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asaph


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Hey hey,
I'm not a big knife buff, so I really don't know what I should be looking for here. I need a knife. I've found myself sorely unprepared one too many times, from needing to cut webbing during climbing to needing to cut webbing/other things in every day applications (towing, et al) Any suggestions? One that I could tie a small cord to and clip into a biner would be a plus. I hope you all can help!


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http://www.vinnysknives.com/B-A-F546.jpg

wear it on the side of your harness or strapped to your chest.

convenient for cutting webbing and on crowded multipitch routes when you want to pass without much debating.


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that's hysterical. i carry the swiss army "recruit" and it serves me well. i'd paste a pic of it if i knew how. someone feel free to enlighten me.


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http://the-luggage-shop.com/...my-knife-recruit.jpg


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Sep 26, 2003, 11:42 AM
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I use the Columbia River Mt. Shasta Knife...

http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?productId=10837841&storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&langId=-1

I use the belt-clip to attach it to the tail sleeve on my leg loop.


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http://www.mugjoint.com/.../images/17916bpw.jpg
Lightning not included


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Spyderco Ladybug with a sheepsfoot blade. 0.5 oz. It's a keychain knife that will cut through rope or webbing with ease. Light and small enough that you'll forget it's there.

http://www.spyderco.com/dealer_product_info.asp?sts=9%2F26%2F2003+12%3A45%3A55+PM&pfid=LB&deptId=1010&mscssid=MXVFT6KGEFLC9NS6MU2724285T3Q0LAD


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i agree with the spyderco recomendation but will have to say the mini rescue is a good choice...has a rounded tip so you dont have to worry about cutting yourself with the tip...it has a serrated blade so makes cutting thru webbing and rope real easy


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I personally love the buck 'Approach' knife. It has a very convenient and large clip in location, safe, and very sharp. Not overly expensive either.


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http://www.camillusknives.com/.../cam-knives/5849.jpg

One handed opening, lanyard hole etc.. only about 30 bucks too. I have the tanto blade version of this knife and carry it with me every where I go.


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I looked at this a while back, and thought this would be a great accessory for the harness. It is going to have to wait until I am employed again.

http://www.benchmade.com/...del_blowup/5BLKW.jpg

http://www.benchmade.com/detail.asp?model=5


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the gerber easy-out. dont have a pic, but it totally kicks butt. perfect if you are ever in that "the beggining of 'vertical limit' scenario"


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I recommend Bench Made... best steel, best edge, indestructible. I have a Mel Pardue signature that is really light and thin with a half serrated blade. i can trim my nails with it then kill a buck with my bare hands!


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I was actually looking at the petzl knife... something like that hole for a biner is exactly what im looking for. But is it possible to get that feature on a knife that isn't so darn ugly?


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My climbing knife can be found at http://www.schradeknives.com/simon.htm

http://www.schradeknives.com/images/ss1.jpg

These guys have two pictures of climbing in the gunks on their front page, so it appears as if they know something about the sport. ;)

This knife is sweet. Sharpens very nicely, is cool and innovative, and best of all, it is practically paper-thin and super-light. Very cool.

So many knives... So little money! :cry: :cry:


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This knife is sweet. Sharpens very nicely, is cool and innovative, and best of all, it is practically paper-thin and super-light. Very cool.
It's exactly what I want. And only $15 too.

Thanks,
David


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I ALWAYS carry my GERBER "Easy-out" with me, one handed opening and light weight. Lifetime warranty included with it so if it breaks....new one...I'm on my third in 8 years, but I use it for everything from climbing to farm work.


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This knife is sweet. Sharpens very nicely, is cool and innovative, and best of all, it is practically paper-thin and super-light. Very cool.
It's exactly what I want. And only $15 too.

Thanks,
David

No problem. :) I found mine at Fred Meyer, so you might be able to find one locally.


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I like the Leatherman supertool. It has two blades ,serrated and straight and I really like the needle nose pliers.Good steel too ,really holds an edge.I'm on my second one because I dropped it from 12 feet up and broke the blade,I sent it in and asked for a new blade and they gave me a new knife altogether.


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I second the Spyderco Ladybug. It's so light and small that I just put it on a little loop of accessory cord and hang it off a biner with my emergency prussik. It always goes with me on climbs. It's small but it cuts through rope and webbing in a flash and opens one handed (with a little practice).
On backcountry trips I often carry a leatherman, the new blue one (Cs4 or something I think). It's a bit heavier but works great for all those camp tasks like preparing food and repairing things (stoves, metal parts on shoes and packs, your car when you get back and find something wrong). I used a medium sized swiss army knife (the tinker maybe) for a long time till I lost it out of a pocket while skiing. I once used the tweezers as a tiny screwdriver to take apart my watch and fix a short in it (using a sliver of paper from my journal as an insulator). It was the 5th day of a trip and I had to make sure I got to the trailhead at the right time for my ride. Fortunately i ran into another hiker and set my watch from his.


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The buck revolution xt is pretty nice. Its got a built in wire gate, that pops out when you close the blade. You can find it for 60 if you look around.


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No to all the other suggestions! Look at the spyderco clipit it is designed specifically for what you want to do with it...


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For cutting webbing you'll be great with the Benchmade Rescue Hook... GREAT TOOL! Unfortunatly it's not great on rope. I
I'd say get something from Benchmade. It's costy, but I've NEVER held a nicer knife for under $200. I carry my 940 TI EVERYWHERE I go and use it regularly to climb.
Another knife to check out is the Master of Defense SWAT series. It's all serated and a great knife, but lacks the smooth action of Benchmade.
My biggest suggestion is buy a GOOD knife. Don't take the easy way out on a $80 Gerber. (I have 2 Col. Appelgate Knives from Gerber and will never buy another Gerber again.) If you're going to spend the money get something nice.


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I'm a knife maker and I have some strong opinions about what makes a good knife, many of the most popular knives use 420 series or AUS-6 stainless, this steel has too much chrome and not enough carbon to hold a good edge. What you want to look for is a knife that uses ATS-34, 440C or AUS-8 stainless (there are other good non-stainless steels but too many to list)

Knife manufactures that usually use the good steel are:

Benchmade
Gerber (some)
Kershaw (some)....I'm drawing a blank on the rest

Manufacturers that commonly use the bad stainless are:

Buck
Spyderco
Columbia river knife
Schrade
Victornox swiss army

And many more that i cant think of right now

Kershaw also has a legal spring assisted knife but im not sure if it available with the good stainless yet.

Les

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