GUN Another What knife should I get?

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  1. autox

    autox OT Supporter

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    I'm looking for a knife that I will carry daily, so it has to be fairly small so it fits in my pocket. I think I am between the Benchmade Pardue 530 and Griptilian 551. I like how small the pardue is, but am not sure about its strength compared to the 551.
    I'm kind of considering the kershaw avalanche too, mainly because of the assisted opening, but I think the black finish will come off and make it look shitty. Any suggestions?
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  2. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    deja vu
     
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    itchiban New Member

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    I never gave a shit about knives until you guys started posting about your spydercos and benchmades and kershaws and shit. Talking about steel grades and blade wear.

    Now I have to get one. :hs: That first benchmade looks very nice.
     
  4. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I had a Griptilian a while back and it was a great knife. I'll be picking up another soon.
     
  5. autox

    autox OT Supporter

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    around 68
     
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    This is my daily carry (the non serrated one):

    Microtech Vector Auto

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    I carry the mini griptillian with teh 556 blade (half serated). The second one is that set of pictures you posted. Great knife, i love it,
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Well, it depends what you mean by small. I EDC a Ritter Grip and a 551 in opposite pockets. If smaller is what you want I'd look into a Mini-grip. I love all 4 of mine.
     
  9. autox

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    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  12. autox

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    Ebay FTW. Got mine in Satin finish for 179.00 shipped. Its has been worth EVERY penny IMHO. It flips out with alot of force, so if somthing were to be in the way in an emergency, it wouldnt stop it. The rubber grips and finger molds are superb and the knife, when completely folded out, doesnt wobble or move at all. The blade has stayed sharp for the 2+ years I have had it. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]154 CM Stainless Steel FTMFW. [/FONT]
     
  14. is3lost

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    Hmm, now you've got me wanting a 530 Pardue in all black
     
  15. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Badass knife, my buddie carries one.
     
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Have you looked at a SOG? Maybe the Flash I or Flash II with spring assist. I think the Flash II will be my next purchase.
     
  17. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    I received my benchmade resistor yesterday. :love: it :o
     
  18. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards 5.9 Limited, have you driven one lately?

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    how do you like the auto? I had a colt auto that turned out to be a POS - looking for a good automatic knife

     
  19. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    who'd you buy it from? and what one did you get?
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Bladeshop..


    Cold Steel 27LTH Recon 1 Tanto Combo

    pics are in one of the knife threads.
     
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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    I have both of those benchmades and the 530 is lighter and slimmer than the griptilian, the griptilian is a more solid knife, but the lighter thinner 530 is much better for EDC imo b/c you can barely notice it in your pocket. Its also plenty tough for all the things you are likely to encounter in day to day activities, if I were going camping or somthing where I might need a tougher knife I would bring the griptilian.
     
  24. autox

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    Ended up ordering the 530 this morning, should be good enough for a while :big grin:
     
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    As far as autos go, they dont get any better. I have had it for 2+ years and there has been zero problems so far. No rust anywhere, and I treat it like a utility knife, there is very little care involved. The knife blade has a strong 'shank' so when its deployed it feels extremely well built with no wobble at all, as has been the case with my other autos. (H&K :ugh:) The spring mechanism is really strong, if you dont hold it right, it can jump right out of your hands in a hurry. Its light, but heavy enough to be useful, and has a nice belt clip. I carry mine in my back right pocket, sitting all the way to the right so I dont sit on it. My Surefire E2 goes in the opposite pocket in the same fashion.
     

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