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Old 01-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a new pocket knife...I have used Spyderco for years, but I was eyeing Benchmade knives mainly the 580 or 585. It seems to be a pretty tough knife. Anyone have any experience with Benchmade stuff?

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I'm looking to buy a new pocket knife...I have used Spyderco for years, but I was eyeing Benchmade knives mainly the 580 or 585. It seems to be a pretty tough knife. Anyone have any experience with Benchmade stuff?
ive seen knives like that. i would rather have a klein pocketknife than one of those fancy ones. they look expensive

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I have had good luck with Benchmade stuff but I think it is expensive for a work knife. I like the new model Klein with the cutting and screwdriver blade: https://www.kleinconnection.com/weba...driver--Blades

Been carrying that since it came out. I was given a nice SOG electricians knife a few months ago and have had it replaced under warranty three times in as many months.
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I have a work knife (the Klein cable splicers knife) I just like to have a good knife in my pocket at all times I won't be using it to strip wire thats for sure!
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I have a work knife (the Klein cable splicers knife) I just like to have a good knife in my pocket at all times I won't be using it to strip wire thats for sure!

If it's just to have a good slicer, I like the Kershaw assisted openers, good steel, light weight and very quick.
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heres a nice slicerhttp://www.switchblades.it/bin/ab.cg...3-205188116142
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Those are pretty low grade steel blades. I have already picked up a couple.
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A dull knife ticks me off, and I don't have the time or patience to sharpen a pocketknife. For that reason, I just grab a utility knife, like a Stanley 99, when I need to cut something. I see now that many companies have a pocketknife that takes regular utility knife blades.
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A dull knife ticks me off, and I don't have the time or patience to sharpen a pocketknife. For that reason, I just grab a utility knife, like a Stanley 99, when I need to cut something.

Once again I agree. I never use a pocket knife for that very reason. The razor knife is the only knife that's every been of any value to me for doing electrical work.
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ive got a decent gerber that i carry 24/7.

the trick to sharpening a knife is to keep it sharp, if its good steel as soon as it starts to lose its edge just a few strokes on a stone will hone it right up.
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Knives and razor knives dull pretty quickly in my opinion. I keep a razor blade for work because to me it doesn't make sense to trash a 50 dollar plus knife while at work and razors work really well for awhile at least. I have a decent knife for just everyday whatever stuff http://www.outdoorpros.com/Prod/Colu...e=2&cvsfp=8481
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This is my absolute most favourite knife for electrical work from romex to 500 MCM I love it! http://www.mytoolstore.com/klein/44200.html

I just love having a good knife in my pocket at all times...I have a little collection going lol
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Got a Buck that is at least 10 years old and holds an edge like nobody's business! I always wonder about the guy with a dull blade. Is he sharper than his tool? I know, time constraints are a drag, but a couple of swipes across a good steel, or hone fix a lot of problems before they get there.
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Knives and razor knives dull pretty quickly in my opinion. I keep a razor blade for work because to me it doesn't make sense to trash a 50 dollar plus knife while at work and razors work really well for awhile at least. I have a decent knife for just everyday whatever stuff http://www.outdoorpros.com/Prod/Colu...e=2&cvsfp=8481
I've had many CKRT knives and I love em. I was bummed when my local dealer went away a few years ago. It's a lot nicer to be able to go into a store and actually look at and pick up the merchandise vs. looking at catalogs and online pictures.
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I carry a Benchmade all the time.(Except air travel)

The blade is an Elishewitz. Just a fine tool in general. Take it to get sharpened and hear:

"You know this is made in the USA?"


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Once again I agree. I never use a pocket knife for that very reason. The razor knife is the only knife that's every been of any value to me for doing electrical work.

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Those are far from nice and nice from afar. I have had the benchmark 670 for a while it's a great personal carry knife with assisted opening.
http://www.benchmade.com/products/pr...aspx?model=670

I paid much less than the avertised price at the Harrisburg gun show.
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I have several Klein knives both home and at work I think a empty beer can would hold a better edge.
I have a Channellock hockbill it it made by Camalis and (I think they are out of business now) it is a good knife.
About 20 years ago Buck had a "Buck Workman" line of knives you could get them at Graingers but Buck discontinued them. They were about the best knife I ever used. When I go to thr flea markets and talk to the knife venders if they have any I will buy them. I am trying to corner the market on what is left of them.
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I am using this knife... so handy. http://www.thehardwarecity.com/getPr...ml?sku=3362464
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I have one of these:
http://www.kleintools.com/whatsnew/index.html

Its keeps an edge if I use a stone on it once a week.
Pretty robust japanese knife.
It will end up in the drawer with the Bucks, Gerbers and others when I find something else.
Sad thing it was $35.00. I could have had a real knife for that!

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