Tsar Bomba wrote:I'm still trying to wrap my head around this concept of "one 1-blade folding knife for everything, forever."
The utilitarian side of me says I'd want a rugged clip or drop point lockback (or other locking mechanism) with some heft to it. None of my GECs fit the bill, plus I've got plenty of Buck 110s on hand.
But for the purposes of this thread, picking through and choosing from the GECs that fit the criteria, I suppose it would my favorite 43, a knife I've been carrying something close to half the time over the last few months.
Tony, how do your carry your 43? Belt sheath? Pocket slip? Back pocket? Of course a 43 lends itself well to belt carry, but I've carried mine in a slip in my front pocket and I was surprised that it doesn't feel much bigger than my medium size 78's and such. I'd just like to hear advice from someone who carries his 43 more frequently since mine is an occasional carry only.
I could easily change my long rambling answer to KJ's original question to say simply, "43 Oregon" and let that be that. I agree with KJ that a wharnie is certainly not the most practical of all general purpose blades, it's just that I love my Fremont Jack to the point that if logic went out the window I'd have to grab the FJ. But if I stop and think some more, that 43 is looking better and better.