10? But these things really aren't quantifiable like that. Try it out for a weekend, and objectively analyze the deficiencies.


u/KelevRoim · 9 pointsr/XWingTMG

Plano Molding 5231 Double Cover Stow N Go Organizer, Porsche Red

This seems to be an inexpensive and popular choice. It's what I we with when starting a collection.

u/harveymushman · 9 pointsr/modelmakers

Tamiya make a good Willys Jeep - the more recent version is item # 35219. Amazon link. Get him some Tamiya extra thin cement, an x-acto knife, and consider a starter set of model paints. For brush painting I suggest Vallejo Model Color paints - basic colors for the jeep would be something like black, white, olive drab green and a brown.

u/__PROMETHEUS__ · 9 pointsr/EDC

I just picked up a Spyderco Tenacious and absolutely love it. $42 on Amazon.

Coincidentally I also carry an S2. It's a perfect combo for EDC.

u/PhatSoxx · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

[Victorinox Swiss Army Classic] (

Just put it on your keys and be thankful

u/Raiders3005 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard

If opening bottles is a thing you need it for over a knife, which was not the case for me, I got rid of this tool as well.

Simple but it works

This is what I carry now, after ditching my shard as well because there's plenty of ways to open bottles and tweezers are crazy useful.

u/poo-poo · 8 pointsr/EDC

For reference, this was the Kershaw Leek 3" blade

u/Abrakastabra · 8 pointsr/battletech

For starters, what condition are the miniatures in? Are they packaged still? Assembled but not painted? Are they painted already? Depending on where they're at will determine what you need to do first, so let's assume the worst and go on to the better.

If a figure is already assembled, you'll want to disassemble it. The best way to get the glue off in my experience is to soak the figure over night in acetone. When you pull it out, the glue should be easy to get off. You can generally find acetone in large volumes at hardware stores in the paint section. You can store the acetone and figures in a glass jar or any plastic container that has the recycling logo on it with a number 5 in it and PP underneath it.

If a figure is already painted, you'll then need to get the paint off, without damaging the figures. The best way I've found to do this is with Purple Power, which you can generally find at automotive stores: You can use the same type of container for this as the one mentioned above. Let the figures soak for a day or so, and use a junk toothbrush to get any leftover paint off.

Now that you've got the figures cleaned, you need to prime them. You don't need anything special for this, as long as it's good for metal, however, I recommend a spray on primer. My personal preference is Krylon's general purpose primer, and I prefer gray as opposed to white. You can usually get this in the same place you get your acetone, or you can get it at a hobby shop.

The next step is to get the rest of your supplies:

Super Glue: Can't put minis together without glue! I just use a bottle of Gorilla Super Glue.

Painting palette: My preference is to use a wet palette for painting but there's definitely a benefit for having a dry palette available as well. Here's a link to a video on making a wet palette and the benefits of it: In here, they use one from a manufacturer, and it's nice because it's easily closed, but you can just as easily and super cheap with a plastic plate (dollar store), and using a paper towel instead of a sponge. Just cut the paper towel to size, soak it, have a little extra water in there and put the parchment paper down, then add more water. This is what I personally do, and just stick it in the fridge when I'm not using it. If you have an option to make one that you can put a cover on though, that'd be best. For a dry palette, you can just get something like a ceramic tile from the hardware store for like, a dollar or less, and it's super easy to clean.

Brushes: You probably don't want/need to spend a lot on brushes, especially starting out. I'd recommend a few cheap brushes, generally you want the brush sizes to probably be between 20/0 to 2, and also get a small flat brush, preferably with a cat's tongue tip, but it's not necessary, as long as it's flat. It'll be very useful for dry brushing. My recommendation would probably be to get a variety of brushes from Atlas Brush Company: I'd recommend Style 255-3PS, Style 55, and Style 58A. When your brushes start getting hard to work with, you can usually stick the tips in boiling water for a bit to get them back to shape.

Paints, Washes and Varnish: A lot of people prefer either Vallejo paints or Citadel paints by Games Workshop. My preference, especially since I use a wet palette, is to use Vallejo, though I use some Games Workshop paint as well.

In addition to this, you'll probably want some washes. I don't actually have experience with Vallejo washes - I've only used Games Workshop, but I prefer the washes in the type of container that Citadel uses as opposed to droppers, since I apply them direct from the container. I'd recommend at least Nuln Oil from them if you go with Citadel Games, though I'm sure a black wash from Vallejo is perfectly fine.

Citadel also has Dry paints, which are supposed to be good for dry brushing, but I've not had any experience with them. They may be a good idea for you as a beginner, since you'll probably not have very good technique when you first try to dry brush (I found myself, and still do a lot of times, using too much paint). You can usually find these paints at hobby stores, but at the worst case, you can pick them up cheap on eBay. There are sellers on eBay that have pick-your-selection listings, just search Vallejo Pick and you'll have results.

You'll also want a varnish to seal your piece when you're done. I prefer to use two coats - the first one glossy, then the second one matte.

I recommend you get at least the following: White, Black, Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Brown, Silver, Matt Varnish, Gloss Varnish, Black Wash

Flocking and Turf: Far from necessary, but if you want to make your bases have that grassy look to them, you'll need this. I use Coarse Turf - Yellow Grass, and then just soak it in the appropriate watered down paint, dry it out, and glue it on with Elmer's Glue. This stuff is generally available at hobby stores.

Antennas: A lot of BattleTech minis, especially older ones, should have antennas on them. If you have loose figures, the odds are they have been lost and you'll need to replace them. I've found staples work very well for this. If they're still in the package, you'll see a thin metal piece in there that looks like mechanical pencil lead; you'll just need to cut it to size for your mini. Additionally, these are pretty fragile once you glue them onto the mini unless you put a hole in the mini for it to go in. The best thing for this is to use a Pin Vise and drill bits However, I've gotten by just fine using a safety pin and thumb tack.

Files and razor blades: You may need some files and razor blades to get rid of flash (pieces of metal from the vent holes in the mold that may be attached to the figure still) and seam lines. Personally, I've gotten by with just the piece on my nail clippers that's there to clean and file your nails with.

Water dish: You'll need something to put your paint water in. I use 3 dishes: One for clean water, one for paint water, and one with water and dish soap in it.

Mini stand: You'll generally want to have something to put your mini on while you work with it. If you don't, you'll end up rubbing the paint and primer off of it while you hold it to turn it while you paint. This can be just about anything. My preference is to use something about the diameter of a hex that's a couple inches tall and use Velcro.

Now, you need to figure out what the hell you're doing with all this stuff. I'm far from an expert painter, and I've learned most of my techniques watching videos. You can find a lot of information on YouTube. Here is some good stuff to start off with:

Hopefully this helps!

EDIT: I'm not the best best painter, in fact I'm still pretty new to this myself, having painted probably just under a dozen minis myself. However, I figured that'd probably put me in a good position to answer your questions as someone who's coming from the same place you're coming. That being said, this is my most recent piece - I just finished the base and varnishing it yesterday: (Unseen Battlemaster)

u/PapaShane · 8 pointsr/EDC

If you have a few bucks lying around, the easiest way to answer this question is to have you buy a decent knife and see for yourself how much better it is. For a nice folder in your size range, the Ontario Rat1 would be a nice's only $25 (which is a very low price for a quality knife), its 3.5" blade is big enough to do most things you'll need it to do while also being legal to carry almost everywhere (in the US), it's supposed to have a buttery smooth pivot action, and it has a decent blade steel (AUS-8) as opposed to the who-knows-what in a typical gas station knife. And yes, the steel alloy does make a lot of difference, a good blade will hold a sharp edge for longer, be tough enough to withstand some abuse, be flexible enough that it doesn't shatter easily, and unlike crap "stainless" steel it will actually remain rust-free under reasonable conditions. The heat treatment of the blade also contributes to these traits, and I can guarantee that Ontario does a better heat-treat than whoever made your $7 gas station knife...which probably didn't receive any treatment. If the Rat1 isn't your style, Kershaw makes a bunch of budget-friendly (~$30) knives that are also pretty highly regarded, something like the Cryo which has spring-assisted opening or the very sexy Skyline which isn't assisted opening. And if those aren't to your liking, then Spyderco makes a couple budget folders, one of them being the Resilience which has a bigger 4.25" blade and nice G10 handles, you may like that one for the bigger size. Might wanna check the legality in your area though...

So yeah, apart from working better, a nice knife also has a much smaller chance of failing and cutting off your finger, which is the main reason that I cringe a little bit when people use bad knives...I just don't want to see someone who doesn't know any better get hurt by a knife they thought would work fine. Unfortunately, I do see plenty of knives like that around r/EDC, but maybe I just hang out in /r/knives too much.

u/TheStuffle · 8 pointsr/EDC

The Ontario RAT Model 1 and the Byrd CaraCara 2 are worth looking at.

u/Jongmi2 · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

$100 to spend? Lets get him started out right!

Fixed blade knife and Saw for Bushcraft tasks:

Bahco has a combo kit with a Mora fixed blade knife and a folding saw for $28.50 at Amazon:

Folding Knife for food prep:

Add an Opinel #8 for $20:

or an Ontario RAT 1 for $25:

Axe for fire prep:

Cold Steel Trail Boss fo $32:


That pretty much covers all things pointy and sharp to get him started in bushcraft for a grand total of $85.50

As he learns and develops more bushcraft skills he can upgrade when needed but this will get him started out with some solid gear.

u/bunnyhopskotch · 8 pointsr/EDC
u/FeebleOldMan · 8 pointsr/EDC
u/djtravels · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

Mora companion HD. 4.83 ozs with sheath and there are plenty of YouTube vids of people beating on them without any problems. The bonus is that it's less than $20

u/Baconskull · 8 pointsr/camping

I'd recommend saving 30$ and getting yourself a Morakniv Heavy Duty Companion blade. About 20$ on Amazon, much better for bushcraft and general camp tasks. Link here.

u/IronPentacarbonyl · 7 pointsr/EDC

It's the Classic SD. Probably the most commonly carried SAK, and for good reason. I admit I like the Rambler (same tool with a bottle opener/small magnetic ph screwdriver added) a bit better.

u/infamous-spaceman · 7 pointsr/educationalgifs

For my money I'd take a folding saw over a pocket chainsaw any day. The chainsaws take a lot more work to use, and there are a lot more potential points of failure. Also at least in regards to that chainsaw, it's heavier than a folding saw. The biggest downside is price, although this one is on sale right now and isn't that pricey:

You can't go wrong with the Laplander, it's pretty much the standard for folding saws.

u/prepperdoc · 7 pointsr/preppers

I actually don't carry a hatchet, I carry a folding saw and a heavy duty knife. I plan on batoning with the knife if I need to split things.

Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI

u/ZombieKingKong · 7 pointsr/EDC

get something not so expensive for your first knife. Here's why:

-Get used to it. Carrying it around, deploy and fold, cut fruit at work with it (see your co-worker's faces when you pull it out). Doing this will let you get use to having one (unfortunately, you will probably lose it).

-Use the shit out of it. cut paper, cardboard, pencils, test it out on thin twigs, branches etc.

-Sharpen it. I don't mean with some cheap easy way of doing it like with a sharpmaker; use a sharpening stone, learn the angles.

-Learn to respect it. No matter how careful you think you are, you will eventually cut yourself doing something you feel is the safe way. You will have a new appreciation for this knife.

I recommend either of these knives (learn the different ways knives can be deployed) thumb hole deployment - speedsafe - thumbstud - flip

Find how the knives also carry in your pocket (left pocket, right pocket, tip up or tip down).

These should be your first steps into getting and owning your first folding knife.

u/ARKnife · 7 pointsr/knives

Ontario RAT 1.

Took me a while to find a better quality knife.

u/Beer_Is_So_Awesome · 7 pointsr/knifeclub

I'm really sorry. I worry that something like this will happen whenever I approach a new music venue.

It's probably a bit heavier than your M16, but the Ontario Rat-1 is a really solid, affordable pocket knife for under $30.

It has AUS-8 steel, a broad, deep full-flat-ground blade, bronze phosphor washers in the pivot and a very solid liner-lock.

EDIT: I just remembered that Ontario recently released the Rat-2, which is both smaller and lighter than the Rat-1, and very similar in size to the CRKT M16.

Ontario Rat-2, $27.

u/lepermessiah57 · 7 pointsr/cigars

Spyderco, Kershaw, benchmade are all quality knives with kershaw being on the lower end. For an every day carry, I love my kershaw skyline,

It's relatively cheap, good blade style, light, solid steel.

u/Duke_Spanks · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've owned the Kershaw G10 Hawk ($15) and the Kershaw Skyline ($34).

Both are nice knives, I consider the G10 an excellent light use knife because it is is light and small. The thumb stud is hard to get purchase on, I took a file and cut a groove in the handle so I could get at it easier, very easy to do.

The Skyline is similar, larger blade, they'll sharpen it for you if you mail it in (I think for free, besides postage), no steel liners in the handle, very easy to open (flipper).

u/night_86 · 7 pointsr/RocketLeague

Just take a look at "Customer Questions & Answers" of this monster!

u/Bohemous · 7 pointsr/knives

I would suggest one of these. No matter what activity you do that day, you should be covered with that.

u/johnny5000000 · 7 pointsr/knives

Kershaw 1920 Select Fire Multi-Tool

Try this Kershaw for $30. Might look cheaply but this is my favorite knife. Comes in handy more than you might expect.

u/illest219 · 7 pointsr/EDC
u/af895 · 7 pointsr/preppers

Mora all the way. If you want to spend more, upgrade to the
Morakniv Bushcraft with a 50% thicker blade, firesteel, and sharpener.

EDIT - another excellent value (I'd argue highly undervalued) knife is the Gerber Strongarm. Check reviews online. Gerber hit a home run... even the sheath is top notch and multifunction. (MOLLE, vertical or horizontal belt attachment, you name it)

Disclosure: I have a Mora "Light My Fire" as my camp kitchen knife and two Strongarms for general camp use. The Light My Fire is more like the $15 Mora with + firesteel. The Morakniv Bushcraft is a much heavier duty blade.

u/mcantelon · 7 pointsr/knifeclub

Thick, largish blade and the blade's got an anti-rust coating over the non-sharpened part to protect it (the only Mora I know of that does). IIRC it's available in two configurations: one with a normal sheath and one with a sheath that has an integrated firesteel and sharpener.

Here's the version with the firesteel:

u/NoMansKing · 6 pointsr/EDC

If you are OK with buying brand new, a few popular options here are some suggestions with Amazon (USA) links:

u/cwcoleman · 6 pointsr/CampingGear

That's a fine recommendation. I don't agree - but it's valuable for OP to see different approaches from different redditors.

My whole point is to not spend the extra money on accessories like this.

I'm a big fan of 'buy once, cry once' - but for some people it's valuable to go low budget at first. Especially with accessories like this. As I gained experience - I learned that cheaper/smaller knifes were better for me. So, for example, the 'better' knives I invested in previously now sit in a drawer unused.

Choosing which gear to buy high quality first is complicated. Different ways to approach for sure. I'm recommending to focus on the 'big 4' first, not the accessories.


For example - I carry these as my knife and flashlight often:

u/j000p · 6 pointsr/EDC

Phone: iPhone 5c + cheap Spigen case

Watch: Seiko SKX007 + Super Oyster II Bracelet

Wallet: Radix One

Keychain: Remove Before Flight tag, Sandisk Ultra Fit, Dollar Store Carabiner

Keychain Multitool: Victorinox Classic OR Leatherman Micra

Multitool: Leatherman Skeletool

Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

Pen: Fisher Space Pen OR Modded Zebra 701

Yoyo: The Sage (for now)

First post, any questions or suggestions please feel free. Thanks guys!

u/faultysynapse · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Oh fun! $500 is a good amount to work with. I am going to assume he has absolutely nothing as you said full kit.

This folding saw is just awesome, and on sale! I've had one for many years. About $22.

This Knife is a lot more heavy duty than the Moras people will inevitably recommend (not that there is anything wrong with them). It's also a lot more expensive. I think it would make a nice gift. Also on sale. $104.

A pot $15.

A Silnylon tarp $63.

Gotta have paracord $10

There are a lot of firesteels out there but this one was uber cheap and looks just like the one I've had for years. >$2.

I would HIGHLY recommend a small forest of Hultafors, Wetterlings, or Gransfors Bruks make. I couldn't find a good link for them on Amazon. They'll be about $150

All told that list(including and axe) is about $360 before tax and shipping) Obviously a pack to put it would top it all off and bring you pretty close to $500 mark. It's just too personal a choice and I can't begin recommend one.

What stuff if any does he have already? A blanket or sleeping bag could be a good choice. A small alcohol stove too.

u/Woltz_Sandage · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

So for shelter, I'd suggest this tarp. I also suggest checking out the forum that the tarp is from ( because it's a forum all about bushcraft but has sub forums in ultralight and backpacking. The tarp is which is priced at $67. The reason I suggest this is because this tarp specifically, there's lots of way's to set it up. Check out this video.

So for cooking, it's pretty simple. This video will show you what most bushcrafters use and the links that follow are the two items. I use it myself and in fact have two sets because of how much I enjoy it. and the following links for the items.

Hammocks are over rated, sleeping pads are a mess to figure out, get a cot. In fact, get this cot.

And now you need a knife, saw, and hatchet right? Well let's tackle all three.
And as a added bonus here's a fire steel.

And finally to end it all, we have a sleeping bag. This one is well known in the world. Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree. It's a dry down bag which means it's made of down that can handle some moisture but still keep you warm. It's rated for 20 degree's. I'll post the same bag as well but is rated for 0 degrees'. It'll be more expensive but it'll let you stay warm during the winter.

Check the sizes of the sleeping bag before you buy.

Also a pack, this one works as two in one. Really nice for a 60L

If you do plan on doing any winter camping, I'd edit a few things. One of them is I'd get the 0 Degree sleeping bag posted. Instead of the tarp I'd get this pup tent. Which comes with poles and stakes. I normally toss the poles and get some branches outside. I get four branches and make a bipod that I tie off on either end. That gives me more room inside the tent and less weight I have to carry on my person.

I'd still get the cot but I'd also include Thermarest Z-Lite sleeping pad to put on top of it as well as one of those super heavy duty emergency blankets. It's a reflective blanket but it's also the same thickness as some of those heat reflectors you use for a car windshield. Not those flimsy things you see "survivalists" use. Those placed on the cot, with that zero degree bag, and that shelter works amazingly. Just don't throw a heavy blanket on the sleeping bag and don't wear a lot of clothes in it either. That'll make everything for naught.
So with everything listed, the pack, cooking stuff, tools, cot, sleeping bag, and either the canvas shelter or tap, you'd be looking at around $560 assuming you got the 0 Degree Sleeping Bag instead of the 20 Degree. Which you really should. A 0 Degree is much better in my case.

Also if you do get a down sleeping bag, NEVER STORE IT IN THE COMPRESSED STATE!!! Always store it someplace with it out of it's bag. If you keep it compressed 24/7 until you use it, you'll destroy the down.

u/NoRedditAtWork · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

Clearing things up a bit here, what folks are trying to do is:

A) Not be rude and say that's a garbage knife. The Golden Rule of Knives as far as I'm concerned is that the best knife you have is the one you have on you when you need it. If you have nothing else - high five - that'll do.

B) If you like the skull pattern and whatnot, that's awesome - whatever floats your boat. Most knives you'll see posted here aren't as gaudy or 'mall ninja' (see /r/mallninjashit for an idea of what that means). Knives like that though generally tend to be cheap in both the materials used and the QC for the finished product.

C) There are much better knives you could purchase for $35. Where did you even find that for $35? I wasn't able to find it on Amazon for that price and, relative to what I was seeing listed there, that knife should be ~<$20.

The Spyderco Tenacious is $35 from Amazon right now and is a great starting knife. Some options from Kershaw include the Leek, Skyline or a variety of other models. Someone also mentioned the Ontario Rat 1 which I don't have experience with myself, but is a widely loved knife at the price point. You can also check the $0-100 suggested knife guide for more options.

TL;DR: I don't want to make you feel bad for having that knife, but the $35 could have gotten you better steel, ergonomics and end product quality spent elsewhere.

u/NathCraft27 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Oh for sure! What's your price range?

For under 40$ some great options would be the Kershaw Leek , the Kershaw Cryo (the Cryo II is a bit larger for almost the same price if you prefer) or anything Kershaw really. You could also look for Sanrenmu knives, they're good for the price.

If you're really serious and you're looking for better quality, I recommend the Spyderco Delica (smaller), the Spyderco Endura (larger) or the Benchmade Griptilian (mini or full size, your choice). I own a mini Griptilian and I love it, I really recommend it if you can justify the price.

u/Quiet_Dev · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have two recommendations that have never failed me within that price range and bring a lot to the table for the price:

The Delica4 by Spyderco which is large and stays sharp. It can cut and cut and just won't stop. I use this for my outdoor activities where a pocket knife can be used with some abuse. Also has a great grip on it which comes in a multitude of colors. Only knife better by them in my opinion is the paramilitary 2 for about $100 more.

The Ken Onion designed Leek by Kershaw is my gentleman's knife. Very sharp straight out of the box and won't fail you. Much smaller than the Delica4 by equally as trustworthy. Super fast deploy speed and fits in the pocket nicely with or without the clip. Kershaw is known for cheaply priced big bang for your buck knives that just keep on going...and if you lose it, your wallet doesn't feel it. First folder I bought a few years ago and it is still my go-to most days.

u/Melphor · 6 pointsr/XWingTMG

This Plano box for storing my extra ships and components. I have 4.

This Plano tacklebox for storing and transporting the lists that I'm currently playing. You can definitely fit all that. I also recommend getting some bubble wrap. They sell it in large rolls at hobby stores like Hobby Lobby. I bought a roll for like $5 a couple years ago and I still haven't used it all. It makes for good padding.

u/Sqyr3l · 6 pointsr/XWingTMG

I use a Plano 5231 for my tournament box.

2 Level Plano container has plenty of compartments up top for tokens, asteroids, damage decks galore. As well as flat ships like X-Wings etc, bottom level deep enough to hold YTs and Decimators with ease, as well as pilot cards, loadouts, and taller ships, like Ties and B-Wings

u/VaguePeeSmell · 6 pointsr/knives
u/pdb1975 · 6 pointsr/EDC

Dat G19. Big enough to be a real gun, small enough to pack everywhere.

You need a better knife, though. What's "expensive" to you? $27? $35? Another one for $35

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 6 pointsr/knives
u/Zak · 6 pointsr/EDC
u/oogiewoogie · 6 pointsr/minimalism

Swiss Army Knives? Buy one for $1371 and it replaces all 228 different tools around your house, eliminating the need for a toolbox.

Now whether it will save you time actually trying to find what you need, is a different matter.

u/Captcha_Imagination · 6 pointsr/canada

If you're under 18 YO you're only allowed to carry the Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife

u/beerkzar · 6 pointsr/EDC

Kershaw Select Fire (1920); Multifunction Pocketknife with 3.4-Inch 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Blade, Black Glass-Filled Nylon Handle, 1/4-Inch Hex Drive, 2 Flathead Bits and 2 Crosshead Bits; 5 oz.

u/crossborder_commuter · 6 pointsr/EDC

So this is what I have with me usually when going to work. Which is a 1h journey by high speed train, crossing an international border.

  • The large knife is a Spyderco Native.
  • And there is another Spyderco hiding in there too.
  • The tiny flashlight is a Lenser K1
  • The small flashlight is, I think, a Fenix
  • 16 GB Thumbdrive
  • iPhone 5S
  • Beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE earbuds
  • eVic Supreme eCigarette with a Nautilus Aspire tank
  • A Schneider eXtra Document Pigment Pen
  • A lightning cable
  • Victorinox SwissTool Spirit III
  • CRKT Eat N Tool
  • Leatherman Squirt PS4
  • A Victorinox quick-release key ring, released
  • NiteIze key holder, keys, car key
  • Bellroy Wallet
  • Plasters Travel Kit
  • Passport
  • Maxpedition Pouch (and another, the MaxPedition EDC not shown)

    Link to highres picture What addition would compliment this EDC?
u/ErroneousBosch · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Even cheaper in Carbon Steel

Edit: or carbon with a thicker blade

u/pheonixORchrist · 6 pointsr/EDC

[Image One]

This is an overall picture of what I carry in my backpack every day (non-work days as well)

The only item I don't get a close up on in this picture is my ranger-roll of an extra shirt, boxers, and pair of socks.

[Image two]

  1. Deodorant - there are too many times where I forget to apply in my morning daze and realize once I'm in my car.
  2. Deck of playing cards. In case the power goes out and I need some entertainment.
  3. Uni Pipe-Shift Mechanical Pencil .07
  4. Pilot Metropolitan Mechanical Pencil .05 I like to have both for sketching, the thicker lead helps with shading.
  5. Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen, Fine Nib
  6. Lucky Turtle, Also my Inception Totem :)
  7. 128 GB Flash Drive - yes, it's real
  8. Eraser - cuz art
  9. Secret Santa Gift - Pen Twirling Pen I like to have things to fiddle with at my desk
  10. Pocket Sized Moleskin Notebook that I write poetry in
  11. Refillable Ink in case my fountain pen runs out and I don't have my ink bottle near

    [Image Three]

  12. Razer Naga Epic
  13. Old PSP case I use to store my mouse in
  14. Travel Toothbrush
  15. Kindle Paperwhite in a Faux Leather Case
  16. Precision Screwdriver Set I bought at Radioshack
  17. Laptop charger
  18. USB Wall Charger
  19. Mini USB Cables

    [Image Four]

  20. Generic Sketchbook I bought at CVS - When work is slow and I get an idea, I draw it. Usually I tend to just free-hand copy images from the internet

    [Image Five]

  21. My Personal Laptop Lenovo T440p that I got last year, this thing is a damn beast
  22. Can of RedBull - I don't always need wings but sometimes when work is slow I start to fall asleep and this is needed
  23. Filtered Water Bottle - Even IT Desk Monkeys need to drink sometimes

    [Image Six]

    This is my in pocket EDC, these things never leave my side

    Not Shown is my CellPhone which I used to take the pictured. It's a Droid DNA.

  24. Razer Nabu SmartBand - Talks with my phone via bluetooth and will give me all my notifications on the mini screen as well as do the kind of generic fitness tracking that most fit bands do
  25. Leather Wallet - Cash Money Yo
  26. Pilot Metropolitan Gel Roller Pen - By now you've seen that I have three different Pilot Metropolitans. I love the feel of this pen and each version (fountain, gel roller, mechanical) I have in a different color to easily tell which one I am grabbing
  27. Kershaw Cryo II - Best EDC Knife I've ever owned. I love the feel, look, and weight.
  28. Car Key
  29. 32 GB Flash Drive, This has my emergency geek tools on there as well as a few emulators, roms and minecraft (it stores all data on the drive)
  30. House Keys.

    [Image Seven]

    This is my backpack with everything inside, it's a Northface Surge. They don't produce or sell these anymore. I got it about 6 years ago and it shows very little wear.
u/Drewie64 · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Check out the Mora Bushcraft Black this way you get a decent sharpener and a fire steel as well.

u/korgothwashere · 5 pointsr/EDC

I had some issues with people being shocked when I was a lot younger (early 20's) after I'd pull out a 3-4" blade from my pocket to cut something that needed it (Box, string, meal, packaging, etc.), but I've become a bit more aware of my surroundings since then and tend to opt for a smaller blade (my SAK on my keys) when I think someone might freak out about it.

FWIW though, I have since pulled my normal EDC blade when shopping or out and about though with no reaction by bystanders whatsoever. I use my primary EDC knife whenever I need to for whatever task is at hand. It may help that I'm a bit older now, or it may have become a more accepted thing since I've been around. Heck, maybe all of the people I know just expect me to have one now. Maybe it's because my EDC blade is no longer black. Dunno.

u/ILoveYouSoVeryMuch · 5 pointsr/EDC
  • Condom case w/ 2 non-latex condoms. Game Boy cartridge cases are apparently the perfect size to hold condoms too.
  • Discontinued Leatherman S2 flashlight. Still going after ~5 years.
  • Thin Alpine Swiss Wallet
  • Victorinox Classic
  • Pill Holder w/ 1 Advil and a pair of Etymotic Earplugs
  • Glock 19 in a Galco King Tuk
  • Black or brown Hanks Amish Belt

    I just realized that the flashlight is the only thing that hasn't changed since I started carrying tools when I was ~17... It's like my Hobbes :3
u/jesuswithoutabeard · 5 pointsr/Survival

I have one of THESE guys. It stays sharp and works wonders for the weight. Takes a bit longer to get through hardwood because of the length, but it's a nice workout so all's good in my book.

