Hey all, reading through the "what one should carry in their bag" discussion, almost everyone suggests a pocket knife. Any opinions on what type of pocket knife? I have a firesteel knife and a swiss army knife, but not really being up on my knife information, I am wondering what everyone else carrying or suggests.

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I carry my ancient Leatherman multi-tool. Caught too much flak in the past for carrying my folding Buck Knife...oddly enough, a lot of folks seemed to need to borrow it at work...I also have a Leatherman Micro that shares belt space with my cell phone holster. Swiss Army, Boy Scout, any midsized folding knife or a decent multi-tool with a knife blade will do.
I am a fan of leathermans, too. I had one that fell apart...so, I guess, I had a rip off one. It is a good call.
Me too... also, Gerber makes a good tool and will give you a new one if you have the slightest problem.

I use a Gerber at work and a Leatherman for fishing and everything else. The Gerber is my favorite though due to the ability to open it up with a single hand.
I have about a 5 year old Winchester. Blade is a couple of inches long. Nothing to brag about, but it has been a solid carry knife for me this whole time.
I suggest you carry a Case brand knive. Proudly made in the USA and worth every $ paid for it. They will easly last more than one lifetime. Don't even think of wasting your money on any of the cheap Chinese or Pakistani knives as they aren't of any quality. Case has so many versatile patterns to choose from and surely you'll find one to fit your particular needs.
I like the designs/colors they have. Looks like they are pretty high quality.
Case has earned it's good name in the real world. The knives they make are rugged and durable. Very good call. Buck knives are equally good. Either will make a good choice for a man's kit.

I agree, cheap knives from India, Pakistan and the orient (except for real hand crafted Samurai blades which are nearly unaffordable) are garbage. You'll get more for your money at the horse track. Invest in quality and it will pay you back over a lifetime, and probably the lifetime of your kids.

I also like the Victorinox Multi-tool, use it at work almost everyday. To me, the Victorinox is made with such a high level of craftsmanship and the quality of metal used just beats Leatherman and Gerber hands-down.

Though, I will have to check out Case brand

I've got an Atwood Fixer (the only pictures I could find are here).

It's a small fixed blade knife, only about 3 inches long with an edge that's just over an inch long - so it's perfectly legal to carry on me in the UK where we've got some strict knife laws these days. Hand made in the States by knife and tool maker Peter Atwood. When given the choice I like buying from someone who's really passionate about the products they make and sell, and it's good to support businesses like that.

i find it's perfect for day to day stuff - opening parcels, packets, etc. and it's been good enough that I could take it on a picnic and not need another knife with me.
That is a pretty handy little blade. I will have to look into that some.
I carry a Leatherman Kick in my backpack and Swiss Army in my pocket. My wife took over the Gerber Ultralight LST.
Spyderco knives are really sweet. One hand opening and pocket clip, great quality. You can spend a little or a lot, but they are all of excellent quality. Real 'Users' knives, not a 'gentleman's knife' for your suit pocket. If you'd like a good looking 'gentleman's knife' then Case knives might fit the bill.

Either way, expect to pay for quality. Please don't bother with a hardware store 'knife'. A soldier needs a quality weapon, a businessman needs a quality suit, and a man needs a quality knife.

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