5 Great Folding Knife Pairings – The Knife Junkie Podcast Episode 205

On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 205), Bob “The Knife Junkie” DeMarco looks at five great folding knife pairings — along with a runner-up pairing — as well as his pocket check knives, the Cold Steel 4Max Scout and the CRKT Piet.

In the state of the collection, Bob looks at his Emerson Tiger and the Pro-Tech / Strider SNG with Gcarta handle, and taking a look “from the vault,” it’s the SOG Stingray, purchased in the summer of ’91 in Boston. And in Knife Life News, Kansept’s full 2021 lineup is unveiled, Morgan Koens’s new Bestech folder, and Bear & Son/BearOps release a Cali-legal auto.

Links to stories, podcast episodes mentioned and the knives covered in the podcast can be found below.

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Knives, News and Other Stuff Mentioned in the Podcast


Pocket Check

  • Cold Steel 4Max Scout
  • CRKT Piet


State of the Collection

  • Emerson Tiger
  • Pro-Tech / Strider SNG with Gcarta Handle
  • From the Vault – SOG Stingray (Purchased in the Summer of ’91, Boston)


5 Great Folding Knife Pairings

  • Cold Steel Recon 1 & SAK Pioneer
  • TRM Atom & GEC #47
  • Arcane Design Anti-matter & Finch Runtly
  • Emerson Elvia, Civivi Asticus & Case Peanut
  • Spyderco Yojumbo & CRKT Pilar 3

Runner Up:

  • Hinderer XM-24 & Kansept Pelican


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