TL;DR: I have a giant right bicep because of this saw.

u/hecticlorax · 5 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

ESEE-3 is the fixed blade knife I bring backpacking and its all i've ever needed. carrying a folding saw on top of that is all you would ever need for faster processing of wood. the two items below are less than half a lb (~7.2 oz)

u/alfredbordenismyname · 5 pointsr/knives

Look at the Kershaw Leek, its got a good 3 inch blade, it practically disappears in your pocket, is basically a modern gentlemen's folder, and can get it in several different colors. Its one of the most popular knives out there and is well made. Only thing to watch out for is the tip, its very thin and can break off if you try and use it as a pry bar. You can find the leek for about 40-60 bucks depending on the model.

Link - Kershaw Leek

If you're looking for something heavier duty, the Kershaw Blur or Freefall would be good buys. I use a freefall as one of my EDC knives and think its a great buy for the money. The blur is very well regarded as well, though I don't have experience with one myself.

Link for Blur

Link for Freefall

If you don't absolutely need the spring assist, another idea would be a Spyderco Delica 4, or perhaps a Spyderco Persistence if you want a little cheaper price. Both are solid knives for the money and aren't too bulky in the pocket. You can get the Delica in colors too!

Link for Delica 4

Link for Persistence

u/EbayNachos · 5 pointsr/knives

>Perhaps because most people just clip them to their belts

I respectfully disagree, I would say most people pocket carry.

For a very think knife the Kershaw Leek is very thin.

u/Bonheim · 5 pointsr/intj

I carry this Kershaw Needs Work as my etc, and this smaller CRKT when I'm at work in nice clothes.

u/310toYuma · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Knife that doesn't take "long to get open."

Honestly most folders do not take long to get open in any way shape or form. You just have to use it and practice with it to learn the best/fastest/safest way to get it open. If someone told you to not play with knives, well if you wanna go around carrying a knife forget that. While you're at it take a self defense course or some martial arts classes that will help you better understand how to handle and use a knife in a fight.

I've been carrying a knife on me since I was 17 and got a job in a bad neighborhood. Never had to use it once in self-defense but I've felt safer in many situations that have come up in life because it was there. Having said that, I don't recommend carrying a knife to everyone. It's not for everyone. My Mom had a friend who asked me about it once after taking some self-defense classes. She was the type of person that had a panic response to a new phone not working the way she expected. I told her flat out, don't carry a knife, it can and most likely will be used against you, and here's why. Knowing she was prone to panic she agreed and we agreed pepper spray was a better option for her.

I'd also like to say here, don't discount the whistle. A much overlooked device. When used against someone who is deliberately trying to do you harm it will be like pissing into the wind. However, when faced with someone like the OP was faced with, it has to power to make someone realize they need to move the fuck on as this is not playing out how they may have thought it would play out in their head. "Is that a rape whistle?! WTF? Bitch you crazy... drives the fuck on" Is what I imagine would happen in that scenario.

Disclaimer: I don't think you'd be crazy for blowing a whistle, I'm saying what I imagine would go through the head of a clueless motherfucker like that.

u/SJToIA · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

The Ontario RAT1 might be a good choice for your first blade. It's an incredibly good knife for the price. Check out the reviews. I highly recommend it, it's a great value:
If you want something with a cord/strap cutter feature, you might like the SOG Trident:
Kershaw is another brand you might like, there are many great models in your price range. There are other good choices out there as well. Check out the sidebar for the Knife Recommendation Guide

u/dvgva · 5 pointsr/EDC

I'm not the best photographer, so here are the links to everything:

Watch: Eco Drive W/ NATO Band (Band was found on Massdrop)

Knife: Kershaw Blur S30V (Blue S30V W/ Blackwash finish can be found on Massdrop)

Pen: Fisher Space

Wallet: Big Skinny Slim

Notebook: Right in the Rain No954

Light: ArmyTek Prime C1 Pro

Lighter: Zippo Slim - Venetian High Polish

Candy: Life Saver Fruit

u/joule_thief · 5 pointsr/guns

I've got this one in my pocket right now.

Oddly enough, it's currently cheaper than the 1670BLK that I normally carry.

u/jrosh69 · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

The kershaw blur in S30V is an amazon deal of the day. Kershaw Blur S30V Folding Pocket Knife (1670S30V); 3.4” S30V Blade with Stonewashed Finish and Anodized Aluminum Handle with Trac-Tec Inserts, SpeedSafe Assisted Opening, Reversible Pocketclip; 4 OZ

u/IceColdCarnivore · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw anything-with-SpeedSafe

S30V Blur is a great option

u/The_Joe_ · 5 pointsr/toolporn

I don't like busy pockets, and I don't have time to sharpen a knife. I carry a Gerber Razor knife because it fits in my watch pocket and I just change the blade every 7-20 days.

Gerber EAB Pocket Knife [22-41830]

Cannot possibly recommend this enough. Much nicer than the bulkier knives I used to carry, and it isn't showing much age after being in my pocket for a year.

Edit: $12.95.

u/kristhebrown · 5 pointsr/EDC
u/wikkid7798 · 5 pointsr/knives

Kershaw skyline

Kershaw chill

Both are great edc knives. Chill is small but tough (not tiny though) perfect if you work in an office.
Skyline is a great overall. My work edc.

Buy 2 of either one, if you manage to break one you have a backup while the factory fixes the other.

u/Silverlight42 · 5 pointsr/lifehacks

there's some good stuff in there.

I'd like to add a couple that aren't so well known.

You can actually heat up the plastic water bottles it mentions right on your campfire coals... it's not going to melt, surprisingly.


also for clothing, I like they mentioned wool -- really great even if it gets wet... but they didn't mention layers. This is important. You don't want to sweat when it's cold out, so if you're active you gotta shed some layers.

also use your spare grocery bags from home to wrap everything up in, especially clothes... just in case things get wet.

oh and silicone spray is great for water repellent, be it your jacket, boots or tent. Don't buy the "special water repellent stuff", it's just silicone spray. You'll save a couple bucks.

As far as hatchets/knives... you don't need anything big. You might think you do but you really don't. I would recommend a good brand like Benchmade or Kershaw. A regular pocket knife like that is gonna do all you need -- just don't use it as a prybar please.

oh and hobo stoves are pretty cool.

so is a rocket stove -- though the one here is kinda elaborate -- you can dig a hole in the ground and accomplish the same thing you just need the basic shape, airflow. really low fuel and insane concentrated heat from them.

oh and a hoopy frood always knows where his towel's at.

u/listen2 · 5 pointsr/knives

A little more than your gift card, but it's worth it. Well worth it.

u/you-down-with-CIP · 5 pointsr/TheBrewery

Been pretty happy with Kershaw knives as my everyday carry; using the Kershaw Skyline at the moment and it's lasted a few years with minimal maintenance.

Stopped carrying multi-tools in the brewery a long time ago. They weigh a ton, cost a lot, and are usually a poor substitute for the tool I really need. If I really need a pair of pliers/screwdriver/wire stripper, I just walk my happy ass over to the tool chest and get the right tool for the job.

u/Seven_Sword_Style · 5 pointsr/EDC
u/skorm305 · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Here's a good one if you're looking for something simple and low price.

u/LucidicShadow · 5 pointsr/humorousreviews
u/Keith · 5 pointsr/EDC

Neat, thanks for the link. Out of curiosity, why something like that instead of, say, a Gerber EAB Lite?

Also, while I'm here, a tool that seems close to OP's that I recently came across is Ron's Utility Knife from Screwpop. Thinking of picking one of those up.

u/FB_PlayerB · 5 pointsr/dragonballfighterz

The fight pad frame has a thin indented line that you can run a xacto knife thru ( ill leave a amazon link below) so you layer it with the decals you can get the from amazon as well just type whaterver you want and the word "decals" after and you will see a few that sell 100count for $9.99.

The process

Layer the decals to fill space i suggest putting the ugly decals you dont want first and put the ones you do like last on top to show off the ugly ones are just to cover the area as the will become a background to the ones you put last. Then over lap the decals over the thin line around the frame of the fight stick and take the knife and run it down the gap to get that perfect cut and rinse and repeat.

As for the buttons just lay the decal over the button and the area you would like to place it then before peeling the back of the decal cut the round shape out of the decal then peal then place. Other than that be careful not to cut your self and have a trash can to throw the back of the decals aways smoke a blunt and have fun. And add fb_playerb on xbox so we can fight on a game good luck

X-ACTO #1 Knife, Z Series With Safety Cap

100 PCS Dragon Ball Z Stickers, CATTA DBZ Stickers Pack Waterproof Removable Vinyl Decals for Laptop, MacBook, Bottles, Skateboard

u/Knife_Guide · 5 pointsr/knives

I would personally stay away from SOG. They are not as bad as some people on here may tell you but they just can't beat Spyderco, Benchmade and Kershaw. I would stick to these 3 brands when starting a collection and if you want you can expand to other companies. For a price range of $80 you might be able to get a Benchmade Griptilian or Mini-Griptilian. Remember that there are a TON of black coated blades out there. There is even a Black Blade Tenacious which is what I am recommending to you.

I wish I was in your position though. I got into knives about 3 months after I got Eagle. If you get the right knife you can be the coolest guy in the troop or even be the 'knife guy'. Anyway feel free to ask any questions.

u/_2_4_8 · 5 pointsr/india

Ka-Bar Becker BK2 short of the mythical 'valyrian steel', this is the knife you would pick up when you see the Night King proceeding. Failed torture test.

Morakniv Companion HD Think Sweden without the girl with the dragon tattoo but a dragon waiting to shave you on a budget. Bang for the buck, come razor sharp out of the box.

No, these aren't EDC, even though you could carry them around.

u/CreativeRealmsMC · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

I had been making photo albums but just started a YouTube channel. My friend was nice enough to let me borrow his GoPro and mounts but most of the time I record with my phone (also have another camera but it's a bit broken and can only take pictures). Part of what I'm ordering from amazon is a new monopod/tripod/selfie stick which I'm very much in need of at the moment since my videos are a bit shaky.

Haven't gotten around to do any solo 2 day trips yet (most of the time I'd be with a group and there would be designated campsites to fill up water at) but if I was going out with no means to fill up I'd take anywhere from 4-6 liters of water. The climate here is very hot and there is no such thing as bringing too much water. If there was a water source I could potentially allow myself to bring less since I could boil any water I find.

Amazon list:
-5.11 Rush 72 55L backpack
-Mora Companion (stainless steel)
-Bahco Laplander
-Jetboil 10in frying pan

All together that weighs 7.9 pounds and at some point I'd like to get a sleeping pad and tarp bringing it up to ten pounds (not including food, water, and other supplies which might get me to around 15-20 pounds depending on the duration of my outings).

As for the grill it's just a makeshift one. Four tent pegs and a small grate.

u/arecibo560 · 4 pointsr/knives

I highly recommend them, I have the Leek non-serrated. Best Knife I have ever owned.

u/orangefolders · 4 pointsr/OKBestFace

So baked goods, socks I need to get on Buns' level if at all possible, 20mm or 22mm Nato Watch Straps, Beers, Maybe a new Flashlight pocket knives, kindle books, T-shirts xxl ( i shrink things a lot), Hoodies same size, games(card, board, video)

u/king_human · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw Leek!

And, you'll have enough left over to buy a few cases of fruit.

u/SirRipo · 4 pointsr/EDC

For the record, I feel the same that the Cryo is too slippery - which is why I'm super glad Kershaw released a G10 version of it last year.

I also agree that the Tenacious is just a bit too big for EDC - and they do make the Persistence, which is a shrunken version of the Tenacious, with a 2.75 inch blade vs the Tenacious' 3-3/8 inch blade. If you wanna go even smaller, the Ambitious has a 2.25" blade. All 3 knives share a similar design (though the Ambitious is small enough that the proportions might look a little weird to some).

A few other knives of note that are standouts in the sub-$50 price range:

  • CRKT Ripple - Ken Onion design with a more-traditional drop point blade, IKBS, 8Cr14MoV. Usually on most people's "Under $50" list.

  • Kershaw Leek - Again, a little slippery and still Speedsafe but a slightly weaker torsion bar so not as forceful. Some people have issues with broken tips since they're a little thin, but this thing was the best under $50 when it came out.

  • Ontario RAT 1 - At $25 this thing is a pretty great package, if not a little big. 3.5" blade, but it's AUS-8 if you don't like the 8Cr China steels (even if they are pretty similar).

  • SOG Flash II - again, a 3.5 inch, AUS-8 blade. Assisted opening, but much less forceful than Speedsafe.

  • The Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K has blown up since it's release and a lot of high speed low drag tactical types love it for EDC use. $25 makes it a pretty appealing choice and rock solid under $30.

  • The Spyderco Delica 4 is just a touch over $50, averaging about $60, but it's also a go-to knife in the $50 for many people. VG-10 steel on this one is a big selling point.

  • On the same hand, the Kershaw Blur is usually available for about $60, and for those looking for a big folder (seriously this thing is large) it's a great choice. Sandvik 14C28N as standard steel, also available with S30V for about $75.

    A few notes here

  • You'll see a lot of sub $50 knives using 8Cr13MoV or 8Cr14MoV. The main difference is a little more Chromium in the 8Cr14MoV, leading to a little more corrosion resistance. A lot of people loved the Skyline, but there were a few issues with minor rust spots on the knives, leading to many companies switching to 8Cr14MoV for some of their knives (most of the budget Kershaws are 8Cr14MoV now).

  • Kershaw has many many options for budget folders under $50, for all kinds of aesthetic tastes. The Chill, Thermite, Link, Oso Sweet, etc. I've owned a handful of Kershaws, and loved all of them, especially for the price.

  • The 8Cr steels (13MoV and 14MoV) are pretty much on par with AUS-8, especially from CRKT, Spyderco, and Kershaw who all do a good job on their heat treats. There's a slight difference in hardness (3 to 4 HRC difference by most counts), but really they're nearly identical for all intents and purposes, mainly sharpening and edge retention. Some people just prefer AUS-8 because they don't like so called "China steel."

    ETA a few more links and some clarification of my still-awake-at-5am rambling.
u/Kromulent · 4 pointsr/knives

That looks like a pretty standard assisted-opener, unless I'm missing something. Kershaw makes a few models that are a step up but won't break the bank. The Blur that /u/Clocktease suggested is a good one:

u/NecroGi · 4 pointsr/XWingTMG

You do have a problem...

It doesn't appear you have a case for them ;D

(I use these but you have bigger ships than I)

u/greath · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Lol, alright for example:

  • Spyderco Delica 4 FFG: For your price range this is going to be the "best" steel you can get in a near 3" folding knife (VG-10). By best I mean the best edge retention in a stainless steel. However, being over 2.5" in some places (Chacago for example) the knife will be illegal. Also, many people do not like the look of the spyderhole as it can be seen as aggressive in office environments. Also the FRN handles, while very strong, have a cheap/plastic feel to them.

  • Spyderco Tenacious: Compared to the Delica, 8CR13MOV is a "worse" stainless steel (not as good edge retention, more prone to chipping during heavy impacts). However, the extra blade length is better for many outdoor tasks (breaking down tree branches). The handle is also G10, which is slightly tougher and has a much better feeling in hand than FRN.

  • Spyderco Centofante 3: A more "gentlemanly" and "office friendly" version of the Delica with a slightly longer blade. Again, VG-10 and FRN.

  • Kershaw Cryo II: Same steel as the tenacious. Metal handles slightly tougher than G10. Flipper action has "cool" factor. The blade grind makes the tip a touch stronger than on the tenacious.

  • Kershaw Skyline: One of the most iconic of Kershaw's knives. Hollow ground blade makes it great at slicing tasks.

  • Esee Izula: Skeletonized fixed blade. 1095 Steel is significantly better than the other steels listed at "chopping" tasks as it is not prone to chipping at all. It is NOT stainless and so the blade has a protective coating over most of it. The steel will require mineral oil/cleaning to prevent rusting.

  • Becker BK 24: Similar to the Esee Izula but D2 steel which has better edge retention and more corrosion resistance than 1095. It is also much harder to sharpen. Many think the BK24's handle is also less comfortable, the sheath is worse, and there are less available after market modifications.

  • Ontario Rat Series (linked the RAT I. RAT 2 similar but smaller): Ontario's version of the tenacious. Bladeshape generally more people friendly. Another very popular beater option.

  • Morakniv Knives (there are MANY, this is just one): Highly regarded in the "bushcraft" community. High carbon steel (similar to 1095) with a scandi-grind which is great for field sharpening and woodworking. Only partial tangs so not advised to use for battoning tasks or chopping.

  • Kershaw OD-2: Gentlemanly knife with great flipping action.

    There are a LOT more suggestions I could add...
u/mroystacatz · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Here are my personal essentials.

  • Spyderco Delica 4: $60 VG-10 steel, comes in tons of colors
  • Spyderco Endura 4: Larger version of Delica
  • Morakniv Companion: $12-$20 A really awesome fixed blade, outperforms knives triple it's price.
  • Victorinox Tinker: $20-25 classic swiss army knife, really great quality in general. Lots of tools but not too many so it's easily pocket carried.
  • Victorinox Cadet: Smaller Swiss Army Knife, aluminum handles. Lots of colors.
  • Kershaw Cryo, or Cryo 2: $20-40 steel frame lock, Hinderer design, good price, tons of colors. The Cryo 2 is the same as the Cryo just larger.
  • Ontaro Rat 1 or 2: $25-30 Classically shaped folders with a very rugged build for a liner lock. The 2 is a smaller version of the 1.

    Also, you're going to want a sharpening system that works for you in the long run. I personally use the Spyderco Sharpmaker But there are tons of good sharpening options out there.

    P.S: You're going to get a lot of people hating on your Gerbers most likely, that's because they're honestly not worth it in the long run. They use very low quality steel for the price and they don't have the best quality control. I'm not saying your Gerbers are trash or anything. But they definitely won't last very long. Just about all of the knives I listed will last you a lifetime if you treat them right, and oil/sharpen them correctly.
u/Darth-Traya · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw Blur in s30v would be my suggestion.

It's assisted and has good steel. About 20 cm overall length open, so not too large, but not too small. And it's on sale. :)

I'll see if I can think of some others.

u/whatevrmn · 4 pointsr/technology

Take Amazon's money. Jesus fuck I overpaid for this at an Ace Hardware.

u/Eloquinn · 4 pointsr/homestead

I used to help my grandfather do this all the time when I was a kid. We castrated them when they were very young - about the size of a large cat. He always had a little, old-fashioned 2-blade folder that he carried everywhere and he'd spend half an hour sharpening it when it was time to do the castrating.

I'd hold the pig by the back legs and he'd slice them, remove the testicles, cut the cord and then swab them with iodine and let them go. There wasn't much blood at all... The scariest part was always the sows angrily squealing and looking for a way to get in and tear us apart...

If I were to do this today I'd probably use a utility knife with a fresh blade in it. No worries about sharpness and you can toss the blade when you're done. Check out the Gerber EAB. It's my every day carry and would probably work great for this.

I don't remember ever having to castrate a large pig. I do remember that he used bands to castrate the cows. Basically it was just a heavy duty rubber band that would cut off blood flow until the testicles just fell off. It sounds gruesome but it never seemed to cause them any distress and we never had issues with infection. I'm not sure if this would work on pigs but you could probably google it.

u/majornerd · 4 pointsr/EDC

I bought the gerber utility knife because everything else was too thick.

u/Colin42 · 4 pointsr/EDC

1 - Canadian pesos: great for censuring keys and exchanging for cheap goods.
2 - Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0
3 - Generic plastic cable stripper from idk where.
4 - Old 10 roentgen quartz pen dosimeter from (I think) Canadian forces surplus.
5 - Gerber 22-41830 EAB Pocket Knife
6 - Zebra Pen F-701
7 - Corsair 32GB voyager GO
8 - Olight i3E EOS EDC AAA LED Keychain Flashlight
9 - USB-C to Micro USB, One is in a 3d printed holder.
10 - Cheap but good sony headphones from bestbuy.

u/boenli · 4 pointsr/oddlysatisfying
u/whatifimthedovahkiin · 4 pointsr/knifeclub
u/PixParavel · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Fun fact, that specific knife is a collectors item and can be bought new on Amazon for $11,000. Downside is The Verge would still be unable to apply thermal paste properly.

u/joshhadababyitsaboy · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/yonil9 · 4 pointsr/lifehacks

Your gonna have to learn to use a knife eventually in life. It's not more dangerous then a steak knife. a small cheap one will work fine

u/Fatvod · 4 pointsr/knives

I love my Spyderco Bug

u/NoTroop · 4 pointsr/EDC

The Spyderco Bug? Just a note, it is really really small. They have other knives in the same line that you may like more.

u/crawlsunderrock · 4 pointsr/whittling

Fellow beginner here. I'm pretty happy with this knife so far:

u/Pukit · 4 pointsr/modelmakers

As monkeys says, I recently did an Airfix starter set. I was between houses so had very little stuff.

I bought a Airfix Electric English Lightning. If you search for Airfix starter sets you’ll find other options.

I used minimal tools:

u/Zerv14 · 4 pointsr/EDC

Off the top of my head things that are cool and don't break the bank:

Kershaw Cryo

Spydero Tenacious

Leatherman Wingman

Streamlight Microstream

Gerber Impromptu Pen

u/GetOnMyAmazingHorse · 4 pointsr/knives

You can get a Kershaw cryo2 for that price range and it's a solid knife.

Kershaw Knives 1556TI Cryo II

u/blackxbaron · 3 pointsr/Survival
u/TheIQLab · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have some pretty severe OCD when it comes to my EDC. Haven't lost anything major but I have gone through about a dozen Victorinox Swiss Army Classic and every time I lose/have confiscated/misplace/break/wear out one I have to get another one immediately.

u/MarvinParanoAndroid · 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating
u/Lurkndog · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

For processing firewood, get a Bahco Laplander folding saw. It's lightweight, durable, works well, and it's only about $24. It's lighter than an axe or hatchet, and much safer to use.

u/swflanglers · 3 pointsr/kayamping

I use this folding saw and a machete. Saw is for wood mostly, machete is for vines/whatever piddly defense it'll give me against raccoons or gators.

I haven't camped in the summer yet, but I prefer hammocks because they stay cooler than tents. With a basic under quilt and top quilt, I was comfortable when it got down to the 40s. A kid might do better with a tent though, my kids move a lot while they're sleeping. Warbonnet Blackbird is what I use, they're actually on sale today(7/4) I believe.

u/OddTheViking · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

I had assumed you meant this:

I have one, it's awesome.

u/porkchopmike · 3 pointsr/backpacking
u/novel__ · 3 pointsr/knives

I'm going to recommend knives I own. All of these are pretty high-value.

KA-BAR Dozier Folding Hunter

Manual opening. Own one myself, it's a tank... for 20$? Comes in different colors. Very light.

SOG Flash II

Assisted opening, comes out very forcefully. There's a little "wiggle" in the blade, but if you can get passed that... it's excellent. Somewhat light.

Kershaw Leek

Assisted opening, doesn't come out with as much force as the Flash II. Non-threatening, very well-made. The only thing to watch out for is the delicate tip. It's not like it'll break instantly, though. Just don't pry with it... It's great for detail work. Very thin as well. Very light.

u/emarkd · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'm kinda going off-topic here and I hope my comments don't come across as asshole-y, but how exactly are you losing pocket clipped knives? Millions of people carry pocket clipped knives every day and don't lose them. I've been carrying a pocket clipped knife for close to 30 years and only lost one - and it had a loose pocket clip. I knew it had a loose clip and had been putting off tightening it, so it was my fault, not the knife's.

Could I suggest that you're simply carrying crappy knives? Sorry, but I noticed you're shopping in the United Cutlery class of knives, which is really, really bad quality stuff. I'd bet that if you were to simply buy a better knife, a good quality folding pocket-clipped knife, you'd have much better luck with keeping them. There's a thousand such good knives out there, for just about every budget, but for a quick suggestion, how about a Kershaw Leek? I haven't EDC'd a Leek in a long time, but they're fantastic knives that will serve you well and they don't cost a fortune. I've got several of them in different colors, have carried most of them at one time, and never had an issue with the clip.

If, on the other hand, you really want to carry a fixed blade knife, then go for it. Hell I had a cheap boot knife kinda like that in my shit-kicking, combat-boot wearing days back in the late 90's, so who am I to fault you. I have no idea if its legal or not, as I am not a lawyer, so I can't help you there. Just some things to consider...

u/crookedhead · 3 pointsr/mycology

Looks like OP has the Kershaw Chive. So I was mistaken, mine is a little bit longer, the Kershaw Leek. Great knives!

u/halvetyl000 · 3 pointsr/knives

Ah, I see. Kershaw's website has it listed at the full MSRP, but most other vendors sell it at MAP, which is closer to 50 for most versions. Amazon link for example:

u/corvettevan · 3 pointsr/knives

For those that care, I went with a Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek mainly due to its thinness and minimal design.

Thanks for all of your help!

u/tacomanmcjab · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/Ignutsk · 3 pointsr/EDC

My EDC consists of:

u/xg220 · 3 pointsr/EDC

If you want a knife, take a look at the Kershaw Leek it's an awesome, medium sized folder, it is a great value for what you get. Amazon puts them on sale for sub $35 sometimes, so keep an eye out for that. It also has some different colored handle scales if you want to personalize it more to your liking.

If you want something a little smaller than the Leek, you could take a look at the Spyderco Ambitious, which is also a high value knife (less so than it's $35 bigger brother the Tenacious).

If you want an even smaller blade, take a look at the Spyderco Ladybug, it sports a 1.94 inch blade, so very inconspicuous and not "scary looking" at all. It'll look even more fun if you get yellow handle scales on it. They also have a purple version.

These are just a few options for you to look at, it really is only the tip of the iceberg. These are low cost, high value for what you get, I'm recommending the lower cost knives specifically because someone who isn't into knives might not value them as much (and thus not willing to pay higher amounts of money) compared to a person who is into knives. A lot of people think "What do I need a knife for?", well buy one, carry it on your person for a month and get back to me, you will see what a useful tool it is after carrying one for a decent amount of time.

u/Shippolo · 3 pointsr/EDC

[This (Keshaw select Fire)] ( has easily been the most useful knife I've owned. The blade itself is good, not great, but certainly good enough for everyday tasks. With typical knives I found myself using the blade to do things that I should have just gone and grabbed a screwdriver for and would end up chipping the edge.

However if you just want something with a good blade I'd recommend [Kershaw Leek] (

u/macbooklover91 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well heres a list of some from amazon.

u/volantemgulo · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'm a fan of the kershaw leek

u/Durzo_Blunts · 3 pointsr/rva

I sincerely wish you good luck, I would want that thing back, too. Worst case scenario, I snagged this (much cheaper) bad boy as an EDC a little while ago. Love the knife, highly recommended if you have to unfortunately purchase a new one.

Kershaw Leek Knife

u/notnotTheBatman · 3 pointsr/EDC

The kershaw blur has a fairly thick blade. So does the SOG flash II Tanto

That's all I thought of off the top of my head.

u/beltfedvendetta · 3 pointsr/EDC

If you want assisted opening, Kershaw is your primary go-to knife company. Anything with "SpeedSafe" is their assisted opening mechanism. Bonus points is that SpeedSafe is legal in all 50 states (although the knife itself might not be due to length).

I would highly recommend the Kershaw Knockout. It's one hell of a nice blade with a slim profile (so it doesn't get in the way of reaching into your pockets and pulling things out), doesn't weigh much, and kicks hard when opening.

The Kershaw Shallot is still my favorite carry knife despite owning over a dozen production folders and knives that cost 3-4 times as much. It has a slight recurve in the blade, it's thin, it's an amazing slicer, doesn't weigh much, and deploys fast. It doesn't have left-hand pocket clip carry, however.

Another is the Kershaw Blur which is a bit of a beefier recurve bladed knife that is a non-flipper (deployment with thumb studs only). One of Kershaw's most popular models, after the Leek. Keep in mind that the grip-y "TracTech" inserts that the Blur has is kinda like more dense and rougher cork. It can tear up and wear away at your pant's pocket over time. Like the Shallot, it also does not have lefthanded pocket clip carry.

u/fromkentucky · 3 pointsr/knives

I've EDC'd a Spyderco Tenacious for about a year and I love it. If I had to replace it, I would easily consider another Tenacious, or a slightly smaller Persistence.

