I've carried quite a few different knives and this one by far has been the best. it holds a edge like no other. i had to cut some mudflaps with it for my semi truck and it still didn't loose its edge. (mudflaps are 1/4 inch thick and steel belted like cutting a tire)GerberGear > Product Details > Paraframe I
I own Ka-bars, Case's, wenokas, spidercos, many knives, but this Kershaw is my all time favorite. Perfect size, sharp, and cheap on Ebay. Assisted open + made in USA = WIN!
Called the "mini cyclone" it is bigger than the popular Scallion, and the regular Cyclone is huge, I bought it first, and had it for a short time, it was a big too heavy and big IMO, then I lost it and got the mini, its alot better sized.
I just got a Kershaw Greenout from Steepandcheap.com for $30. I think its around a $80-90 knife. So far it has been great. And its made in the USA (unlike almost every other knife out there).
I highly recommend you get a knife with assisted open too.
Greenout: (mine is partly serrated though)
Loved mine when I had it, quick open, wicked sharp, perfect size.... BUT the blade snapped in half on a straight cut through some heavy duty plastic. I'm willing to give Kershaw another try, but that was nothing my Gerber couldn't handle. Hell, I finished the rest of the job with a razor blade that had some electrical tape wrapped around the bottom.
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