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Re: What are your EDC Tools?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2024, 12:00:31 am »
Sell me on a better pocket EDC knife than the Victorinox Minichamp

Personally, better means locking blade that I can open with ease using my fingers while knife is in my pocket.  My typical uses are cutting cardboard, wire, tubing, pry bar and screwdriver. 
Having a serrated edge is a plus. 

I've never carried that multi-tool one as it is just too big and clumsily to use.  I used to carry that old Rostfrei which a good friend gave to me many years ago.   These were outlawed in our area.  You can see most of these have major damage from use. 

The current laws in our area would allow me to conceal carry all of these, but there is a catch.  If you were caught with one and they bring charges against you, they can argue these are all weapons that could be used for self defense.  Of course, your place of employment may have other rules.  Do your research first. 

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Re: What are your EDC Tools?
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2024, 12:14:10 am »
My favorite (and last actual EDC) is the Leatherman Squirt ES4.

Needlenose pliers, wire strippers (20GA-12GA), wire cutters, knife, scissors, flat and phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, file, and additional flat screwdriver.   It was really useful for me because I'd find myself needing to strip a wire far more often than needing a heavier duty pair of pliers.  (The joys of datacom/telemetry-type work).

Nowadays I don't find myself needing a knife or anything else similar to that enough to justify carrying one around.  I do have a tape measure on the keys I use to drive to town/hardware store though....

 

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Re: What are your EDC Tools?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2024, 12:47:13 am »
for the person that needs nothing there is keychain tweezers, because you need tweezers

i bet their the first tool ever invented. Picking something out with two sharp rocks
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Re: What are your EDC Tools?
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2024, 03:17:52 pm »
In my pocket there is always a Roxon KS2E multifunction knife. On my desk there is always a Leathermann Juice XE6.
 

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Re: What are your EDC Tools?
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2024, 03:51:08 pm »
I'm not sure about Leatherman.  My brother in law is on his 5th Leatherman over the same time I'm still on my first Victorinox.   :-//


I also have a Buck 112 and a Buck 120 that date from the early 80's too.  Still 100% .. well, they've all been sharpened from time to time, so have a little metal loss.

[rant]And yes, I know there are far "better" knife blade metals these days than the 425M in my Buck knives, but have you ever tried to give them a quick sharpen in the field?  You can put a great edge on a Buck in less than a minute with a simple two sided stone, not a chance with a CPM-S90V bladed knife.[/rant]
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Re: What are your EDC Tools?
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2024, 04:08:04 pm »
you should study magnacut. it looks like a fiasco of shitty blades that break and have internal voids. there is absolutely a reason not to upgrade to exotic powder metallurgy. it seems a bit hush hush too with limited manufacturers and small knife makers that are scared to speak up or get hushed some how by the manufacturing companies.

people seem to be saying some of the powder coat is to cover up like defects.

I would prefer not to have a knife snap on me if i actually needed it in the woods, say if you are using it with a rock to make firewood in a desperate situation.

And even if it works, if you look at the quality of the high end steel blades, they skimp on everything but the blade. you get generally poorer construction to offset the cost difference unless you really shell out. The blanks are expensive, and it looks like the makers have to throw away a good portion (bad yield after grinding)... and that might not even be finding all the problems.....

combining semiconductor industry type problems with the most simple fallback tool is IMO not a great idea. it should really be 100% trustworthy
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Re: What are your EDC Tools?
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2024, 09:10:33 am »
Not really EDC, as I do not carry it, but have near: Leatheman Charge+

Trully EDC:
  • an swiss army: an old Wenger-Del√©mont similar to a modern Victorinox Evolution s17, but with the classical handle shape. Only when traveling
  • an Spyderco Dragonfly 2 in ZDP-189 steel
 


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