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Posted: 3/16/2011 8:40:46 AM EST
Recently picked up stanley razor blade folder for $5

After playing with it, I am thinking this would be an excellent every day carry knife

Don't have to sharpen, has a clip, lock and a thumb opener

Anyone carry something like this daily?

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:41:55 AM EST
Tactical box cutter.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:42:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 8:42:50 AM EST by Oakley]



I do!



Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:42:50 AM EST
I would just stick with a good foler like a Spyderco or benchmade an leave this thing for opening boxes. Not that you couln't seriously f**k someone up with it.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:45:49 AM EST
I find them a little bulky but your could run away reall fast.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:50:18 AM EST
I carry the mini version as seen in this picture every single day. It's been the most useful knife I've ever owned. I usually keep the duller side out and only use the sharp side when I really need it.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:51:18 AM EST
Oh yeah. It's the only knife I'll have on my job now.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:53:01 AM EST
I prefer one of these tucked into my boot.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:58:01 AM EST
Aside from cost, I don't understand why anyone would carry a box cutter over a regular folding knife.

A folder can do everything the cutter will, and more. The reverse is not true.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:10:26 AM EST
I carry one at work (fab shop). If I am trimming urethane I may change the blade 6 or 7 times a day, otherwise I can last about a week on one blade.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:15:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By Leanangle:
Aside from cost, I don't understand why anyone would carry a box cutter over a regular folding knife.

A folder can do everything the cutter will, and more. The reverse is not true.



  • Cost is significantly lower, upfront and throughout it's life

  • $10 knife, plus a box of 10 replacement blades for $2 lasts months. You'd have to buy hundreds of blades to match the price of a good sharpener.

  • Provides a sharper blade

  • Switch ends to immediately "sharpen" it in case you hit concrete or something else and damage the blade

  • No more sharpening of blades

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:21:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By JINXR:
Originally Posted By Leanangle:
Aside from cost, I don't understand why anyone would carry a box cutter over a regular folding knife.

A folder can do everything the cutter will, and more. The reverse is not true.



  • Cost is significantly lower, upfront and throughout it's life

  • $10 knife, plus a box of 10 replacement blades for $2 lasts months. You'd have to buy hundreds of blades to match the price of a good sharpener.

  • Provides a sharper blade

  • Switch ends to immediately "sharpen" it in case you hit concrete or something else and damage the blade

  • No more sharpening of blades



Understood. But using multiple bullet-points to say the same thing is cheating

Still wouldn't be my choice for a general utility knife unless my occupation favored the benefits of a boxcutter. Sharpening isn't that hard or time consuming. And I've never had need of anything 'sharper' than my pocketknives when they had a good edge.

But to each their own.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:31:32 PM EST
Bump for night debate.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:51:12 PM EST
I prefer an axe. Leaves their head hangin' by a string.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:09:48 PM EST
The Gerber EAB is another good one.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:25:50 PM EST
A good folder does everything a box-cutter does, plus you can use it for tasks that may require more than an inch of cutting surface. Blade breakage isn't really an issue with a good folder and sharpening is not hard or expensive if you have someone else do it.

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