A New Knife, Same As The Old Knife…

Back in 2017 I posted about my carry knives (Knives Tale). In that post I detailed my affinity for the STL 2.5 from Gerber. I still carry this little knife on a regular basis although the finish is wearing off and the edge has been worn down from use and resharpening it is almost the perfect knife for me under many situations. Although this is Texas and having a knife clipped inside a pocket is generally a non-issue there are times when I prefer to carry very discreetly. The STL 2.5 can ride in the pocket without showing or getting in the way. I actually have two of these little knives as I purchased a spare some time back in case I lose or break it. I like it so much I might even buy a third at some point.

When I wrote that post back in 2017 I had just started carrying a Kershaw OSO Sweet. It is a great little knife but a little too big and bulky for discreet carry. Somewhere along the lines I broke the tip off that little knife and replaced it with another of the same model but with a black coated blade which addressed the staining issues of the initial knife.

A couple of weeks ago I was watching an interview with Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discussing the evolution and advantages of the wharncliffe blade shape.

Even though my approach to the knife as a defensive tool is very different than what he teaches I still respect his opinions. He believes, based on his testing, that it is the best shape for cutting and self-defense. So, I wanted to pick up a knife with a wharncliffe blade and check it out.

Then I realized I used to carry a knife with this blade design, the Kershaw 1660CKT Leek.

It was a good alternative to the STL 2.5 and I really liked it but the blade is fairly thin and I ended up bending the tip while using it for something other than cutting. Instead of using the right tool for the job I changed to a different and sturdier knife. Well now I have come full circle and I am carrying the Kershaw Leek again. We will see how it works out. I have gotten a lot better about using the right tool for the job after all.

I will carry that one for a while and see how it goes.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

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