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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Brandon, why did you take Fred's DeWalt impact? Are you figuring that he's forgotten it?

Fred is the name of my co-workers impact driver. Sadly, Fred is no longer with us. His brushes failed and he was upgraded to a 20v Li-ion driver.

My driver is an Hitachi.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
A Witchard rigging knife is permanently tethered to my sailing foulies. It glows in the dark and has a spike and shackler. The blade is uber sharp and will cut through lines and other abrasive material with little effort.
Rigging knife, 3 parts, all you need when you gotta move fast if the s...
Rigging knife, 3 parts, all you need when you gotta move fast if the sh***t hits the fan.
Credit: Thanks Witchard

For years I carried a mid size Swiss Army Knife in my purse. And invariably when checking in for a flight, ooops, away it went because I would forget. Once I sacrificed one on my RETURN from Italy...which was with me when I left the States. Ooop TSA. A few years ago I got a Swiss Army type knife from a subscription to Outside. It's worked well and I keep it out of my purse. My fav is my little micro Leatherman. And I haven't lost it or sacrificed it to TSA (yet)

Gift from Outside and my little fav Leatherman.
Gift from Outside and my little fav Leatherman.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
I carry a 2" folding Gerber on the back of my harness. It only leaves the harness when I need to cut something, then it goes right back on.

Like yours Jennie (swoon!), only with a keeper hole in it. Had it for quite a few years now.

Have an SK 3 inch stainless I found laying in the dirt on a ridge of a barely known peak in the Death Vally backcountry. It was partially buried but the glint of sun tantalized my fancy.

I don't need to cut a lot of stuff though. They don't see sustained use. No replacing them when I need em, though.

DMT
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 31, 2013 - 11:56am PT
I've carried this Spyderco Stretch every day for some time..

Credit: wallyvirginia

The combo edge has recieved alot of negative reviews from users stating that the compromise does nothing as well as a straight/serrated only blade. But for my needs (cutting into soft bread loafs then spreading peanut butter) it works great, and I don't wanna carry two knives if I can help it.

Credit: wallyvirginia

It opens parcels and cut fruit cleanly while it still cuts a climbing rope or a seat belt in a pinch, should it have to.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Have serrated blades been demonstrated as cutting rope and webbing more efficiently?

I've continued with a regular straight edge...cause it would seem re-sharpening a serrated knife would be problematic (?)
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
Jennie,
No doubt a serrated knife will saw through webbing faster,
unless you keep your flat edge as sharp as a razor.
I wore a flat edge for years and still do on occasion.
I have a friend that sharpens my serrated blades. Many retailers offer this service as well.
The Spyderco Stretch is a good alternative as mentioned above.
I carry the same blade as DM permanently attached to my harness.
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
From my experience in rope access construction work I'd say a sharp straight edged knife will cut rope, webbing, nylon nets etc as well as a serrated blade. But not for very long. A dull straight knife will suck unless there is alot of tension on the rope/webbing, then any blade will cut it.. A serrated blade will get the job done without resharpening for a much longer time.

My 2 cents.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Thanks, Pud and Wally...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 31, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Been a fan of the dinky Spyderco stuff for awhile. Ladybug and Jester. Also have the Ladybug hawkbill.

Interesting that in Europe, especially amongst the canyoning community, rescue scissors have become fairly popular.

http://www.edelrid.de/en/safety/aktivitaeten/hoehenrettung/hoehenrettung/rescue-scissors.html

couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Of interest to climbers, this serrated pattern on the CRKT Kommer Full Throttle outperforms any other serration when cutting rope and webbing than any I've ever tried on any knife that cost any money: and I've seen and tried a lot of them.



The metal handle is heavier than some other knifes, and the gold looks great for about a week till it rubs off...but this thing cuts rope like it's warm butter. Most CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) products do NOT have this great serration.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson



The Piranta Z knife, with an autopsy scalpel blade- which is extra thick/strong,, and exceptionally sharp. Will go through a rope like a strand of spaghetti,,blades are fairly cheap, replacement easy. The CAN be re-sharpened as well. With two blades i could easily skin and de-bone an elk.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Credit: Snowmassguy

This Spyderco has served me well. Multi purpose for sure with serration and a regular blade.


Think it is pretty much the same knife as Wally has shown above.
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
@Snowmassguy

Similar but slightly different shape in both blade and handle. Can't quite tell what it says in the handle on yours. Is it the delica? I think most of their models comes with the combo edge option?

Great knives, that's for sure!!
Steven Amter

climber
Washington, DC
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
Classic 007 folding knife from the 1970s.  Vintage hand-tinted photo o...
Classic 007 folding knife from the 1970s. Vintage hand-tinted photo of Yosemite's Vernal Falls in background.
Credit: Steven Amter
This is the wooden handled "007" lockblade knife that I keep in my office desk drawer - mostly used to cut apples. I got it in New York City in the 1970s. Although it doesn't look like much (and trust me, it really isn't), it's legendary.

Back in the day, this was the #1 knife in NYC used in stabbings and by criminals, because it was cheap (and disposable), available at every corner store, and apparently quite effective. It was the blade equivalent to the "Saturday night special" cheap handguns that plagued urban areas in the same era.

It's currently illegal to carry it in NYC because of its size and that it's supposedly a "gravity knife," i.e. you can open it with just a wrist flick. I don't know about that, mine is so sticky that it's difficult to open. Probably age and dried apple juice.

This is a knife that has its own website recounting its interesting history:

http://axischemicals.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/nyc-history-the-007-knife/

An excerpt:

"The 007 knife is an embodiment of New York City’s decline in the 1970′s. The more you read of the street life in that era of the city’s history, the more you come across the 007 knife. As far as I know it was sold throughout the country (it is mentioned in courtroom documents in Massachusetts and Illinois) but it is not written into the history of any other place the way it is of New York City. Mention the 007 knife to a New Yorker of a certain age and background, and they’ll have a story for you."

The website also explains that the 007 was supposedly used by Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols to murder his girlfriend Nancy.

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Without even trying I've ended up with a collection over the years.

Credit: pud
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


The bottom was a classic and sold millions im sure,, by "Western" knife co. The top is the "imperial" knock off of it. Both 40s/50s vintage. The Western is a well crafted steel handled high polish blade.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Credit: whitemeat
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:22am PT
Credit: pyro
seald with a locking biner!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:31am PT
I always had a thing for butterfly knives. Those many years of working with Mexicanos and Chicanos in the kitchens of the West, I have met more than one mean hombre that could scare the crap out of most gringos with some flashy wrist-work with a butterfly. I have also seen a few rookies slice parts trying to show off. Funny shite.
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