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13-12-2016, 05:46 AM
RE: Which type of knife?
(11-12-2016 10:14 AM)SYZ Wrote:  For large ropes and twigs I'd go for a serrated, hawkbill blade, maybe a Spyderco folder. You need to let's know what blade length you want too. I have a 3" straight folder as an EDC.

(BTW, I'm not too impressed with some Gerber's apparently not holding their edge well; they seem to vary depending on where they're made.)

I'll second pretty much anything by Spyderco. My favorite brand for knives not of the people poking variety Big Grin

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13-12-2016, 07:39 AM
RE: Which type of knife?
Thanks guys, you gave me good points to watch for. Thumbsup

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13-12-2016, 07:45 AM (This post was last modified: 13-12-2016 09:37 AM by Dom.)
RE: Which type of knife?
Ok, while I have your attention, how about a lighter to use to thaw frozen snaps and locks , also has to fit in pocket. The usual cig lighters have such short flames and the wind blows them out....

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13-12-2016, 08:33 AM
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And burn your fingers, and melt if you try to run them too long. Somebody will have a specific pocket torch recommendation for you. I am interested as well.
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13-12-2016, 09:23 AM
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http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/metalw...fgodBhUG6w

I have one of these, bought it at Lowes. I haven't used it to thaw locks, though. I used it to solder bigger automotive wires together. One could thaw things with it, if held back further and/or kept it moving.
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13-12-2016, 09:37 AM
RE: Which type of knife?
I have a Kershaw similar to the one in the pic. It is torsion assisted opening so it is really easy to open with one hand. Very sturdy and is a decent size and weight. Not too big for a pocket, not too small to do actual work. There are variations of the same knife with partly serrated blade that would likely be better for your application. Mine also has a large strong side clip. I have had dozens of pocket knives (I'm a collector) and this is by far my favorite knife for functionality and ease of use. Highly recommend this brand.

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13-12-2016, 09:41 AM
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(13-12-2016 09:23 AM)Fireball Wrote:  http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/metalw...fgodBhUG6w

I have one of these, bought it at Lowes. I haven't used it to thaw locks, though. I used it to solder bigger automotive wires together. One could thaw things with it, if held back further and/or kept it moving.

That's probably more than I bargained for - it might melt or fuse things instead of opening them. Then I will have to ask for metal cutters, lol!

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13-12-2016, 09:43 AM
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Whatever you use, you might have better luck warming the key instead of the lock and using it to transfer the heat. Might have to try a few times.

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13-12-2016, 09:46 AM
RE: Which type of knife?
(13-12-2016 09:43 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Whatever you use, you might have better luck warming the key instead of the lock and using it to transfer the heat. Might have to try a few times.

Snaps? I got 3 of those to conquer every morning. Cig lighter doesn't work, and my fingers will but then they get cold enough to hurt.

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13-12-2016, 09:53 AM
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(13-12-2016 09:46 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(13-12-2016 09:43 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Whatever you use, you might have better luck warming the key instead of the lock and using it to transfer the heat. Might have to try a few times.

Snaps? I got 3 of those to conquer every morning. Cig lighter doesn't work, and my fingers will but then they get cold enough to hurt.

This is gonna sound very stereotypically me, but I use a small amount of CLP or other gun oil to prevent them from freezing. Sewing machine oil would probably work too.

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