EDC Fixed Blades, Show Em If You Got Em!

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    I'll start it out with a pic of my Bravo EDC's.
    If you edc a fixed blade all the time, or just some of the times, post a pic!

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    Fiddleback Forge Bushnub II. Had this one on me today. It's quickly becoming one of my go to edc blades!

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    Bradford G3:

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    Schenk Trailhead (bottom):

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    Bark River North Country EDC (no longer have it, sadly):

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    NICE!
    Are those Jade G10 scales? I regret selling my G3. Don't really regret any of the blades I've sold as much. I may have to pick one up again.
     
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    5CC25F4B-D167-4543-9D5B-C9343B0E9C8A.jpeg LTWK Frontier First in A2. Loving it so far.
     
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    Yep. Love the jade.
     
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    Lanyard hole & orange liners = Sweet!

    Some of the FF do not come with lanyard holes. I much prefer the option of using a lanyard.
    Thanks for sharing my friend!
     
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    Now that's a pretty bird right there!
     
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    Enzo Trapper 95 in Elmax FFG. Love this blade!
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    You're taunting me!

    You've got 4 of the EDCs I wanted and were sold out or didn't make up my mind in time hah!

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    I EDC either my Buck 119, Mora 511, or Mora Eldris. Depends on what I’m expecting to do that day, but invariably one of those is on my hip.

    Historically I’ve carried my 119 most days, although the past couple weeks my 511 has been seeing a lot of use. Usually it’s my 119 though. Been carrying it for years, and I’m more familiar with it than any other knife by far. Using it feels so natural, it’s like an extension of my hand.

    What I carry every day except for Sunday:
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    What I carry on Sunday:
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    The Bravo EDC is probably my favorite edc knife (although the Fiddleback Bushnub II is closing in)
    I have luck with them over at DLT & KSF. I believe Bark River only runs these about once a year. Once they are gone, they may not be back for a while.
     
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    I see that lol. That's where I keep seeing these sold out signs on the real stunners. I love the bright handled ones. That abalone was tops. Got my eye on a couple more. I missed out on a bad acrylic pinecone one. Need to learn to pull the trigger but out of what's left I'm not super pumped. Gonna wait for more to come in.
     
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    The 119 is my favorite fixed blade Buck & my favorite folder is the 112.

    The 119 reminds me of my uncle who use to always BBQ & would use his 119 to flip the meat/chicken over.
    The 119 is an American classic.
     
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    Keep an eye out on Ebay as well. They have a few nice ones now. Price isn't so hot, but you may be able to negotiate with the seller?
     
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    Made me really dig this elmax steel. Slices bread like butter but cuts and cleans cooking sticks easy as pie. Zip ties of my kids toys. Carry mine as my only actual edc blade and it's still pristine.
     
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    Yeah Elmax is probably the best corrosion resistant steel, followed closely by CPM154.
    I would have zero concerns putting up Elmax next to any other super steel.
     
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    Those Bravo EDCs are all stunning. I need a prettier edc lol. I have an izula, but shes a workhorse and doesnt mind getting used hard 20190217_144535.jpg
     
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    Do you guys really EDC a fixed blade? As in every day?
     
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    I neck carry my izula almost daily
     
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    Yup! I edc a fixed blade 4-6 days a week. Sometimes also carrying a folder as well.

    Just an fyi, I'm not carrying a rambo sized blade lol, but knives in the overall 6"-7" size range.

    Food prep, working with wood, leather in my shop, opening packages, cutting down cardboard, yardwork & on & on. A fixed blade for me gets a ton of use daily. After years of carrying/using one, it just feels normal to me now.
     
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    I do. My local and state laws allow it, and I use my knife throughout the day so it helps having it on me. Both for work and for downtime activities.
     
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    For anyone who neck carries, or thinking about it, I have been using these plastic barrel safety clasps for years. This is a good option & great peace of mind for those who worry about the whole neck carry thing. A much better option than a knot in your paracord imo.

    You can find them online at Amazon & ebay. You can also find them locally at the Hobby Lobby (not sure if Michaels has them?).

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    Old picture but when not at work, it’s usually one of these fixed blades and a traditional folder.
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    this one left big shoes to fill

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    Nope. I personally do not (but I know some of these guys do). I carry a folder almost every day. However, I have a couple of knives that are designed as everyday fixed blades and I occasionally carry them as such. “EDC” is a category of gear more than it is a statement of frequency.

    There is no knife that I carry every day, because I rotate through a few.
     
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    Soooo how do ya feel about Bark River :18: ?
     
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    Weekends only. Can't carry a "sheath knife" @ work per company regs. Now a Buck 110 is a knife in a sheath, but the ultra-savants who wrote our regs meant fixed blades.

    Gave a coworker my Eskabar for her deer season last year. Covered many years with that little piglet somewhere on me, but it's replaceable.

