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Mikey asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 7 years ago

What is your favorite type of knife?

Examples: switchblade, butterfly knife, Bowie knife, etc.


@billandhiscats: favorite knife in general

20 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Full tang.

    I have several favorite knives.

    Start here:


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    But that's a bush knife.

    My real favorite is


    I can carry either of those in Ohio, even concealed so long as I can pass the attitude test with the Sheriffs , although in winter my coat covers either.

    In my "everyday carry" I have an old Swiss Army knife (Victorinox) and this:


    In an emergency situation, I keep the Hunter razor sharp and can slit open clothing for first aid to help those in need or worse, at need. Fortunately the crime rate is pretty low where I live ;) So I probably won't have to slit any throats, but I could. One handed operation.

  • 7 years ago

    Day to day - I carry the automatic (switchblade) Boker Automat Kalasmnikov 74 because of how it fits and it has a half straight and half seratted blade. For an $89 knife it holds an edge really well and is easy to grip..... has nice fingergrooves in the handle that fit really well for me.

    I had a choice between this and the S&W automatic - the S&W was nice - a longer knife blade but no finger grooves in the hande which is important to me when on a ladder splicing wire. I use the switchblade mostly at work for cutting the outside insulation of wires when on a ladder. Not very safe being 10-30 feet above the floor and trying to use both hands to open a knife!!

    Prior to this - I had the Benchmade CQC that cost me almost $300. I spent too much time worrying about dropping it someplace I could not get it back from (I work in a coal power plant). I loose that $89 Boker I will feel bad but not cry. If I lost that Benchmade I would cry. LOL

  • BBean
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I don`t have A favorite...I like a lot of types for different purposes. This knife is the type that I learned to use as a very young boy and can do many things except throwing and sticking. But skinning all the creatures that fly,swim, or walk this is the one I want in my hand.http://www.imprintitems.com/custom/11022492 I have one exactly like this one on me now.

    Goes back to when my Dad`s linoleum knives were the only ones I could sneak out when I needed to

    make something.

    @ Squiggy.. the jumping heebie jeebies. I thought I was the only that used that term. The hawk bill in my link gives me the jumping heebie jeebies after I saw the damage in the wrong hands do. I deal with it by carrying my worst fear with me,

  • 7 years ago

    My favorite is the 3" folding Kershaw that I bought from the Snap-On guy when I was a Ford mechanic back in 1985. That was back before Ken Onion got involved and started naming Kershaw knives after root vegetables.

    Knives in general give me the jumping heebie jeebies.

    I've got some andouille sausage on the grill and I'll just use a regular kitchen knife for those.

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  • 7 years ago

    I have several favorite knives. The knife that goes everywhere with me is a simple is a simple 3" folder I bought while on vacation in Copper Harbor, MI. I don't even know what brand it is, but its the most solid folder I've ever held.

  • 7 years ago

    A knife has a particular design for a particular purpose, and the wrong knife used for the wrong purpose is inefficient and just looks childishly silly, so it is Impossible to answer your question unless you tell me what you want to use your knife for.

  • 7 years ago

    For what use? For a pocket knife, I like high quality folding, locking knives like Kershaw, CRKT, etc. I prefer a clip point blade, but that's me.

    For survival, a full tang fixed blade like the venerable Ka-Bar.

  • Gary
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    I'm almost never with our my small Swiss Army penknife, otherwise I often carry a folding lock blade with a 3 1/2 to 4 inch blade.

  • 7 years ago

    I just like a simple fixed blade knife like my KaBar. It's funny! It's sitting on my kitchen counter. I used it to cut up pork chops last night since it's the sharpest blade in my house.

  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Pocket, most of the time. Then a fixed blade of about 4-5"

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