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Old 12-29-2017, 11:23 PM
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Default Need pocket folding knife recommendation

I'm looking for a good pocket knife, the folding type, to be carried when I'm at the range for cutting cardboard boxes.

I have a bunch of those cheap Husky brand folding knives and they are ok but the problem with those is that they do not carry well in my 5.11 tactical pants. When carrying these in the knife pocket, the clip allows too much of the knife to "poke" up and the knife sits too high in the pocket. I'll like something a little more discreet with the the knife sitting lower in the pocket. Something like this one:


The one in the picture is this one: https://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Fold...&sr=8-49-spons

Not sure if it is a good knife and any other recommendations?
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:28 PM
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Spyderco Tenacious. https://smile.amazon.com/Spyderco-Te.../dp/B007CK46RO

Get a low ride/deep carry clip and you are golden.


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It doesnt ride real low, but the Kershaw Leek is relativly cheap and hand y pocket knife. I find myself reaching for it just as often as my $$$ benchmades, etc.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:36 PM
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A folding knife is a broken knife.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:39 PM
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Literally any knife + deep carry clip. You're welcome.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:39 PM
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Love my Mini Griptilion:

http://www.benchmade.com/mini-griptilian-family.html
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:52 PM
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Cutting cardboard at the range? Box cutter. No need for the tacticool.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:24 AM
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I just want to point out the obvious sometimes it's not about how much of the knife is sticking out or even how big the clip is but its color contrasting with your pants.

if it's a shiny silver clip and you're wearing black or dark pants or blue jeans that shiny clip is going to draw people's eyes right to it.

The solution simple you get a knife with a black clip if you wear dark pants or you could even paint the clip blue if it bothers you that much. Just my two cents.
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Old 12-30-2017, 1:03 AM
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Carry an apple with a victorinox fruit knife. $7. Or Sharpened to zero convex by Ban Tang $60
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Old 12-30-2017, 1:14 AM
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Flame away but I like my CRKT M16-13SFG , the veff serrations are great for slicing through cardboard and rope

Not the BMW of knives or anything buts its lasted me a few years and still goiing fine
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Old 12-30-2017, 2:14 AM
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Got a couple hk folders from big5 for less than $15 each. If you hold one in person youll buy it, they are well made
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Old 12-30-2017, 3:26 AM
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Cardboard is going to quickly dull the blade of any knife. i carry a Benchmade Barrage and a Benchmade Amadas. Neither would be used in the manner you suggest. A box cutter in my range box, range bag or even my pocket would be my tool Blade discretion at the range is of no concern, no matter your pant style of choice.
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Ontario rat 1 or 2 if you want a smaller lighter knife. Quality knife and can be had for under 30 bucks. Get a paracord and keep hidden in your pocket.
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I just looked up the HK at Big 5. There you go! I'd buy 5 of these and have a steady supply for work. Otherwise Zero Tolerance.
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It doesnt ride real low, but the Kershaw Leek is relativly cheap and hand y pocket knife. I find myself reaching for it just as often as my $$$ benchmades, etc.
This is the exact same thing I was coming in to post.
The Leek is a bargain, I went with the half seraded.
I love my benchmade, but the leek is in my pocket 50% of the time.
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Spyder CO. For something nice
5.11 China beater for anything junky
Use this the most for work tasks. Cheap, heavy and sits very low


https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555T...kershaw+knives
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Benchmade Griptilian. Great knife and may start you on the Benchmade collecting path.
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Cardboard + good steel = minimal sharpening.

Cardboard + mystery steel = ripped up cardboard.

I'd recommend one of those folding frames that hold a box cutter with a deep carry clip.
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I like my SOG Twitch II. It's inexpensive, perfect size for EDC IMHO and excellent quality.
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Benchmade Adamas for normal everyday stuff, Milwaukee folding box cutter for work. I try to never cut cardboard with a regular blade, dulls the blade too quickly.
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It doesnt ride real low, but the Kershaw Leek is relativly cheap and hand y pocket knife. I find myself reaching for it just as often as my $$$ benchmades, etc.
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This is the exact same thing I was coming in to post.
The Leek is a bargain, I went with the half seraded.
I love my benchmade, but the leek is in my pocket 50% of the time.
+++ Thirds on the Leek. Handy, sharp, discrete with a low ride clip.

I've converted all of mine. Lots of clip choices online (and not just for the Leek).

Kershaw Leek LR clips.jpg
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I carry a leatherman skelatool. It has a pocket clip and tucks in nicely.
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The SOG Trident sits deep in the pocket with only the clip visible.

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Emerson CQC 7bW

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Cutting cardboard - box cutter
Useful everyday knife - Victorinox German army trekker
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https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Sp.../dp/B00SORZTZW

Huge advocate of this one. Massive blade that only shows the clip. Has wave feature and u can send it to CS to be sharpened for free.

I can still fit a pack of gum and some money in with it without drawing attention.
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Are you talking about cutting corrugated or breaking down boxes?

Have carried my Benchmade Mel Pardue for 7 years now, slim and unobtrusive in the pocket. Packaging is my industry...works great for opening/breaking down boxes...

But for cutting corrugated, yeah...use a boxcutter.
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Schrade 50t. Fish an older USA made one off of eBay for cheap. It is an excellent pocket knife.
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I carry one of these as my EDC. Great knife for sure!
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I simply love my Kershaw Knockouts - I own several.

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Iím a big fan of Benchmade assist knives. As fast as a switchblade and CA legal.


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I just looked up the HK at Big 5. There you go! I'd buy 5 of these and have a steady supply for work. Otherwise Zero Tolerance.
This, I have a ZT0350 in my pocket right now
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Spyderco Endura and the smaller version, the Delica. I also have a Kershaw Knockout (pictured above). Would have been easy to get hooked on knife collecting but I stopped myself.
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Checkout the Kershaw 1760 DAM. Its a slim smaller knife that folds out to a pretty sweet knife. The none Damascus seems to be about 20.00 cheaper. These are nice to carry because their so slim.

http://kershawguy.com/products-page/...-skyline-blem/
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This is what you (I) throw in the range bag:



Buy a 100 pack of razor blades at Lowes and throw them in your tool box. I have a nice SOG folder, but as others said, I don't use it for that kind of stuff.
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