Part of me really wants a Leek but I'd also like a Kershaw Blur for the assisted opening, and if you can set aside an extra $20, you can spring for the version w/ S30V steel. All of these are within your price range.

u/aur0ra145 · 3 pointsr/XWingTMG

The Plano 5231 is very popular. Here you can see it in use. Note: I've added 2 Z-95's, 1 Phantom and 1 Defender and it all still fits.

u/oppedj02 · 3 pointsr/boardgames

Sorry, that made me laugh. Not piano! P-L-A-N-O :)

Plano is a brand name. Here's an example from Amazon:

Although the way Fantasy Flight is pumping out expansions for Eldritch Horror these days, a piano box might eventually be necessary!

u/mrdizzah · 3 pointsr/XWingTMG

Until your collection grows, one or two of these will serve you well. I use two currently and strap them together using suitcase straps.

u/experimentrx78 · 3 pointsr/XWingTMG

Save for the epic ships, I essentially have a very similar number/distribution of ships as you. I use the Plano 5231. One for the rebels and one for the empire. It does a good job of holding all the small ship, cards, and maneuver dials in the bottom. And the top works well for all the small focus/evades/TLs and such on the top. The only problem I have with it is the storage of the larger ships. I can only seem to fit one YT-1300 in for the rebels, and one firespray plus lambda for the empire. Over all for the price I am happy with them, and there is still room for small ships. I just need to figure out something for larger ships

u/frankduxvandamme · 3 pointsr/boardgames

This case made by Plano is outstanding for holding everything Carcassonne. The compartments on top hold all of the tokens and them some with each being able to have their own separate compartments, and the inside compartments hold all of your tiles plus room for labeling and plenty of room for extra stuff as well. A few pieces of paper like your collections rules can also fit inside as well.

u/TomTheGeek · 3 pointsr/gundeals

I use these for Lego, would work well for AR parts.

u/dopest_dope · 3 pointsr/popping

Good idea, how does this look?

X-ACTO #2 Knife With Safety Cap

u/ostermei · 3 pointsr/pics
u/gravi-tea · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

If you want a folder, the Rat by the Ontario Knife Company is definitely a great choice.

Just read some reviews. For $27 you are getting a ridiculously well made knife.

u/jamin101wolf · 3 pointsr/EDC

A RAT, a Tenacious, an Opinel, or a Cryo are the usual choices. What's wrong with 8cr13mov steel? It's not the best but for sub $30, it'll get the job done.

u/djstefan96 · 3 pointsr/knives

For fixed blade if you are gonna be using the knife for hard use then I would not recommend a folder. I'm more knowledgeable on folders so someone else may find a better choice. If they don't, this is still a very solid choice, I have never had one, but I did have an izula (which is very similar).

For folder I would go with the Ontario rat, they make this is d2 blade steel which would be better and they make a smaller version (rat 2) but any version of this knife you choose will be the best for the money.

Another fixed blade that is similar to picture is this Schrade. Schrade usually isn't the best company but 1095 is definitely a cheap, good steel. With the blade thickness and steel, I would trust this knife any day.

u/psychotropicx · 3 pointsr/knives

One of the many Kershaw Chinese made knives, like the Tremor or the Scamp. A Buck Vantage Select. You might find an Ontario Rat 1 for under $25 if you search around.

There are also several Chinese brands that are pretty cheap and very decent quality, you can find on ebay, or

u/eltonnovs · 3 pointsr/knives

If you're spending $100, most well known brands will be sharp and strong. The rest depends on taste and preference. But a few options

  • Benchmade mini griptilian, the axis lock is bomb proof. 154cm (the steel) is pretty good for that price range.

  • Cold Steel mini recon
    Triad lock is really tough, CTS-XHP is a great steel. Cold Steel knives always come razor sharp, and are known for being indestructible.

  • Cold Steel rajah III, BD1, bit softer steel but still a good blade.

  • Ontario rat 1, a lot cheaper but hey, why not buy 2? Softer steel, but easy to sharpen. Tough knife on a budget.

  • Kershaw Blur Has assisted opening, decent steel. But your paying more because of the opening mechanism

  • Kershaw scallion. All metal knife, assisted opening. 420HC is pretty tough.

  • Gerber 06 fast Assisted opening. I'm not the biggest fan of 7cr17mov. The knife is strong though.

    And most likely every person reading this will have another knife to recommend. It's a lot about personal preference. What look do you like, what lock do you like.

    edit; Thanks kind stranger for the gold!
u/Buixer · 3 pointsr/EDC

Here are some affordable options.

Ontario 8848 RAT Folding Knife (Black)

Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife

JETBeam BA10 XPG Cree LED Flashlight, Black

Fenix LD09 130 Lumen LED Tactical Flashlight with EdisonBright AA Alkaline battery

u/turkeypants · 3 pointsr/chineseknives

Your intended type, volume, and roughness of use, and your sharpening willingness and skills will play a role in what knife and steel you get, though the cheaper you go, you lose some options. Do you want a folding knife or would you consider a fixed blade? Do you know how long a blade you might like? I think about 3.5" is basically "full" size in folding knives, with 3.0" being medium and particularly EDC-friendly, while smaller than that gets into mini territory. Lots of options in all sizes, plus big bigger ones. Are you a drop point guy? A reverse tanto blade shape guy? Spear point? Clip point? And do you prefer a liner lock, frame lock, axis lock, other lock? Do you prefer to open via thumb stud, front flipper, rear flipper, assisted open? Do you want plastic, rubber, G10, CF, metal, or something else on the handle? Do you want clip options for left carry, right carry, tip up, or tip down? Do you care if it's heavier? Do you need ultralight? Average weight?

Just searching Amazon for Ganzo (or Sanrenmu) will give you a bevy of cheap options, many of which look suspiciously familiar.

If you've got an extra four bucks and change and would prefer something American made and smaller, you can get the knife community's go-to recommendation for a great deal on a reliable smallish-midsize workhorse, the Ontario Rat 2. Get a ruler and imagine what you'd think of a 7 inch knife with a 4 inch handle an a 3 inch blade. Watch some review videos to get a better idea of size. A nice bonus is four-way reversible pocket clip for your choice of left/right and tip-up/tip-down carry. This cheaper version is in AUS-8 steel, which is easier to sharpen but holds an edge less well than the more expensive and harder to sharpen D2 version, which gets up closer to $40.. And at that price you could bump up to the larger Rat 1 in D2 if you wanted to for a buck or two more, though we're trying to hit $20 here. That one's got a 3.625" blade for 8.625" overall.

Anyway if you can answer some of the questions in the first paragraph, it will help people narrow things down for you and give you better recommendations. What would your ideal knife have? Fill in the blanks on fixed/folding, blade length, blade shape, handle material, open type, lock type, pocket clip preferences, and anything else like color, weight, etc.

And check out /r/Ganzo_Knives and /r/BudgetBlades for additional ideas.

u/archamedeznutz · 3 pointsr/EDC

Swiss Army Knife

Kershaw method

Kershaw Westin

Ganzo FH-11

Byrd Medowlark 2

Opinel #8

Ontario Rat 1

All of these are going to last longer and perform better than the MTech. In terms of appearance and esthetics, nobody is going to look askance if you pull out a Swiss army knife or an opinel. Flicking your mtech will likely be a different story. You should carry what you enjoy, but understand that conventional wisdom is going to look down on the appearance and, if they know about knives, the MTech brand. If you go with the Mtech, don't trust the lock too much and don't be surprised if the assist mechanism breaks.

u/xbuzzbyx · 3 pointsr/knives

I was thinking something similar.
1 Ontario 8848 RAT
2 Kershaw Chill (A bit slimmer, lighter, and sleeker than the Clash)
3 CRKT Drifter G10

I just bought the Chill, and I love it! At 1.9 oz, it's half the weight of the Clash. The locking system is nice and smooth. I loosened the tension a little so I don't need to flick my wrist, just a quick trigger pull on the tab. So far, nothing I can complain about.

u/MestizoTwins · 3 pointsr/EDC

I just bought a Ontario Rat-1 based on some positive reviews from friends.


24 bucks is not a bad deal. My go to carry are Benchmade Griptilian 550s and want to see how these stack up.

u/mexicansamurai · 3 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Blur S30V

Had the blur for years and I love it.

Another option is the S30V Kershaw Camber.

Depends on how you want to deploy. Thumb stud or the rear tang.

u/ben_chapleski · 3 pointsr/knives

The Kershaw Blur with s30v is slightly above that price point. It looks like you may already have one.

u/gritsgear · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have the regular EAB,

The design is ultra simplistic and really attractive. I am a trim carpenter so I don't usually wear a tool belt, (I can't have tools accidentally hitting cabinets) so this knife always rides in the little pocket of my jeans without ever being felt. If I need to do excessive cutting then I will bring a larger knife but for the smaller random tasks having a knife on you all the time is necessary and this does that perfectly. Holds the blades tight with a screw and is surprisingly not bad to open one handed. It's nearly perfectly flat and looks like a luggage tag. If the practicality isn't enough for you I challenge you to find a more attractive utility knife.

u/chewychubacca · 3 pointsr/EDC

Wallet $15 - big skinny

knife $10 - Gerber EAB

keychain $7.50 freekey

suspension clip $5 - tec p7 ripoff

Light - I don't have a good one for this yet. Can someone recommend a small AAA light with a power button (vs twist)? I have a twist one and it kept getting turned on in my pocket.

u/HeartofAce · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/Aznguy1 · 3 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Skyline is pretty nice if you want a g-10 handle and it's US made but it is 3 1/8" long

Kershaw Cryo is pretty nice and it's 2 3/4" long

u/fergusonwallace · 3 pointsr/knives

Firstly, you are in luck! The specs you listed are all available in one of my ALL TIME favorite knives. The Kershaw Skyline (video) is the finest EDC knife I've ever owned. Extremely light. Blade shape is perfect and thin... hollow ground. The grip is spectacular and you owe it to yourself to buy it. Oh, and the flipper is just perfect. Trust me you won't go wrong here. I keep mine shave sharp and it is simply a blast to own. You get used to the aesthetics. Check the reviews from amazon linked above.

u/ThisTrainHasNoBreaks · 3 pointsr/Portland

Try this. I carry one everyday. Made right here in Tualatin, Oregon. Besides, it's a good tool to have on you anyway.

u/ndog14 · 3 pointsr/CCW

Kershaw Skyline is one of the best knives for the money.

u/grumblegeek · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The items I can think of right now that I've bought pretty much because of this subreddit:

  1. Zojirushi Travel mug - I use this as my office coffee mug. I fill it up in the morning and if I get sidetracked then it's still hot hours later.

  2. Saddleback Pocket ID Wallet - simple and gets the job done

  3. Weber One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill - I love this grill.

  4. Red Wing Iron Ranger 8111 (amber color) - the first 3 weeks I thought I made a huge mistake but now they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.

  5. Fisher Space Pen - I've had to stop other people from pocketing it. My wife tried to take it because she likes the way it writes.

  6. [Kershaw Skyline Knife] ( - I'm not into putting a lot of money into a pocketknife so this fits the bill nicely.

  7. ToiletTree Heavy Duty Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer - my previous nose trimmers felt like it was ripping the hair out by the root. This one I don't feel anything and it's very well made

    All of these I would buy again.
u/BatteryLicker · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

Kershaw Skyline is an affordable option.

u/pologreen94 · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/skipsmagee · 3 pointsr/knives

Seconded. I just retired my M16 combo tanto because the handle is uncomfortable, boxy, and thick; and the blade angles are weird and very hard to sharpen well. For $35, I recommend the Kershaw Skyline (the same length as the M16, here it is in orange) or Scallion. I haven't had a Tenacious, and it seems large for my tastes, but for Spyderco a Dragonfly ($45) is next on my list.

u/free2game · 3 pointsr/knives

If you go up to $30-40 you can find a lot of great american made knives in that range like a Kershaw Skyline ($35), Salvo ($30), or Buck 110 Paperstone ($30) Classic ($35), Vantage Avid ($34)
BTW, a good pocket clip shouldn't be uncomfortable in your hand. None of the pocket knives I've owned have dug into my hand at all. The Buck is a nice option if you don't want a clip though.

u/voraidicon · 3 pointsr/knives

The SOG Flash 1 is spring assisted. It is a kickass blade and extremely lightweight. Around $35.

Then there is the Benchmade Emissary 470. Just a brilliant, brilliant blade. Practically sexy. $160-ish though, so I'll never have one in my pocket.

I just did a huge amount of research and decided against the spring assist. I like the super fast deployment, a lot; however, I found that many knives deploy just as fast because they are made so damn well. I just picked up the Kershaw Skyline 1760 for $35 and it is awesome. Spring assists have more parts to break, and more parts mean higher manufacturing costs.

Notable mention, the Kershaw Chill for about $16 most places.

Sorry for the amazon links, they are just easy to find. Also, I am new to this game so wait for some constructive criticism from more experienced users about my recommendations. And finally check some youtube reviews, I trust nutnfancy's reviews all day.

u/LefseBL · 3 pointsr/EDC

Just to throw another idea out there: Kershaw Skyline. It's not spring assisted, but it's bound to be more reliable, and it's right around your price range. Made in America, too.

u/SuperiorRobot · 3 pointsr/guns

Put nothing in the stocking. Only put things in molle attached pockets. Mags, ammo, and a decent knife could easily get you to $150.

I bought this recently and really like it.

u/daLuiz · 3 pointsr/ArtefactPorn

It's on amazon.

u/yxcdeb · 3 pointsr/IAmA

Did you check out the one for the massive Swiss army knife?

u/NoirChaos · 3 pointsr/mallninjashit
u/Russell_M_Jimmies · 3 pointsr/java

The assumption that you can't get a job and avoid Hibernate is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I've used--and insisted on--Jdbi at my last two jobs and it did not hurt my prospects in any way.


Let's get specific about the reasons for avoiding Hibernate / JPA:


JPA takes from you both control of, and visibility into, the SQL statements executed by the framework.


It sets in stone (based on annotations) once and for all use cases which secondary queries will be run and which columns will be selected any time a certain type is retrieved from the database--regardless of whether the use case at hand calls for it. This dramatically hurts performance.


It is difficult to predict how it formulates SQL commands based on your annotations, requiring testing and SQL logging just to make sure Hibernate is doing what it should.


JPA is tricky to configure, with myriad corner cases that frequently require extended debug sessions. Fun fact: debugging through Hibernate's internals is hellish. Thought you were going to spend time developing that new feature? Fuck you, first you have to spend hours to days figuring out how to coerce Hibernate to do this thing that would be trivial in plain JDBC.


JPA conditions developers to think in terms of the limited models that JPA supports, blinding them to all the other cool shit DB vendors support. "Well, Postgres has native support support for HSTORE but JPA doesn't support it, so we just added added a separate key/value table off the main table to hold those entries."


But by far, the worst, most egregious design decision was the combination of sessions and lazy loading. Hey, let's take a straightforward database query and obfuscate it behind unintuitive framework logic, because we're smart for you! Let's be super fucking clever and make it so navigating an object graph incurs database operations invisibly--for convenience! You probably didn't need most of that data we loaded, but you're welcome anyway.


Hibernate went too far. They tried to SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS instead of just giving us what we needed: a data access layer.


We don't need object-relational mapping! We don't need a session cache. We sure as fuck don't need open-session-in-view. We just needed something to make plain old SQL approachable (more approachable than JDBC, at any rate). Instead we got this:



Java devs need to start embracing SQL for what it is, and stop trying to shoehorn it into an object-oriented paradigm.


JPA is an albatross. Run, do not walk to the exits.

u/csteinbeiser · 3 pointsr/Animemes
u/Alca_Pwn · 3 pointsr/geek
u/Frumious_Snatch · 3 pointsr/teenagers
u/Mr_Quagmire · 3 pointsr/pics

u/Bec-De-Corbin · 3 pointsr/Pathfinder_RPG

Dear lord, have you played either of these? I can't imagine how it must operate, other than feeling like, well, this.

u/annoyingone · 3 pointsr/Survival

Heh heh this guy

u/anudeep30 · 3 pointsr/funny
u/feistypenguin · 3 pointsr/CCW

If we are talking about EDC on your person... you may find that a Kershaw Select Fire is a "good enough" compromise between a Leatherman and repair kit.

It has a standard 1/4" bit driver, and has built-in slots to store four bits of your choosing. That makes it easy to mix and match any bits you want, and you can replace them for cheap at the hardware store rather than buy expensive replacement bits for a Leatherman.

The ifixit kits are cool, I have one... but it isn't something I would carry around in my pants all of the time.

u/NRiyo3 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Honestly how does a person even convey the sheer ability of Knipex pliers wrenches? I can never work without them now. I have the 6/7 1/4/10" and love them all. I think I am going to get another 6" for the glove box. I ran across this the other day, have not bought it yet but I thought I would share:

u/falafely · 3 pointsr/multitools

Kershaw Select Fire. Man, does it come in handy.

u/gun-nut · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have a Kershaw is the most useful knife I owne. I'd take it over my leatherman surge, Victorinox tinker, or Sog power assist. Not for wilderness stuff but for stuff I do every day (mostly taking apart computers) and the blade is decent steel and long enough to be useful. I recently used it to help butcher a pig and I was able to do lots of skinning and cut through the sternum with the knife. I had to sharpen it after cutting the bone and it's a pain to clean but if I could only have one knife for the rest of my life it would be my Kershaw.

u/ConfusedRandom · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/Eldiabloblanc · 3 pointsr/knives

Pretty sure this is not a pocket knife, but a utility knife. The kind that you can replace the blade on. Locking mechanism is likely on the other side. Link of example below

u/Mr_Oxford_White · 3 pointsr/knives
u/Mr_OPs_dad · 3 pointsr/woodworking

If you were to pick up all the pencils in my work area it would most likely be about 60.

I have 15 tape measures spanning from 6 feet to 36 feet.

The only thing I keep on me is this box cutter for marking. I have 3 of them but sometimes I have 7 since I loose and find them so often.

Almost forgot I have a couple dozen rulers

u/Zaltais38 · 3 pointsr/gaming

I'm in the UK and have one of these on my keyring. I use it to cut open boxes etc often.

Legally you can carry larger knifes in public, I don't know the length. If they're fold out, they can't lock, not even at the tiny size of this keyring knife.

Edit You can also carry knives this small onto planes.

u/anthonysalamanca · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/NinjaBuddha13 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub
u/SPARTANsui · 3 pointsr/EDC

Wow, I've been using it for two years actually, haha. No model number, but here's the Amazon link

u/WVPapaw · 3 pointsr/Woodcarving

Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch

u/jstew622 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Thats actually a good outlook. I started respecting knives more when i started carving. You could get a cheap mora carving knife and go that route. It teaches control and also is super fun.

You could go for the roadie. Its a slip joint but has a 50/50 choil. Youd get a scare but could likely prevent a complete closure on fingers.

u/mahoganymike · 3 pointsr/Leathercraft

Chisels: Aiskaer White Steel 3mm 1/2/4/6 Prong DIY Diamond Lacing Stitching Chisel Set Leather Craft Kits(3mm)

Burnisher: YazyCraft Multi-Size Wood Slicker Leather Leathercraft Solid Wood Round Burnishing

Exacto knife: X-ACTO #1 Knife, Z Series With Safety Cap

Edger: Kinee 7 in 1 Pro Stitching Groover and Creasing Edge Beveler,DIY Leathercraft Sets,sew & Crease Leather,Wood & Steel Hand Tool

Glue:Fiebing's Leathercraft Cement, 4 oz - High Strength Bond for Leather Projects and More - Non-toxic

Thread: Rugjut 8 Roll 8 Colors 150D Leather Sewing Waxed Thread Cords,0.8mm,Each of 33 Yards

Total: my math says around 35 +-3$ which is not bad considering you will definitely need these tools. My kit was a waste of money even though it was cheaper.

u/pyrese · 3 pointsr/DnD

I love painting the hero forge minis; sounds like you did yours in the new high detail plastic.

I've done a few of those recently and once you get them primed, it's not much different than painting die cast minis.

  1. Using needle files and a pen knife, gently remove any spru from your miniature. You will have to be a little more careful than normal; I had one with a particularly fragile joint snap on me from an inadvertent touch, but generally they are durable. If you break any part of it, use superglue and gently brace the two parts together; Let dry over night and it should be just as strong or stronger than before.
  1. Next, fill a bowl with some warm and soapy water. Using a soft bristle tooth brush, gently clean the whole surface and rinse in warm water. You can pat dry, but I would still let the figure dry over night after cleaning. It is very important that you use a soft bristle brush; Medium or harder can scratch the surface of your miniature.
  2. Once dry, coat lightly with a spray on primer; you'll need to get all angles. I prefer white as, with the black plastic, it is easier to see how evenly I've coated. Let dry. For me, this is over night due to my schedule, but it should be dry for painting in 2-3 hours.
  3. At this point, you're clear to start painting. Use light coats. The thinner your coats, the more detail that will be maintained. You can use matte acrylic medium to thin the paints out. For me, this takes place over multiple evenings. However, if you find that you can switch between different parts of the miniature or between other miniatures as they dry, you can work continuously, switching whenever you need to let a coat of paint dry (5-10 minutes ish). I'll provide more thoughts on the actual painting in a response.
  • Matte Medium
  • Brushes ; On the last few I did, I just used cheap brushes from hobby lobby. However, this is the set I'll be trying out on the Catfolk I primed last night.
  • Reaper Paints ; Reaper MSP is the line I prefer to use for most of my paints. For some technical paints, I'll go to citadel's line, but you can achieve the same results by getting your own base materials and mixing with your Reaper or other base line of paints.
  • Color Pallete Design a color pallete for your project before you start!
  1. Once you are satisfied with it's appearance and everything is dry, coat with a spray gloss enamel; give 3 or 4 coats in accordance with your products directions. For me, that's 15 minutes between coats.
  1. (Optional) if you want to reduce the shine of the gloss enamel, follow with 1-3 coats of a matte spray enamel. This also has the advantage of being obvious when your enamel starts to wear off. If you see shiny spots on your mini, it's time to recoat.
u/Continuum_Gaming · 3 pointsr/DnD

Give me a minute, I can link you to a comment I found explaining it in depth

EDIT: I'm just gonna paste it here. For reference, I,believe priming is coating it in a thin layer of paint to act as a base. Use black primer for darker results and white for lighter. Credit to u/pyrese

I love painting the hero forge minis; sounds like you did yours in the new high detail plastic.

I've done a few of those recently and once you get them primed, it's not much different than painting die cast minis.

  1. Using needle files and a pen knife, gently remove any spru from your miniature. You will have to be a little more careful than normal; I had one with a particularly fragile joint snap on me from an inadvertent touch, but generally they are durable. If you break any part of it, use superglue and gently brace the two parts together; Let dry over night and it should be just as strong or stronger than before.
  1. Next, fill a bowl with some warm and soapy water. Using a soft bristle tooth brush, gently clean the whole surface and rinse in warm water. You can pat dry, but I would still let the figure dry over night after cleaning. It is very important that you use a soft bristle brush; Medium or harder can scratch the surface of your miniature.
  2. Once dry, coat lightly with a spray on primer; you'll need to get all angles. I prefer white as, with the black plastic, it is easier to see how evenly I've coated. Let dry. For me, this is over night due to my schedule, but it should be dry for painting in 2-3 hours.
  3. At this point, you're clear to start painting. Use light coats. The thinner your coats, the more detail that will be maintained. You can use matte acrylic medium to thin the paints out. For me, this takes place over multiple evenings. However, if you find that you can switch between different parts of the miniature or between other miniatures as they dry, you can work continuously, switching whenever you need to let a coat of paint dry (5-10 minutes ish). I'll provide more thoughts on the actual painting in a response.
  • Matte Medium
  • Brushes ; On the last few I did, I just used cheap brushes from hobby lobby. However, this is the set I'll be trying out on the Catfolk I primed last night.
  • Reaper Paints ; Reaper MSP is the line I prefer to use for most of my paints. For some technical paints, I'll go to citadel's line, but you can achieve the same results by getting your own base materials and mixing with your Reaper or other base line of paints.
  • Color Pallete Design a color pallete for your project before you start!
  1. Once you are satisfied with it's appearance and everything is dry, coat with a spray gloss enamel; give 3 or 4 coats in accordance with your products directions. For me, that's 15 minutes between coats.
  1. (Optional) if you want to reduce the shine of the gloss enamel, follow with 1-3 coats of a matte spray enamel. This also has the advantage of being obvious when your enamel starts to wear off. If you see shiny spots on your mini, it's time to recoat.
u/organic_meatbag · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting
  1. Wrap the LED strip around the plastic container to this effect: . Make sure you wrap so that the power cable connector will be at the bottom of the container. Make sure you secure the beginning and the end of the LED strip to container with a piece of tape.

  2. Wrap the LED'd container with aluminum foil - shiny side facing inward. Lay out a long piece of foil on the floor, shiny side facing up, just enough to cover the container's length once. Secure the beginning of the foil piece with a piece of tape, and then secure the end of the foil. Try to wrap without causing creases in the foil, keeping the foil as shiny and smooth as possible. Make sure your power cable plug in point is popping out and able to be plugged in.

  3. Secure a piece of foil to the base, shiny side facing inward.

  4. Secure a piece of foil to the lid, shiny side inward. Take a piece of tape and make a 2-sticky-sided loop to secure the foil. Make sure the foil is not interfering with the lid's ability to securely close.

  5. Wrap the whole thing with your gorilla or duct tape. Make sure your power cable plug-in point is popping out and able to be plugged in.

u/bakedtateO · 3 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Tenacious


u/OMGSpaghettiisawesom · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

This one

Benchmade was out of my price range, so I went with Spyderco.

u/Tarschbarg · 3 pointsr/videos

Mora companion is alot of bang for the buck.

u/Kayanota · 3 pointsr/knives

If you are looking for a knife, head over to a site like this and just check out their sale/clearance blades. I linked to a stainless steel one that has a good shape for cleaning fish.

If he really is a knife guy, then he will have personal preferences, so a blade might not be the best.

I would suggest picking up a Mora HD Companion (~$20 with sheath) which is my all time favorite outdoor blade. A Custom Strop (~$45) there are a lot of custom makers of those here (see other comments) and a sharpening system (If he doesn't have one, a Lansky is an excellent field sharpener for ~$40, otherwise a 1k/6k stone for ~$30. )

u/Dogwithrabiez · 3 pointsr/mallninjashit

Let's see...

Kershaw Camp. Great kukri style blade on a budget that performs excellently.

Kershaw Cryo. Hinderer design for a cheap price! Small blade, but feels big in the hand. The Cryo 2, the larger version, will be coming out soon.

Moras. 1095 carbon steel, strong and used to do a lot of good things in the woods. Very tough, very sharp, very cheap.

At higher prices, the BK2

And of course, the tried and true classic Kabar

A few to get you started, though, with knives, you generally get what you pay for. Generally, you'll want to figure out exactly what you want in knives, especially in how you use them to find the best deals and blades.

Collecting knives is an expensive habit that ends up going into 500 dollars knives and 1k customs. ;) Budget and collecting don't mix!

u/BabiesSmell · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Have you seen the price on some of the "specialist" versions? They're outrageous.

Here's two almost identical blades, but the "bushcraft" has a blackened finish and different handle for 3x the price. Any of the moras besides the standard old versions are all overpriced from what I've seen.

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 0.125/4.1-Inch

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Black Tactical Knife with 0.125/4.3-Inch Carbon Steel Blade and Plastic Sheath

u/koolaidman04 · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

Mora, Mora, and then another Mora. You can find the Heavy Duty carbon steel version for 15 dollars if you watch for deals. Seriously. Why even bother sharpening them, at that price they are almost disposable. But then there's the fact that they are great knives, so yeah sharpen that thing and use it forever.

If you don't like it, or want something different then you are only out $15. It's not a matter of why, but why not.

u/gonzolahst · 3 pointsr/knives

So get this and this, that's way under your budget. I got the two-pounder and I love it.

u/zgh5002 · 3 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Cryo 2. Decent multi-purpose knife. Good value. Won't beat yourself up over it if you damage it. Plus it looks sexy.

u/RustedTerrorist · 3 pointsr/EDC

Kershaw Cyro II

Olight S15 Baton

Both end up being under $100 USD and both quality items.

u/s18m · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

This is the old Mora Bushcraft Black.

I bought this from Amazon for $45, now it's $52. The new one comes with a firesteel and a holder attached to the sheath, and even that costs $66.

u/MordIV · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I really like my mora with the fire steel on the sheath. Amazon shows its for $65 now, but I think it's cheaper at times. Mine was a gift for Christmas that a buddy got me and I think it was on a great sale. Super sharp, thick enough blade for prepping fire wood and shaving kindling.

I ended up getting a tek-lok from blade tech to attach the knife to my belt more securely.

Of course the $15 moras are a super great deal too. Heck, get a thicker one for your fire wood needs and a smaller one for your carving desires.

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, Black

u/Gullex · 3 pointsr/Survival

$150 is plenty of budget for a good knife. This one is just slightly over that budget but will last you the rest of your life. It's kind of my dream survival knife.

The Fallkniven F1 is very popular as well and right in your price range.

Currently I use this knife which is also very good.

If you want to go a little less expensive still, Becker makes some good ones such as the Bk16. I know the Becker doesn't look anything like "hand made", but I have the BK2- I used paint remover to take the black coating off the blade, replaced the plastic handles with micarta and stained it to look more like wood, and built a leather sheath for it. It's a beautiful knife now. Too bad it's so goddamn heavy.

