EDC (multitool / knife ++)

eggbert

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I'm waiting on delivery of a new bag, and think it's about time to update some of my tired EDC to fill it with.
My Leatherman Juice KF4 still works perfectly fine, but it was discontinued over 13 years ago, so I presume something else mut have come along by now to usurp it as the best mini multitool?
I also wouldn't mind a good EDC knife and torch to add to my list. I started a bit of a knife collection a while ago, buying opinels and other classics, but got put off when customs confiscated one claiming it was a flick knife (could be opened one handed, which a the time was illegal). I'd prefer not to have a carbon blade in this case, as it probably wouldn't be looked after very well.
I know people have talked about the torches they own here before, but I find the market moves so quickly on these items that almost as soon as you have mentioned their names they are obsolete.
I'm not averse to spending decent money on something that will last a long time, but I'm also quite happy picking things up on the cheap from Aliexpress or other Chinese stores like Gearbest (although they don't seem to do the deals of previous years any more).

Anything else you think I need to add, enable away.
 
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Ferret619

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I have had most things under the sun as far as EDC knives go..
Spyderco a good but a bit pricy for what they are and the yearly price increases get a bit gross.. their fan club can be a bit...much too-
Personally I regularly have an alox cadet and my Benchmade mini freek (expensive for what it is but BM really look after their customers plus it was a gift)
as for a torch, I have a copper s1 batton I love!
 
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Ferret619

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A buddy just messaged me looking to offload a NIB native 5 so I’m waiting for that now, not normally one for a serrated edge but a fully lined native in S35vn for $120 will have me hooked every time
@eggbert What sort of work will your knife see?
 
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eggbert

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I did say that I wasn't averse to spending money on kit, but $125 is a bit rich for me at the moment considering other purchases (and the wife's eagle eye on our finances).
Seeing that I work in an office, and live in the tropics, I think the hardest work it might see is opening a coconut so I can pour the juice into some rum at the end of the day, although there might be some inter office back stabbing too (most of them don't have much of a spine so I probably don't need anything OTT).

I think I might just end up with a Ystart Jino2 Axis lock knife for ~$30.

or maybe an Ontario rat 2 copy
 
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Ferret619

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Personal opinion but if you can avoid supporting copies that’s a good thing (just my 2c)
How big of a knife do you need?
I may have just the PIF for you
 

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Don't need anything that big, just enough to sever the spinal column of a cow-orker or two.

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Aaahh, office life where a pat in the back is recon for the knife.

How do you go with the law and carrying a weapon? Down here our law is very broad and you can be stopped and asked to explain why you are carrying anything that could be construed as a weapon. It is an offence to carry without a reason.

Just like our antidiscrimination law which prohibits causing offence, FFS toughen up princess.
 
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