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Need multi-purpose knife advice

Need multi-purpose knife advice
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:47:14 AM »



Hi everyone,


Donít worry, I am not going to shank anyone. Iíd like to get my boyfriend a nice multi-functional knife (like a Swiss army kind of thing) for his birthday. I was wondering if there are any hunter/fisherman/handy/outdoorsy and otherwise knife using folks on this board that could guide me to a good one. Do I go with a standard Swiss or is there something better out there?

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Re: Need multi-purpose knife advice
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 07:51:51 AM »
In a good knife you get what you pay for.  I have use many different kinds ( I hunt and fish year around ) but the best ones I have or Case and Buck.  Be sure and ask for the ones made in the U.S though.  Yes there is such a thing.

Different states have different laws on knives so you might want to check out the laws in the state you are in.

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Need multi-purpose knife advice
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 09:14:14 AM »
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Hi everyone,


Donít worry, I am not going to shank anyone. Iíd like to get my boyfriend a nice multi-functional knife (like a Swiss army kind of thing) for his birthday. I was wondering if there are any hunter/fisherman/handy/outdoorsy and otherwise knife using folks on this board that could guide me to a good one. Do I go with a standard Swiss or is there something better out there?

The Victorinox Swiss Army Knives are the best of that type.  There are many listed on Amazon.com.
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Also, the Leatherman Multitool is nice too, but not as compact.
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In addition, Cold Steel makes good folding, hunting and fishing knives, but they aren't multifunctional or multitools.
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Re: Need multi-purpose knife advice
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 09:26:33 AM »
Thank you so much! I will probably go with a mid-range Victorinox firefighter mentioned. I donít know why my guy loves preparing for the apocalypse so much but he is very into survival gear and it makes shopping for him easy. :)

I try to be a good woman to him...maybe itíll keep him out of the brothels, lol. Though of the two of us Iím the one more likely to party.

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Re: Need multi-purpose knife advice
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 09:29:02 AM »
The Leatherman wingman if I was buying one for myself.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 10:12:15 AM »
Iím no knife expert but Iíll add remember the more things it does the less things it will do well. Multitools are great for what they are but not usually great knives

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Re: Need multi-purpose knife advice
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 10:50:31 AM »
Like Cobia mentioned, I would check your state law regarding legal blade length, if he plans to carry on himself all the time.  That would also narrow down your choices.

I've owned a few Swiss Army knives and Letterman multitools, but I also found that the ones with the most gadgets tend to be awkward to use.  So, it's all depends on what features are important for the particular person.

I currently carry the Victorinox One-Handed Trekker.  One of the nice features is that the blade can be opened using one hand and it locks in place for safety.  It doesn't have a lot of gadgets like some of the others, but has most of the basics that I use often.


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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 03:56:58 PM »
I'm a big fan of the Leatherman Wave. Matter of fact I have two, one in my car and one at work. I find the serrated blade does a better job cutting than the straight one. That's the main thing I use it for cutting, since where I work they harass you for having a standard knife (also love the needle nose pliers). You can also check out the Gerber brand multi tools. They're supposed to be good as well, but I'm a Leatherman guy ;D . If he's the outdoor type then a stand alone blade that folds would probably be better and unfortunately I'm of no use on that front right now.

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Re: Need multi-purpose knife advice
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 02:35:20 PM »
Another Leatherman Wave fan here. It has been a lifesaver for me a few times. Plus when part of the needlenose pliers broke, they replaced it no questions asked!

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