I'm a landlubber (for now) but I always carry at least 2 knives. In my pocket I caryy an old 3 blade
Buck that I bought probably 35 years ago. It mostly collects pocket lint, but remains sharp.
On my belt I always carry a no-folder, straight knife. I used to have a Buck110, but it was a foler, and rally quite heavy what with the brass bolsters and thick wood slab sides.
I first got a Schrade Sharpfinger with the fake scrimshaw handle, and wore it for years. It was just the right size, and the balance was perfect. I eventually broke it at the first rivet kickstarting my Harley. It just rolled down my leg and hit the grounf, and fractured. Schrade sent me a replacement for free. However, Schrade had been sold
, and the steel
quality wasn't near as good. I broke the tip off it in short order, and reground it myself. I still have it.
Then I found a Puma Buddy on Sportsmans Guide. It has the same shape as a Sharpfinger, but is made in Soligen, Germany
, and has a beautiful stag bone handle. It's a fantastic knife.
But, for work
, on the truck and everyday, I'm currently using a little K-Bar I found. The blade is a little short, but it seems to be a decent knife.It hold an edge well, and a few strokes on the stone brings it back up to shaving sharp.
I wouldn't be without my knife. THe general public is so wussified about them anymore. I've gotten horrified looks from people when they see my little 3" blade. But they're always the ones that need one. When I whip it out, they back up and get real defensive. Seems they prefer safety
scissors and school
paste rather than a nice sharp tool for the job.
Tops knives has a blade I would love to have, designed by Tom Brown, an Apache Indian trained tracker. Called the Tracker, and the smaller Scout. The Scout runs in at $119, the larger Tracker at $299. I think the Tracker is a bit heavy for general wear, at 1lb 12oz.
A good knife is a lifesaver. Tops is one of my favorite sites, as is Cold Steel
. Cold Steel's knives have taken a bit of a turn in quality, as some are being made overseas. But they still have some awesome cutlery. You can get a nice cutlass from them that is as perfect of a replica as you will get. 1917 Cutlass - Cold Steel Knives
Cold Steel Knives