So, I’m kind of on a knife kick lately. In the past month and a half I’ve acquired more knives than I have in the past few years or so. I’m developing a pretty nice every day carry collection. What I like about my new toys is that they each serve a different purpose, and they each have very different stylistic elements.
This Buck Paklite skeleton fixed blade was an impulse purchase for $20, but I love it. I bought it since I had been lusting after Izulas for a while. I think I may like this one even more than an Izula now that I’ve had it for a few weeks. It came with a black finish, but I sanded it down so it was just the stainless steel. I then paracorded it and added a few beads just for fun. I’m going to build a little sheath into my combat boots to keep it in there.
I got this Spyderco Wayne Goddard from a friend who felt like it was too big of a knife for an EDC. I do agree that it’s bigger than what I’m used to, but I really like the half-serrated blade. I used this knife a bit when I was working on my PirateBox, and I’ve also used it to cut fabric and things like that, and it’s a pretty solid knife. I like how sleek the blade is.
My other new Spyderco was also an impulse buy. When I was in San Francisco this past weekend, we went to Pier 39, and they had a knife shop there! Andrew and I were nerding out. I wish I could have spent more time looking at everything. As soon as I spotted this Spyderco Tenacious I fell in love with it. I like the blade shape better than a lot of other Spydercos I’ve seen (although I’m generally a Spyderco fangirl). Plus, it was pretty inexpensive. This will probably be my main EDC for a while.
Andrew wanted me to include his new Kershaw Shallot–half-serrated with speed safe–since he says it’s half mine anyway. We went to the gun show in Reno a few weeks ago and he managed to snag this one for like less than half of its regular price. MSRP is $109, and he got it for $30. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but it has a great finish on it, different than any others we’ve seen. It also has a really unique body and blade design.
I’m pretty excited about my new knives! I’ve been thinking about changing up my EDC so I may re-paracord my fixed blade, and I might add a paracord knot to my Spyderco Tenacious. In any case, I might hold off on buying any more new knives for the time being to play around with the ones I have now… although, Andrew just bid on a Kershaw Leek, so we’ll see.