GUN School me on knives...

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    I need a good knife i can carry on duty, but i would rather not spend a ton of money on it. I've at a few of the SOG knives, but i don't know if they are worth the money or not. I know the default answer is going to be Benchmade, but are there some good less expensive models, or alternatives?

    What do i need to look for or watch out for?
     
  2. Hypnos_VI

    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    love my new nimravus :wavey:
     
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    I like gerber, but it's more of a camping brand than anything...
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    CRKT m16
    benchmade griptillian
    Ontario RAT Model 1
    Spyderco Endura/Delica
    Buck police
    Kershaw Blur/Ken Onion
    SOG Trident/Twitch/Flash
    KaBar Mule
     
  5. WooleyBooger

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    I forgot to mention it needs to be a folding knife.
     
  6. WooleyBooger

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    Thanks, i'll check these out.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Kershaw or CRKT if you don't want to buy a Benchmade.

    I love my BM 710, though.
     
  9. WooleyBooger

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    Would you guys recommend a a full straight edge or partial serration? And what about a drop point vs say a tanto blade?
     
  10. Sailor Jerry

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    I like the Drop Point/Plain Edge combo, but what you get should depend on what you plan use it for.

    Serrations are good if you plan to saw through stuff, but they can be a bitch to sharpen.

    Tantos are great if you need to stab through a car door, but drop points (and other "standard" blade shapes) are going to better at regular cutting.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I'm a huge believer in BM Griptilians. They can be had for less than $75.
     
  12. WooleyBooger

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    I'm really looking at the BM Griptillian and the Kershaw at this point...they both seem to fit the bill, i just dant decide on the blade shape/serration.
     
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    love my SOG flash II
     
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    Griptillian
     
  15. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    My Kershaw I got from walmart has been through hell and is sitll sharp as hell
     
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    Hopefully mine will be in this week
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    I have a spyderco endura wave. It works for me, I don't know what would make me spend more. I've even snapped a couple clips off catching them on door frames and the small screws haven't stripped out or anything.
     
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    i've snapped off pieces of doors/molding/walls with the clip from my BM 940 :mamoru:
     
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    The wave which they borrowed from Emerson :o.
     
  20. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    I picked up a sog spec elite from a guy that was still nib for a good deal. I'm liking it so far. :bigthumb:
     
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    I don't know that borrowed is the right word, they are licensing it from Emerson and paying a fee for it. I think emerson has bought the rights to use a spyderco thumb hole on some of their knives too.
     
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    My favorite cheap reliable knife is the Ken Onion
     
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    Close enough :).
     
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    Cool wasn't sure if you were trying to imply intellectual theft or not :big grin:
     
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    I have the $20 CRKT m-16 from walmart, it's not the sharpest but it's small and light and fits the hand great. also it flicks open super easy.
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    I also have a CRKT edgie. It's a non-locking folding knife that sharpens itself. It sharpens itself every time you open it. It's a great little knife, can be found on ebay for $15-20 shipped.
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