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#204307 - 07/05/10 12:54 PM anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter?
TheSock Offline
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On the leatherman thread I asked what bayonet (I like the idea of having a good wire cutter) would make a decent all round knife. But not everyone will see that.
So for those not into leathermen:
Is there a knife with a good wire cutter (not necessarily a bayonet) that is also a decent all round knife?
The Sock
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#204308 - 07/05/10 12:59 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: TheSock]
pezhead Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
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I have an M9 bayonet with wirecutter. I also have used the Leatherman wire cutter.

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#204309 - 07/05/10 01:28 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: pezhead]
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Was the M9 any good as a wire cutter and knife?
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#204312 - 07/05/10 03:36 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: TheSock]
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This is just my personal experience, but I have never seen a knife or multi-tool that had a wire cutter on it that was robust enough to actually cut wire without doing damage to the tool. Unless of course it was so big and heavy as to be impractical for what I consider every day carry. The AK-47 bayonets are pretty good, but much heavier than the type of knife I would typically carry for every day use. YMMV

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#204314 - 07/05/10 03:39 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: Tarzan]
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I forget which one has replacible carbide jaws (Sog?) but that always sounded good - carbide is HARD, and if you do chip them, rotate 120 degs, can continue - after 3rd edge, replace
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#204315 - 07/05/10 04:19 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: KG2V]
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That's Gerber. It will cut through hardened stuff that damage regular cutters (i.e. fishing hooks), but the down side is if you over stress it too much the whole thing can shatter, carbide is very brittle.

I recall one of the surefire folders has a build in wire cutter.

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#204316 - 07/05/10 04:31 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: TheSock]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
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Originally Posted By: TheSock
On the leatherman thread I asked what bayonet (I like the idea of having a good wire cutter) would make a decent all round knife. But not everyone will see that.
So for those not into leathermen:
Is there a knife with a good wire cutter (not necessarily a bayonet) that is also a decent all round knife?
The Sock


I have been a Leatherman owner since the early days(before the basic tool was even called a PST). I have a Wave on my belt right now and a Supertool and Supertool 200 in my BoB's. They all have a strong super-sharp knife or two, and the new Super Tool 300 has a replacable carbide hardwire cutter. In my opinion, you would need to look no further. These tools are compact and weigh about 8 ounces. At $10 an ounce, it's a great value with a 25 year guarantee.


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#204319 - 07/05/10 05:21 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
jzmtl Offline
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Leatherman uses 154cm cutters, not carbide.

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#204326 - 07/05/10 08:51 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: jzmtl]
roberttheiii Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
Ha - I've cut many a fish hook (which I think are pretty hard?) with my Van Staals - but they're pricey! :P

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#204327 - 07/05/10 08:54 PM Re: anyone recommend a knife with a wire cutter? [Re: roberttheiii]
roberttheiii Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
Just checked - van staals use tungsten cutters w/a rockwell hardness of 60.

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