GUN Looking for a knife

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  1. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    benchmade 940, 9050, griptillian is what I am thinking so far. I want to spend less than 100 and used would be ok. Am I looking in the right direction? Assited or auto would be nice but not necessary. Where could I get one used besides ebay? Thanks!
     
  2. Bloody Sunday

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    won't find a 940 for that price.

    but the griptillians are pretty cheap
     
  3. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    Are any of those significantly better than the others?
     
  4. Bloody Sunday

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    well, what's the use its going to see?

    i've daily carried my 940 for almost 10 years now. it doesn't keep an edge well.

    to be honest, i only like it because it holds sentimental value for me, and because of the bling factor. it's an OD 940

    i used my cheapo kershaw onion far more than my benchmade.

    if i were to get another benchmade, i wouldn't get another one over $100.

    i would probably go for a grip
     
  5. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    I want something light for daily general use (opening shit, cutting shit, killing small things, jk) . Assisted preferred, straight blade to keep an edge and be able to sharpen it at some point if I wanted. And have a good balanced feel to it. All while being relatively affordable.
     
  6. Bloody Sunday

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    get the kershaw onion.

    it is assisted open, plain edge, good weight, small, and damn affordable.

    i've had mine for at least 4 years and have not sharpened it once.

    while i had to sharpen the benchmade over and over... i should just send it in to get reset
     
  7. Keesh

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    Just get a 551 Gripatilian or whatever. They are great knives and you can get them new for under $100
     
  8. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Honestly, I got tired of going through knives. I use them heavily, and they wouldn't keep an edge long enough to get through a couple days work, or they would get broken or lost. That said, if you really want a functional knife you can carry daily without fear of damage or destruction from heavy use just buy a razor knife like this

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    I know it's not benchmade or whatever, but it hurts allot less to lose a $10 knife, or simply toss a blade and refill it with a new one.
     
  9. xconverge

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    thats what I have now
     
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    benchmade 9050 son

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    Can you legally carry an auto-opening knife?
     
  12. xconverge

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    settled on a kershaw blur, I changed my mind and wanted serrated :)

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  13. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    The Ken Onion line is any number of assisted opening knives.
     
  14. Bloody Sunday

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    oops.

    i have the chive and the leek
     
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    don't get serrated!!!
     
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    What's wrong with serrated? I have a Paragon serrated/straight blade I've had for 10 yrs and it cuts like a champ. I've literally never sharpened it. The straight part could def use a new edge but the serrated part does what it's supposed to do just fine.

    I also have a chive and I love it. I bought it when I lost the paragon and it was a perfect daily carry for 90% of everything I would use it for. The only thing I didn't like about it was there is no serrated portion to it... haha
     
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    i guess you can get serrated if you don't know how to properly sharpen a knife.

    but the fact is, a finely sharpened plain edge is the same as a serrated in terms of cutting ability
     
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    Thats how I feel as well. I see it as the serration adds some more use to it. I don't want a knife that has less use but is easier to sharpen when I could have some serrations. Really I wasn't leaning either way but found a deal on one with serration.

    I have 1 with serration and 1 straight already and like them both equally as much
     
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    Are you able to reverse the clip on those Blurs so the blade is facing up?
     
  20. xconverge

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    yea
     
  21. Bloody Sunday

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    yeah, it can definitely be useful - i guess it's the elitist in me :o
     
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    I can properly sharpen a knife, I just prefer to spend my time doing other things, lol. Srsly though, it's totally preference, I just like having the option to use whichever part of the blade suits the purpose at hand.
     
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    i know ill get shit for carrying a buck. but it was cheap assisted opening with ATS-34
     
  24. tofuthecourageous

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    i like my S&W HRT. it was under 50 bucks too..
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