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Pocket knifes
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:54:36 AM »
Ok so I'm looking for just the right one for a guy that made the trek down to new Mexico for a hunt this year with me. It was along way to go to be a helper and I'd like to show my appreciation. He told me about a dbl bladed buck that was black that was stolen from him years ago that I tried to find and cannot. The buck trapper just isn't nice enough so I'm thinking just a nice pocket folder.
Trying for under 150$. What do you guys carry.
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 09:07:23 AM »
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Re: Pocket knifes
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 09:15:06 AM »
For that price range probably a Benchmade Griptillian.

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 09:42:34 AM »
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 10:40:49 AM »
Benchmade 940 love mine carry all day everyday
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 10:54:09 AM »
Without more info on the particular knife he described its tough to say what he had. I think vintage Bucks are awesome, the 317 is a large 2 blade folder or the 380 is a smaller more trapper like folder. Buck made a Selector in a 2 blade model. the 428 i think or similar. All of the above are available on Ebay. Several in mint condition. Probably in your price range.

Not trying to discourage from a new blade. As 150 will likely buy alot more knife now. But something about gutting a buck with an old knife is just plain cool to me.

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 11:37:09 AM »
Without more info on the particular knife he described its tough to say what he had. I think vintage Bucks are awesome, the 317 is a large 2 blade folder or the 380 is a smaller more trapper like folder. Buck made a Selector in a 2 blade model. the 428 i think or similar. All of the above are available on Ebay. Several in mint condition. Probably in your price range.

Not trying to discourage from a new blade. As 150 will likely buy alot more knife now. But something about gutting a buck with an old knife is just plain cool to me.

The 317 is what I'd like to get him. It seems closest to what he had. I wish I had an eBay account. I'll keep looking. Agreed on skinning a deer with a classic. Keep the ideas coming.
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 12:57:30 PM »
I am not super familiar with Ebay, but have bought several items over the years. I think its fairly easy to signup to purchase items.

I prefer to pocket carry rather than sheath. So my go to blades are a little smaller than the 317.  My go to is a 500 series Duke. I really like the lockblade and slimmer profile for daily carry. One I carry alot for hunting is the 307 stockman. Multiple blades and hefty feel, this knife can do it all, from breaking down a buck, camp chores, and daily cutting work.

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 08:35:46 AM »
Google Buck 317 and there are other places that have them other than ebay. American Edge, Jay's Knives...

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 08:40:50 AM »
AL Mar, makes a really nice blade.

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 08:57:35 AM »
I have had a Uncle Henry Usa Made 127uh for 40 plus years and it has been a fantastic knife, especially for ripping up through the sternum of elk.  The blade is thin and takes a razor edge and the handle is big enough to get a good grip on.  I also carry a buck stockman #371 and it has been a fantastic little knife.   
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 02:25:20 AM »
AL Mar, makes a really nice blade.

I'll take a look.
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 10:48:35 AM »
For the price i would go with Spyderco or Benchmade
For Kershaw is my go to for cheaper knives.

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2017, 06:36:02 PM »
Benchmade 940
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2017, 07:25:31 PM »
 :) WR Case and Sons xx stainless
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2017, 07:38:41 PM »
Sounds like a traditionalist type person?  In the $150 range I do not know of many traditional type folders, many liner locks with pocket clips of superb quality though. Spyderco, Benchmade, and ZT offer some great knives with steel far superior to most older models.

I remember a Buck with three blades and black scales my dad carried for years that I have many memories of him using. His had gotten hot at some point and had his thumbprint melted into it.

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2017, 08:53:38 PM »
Get him a Jim Shockey Titan.  Lil big for daily carry but only knife I carry in my pack anymore.

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 05:19:01 PM »
Well I ended up getting him a buck 317. Just received it sat. I hope he likes it. Now with looking at so many knives I'm looking for a pocket folder for myself. 300$ max... And go...
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2017, 05:25:02 PM »
Get him a Jim Shockey Titan.  Lil big for daily carry but only knife I carry in my pack anymore.
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Looked at it but he is old school.
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 06:08:39 PM »
Really dig the Benchmade North Fork knives.
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2017, 07:23:00 PM »
Well I ended up getting him a buck 317. Just received it sat. I hope he likes it. Now with looking at so many knives I'm looking for a pocket folder for myself. 300$ max... And go...

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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2017, 09:25:32 PM »
Really dig the Benchmade North Fork knives.
http://www.benchmade.com/north-fork-family.html


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So I can not bring myself to buy a Benchmade, Gerber, or crkt no matter how *censored* they are. Had them all at one time and didn't have good luck. With that said all others are open season. Still post them up though for eye candy.
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2017, 01:59:47 PM »
Update. So I gave him that black buck 317 and he said it's exactly like the one stolen years ago. I appreciate everyone's help. Also I think I'm going to go with a Spyderco Autonomy for an edc for myself.
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Re: Pocket knifes
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2017, 07:34:06 PM »
My EDC is a SOG Flash II, flat black
Very good pocket knife
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