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Old January 25th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #1
 
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My Real EDC Knives Look A Lot Like Dad's

While I have favorite pocket knives that are bigger, cooler, or more "whatever", the small folder riding in the bottom of my left front pocket is usually one of these. Most are imports, only the little Case Mini Blackhorn is American made. The Buck, Schrade, and SOG knives all give good service though, and ride easily in my pocket.
Taking the picture of my knives made me take out my Dad's old pocket knives for a group photo. He passed away in 2009, but I have them on a shelf in my "man-cave" where I can see them. He preferred inexpensive little blades he wouldn't care about in case of loss or breakage. They came from China, Japan, and Ireland.
It's funny. I carried big knives as a young man but lately I seem to be taking the same path as my father.
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Nice collection. I carry a Buck 501. My dad passed away in 1973. He always carried a Barlow that was sold at the local country store. He would sharpen it with a file until it was worn away and then by a new one. He used it for everything from sharpening pencils to neutering hogs. My first knife was one of his cast offs which I immediately slipped while whittling and cut my left index finger knuckle to the bone. When I was a little older I learned to sharpen a knife razor sharp with a stone. I offered to sharpen the old man's knife. He scoffed and told me that he preferred the ragged edge left by a file. He went on to explain that if a couple of guys had you down beating the crap out of you, a knife with a ragged edge would cut through a leather belt rather than slide off. I have several Bucks with the blades wore down.
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Thanks for sharing those cool Buck folders. I love the story of your dad's preferences. My first "real" knife (after the regulation Scout knife) was also a Barlow. Like you, It taught me a lesson in how NOT to handle a sharp blade very quickly. I worked many years with a fellow who bought every vintage Barlow he came across. He owns hundreds of knives, but the Barlows are his favorites.
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