A while back, a reader suggested the term “laminaphobe” to refer to the specific subcategory of hoplophobia that involves knives. From the Latin “lamina” or blade, it it isn’t a word found in Websters. Maybe someday it will be, and TTAK used it first.
I picked up a Kershaw Leek D2 Compsite a couple of weeks ago. I love it, I will do a “First Impression” review sometime in the next two weeks, but the knife has complicated my relationship with my other EDCs.
My Benchmade Mini-Griptillian had gradually taken over the primary EDC duties from my Spyderco Native. This was more than partially a function of the knife showing its age. The Native’s pin is working loose a touch but there are a couple of other things I prefer about the Grip have caused the breakup. But I go back from time to time. Mostly this is because I left the other in my pants in the basement bathroom, or I have misplaced it entirely.
Complicating things, I found a new love. Or least infatuation. I love the cool, smooth feel of the scales. But what I really like about the Leek is it is my first assisted opener, and I find myself flipping it at inappropriate times. This is annoying my wife, and making the Benchmade jealous as it sits on the dresser top.
I carried my Native today. The pants I was wearing had a funky pocket and the slick surface and thin profile of the Leek let it slide from my pocket. But I had a fling with a CRKT Minimalist when I cubed a pineapple this afternoon.
What I want to know is, is your EDC relationship complicated?
A quick houskeeping note: Thanks for bearing with us during our outage. Hopefully the DDoS attack that knocked us and TTAG offline for more than 36 hours has been fully resolved. I will pass along more information when I hear more from the bosses.