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Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:53 am

all i know is my leatherman has served me well over the last 7 or 8 years...

i have a friend with a really nice gerber tanto knife and when ever he wants to cut something he says, " hey can i barrow your leatherman real quick, i dont wanna get my knife all messed up". i say "sure, you can barrow it". i let him use it, i wipe it off on my pants and put it back. its saved my lots of times and if it ever breaks I'll just buy another one.
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Is your Leatherman the "all you can eat" variety like I have? You know the ones with with a file, screwdriver, flux capacitor, etc etc. :lol:
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:08 am

:lol: ..flux capacitor.. :lol:
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starman wrote:..flux capacitor..
No, it could work.
The stainless steel construction of a leatherman will have a beneficial effect on the flux dispersal. Only problem is getting it to 88 miles an hour. Could fire it from a cannon I suppose.

I would send you the maths to prove it's possible, but my stomach is kinda angling for some lunch right now.
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Radiation wrote:Is your Leatherman the "all you can eat" variety like I have? You know the ones with with a file, screwdriver, flux capacitor, etc etc. :lol:
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:31 am

I've only broken the tip from my Kershaw once, which was when I dropped it onto a hard surface.

Guys, what about keeping the knives sharp? I use on of theses. It is a diamond coated stone. It works so much better than Arkansas stones and all.

For the other cutting tools I have (mechete, etc) I just use one of those pull down the edge type sharpeners. They won't put a razor edge on the blade, but it works for its purpose.
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hubb017: It's the most reliable knife I own; in three years under somewhat abusive use it hasn't dulled.
In Boy Scouts I was taught the very useful skill of lashing sticks together, and I just like the sort of old, makeshift look it gives to my projects (mainly things I've built for my haunted house).
This knife usually ends up doing the work of a hatchet, when I'm too lazy to saw a piece of wood or just want to give it a more makeshift, non-tool assisted look.

Okay, maybe the fixed blade is a bit much, but what can I say: I like it. :) It's a nice knife.

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http://www.samys.com/product_detail.php?item=9544

this is what i everday carry. its a basic stanley utility knife. it holds about 6 extra blades in the handle which is very nice. its saved my skin a couple of times at least.
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Here Are Some Of My Knives.

The "Rambo" knife is just for the sake of having a big knife, really no use for it. :D

2nd is my Full Size Gerber Evo

3rd Is my Gerber Assisted Opening knife

4th is my Gerber Aluminium 3.0 Assisted Opeing Knife, Very Well Built[/img]
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There are quite a few dual-metal knives out there which have a blade with, essentially, two different types of steel in them. Hard on the edge, and soft on the spine. They keep a great edge and aren't too brittle. What they do, is they temper it differently at the same time, I have no idea really how they do it exactly.
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Daltonultra wrote:Two of em. They keep a great edge, but the tips are just too delicate.
You aren't supposed to use them for prying lol. That is a screwdriver's job.

EDIT: I have one of these...
http://www.thekershawstore.com/Kershaw_ ... 1470st.htm

But it is the original, which has a sort of tanto style blade instead of the curved edge. I like the original look much better.

EDIT: Here is a pic of my current collection.

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The knives with the wooden sheaths were hand made by a friend of my great grandpa over 50 years ago. There is two Buck's. The dark grey knife is a buck with a titanium blade. The little clip-on is a CRKT, and that fat thing with a grip handle is an ancient Gerber. I'll give more pics on that thing later. It is a TANK. At the bottom is my Kershaw Storm, and a really old Kamp King. The silver thing to the right is what I believe is a US Army issue multi-tool. The blade says "Camillus, 1959." Of course, there is a Gerber Recoil multi tool with scissors, a can opener, a blade, a wire stripper, and a phillips and flat head screwdriver. Most importantly, it has spring assisted needle-nose pliers that shoot out when you press a button. It is cool! There is one more Gerber here, the one with the weird ring thing, but I think it is a knockoff. The handle is of horrible quality plastic, and the blade says G E R B E R, P O R T L A N D, O R. In other words, the spacing is really unneccarily wide, and it looks sorta cheap. But the ring part was cool so I kept it. The other knives are Old Timer's a Stanley carpet knife, and I don't know what the white and the black one are. Not a bad collection eh?
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:35 am

Hey Ammo, is the white handled knife with the fish scaler made by Case?
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:13 am

ammosmoke wrote:
Daltonultra wrote:Two of em. They keep a great edge, but the tips are just too delicate.
You aren't supposed to use them for prying lol. That is a screwdriver's job.
You aren't supposed to use them for prying lol. That's is a pry bar's job;)
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frankrede wrote:
ammosmoke wrote:
Daltonultra wrote:Two of em. They keep a great edge, but the tips are just too delicate.
You aren't supposed to use them for prying lol. That is a screwdriver's job.
You aren't supposed to use them for prying lol. That's is a pry bar's job;)
But screwdrivers and pry bars are not in my reach and I hate to walk downstairs to get tools. :wink:
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