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A good EDC Knife?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Fwdftw, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Fwdftw

    Fwdftw

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    Lookin for a good EDC Knife. How do the smith MPs etc fair? i know hardly NOTHING about knifes lol Thanks for all the help fellas! :wavey:

    edit: I dont wanna spend a fortune.. 40< if possible.
     
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  2. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Knives are for cutting things like boxes, packaging, etc., not for defense. But, much like a brick or an unopened can of coke, they can be used for defense. Get a knife that feels good in your hand. Look at spyderco. Should suit you fine.
     

  3. RED64CJ5

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    Kershaw Scallion

    I like the 1/2 serrated one.
     
  4. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Kershaw Tanto Blur.
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  5. firefighter4215

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    I have a few of these. Use them at work alot, they are cheap and very handy and sturdy enough for most of my tasks. If you're looking for a blade that can handle larger tasks like prying or heavy duty use, there may be better options out there.
    But I'm happy with my SWAT's.
     
  7. heitzoflearning

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    Kershaw Storm 2 is great and I got mine for $20
     
  8. BobbyT

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    Spyderco P'kal. It's been my EDC for over 2 years now.
     
  9. FloridaCCW

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    Spyderco Dragonfly with G10 grip or the Caly 3. I like the VG-10 plain blades the best. The SOG Flash 1 is nice too. Check out some videos on You Tube.
     
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  10. Jeepnik

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    Wow, after thousands of years, we finally find out that knives are "NOT" for self defense. Imagine that, the human race has had it wrong all this time. Thanks for clearing that up. Of course, I'm not qualified to debate the subject, but if this gentleman was still alive, I'm sure he could explain it to you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_E._Fairbairn
     
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  11. tx787

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    I bought an M&P knife and it was defective out of the box (part of the mechanism was bent over so the blade would get stuck extended), I returned it to the store rather than dealing with warranty repair on a $30 tool.
     
  12. Fwdftw

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    I'm diggin that tanto blur!
     
  13. hikerpaddler

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    Precisely.
     
  14. kymarkh

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    Same here without the serrations. Love the assisted opening feature.
     
  15. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

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    Check out the Benchmade Griptillian, very popular knife. I carry a mini-Griptillian everyday. Well made, simple knife. Comes in several configurations.

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    I have a gerber one now, I would like to get a Benchmade mini-Griptillian. I've seen them for $60.
     
  17. The Hawk

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    I have had a couple of the S&W knives fail. Although the factory stood behind them, I would stay away from them if I were you. They are good looking knives but you can get better quality with other brands. I have a Gerber that I have carried for a dozen or so years that I really like. Kershaw is another good brand in your price range. Good luck and happy shopping.
     
  18. Lomez

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    Spyderco Delica for sure. And around 40'ish... get the Waved model. Thank me later. :)
     
  19. Fwdftw

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    why the wave?
     
  20. hikerpaddler

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    The axis lock benchmades, such as the 550, are among the best non-auto knives I've had, except for the AppleCare-fairbairn covert. As previously noted, knives are primarily for cutting stuff, not fighting, but it's great to find a knife that feels good enough that you can cut, pry, open a beer, or if your plan A doesn't work out, even defend yourself with.
     
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