You could also go with something like the Mora bushcraft. I have that one also, very decent knife.

You could even just get a regular Mora or a Condor bushlore which are even more economical options.

u/Stormrider001 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Got a blade material are you looking for? (stainless steel or carbon)

Blade profile? (drop point, tanto, spear, clip)

Blade grind? (Flat, Saber, Scandinavian, or Hollow)

Off the top of my head:

Becker BK16 - flat 1095Cro-Van

Esee Camp Lore PR-4 - Saber 1095

Esee 4P - flat 1095

Esee Izula - flat 1095

Morakniv Bush Crafter - Scandinavian 1095

Morakniv Garberg - Scandinavian 14C28N

Cold Steel Master Hunter - Flat VG1 in San Mai


FYI The ESEE brand has perhaps the best lifetime warranty of fixed blades. Return and they will replace with no questions asked policy. It is also transferable so they do tend to keep their value over time. Tactical Intent is a verified seller on amazon. At that price range you can get a pretty great knife.

Hope this helps!

u/HoboJared · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I spend a lot of time in the woods and have been very happy wth this one look at reviews around the web. The price is also great. Here is a good review

u/MyNameIsAdam · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Nice man, both your kits are pretty solid. I'm at work so I can't be as thorough as I would like but here are a few ideas that stood out.

1/8" Pad: Drop it, cut two panels off your zlite to use as the frame and then just pull them out the pack to use at night to sleep. I did this all summer with my KS50 and it worked great. You'll need to cut a little bit off the width for it to fit, but it's minimal and not noticeable when sleeping.

Headlamps: There are much lighter headlamp options and many prefer flashlights for night hiking to bring the light closer to waist level and elongate the shadows. You can also clip them to a brim of a hat for hands free use around camp. A little thrunite ti3 would be a good bet if you don't plan on much night hiking, or a Nitecore Tip 2017 for night hiking.

Knife: The Victorinox Classic SD only weighs 22grams or if all you need is a knife check out Spyderco Ladybug at 16grams. Avoid amazon for the ladybug, there are counterfeits going around i hear.

FAK: You could likely pair this down, mine only weighs 1.5oz

Houdini P/O: Seems unnecessary with the versalite? But I've never worn the Nano-Air Light Hoody, is the idea that the houdini would provide a breathable wind barrier when used in combination? I know this is a common strategy with fleece.

Kahtoola Micro Spikes: If we end up needing them this year I'm going to try Snowline Chainsen Light. Quite a bit lighter than microspikes.

On a side note, when do you start? I'm heading out on May 18th. Edit: Nevermind...somehow missed this in your post...maybe I'll see you all in Oregon or Washington! I'm targeting a late August finish.

u/aRealLivePerson · 2 pointsr/AppalachianTrail

IMO, it's worth investing $12 in a Swiss Army knife. The one you chose looks to me like it'll break fairly easily, but I haven't used exactly that one so I can't be sure.

I dunno if that's all the food you're taking, but you might consider adding some variety. I'd get pretty sick of that diet after a day of it, but maybe you're not so picky.

I'd be interested to hear how that pack holds up! The gear snob in me says there's gotta be a reason why good packs cost $250, but the starving college student in me is more willing to compromise.

u/TheophilusOmega · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I"m assuming that you will be going soon, say the next month or so, time of year counts, but I'll assume it's soon.

Your tent is a little "meh." it'll work but it might not last so long; especially take core of the poles, they beak easily. Also the cheapo tent stakes that come with the tent are going to bend and you will curse them every time you set up your tent. Pick up some like these and they will serve you well. (Personally I hate using tents; they are hassles to set up and take down, and generally not pleasant to sleep in. If you can help it try sleeping under the stars and see if that suits you.)

You might find your sleeping bag to be a bit chilly, I'd recommend a 20 degree bag with a hood. I know it won't get that cold but the degree ratings are quite exaggerated so 20 degrees is really more suitable for 50 degrees. If you don't want to spend more money on a bag, make sure you have warm clothes and a good fitting beanie.

Air mattresses are fine, just take care to feel out for thorns or anything that might puncture it. Also you might want a blanket or something in between you and the mattress because it will suck out the heat from underneath you if you don't have some insulation.

You should have a tarp or footprint to put your tent on to protect it and the air mattress from punctures, it's worth it. The tarp you have should be fine (maybe doubled over if its thin), but a footprint will be more convenient.

For $15 that stove is a great deal, buy it if it still works fine. It runs off of white gas AKA "camp fuel", which you can find at many grocery stores, gas stations, any place with a sporting goods section, and many stores near popular camping areas. Finding white gas is not really an issue.

Don't buy matches, just get 2 or 3 Bic lighters. Really you should learn to make a fire using only your lighter, make that your goal each night. In a pinch my favorite fire starter is one you can make at home before your trip. Get an old egg carton and stuff each cup with cotton balls or dryer lint. then pour melted candle wax into each cup until about 90% full. Let the carton harden then pack it away. To use it rip off one cup and light the cardboard edge, you will have a strong flame for about 15 minutes.

Don't buy a filter. Water will be easy to come by at most campsites, but not all of them have a tap so make sure to bring along a few extra gallons just in case.

Lanterns produce almost no usable light, save your money and stick with the headlamp. Also that headlamp is excellent I highly recommend it. Protip: leave it around your neck like a necklace when you sleep then it's easy to find in the middle of the night.

I have a lot of experience with wilderness medicine and those pre-made kits are mostly worthless, you are much better off making your own kit.

I Recommend:

  • 2-3 Rolls Athletic Tape - This works for making bandages and splints, covering blisters, cuts, burns, ect.
  • Small Bottle of Ibuprofen (Advil) - Pain reliever, and muscle relaxant that aids in the recovery and prevention of injuries
  • 1-2 Ace bandages - Makes bandages, splints, and slings
  • Duct Tape - General purpose item
  • Roll Gauze - For major injuries with significant bleeding
  • Individually Wrapped Antihistamine (Benadryl) Tablets - Optional if you don't have allergies
  • Bic Lighter - Sterilizes metal instruments
  • Mini Swiss Army Knife - Excellent scissors and tweezers for minor injuries, sterilize with a flame before each use
  • Sunscreen - Don't want to get burned
  • Triple Antibiotic (Neosporin) - Ward off infection of open wounds, do not apply directly to the cut but rather around like a defensive wall
  • Alcohol Prep Pads - Cleans and sterilizes open wounds before dressing
  • Add Any Prescription Meds / Regularly Taken Medicines - Inhaler, insulin, Epi-Pen, ect.
  • Add Anything That Makes You Feel Better Knowing You Have It - eg snake bite kits, aspirin, SAM splint, burn gel

    Chair looks comfy, get one you like with at least 1 cupholder

    A good knife makes a great survival tool and is just generally a useful item, check here every few days for a good deal on high quality knives. Multi tools are great to have around camp but an inexpensive set of tools would be much better for your situation. If you want a true multi-tool this one is good quality and a fair price.

u/mornsbarstool · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Assuming you don't have a bunch of pre-sawn logs just hanging around, a folding saw is the answer. I bought a Bahco Laplander a while back and every single time I use it I fall in love with it. I've gathered camp firewood for years, but this just changes the entire game. It's like a goddamned bandsaw, and I'm the motor. It's beyond belief. Get one. Also, it weighs a fraction of what an axe does.

u/Showdo · 2 pointsr/knives

The saw and axe are a good idea, though if this is something you'd see yourself doing quite often I think investing in a Wetterlings or Gransfors Bruks axe could be a good idea. You can get a small/medium sized axe and Bahco Laplander for under £100.

Knife wise, possibly something like a Becker Bk7, or if you're willing to go a bit over the £100 a Becker Bk9 or a Spec Plus SP-50 Gen II, heavy knives which are good for chopping. Possibly the Cold Steel Recon Scout if you're willing to go further over £100.

u/Fuckenjames · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I'm not a folding saw guy, but if this is the saw you're talking about I don't see why you'd want to save just $10 with a product you're not familiar with. Doesn't seem like enough of a value over the one you know will be good.

u/lamarkia · 2 pointsr/Survival

I have a Gerber multi-tool Suspension GE22-41471. I like it but it's pretty heavy for its size and, as others have said, you don't need half the tools in the wilderness.

Go Outdoors have a selection. Might be cheaper on Amazon.

I have a folding saw which is light.

You could try a wire saw. I haven't tried one myself.

I find my folding trowel very useful.

Don't get this trowel - it's flimsy

I also have a bushcraft knife. I'm not sure it's legal to carry around (UK) all the time but I think it's ok if you're using it while camping etc. (better check if you do buy a knife).

u/Vanq86 · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

First I'd make sure you both have all the clothing and footwear you need to be comfortable and the things you'd need for an urban day out (pack, water bottle, some snacks, etc.). Nothing ruins a day like an unexpected blister / rain shower that causes a chill / burned hand from a fire.

After that I'd consider basic survival needs and comforts that might be different in the woods. A small survival kit (and the knowledge required to use it), toilet paper, bug spray, gloves to protect your hands from heat and thorns, a tarp (which you already say you have) to escape the sun or rain, etc.. One suggestion I have that I don't see mentioned often is a lightweight foam kneeling pad. You can get them at the dollar stores in the gardening section usually and for the negligible weight and space they're worth having in my opinion. They are great for kneeling on (obviously), which you'll be doing a lot when practicing bushcraft skills like fire making, and they make a huge difference for the backside when sitting on ground / logs / rocks that are hard / wet / dirty.

With comfort and survival covered you can look at the real 'tools' of bushcraft. The most important thing, in my opinion, is a good knife for each of you. Soooo many projects / skills that are considered 'bushcraft' require / are made easier when you have a decent knife. You don't need to spend a lot (a Mora Companion is a great choice for under 10 dollars), just be sure to do your homework before spending money so you don't end up with something that looks cool but isn't practical for your bushcraft needs.

Beyond the knife I won't go into details about the rest of my suggestions but I think you'll find reasoning behind them fairly self-evident. I've been bushcrafting / camping / hunting for the better part of 2 decades now and all items I list below are all ones that I've personally used many, many times and wouldn't recommend if I didn't find them awesome and reliable. If you look into them further I think you'll find most / all are considered the best 'bang for your buck' option in their given class.

Mora Companion fixed blade knife - carbon or stainless doesn't matter, both are great: ~$12-15

Nalgene leak-proof water bottle - The cheaper HDPE bottle is actually better believe it or not: ~$5-8

Bahco Laplander folding saw - Silky saws are worth the upgrade price in my opinion but are definitely just a 'nice to have', considering Bahcos can't be beat for the price / function / reliability: ~$20-25

Sawyer Mini water filter - filters twice as good as the LifeStraw (0.1 vs 0.2 microns), lasts 10 times longer (100k vs 1k gallons), is much more versatile (you can screw the Sawyer onto a 2 litre coke bottle), and costs less to boot: ~$19

Fiskars X7 hatchet - I know you already have one bust I figured I'd mention it. For a bombproof, light weight, made in Finland hatchet it can't be beat for the price: ~$20-25

Tramontina 18" machete - great balance and blade, just sand or wrap the handle in some tape if yours isn't finished perfectly to avoid potential blisters (this is also where good gloves come in) - ~$15-18

u/rayvenbushcraft · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I’d take a good full-tang knife (though a Morakniv is always a good, cheap choice ) and a folding pocket saw (I use the Bahco Laplander ), as most wood needed can be easily processed with the saw and batoned with the knife.

Some sort of fire-starting implement.. ferry rod is an easy choice if you are in an area where you can access quality tinder, and you can always bring some char cloth or other tinder type with you.

u/DevonWeeks · 2 pointsr/knives

If you're looking to do bushcraft tasks, it'd be better for you to get a knife, saw, and a hatchet so you have all the tools you need for manipulating wood and natural cordage. If you're trying to stay under $100, I'd recommend...

Knife - Mora Bushcraft Black

Saw - Bahco Laplander

Axe/Hatchet - Cold Steel Trail Boss

This will bring you in right at 100 dollars I think and give you a great starting set of tools for bush/field-craft.

There are other options in each of these categories that could combine to keep you under 100. I can list some of those, too, if these don't meet your needs. But, this will definitely do any bushcraft task you can think of.

If you do get the Cold Steel Trail Boss, take some time and thin the cheeks a bit and put a bit of a thinner convex edge on it. You'll be shocked at the results. Trust me.

u/All-Consuming-Fire · 2 pointsr/MTB

Those chains work but just barely. One of these will cut it down 10x faster.

u/Sardine_Sandwich · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

I sometimes take a Bahco Laplander with me, I use this saw a lot at home and on camping trips, it's a perfect size for me to carry around in the field or on my canoe or kayak.

u/thelastboyscout007 · 2 pointsr/preppers

Becker BK22 - This knife is a freakin beast. I've batoned 4in thick hardwood logs with this badboy with no problems and it still held its edge. And at 1/4 thick you could pry open a car door with it if needed.

Sawer Mini Water Filter

Mountain House Meals - Lightweight long storage and taste great.

Laplander Folding Saw

u/MrrrrSparrrrkle · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

For about the same weight, I highly recommend the Bacho laplander folding saw.

It has worked much better than any hatchet I have used and is much easier to carry.

u/HamwiseVonTossington · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Bahco Laplander is a badass folding saw and currently $25.

u/firsttimebowyer · 2 pointsr/Survival

I plan on bringing this saw and although that's a neat way of bringing a saw I don't really see why I wouldn't just strap the aluminum handle for the bow saw on my bag if I were going to bring one. The aluminum handle is light strong and takes much less effort to set the saw up. But in a pinch that would be a good backup if the handle somehow broke

u/Robin_Hood-Rat · 2 pointsr/knives

Can't go wrong with an Ontario Rat1. Best to keep your knife and saw separate. Just get a handy folding saw. They are light and so nifty

u/sparkyman215 · 2 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

A good knife. Kershaw stainless steel ones are the best, they aren't cheap when it comes to knives but they last forever (unless you lose it). Carry it in your pocket and make it a habit.
PS: I use a Kershaw 1660

u/slowwburnn · 2 pointsr/knives

For cheap assisted knives, Kershaw is the way to go. You can get an OSO sweet under $20, or a cryo under $25, both of which are popular around here in their price range. If you have a little more to spend, the Leek is a great choice.

u/ethanzh · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Tenacious looks good for the price.

So now I'm down to 3 I would like to choose from,

  • Kershaw Cyro

  • Kershaw Leek

  • and the Spyderco Tenacious

    So I think I might be leaning towards the Leek, except for what you said about the thin steel. Will that be a major issue? The Tenacious looks good, only thing is that it doesn't have to spring loaded opening, which is something I didn't really know I wanted until now. Then there's the Cyro, which has a slightly smaller blade (1/4 of an inch shorter), but it also has the spring loaded system, only thing is it doesn't look as simplistic as the Leek, but I think I can get over that. Which would you recommend of the Cyro and the Leek which I've posted? Because I realize there are different variations of each knife, but if I get either, I will be getting the ones I've linked to. Thanks.
u/OoogaOoogaYoink · 2 pointsr/knives

I'll give you some options here instead of just one choice.

This CRKT is a wonderful tool.

If you'd like another Spyderco you can't go wrong with a Dragonfly or a Centofante III.

If you've never got a Kershaw they're killer knives for the price. The Leek is a great introduction.

Or, you could buy 2 knives with your fifty. Ontario's RAT I and RAT II are some sweet knives.

Depending on your taste. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these knives.

u/7thton · 2 pointsr/knives

For day to day stuff, I think a folding knife is more than enough. Multitools are heavy and I wouldn't want to have to lug it around all day on my belt or in my pocket.

As far as recommendations go, you can buy a very nice folding knife for under 50. A lot of people here are going to recommend Spyderco knives, but keep in mind that they are much bigger than other folders in terms of height. (To be more clear, they are not heavier than other knives or necessarily have a longer or thicker blade or handle, but the blades are very wide and that translates to it taking much more room in your pocket.)

I would reccomend a Buck Nobleman. It is nothing fancy, but it has a nice wide blade, comes sharp, has a sturdy liner lock, and a good clip. You can remove the clip is you want. In my opinion, it is the best knife you can buy for 20 bucks.

I can also recommend the Kershaw Leek (this is an assisted opening knife, so research whether or not that is something you'd like) and the Kershaw Skyline.

If you want to spend a little more on a knife that will likely last you forever, from a company that has great customer service, I can recommend a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian.

u/N3DD3L · 2 pointsr/knives

Or one of my favorites because it's less bulky and can be swiftly opened one hand

Kershaw Leek

u/inertialfall · 2 pointsr/Skookum

Kershaw Leek is my EDC. It's good, sharp, easy to resharpen, and cheap like borsch

It's also spring loaded cam-over with a lock. It's not technically a switchblade so it's even legal in california.

The belt clip is reversible and I always reverse mine and the ones I buy for other people because the knife feels backward or up-side-down in the factory position.

I've had mine for over 10 years and I can't find anything I like better.

u/BalancedEdge · 2 pointsr/knives

All of these knives I'm linking to the amazon price which is much cheaper. The MSRP's are either in the 50-65 range, or the Amazon price is in the 50-65 range and the MSRP is much higher.

Kershaw Leek

CRKT Swindle

Spyderco Cricket

Cold Steel Code 4 Spearpoint

Cold Steel Code 4 Tanto

u/Dionysiokolax · 2 pointsr/KnifeDeals
u/joemamalikesit · 2 pointsr/knives

the leek is prone to that problem from what i've gathered. i might suggest you re-profile it or get a different kershaw. i'd recommend the blur. it's a bigger and more capable knife imo. check it out next trip to walmart. i think youll like it.

u/ISupportYourViews · 2 pointsr/news
u/ALeapAtTheWheel · 2 pointsr/knives

This answer assumes 1) you want a few knives to cover different uses and 2) you can dig in the couch cushions for $3.53 or you can wait for Amazon's prices to fluctuate just a little bit. The price on the Kershaw jumped $3 just while I am typing this up...

EDC: Kershaw Blur, $54.17. I'm a little goofy, and I like the serrated tanto even though it looks like ass. I assume for most people, they'd prefer the straight blade. I've had one for a few years, and it works great. Just the right size, comfortable grippy handle, and I love the opening mechanism.

Camping knife: Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, $36.41. The QA on fit and finish is apparently an issue with this company, but I didn't notice any problem on mine. It's not going to win a beauty competition, but its a hard worker. One of the comments on Amazon says it's the AK-47 of the knife world. I'm inclined to agree.

Inconspicuous Folder: Opinel #8, $12.95. I don't actually own one of these, so caveat emptor, but they come highly recommended by the hive mind. It's a classy looking folder that you could carry around in your suit's jacket pocket or your briefcase.

u/Neuvost · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

You can buy fancy cases, but simple screw/art/tackle boxes are fine too. I've seen people pay hundreds for fancy bags and foam trays, when really, if something broke, it'd be waaay cheaper to just replace it. I have a big multi-section box for all my stuff, and a Star Wars lunchbox I use on the go, but different storage solutions work for different people!

u/Zefirus · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

Got a plano 5231. It's nice for all of the tokens and whatnot. Can also fit a larger ship or two if you wanted.

It's this thing.

u/Tyronis · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

When I was bringing more then a couple lists:
Plano Molding 5231 Double Cover Stow N Go Organizer, Porsche Red

Nowadays I try to bring only one or two (oaky I can cram like 4 or 5 by stacking) and I use a Feldherr MINI PLUS Case for X-Wing Scum and Villainy, Star Ships and Slave 1

They were on sale for $18 a while back, my guess is they'll have new bags and foam out soon for 2e.

u/heyyouyeahyou12 · 2 pointsr/boardgames

I am using this one:

It holds quite a bit. The top section has all the tokens and the bottom has a millennium falcon and a slave one, plus about 20 models. I could probably organize it to fit more though. I really like the all-in-one aspect. A solid choice I think. :)

u/Tervlon · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

The Plano 5231 is where I would start. I have several that I keep mine in (my collection is rather large). The top section will accommodate all the ship tokens, the gameplay tokens and templates & obstacles. The inside will easily fit all that you have along with the dials and damage deck with plenty of room to spare. I am storing complete conversion kit cardboard and a majority of the small ships in the boxes. Adding a bunch of large ships to the collection may present an issue eventually, but you can fit a YT-1300 + another large ship without issues. The Ghost does not fit in the box unfortunately.

Edit: The prices on Amazon for the red plano are not great right now though.

The HDX interlocking series is pretty great, too. The containers lock together making it easy to add to the collection as needed and they are easy to carry. These can accommodate the bigger ships like the Ghost, too. maybe go with this. The price is good, too.


u/Sir_Prancelot_ · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG
u/TychoSean · 2 pointsr/boardgames

The one I'm thinking of was much bigger as he had done away with the box completely. More like THIS. Some of the pics in the product link are gaming related...

u/timmyisme22 · 2 pointsr/Tools

Nice one mate. They should have those Plano's on Amazon for $25. Just picked up 2 clearance at Kmart for $7.50 though, so try your local one if you have one.

Also, nice stuff.

u/flash42 · 2 pointsr/boardgames

Try the Plano 5231. Amazon just had them on sale for $6.99, but I'm not sure if that's still active.

Edit: Just checked. They're now $9.99 on Prime.

u/HerbertTarlek · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I use single-sided Plano Stow-n-Go Organizers to store all my electronics parts.

u/FogRaker_One · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

Check out this post:

I use a tackle box with Willli's Micro hangers:

These Plano boxes are very common (and on clearance):

u/princesstelephone · 2 pointsr/somethingimade

Probably an Xacto Knife.

u/EvilGreenDevil · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

an x-acto knife works wonders when trying to cut rounded edges

u/ethandscott · 2 pointsr/DIY

I printed the giraffe on two sheets of 11x17" paper and taped them together (as seen in some of the other pictures for keeping track of pieces).

I then used a knife (similar to this one) to carefully cut out the triangles and leave the gaps... I messed up a few times and had to tape the map together.

u/73eyeballs · 2 pointsr/learntodraw

I use a small x-acto blade to sharpen pencils. Like this

Just hold it over a trash can and shave away.

u/FlyingSMonster · 2 pointsr/modelmakers

This is the only basic tool set I know of.

That said, I would recommend getting a nice spruce cutter:

X-acto knifes are essential, such as the #2 large blade which is probably the most essential tool you will need.

Other miscellaneous tools you should get: Q-tips, fine and regular for cleaning tools, weathering with pigments, etc. Fine-tipped tweezers are also very useful. I recommend using Tamiya's extra thin cement, as well as regular cyanoadhesives for painted parts on your model. You will also definitely want some sanding tools, I recommend going to the Dollar Tree or w/e and getting a bunch of medium and fine nail filing sticks. They are cheap and work excellent on models. Tamiya also makes a line of very fine grit sandpaper (1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 2500, etc.) that can make a nice polished surface, as well as sand down thick paint.

u/UltraSPARC · 2 pointsr/BitcoinMining

Correct. I just did this in a 1x slot for an actual card and it worked great. Buy an x-acto knife. I bought this one on amazon and it works great! Took about 2 minutes to cut the back tab off...

u/JustASleepyLemur · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you're willing to spend $5 more, the Ontario Rat 1 in AUS-8 steel is an incredible value. It's a really impressive little folder for the price.

u/CommanderCooper · 2 pointsr/EDC

Try doing some more research before criticizing the choices of others. Gerber makes some good knives and some shit knives. BG falls under the category of shit knives.

A good example of a much higher quality knife with a much more reasonable price is the Ontario RAT 1. Better steel, better build quality, better price, better knife.

u/ElectricLamp · 2 pointsr/knives

They're both in 8cr13mov and people really underestimate them for it. It's actually a very easily maintained steel but watch out for the Clash and its bead blasted finish; it'll rust on you easily. The Freefall is stonewashed so you won't have that problem.

Honestly I'd probably prefer a [kershaw chill](] in that range for its blade geometry. It's mostly flat ground and it will make for noticeably better slicing capability. (even though it is also bead blasted)

Otherwise it'd be good to pony up ten more bucks and get a Rat II

u/hahahahathisguy · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

> Ontario RAT1

to be clear, this knife? i kind of wanted a flipper with the little edge that you push down with your index finger. i've liked using those. does this RAT open by flicking your wrist?

u/optional_downvote · 2 pointsr/knives

If you like kershaw you can get a blur with S30v steel for around 65$ on amazon if you still want a kershaw. I've never been too impresed with them since I find their build quality to be lacking. They seem to have an excessive amount of blade play and use average quality steels in most of their knives. The a premium steel that can hold a razor sharp working edge. The spyderco delica/endura line is also a great knife. They have full flat ground blades that come razor sharp from the factory with absolutlely no blade play. I personally carry a green delica as one of my edc knives. The dragonfly is also great if you want a knife that dissapears on your person. it is a featherweight knife, that cuts and handles like a much larger knife.

If you are looking for a knife that can take an absolutely harsh beating, I would have to reccomend an Ontario RAT 1 or 2 depending on you size preference. They are a bit heavy in hand compared to other knives it size, but perform just as good as any of my spydercos. It is also on the cheaper side at around 25$.

The benchmades are also a good choice, but I would also reccomend the benchmade mini-presidio.

Anyways, I thought I might as well just post some links to them:

S30v Kershaw Blur

Benchmade Mini Presidio

[Benchmade Griptillian] (

Benchmade Mini Griptillian (I prefer thumb hole openers, but both griptillians also are offered with combo edges and thumb studs.)

Spyderco Dragonfly

Spyderco Delica

Spyderco Endura

Ontario RAT 1

Ontario RAT 2

u/Rocket_Puppy · 2 pointsr/EDC

What do you use the Skeletool most for?

If you use the knife on it constantly and daily, then yeah, get a good knife. If the stuff that you do cut makes you nervous with the Skeletool then definitely get a dedicated knife.

If you use the bit driver or pliers on the Skeletool the most then you probably don't need to carry a dedicated knife.

Give the Sage 5 a good look as well if you are considering the Para3. I'd also strongly recommend finding a Spyderco/Benchmade/Zero Tolerance dealer and fondling a bunch of knives before making a decision on which knife to buy.

If you have never carried a dedicated knife before it would be a good idea to buy a cheaper knife or two before spending $100+ on a knife.

Could try something like the Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2:

The Ontario Rat I/II

Kershaw Cryo

CRKT Squid

Try some under $30 knives, pick one that looks like something you would like to carry, and pick something that is dang near the polar opposite. It will let you know what you like in a knife much cheaper. Differences in blade size, blade shape, handle shape and how they are used might change your opinion on what you think you need in a knife after using a dedicated knife for awhile. After that you can make a truly informed decision on a high-end knife.

u/DOODLINGwithWORDS · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

i just bought a few ~25 dollar knives and ended up liking the ontario rat 2 the best.

comes highly recommended in /r/knifeclub

u/Burkules · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ontario RAT 1 - great knife with great reviews: full 5 stars on 149 reviews.

I just bought one myself and am very impressed with it. Rock solid with great blade steel (AUS 8) with a Rockwell C hardness around 56.

u/wittlepup · 2 pointsr/knives

Victornox makes pretty dang good knives at a great price. I would also recommend the RAT 1 as a great, incredibly solid knife. It is, however, a rather heavy duty knife, so if you are looking for something a little lighter I'd recommend browsing THIS budget knife list for one you like best.

u/runamoc · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I am a Kershaw fan for sure. However, for that price point, I can make no higher recommendation than the Ontario Rat 1
It has a larger blade of similar if not better quality and is a beast of a deal.

u/zootphen · 2 pointsr/knives

This is a popular "gets the job done" knife.
Very sturdy lil dude.

u/CorrectionCompulsion · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

You should pick up a few high value knives for the money. Here are a few that are worth way more than their price tag:

Mora Companion - this blade is incredibly useful for camp tasks and bushcraft projects, very strong even though it's not full tang (I've never heard of one breaking).

Ontario RAT Model 1 - This is one of the best folders I've used, at any price. For $26 you won't find a better knife.

Utilitac 2 - This knife comes in a ton of different styles, made by Ontario like the RAT, and of equally high quality. These knives are built like tanks, and can take abuse.

Schrade SCHF9 - Unlike the Mora, this knife is a huge chunk of steel. I doubt you could break it with a hammer to be honest, so if you're tastes run towards the bigger camp knife, this is it.

u/profstophouse · 2 pointsr/Fishing

bump. this guy knows his knives. i kept loosing my knives at airports, so went with a cheaper, but SUPER quality knife, ontario rat:

u/Peoples_Bropublic · 2 pointsr/knives

How about a Kershaw Cryo ($25)?

