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#289470 - 06/16/18 08:16 AM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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As Russ mentioned the base steel for the Sypderco Dragonfly and Ladybug is VG-10, a much better steel than the [acceptable] AUS8 of the Kabar. The Spyderco is a bit more expensive to be sure but IMO it's worth the extra money. I like that there are several colors of scales for most of their models which is a nice touch. My personal Dragonfly is Orange which is pretty high-vis, nice for me as it makes it easier to keep track of.
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#289471 - 06/16/18 02:31 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2667
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Here's a knife that will handle all cutting tasks (except food prep) realistically encountered in an urban environment:



I can highly recommend this Olfa H-1. It's a tank, and my go-to for construction work. I have had thinner, cheaper utility knives snap off or unlock under extreme pressure (the only time I needed stitches!). The "extra heavy duty" blades are thicker and wider, and well supported by the handle.

The blades are readily available. I also resharpen the tip when working, so each section of the blade lasts a very long time.

Cost: under $15 on Amazon. Every majory hardware chain carries these as well.

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#289472 - 06/16/18 04:26 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Cauldronborn2 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 84
Loc: UK
Jeanette, have you heard of the Christy sliding knife?

http://www.christycompany.net/products/

It seems to match all your criteria;

Single hand opening
Locking blade with multiple positions
Small and slim so it should fit in even a woman's pockets.

Not trying to be mean here just saying I've noticed pockets on women's clothing seem to a lot smaller than men's.

Also the blade can either be sharpened or replaced if damaged.

Hope this helps

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#289473 - 06/16/18 10:17 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Cauldronborn2]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1711
Loc: Ocala, FL
I ordered the Husky folding utility knife yesterday.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289478 - Yesterday at 01:51 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4764
Loc: SOCAL
Good choice. Let us know what you think.

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#289487 - Today at 07:45 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1711
Loc: Ocala, FL
I intended to order the smallest unit; instead, I accidentally ordered the next size up. After using it to open a box, I put it in my pocket where it has been all afternoon. I didn't notice it even when I worked on my next project.

Jeanette Isabelle
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