GUN Recommend an automatic EDC knife <$150ish

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  1. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    Looking at the SOG-TAC currently, everyone seems to rave about it. Thoughts? Any other recommendations? Every Benchmade I've looked at is a bit out of my price range unless anyone knows of something that I don't.
     
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    just do it. It's your EDC, another $50 won't kill ya.

    I just changed over to a Presidio. Love it.
     
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    But if the SOG-TAC is as good as everyone says it is, and I can get that for $90, wouldn't that make sense?
     
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    i really like the Kershaw full size Boa/ YMMV
     
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    My Benchmade Mini-Stryker is the shit for EDC.
     
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    SOG-TAC's don't feel exceptionally sturdy to me, but I have a habit of doing terrible things to my knives. Mine often double as a prybar/chisel/hammer/screwdriver/etc.

    With that said, I know a guy that has one and loves it. If you want a lightweight EDC auto, you could do a lot worse.

    As one of the resident Benchmade whores, I'm compelled to recommend the BM Auto-Presidio. Costs just a tad over $150 ($166 at BladeHQ).
     
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    What do you guys find more useful/practical....a plain edge, or partially serrated?
     
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    wmd hates serrated blades
     
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    Figured as much. As far as the auto vs assisted argument, part of me wants to go assisted since I won't have to worry about accidental deployment. Another part of me wants to get an auto just because I can legally carry one...thoughts?
     
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    is this going to be a defensive piece or just a knife you carry and use as a utility?
     
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    Both...I carry a G26 so I don't see it getting a whole lot of defensive use, but it would if I'm wearing gym clothes or something.
     
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    i'm a fan of the wave. you have the option of opening it fast (faster than you can get an auto deployed) or you can pull it out and open it normally.

    you could always go with a fixed blade as a pure defensive piece and then get you a nice folder as a utility knife.
     
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    I was thinking of getting the SOG Trident for now, then later getting a Benchmade auto...there's just too many options out there, I can see this getting way too expensive real fast :o
     
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    I recently replaced my Trident with a Boker auto for my edc knife. The trident is a good knife, I just wanted an auto :o
     
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    Most autos have a lock to prevent accidental deployment.
     
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    I don't want to mess with a safety on a knife.
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    benchmade 3550
     
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    I had an auto (or spring assist, I don't know the difference) and really didn't like it. I feel like I can open my manual Cold Steel Recon 1 just as fast as I could open the auto.
     
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    Auto has a button and requires no other manipulation.
     
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    For utility, partially serrated. It comes in handy pretty often.
     
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    OK I think I've narrowed this down to the Benchmade 2550 and the 5000. Thoughts? Blade on the 5000 is only .22" longer and it's 5.62oz vs the 2.4oz the 2550 weighs..
     
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    I go plain edge now. Partial serrated is supposedly useful, but plain edge is easier to maintain.

    My most recent two knives have been plain edge.
    Presidio, and Sog Vulcan.

    Like them better than the 1/2 serrated I used to get, thinking they'd be more "useful"

    It only came in handier once, when I was cutting thru some drywall. Serrated blasted thru it like nothing.
     
  25. Ford4Life

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    I have a regular full size griptillian, and it's plenty fast, probably as fast as an auto. You can easily flick that bitch open one handed.

    Check your state laws to, in some places an auto or assisted knife is a no no and will land you in jail should you encounter an LEO.
     

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