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Nice collection of knives! I especially like the Kershaw and the Frontier Double Eagle.View attachment 254847
From top to bottom:
1. Victorinox, made in Switzerland. This was one of my father’s knives. He used it daily at work as a nurseryman. Holds an edge well. Dad used this for everything from cutting plants and trees to carving wood and used as a utility knife to cut panelling, cardboard etc.
2. Kershaw Cryo. Nice utility knife that holds an edge well. Has spring open assist for single handed operation. One of my favourites. Feels good in your hand. Lifetime warranty too. I think you can even send it back for sharpening.
3. Gerber Gator. Inexpensive knife, rubber handle. The SS blade doesn’t hold an edge very well. Ok for general use and wouldn’t break my heart if I lost or broke it. Serrated section is great for cutting rope.
4. Frontier Double Eagle. This is the first “good” knife I ever bought. At the time I thought it was quite expensive. Narrow blade that holds an edge well. Locks open and with a bit of practice you can operate the knife with one hand. Nice leather sheath too.
5. Spyderco all SS, with serrated lock blade. Was marketed as a knife for sailors. One handed operation is quite easy with the hole in the blade. The serrated blade cuts through rope easily. Broke the tip off and rather than throw the knife away, I shortened it by maybe 3/8”. Looks a bit odd but still works well. The serrated blade rarely needs to be sharpened.
they were French fighting knives from the 15th century.
Made for fighting toast and marmalade no doubt!
my favorite these days is a Kershaw Leek, I have several with various handle treatments.
I too like Kershaw knives, in fact you guys made me think of one I’ve got…..see below.
This is the standard knife for Construction sites back then everyone knows of
And I suppose every craftsman have at least one
That’s an interesting knife, I just posted one below that I use for jobs around the house and drywall work.
I’ve been enjoying seeing some of the knives you guys have, some of them are very unique, like those French Fighting knives!
It made me remember a few others I have hanging around.
This first one is purely sentimental, it was my Dads pocket knife he always carried, no name brand on it, it’s an all stainless steel locking blade knife with a very sharp blade.
This one I picked up at a hardware store, I use it for working around the house and utility work, it has a locking knife blade, a locking razor knife, and a surprisingly bright and handy, tiny little led flashlight, that folds out of the way. I used to carry it with my motorcycle tools too.
And lastly, this is probably the best knife I own, my Kershaw Speedsafe, spring assist , locking blade knife. It has a nice textured non slip grip, it’s razor sharp, its slim and it clips right into your Jean pocket and that little thumb activated spring assist opener makes it as quick as a switchblade to open. It’s really a nice piece.