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How to Select a Good Pocket Knife (feature article)

July 2005 Feature Article:

How to Select a Good Pocket Knife

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good article

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Pocket Knives

Good article, although some of the small (Executive size and smaller) Swiss Army knives are very handy. Don't discount their place in the pocket of an outdoorsperson. I usually carry an Executive, which has two cutting blades, a file, a orange peeler toothpick and tweezers. Shouldn't take anyone too long to figure out how useful most of these items are.

Never "whittle" a toothpick. I have seen 3 different people who "broke" off tips in between their teeth, causing everything from discomfort to an abcess.

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I like all good made knives. All knives have a purpose if they are made right .

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I have a Puma Trapper been using it since 1980 great little knife.

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I agree with the article but in truth it is up to the person using it. Everybody rags on my old KampKing my Grandpa left me. It has been sharpened so many times its more of a paring knife than anything else. Alot of people have bought me replacements and I do use them but that knife is the only one on me always. It has seen and cleaned alot of game and my grandson will laugh when I give it to him, but he'll understand why.

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Wood demon I to have my grandfathers knife and used it up till getting the puma .I still pick it it up every year before the hunt and reflect on what papa taught me and will never forget him telling me that a small knife will out perform a big knife and he was so right. he passed away in 1967.

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Sawman,
It's funny what lessons are lost now a'days. My grandfather taught me how to take care of my stuff by trusting me with his, my father taught me stealth by telling me to shut up when I was fooling around squirell hunting with him. I guess in both terms of the word, 'The old Bucks are the Best'. Men and Knives alike.

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The first folding knife I ever purchased with my own hard earned cash was a Buck 110 Folding Hunter I bought from a sporting goods department of a local hardware store. I was 14 years old and earned the money from mowing laws in the summer back then. Though I was a tall teenager, the Buck seemed like a lot of knife for me at the time, at least for the stuff I used it for (gutting fish and whittling drift wood). I either outgrew or wore out all of my fishing and hunting gear from those days, but I still have that knife. I still use it for cleaning fish and dressing deer and elk and have carried it on almost every hunting and fishing trip I've been on for the last 20 years. Though the brass liner and bolsters have tarnished to a light greenish/brown and the wood handles have darkened with age and taken on some small knicks over the years, the knife blade still locks in place and feels as solid as the day I bought it.

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Buck folding hunter, I got one from the Rod & Gun club in Semback, Germany about 1968 or 69. It had that bevel on the edge so it could cut bolts and I never did learn to sharpen it. The after I got back to the U.S., I had the lock break. Sent it to Buck and they fixed it for me. Few months later, it broke again. Guess it didn't matter because it was dull and I just couldn't sharpen it. Went down to Flathead Lake at Lakeside, Montana and threw it as far as I could. Have had Schrade's ever since. Lost my last Schrade several months ago and haven't found a knift to replace it with. Thinking about a Case. Had several when I was young and really liked them, also Boker but haven't seen one in a long time.

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Hi Don:
Never heard of BOKER so I had to Google it. 941,000 hits. Can even get them in Canada. Thumbs up

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