    So it's an Eldris, a Bark River Bravo Necker, Bark River PSK, or a Gossman PSK now. Today it's the Eldris in the pocket of my woodland M65.
     
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    IMG_20190317_143651.jpg Hi Everyone,

    In my pockets, you will always find these two items.

    Best Regards,
    Robert
     
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    I can’t carry during the week at work. My carry is at home in the evenings and weekends.

    My Gossman UNK gets the most carry.
     
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    I edc either my esee 4hm or jg5 and a folder or 2 every day.
     
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    Have to say I disagree. The term "EDC" can be used as a noun or a verb. Sure, I EDC a knife. But I don't personally own an EDC knife, I like knives and variety too much to limit myself to one.
     
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    I think we may be talking past each other.

    I was meaning that "EDC" (the noun/verb) is concept that can be literal (these are the things I carry every single day). However, it can also be an adjective. An EDC knife is one that is designed for everyday use and carry. An EDC flashlight is one that is designed for everyday use an carry. Etc...

    I have several EDC knives. However, none of them get carried every day because I have more than one and they get rotated. A couple of them are fixed blades.
     
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    Can't say I have any EDC knives. I just have knives. I must be dense. I can't see what special design features an EDC knife has that distinguishes it from other knives.
     
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    No special qualities, it's just the one ya like the best for carry. joe
     
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    I have a Skrama, which has a 9.4'' blade and a huge handle for multiple grips. It weighs 19 oz without sheath. It is designed for chopping and splitting. It's intended as a hard-use woods utility tool.

    I have an ESEE 6, which has a 6.5'' blade and weighs 12 oz without sheath. It is designed to be a tough, heavy-duty field/survival knife.

    I have a Mora Garberg, which has a 4.25'' blade and weighs 6 oz. It is designed to be a bushcraft knife, capable of carving wood but also withstanding some harder use as opposed to a dedicated carving knife.

    I have a Mora 164S hook knife, which has a curved blade and no sheath. It is designed especially for carving bowls (for spoons, etc) and other concave surfaces.

    None of these knifes is any good for EDC. The first 3 are too big and heavy. The 4th sucks for general purpose.

    An EDC knife has these features that distinguish it from other knives:

    1. Small and light enough to be carried all the time without being cumbersome (for me, this is usually around 3.5 oz, give or take a bit, with a blade shorter than 4'')
    2. Generally useful shape for the utility tasks that are encountered on a daily basis (cutting open packages, breaking zip-ties, slicing apples, etc...)


    So, my EDC knives are my Benchmade Bugout (3.25'' blade, 1.85 oz), Spyderco Manix 2 lightweight (3.37'' blade, 3 oz), Spyderco Paramilitary 2 (3.44'' blade, 3.75 oz), Schenk Trailhead (3'', 3.4 oz), etc...

    I know this varies based on opinion, but I characterize an EDC knife as small, light, and general-purpose.
     
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    The Carothers EDC, has one of the most comfortablest handles I have ever held.
    All the facets on the handle are cut in the right place and the handle shape just melts in your palm!
    These things sell literally in just minutes on blade forums. Has always been a hot knife

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    Nice knife!

    I’ve been offered a few in previous trades/sales and always passed on them. They looked uncomfortable with that handle shape. Looking at them more now, I realize that I was a dope for passing on them!
     
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    I could see how you might of thought the handle was not comfortable, I was in the same boat. My curiosity got the best of me when I saw these flying off the sale threads.
    Once in hand, you have an "A Ha" moment lol!
     
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    Candiru around the neck . It disappears underneath shirts . It handles day to day cutting task . I also keep my SAK on my belt in it's pouch attached to a lanyard .
     
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    @CoolBreeze135 I respectfully disagree with your assertion that the Garberg isn’t good for EDC. I don’t have one, but I do EDC a Buck 119, which is longer, thicker, and more heavy than a Garberg, and it’s been working great for years. Knives of this size are ideal in my opinion, as they allow me to comfortably complete tasks. Heavy work doesn’t lead to hotspots, soreness, or anything when you have a full-size tool.

    For that reason, I’d say that the Garberg and similar-sized knives are actually great for EDC.

    Keep in mind, this is my personal opinion, in no way am I suggesting that this is “the truth” it’s just what fits for me.
     
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    Great little knife right here!
    I think Esee made the right move switching to these molded sheaths, rather than the cordura ones they originally came with.
     
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    More power to you!

    I’m in no way opposed to the idea of carrying a bigger fixed blade every day. It just doesn’t work for my personal “everyday” life. It depends on where you live, where you work, how you dress, etc...

    Of course, it also depends on what tasks you encounter on a daily basis.

    In general (not all the time), I like to carry the lightest possible solution for my need (not just knives, but other gear, too). That’s why I would never consider carrying a 2x CR123 flashlight everyday. All my EDC flashlights have been single AAA.
     
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    Iswitched over to tbis one about 2 months ago....

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