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What EDC knife?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by D3S3RT_P3NGU1N, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. D3S3RT_P3NGU1N

    D3S3RT_P3NGU1N

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    I'm looking for a good quality folder for EDC. Its going to see significant use and abuse on a daily basis, so I'd like something thats tough and can hold an edge well. Must be quick and easy to open with one hand. Looking to spend up to $150 on it

    I was thinking something like this maybe

    http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BM580SBK

    Or should i just get myself a griptilian and be done with it?

    Other suggestions?
     
  2. Laramie In MT

    Laramie In MT

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    I've always been impressed with benchmade stuff. Only owned one. I currently carry a Buck Strider. No complaints.

    I like the Spyderco stuff, I might switch to a half serretated model.
     

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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    I have that exact knife you show in the link and love it. The serrated black coated full size barrage.
     
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    bogey3737 diablo azul

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    Gunboat1 A.F.A.M.

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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    <-----not a Benchmade hater (I own 3)

    I found that a couple of the ones I had didn't work for me for EDC, as I am a sweaty dude, and the blades, while sharper than anything I've carried, rusted too easy.

    This lead me to study blade steel prior to purchase of any knife, and to prefer "coated" blades.

    ymmv


     
  9. DavidNDC

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    My picks for EDC are the Benchmade Griptilian in D2 or a Kershaw Leek, depending on what I'm wearing.

    Both are excellent blades IMHO.
     
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    I carry a Emerson CQC-7 Tanto w/wave feature. I do own several Benchmades. You can't go wrong with:

    Emerson
    Cold Steel
    Benchmade
    SOG
     
  11. Tru7h

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    I just picked the mini-griptilian (tanto serrated black coated blade) up for EDC. The tanto is just a bit easier to sharpen since it's two straight edges, and I use the serrations constantly. This is the second EDC Benchmade I've owned (first lost/stolen).

    What can we say about it...
    The Axis lock is incredible. It's solid and fast as anything and you can make your own parts for in a worst case scenario.
    The frame shape is the only one I've used which allows your hand to easily enter/exit the pocket. Very streamlined and ergonomic.
    Blade material is excellent. About a month of hard use and it's still incredibly sharp.

    Don't hesitate to pick one up. I might get the full sized one if I were doing it again, the mini is quite small. Oh well, perhaps the wife will get it when I upgrade.:supergrin:
     
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    Emerson HD-12 here.
     
  14. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Spyderco in VG-10. Best steel and quality for the dollar in my opinion. If you are looking for a production blade that can handle chores not even designed for it and is easily replaceable all for less than $60 look at an Endura 4.

    [​IMG]

    $50.99 on Amazon.

    If you want to spend your $100 savings you can upgrade to G10 scales or stainless and get a Sharpmaker.
     
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    For me it's a Kershaw Blur or a Gerber spring assist
     
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    BEER bad example

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    define "significant use and abuse".

    usually when i hear people talking about use and abuse what they're really talking about is using the wrong tool for the job. different knives serve different purposes and functions and the closer you can match your knife to it's intended purpose the better off you and your tool will be. machetes don't skin squirrels and daggers don't take down trees. so give us an idea of what jobs this knife will need to do and we can probably help you out a lot better.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    If you want to spend the whole $150 and don't mind abusing the hell out of a tool I vote Emerson as well. Some folks cry when people actually use a knife, just figured I'd give you an option :supergrin:

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    knivesandguns KNOWS Kershaw

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    Alright Penguin, you asked for it.

    Kershaws:
    Spec Bump
    Black tanto groove
    Ti SG2 JYD II
    JYDII D-2 CB
    Black boron and 24k plated leek
    Rainbow leek
    SS chive
    Orange Zing
    Orange OD-1
    S60V OD Blur
    Blur, patially serrated
    Shallot ZDP CB
    Shallot CPM 110V (3 stages ahead of S30V according to Crucible themselves)
    Shallot, black, damascus blade
    Shallot rainbow
    R.A.M.
    Tyrade Composite blade


    Zero Tolerance:
    0500 MUDD (if I had to pick 1 knife and one folding knife only, this would be it.)

    0400 Scavenger, nightmare grind

    0300 was stolen at my campsite, may those #%!$ heads cut their finger off accidentally

    0150 Boot knife

    I'm missing some... I know it. Point is, if you want a sturdy, beat the crap out of it, and it will never die, type knife--get a Zero Tolerance. Best warranty in the business, no "you cannot disassemble your knife or you void the warranty" crap from Benchmade here. Free parts and sharpening for life from Kershaw.

    If you or anyone has questions on the knives, feel free to email me.

    Kershaw has the best bang for buck knives out there. Spyderco makes excellent knives that have more of a slicing profile, but most do not a sturdy tip. Benchmade, price-wise, is a bit on the high-er side, but they come with thick grinds from the factory. Many Benchmades are overpriced, in my humble opinion, all for an axis lock (which is, by all means, an excellent lock.) AND Benchmade just recently increased the prices on all of their knives.
     
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    i like kershaw or SOG for my everyday carry knives....


    Alex
     
  20. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Flea Market Booth Operators are standing by now for your Kershaw order.

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    :tongueout:

    Where's my flame suit and guide to quality steel and construction...damn...



    Seriously, your Kershaws all rock... really... I'm not kidding... :supergrin:

    (Just funnin, I don't like 'em YMMV)
     
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