For a bit more money, there's a Kersahw Blur with S30V, but the blade is a touch too long.

u/HimTiser · 2 pointsr/guns

I never leave home without my Blur, I found it to be the best knife for the money. They are built like tanks, the opening assist is really nice, and the blade shape is ideal for me.

u/Tinyjay · 2 pointsr/knives

First "real" (by real I mean name-branded) knife I purchased: The Kershaw Chill
A bit of a stronger blade "upgrade": The Tenacious by Spyderco.
The next one I plan to buy: Kershaw Blur

I really like Kershaw for quality. Just my $.02 to help give you an idea of what's out there.

edit: formatting

u/conrthomas · 2 pointsr/knives

Just throwing in my opinion, I own a Kershaw Blur S30V. It's an assisted open and the action is extremely smooth. The factory edge is wonderful, and S30V holds an edge like a champ. I would highly recommend it.

u/ubuwalker31 · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

As I am sure you have discovered, there are lots of opinions out there for what constitutes "the best general purpose camping knife".

Quite honestly, almost any type of blade can be used for most camping chores, including a simple razor blade...

But you aren't just looking for a razor are looking for a knife that looks "outdoorsy" or "tactical" that can stand up to harsh treatment that you could maul a bear with if necessary.

So, my advice is to go to an outdoor store that specializes in camping, hunting or fishing (not a walmart). Pick up some of the knives behind the glass. See if they feel good in your hand. Does it seem sturdy to you? Ask yourself if you are willing to carry it all day in your pocket while camping or hiking. Is it sharp? Is it in your price range?

Then, don't buy it. Do some more research on a website like Read what the knife nuts are carrying into the woods with them. Learn that people are obsessed with the actual shape of a blade and the steel that it is made from (stainless vs carbon, powdered super steels vs 440C, plain blade or serrated). Watch videos on durability and cutting.

Then have an epiphany that you don't really just want a camping want an every day carry knife that you can use while camping or at work or where ever.

Then, buy the knife of your dreams on Amazon or a reputable website.

Edit: I EDC a Kershaw Blur Knife with a plain non-serrated S30V Steel blade.

u/JimmyJuice · 2 pointsr/knives

I wouldn't limit myself to just metal handled folders, because most quality knives use metal liners with some sort of plastic scales such as G10 or FRN. They are very strong and give you a nice grip if the texturing is done right.

In that price range, and NOT a plastic handle, check out the Kershaw Blur S30V. It has Aluminum handles with grippy inserts and a sexy stonewashed S30V blade. It is on the larger side of EDC knives, but it is very thin and feels great carrying.

If you want to step outside your love of metal handles, I would recommend the following in that price range; Benchmade Mini-Griptilian(556), or regular Griptilian(551) if you want something bigger. Spyderco Delica FFG, or Endura if you want something bigger.

u/Stealthylols · 2 pointsr/knives

You could look at the Kershaw Blur or the Buck Vantage. The Kershaw is an assisted open which is nice, and the buck is a flipper. Although i will tell you i bought a Benchmade 940 a few weeks ago and I absolutely it.

u/pussifer · 2 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Blur?

The only thing is that the pocket clip locations (there are 2) are only on one side of the knife. Should still be very workable for left-side carry and use, as it has ramped thumbstuds on either side. The Kershaw Speedsafe assisted-opening is really pretty great, and easy to remove if you so desire (as I have done). I have no problem opening or using the knife with either hand. And they're pretty reasonably priced. I have the one I linked, and it's been a great EDC knife. Blade length is ~3.5" of usable edge.

u/orogeny · 2 pointsr/DIY

Check your local laws on knife size. A lot of states and even some municipalities ban blades over 3 inches for carrying around concealed in your jeans pocket.

I sub to /r/knives and yeah, it is a scary part of the hivemind a lot of the time. Baseless brand loyalty and inane comments daily I'm not really sure about the fetish for wrapping knives they have at the moment. I personally carry a Benchmade on my person daily. Its a utility knife and I am not afraid to beat it up. The shape is good for a variety of tasks I encounter on a daily basis, box cutting, rope cutting, cutting fruit, punching through drywall when running cables, opening things, and the handle subs as a nice bottle opener.

Find a knife that you like the blade shape for your general applications and that fits well in your hand. As far as steel goes, you will want stainless for low maintenance. Carbon steels are great but upkeep on a daily carry can get rough. There are many locking technologies but you want to be sure you get a good one as having a folder collapse on your hand is not a fun thought. I personally like a lot that Spyderco offers, as well as Kershaw. Benchmades Axis lock inspires confidence that the blade wont snap out of place. I had to downsize from a Kershaw I was using when my state passed a law banning knives over 3 inches long or with assisted opening. You really cant go wrong with Spyder, benchmade, or Kershaw. They all are built to last and while there are other better/higher priced knives, generally those are not suited to a DIY utility purpose.

A couple of suggestions before I leave...

Kershaw Blur-Good Value

Benchmade Rift-Axis Lock/Tough

Finding your perfect pocket knife can be as hard or as easy as you like. I see no reason you cant go to Gander Mountain/Cabelas and find one that suits you right. If money is no object like you say, try a few knives out. You wont know until you feel it in your hand.

u/SIKQAS · 2 pointsr/knives

I've had my Kershaw Blur for two years now and love it. I carry and use it every single day and it looks almost new. It's $25 more than your budget but it's worth it IMO.

u/GoldenBacon · 2 pointsr/knives

I think the kershaw blur is one of their greatest knives, I love it, it's sturdy and thick. I think it fits and feels great in the hand as well. The only downside is that it is very rust prone. If you want to get a Blur with better steel, you could get the S30V on Amazon.

u/murderbymodem · 2 pointsr/NJGuns

Personally, I avoid carrying a "knife". I always have a Gerber EAB with me. Since it uses replaceable utility blades, it'd be very hard for them to say it isn't appropriate for work. As a bonus you can actually use it to cut cardboard and tape without dulling and getting an expensive knife all nasty.

u/trillionsin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gerber Pocket Knife - Exchange A Blade

With Titanium edge blades

I already have this, so I wont ask for any gifting.

It's small/thin, has a strong clip. You can replace the blades very cheaply, or get expensive ones like I posted (Irwin 50 pack for 12.69 Prime is a cheaper higher quantity option)

u/spotter · 2 pointsr/Polska

To chyba tak nie działa. Towary z ograniczoną dystrybucją po prostu nie będą możliwe do zamówienia pod Twój adres. Na przykładzie Amazonu: rzeczy takie jak amerykańskie czasopisma, książki na rynek amerykański i inne przedmioty po prostu nie będą dostępne dla wybranego adresu docelowego, gdyż ich dystrybucja na terenie danego kraju nie jest prowadzona. I tyle.

u/pandorafalters · 2 pointsr/Tools
u/viking977 · 2 pointsr/Tools

Is this the one you want?

u/MadmanWithAHat · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/Demetrius3D · 2 pointsr/IDontWorkHereLady

Gerber EAB is the way to go.

u/cesarsucio · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/Dman222123222 · 2 pointsr/EDC

You might be interested in something like the Gerber EAB or Gerber EAB Lite for that utility blade. Both are pretty nice. Ironically, the EAB is lighter than the EAB Lite.

u/xmaxdamage · 2 pointsr/italy usa le lame dei raschietti e lo porto sempre nella tasca dei jeans, non occupa praticamente spazio. prima giravo con un serramanico ma mi sono reso conto che finivo per non usarlo mai perché spesso serve per fare cose che potrebbero rovinare la lama (non ho sbatti di mettermi a fare l'arrotino).

il victorinox è comodo per molte cose ma è più ingombrante e in caso di aggressione è una delle cose meno utili di cui disporre.

u/Teamster · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use one of these. Super lightweight, small, and uses replaceable blades. It's hardly the best looking knife out there, and I'm considering getting an Opinel, but the EAB is a simple, decent looking, highly effective utility knife. Certain perks to using a utility knife over a "normal" knife: easy to clean, cheap to replace blades, small profile.

u/McWatt · 2 pointsr/knives

Maybe a Leatherman Micra or a Swiss Army Knife. Or maybe this thing from Gerber.

u/kamspy · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Gerber makes a little folding utility razor holder thingy. It's like $8.

Very rarely when someone asks you for a knife are they actually planning on cutting something. It's usually prying or turning a flat head screw.

It's like at work when someone asks me for a flathead screw driver and they're holding a hammer, I just give them my little screwdriver sized pry bar.

u/pyrowopr · 2 pointsr/EDC

First off, many of these things are intentionally cheap, because I do tend to break and/or lose things, so... Here goes.
All have Amazon links, because that was what was easiest.


u/Virisenox_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

Kershaw and Spyderco are good relatively cheap brands. If it's for EDC, the Kershaw Skyline might be a good fit.

u/Sengura · 2 pointsr/knives

Twitch II is good.

So is the Skyline

But my favorite is still the Tenacious. What an awesome EDC knife that sucker is. The metal may not be the best, but it makes up for it in durability and it's so easy to sharpen. The knife is of excellent quality and for less than 30$. If you want a smaller blade, get the Persistence (I wouldn't, the Tenacious is the perfect size for me).

u/mavriksin · 2 pointsr/knives

I love my Kershaw Skyline. It opens incredibly quickly once you get used to the flipper, holds a good edge, and I have never once lost my grip on the handle. I would recommend this blade to anyone.

u/haidret · 2 pointsr/EDC

From left, clockwise: Moleskine notebook, glasses, 8 gig iTouch, BIC pen, keys with Swiss Tech multi tool minus the light, Timex expedition, Samsung piece-of-crap phone, Kershaw Skyline, picture sleeve from my wallet converted to cash and card holder.

u/mrtiro · 2 pointsr/EDC

Have you looked at the [Kershaw Skyline] ( It seems fit all of you criteria at $35.

u/NickLynch · 2 pointsr/guns

I had a Leek, but lost it. I replaced it with a Camilus Blaze, and was happy, but it was a bit fat. When I lost that one, I picked up a Kershaw Skyline (In December). It's now my favorite knife so far. It's not assisted, but it's very smooth. It's every bit as quick as my Leek and Blaze were. It has G10 handles, which I love, it's still sharp, despite my box cutting abuse for the last few months, and it's super light weight.

u/bly2425 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What kind of tasks do you perform with your knife mostly? Budget? If you can be more specific I can give more tailored recommendations, but for now the failsafe answer would be the Chris Reeve Sebenza, but it might be out of your budget range. For an entry level pocket knife that's understated and high quality, the Kershaw Skyline is your best bet.

u/blueriderbacks · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Just to add a few more that fall well under budget and are still awesome.

u/knowhatimsayin · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've been thinking about getting an edc pocket knife. Is the manix 2 really worth the extra 60 compared to something like this kershaw? I'm about to start researching myself, but you seem pretty knowledgeable.

u/ciridan · 2 pointsr/knives

I can't speak to the quality of the Ontario, but I made the switch to the Skyline from a SOG Flash II and the reduction in weight was great. I have the base Skyline in 14c28N and it's a workhorse for the size.

The flipper by itself is enough to warrant buying one.

u/teraquendya · 2 pointsr/knives

I got a Kershaw Skyline. Great knife. Opens with index finger too. Super light, very good grip and an excellent blade.

u/yertle_the_squirtle · 2 pointsr/knives

Have you ever tried flippers? The Kershaw Skyline
can be had for around 40 bucks and also has the incredible attention to detail find on the usa made Kershaws.

It's not assisted but it'll open just as easily with one finger and because there's no spring to push back it's also easier to close one handed.

u/ActualRealAccount · 2 pointsr/backpacking

I bicycle tour, but it is almost the same.

Kershaw Skyline awesome little knife for a great price!

u/hughmungus2016 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Kershaw Skyline i love it. Used it before i switched to Benchmade

u/ThatFatKidVince · 2 pointsr/offmychest

Same here, I carry my Kershaw Skyline with me wherever I go and it comes in handy at almost every day

u/Ltkeklulz · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Also, Kershaw Skyline for ~$40. It's my current EDC

u/saturday186 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Dandelion and burdock !!!

All of them are pretty hilarious but the first one on the second page shows the true qualities of this giant swiss army knife. Then just read the short one after that.


Also since nike foams were a pretty big thing back home, these reviews made me bust out laughing.

u/Bobbert_Flinton · 2 pointsr/funny

This one might actually be the original. Much funnier.

(See top comment in link.)

u/girmad · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/betheliquor · 2 pointsr/ar15

Check out the [Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife](Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant reviews.

u/zrizza · 2 pointsr/funny

Amazing. I love the Internet community. If you liked this you'll definitely enjoy the Amazon reveiws for the Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife. Oh, and also this banana slicer. I have both pages bookmarked for rainy days - the reviews are that funny.

u/Proxystarkilla · 2 pointsr/zelda

As a character he's so powerful, in the lore I mean. Hero of Time, Light, the Gods and all that. He has the Sword of Evil's Bane and banishes the evil Ganon and all that. For gameplay, he has tons, tons TONS of gear. Think Hoss Delgado, with all his different hand weapons was morphed with this. Hookshot, longshot, clawshot, Ocarina, Wind Waker, Spirit Flute, Master Sword, magic masks used for rituals that turn him into other races or a gigantic Link or the Fierce Deity Link, the Megaton Hammer, bombs, bows imbued with fire, ice and light, the list goes on. He's a Swiss Army Knife with an item for every situation and he wears magic plot armor. Also magic armor powered by money.

u/Google_Ninja · 2 pointsr/pics
u/MaybE_Tree · 2 pointsr/linuxmasterrace

Sighhhh you bait worked. Here goes!

vim a text editor, which is only a part of a development environment. You need other programs to go along with it, like a file manager, a terminal, a compiler and a debugger. Think of it like tools in a toolbox -- each performs its own task and is separate from the others. Now, of course, as you say, doing things this way is stupid when you can just get an IDE! Just like carrying around a toolbox is stupid when you can get the Wegner 16999 87-tool swiss army knife. It has a saw, a hatchet, a screwdriver, a hammer and a spot welder all integrated into it for ease of access! Of course, if you don't like the shape of the saw, there's no way to replace it, but who would ever need that amirite? It's a bit cumbersome to handle, but the way it's all integrated together increases your productivity! Not to mention the obvious ergonomic benefits!

Minimalism is not about taking away key features. It's about distributing the workload between separate interchangeable and configurable parts that work together to make a greater whole. If you're installing a file manager into vim as a plugin, you're already missing the point!

And you need to enable the system clipboard in vim during compile-time, or get the vim-huge (iirc) package from your package manager. The command to copy is "+y , cut is "+d and paste is "+p

u/DeusExNoctis · 2 pointsr/Survival

I think this should do the trick.

And check out the reviews!

u/thawizard · 2 pointsr/Skookum
u/epilepticrave · 2 pointsr/knives

Still significantly less impressive than the Giant

u/medicfourlife · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is an essential product for anyone enjoys trying to tweeze their eyebrows whilst simultaneously corkscrewing their eyeball. Those who do not have a gun for self protection (and even those who do) should own one of these, as there are few things less destructive. Just throwing it at your assailant can cause all kinds of bodily harm that would put Chuck Norris to shame.

u/Right-wing_snowflake · 2 pointsr/ScenesFromAHat
u/DenjinJ · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Hopped a couple links from that and found a really relevant one... check out the comedy reviews for this monster SAK. (Think I got the whole referrer link stripped out...)

"I tried to file my nails, but in the process I accidentally fixed a small engine that was near by. Which was nice"

u/mj4276 · 2 pointsr/funny
u/homelesspolitician · 2 pointsr/humor

Phenomenal. I remember reviews like this for the Wenger Swiss Knife Giant.

u/Generico300 · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

Steel pegboard with slots and holes is pretty awesome for storage. You can put shelves, bins, and hooks on it to hold just about anything, and it's easy to rearrange things when your storage needs change.

Also, tape.

  • Electrical tape (assorted colors)
  • Post-it tape
  • Two-sided velcro tape
  • Adhesive back velcro tape

    Also, if you don't have an EDC multi-tool already, the Kershaw Select-fire 1920 is pretty awesome for tech work. It's not the kind of multi-tool that has a bunch of little crappy tools. It just has 1 pretty good knife and one pretty good screw driver. Unlike most multi-tools though, the screw driver is center aligned and uses standard hex bits, four of which can be stored in the tool itself. It's been worth every penny.
u/uptimefordays · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

In no particular order:

  • 1x Laptop
  • 1x Patch cable
  • 1x Utility knife
  • 1x Laptop charger
  • 1x iPhone charger
  • 1x small paperback novel
  • 2x vacuum seal thermoses (1x coffee 1x water)
u/bayareakid31 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Headphones: Airpods (

Keys: Nothing special on there except for a Tile Mate and Kershaw Cinder (

Watch: G-Shock (

Wallet: Andar Baron (

Paracord Bracelet: No link, got it a gun show last weekend

Flashlight: Olight I3T EOS (

Pen: Pokka Pen (

E-Cig: Aspire Breeze 2.

Knife: Kershaw Select Fire ( or Leatherman Skeletool ( depending on which one I think looks better that day

Firearm: Sig Sauer P320 compact with a subcompact frame on it and a Pyntek Compact IWB Holster (

Belt: Trayvax Cinch (
Water Bottle: Yeti Rambler (

u/Cougheebro · 2 pointsr/EDC

29 bucks on Amazon

Kershaw Select Fire (1920); Multifunction Pocketknife

u/sliight · 2 pointsr/knives

Sister in-law expressed interest in this when I showed:

Cheap EDC with incredibly bright flashlight. I'm not a huge fan of the bulk and height of the body where the light and fire starter are housed.

I personally keep putting this one back in my pocket and is most common EDC

Being a Kershaw, warn them on closing. Sliced my finger within 3 mins of unboxing... The driver and screwdriver heads are solid and don't fall out line cheaper versions. Just love having a very sharp blade with screwdriver handy

u/bbob_robb · 2 pointsr/EDC

Here is a pocket knife/ but driver. Did you decide yet?

u/moonfirespam · 2 pointsr/knives

I've never heard of or seen an assisted opening knife with a screwdriver. Kershaw has the Select Fire which is an inexpensive manual open knife with a few screwdriver bits.

I'd personally suggest getting something like the Piranha tool and carrying a Kershaw Speedsafe knife.

u/ShuManChu · 2 pointsr/knives

I would like to suggest something different. Instead of a full multi-tool, you might like the Kershaw Select Fire.

It has decent steel, and comes with a small and large bit for both flat head (good for picking ice without damaging blade), and phillips (good for adjusting bindings etc.).

u/GMUSSTN · 2 pointsr/malelifestyle

I used to carry the Ken Onion by Kershaw, but I think I'm going to get one of these as a Christmas present to myself, because that looks awesome. A little too thick but ultimately incredibly useful.

u/WellPaidRichPerson · 2 pointsr/VeryCheap

For the price, I would recommend the Kershaw Select Fire - not only does it sport a pretty rugged, sharp blade, but it has a built-in screwdriver set. I use this thing a few times a week and love it.

u/Earlspotswood · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

Industrial mechanic/electrician here. This is probably the most used tool in my arsenal.

u/mach_z3ro_x · 2 pointsr/electricians

I have the Compact Milwaukee and am not a fan; the blade comes loose all the time, especially when doing things like cutting drywall or removing wire insulation. I have used the Fastback Milwaukee though with good results, it’s just a lot bigger and doesn’t feel as good in the hands. I’ve owned 1 of the Compact, 0 of the Fastback.

The Klein pocket knife looking one is garbage for doing actual work with. I’ve owned 1 of these.

I have a SOG Flash 2 w/ serrations that I love but it’s my EDC and doesn’t live in my tool bag. Super sharp and the serrations slice though sheathing like hot butter. I’ve owned 4 of these.

I have a smaller one, a skelotonized Gerber w/ Lenox blades that I love as well. That one does live in my tool bag and is used all the time. The Lenox gold blades are amazing. I’ve owned 1 of these.

Milwaukee Compact

Milwaukee Fastback

Klein Electricians Knife

Sog Flash II

Gerber EAB Lite

u/Paintpail · 2 pointsr/knives

The EAB Lite might be what you're looking for, it's very reasonably priced and allows you to use common utility razor blades that can be easily switched.

u/admiralnorman · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I find making the cables to be the nicest looking.

u/j8ner · 2 pointsr/EDC

gerber EAB ( $9 )

Nitecore TIP ($29)

ROCO minimal wallet ($15)

Chapstick ($2)

Earplugs ($7)

Pen ($40)

This looks over-budget, but I bought most of the above on sale. Great thread, I added a few things to my wishlist, that's why I'm posting, to keep this going!

u/bexamous · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'll have to go with Gerber folding utility knife, this small as possible kind:

The one I have is slightly different with G10 handle, but they don't make it anymore... but I don't think it matters. Couple nice things about this: It is just so small/light and the clip works very well. I can kinda put it near the top of my pocket and I never know its there. And more importantly it takes normal razor blades, so I can buy a 50 pack and every other week or so put in a new blade. This is a huge both because I always have a super sharp blade that makes cutting thing so enjoyable, and because unlike having a fancy knife, I don't worry about treating the blade like crap. I don't care if it dulls. I've got some nice knives and used to carry one all the time but I was so careful with them.

u/mrchristopher2 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've had this box cutter/ knife for a few years and it has held up very well. Gerber has a lifetime warranty that I will probably never have to use. I've owned many pocket knives but this one is hard to beat for quality. Best part about it is that it's under $8 on Amazon with Free Prime shipping.

u/Toph19 · 2 pointsr/EDC

It's not quite the same but I have something like the Gerber EAB for a small carry and love it. Uses a utility knife blade tho.

u/ayearago · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

This is a selection of what I keep in my tech go-bag. You'll build your kit as you learn and build experience, or realize you could have helped a customer out of a jam quicker if you had that tool with you.

u/lukebox · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I tried this one, and had to ditch it after a few days. I kept it clipped in my front pocket, and any time I would bend at the hip, or squat, the tip on the but end would poke right into me. Had to take it out of my pocket when I drove. Albeit, I'm real skinny. I loved the action, but I can't carry it. I keep it in my toolbag now.

I've since replaced it with this Gerber. It doesn't hold any blades, and I had to loosen the pivot to be able to flip it open one handed, but the size is awesome. You can use a coin to loosen the blade when you do need to replace it.

u/justinmypants · 2 pointsr/boardgames

Thank you. Nothing fancy, just a utility knife. I just used the tiles to trace the pattern that I needed and to make sure everything fit. Cuts were made in 2 to 3 passes, the first just barely breaking through the surface to make sure the shape was right.

u/cyclefreaksix · 2 pointsr/knives

Here ya go. Opens one handed and locks. Has a clip and can be used as a money clip if you don't want to clip it on your pocket. The blade is replaceable and technically is just a box cutter, so it shouldn't cause too much of a fuss if it's seen. Also, you never have to sharpen it, just pop out the blade and replace! I have one and carry it frequently.

u/thegreat22 · 2 pointsr/EDC

its actually this one i used to carry it and they are awesome.

u/Hylian-Loach · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/cdwillis · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/brokedman45 · 2 pointsr/knives

I have a spyderco bug on my car keys. And a christy slide knife on my truck keys.

u/andywu2334 · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/TheHappinessAssassin · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/nreyes238 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

These guys probably sell what you need.

Depending on the complexity of design that you have in mind, you can just sand and finish the right piece of wood and get to hiking.

If you're limiting the carving part to basic and minimal designs, you could probably get by with a simple carving knife like this Mora.

u/FullFrontalNoodly · 2 pointsr/BudgetBlades

I have just never understood the point for so much belly on such a small blade. IMO one of these is a far better option, particularly if the knife is going to be used for whittling:

u/OddMakerMeade · 2 pointsr/whittling

To start you need 4 things imo. Knife, sharpening stone, wood, and a glove.
I like Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch
It’s cheap and after many years of carving I still use it.

I use a home made honing strop 80% of the time and a diamond stone the remaining 20% when needed.

I use a lansky extra fine but there are probably better options.

Basswood is the standard carving wood. It’s available from hobby shops and on amazon.

Wear a (clean) leather or knife guard glove on your non dominant hand. It’ll save you a lot of cuts.

u/Mikkyd · 2 pointsr/Woodcarving

That is super cheap for a knife. Morakniv makes decent quality cheap knives for beginners. I can't even imagine how bad that steel is

Edit: Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 2.4-Inch

u/Taco_Breath · 2 pointsr/Woodcarving

No. Check out this thread

[The Mora 120](Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 1.9-Inch is affordable and on Amazon

u/JosephSmithsGhost · 2 pointsr/knives

Pic up one of these, and a good strop. It will save you a lot of frustration.

u/arcbuffalo · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

I got him this single knife and this set here . They are good enough to get you started.

For the core, ya I am putting something...interesting in it. My buddy and I are trying to figure out an easy way of hollowing out the middle of our "branches" without damaging the integrity too much. That same buddy has a magnificent red beard, beautifully manicured, so we are going to be pulling some of those off, braiding them, and coring the wand with that. If any material we muggles have contains magical properties, it's that beard.

u/heckstigma · 2 pointsr/asatru

Lucky you, wish I had that kind of supply, as in where I live there is really a few variety of woods to choose.

For both the carvings I used a Morakniv for the shaping of the general figure. (The yggdrasil one is a square, so no shaping ;)).
And for the general engraving, carbon paper for transfering the pattern and a Pfeil 9/4 gouge that really makes wonders, for working the bits that are too small for the gouge I use the knife.

And the usual supply of saw, rulers and such for cutting/marking.

I don't use electrical tools, but I heard Dremels and similar rotary tools work wonders for engraving.

Feel free to drop in /r/Woodcarving and ask a few questions if you fancy!

u/Gocountgrainsofsand · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/bvknight · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I'm in the US, but this is what I bought (with Prime shipping) from Amazon:

Tamiya Basic Tool Set, $18.90

Gundam Marker 2-pack Black and Gray, $8.99

Alvin 18"x12" Cutting Mat, $9.12

Not sure if this is what you mean by design knife, but you can get an x-acto pretty cheap as an add-on item. I just picked mine up from a local store. Link

u/Wpapajon · 2 pointsr/metalearth

Advice I got from this thread, pick up one of these when you can, great little twister.

Personal advice, always twist 90° and always twist clockwise. That way you know which way and how far when you need to untwist it.

Also (learned from other resident experts) an exacto knife (something like this is great for getting under those tabs when you need to pry them up. You can dull the edge a little, or live dangerously.

u/Cicero314 · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

I use this X-Acto knife to cut off excess from the heads. Takes at most 1min.

u/retro_22 · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

Barbie Complete Looks Teen Titans or Barbie DC Fashion are both preorders. They are so cute! This is available now for crafts.

Thank you for the contest!

u/hollow_bagatelle · 2 pointsr/Gunpla



X-acto -Z series blades are great.

For sandpaper you can just buy some popsicle sticks and 400, 600, 1000 grain, and then a buffing pad from a nearby hobby store or something like walmart even, it's all the same honestly. The popsicle sticks you can wrap the paper over to give you something to rub it against easily. Just practice on some of the parts that come with a kit that don't get used so you aren't eating away too much plastic.

u/LyndsySimon · 2 pointsr/fountainpens


It looks like you have $396.41 left over for a fountain pen!

u/FAPbeast · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I got my X-acto Knife here

Has done me great justice so far. And, like Dan said, it definitely takes some practice to really use the knife to its full potential.

u/josephiiiiiine · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This x-acto knife is an add on item on my $5 and under wishlist that I need. I actually ordered it two weeks ago, but the package got lost some how and I just got myself a refund :/

pay attention in class! Ironic, because I'm actually in class right now, haha.

u/bobgengeskahn · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

It looks like people have mostly got you started here in terms of supplies. In terms of tools though, this is what I keep in my rebuilding stuff (linking to Amazon just because its easier):

  • Small screwdriver set OR Hex set OR a combo set. Which one will depend on the RBA you get, but eventually you'll probably find yourself with ones that have Phillips and Hex screws.
  • Butane Torch. You can get this same one on Fasttech for $4 if you don't mind the shipping time.
  • Wire cutters, either full size or micros
  • Pliers, I also have a set of channel locks accessible, but not in my normal kit, mainly to try and get my Bombshell Stinger apart
  • A generic desk light or something like helping hands can save a lot of headaches.
  • Cheap multimeters can be found from $5 - $20
  • Exacto knife because knives always come in handy at some point (rule #9)

    Other generic stuff:

  • Toothpicks (great for wrapping coils around)
  • Cotton swabs, cotton balls and paper towels
  • Bic lighter
  • Scissors for cutting wick (I use the wire cutters, but if you have micros, 3mm wick might get messy/frayed)
u/PizzaPartify · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Yes I did, to be exact. I went back to look at the amazon page and the seller is Spyderco.

u/aaronisawesome · 2 pointsr/electricians

Well depends how much you want to spend. I use this one everyday at work. I love it.

u/riversofgore · 2 pointsr/knives

I don't think you can find a better knife for the money. $17 on Amazon when I picked mine up. There is nothing about this knife that would lead you to believe it was $17.

u/k_ba · 2 pointsr/EDC


I carry a kershaw. Here is one under $20, that is nice.

