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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 05:48 PM
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I've carried the same knife everyday for about 19 years. A Bench Made 710 lock blade with D2 steel.
It does every thing with a constant razor edge.
Before this knife, nuthin but carbon steel yellow handled Case . Occasionly I'll still get one out and carry it during the winter.


Dad carried the yellow handled Case Muskrat pattern for a long time. Canít really remember any other, though Iím sure he did.

Iíve got a small Case Stockman that I consider gentlemanly. A small Al Mar Hawk that reminds me of a fighting knife for a 5 year old boy, and another Al Mar slightly tactical model I probably carry the most.

Box cutters donít count do they? Because honestly I have one of those the most often.


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Reading Ranger99's post got me to thinking - yes a rare event I know!

Anyhow, back when I was a kid and all boys carried a pocket knife they were all universally referred to as a "jackknife", at least where I grew up. And there were only 2 kinds of knives: jackknives and hunting knives (kitchen knives don't count!). I didn't even know there was such a thing as a lockblade folder until I was old enough to afford a Buck 110.

Ah, life was simpler back then.
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I guess I was using the term 'penknife' in a generic way. I grew up hearing the small one and two blade slip joint pocket knives called by the generic term 'penknife, or 'jackknife' as you said. It was always in reference to a small conventional pocket knife with one or two blades and no lock.

I remember in the 1970's any large brass framed lock blade being called a "Buck Knife" even if it came from Pakistan or some Asian nation. An insult to the real Buck Knife but there it was.
yes. i've been observing how different things are with manufacturers using different
nomenclature for different knives. i saw one calling moose pattern knives "double
ended trappers"
FWIW in my grandpa's time they called most all small pocketknives (2" or thereabouts)
sunday knives or church knives. i guess it wasn't polite to carry a larger pocketknife
to church, even though in his grandpa's time they all went to church with firearms
and carried them inside.

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