Recommendation? Gift for a USMC Paris Island graduate.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Faralon, May 13, 2019.

  1. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    I'd ask the recipient to think about and ask around while he's in training . Then go from there . He's become his own man now and deserves some input . He may not care very much but some fighters have very particular weapon and gear preferences .

    Could do worse than Cold Steel SRK or Recon Tanto . Available in 3V and cheaper steel choices . These are both proven knives that have been to war .
  2. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
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  3. Boozoo Chavis

    Boozoo Chavis

    Oct 18, 2003
  4. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Wait until he gets to his new see what he is allowed to carry.
    Nothing too expensive;;;nice knives go missing in a hurry.
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  5. BoulderTroll


    Feb 28, 2009
    If he ends up at DLI, he'll be a stones throw from me. I took the DLAB many years ago but never joined up. Good for him!

    My son-in-law is about to join the Army, and I've been thinking about a gift for boot camp graduation as well. I thought of many great fixed blades and folders, before finally deciding on a Leatherman MUT. From what I've researched (and learned from buddies who are prior service), what knives are and aren't allowed can vary greatly depending on job, location, and command structure. But a good multitool will be a welcome gift just about anywhere in life.
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  6. buckeyejake


    Dec 28, 2013
    In watches get tissot mechical . Pocket knife ,get a spyderco manix . Fixed blade get a Busse ratmandu.

  7. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    I would get him something practical and not too expensive for the training itself and then something fancier later on when it's done.
  8. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Don’t have any suggestions other than maybe a good leatherman but I would like to thank you and your son and congratulate you both
  9. LG&M


    Dec 19, 2005
    This would be appropriate for a Marine leaving the service not joining.
    Nothing says "Boot" like oorah gear.
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  10. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    this is one of the few times I might suggest a collectible knife - the USMC Kabar or similar to what strategy9 posted.

    my wife recieved one from here grandfather when she got off the Island. She is not a knife person, but she has held onto this - never been used, but proudly displayed
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  11. kreole

    kreole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2009
  12. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    Wait until he is assigned to an actual unit so he knows what they will allow. That varies a lot from command to command.

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