You won't regret this knife. it is great.
That said, just realized this is EDC. Apologies - this one is not something that fits in a pocket.
Opinel is also a great suggestion.

u/bigfig · 2 pointsr/preppers

Guys tend to get all enthusiastic about the dramatic stuff like knives. Sure, a knife is important in your kit, but it's just one of a bunch of items. Keep it simple and concentrate on the big picture. Unless you are going to study Krav Maga, or MCMAP it won't be used for much more than cutting rope or maybe dressing an animal.

Wow, that's a lot of cash for a piece of steel. A lot of sailors swear by Mora Knives which have a high carbon core within a more flexible lower carbon blade, allowing it to hold an edge but not be brittle. I'm not saying it's "best" but I'm not sure I'd spend over $40 on a knife unless I used it every week.

u/billyandtheclonasaur · 2 pointsr/backpacking

Mora, good and cheap though I might upgrade to the $17 one soon.

u/GuanabanaTM · 2 pointsr/preppers

Water, high calorie food, full tang survival knife, fire starting materials (I have flint/steel, lighter, and waterproof matches), basic first aid kit plus anti-diarrheal tablets, gauze, medical tape.

That was how I started my kit and looking back I think I'd start with those same basics again.

I'm sure you'll get a million opinions on a starter knife, but this was super cheap and the first knife I got in my kit. It's a beast for the price:

u/lowlife9 · 2 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Cryo 2 the kershaw cryo and Ontario rat are pretty much the two higest regarded budget knives in their price category but the cryo has more of what your looking for.

u/sillyinches · 2 pointsr/Aliexpress

Cancel the order and order this.

Best beater knife i've ever owned. Bet it's not much more expensive either. A quick measure here at my desk says it's only about 2cm shorter when open.

u/diversionmary · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw cryo ii


Spyderco tenacious

And a sharpener:

Smiths tri stone


Lansky 5 stone system

Because a knife ain't shit if you can't sharpen it.

u/all_seeing_ey3 · 2 pointsr/opencarry

Crkt does makes a nice knife. If you're interested, this is what I carry, I highly recommend it. If you check out my post history, I made a little mini review of it a couple days ago.

u/TheAvgTeen · 2 pointsr/knives

I would recommend a Spyderco Tenacious I have one, and it is probably the most sturdy folder I have. If that is a little big, you could always go with the Ambitious for less length. Finally, if you want to go still smaller, a Kershaw Cryo 2 may fit the bill. But I only have personal experience with the Tenacious.

u/Drewshua · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Right now on amazon you can get a Cryo2 for $30.

u/mothfukle · 2 pointsr/knives

Your price range is pretty limited. Fixed knives are ideal for hiking not so much for a casual EDC.

Have you looked at the [Cryo 2 by Kershaw]( /B00AU6NWP4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1395338365&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40)? It's a fun knife, good for people with big paws and it's relatively cheap. (Not to be confused with the first Cryo, which is a smaller version of the 2)

Edit..I have huge paws, and happen to have a Cryo2 in my pocket for reference.

u/SilentStrike · 2 pointsr/knifeclub
u/nostrebhtuca · 2 pointsr/EDC

Been here lurking for a while and finally decided to post my EDC. Since there's been some discussion lately as to where people carry their EDC that is how my list below is broken down. Let me know if you have any additional questions.


  • Seahawks Superbowl Champions Hat


  • Seahawks lanyard with work ID, keycard, desk keys

    Left Wrist

  • Suunto Vector in Military Foliage Green

    Front Left Pocket

  • EZGO Slim
  • KOBALT Multitool
  • HTC One with White Otter Box Commuter Case
  • Olight S15 Baton

    Front Right Pocket

  • Carabiner with 4x Nite Ize S-Biners Size 0, Gerber Shard and KeySmart Standard Size
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Kershaw Cryo 2

    Back Left Pocket or In-Hand

  • Rite in the Rain Notebook
  • Rite in the Rain Notebook Cover

    For those interested in the EZGO and KeySmart my opinions are as follows.

    I like the EZGOs form-factor, but after owning it for a while it doesn't 'stretch' at all for what's in there. I have two credit cards, ID, insurance and a punch card in mine and it's like pulling teeth to get anything out of it. Also, since it's made to fit cards, anything bigger than that can't be accommodated. As a result I have my CPL, vehicle insurance and KOBALT tool rubber-banded to the thing. I've been eyeing the Flipside 3X as a replacement, but their shipping is around $7 which is over 10% the cost of the wallet... hence my apprehension in buying one.

    As for the KeySmart, I've had it a couple of days and so far I dig it but with a couple of caveats. They include two keyblanks for Schlage-style keys. I took one of them to Lowe's to have it cut and there was an issue with the blank, as a result their machine could not provide an accurate copy. I purchased a key from Lowe's and they made it without issue. Not sure what kind of weird science is up with the blanks they included, but I would be leery of buying their 'lightweight' and colored blanks as you may have similar results. My second issue may be somewhat nitpicky, but it's next to impossible to open the door with one hand anymore. Hands full of groceries or mail? Well, you better plan ahead on getting your key flipped out prior to getting to the door, other wise you'll be settin' that shit down.

    Would I buy the EZGO Slim again? No. Would I buy the KeySmart again? Yes.
u/McNizzel · 2 pointsr/knifemaking

thanks in advance.

here is a link to the bush crafter

It seems like it should suite my needs well in terms of shape and size. I have one in stainless now that I like. I was looking at blanks and found that you can get a morakniv blank that I could work with, but I'm liking the interest that damascus provides. I'm not really sure what the pros and cons of the material might be for camping and bushcrafting, but I do think it would look cool. I'm thinking I'd do a wooden handle possibly with some brass guards if I'm feeling ambitious.

u/Guepardita · 2 pointsr/Gifts

These beard socks are funny :)

A cool chamber light.

This awesome survival knife.

This really gorgeous beer glass.

A classic Jacob Bromwell copper flask.

u/iamda5h · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Victorinox classic swiss army knife is only $16. Weighs 3 oz less than the knife on the list and includes scissors, which are infinitely better for first aid than a knife.

u/iPodAddict181 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This has come in handy more times than I can recall.

u/moneyfallsoffmom · 1 pointr/EDC

I couldn't have said it better myself. I would like to add on to what he said about the knife. When I was in high school (a public school in California) I carried a small swiss army knife like this during the day and a cheap Jeep knife that i left in my car during school. if you buy a knife, for a first EDC just get a $15-$20 knife. upgrade when you find it necessary

u/Craig · 1 pointr/EDC

I have a SAK Classic SD on my keychain, but if you are looking for just a knife, the SRM 605 is hard to beat. It has a good liner lock, and for a very small knife, provides a solid grip. Don't let the low price disturb you - it is just a very good deal.

u/Arch_Hunter · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

I use a knife like this one. I have never needed a larger blade for anything. The scissors and tweezers have saved my trip on several occasions. (One time my friend did not trim his toe nails before the hike. We finished the first day and his feet were killing him. After trimming his toenails with the scissors he was fine for the rest of the hike.)

u/ryntm · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

This is literally the reasons why I have this swiss army knife on my key chain. Bonus that scissors are one of the most useful tools.

u/JAKTripA · 1 pointr/EDC

Good question! I was thinking about the same thing today. I've had one of these for years. I'm definitely looking for a newer option.

u/Bails_au · 1 pointr/EDC

I generally have either a SAK classic or a leatherman squirt on my keychain, both are tiny, useful and in no way can be mistaken for a weapon and they suit my everyday cutting needs. The other SAK I might take if I need it is a SAK tinker, I like SAK's as they don't look threatening when you use them and they are good pocketknives.

You just have to be smart about what you're carrying and if you don't have a legitimate reason to carry one then don't.

u/P2120 · 1 pointr/EDC

Top Row:
-2004 Jeep TJ Rubicon key with a SAK Classic SD on a carabiner clipped to my beltloop
-New Addition Thrunite TN12 (2016) Warm clipped on my front left pocket
-New Addition Fisher Bullet Space Pen with clip thrown in or clipped to my front right pocket
-New Addition Benchmade Minigrip black and combo edge blade clipped to my front right pocket (rotates with Spyderco)
-New Addition Spyderco SS Delica 4 with combo edge this is clipped in my right front pocket (roatates with Benchmade)
-Yeti Rambler 18oz. SS this is almost always nearby with ice cold water in it

Bottom Row:
-New Addition Magpul iPhone 7 Case my jet black iPhone 7 is always in my front left pocket, cannot reccommend this case enough
-Field Notes Black Ice this is in my back right pocket
-Matte Green Zippo Lighter I don't smoke but I know people that do and it's always handy to have a lighter, when carried it's thrown in my front right pocket
-Old Geoffrey Beene Wallet sorry it's the closest thing I came across. This lives in my back right pocket

u/rlexpan · 1 pointr/EDC

Items for outside the classroom

Biggest thing to carry is a bottle opener

Cheap Keychain Bottle Opener

You don't want some expensive bottle opener because you'll be passing it around alot and you might forget to ask for it back

BIC Lighter

Kershaw Cinder

BUT preferably swiss army knife classic
SAK Classic

or the rally with a bottle opener
SAK Rally
you sacrifice scissors for bottle opener

dont get a bifold wallet those are out of style no (no offense to anyone who still carries them) but a simple slim card holder is alot better and sleek

Things you need in the classroom

Best Red Pens a must for note taking
I wouldn't get the blue one uniball because its a dark blue almost black

So get these instead
BIC blue pen

Most "EDC" notebooks are expensive and offer very little sheets of paper. You could use one as an assignment pad but something with acutal dates is better so once you get your syllabus you can right down all the assignments during the first week.

Note books I would just go to walmart. You can get five subject notebooks for $2 now during their back to school special. Where ever you buy notebooks take advantage and buy for the spring semester because prices are only this cheap in aug/september.

Not your usual edc recommendations but I wasn't rolling in dough early on in my college career and rather let people borrow a cheap pen and let them keep it then stress about getting my pen back when I let the next person borrow it to sign in.

your edc should be what you like to carry and use

u/fuzzo · 1 pointr/AskReddit

sure do homs. i got this bad boy wid me at all time.

u/Alfonso_X_of_Castile · 1 pointr/knifeclub

I'd get a Classic SD Swiss Army Knife and a Spyderco Pocket Stone. With that you'd be set for many years.

u/17496634303659 · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

41.99$ you liar >:(

But really that's a cool account O:



Folding Saw

u/mds1980 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Check out the Marbles axe offerings on Amazon. They're solid little numbers and are cheap enough that you can spend a little bit more on your knife and maybe add a saw as well.

For a beginner, I'd go with a more versatile knife until you find what you like and dislike. The TOPS B.O.B. knife is a bit more than you want to spend but has a lot of smart features that will help inform future knife purchases.

If you decide you want a saw (I think they're a wise choice) the Bahco Laplander is tough to beat. Small, light, efficient, and dirt cheap.

u/spydy · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Anyone knows how is it compared to the Bahco Laplander Folding Saw?

u/calumr · 1 pointr/Outdoors

I have one of these saws for cutting wood:

They're cheap & light but really well made. Don't use a knife to cut bone, it'll get blunt very quickly.

u/theoutrider5485 · 1 pointr/bugout

Thank you! It weighs roughly 15 pounds and feel like 2 pounds when it is on your hips, the weight is distributed well enough that I wore it all day hunting from dawn to far past dusk with only a slight hip soreness caused by not being fit enough. I have the machete tucked into the back of the belt because it did impede some movement and whacked against the side of my leg which immediately had to change. I did consider the water tablets, but these kits are more to be worn when outdoors so if that we do get lost, we can survive until SAR can find us. If we are actually bugging out then in my pack is a very good back-packing water filter by MSR and if that fails I have a bio-lite camp stove for boiling water in. Next time I head out I will be testing the saw and if it fails I will be buying three of these saws as they come highly recomended. In my pack, I carry a sven saw which is also awesome, if you dont have one, get one!

u/Syberz · 1 pointr/Survival

A more compact and very effective saw is the Bahco Laplander, it all depends on what you plan on doing with it :)

u/polidox1 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

This is the one I have, it is a beast and cuts through wood very quickly. if you look at comparison videos of it to the sawvivor its much quick and just as compact.

Also Ray Mears has a Parang Machete that I would love to find, it seems perfect for backpacking.

u/discretion · 1 pointr/XTerra

Lordy, you can run a sawzall off your inverter?

I just got one of these, one of these and a cheap true temper axe and have been served well so far.

u/DPRKSecretPolice · 1 pointr/MinnesotaCamping

I use a pullsaw and a big knife or axe. I have an Esee 6, though I've used a Fiskars X7 in the past, and I'm currently lusting over a Skrama.

Anything else is too much. Truthfully, an axe is mostly unnecessary. You can cut logs with the pullsaw and split them into firewood by batoning with the knife.

u/CaptRon25 · 1 pointr/camping

Night time hikes through the forest with a quality flashlight is fun. Several modes from dim to turbo. Amazing how the forest wakes up when humans go to bed. (which includes mt. lions in ca)

Yes, mosquito repellent. Also, buy a tent for 4 or 6. Two person tent is way too small. Sleeping pads (thermarest are good) A Coleman type camp stove is nice to have, and a set of camp pots and pans. These particular ones are what I bought, and work really well. If you camp in an area that isn't picked clean of dead tree limbs, one of these comes in handy to cut up small stuff for fires. Get yourself a good camp knife like a Morakniv, and a good locking cooler to keep the trash panda's out.

u/poestal · 1 pointr/CampingGear

hey man welcome to bushcrafting so far you have a pretty decent list but i'd like to give you suggestions from what I learned throughout the years.

knife- good choice for chopping and batoning but too much blade to use whittling and making small cuts. generally you want to use either large blade/small blade or axe/ small blade combos.

backpack- 65L is very overkill unless your doing 5 day+ with clothing for every day. I would suggest something in the range of 45L max.

compass- do you know the area your going to or do you really know how to use it? I know every person says to just have one just in case but if they already know their terrain or dont even know how to use the dang thing its just wasting space.

ferro rod- generally stay away from things like multi use gear. also just from my experience you want a long rod (5"+) for more surface area to generate more sparks for an easier chance to catch fire.

pillow- I would not use hammock pillows for on ground sleeping. they're extremely small and have almost no support on the count of your body is in a curling position in a hammock. I would suggest something like an inflatable pillow for you to adjust for your support and then covering it with something like a shemagh or t-shirt.

first aid- your going to get more cuts, scrapes and burns so I would buy extra of that stuff, but I would also add some quick clot just for the off chance of having a serious injury out in the field. and also some moleskin for your feet and pain relievers. and dont forget sunscreen.

now for some additions for your gear loadout.

saw and stay away from those stupid hand chainsaws

cooking vessal

cowhide gloves

Again; welcome and I hope you enjoy yourself and grow with your errors out in the field.

u/tortugaborracho · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I registered for a bunch of gear when I got married, and it was a fantastic decision.

Where are you planning to register?

There are lots of decent items on Amazon, but there's a whole lotta crap on there, too. I got this little coffee filter from someone off our registry and it's probably in the top 5 pieces of gear I most value.

You may want to try to pick stuff that can double up, like a backpacking chair like this if you're not real concerned about weight. I got one similar, and while I haven't actually taken it backpacking, it stays in my truck and has come quite in handy.

Second for a good knife. I'm a big fan of any Columbia River Knife and Tool blades. My EDC is this guy but there are a lot of CRKT options on there.

Also, a small folding saw like this one is worth a little extra weight in my opinion. I have this same one and use it both when working on my property or out on the trail. I even carry it with me when I'm canoeing because it's just so dang handy.

Stuff like Permethrin spray, or seam sealer is also a good idea. It's cheap, which means folks will buy it for ya, and it's usable no matter what other gear you end up with.

u/Stuff_i_care_about · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

A lot of people like fiskars axes or hatchets for inexpensive options. Available at local hardware stores. There are pros and cons to them but overall considered good value for the price.

An axe is probably the most dangerous tool you can have in terms of inflicting self harm. Skill and care are required. Risks are severing fingers, major arteries, deep cuts through tendons, shattering bones. If you don't practice with one, better not to take one out IMO. With a saw, which can perform many tasks, there is much less risk of fatal or debilitating injuries. Much easier to operate in less than ideal conditions.

A bacho folding saw is a great value at $20. Small, lightweight, and we'll tested in the field. If you want a higher end folding saw, a silky gomboy would be the next step up.

If you want something heavier duty, a proper bucksaw would be required. Though at that point I think you are moving out of bug out bag territory.

Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI

Silky Folding Landscaping Saw GOMBOY PROFESSIONAL 240 Medium Teeth 121-24

u/Artyom33 · 1 pointr/Survival

Maybe there's a reason, but why carry a heavy "axe" (hatchet?) when you can carry a knife like a BK-7 and a folding saw and have most if not all of the functionality of a hatchet with the two?

u/umop3pi5dn · 1 pointr/Survival

Might I suggest a Laplander instead? It's honestly faster and easier than a machete for chopping at small trees. And it makes cutting up sticks for firewood extremely easy.

u/b1narygh0st · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I'd recommend a folding saw first. Weighs less and requires less energy (IMO) to take limbs/small trees down. I've been using the folding saw in the link below for a few years now, about two dozen trips overall where I've used it and it's made quick work of everything I've attempted with it. The biggest being a dead tree about 9" in diameter. Still cuts through stuff like the day I got it!

folding saw

u/unitconversion · 1 pointr/Tools

Depending on how many branches you're cutting down, a hand sawspecifically for that purpose like this: works really well and doesn't take that much effort.

u/g4r4e0g · 1 pointr/preppers

Bought a folding saw for the gear kit.

Bought a few more ounces of silver and a 1/10oz American Gold Eagle.

u/-Celdritch- · 1 pointr/Survival

I'm confused... I paid about $20 USD for my Laplander. Where are you that it costs $50?

u/noreallyiamthestig · 1 pointr/EDC

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with this case.

Taurus PT 709 Slim 9mm with this holster.

Papermate Gel 0.7mm Pen

This Columbia wallet

This Kershaw Leek Knife


This Moleskine notebook.

u/BigSerene · 1 pointr/EDC

I don't personally own one, but I've often seen the Kershaw Leek recommended as a good budget EDC knife.

If you're getting a separate knife anyway, you might choose a Leatherman without a knife, like the Style PS, so that you can take it with you when you travel for summers/breaks.

Other items to consider:

  1. Bandanas: super useful to wipe sweat, blow your nose, clean something up, etc. You can get some cheap ones on Amazon and they weigh nothing, so they're easy to carry around.

  2. Water bottle: I like the Smart Water water bottles, so I bought one in a vending machine and just keep refilling it from water fountains.

  3. Power bank: if it's not convenient to go back to your dorm in between classes/meals, you might want to get a power bank to recharge your phone/tablet/laptop. You can just bring the charging cable, but you may not always have access to a plug.

  4. Flashlight: There's a long list of suggestions in the Frequently Recommended Gear list on the right. Flashlights are just randomly useful a lot.
u/backlikeclap · 1 pointr/bikepacking

I like these wet wipes a lot. They get very high marks for biodegrading/composting quickly and they're actually flushable unlike many brands of wipes.

I wouldn't overthink your first aid kit too much. Bring along some cloth medical tape, a bandanna, and some NSAIDs and you'll have enough of a kit to deal with injuries at least until you can get real medical help. If you are blister-prone one or two pieces of this paper will be plenty for your trip.

I'm not sure on the legality of this in the UK but I would also consider a small folding knife a good addition to your first aid kit.

I like to bring along a pair of sandals or something similar for camp shoes. It REALLY hurts wearing the same shoes all day.

You might also want to buy a small hand torch if you plan to make camp after dark. This is the one I just picked up.

A food bag like this would be good for snacks - I would just stuff it in the webbing above your seat pack.

Sorry for all the amazon links. Your setup looks great. Beautiful bike!

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u/Forrest319 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I think this is a slickest folder out there - very high quality too. Link

And for something larger - a 5" fixed blade I like the look of this Buck 119 blade. Link

I carry this most of the time. But in my pocket so it's more of a tool than an accessory. But I think I might get that Leek in a couple weeks for my birthday.

u/WyrdThoughts · 1 pointr/knives

If you want the original/genuine version of the first knife you linked, try a kershaw leek or the smaller version the kershaw scallion

Edit: fixed link. Also, kershaw makes versions of both models with anodized aluminum scales that weigh ~2.4oz. I carry a Leek with orange anodized aluminum scales for a pop of color.

u/maverickps · 1 pointr/EDC

Ken onion Leek by Kershaw:

Amazing knife. slim, light, almost all metal. Tight clip. Opens lightning fast. Great price for what you get.

u/Youre_kind_of_a_dick · 1 pointr/iamverybadass

Lol, do you mean S&W? Been in the same boat myself, and those are decent knives. Dig the bigger handles, definitely more ergonomic if you have bigger hands. Higher grades of steel help, but if it's a daily, things are going to wear down regardless. Got a cheap Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener a while back that does a pretty good job of sharpening the tips when using the ceramic rod. Saw it suggested on a video for sharpening recurve blades, and it's been pretty slick. Otherwise, since my current main is more of a straight blade, have just been using a sharpening stone when rarely needed)

Been using this as my every day carry for a while now. Not as rugged, and handle could be a tad bigger, but it can get razor sharp and stay that way, doesn't corrode quickly, and once dull, sharpens super easily (Sandvik 14C28N steel, great for light to moderate usage without a ton of coarse cutting).

If I know I'm going to be cutting more abrasive things like rope, this is my backup. S30V steel doesn't hold a razor sharp edge as long (14C28N is designed to have maximized sharpness) but it's effective cutting edge lasts forever (less wear than 14C28N for abrasive cuts, but also a bit tougher to sharpen).

P.S. I promise I'm not a Kershaw rep, just found two that I've actually stuck with for a long time!

u/sunnypreposition · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I have a pizza cutter similar to [this one] ( but the exact brand isn't on here because I bought it from a different site. It is by and far the best I've ever used. I went through quite a few trying to find one that cuts well :)

  2. I keep [this] ( with me at all times. It was a gift from a friend many moons ago. We were all amazed that he had bought it on because back then we thought amazon only sold books :D

  3. My favorite mobile app is [Pokemon Go!] (

  4. [This] ( "welcome" mat is amazing.

  5. [This] ( is my favorite piece of furniture. I bought it on super duper black friday clearance and I just love it. It's distressed and holds a lot of crap inside of it. It helps give the appearance of adulthood!

  6. I have a much cheaper version of [this] ( (also an off brand not bought on amazon) and it's really awesome. It has a setting that senses when you sweep stuff to it and just sucks it up. My room mate is "floored" by it and loves it almost as much as I do!

    shrdbrd you lazy bum, heres some cool stuff.
u/squizzix · 1 pointr/EDC

The Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife has my vote. Leatherman Wave if you're looking for a heavier duty knife & multi-tool.

Edit: One of the real reasons I love this knife is that they're ~$40. I've yet to find any comparable quality for that price.

u/Evolken · 1 pointr/EDCexchange

I would imagine you have a plain one link. But i'll offer it just in case.

u/Tyroneshoolaces · 1 pointr/knives

Kershaw Leek is the greatest knife i've ever owned. If you break it, send it back, they will either fix it or send you a new one. The SpeedSafe opening is amazing.

u/undress15 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'd go all black or silver. Tactile Turn pen, Prometheus light and Kershaw silver or black. That's what I'd get in your situation. I own all them in some form or another and they are all great.

u/SeungOfStorms · 1 pointr/knives

Since you mention carrying in a purse, I'd throw in the Kershaw Leek here too; it's an assist, has a nice steel (14C28N, the same as the Skyline and better than the others) and the tip safety, while not overkill for carrying it clipped to a pocket, could be useful if it's getting jostled around inside a purse to prevent it from drifting open and giving you a nasty surprise when you reach for it.

u/Taboggan · 1 pointr/knifeclub

I would get something a little cheaper like a:

u/NewZJ · 1 pointr/knives

I have 2 knives. A Spyderco Tenacious G-10, and a Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek

I'll start with the course diamond and do about 20 passes towards the cutting edge (as if I'm trying to shave the sharpener instead of scraping the blade against it) on each side moving the diamond at an angle so the entire blade was touched. Then the same with the fine diamond, then the same with the Arkansas stone. I'm using the shallow angle option on the blade holder.

I don't strop the blades afterwards with leather.

Good idea about marking the blade edge with a Sharpe, I'll try that.

u/d6s · 1 pointr/knives

this is the best pic I could get. the rust is the worst around the bottom of the blade

and I'm still pretty knew to the whole knife scene so I'm not 100% sure. here is a link to the amazon listing where I got it,

it just says "Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, bead-blasted finish"

u/EvolutionVII · 1 pointr/Austria

Kershaw Cryo MODEL 1555TI 49.90 EUR on

Kershaw Cryo MODEL 1555TI 22.30 USD/18.95 EUR on

available here at an austrian shop for 77,90 EUR

in this case it's a chinese made Kershaw, but kind of a standard go to knive in that price range.

For US made:

Kershaw Blur for 89,95 EUR at

Kershaw Blur for 44.95 USD/38.20 EUR at

u/dudervoog · 1 pointr/knives

I'd go with a Kershaw. Good quality for the price. The Blur is a good knife, I have one. A Kershaw Leak is also a great knife. It's much more concealable.

u/Real_Life_Pirate · 1 pointr/EDC

my edc is the kershaw blur, but I have the one with the serrated edge and I love it, its perfect in my opinion.

u/umilmi81 · 1 pointr/knives

I bought 3 assisted opening knives:

  • Leek - Ken Onion
  • Flash II - SOG
  • Some junky piece of shit - Smith & Wesson

    I'm not 100% satisfied with any of them. I like the SOG the best, but all of them have annoying locks on them that defeat the entire purpose of an auto opening knife. The purpose is to open them quickly with one hand. Well if the safety keeps getting turned on in your pocket then you end up fiddling with them.

    My brother on the other hand has a Ken Onion Black Blur and that seems to be a really good knife.
u/stylefish · 1 pointr/knives

Picked up a Kershaw Blur maybe a week or two ago. Kershaw's SpeedSafe opening is smooth as butter and the blade locks well into place with zero movement.

There's a version with a S30V blade for about $20 more. Overall, I don't have a negative thing at all to say about the Blur.

u/rhg561 · 1 pointr/EDC

If you want spring assisted I'd highly suggest you look at the Kershaw Blur. It's spring assisted and only about $50. I think you can get it in S30V for a little more though. I've had it for awhile and it's held up really well.

u/dafuckinglizardking · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Not sure about the specific's but it's this one. I saw it cheaper on amazon so I hope I did good haha

u/Hands · 1 pointr/NorthCarolina

In terms of pocketknives for every day carry I usually have my Kershaw Ken Onion Blur on me, which is a 3.4" assisted open lockblade and is perfectly legal to carry in your pocket. It's by far my favorite cheap-ish pocketknife I've ever owned.

That being said I carry it because I need it at work frequently, not for defense. Frankly carrying a knife for defense is a dumb idea and you're way better off just buying pepper spray if that's what you want a knife for.

u/xNuckingFuts · 1 pointr/knives

Amazon acts as an escrow, so of course the money hasn't even been withdrawn from my account yet since it wasn't shipped out. If you look on an Amazon price [history] ( the knife has dropped to as low as $30 while being fulfilled by Amazon, so $15 isn't that extraordinary. And as I've stated earlier, it's not a mistake as much as we all want to believe that. There's no reason a shop would open for five days, take hundreds of orders for a vast array of items, and cancel all of them while changing shop name at the same time. And as stated earlier as well, on the Complaints Board (a place to check online stores for legitimacy via reviews) all of the complaints all follow the same fishy pattern.

u/G8kpr · 1 pointr/boardgames

I want to know how this is fair:

same product,

$43 vs $10

edit: Just did a test, purchasing it through the US and shipping to Canada would be a final cost of $17.77. Not bad really.

u/dboeren · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

I use a Plano for all my stuff, I think it's this model:

In the top compartment I keep all my tokens, dice, pegs, and templates - stuff like that. You can put some small ships in here too, I just don't yet. There are a couple of slightly bigger compartments in the top section that hold my asteroids and damage deck.

In the bottom compartment is all my ships and I put my rulebook in there too. I've still got a good amount of empty space but once it starts filling up I'll migrate a few of the smaller ships into empty spaces on top. Overall it should hold quite a lot of small based ships. The one place it's weak is that there isn't much storage for big ships/bases unless you start cutting the dividers. And the cards share the divider space too. Eventually I'm thinking of migrating them to a thin binder with pocket pages but it's not necessary yet.

There are bigger stow n go models too.

u/shiki88 · 1 pointr/MarvelDiceMasters

General tips:

That 3.99 box I bought won't fit the cards without modification and there will be some dice mismatch in compartments. I have a deckbox for the cards, anyway.

