As I get older, I'm becoming more and more of a minimalist. I only own two knives at the moment, which I believe cover all of my needs. Reading through Para's recent thread ignited a whole new interest in knives for me this past week, and has me considering changing my choices. So... Just out of curiosity. If you could only own two knives, which two would you choose?
If only two (no shopping allowed)...my late father's old pocket worn, aged and used fairly heavily Boker pocketknife (Mom has it someplace down home), and my USMC Ka-bar Mark II.
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Fixed Blade: Ka-Bar
Folder/Pocket: Benchmade Emissary
"It pays to be a winner."
Fixed blade: Randall model 14-7
Folder: Spyderco PM2
These are the two I gravitate towards the most out of what I have.
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If we're doing the one folder and one fixed then-
Sebenza Large 21.
Daniel Winkler belt knife.
I too went the minimalist route and have just been carrying a Victorinox Alox Farmer since it's so damn useful.
These 2 but I'm glad I have lots of other choices.
They aren't even close to my most carried ... unless I only had 2
Will take a beating, easily sharpened, multi-purpose.
Doesn't have to be one folder and one fixed. Any two knives.
Doesn't change my choices or make them less practical.
If only two, get what fills your knife needs. "Like to haves" come later.
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Probably the two on me right now, which I carry every day: a Spyderco Military in S110V, and a Swiss Army knife - today and most days, it's a Wenger Day Hiker.
"It's good for you, because it's got chia seeds and mayonnaise!"
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Ritter RSK Mk 1, and an ESEE 3 (or maybe a 5).
Al Mar SERE 2000 and Spyderco Endela
|Throwin sparks |
I think for me, these two...... I am a little partial....... https://imgur.com/a/qNKUNnW
|My hypocrisy goes only so far|
|Busier than a cat covering |
crap on a marble floor
Forced to choose only two I would go with…
Allen Elishewitz Design - Hogue SIG Emperor Scorpion Auto
• Frame: Matte Black Aluminum
• Blade: Spear Point
• Frame Inserts: Black G10
• 3.5” blade length
• 8.125": OAL open
Wil Stegner Custom
• Made-to-order FL Model
• Frame: 6AL4V Titanium
• Blade: Devon Thomas "Raindrop" Stainless Damascus - Tanto
• Scales: 40,000 year old Mastodon Ivory
• 3” blade length
• 7": OAL open
Old Arizona saying: "A rattlesnake in the living room ends all discussion about animal rights."
Folder: Lone Wolf Harsey D2. There is no second place or runner up.
Fixed: I'd get a second Lone Wolf Harsey D2.
|Music's over turn |
out the lights
Esee 4 and Emerson mini CQC-7 (I finally found mine, my wife moved some stuff from on top of the microwave and the knife was in that pile)
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. -Sophocles
|Still finding my way|
Protech Godson Auto
ESEE-4 or 5
I have a custom made titanium Flipper made by Nic Groniger that is an absolute tank (and a work of industrial art). I carry it every day and that would be my hands down #1.
It is a one off, but here is a link to it on Nic's website:
I just recently found and purchased on Ebay a W.C. Davis Loveless Style Drop Point Hunter with beautiful amber stag scales and a mirror polished 154 CM blade. I would hate to give that up, as I searched for it for years.
For my #2 choice it would be a toss up between that W.C. Davis and a Chris Reeve Mnandi that I ordered directly from CRK back in 2005. It has gorgeous mammoth ivory scales and a Devin Thomas SS Raindrop Damascus blade.
I don't like the idea of only having two folders, but practically speaking, I don't know that I really NEED a fixed blade for my lifestyle or the foreseeable future. The Groniger Titanium Flipper is incredibly strong and could serve as a hunting/hard use knife for the rest of my life. The Mnandi is a gem and could serve as an ideal small task/EDC/office blade.
Feet to the fire....probably the Groniger Flipper and the Mnandi.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
- 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Probably best to recommend knives that are available, in stock and the OP could actually buy.
The Spyderco Kapara rocks my world. I normally carry a 7 inch fixed blade from various makers, a folder and the Opinel.
Get 2 good ones and add an Opinel of an appropriate length. I carry an Opinel 6 for the dirty work and to loan people if they ask for a knife.
The butcher with the sharpest knife has the warmest heart.
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