Mine's a Kershaw. I guess the locking blade is five or six inches. The lower part of the blade is serrated so it can cut through rope, etc. I can flick the blade out fast as imaginable, and it holds an edge really well. Good steel.
Pawn shops are the places I like to shop for knives. Folks spend for knives when they have plenty of cash, but like jewelry, knives are some of the first things they'll hock at the pawn shop when they get desperate. Not that I like to see people hocking things, but I do like paying very little for nice things.
I have a Gerber pocketknife, an uncle henry folding belt knife, and a russell-dexter 12 inch fillet knife in the kitchen.. other knives include my parker brand stainless steel skinning knife. Sure I have a gerber multi tool, and maybe a small swiss folding knife in my bedroom junk box.
Working on the family farm my entire life I've had numerous good quality knives over the years. I've also worn a Leatherman multitool on my belt for several decades. The Leatherman has an excellent knife as well as a handy little saw if needed. This tool has saved me much time by not having to search for pliers or screwdrivers. I have a good collection of different pocket knives which I choose to carry according to my particular task.
I had three. I gave one to my younger brother so he'd have one of his grandfather's knives. I kinda felt bad for having possession of all three of grandpa's good pocket knives. Old Timers. There is an Old Henry, but my dad has that one. I'm happy to wait many more years to get that one.
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