But certainly the red Plano box would fit a large collection. It's overkill in my opinion.

u/grantd86 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

It's not for everyone but I use these guys to organize screws. I have a few boxes worth of common screws in the lower portion and a bunch of small screws, nuts and bolts in the top compartment. The biggest thing is to sort through the inevitable bin of parts and fasteners when you're done with your project and try to keep the catch all containers to a minimum.

u/Johnnyallstar · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

I only have about 30 or so ships, but I use two Plano 5231 cases. One for IMPs one for Rebels, and scum intermittently. I also have a plastic keter toolbox for the large ships.

Lots of people like Plano's stuff. Without getting something custom (read: expensive) you could try one of Plano's bigger chests, like the 732 tackle box.

u/22cthulu · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

As others have mentioned the Plano makes several great cases that work great for X-wing

Here's what it looks like with ships/dials/bases/tokens inside of it. I caulked the bottom of the trays since they didn't sit flush I can fit almost all of my Rebel fleet inside of it. The only thing I can't fit is a YT-2400, though I took out the Ghost I could fit several more easily. I picked mine up at Harbor Freight on sale for $9

u/jjpearson · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

You can tell this is the correct one because under the "also purchased" is x-wing stuff.

I'm mostly a one of each ship person (minus the swarm ships, like i have 8 tie's and 8 Z-95's) and have one of these for each faction. They hold plenty of small based ships and can handle some of the smaller large based ships. Other than not having enough storage for the large ships I have no issues with it.

It's a little large to bring everything to game days, but it was cheap and customizable and works great.

u/wldcrdbtchs_yeehaw · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

The good 'ol trusty Plano 5231 is $10 at Lowe's/Menard's/Amazon/K-Mart. I also have 3 of the double version (basically two of them plastered together) for each faction and it fits a good majority of my ships and I've been playing since Wave 1.

u/mglovertcg · 1 pointr/xwing

Plano Molding 5231 Double Cover Stow N Go Organizer, Porsche Red

This is the case you want.

You should be good with Jumpmaster and Starfighters for now. Check out this video for an idea:

Pick up most wanted for slave 1 pilots and upgrade cards

Pick up starviper for upgrade cards (also a fun ship!)

u/dar24601 · 1 pointr/dicemasters

Well i just got into this game just have one starter and just placed an order for a gravity feed. I'm just planning to use this plano lockjaw organizer. It worked great for when ran a Junior High D&D club, so planning on storing my dice, rule books and dice bags. And for the cards I'll use Deck box for my teams and then store any extras in BCW boxes from my baseball collecting days. It's a bit much for what i have know but it's what i have on hand don't want to spend money on storage rather save that money for when the DC Worlds Finest set is released.

u/jfurrer · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

I found this bag on sale and it ROCKS. Drops to @ 30USD or less if you watch it.

I have 4 Plano boxes (, a box with all small cards, tokens, and a Ghost (, and a small chit box ALL in the inner pocket, all my lists/papers/HoTAC stuff in the big outer pocket, all my pilot cards in ziplocs on the end pockets, and more. It's a battle beast. Pics later if you want...

u/Klinger_047 · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

I use this

And multiple of these

Works really well and very cheap. Just got the plano and its perfect for holding all tokens in the top.

u/Acert93 · 1 pointr/boardgames

Any specific Plano model work well? I used Plano 5231 for X-Wing and that has been fantastic.

u/Joeshabadoojr · 1 pointr/boardgames

I've seen people use all sorts of things for playmats. From black felt with white paint splashed lightly to represent stars to vinyl banners with Hubble images printed on them to elaborate Death Star terrain. Anything you think looks good in your budget will work. I think the size for tournament play is 3x3.

As for storage I love this plano box.

It fits my two cores (with cards and templates) plus all the wave one ships. There is also room to grow.

u/retrocoin · 1 pointr/Carcassonne

It's a 5231 Double Cover Stow N Go Organizer, Porche Red -- Amazon link:

I notched the dividers with a hole saw to allow quick access to tile sets, otherwise they were about as tall as the tiles and made it difficult to get them out. I also ended up buying an extra case as I was one divider short to properly organize the expansions I've got.

u/-Boundary- · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

Lol, yah I'm on my third box also.

Let me guess, was this box #2?

u/mrush007 · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

I like this one for portable needs not storage.

it has two separate cases you can fit all your dice and tokens in the upper level. The second level has enough room for the large ships and lots of small slots for many small ships. I have not tried the Decimator in it yet so not sure about that.

u/nithos · 1 pointr/Legodimensions

We have been using this. Characters fit on top, vehicles fit in bottom.

Not sure how much will fit once the wave of xmas gifts come in, but it's working for the couple things we have now with plenty of room to spare.

u/Redux-Eredar · 1 pointr/hackintosh

It comes with the waterblock/enclosure, backplate, tubes, radiator, fans, fan splitter, thermal paste, thermal pads, and screws for mounting fans to the radiator and the radiator to the case. You'll need to cut thermal pads. I used a pen-shaped razor, it was something like this:

You don't need to buy anything else, but you might want to. I personally used a pair of Noctua fans (NF-12 or NF-A12x25 work well). The thermal paste tube is really small -- I wound up using the whole tube, so you might want to have extra paste around as backup. I also used some Noctua wipes to clean my GPU die and the waterblock cold plate before assembly, but alcohol + coffee filters would work fine too.

Here's a Gamers Nexus video showing the installation process so you know what's involved:, there are other videos out there as well.

u/Helen0rz · 1 pointr/papercraft

You might already have these things, all basic stuff and it's just gonna be a rehash of what I previously mentioned :

Get an xacto knife, basic and you should be able to get it at the local hobby shop or at amazon, very straight forward.

You might need craft tweezers. I have this kit but haven't started on it, but the tweezers can be really help for in tight spots. I have a needle nose kind (not sure that's what you call them) and the curved kind.

Glue, any one glue (like elmers or scotch) will work. There are craft glues you can buy but it's not really necessary

Painting Kiki, brush pens should achieve what you see in the picture. I haven't gotten a set yet so I can't exactly give recs. I have just been utilizing my fine point sharpies and the Sakura brand micro pens

u/facey801 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Let's Celebrate!

Great contest. I could always use another one of these!

u/Captain_Fun_Dicks · 1 pointr/steroids

If I'm running 175-200mg and HCG I need the .125 on pin days.

Get one of these-

u/BeautifulVictory · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

X-ACTO! It's prime time!

u/Loserwing · 1 pointr/Gunpla

They have smaller knifes called exacto knifes, personally i switched between knifes and plyers for the nubs.

X-ACTO #2 Knife With Safety Cap

u/chromejunx · 1 pointr/graffhelp

Xacto knife or something similar. Back in the days I used to take the razor blades from the boxcutter at work and used those. I wouldn't recommend that on account of the fact that would ALWAYS cut the tips of my fingers.

u/other_thoughts · 1 pointr/AskElectronics
&amp;gt; unsoldering bigger chips     <br />
      <br />
Here is my suggestion, if you have to remove and IC (chip) and you will not reuse it.<br />
Here is an SOIC-16 pack image<br />
Get a set of dental picks, and a fine-tipped xacto knife (links for example)<br /><br /><br />
.<br />
The SOIC leads look like &quot;legs&quot; of a person sitting on a chair. You can see the knee, heel, foot and toe.     <br />
Add a small amount of solder to the pads.<br />
Insert the pick tip between the heel and the package, pry gently and reheat the solder joint.<br />
When the solder is molten, force the pin off the pad, like straightening the &quot;knee&quot;.<br />
Repeat for the other pins. <br />
Since I an right handed, I start with pin 8 of an soic-16 package, then pin 7, 6... 2.<br />
Then I do pins 16,15,...10. Then I CAREFULLY remove pin 1 and 9 <br />
.               <br />
 **DO NOT use tweezers as a pick. They will bend an NEVER can be straightened.**
u/kbob · 1 pointr/cableadvice

Try this. If you're like me, you have so many spare cables that you won't mind ruining a couple.

u/Apex413 · 1 pointr/Terraria

All I did was draw the eye on the pumpkin, trace that out with an Xacto Knife, then scrape off the rind and enough skin to let light through using these sculpting tools. This pumpkin I did last week shows it a little better, still terrible cell phone quality :/.

u/_blackwatch · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

This is the one I bought and found that I didn't even need a few of the items. Here is the camera glass cover

An X-ACTO or other utility knife along with a playing card (used a Joker to not mess up my other cards lol) was also useful.

u/LMNOBeast · 1 pointr/BudgetBlades

A little late to the party... You are following the same trajectory as me. I'm just now expanding into fixed blades, but before you put the brakes on budget folders you should check out a few more options.

The Coast FX350 (9cr18mov, G-10, frame lock, 3-position clip) is a beauty for under $20. The BX315 (9cr18mov, rubberized handle, lock back) is great for wet work and is currently selling for just under $15—it has a sheath instead of a clip because the large rubberized grip doesn't slide in and out of pockets very well. The BX315 also has a little brother, the BX300.

If you like the Kershaw Link's profile then you should try a Flock (8cr13mov, FRN, tip-up clip) that's going for $15. It is a dealer exclusive that was poorly marketed and escaped most people's notice. Probably one of the best Kershaw deals going right now.

Spyderco's Spy-DK is currently selling for $30. It's a special non-locking model for Denmark knife laws. It's old school slip joint action but you get a N690Co blade that is a step up from their more expensive budget folders.

Back to fixed blades...

As I mentioned in another comment, Schrade is a good place to start for budget fixed blades—check out the SCHF36 Frontier for under $30. One thing to note is many fixed blades in this category are going to use 1095 steel which typically requires some maintenance, but most are powder coated to address this. Don't let 1095 scare you away from some nice options.

Now, I know you are looking for budget knives but there is a mid-range option that you may want on your wishlist. If you have an Ontario Rat folder (which you should) then you might want to compliment it with a Rat 3, 5, or 7. Like I said, I wouldn't consider Ontario fixed blades as 'budget' but they're a bargain compared to brands like Tops.

I hope this helps and have fun exploring, this rabbit hole runs DEEP.

u/dman77777 · 1 pointr/knives

The Ontario RAT 1, or Rat 2 are both right near your price range, and the quality is similar to a $75-$100 Knife. Highly recommended by tons of people. I got the RAT1 a couple of weeks ago, and I am blown away by the quality.;amp;qid=1407954137&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=rat1

u/paperwaller · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Are these what you're referring to - [Ontario Rat]( amd the ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=8CAA01P0370Z040V1D22) and the Rat 2?

I would like a partially serrated blade but this looks great and have awesome reviews. Do you own on of the RATs and if so do they hold up pretty well?

Now I just need to find a good sharpening setup besides my 4 stone sets.

u/aItalianStallion · 1 pointr/knifeclub
u/mimiflynn · 1 pointr/knives

&gt; skyline

Ontario Rat is excellent and cheaper by a few bucks.

u/CruiseBiscuits · 1 pointr/PKA

That's crazy. Everywhere in Europe? I use my flip knife many times every single day because of the quick one hand operation. I love my little Victorinox pocket knife but it is too slow and tedious to dig out of my pocket and pry open with two hands for what I want to do.

u/merkon · 1 pointr/EDC

In that price range, I'd recommend something made by Kershaw, the Spyderco Tenacious, or an Ontario Rat. if you give me more criteria I can narrow down the suggestions as well.

u/producer35 · 1 pointr/knives

Ontario Rat folder, $29, was just recommended in another thread and I've bookmarked it to buy in the future. Looks good.

u/6f6o9a9 · 1 pointr/knives
u/freeshavocadew · 1 pointr/knives

Sorry, can't recommend a good axe, let alone one to EDC. The little I know about axes is from Wranglerstar on Youtube.

As for knives, how much money are you willing to spend and what sort of tasks will the knife primarily be used for? Cutting threads off your t-shirts? Have yourself a little $39 Leek. Yes, another Kershaw. Get over it. Kershaw makes affordable knives for a variety of tasks.

Don't want a Kershaw still? Well, the OKC Rat-1 in $24 AUS8 or $44 D2. There's also the $22 OKC Utiliac. How about the very simple $29 Victorinox Cadet? The $31 Cold Steel Finn Wolf? The $44 Kizer Vanguard?

I own all of these knives, some of them for a lot longer than others. All of which are nice at a fair price. In that $40-$50 range you start getting the Spyderco Tenacious, Kershaw Blur (personally I think it's one of the best value knives and I recently damn near stole one from Amazon for $35), and the nicer CRKT M-16s. You might be able to fine a Spyderco Delica for ~$60.

u/hot_n_stinky_dreams · 1 pointr/BudgetBlades

Yes, carbon usually has a much more significant edge stability. However, since you're not using it often, carbon represents quite a bit of maintenance (it will rust). Even with oil, if it's in long term storage, it tends to get small spots of rust that need to be polished off. If you use it frequently, rust usually isn't a huge issue. Long-term storage is where the rust really becomes a problem. Snow could present more issues with rust, but I haven't had to deal with that in my climate setting.

If you have a honing rod, that should fix a rolled edge better than a pull-through sharpener. But a knife is no knife at all without a properly sharpened edge.

Since it seems like you're not doing heavy woodwork...maybe a folder would be best for you.

For minimal maintenance, good edge retention, and as long as you're not doing heavy wood work, try the BRK Avispa or Zancudo (links go to Amazon). Alternatively the OKC RAT and RAT II are essentially the same knives but with different styling. I believe these are all in AUS-8 Stainless Steel and have pretty hard edges. The edge should last a while with no sharpening (use your honing rod, though). The Avispa and RAT 1 are both quite large--I think the blades are about 4 inches long. The Zancudo and RAT II have ~2.5 inch blades and are much better suited for every day carry.

Opinels are great for culinary applications, but I don't personally like them for woodworking. Great for spreading cheese, and cutting summer sausages though! I also don't entirely trust the locking mechanism. But they are super cool knives. The stainless loses its edge very quickly to rolling.


Do you mind me asking: what is your version of 'flashy'?

u/gtr0y · 1 pointr/knives

The classic ontario rat 1 is a good start (check out nutnfancy's review of this knife on youtube)

Edit: Added a review suggestion.

u/ssskuda · 1 pointr/knives

I'm a big fan of the Ontario Knife Co. RAT-1, OP.

The build quality is pretty good, the blade is easy to maintain, and the handle is easy to grip, which is a gripe I have against the Cryo (I have one and love it) since my hands are wide.

u/MyOwnHurricane · 1 pointr/EDC

For what it's worth, my brother had the same needs as he works on a college campus and I got him an Ontario RAT 1. Another great traditional looking knife is the Buck 110BRS Lockback Folder, it's a classic style and has no tac-appeal to it at all.

u/BIG_RETARDED_COCK · 1 pointr/knives
u/morchella · 1 pointr/knives
u/PuppiesGoMeow · 1 pointr/EDC

No problem! If blade length is not an issue then I’d recommend the Kershaw Cryo, which comes in many varieties and has a flipper. Or try your hand at the Ontario Rat 1 which is very easy and smooth to open. It is deployed by thumb stud though but it’s probably far smoother than how to Funxion opens.

u/BigDonads · 1 pointr/cigars
u/Lazerr · 1 pointr/KnifeDeals

I was browsing camelcamelcamel and saw the link to it here.;amp;amp;context=popular

Looks like it saves a couple bucks which is always a good thing.

u/49ersNguns · 1 pointr/knives

ESEE Randall's Adventure and Training Zancudo Framelock Folder - Black/Stonewash by ESEE Knives

Kershaw 1670S30V Blur Knife with S30V Steel Blade with SpeedSafe by Kershaw

Ontario Knives Model II Folding Knife, Black by Ontario Knife

u/BeefySTi · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Kershaw S30V Blur Knife with Steel Blade with SpeedSafe

u/JoJackthewonderskunk · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Hey a blur is a great option if that's what he has. Get the S30V version if you want to stick with that same knife but upgrade to the best version.

u/elvezp · 1 pointr/knifeclub

The s30v version is only 54 at Amazon.

Kershaw Blur S30V Folding Pocket Knife (1670S30V); 3.4” S30V Blade with Stonewashed Finish and Anodized Aluminum Handle with Trac-Tec Inserts, SpeedSafe Assisted Opening, Reversible Pocketclip; 4 OZ

u/Zafiro-Anejo · 1 pointr/knives

Well, I didn't like the hole except in the most utilitarian sense. That is to say I liked being able to open it with one hand but I didn't like the way the hole looked.

I don't see the greater reliability thing, I mean a assisted with a broken spring still works, it just isn't assisted.

I know a lot of people go nuts for spydercos but when I ditched my endura for the blur I had no regrets. Except that the blur cost more. I've bought a ton of knives since I bought the blur in 2010 and I still carry it a lot. IT just hits a sweet spot for me. Plus the spyderco was a lock back if I recall correctly and that means two hands to fold up unless you practice a lot. I'm not going to devote that kind of time to it.

How crap I'm rambling, why stop now? One of the knives I thought was going to be my new daily knife was a crkt m16. It was smaller, nice blade shape, etc. I liked it a lot until, autolawks. That stupid thing killed it for me.

u/JaLucas24 · 1 pointr/knives

Kershaw sells a version of the Kershaw Blur in s30v steel. About $72

Kershaw Link in s35vn House of Blades exclusive. Not sure exact price. S35vn is considered an upgrade to s30v.

Spyderco manix 2 lw in cts-xhp Knifecenter exclusive $90. Cts-xhp is basically a more stainless D2. It may be easier to sharpen also. Steel is on par with s30v.

Spyderco delica 4 is a great knife also. $65. Blade length is 2.9. Comes in vg10 ( better than aus8 but not as good as s30v).

u/skyn3tgh0st · 1 pointr/knives

Personal opinion, but I don’t think you need to spend $150+ on a decent EDC knife. Check out the Ontario Rat II in D2 or the Steel Will Cutjack in D2. I’ve also always been a big fan of Kershaw knives too. The Kershaw Blur in S30V is a pretty solid choice.

u/ilikesidehugs · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Made in USA kershaw blur - excellent sale price right now.

Has a speed safe opening component that makes its utility that much better. Really good steel blade for the price. I've had mine for two years now with no issue. Keep it oiled and also it's pretty easy to sharpen. You may also send it in to the manufacturer and they will sharpen it for you.

Check out this deal:
Kershaw S30V Blur Steel Blade Knife with SpeedSafe

EDIT: just realized that you meant utility as in a razor cutter. My bad

u/hewlandrower · 1 pointr/knives;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1383043023&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=s30v+blur

Excuse the long link, but I would point you in this direction. I think it's one of the best deals around. You get vastly superior S30V steel than the CRKT for a few more bucks, and it's american made (in case that matters to you).

u/wannarubbutts · 1 pointr/EDC

Kershaw Piston
Kershaw Blur S30V the s30v blur isnt all that much more, so if you can i would get the blur. i understand if you like the design on the piston though because i was like that not too long ago. im just making a suggestion because i think the blur would serve you a lot better. dont let me be the deciding factor though. look into it and see what suits you more.

u/TerpenoidTester · 1 pointr/Knife_Swap
u/dorklogic · 1 pointr/knives
u/bungsana · 1 pointr/EDC

carry gerber EAB. i use it to open mail, boxes at work, and packages. i also use the flat edge as a bottle opener.

u/random_account_538 · 1 pointr/MLPLounge

I don't have a fancy knife. Just a plain old Gerber EAB.

I like that I don't have to ever worry about sharpening it. Mostly because I'm not very good at sharpening knives.

I do carry [one of these]( "The 3.3" .45acp version") though.

u/Bangs42 · 1 pointr/EDC
u/browsit · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

It is great for storing credit cards. I don't use it for money; I use this:

u/midnight_nyc · 1 pointr/techtheatre

I use this tiny Gerber money clip knife. I put in a fresh blade every week so my knife is always sharp. I use strait blades but it also accepts other styles of blades. My test for a sharp knife is being able to have a friend hold a sheet of gel in front of them and being able to slice it cleanly (this is more of a film thing than a theatre thing).

u/AnacondaPython · 1 pointr/EDC

I modified my setup a bit, to accodomodate feedback from other people and to see what works best for me

Somebody suggest to use this knife:;amp;psc=1

Here's my new setup:


Any dynomighty wallet, just pick a design

Car keys (whatever your carkeys are). If you want a USB stick added on to your keys, use a Micro-HDMI for low profile and convenience;amp;psc=1


Iphone6, Samsung S6, etc etc. Whatever floats your boat

Pick a small battery charger, search for it on amazon:;amp;field-keywords=portable+battery+charger&amp;amp;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aportable+battery+charger

Get a retractable cable for your charger if you need too (low profile);amp;qid=1474558782&amp;amp;sr=8-4&amp;amp;keywords=USB+retractable+cable

JEAN COIN POCKET (on front right pocket)

That gerber fold up knife;amp;psc=1

RIGHT MOST JEAN STRAP ( was the front right before)


duck tape

Tape planet had the cheapest prices at $1.54 each


Measuring tape. This one has the lowest profile so it doesn't hurt to sit on, 10' is good enough for almost everything;amp;qid=1474558504&amp;amp;sr=8-7&amp;amp;keywords=measuring+tape


Get sticky notes, I suggest highland brand 3"x3" since it works for nearly everything you might need sticky notes. I suggest getting both, alternate colors by day

Plain yellow:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1474558871&amp;amp;sr=1-6&amp;amp;keywords=sticky+notes


Also, get a sharpie too. Fine points are good;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1474558955&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=sharpie

Alternatively or ultra fine;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;refRID=08FBBP33PZV82ZY7AT41


that's my current setup

u/WarSport223 · 1 pointr/VEDC


I feel some sort of a utility-blade knife is great for fine / small / delicate work, and pair it with a nice medium - large, solid fixed blade knife is a good idea.

This is a ridiculously nice knife for the price:

SOG Tactical Knife with Sheath - “Field Knife” Fixed Blade Knives FK1001-CP 4” Fixed Blade Knife with Full Tang Sharp Knife Blade + Survival Knife Grip

Also I’ve found that Schrade knives seem to provide an exceptionally good value. I bought this one for my bag when it was closer to I think $22/23.00....can’t beat that! Honestly I’m prob going to start collecting them. They’re super inexpensive yet pretty good quality / pretty well rated.

As much as I truly love and used to only go for the best, most expensive stuff, I’d rather have several less expensive knives stashed around instead of one super expensive one that I’m afraid to use, lose, break.

Schrade by BTI Tools SCHF36CP Frontier, 5" High Carbon Steel Blade, Full Tang, Clam

I did some research (of course....all my suggestions here are very well researched) and for the price, the 2 knives above are very good values. Don’t get me wrong; I love super high-quality, expensive things - especially knives - but;

  • I have around 20-ish knives and literally the only knife I ever use is my Gerger EAB utility knife and I only use it to open packages. :-|

  • As these are dedicated for car kits, there’s a chance they’ll get lost or stolen so I certainly don’t want a $200+ knife to play that role.

    Gerber EAB Pocket Knife [22-41830]

    These things are ridiculously small and useful. Great for EDC or VEDC. Been carrying one for years &amp; use it all the time. Get the one I linked, NOT the fancy-looking new “upgraded” model - it is a POS. I bought 2-3 and the clip broke off on EACH of them almost immediately. It is also much larger than the original EAB.

    OR you can get something like this because you have spare blades + larger handle / better grip.

    Folding Utility Knife, Heavy Duty, Triple Ground Blades Stay Sharp, Pocket Clip Klein Tools 44131

    Also a crowbar of some sort so that you aren’t tempted to use any of your knives as a crowbar.
u/suihcta · 1 pointr/EDC

In rough order, starting from the upper left corner:

u/DiegoRC9 · 1 pointr/EDC

I actually just replaced mine with a Gerber E.A.B utility knife. They're affordable, small, fit anywhere, and obviously have replaceable blades. I absolutely love it.

u/maxpowerAU · 1 pointr/knives

Start with a box cutter, like a Milwaukee Fastback or a Gerber EAB.

Give it a few months of being able to open packages and trim paper into folding dolls for your niece. Don't mention safety or self protection or anything like that at all. Then let your folks see you cutting up your lunch apple with your box cutter.. food prep is where a box cutter is kinda gross and you can pitch for an Opinel or something.

u/hovva91 · 1 pointr/knives

I found this one which looks promising!

Gerber EAB Pocket Knife [22-41830]

u/xtremepado · 1 pointr/knives

The cheapest knife worth carrying that I can think of is the Gerber EAB.

It takes standard utility blades, so it is easy to have a razor sharp blade at all times. It is extremely light and thin, and you will hardly notice it in your pocket. Plus the clip doubles as a very useful money clip.

I believe they sell them at Walmart. I have many expensive knives and this is one that I use very often.

u/Scrivnerian · 1 pointr/EDC

Been meaning to pick up one of these Gerber cutters. I work in an office, seems like a good EDC carry for dress slack pockets, can anyone offer thoughts?

u/Ashtonmore · 1 pointr/knives

Right, I am not going to argue with a free knife. One of two knives I have now too since all my other ones have gotten lost or stolen. The other being a Gerber box knife that I have had for over five years. Old quote in the camera world, the best camera is the camera you have on you. Same could be said about knives I guess.

u/The_Bratheist · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This little guy. Much more solid than the "quick-change" variety of blades, yet I can still change the blade in under a minute.

Half of the blade stays guarded, so when it gets dull, you flip it around and you have a new razor sharp edge to last until you get a chance to replace the blade. Snapped off the tip prying something? Flip it around, brand new blade. I love this little thing.

u/myusernameisunique02 · 1 pointr/Tools

Haha I was actually looking at one of those 90 degree angle attachments, but figured I don't really need it yet. Will wait until it goes on clearance.

That makes sense about the bit holders though. Same thing, will wait to find some on sale since I don't need them urgently.

I came across this set of titanium bits on sale, but it only goes to 1/4. /u/blbd mentioned that this is probably the most cost effective option since it doesn't have the pricier bits, but it means if I ever need more bits, I would need a new case; this is why I was going to wait until this one goes on sale, but might be a silly endeavour.

Is this the knife you use currently? Only downside I've seen is someone people say it gets uncomfortable to hold - looks good otherwise.

u/eyedwords · 1 pointr/EDC

Gerber EAB Pocket Knife— My freinds keep making fun of me because I keep asking them if they've seen my new knife. "Yes. I've seen it three times. It's great. Shut up."

I just think it's so purdy.

u/justateburrito · 1 pointr/EDC
u/nater255 · 1 pointr/EDC

Trayvax Element Wallet (Mississippi Mud)

Motorola Nexus 6 (Google Fi)

KeyBar Titanium

Seiko 5 (Japanese Mech)

Gerber EAB Pocket Knife

Gerber Leatherman (1995)

Chapstick (Classic)

Random USB Stick (4gig)

u/Ey3rose · 1 pointr/EDC

I Work as a Purchaser/reciever and open boxes and envelopes all day and I LOVE my Gerber It takes disposable blades that the office buys so its always sharp. It looks good, compact, and its cheep so if someone nicks it I wont be too upset.

u/rgoertzen · 1 pointr/EDC

I picked up a Kershaw Skyline when I was in college and it's a great knife. I have gotten some better knives since then but it's still probably my favorite for simplicity and pocketability.

u/askeeve · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Y'all are dangerous. This came from just a little bit of browsing this sub and some searching and review reading and whatnot. Amazon links for convenience:

Leatherman Crater c33Tx

Kershaw Leek

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife

CRKT 2020 AG Russell Sting

Any advice or substitutions anybody care to offer? I think for the money this is a pretty damn fine set of 4 knives. The Leatherman might get some funny looks but I had its younger brother for many years and it would probably replace my current EDC (Kershaw Skyline)

Edit: Will definitely take lots of pictures when I pull the trigger.

u/DoubleB123 · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Another good one is a Kershaw Skyline

u/TechnoTrain · 1 pointr/malelifestyle

The Kershaw Skyline is a favorite over at /r/knifeclub. If you want something that looks fancier (and still cheaper than the overpriced BS that bestmadeco sells!) go for the Damascus Skyline. Made in the USA.

u/toucher_of_sheepv2 · 1 pointr/knives

Kershaw Skyline. Looks like the price dropped a bit- from $40 to $33- so you're in luck.

u/postalrat · 1 pointr/knives

Try a Kershah Skyline. I'm sure you will like it, but if not you are only out $35 or so.

Besides online they are often sold at Walmart.

My opinion is that $100 is too much for an EDC unless it's a knife you feel you must have. For most tasks a $10 POS is going to work just as well as a $100 Benchmade or Spyderco. Also there is a good chance you will somehow lose it.

u/briedcan · 1 pointr/knives
u/Sung-gil · 1 pointr/knives

For mainly camping get a Cold Steel GI Tanto on Amazon. I usually don't like tango style blades but Cold Steel's has a thick edge that's great for bushcraft while the secondary edge/tip is great for prying and other heavy duty tasks. It is 1055 carbon steel so do clean it after every use. I recommend you modify the grip to something better though, I personally use tennis over grips as they are cheap and amazing.

