What’s in Your Pocket?

I recall the first pocket-knife my father ever gave me. It was a very plain thing, without bells and whistles of any sort but boy….I loved that simple little tool; two blades set opposite each other, encased in a plain wooden handle. If memory serves it was a Schrade Old-Timer, and though I regret to say I’ve long lost track of it, the memory alone is still enough to smile about. But even though I’ve long lost the Old-Timer its influence on my choices still lingers….evidenced by a quick glance at my pockets.

Today my favorite pocket-knife is the Kershaw-Leek you see above (black-blade). In my eyes it is the grandson of my first knife, a modern interpretation of what the Old-Timer pocket knives were: simple tools with a certain level of modesty unbecoming of what they could do. Not fancy or flashy. Not loaded with modern bells and whistles.

The Kershaw-Leek epitomizes those traits. One blade. No decor. No fancies and the assisted open is long-gone. Yet it always does the job, its always ready to work. And until the steel is worn away and the bolts begin to break….I’m confident it always will be.

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So if you don’t mind me asking….what’s your carry knife? More importantly….whats the story behind it?

-Dalton.

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