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Recomend a new knife!

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by NeverMore1701, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    I've got the itch for a new knife, just not sure what. Only one really on the list so far is a ZT300, but they are fairly pricy.

    Knives I have and like: CRKT M21-03 and 04, CRKT Minimalist, CRKT First Strike, Spyderco Kumo, Kabar Warthog (fixed), Cold Steel Spike (tanto).

    Let the suggestions (and pics) roll in!
  2. Spyderco Caly 3, best knife out there!

  3. trajan07

    trajan07 dimly lit

    Oct 31, 2009
    NoVA, USA
    I'm not a huge blade freak, but I've owned several Kershaw knives and love them.YMMV
  4. Sportsfame18


    Aug 22, 2009
    tell me what you looking for and il show u your perfect knife..
  5. engineer151515


    Nov 3, 2003
    Of the list, I own the Cold Steel Spike (tanto).

    It is well made. Seems like I picked up a free shipping deal on Amazon that was considerably less than the catalog price.

    Depending on your needs - this one is not a traditional style carry knife. It's chain/sheath is intended to be hung around the neck but the knife's length does not contribute that type of stealth carry. (That said, I've tired multiple neck knives and haven't been happy with any of them) The sheath does secure the knife and it is versatile enough that you could lace it up on a boot or backpack with the holes/slot provided. With it's thick blade (very useful for punching through stuff), it won't double as a kitchen knife. It's not what you'll pick up to slice up an apple. If I were to do it over, I'd also consider the Scottish spike as it is slightly smaller and fits the neck knife theme better. But, I'm a sucker for tanto blades and this puppy does resemble a mini-tanto sword. It is a knife I own because I like the looks of it.

    Again, the construction, finish and materials are very good. I find myself sliding this knife into a backpack or hanging by the chain in the kitchen. It really is a specialty knife advertised as a bare essentials, minimalist theme knife and that is 100% accurate. That means it is not a daily driver pickup truck of knives. It's nearly mirror finish does skuff easily (which does not bother me) and it arrives sharp and ready to go. There are cheaper copies of this knife available and I own one of them too. The cheap one came with a nylon sheath (crap) and a bare handle that I wrapped myself. The cheapie is kept in a survival backpack in the truck as it is expendable if the truck is stolen. The Cold Steel one, I keep closer (work backpack) or in the Bunker (my home).

    I hope this helps.

  6. For most days I used to carry a pair of Kershaw Leeks in black or stainless color and a Hide-a-way knife.

    I lost one of the stainless Leeks. Now that my left hand and arm are partially paralyzed I only carry one Leek at a time anyway.



  7. The Hawk

    The Hawk

    Aug 22, 2008
    LaGrange, Ky
    I bought a Cold Steel AK-47 a couple years ago and am very happy with it.
    It took a little getting used to as it is larger than what I was used to carrying.
    I think I gave about $65.00 for it new.
    The W-mart here has a pretty good selection of knives. You may want to wander over to the one near you and just take your time looking and handling several of the knives they have.
    Good luck, have fun and let us know what you decide on. Remember, knives are like horsepower and money. You can never have too much. Same goes for flashlights but that is a different topic.
  8. woggie


    Jan 22, 2009
    Frisco, Tx
    I've never really been "into" knives until lately. I got a Benchmade Griptilian for Christmas and love it thus far. I am sure you will get a lot of great recommendations here on GT though!
  9. I'm partial to my Kershaw model1570 S30V designed by Ken Onion. It is quite adaptable. The clip and assist "knob" can be mounted on either side. The back point of the handle works very well to consentrate force for a stirke.
  10. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    To be clear, I have (or had) all the ones listed in the first post, minus the ZT. Apparently the Spike Tanto and First Strike went to live with my ex :steamed:

    I don't know if I'll replace the FS, though I did like it. The Spike I may have to get another of, maybe a couple styles. They're just cool, fairly cheap little knives. I REALLY like the Corsican Spike, but cheapest I can find it is $105, and I'm not sure it's worth that. I'll stick to the ~$30 styles.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010