Tuesday, September 20, 2011

We're glowin' like the metal on the edge of a knife...

Beginning with Og, all the cool kids are doing a very specific what-has-it-got-in-its-pocketses meme:

Take the knife out of your pocket and take a picture of it, and post it. Or post a picture of the same knife from a brochure or whatever.

No, not your favorite knife, or your prettiest, but the one that never leaves your side.

From General interwebs

Silenus there is juggling my Spyderco Caly 3 and Victorinox Explorer.

Many moons ago, I was a knife nerd. I read forums, tried out dozens of designs and brands, and rotated my everyday knives based on needs and preference. Then Spyderco did the stupidest thing possible--they designed the perfect knife. For my needs, the Caly 3 is the perfect size, with the perfect blade shape, steel, blade length, and edge geometry. It's vanishingly light and thin in the pocket, but has a comfortable handle for all but the heaviest cutting, which rarely comes up in my everyday life. Apart from groomsmen's gifts, I haven't bought a pocket knife since.

Likewise, this is about my sixth full sized Swiss Army Knife, and it's finally exactly right. It's the smallest SAK with all the tools I won't do without: both a phillips driver and a corkscrew (they usually have one or the other), an awl, and a pair of scissors.

I carry a multitool when I do burlesque stagehandery, and a larger folder or a pocket fixed blade when in the outdoors, but day in and day out, these two are perfect.

From General interwebs

1 comment:

  1. Dang - my post was a lot more prosaic. Rather like the subject I suppose.