GUN Knife Crew - need a blade under 5 1/2 inches for everyday needs

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  1. lim f(x) = f(a)

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    Benchmade Griptilian works for me.
     
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    link?
     
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    how much would this be?
     
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    I carry either a:

    spyderco Delica 4 plain edge

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    or a Benchmade 9050 AFO

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    The Spyderco is much less expensive and is easier to conceal, but I prefer the Benchmade because its heftier and needs less sharpening. 6 of one, half a dozen of the other. I also used to carry an Ontario Rat Model 1 folder, but hated the soft AUS-8 blade that would get rust spots on the satin finish.
     
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    I'm trying to stay under $100 :hs:
     
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    k will check it out bro.
     
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    I switch between these three:

    Benchmade 551

    Spyderco Delica 4 Wave

    Benchmade 530


    The 551 is a great all purpose knife, solid lockup, one handed opening and closing, steel keeps its edge, and it fits my fairly large hands perfectly.

    The Delica is 2.9 inches, which is what I carry in more strict locales, which limit their concealed knife lengths to below 3 inches. Also good steel, solid lockup. With the wave feature, it's crazy quick to deploy.

    The 530 is about half the thickness and weight of the 551, which makes it ridiculously thin and light (1.8oz). Great for traveling light. Hardly even know it's in your pocket. Same lockup and same steel as the 551, except for a thin blade, which isn't the best for hard jobs.

    If you're buying benchmade, buy it from Knifeworks, input that coupon, and you'll be able to snag the 551 and the 530 for about $66 each. Not bad compared to MSRP.
     
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    think I'm gonna order the 557SBK
     
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    I carried a tanto style partially serrated blade for a couple years. Then I switched to a plain edge blade, which I found to work better for me. If you're not planning on stabbing things, or cutting a bunch of rope, the regular plain edge (benchmade 556) will probably serve you best. Better real estate for cutting.

    Also, consider that the 556/557 models are the 'mini' versions of the 550/551/552 series. If that's what you're looking for, perfect. But I found that the mini versions didn't fit my large hands comfortably.
     
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    Benchmade Griptillian is pretty much the gold standard of EDC knives.

    Though, IMO, both serrations and tanto blade profiles are useless :o
     
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    ZT 0350

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    i used to carry a kershaw 1660 daily... for me it was a good sharp from the factory knife, that stayed sharp for what i do daily(like cut/strip speaker wire)... then last year i switched to the sog kilowatt, for the wire stripper to use at work... i tried the crkt m16, but was not happy with it... it stayes in the console of my car, as a backup knife to my electrician's mate... that always stays in the car, incase of emergcy repairs.
     
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    thanks
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Kershaw Blur with S30v straight edge
     
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    Also...with all the Benchmade love, are SOG's worth a shit? I need an EDC knife too
     
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    I carry griptillian 551 plain edge, or a kershaw blackout, plain edge.
     
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    Where'd you come up with the number 5.5? That sounds like a really long pocket knife.
     
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