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Old 09-16-2018, 11:49 AM
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Default Do you EDC a knife while metal detecting?

I usually carry my Schrade SCMF manilla folder. It weighs half a pound, A little over 8 ounces. So it makes a good throwing object too.



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Old 09-16-2018, 11:52 AM
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Beauty of a Knife and one heck of a slab of silver! I carry a custom MudPupMachete, its always with me...in case of zombies...or whatnot...

I take Brazilian Tramontina blades, spring steel, drill off the factory grip, and affix a long Native Ash handle...
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:55 AM
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My digging shovel works for zombies. It's a cold steel tactical shovel. All the ends are sharp. You can throw this thing into trees.

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Old 09-16-2018, 12:02 PM
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I'm still wondering what EDC and SCMF stands for ?
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:27 PM
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I'm still wondering what EDC and SCMF stands for ?
Every Day Carry...Schrade Cutlery Manilla Folder...?

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Old 09-16-2018, 12:42 PM
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The Swiss Army Tinker is my EDC, work and play.

https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Sw...s=swiss+tinker
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Every Day Carry...Schrade Cutlery Manilla Folder...?

Thanks Mud ! That would sound about right and if it's not it's good enough for me .

Wow , that's some impressive hardware you guys are carrying around !
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Not the best self defense item but would be effective if necessary and not a big deal near schools. It does make a great pocket tool though.



If I know I'm not going to be around a school this isn't my CCW anyway.

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Old 09-16-2018, 01:08 PM
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Never without a knife. You know, a knife is a funny thing. Most people don't carry one. However, when you do, you don't know what you did before you had one. All the sudden you're using it every day.

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A fourty inch ground shark shovel. Sometimes in parks when I can spot guys watching me, am I alert, curious about my equipment and what it may be worth. I worked in a prison in California for almost 20 years and you get to know when someone is sizing you up. My ground shark hanging on my shoulder just looks “ nasty”, its easy to maneuver and has a long thin blade, one side serrated. It is also great for going after deep targets .


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Old 09-16-2018, 01:26 PM
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I've carried knives my whole life, even in grade school. Usually have several blades on me. With one for my money clip, and a Leatherman always..

This one is my money clip, it's matte black, cannot be seen in hand if it's dark out.. Kershaw Speedsafe, USA, spring assist..

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Living with forest and some heavy underbrush on 3 sides of our property good knives can come in handy even outside at home, though I have many smaller knives, my two largest are my cheap but neat Harbor Freight survival knife with survival stuff in the handle, and more recently a handmade Bolo knife David sent me from when he had his wife bring back some handmade Bolo knives from the Philippines.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:36 PM
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A fourty inch ground shark shovel. Sometimes in parks when I can spot guys watching me, am I alert, curious about my equipment and what it may be worth. I worked in a prison in California for almost 20 years and you get to know when someone is sizing you up. My ground shark hanging on my shoulder just looks “ nasty”, its easy to maneuver and has a long thin blade, one side serrated. It is also great for going after deep targets .


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I carry a Leatherman Charge+ TTI everywhere I go. It’s like having a tiny toolbox on your belt. Love it.




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Originally Posted by TeamMendoboys View post
A fourty inch ground shark shovel. Sometimes in parks when I can spot guys watching me, am I alert, curious about my equipment and what it may be worth. I worked in a prison in California for almost 20 years and you get to know when someone is sizing you up. My ground shark hanging on my shoulder just looks “ nasty”, its easy to maneuver and has a long thin blade, one side serrated. It is also great for going after deep targets .


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Welcome from another Californian . Yup , that's one thing about California , it seems like someone is always trying to size you up for one thing or another and it's usually not something good !
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My digging tool, an 8” hori-hori, can easily pull double duty. For actual pocketknife stuff I use an Ontario RAT II.
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I try to always have one on me. Usually a folder with an assisted/automated opening ability.

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I never go anywhere without a trustworthy blade! I keep a White River Knife and Tool Backpacker in horizontal carry on my detecting belt since I can't get to my pocketed PM2 when I'm bent over cutting a plug. Nice affordable little fixed blade. Hasn't had to come out for protection so far, but if it does I don't mind that S30V flashing in the sun as a little warning...
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I’m a pocket knife junkie. I have a knife for every occasion. This is the knife that resides in my metal detecting belt. I use it for cutting plugs or roots or self defense if needed.

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Old 09-16-2018, 05:33 PM
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I like that one Oldsjunkie.

I carry a Leatherman Wave everyday.
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