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    Default Knife newbie, help?

    I have the following two knives. A Swiss Army one I never use and a cheap Chinese one I got for like $6 in a mall, pics following




    I see that Vintage Blades LLC has a couple of Bokers for a great price and $40 seems reasonable to me. I usually just open up boxes, packages, maybe strip wires, so I dont have a need I think for something all that fancy. You may tell me I just need to keep the blue Chinese one I have, but feel free to comment on the knives at Vintage and tell me what I should look for. Oh, and if anyone wants to make an offer for the Swiss Army, feel free, as I have not opened it in 5 years other than to take this picture. I got it as a gift. Feel free to PM me and tell me what I could sell it for, as I'd also like to get some DR Harris Pink aftershave

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    I recently purchased a Leatherman Skeletool, and find it to be an excellent multi tool!

    The simple liner lock blade is easy to flip out one handed, without having to open up the multi tool itself. When you do open the multi tool up, the pliers are fantastic (really good for stripping wires as well...), and you have access to either phillips or sloted screwdrivers. Other than that it has a bottle opener, and carabiner clip.

    It's light on the number of tools, just the basics: knife, pliers, screwdrivers (oh, and the ever popular bottle opener!) but very useful for doing lots of diddly things such as you are looking for.


    Or go and get a nice folder, as you are already looking at. There is something to be said for a nice, basic folding knife as opposed to a multi tool.


    Or get one of each!

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    You may also want to check out "Blade forums", as you will then come across a mind boggling array of options for what kind of new knife to get!

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    Iam a nut for knives. I have spent entirely too much money on top of the line blades, a good number of which I will likely never use. I would recommend you caryy and use the Chinese lock blade. If it takes and holds an edge and the mechanics are easy to use and fully functional, stick with it until it is no longer useable. If you want to shop for knives, here are a few of my favorite sellers:

    Knives at Knife Center

    Blade Play - Switchblade Knives, Automatic Knives, Spring Assist Knives, Butterfly Knives, Military Knives, Law Enforcement Knives, Collectible Knives

    DIRECT KNIFE SALES automatic knife switchblade knife stiletto out the front wholesale knives throwing knives throwing stars spring assisted knife boker smith and wesson domino tactical stiletto nato military 1600 cupid dark horn leverlock cali legal Great for cheapies

    French Laguiole Knives and Laguiole Cutlery! If you want fine hand made French knives

    Tinys Automatic Knives Switchblades -Automatic Knives Switchblades High end autos

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    Just today I recieved a new folder: a Kershaw Nakamura.

    It is sweet! A review of it (by someone else, but has nice pics...) can be found here.

    Icedog's tastes are a bit exotic and dangerous for me! But they do look like fun!

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    Easiest way to sharpen the Chinese Knife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Easiest way to sharpen the Chinese Knife?
    Toss it in the trash & buy a new one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensei_kyle View Post
    Toss it in the trash & buy a new one?
    Nice one



    As for the knife. For 40$ I would rather get a Spyderco or a Benchmade mini-grip.

    Check out Newgraham.com, this is IMO the best dealer around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan
    Easiest way to sharpen the Chinese Knife?
    Quote Originally Posted by sensei_kyle View Post
    Toss it in the trash & buy a new one?
    OK. Now that I have that out of my system: For sharpening chores, I love my Lansky system. The main problem folks have with sharpening is maintaining a consistent angle throughout the honing process. The Lansky makes it dead-bang easy. There are other systems like it, it's just the one I was introduced to first. You can also pickup a set of 3 diamond stones from Harbor Freight for about $12.

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    Cybrok, feel free to recommend some of the knives at that website. What an array!!

    I just mentioned Vintage Blades because there are like 3 Bokers that he has for sale that are 50% off or more, below his costs his says. And I read that Boker made decent straights, so I just figured that a $100 Boker for $40 was a great buy.

    Here is the link to the 4 Bokers
    Vintage*Blades*LLC*::*New...

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