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Old 06-23-2005, 10:45 AM
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The one I just got is the Mini-Griptilian. Green Handle. This one is really light but still has a big enough blade for most hunting and camping chores. I carry it clipped in one front pocket and the Delica serrated Spiderco in the other front pocket. This one (spiderco) is my knife to abuse when need be. It keeps on ticking. I would be lost without the little stanely box cutter knife in my shirt pocket. I use it many times a day. The other day I was cutting a steak in a cafe and the waitress ask me what I was doing with that box cutter. I told her that I intended to hi-jack the cafe after I finished eating. Anywhere but North Dakota, that answer might get a guy in trouble.
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:12 PM
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I have 2 cigar boxes full of pocket, foldingand sheath knives. I'm not a collector, just an accumulator. I also have 2 machetes wich I think is the best yard tool ever invented.

Daily I carry a Victornox, Equire. Just relized it's not in my pocket. Dang, now I have to search the laundry.

I keep a leatherman in the truck and have another (cerrated blade and scissor) that I carry in a horizontal sheath on the weekends, camping, fishingand general outdoor activities. I don't clean fish with it, though. I use a Rapala for that.

For upland game I usually carry my leatherman or a case folder. I have a French made knife (sorry forgot the name) that has a wood handle, carbon steel blade,folds and locks the blade by rotating a metal cuff at the top of the handle. Carry it frequently because it is so light and sharp. It was made for gardening but I've found other uses.

I'm going on my first deer hunt this year (late bloomer) and will carry a Buck Alpha folder with gut hook and the plastic handles and a Buck 118. I just got the Alpha, but I've had the 118 since I was 10. I will probably pick up a light saw as well.

I'm dying to have a K-bar combat knife. Thos are just a great looking and feeling knife.

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Old 06-25-2005, 06:27 AM
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The French knife is probably an Opel or something like that. I have one too. I started carring the Explorer SAK. because it has the magnifying glass and twizzers. I used to set up steel buildings and always had little steel slivers in my hands. The magnifying glass made it easy to find them. I have a couple Buck-Lite folders for deer hunting trips. Light and Sharp.
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:40 AM
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I used to carry a Swiss Army knife everywhere I went, until the goverment decided to start stealing them at airports. My hunting knives are all Buck.
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:53 PM
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My son lost his Army knife on a tour boat. They took it and never gave it back.[:@]
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:58 PM
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JamesB,

You are right, it is an Opel. I've always loved the innovative design. I think it cost me $10.

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Old 06-27-2005, 02:42 PM
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Guys, I made two trips to the Smoky Mountain knife factory
in Sevierville, TN a couple of weeks ago. Have any of you been
there. They have any name or style you would ever want.I almost
bought one that was $950. It was made from a piece of Meteor
and handled withthe base of a deer antler, beautiful! I passed on
it this time, but bought 7 other knives tho.
I go every year.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:57 PM
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Yea. The Opel are good knives for the money.

I Order stuff from Smokey Mountain but I have never been there. I have Not been Down South since about 1970.
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