Or if you want something smaller for both camping and EDC I suggest a Kershaw Skyline

u/clicker4721 · 1 pointr/knives

I would recommend a Ka-Bar Becker BK-2 Campanion (of course) and a Kershaw Skyline, if you're interested in a folder. Total for less than $100.
(BK-2 Abuse links.) Those two sets of tests should be more than enough evidence for the Campanion's awesomeness. It's $62 on Amazon.
The Kershaw Skyline gets great reviews. Amazon has them for $34.

EDIT: Added all the links, and decided to provide an actually comprehensive and helpful comment.

u/thanatos31 · 1 pointr/knives

If you do like it and then come into a bit more money, take a look at the skyline or shallot. Both made in USA (if you're into that, generally means better quality regardless), have better steel, use the flipper, and the shallot's assisted (though I did do away with the speedsafe on my shallot - like I said, I prefer unassisted - but still a great knife).

u/thebrianhanna · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Maybe something more like the Kershaw Skyline?

u/Jsmalley9 · 1 pointr/EDCexchange

Kershaw Skyline (Amazon)

It's a few dollars over your budget but it's worth every penny. Lightweight, won't weigh your pocket down, great blade shape. Can't recommend it enough.

u/ThePoliteCanadian · 1 pointr/knifeclub
u/Deadhead510 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Is this the same knife just in a different colour?

u/glowingdark · 1 pointr/knives

A Kershaw Skyline. You should be able to find a Skyline for ~$42 online (Amazon).

Or as others have suggested, the Kershaw Leek.

Possibly an H&amp;K Pika ~$30 (Amazon)

u/BarlesChronson · 1 pointr/knives

I would consider something like the Kershaw Skyline. If you are expecting heavy use then i would pick up a decent sharpning kit such as the TRI-6 System.

That skyline does not have a partial serrated edge. I to enjoy a serrated edge for cutting rope and twine... however, that blade is 14C28N stainless steel and can maintain a very sharp edge with everyday use for quite some time and negates my need for a serrated edge.

Coupled with the tri-6 system you would have an awesome edc (every day carry) knife for a very long time.

Budget total: $60-$65 - free shipping for prime members

Edit: serrated edges are a pain to sharpen without the proper tools and know how

Hope this helps

u/brundlfly · 1 pointr/EDC

In full disclosure I did just buy this knife for my EDC but since it's my first halfway decent pocket knife I don't want to waste the edge on cardboard if I don't have to.

u/middlefingur · 1 pointr/kershaw

This one's amazing for a smaller and super light every day carry for $21:

And this one's a little beefier with u.s. made steel:

I have one of each and don't leave home without one of them.

edit: I carried a big one like yours for a while and then carried the Chill for a week and thought to myself "What the fuck was I thinking lugging that other thing around?"

The above knives are more than sharp enough for anything you're going to through at it unless you're into destroying knives :)

u/Prae7oriaN · 1 pointr/funny

This comment was also take from a different, and much more awesome, knife.

u/biscaynebystander · 1 pointr/funny

I think the reviews for the Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant have this beat.

u/dreadfulpennies · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh, god. The Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife always and forever.


Edit: Someone linked the thing just right before me. :(

Edit Edit: Has anyone linked to the 55 Gallon drum of personal lubricant yet?

u/TesselArts · 1 pointr/gamedev

I've rolled my own engine for my most recent project as a solo developer; if you're interested, you can see it here.


Existing engines are absolutely brilliant; Unity and Unreal especially are insanely powerful and applicable for a large percentage of games or graphical apps. They do however, come with a large amount of bloat as they need to be designed to account for a huge variety of needs. This invariably, makes them not performance efficient for a type of app which requires specifics only.

Look at the 'Wenger Giant' Swiss army knife; it undoubtedly does more than 99% of other Swiss army knives but that doesn't make it better for all of those tasks in isolation. If you just want a few of the things it can provide, you're better off buying a smaller product for ease of use (i.e. 2d game, get gamemaker) or individual bespoke tools (rolling your own engine).


Could Unreal or Unity do all of what I needed? Kind of. Do the needs of my project align with what they provide as a primary performance focus? Well their main strength is to work with apps which need to pre-load assets and have them display beautifully in a scene. If you need that, use them, they're perfect.

They can do large scale areas but they're not focused for that so it's a bit of a deficit if you try to force them this way too, hence why I think so many open-world games use others/their own engine. You can still get decent results though. It's when you look at that 'pre-load and display' main service they provide and realise that's not what you need at all, then a custom engine might be the best way forward.


For me, needing large areas, focused heavily on particle systems which drive movement, all procedural during runtime, as well as real-time generating skyboxes, using weird compute shader texture update logic per-frame etc etc. Basically very little of what I need aligns with their main goals so using Unreal/Unity would have meant a more limited product overall as none of these things are exactly what those engines are focused on.

In my example, my engine can be tailored to accommodate what I need specifically, instead of battling to override what they're really built to provide, meaning much faster performance. Also, if there is a bug, I know it's caused by something I've done instead of being hidden away in the engine.


It's slower to make your own engine (Probably took me about a year to get mine right) but the ability to focus it makes it so much better for certain circumstances.

u/FesteringNeonDistrac · 1 pointr/Justrolledintotheshop

I used to stare at the 'everything' swiss army knife in the display case of the store that sold knives in the mall. I dreamed about how cool it would be to have that one.

u/gorimem · 1 pointr/IndiaNonPolitical
u/mx_missile_proof · 1 pointr/medicine
u/JohnnyRolph · 1 pointr/EDC
u/Iwasateenagecirclrjk · 1 pointr/funny

Here's the Amazon link where i got the pictures from. Unfortunately Amazon deleted the pictures.
Here's the link with a list of tools the knife has

u/Origami_Architect_ · 1 pointr/mallninjashit
u/jellycomb · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I think this is not enough, you need this

u/MiscalculatedRisk · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Pff... just a normal victorinox swiss knife?

Check this shit out I wanna see an animation where you pull it out, cant decide which tool to use, and just go around bashing people over the head with it.

u/zeefomiv · 1 pointr/AskReddit

So I scrolled down and saw this...


u/booszhius · 1 pointr/AutoCAD

I use this feature every day. I've been using AutoCAD since release 2 on floppies, and learned to draft by hand, too. I have a deep appreciation for the multitude of tools AutoCAD offers - even if I never use them, I appreciate that they are there before someone needs them, and I might eventually use them too.

AutoCAD is like those massive Swiss Army knives. It all comes down to the task at hand, and knowing what tool is going to help you get it done that much faster and more efficiently.

This particular tool helps to eliminate the need to draw construction lines by inferring coordinates based on when you have already drawn and the direction you move your mouse.

u/BaconRapin · 1 pointr/awesome

Reminds me of a miniature Wenger 16999, but even that doesn't have a hammer.

u/nikiu · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

He should switch to this.

u/Hodaka · 1 pointr/worldnews

Most gushing reviews are easy to spot, and easy to ignore.

On the other hand, I have a soft spot for some fake reviews, such as the 560 entries for the Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife.

u/Mikkel0405 · 1 pointr/dankmemes

IDK just found it on google images, but Here you go:

u/ListenToTheMusic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about this?

u/fairyofsnow · 1 pointr/Unexpected

Link if anyone is interested:

u/NarwallMan · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

You think that is a multitool? Now this is a true multitool

u/caturdaynauplz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



u/Steelersgirl20 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Definitely the Swiss army knife reviews they're so funny! And the wolf shirt reviews


u/BigLittlePenguin_ · 1 pointr/Nicegirls

Nah mate, there is that swiss army knife that must have a least a thousand. Have fun with it

u/SirRhor · 1 pointr/funny

hehe: "Used (1) from $9,999.99 + $8.50 Shipping"

u/ax0n · 1 pointr/EDC

Kershaw Select Fire. It's my EDC. It's a folder knife first and foremost, with a flip-out 1/4" bit driver, and the capacity to carry four 1/4" bits. When you flip the screwdriver part out, it also exposes a bottle cap opener, which is a nice touch. Mine has the half-serrated blade. Most of the ones I see don't have the serrations.

It comes with two each standard and philips drive in anodized black, however I replaced two of them with bits that I find myself needing frequently (An allen driver that fits almost everything on my bicycle, and a T25 security Torx, because I find myself needing a T25 for some strange reason or another, very frequently (servers at work, my big ham radio at home).

The pocket clip can be mounted left or right, but due to the screwdriver bit holders, you're limited to "tip down" configuration. Not my usual mode, but in the 3 years I've had this trusty thing on me, it's come to not bother me much. Highly recommended for anyone whose main multi-tool needs are a great blade and some real, usable screwdrivers.

u/OMG_FAIL · 1 pointr/CCW

Hello, fellow IT guy. I love this knife myself, have you ever seen it?

EDIT: There's also a serrated version, which is what I have, but I can't seem to find it on Amazon at the moment.

u/Slider149 · 1 pointr/EDC

I really like the Kershaw with a screwdriver built in. Can't remember the name of it, but it has a bottle opener and 4 bits for the screwdriver.

Edit: here it is: Kershaw 1920 Select Fire Multi-Tool

u/ezdrocks · 1 pointr/EDC

/u/redh4re asked for a list of all the items:

[Kershaw 1920 Select Fire Multi Tool] (

Maui Jim Polarized sunglasses

Standard bi-fold leather wallet

Survival Straps Para-cord keychain with Wounded Warrior Project dogtag

Survival Straps Para-cord bracelet with Wounded Warrior Project logo dogtag

Otterbox for iPhone 5 (used phone to take picture)

Men's Drive from Citizen Eco-Drive AR 2.0 Chronograph Watch

u/jfb3 · 1 pointr/EDC

I think it's a Kershaw Select Fire

u/desktop_version_bot · 1 pointr/EDC
u/falconuruguay · 1 pointr/EDC
u/ipreferanothername · 1 pointr/sysadmin

if its the kind of sysadmin who actually has to do some of everything, including hardware, i am in love with this thing:;amp;qid=1496869018&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=kershaw+screwdriver+knife

its a screw driver knife with a really sturdy screwdriver. its on the bulky side, and i dont have a need for it anymore but it use to be my EDC when i had to deal with this, that and hardware too.

u/ht1237 · 1 pointr/EDC

Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking for the wire. And the eyeglasses kit could come in handy at other times when you need a small screwdriver set. Along those lines, I have one more suggestion. I've been carrying the Kershaw Select Fire for my EDC lately. It's a tiny bit more bulky than most of my other pocket knives, but it has a bit driver and holds 4 bits. Comes with 2 types of Phillips and standard, but you could really put in any bits. That thing comes in handy more often than not! I think it would really round out your repair carry.

u/He11scythe · 1 pointr/EDC

Kershaw Select Fire (1920); Multifunction Pocketknife with 3.4-Inch 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Blade, Black Glass-Filled Nylon Handle, 1/4-Inch Hex Drive, 2 Flathead Bits and 2 Crosshead Bits; 5 oz.

u/DeathByPianos · 1 pointr/knives

Another option is the Kershaw Select Fire.

u/JayDee240 · 1 pointr/HVAC

The Get-a-way driver is a great keychain to carry. Also the Kershaw 1920 is an awesome multi tool knife.

u/The_MF · 1 pointr/electricians

My boss gave us some of these kershaws and I like them, it's a decent knife with a nifty 1/4 nutdriver and some screwdriver attachments. I lost the one he gave everyone and just bought a new one on amazon.

u/Denver_White · 1 pointr/EDC

Panther Vision Hat

Cheap sunglasses from Zenni Optical

Casio CA53W

Gerber EAB Lite

Leatherman Wingman

Snap-On "Magic" Pliers

Kangertech EVOD E-Cig w/ upgraded battery


Zebra F-701

u/Mortazel · 1 pointr/knives

Gerber EAB &amp; 250 blades (5x 50 packs) Irwin Industrial Tools Bi-Metal Blue Utility Blade, 50-Pack

I can open boxes for the rest of my life!

For an EDC: 2x Spyderco Delica 4

u/Drago6817 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I just got one of these and love it:;amp;qid=1466747281&amp;amp;sr=sr-1&amp;amp;keywords=knife

  • It's dirt cheap if I lose it.

  • The blade is replaceable when it dulls/breaks so i can do stupid shit with it.

  • It's tiny enough to fit in the change pocket of my jeans so I carry it everywhere.

  • It looks classy enough people are still impressed when you whip it out.

    To date its my most used knife ever and ive had it all of a week. When the blade is replaceable, theres really no fucks to give about using it whenever a knife could be useful.

    hope it helps, fellow "better not use my nice knife to open that x" brother.
u/SavorIt · 1 pointr/DIY

my favorite box cutter &amp; super cheap if you lose it!

u/ang0896 · 1 pointr/Skookum

Even cheaper on Amazon. I really like this knife. Carry it ever day.

u/doktoroktobor · 1 pointr/Tools

This one right here[Gerber $7 locking folder](Gerber EAB Lite Pocket Knife [31-000345]

u/rimshotmonkey · 1 pointr/AskMen

Razer blade knife like this: Gerber EAB Lite Pocket Knife [31-000345]

I have always has a knife but I found I was reluctant to use it sometimes as it would really dull the edge to open boxes. The cheap and easily replaceable blade frees me to use it whenever I like without worry.

u/LookingSwan · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I carry a Gerber EAB everywhere with me. If I forget I have it and I'm about to get on a plane, I just unscrew the blade and throw it away!

Gerber EAB Lite Pocket Knife [31-000345]

u/insan3guy · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I usually have my multitool with me, but I always have my knife with me. Cheap little handle that fits a utility knife blade in it, best pocket knife I ever had and super cheap if you lose it. Usually grab a pack of 50 blades every 6mo at a hardware store and swap them out every few days. (the clip is worthless, I just snap it off... but the actual knife is great)

u/PontifexPrimus · 1 pointr/knives

If you just want the cutting advantages of a ceramic blade, why not get something like the Gerber EAB Lite and put ceramic utility blades in there?

u/emqz · 1 pointr/pencils

I love using my utility knife to sharpen my pencils. Inexpensive, easy to carry and you can buy a pack of 50 for 10 bucks.I just got this bad boy and it's working out pretty great.

u/copperpapa45 · 1 pointr/knives

Check out the spyderco bug I just got one the other day. Very high quality mini knife.

u/bsmith0 · 1 pointr/aww

If anyone wants to know, I believe that its this Please correct me OP if I'm wrong

u/lightinthedark · 1 pointr/knives

Would this and a small knife (Spyderco Bug?) fit the bill? Too many tools (without one being pliers) and finding quality is hard.

u/jersully · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I bought my wife a Spyderco Bug and she loves it. Tiny, very sharp. Unfortunately she works for a lawyer and often has to go to the local courthouse. They missed it for the longest time. Truly remarkable, but don't count on it passing security.

u/htebazilenylorac · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

This one is so small it looks kind of ridiculous, but it's smaller than a key and easily fits on a keychain.

u/AlGeee · 1 pointr/knives

The Spyderco Bug gets lost among standard-size keys…which I like

Spyderco Bug SS Slip Joint Plain Edge Knife

u/Kenblu24 · 1 pointr/EDC

Gerber EDC Zip. Absolutely tiny, but pretty darn useful. Rarely do I need a larger knife. Hard AF to sharpen though, I have to take it apart.

Spyderco Bug (12) Too small. Must be held like a full-size folder, which just doesn't work at this size.

Gerber EDC Zip (7-12) Love it. Thick enough to hold with a pinch grip, and small enough that I don't have to give any consideration to its weight. Sadly I have to take the blade out to sharpen it.

Rotring 600 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil

Sandisk SD Card

u/missxjulia · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a few related items on my list.;amp;coliid=I1667UJO8ZXVAE

a knife for cutting fishing line and other stuff that needs cutting.;amp;coliid=I15QKLX8FD0MDT

water filter, who knows when I will need clean water while out hiking the beautiful land of colorado.

Thanks for the contest!

u/xterraadam · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

If you want an inexpensive folder that will work for carving Try this:

That's my daily EDC btw. I like the Benchmade with the "spyderco blade" in it. Works good, it's fairly sharp out of the box, that kinda thing.

compare the blade shape to a dedicated carving knife:

Then when you want a little nicer handle...

u/Ranger_Gnome · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

I used a morakniv carving knife for the entire carving. This is the exact one I bought Morakniv Wood Carving 120 Knife with Laminated Steel Blade, 1.9-Inch

u/smallbatchb · 1 pointr/knifeclub

The Mora carving knife is an absolute classic and works wonderfully. It's not the prettiest thing but it really works.

I do a lot of carving and frequently use:

Basically any Mora (the red, wood handled classic is a great option too)

Helle: Odel (not a traditional carver but I love using it)

Kellam: Puukko

Enzo: Trapper (a bit beefier than a usual carving knife choice but works quite well)

Bark River: Bravo EDC (again not a traditional option but I really love carving with this thing)

A small Ahti puukko

A small and medium Wood Jewel puukko

Another idea that might be fun is get him a couple of the small Lauri puukko blades and he can carve his own handle, drill a hole and epoxy it on. Just a thought. The Lauri blades are wildly affordable and the smaller thinner ones make amazing little carving knives.

u/adammdavidson · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Well, ShitOnYourMom, the best way to get a start in whittling is to start. That may seem silly, but you'll need practice, and the acceptance that it will take a bit to get comfortable understanding the grain and learning to work with it. You'll need wood (I prefer green, unseasoned wood - as in directly from a living tree) and some basic tools. I'll give examples for someone on a budget, so that this will be relevant advice for anyone who may read it. Any small axe with a narrow profile and a blade you can choke up on will work. like this:
I use this one (A Hans Karlsson sloyd axe):
And you'll need a knife or two. I suggest a Mora 120 or 106. The difference is the 106 has a longer blade. The longer blade allows you to take longer continuous cuts, while the shorter allows you to choke up and get finer detail work. Example:;amp;qid=1396873922&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=mora+carving
I suggest the Mora knives because they're quite decent for the money.
You'll also want a hook knife if you'll be making spoons, cups, etc. You want to make sure you go quality on this one. A poorly designed and executed hook knife is unpleasant and ineffective to use.
I have one of these, and I enjoy it very much:
Lastly, you'll need something for sharpening. I just went the route of buying decent tools that arrived razor sharp, and then used a leather strop to keep them sharp. Like this:
The strop should have some honing compound rubbed on it. I use jeweler's rouge. You can easily make a strop from some tanned leather. Now that I've listed all of that, you just need some inspiration, some knowledge, and some patience. You can find the first two of these in this giant list:

Good luck, and feel free to PM me or post more questions. The reason I share photos of my work (and the work in person) is to inspire others to pursue crafts. The world needs as much art and craft as possible.

u/piggybankcowboy · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

Sure, I'm interested in your work.

As for the knife, it's a cheapie I ordered on Amazon. I like the size, since I can carry it in my pocket with a small block and not feel bulky. The handle, however, leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to my hands. I think I'll need a thicker handle to avoid fatigue, but I'm looking into that. The handle on this Morakniv might be more what I need.

u/Mecha_Hitler_ · 1 pointr/woodworking

I bought my Mora off of Amazon and I love it. I went with the Mora 120, it has a small blade which makes it good for intricate cuts. They're only bout $40, here's the link

u/avatar0810 · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

I had a few chances to use it. Honestly, it was a waste of money. It was extremely dull when it came in. I’d suggest buying individual knives after having experienced both. I ended up buying a mora 120 and a mora 164 and I am very happy with them. You’re better off buying high quality knives. It’ll save you money in the long run.

u/bushcraftcamper · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

Yeah that's unfortunate man. I would just reprofile the entire edge. Is there a reason why you didn't get a mora? It isn't really that expensive in my opinion.;amp;qid=1538751071&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=mora+106

If money is tight that's cool I get it. Make this one work, remove the secondary bevel in favor of just 1 primary bevel that goes from middle of the blade to the actual edge.

Carving knives NEED to be scandi. There really is no better grind for carving. Especially for a beginner.

I've been carving for 6 years now and all my carving knives are mora with scandi grinds.

u/sloma27 · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

Thanks for the answers, unfortunately the shipping, duties, and exchange would cost me a lot for those :p

What do you think about these:

gouge set

u/lukepighetti · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

Ended up purchasing a Mora 120. Hope it turns out well.

u/_Kwisatz_Haderach · 1 pointr/wildwhittlers

I started whittling a few months ago and I've been using a Mora 120. I appreciate the big wood handle and the smaller 1.9 in blade, plus, it takes and holds a sharp edge well.

u/gamelle · 1 pointr/woodworking

Oops, thanks for letting me know the link wasn't attached. Here it is. I believe what I want to do would just be considered woodcarving. I thought that was where I was posting, but apparently not! I'll repost this there.

u/Electric_Tiger01 · 1 pointr/woodworking

There's a few good videos to watch on YouTube. Here is a one I found useful

There's multiple tools that you can use, but I've found these two to be indispensable for the job.

Carving knife


I also used a spokeshave and a hook knife. I didn't find the hook knife to be all that useful though. Another way to shape the outside of the spoon is with a belt/disc sander. I found that to be a quick, although very messy, way to get the rough shape I wanted. Then I'd clean it up with the spokeshave and knife. Sand it up to 400 or more then finish with a food safe product like howards butcher block conditioner

u/drivenlegend · 1 pointr/woodworking

Morakniv 106, get the short one and the long one for about $50 total. Great multi purpose knives.

They're about $25 each, so you can start with one and add as you can.

u/TRY_TO_UNDERSTAND · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would drink diet pepsi and do silly things
Yay, add on! I broke the one I have now :(

u/AdmiralCrackbar · 1 pointr/boardgames
u/wcfore01 · 1 pointr/minipainting

So I'll give you a link to a list that you may find useful for checking all the boxes on what you may need. I'll post my opinions below on some of the stuff I have found is most important. (I went through this process about 2-3 months ago)

I LOVE this hobby knife Very important for removing mold lines, cutting off flash, etc. Very important to get one that starts and stays sharp

Primer is incredibly important. You want to make a suitable surface for your paint to adhere to. I would also look up some articles about how to prime. Contrary to popular belief you don't want the entire model to be the color of your prime when you are done! You want it to look almost speckled and have about 80% coverage.

Paint Here is a decent starter box of citadel paint, with a box and some 1/2 decent brushes. Obviously this is a bit pricey, but you get 45 paints plus some helpful extras

Brush Cleaner VITALLY important. Keeps paint out of the ferrule and helps your brushes stay conditioned and pointed

Brushes I just got a Winsor and Newton Series 7 #00, #1 and #2....WOW the difference between these and synthetic brushes is night and day. Painting tasks that seemed to take forever or require too much of a steady hand are MUCH easier now

Dull Cote Matte Spray Essential for providing a matte finish and protection to be able to actually use your minis. This product is excellent for that

Obviously there are many more items that are important to have that are described in more detail in that link I provided. But the ones above are the ones I would consider most essential

u/dialtoneplus · 1 pointr/stencils

There's a lot of ways to approach stenciling. I just started about 5 months ago and have a decent number of pieces completed, but i'm still learning each time I cut and paint.

I'll be happy to share a list of what I use, but just keep an open mind and remember that there's not just a single way to do this.

[] Materials []

  • I use #11 blades [Link]
  • I alternate between these two knives [[link]
    ] [link]
  • Painters tape [Link]
  • Spray Mount (Not spray adhesive - I just learned this last week) [link]
  • 110lb cardstock paper
  • Clear scotch tape

  • As for paint I just started using Montana, which is a nice-to-have but definitely not necessary. I did a lot of my first pieces with Rusto - in general just stay away from gloss, super gloss, high gloss (it can work, but in general you will have an easier time with flat/mattes.) I went through a lot of trial and error with paint - I bought some Krylon paint which was at a higher price point and it was absolute shit (very watery and runny no matter how long I shook my cans.)

    [] General Tips []

  • Making your stencils is definitely a part where people's methods differ (specifically in photoshop and breaking up your layers.) Just search YouTube and find a method that works with you.

  • For larger pieces I use rasterbator. Stich them together with clear scotch tape and cut as usual. I tape both sides of the seams/edges.

  • Take your time with your cuts
  • Make sure your workspace is clean
  • Let your layers dry
  • Make sure your stencils are laying flat
  • shake the shit outta your cans (especially with cheaper paint.) When you think you've shaken enough, shake for another 60 seconds.
  • Mind the distance between your cans and the canvas (or whatever medium you're painting on)
  • Take it easy on the paint, you don't need much to create a solid layer.

    Hope this is helpful, remember to share your pieces!
u/otoledo1 · 1 pointr/InfinityTheGame

I am using 4mm (nearly 1/4 inch) foamboard purchased from my local Dollar Tree. The foamcore from places like Office Depot is expensive enough that we'd be better served by just buying laser-cut MDF terrain. If I'm looking to experiment, then the "cheap stuff" is more than sufficient, and I honestly can barely tell the difference once the terrain is assembled.

As far as tools go, I am only using a metal straight edge, and a hobby knife. For a while, I was also using a tiny t-square, but I'll be damned if the factory cut edges weren't straighter than what I was getting from the tool. In hind sight, I should have bought on of these.

Getting the lines straight is a beast of a different stripe. That is patience put into practice. Try to draw out as much of the feature as possible so you can take your time with the cuts. Using the metal straight edge as a guide, I drag the knife just over the cut to break the first layer of paper over the foamcore so that the shown edge is as straight and clean as possible. It's super important to use a decently fresh blade. You know you're doing it right when the drawn line looks like it's being erased by the knife; it looks so weird! Once I've made the first cut, I'll line up the second. This cut is for the actual foam of the foamcore. For this cut, the central focus is keeping the blade as straight up-and-down as possible. I do this to ensure that the actual meat of the cut looks as perpendicular as possible to the surface of the material. The third and last cut is for the for the bottom layer of paper. Ultimately it's three cuts per edge, and it's time consuming, but you can't argue with results.

I hope I've answered your questions. If you have any more, please feel free to ask.

u/kobegotlove · 1 pointr/Gunpla

A nipper cut vs a hobby knife cut?

Ok, a total noob here trying to mind the ballooning expenses on my first build.

So as I understand it, the proper order of cutting out the pieces off a sprue starts out with a nipper, then a hobby knife, and finishes with optional sanding.

Does that mean that a quality hobby knife cuts/carves cleaner than a nipper, even a God Hand (because of the mechanics involved in nipping?), and would it make sense then to spend more/most on a quality hobby knife?

And if I'm not totally misguided here, how would a decent X-ACTO knife like this fare against a Tamiya branded one?

u/RaceHard · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Don't buy that toolset, its very... I'd say low quality but its between low quality and medium quality.

Buy this instead.

  • Clippers.
  • x-acto knife

    You will be much better off. They are good tools and will last you ages. Also the blades for the knife should be replaced after one or two builds. But they are cheap and high quality. BE CAREFUL many, many cuts.... Also, You might want to start with a High Grade kit. You will learn a lot after building two or three of them.

u/andyroid42 · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Get this:

Very cheap, very durable, very sharp. You're going to gouge a few pieces slightly before you get better with your technique, but that's all part of getting better.

u/signint · 1 pointr/Gunpla

First I'll answer your last question, no, there is nothing wrong with not painting or going all out on a model. Like you said, you have only been at this for a few months and it is always best to start small. If you keep at it, who knows, months down the road you may be making your own custom models. That being said, lets see what I can suggest for getting the best out of your model without putting a ton of time (or money) into it. The first few things I would pick up are:

u/anotherjunkie · 1 pointr/Woodcarving

Sure thing! A high-carbon blade would be good to sharpen, but will dull easily and quickly. A stainless steel/HSS blade is incredibly difficult to sharpen, but will hold and edge for a bit longer.

I didn't get to look at your exact examples because I'm on mobile.

Again, I don't know anything about what's available in Turkey, but an X-Acto knife (craft knife, hobby knife, etc) has extremely sharp, cheap, replaceable blades that are amazing for beginner carving. I know you were looking for an all-in-one, but I just recommend this because I think you'd have a better experience, and here in the US you can get an x-acto knife with replacement blades for ~$3 if you buy locally. Amazon has onefor 3.82 without replacement blades. They're super nice knives because if you decide not to use them for carving (you either upgrade or decide you don't enjoy it), they still have a billion uses around the house. And since they're the size of a pen, they're easy and discrete to carry! I would mail you one if I could afford postage. :-P

u/InjusticeDarkrai · 1 pointr/modelmakers

So this is going to be my first model and want some general advice and whatnot. So I had a $25 amazon GC and wanted to try model making so i figured why not. So i bought.;amp;psc=1;amp;psc=1;amp;psc=1

So just want some advice about this stuff really. Like how to paint, weathering, all that stuff.

u/n0ne0ther · 1 pointr/EDC