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Traditional old pocket knives?

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by cb51, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. cb51

    cb51 Member

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    I know it's all the rage to have a flip out onehand opening knife that's all tactical as heck, but does anyone just carry a plain old pocket knife that our granddaddy's would recognize and be at hime with? Like a stockman, Barlow, trapper?
     


  2. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    I actually have both my grandfather pocket knives, but don't carry them in fear of loosing them.
     
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  3. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Have a few.
    Some are Case brand. A trapper and a canoe.
    One Eastern Cutlery. Its really cool because the scales glow in the dark! LMAO
    One old el-cheapo Imperial Barlow.
    One is Eye Brand(german). pearl handled.
    I carry them occasionally.
    These days my EDC knife is an El-Cheapo bright red Milwaukee from Home Depot. LOL!
     
  4. 45tex

    45tex Well-Known

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    I have quite a few of them, old and new. Find them at stupid resale stores the wife likes. They last forever without much care. Many have stained blades but sharpen well and are a pleasure to carry. Only thing to remember is they don't lock open.
    My EDC is a Gerber that cost all of $7 at wallyworld.
     
  5. Byrd666

    Byrd666 TGT Addict

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    Yup. I often carry a smaller lockback knife. I carried it for some twenty five or so years and kinda feel nekkid without it.
     
  6. Charlie

    Charlie "I can't think of one thing that I don't know." TGT Supporter

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    I've got a wooden cigar box of very old knives that I cherish. Some belonged to my Dad and Grandad. And as said, they sharpen well. I'll pass them on at some point.
     
  7. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    Been carrying one of the small Buck single blade knives for over 20 years, same knife.
     
  8. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

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    Nope. They're in a drawer. I'm too overcome by the handiness of "the flip out onehand opening knife" to think about the old style knives.
     
  9. DwnRange

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    Case, Eye Brand, Old Timers, Barlows, Hen & Rooster, Buck, Swiss Army.... you name it, my dad was into old pocket knives and I have a box with 'em in it many which I bought him throughout his life.

    I prefer modern Surefire, Lone Wolf D2 auto, ZT, MicroTech OTFs, Kershaw Speed Safes, Cold Steel, Spyderco, CRKT and others to old type pocket knives. My latest favorites are the DART series knives by Doug Marcaida, small compact and lighting quick with the retention ring.
     
  10. puma guy

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    I don't know if you consider Puma knives traditional, but they've been around since 1769. I know they don't have the same brand identification as the brands you listed, but I'd say they are "traditional". LOL I carry a Puma 777, button lock blade that hasn't been made for many, many years. I carried a Puma 970 lock from the 1960's prior to that. I just bought a Benchmark automatic knife but I probably won't be carrying very often. It's just to bulky to fit in my pocket and I don't like stuff hanging on my belt. I pocket carry my Kahr PM40 for the same reason. I have quite a few of the knife brands you mentioned especially older Case and Buck.
     


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