Pocket knife, Belt knife, Neck knife ... do you even tote one?

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  1. 03GoingStrong

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    I have a few dozen pocket knives, several fixed blades and some neck ones and seldom carry the same knife for more than a couple of days. Mostly I collect traditional pocket knives. Guess I got carried away a bit with it LOL.

    Today, giving these Canal Street Cutlery pinch lockbacks some love. Like the Dog Head Coppersmith in root beer bone they made for KA-BAR best but the sunset smooth bone with the CS shield is a keeper too.

    Canal Street Cutlery was formed in New York from former Schrade employees after Schrade closed their facility there. CS mostly made more upscale knives than Schrade had and in much more limited quantities. Sadly, Canal Street Cutlery closed their doors in 2018.

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    Have several old Case knives, one I carry the most I've owned for over 50 years and it was used when I bought it
    Even have the knife my grandfather received from my grandmother before they were married in 1929
     
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    My Favorites are my Jeep Knives.:)
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    I carry a Gerber EAB pocket knife and Gerber shard.
     
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    Awesome !!! And what a treasure that one from your grandparents is . WoW
     
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    Jeep knives ?!?!?! ... NICE
    That third one down looks similar to a Case Mini Copperlock.

    Here's my Case Mini Copperlock (top) with a Buck 55 below

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    A Gerber 400 (LST) I've had since the mid 80's and probably carried and used more than any other pocket knife I have.
    The small sheath, I handmade from an old leather belt during some downtime aboard ship in my Naval career.

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    Yes the 3rd one down does look quite similar to your case mini copperlock.
    It is also the only jeep knife that has the Trail Rated 4x4 badge.
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    5th one down is a Gerber.
     
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    I carry a Leatherman C33T. (similar to below but with a half serrated blade)

    Must come out of my pocket a few dozen times a day at work. Just really convenient to have a blade and a few screwdrivers at hand at all times.

    The bottle opener comes in handy on the weekends too

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    Yup it's blue time..:D
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    Ontario RAT II D2 & AUS-8

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    SCHRADE+ SS1 USA (Simple Simon)
    One hand open wharncliffe blade
    Circa 2002 Schrade Ellenville New York

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    That 4" Crescent has come in handy a bunch. Thing is though, when new it wouldn't quite open to 9/16ths. Close but not quite.
    Touched it up with a file to get to 9/16ths. Mostly wore this rig during my military career.
    Best while away from the tool box and had to fix something NOW.
    Don't have a Leatherman but have a Gerber multi-tool too.

    EDIT: Other knives I used while in the military. These from Camillus ...

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    This one still comes in handy LOL

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    EDIT Again: The only other Camillus I have ... What A Knife ...

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    Condor Otzi

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    Last week on 7/2, ordered a Buck 501 Squire [0501BKSDLT-B CAT 12334 02/07/2019] from DLT Trading.

    Received the knife today 7/6. Fast shipping even with the holiday. And the price ($84.95) was Awesome for S35VN steel and Linen Micarta !!! However, I'm quite disappointed with the fit and finish of this Buck 501 Squire.

    With blade closed, there is SO much blade play, the knife actually in the heck RATTLES when shaken. The blade moves so much side to side it would strike the liners were it not for the fact the blade is hollow ground.

    Oh, and the back spring is flush with the handle and the blade locks up pretty tight (insignificant play) when open, but the handle is proud of the back spring at the tang when closed. These things I can live with. The knife isn't a one off museum piece intended as a locker queen after all ... BUT ... the blade play when closed is a whole 'nother thing. I have dozens of pocket knives and NEVER seen anything like this ... RATTLES when closes ?!?!?! WTF Buck

    So I contacted a Buck Warranty Representative by phone and she advised I email [email protected] for a shipping label and instructions.

    So I just did just that and am awaiting a reply before returning this knife to the Buck mother ship. THEN and AFTER they get it ... 4-6 week wait before I get it back. Shoot

    (There is no blade discoloration ... lighting)

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    This is my main camping blade, I noticed a small crack forming in the handle.
    Lifetime warranty from Winchester, but I wonder if someone locally could fix this for me?
    Anyone know how to go about replacing handles?
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    Don't know if Winchester would cover wear and tear even with a lifetime warranty but it wouldn't hurt to check with them first. Heck, they might even complete a repair for a small charge, possibly much lower than an outside individual ... and you'd have an original Winchester handle ... covered under a lifetime warranty against material and workmanship.
     
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    Yep. Might as well ask. All they can do is say "no".
     
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    I haven't had bad luck with all 500 series Buck knives. Here's a pic of "The Duke" Buck 500 of mine when it was shiny and new.
    Practically startled me when I uploaded the picture from my point-n-shoot and found this. It's a good 'un ...

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    Meanwhile, Buck promptly replied to my email earlier this evening with a UPS return label. Fast response. Off to the UPS store in the morning. Guess I'll update this thread in a month to a month and a half with Buck warranty repair experience. Goodbye 501 Squire. Have fun in Post Falls, Idaho ...

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    ... Speaking of Buck ... and a Case ...
    Case Hammerhead
    Buck 110 Red Bone Damascus
    Buck 110

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    In this picture, you can see the handle of the Case Hammerhead (on the left) is a good deal thinner than the 110's.
    The Case would print less in the pocket but the 110s fill their belt sheaths a little better.

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    Case Hammerhead last time I cleaned it up a bit ...

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    And a couple of Buck 112 Rangers and Case Makos, both standard and lite of each ...

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    Perhaps my favorite Buck knife is this Buck 302 Solitaire folder (no half-stop), "One blade to rule them all". At least I find it to be the most useful and less obtrusive around the house for everyday things than a 110 or 112. Think of the Solitaire as a Buck 301 Stockman but with just the main blade.

    Funny thing is, I have a Buck 301 Stockman. The blade steel on this Solitaire seems better and fit and finish is impeccable. Maybe Buck just went the extra mile with the Chairman series. Dunno.

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    And finally, the rest of the story. Will a Buck 110 take heavy abuse and come back? ... you betcha. This is the same 110 in all my other pictures. Just views not previously shown. I foolishly used it as a hammer once ... maybe a couple of times. I carved my initials into the handle to help deter it from walking away on the job. And the camera doesn't pick it up well and over the years I've polished most of it away, but the tip is discolored because I heated it up to a high temp ... maybe more than once ... when I felt some something I was working on needed warming encouragement. Wouldn't have done ANY of that with a $500 Sebenza ... not that it couldn't have handled it [​IMG]

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    Northfield #99 Wall Street
    Autumn Gold Smooth bone
    1095 steel Wharncliffe lockback
    ... and a mug of tea brewing

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