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#14872 - 04/09/03 01:53 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"
Polak187 Offline

Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 1403
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Don't know which PDA you guys have but when I got mine (Sony) I purchased one of those tight fit lined aluminium cases for it. Anyway I think they make those for every model out there. What I'm talking about can be seen here.


Now I can sit on it, drop it (well kinda), throw it into my pack or pocket and be little careless. Works nicely so far. If you high polish a rear of the case it can be used as signaling mirror <img src="images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


#14873 - 04/09/03 02:01 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
<<...I'm in the market for a good locking folder....My price range is about $75. Ideas?>>

Depends on what size knife you want. I bought myself a Kershaw Silver Spur ($21.95 from KnifeCenter.com), a tiny little knife with a locking blade. It's about the same size as a SAK Classic, but it feels very sturdy. It became my favorite blade. I carry it always. It fits anywhere on my person (watch pocket of jeans, pocket of dress shirts) and I can deploy it with minimal fuss. Very sharp, too. I also bought its big brother, the Kershaw Silver Spur II.

#14874 - 04/09/03 02:08 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
<<The tweezers and nail clippers would be redundant with my Micra, but I suppose a backup wouldn't hurt. Is that the idea?>>

I like redundancy myself. As soon as you have one of something, that item will get borrowed just before you need it, or it will get lost, or something. I try to carry two or three of some essential "tools."

#14875 - 04/09/03 02:42 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"

. . . and don't forget Ebay. those of us out in the boonies find it to be the best alternative to Walmart. I got a miniFox (luminous version) there.

#14876 - 04/09/03 03:33 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"
gear_freak Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 239
Hard to beat $21 for a decent blade! Thanks.
Gear Freak

#14877 - 04/09/03 03:51 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"

I recently upgraded my PDA from a Palm 3xe (old) to a (smaller) Tungsten T. I experimented with cases without a belt loop, but ended up with that style again. There are downsides, but you can't beat the security- I've had no problems with the T hitting the floor.

Unfortunately, where the old 3xe case was large enough to conceal a CRKT Sampson's K.I.S.S. folder on the backside under the belt (horizontal carry), the new one is not... leaving me looking for another "executive" carry option (not necessarily for that particular folder). It's difficult to find a carry that will stay invisible from suit-and-tie to polo-shirt and kakhis.

#14878 - 04/09/03 04:03 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"

I'm very fond of the Spyderco Endura... Plain, 50/50, or fully serrated blade, stainless or black handles/clip. They can be found for around $40-50.


#14879 - 04/09/03 07:52 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
You're welcome. I love that little lockblade. Lots of cutting power in a very small package.

#14880 - 04/09/03 08:39 PM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"
Hutch66 Offline
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Registered: 10/12/02
Posts: 148
Loc: Virginia, USA
THanks for clearing up the threader issue for me.

REI carries the mini fox 40 (there used to be one in Atlanta, I assume it's still there) but I've never seen the glow-in-the-dark variety there.

The paracord, about 10 feet of it, is in a coil knot, carried in my left front pocket with a Zippo and bandana.

For $75 there's any number of good folders you could get, and I wouldn't even venture into this discussion except that you mentioned SOG. I've had my SOG Autoclip (the 3.6 inch with black handle)for 5 or 6 years now and have always been happy with it. I especially like being able to practically lock it on to my pocket. Not as strong as some others, but for $40, I think it's a great blade.


#14881 - 04/10/03 01:59 AM Re: EDC for Urban "Convenience"

For EDC you NEED a good thumb ramp. You try sticking something (utility wise ) wihtout a thumbramp (silver- whatever) you will be sorry. Benchmade Mini TSEK.

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