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Unread 09-30-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Need sugestions on new EDC knife

As the title says I need suggestions on a new EDC knife that I can also use when I'm hunting for field dressing. Right now I have a kershaw that I really don't like

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Unread 09-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Spyderco Endura or a Buck Alpha.
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Unread 09-30-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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I've never liked folding knives. I carry a 4" Buck Woodsman that works perfectly for me.
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Unread 09-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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ESEE izula or a RC3
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Unread 10-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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What is your budget? What type of blade steel would you prefer? Blade shape?

The first knife I thought of, was the Benchmade Bone Collector Mini. D2 steel, modified sheepsfoot style blade, Axis lock, Made in USA, around $110-120. Pretty decent knife. It is the second from the top.


Here is a pic with the factory walnut scales. Top.


Something more budget friendly, the Spyderco Persistence line. Made in China, 8cr13mov steel (average quality), decent ergos, $30. In the first pic it's the bottom one, in the last pic, the second one.

I'm not a fan of FRN or backlocks, otherwise the Delica or Endura would be good alternatives. VG-10 steel (good quality), I think Made in USA. Spyderco quality. They seem plastic-y and look cheap to me though.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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Damn I like those bone collector one but my budget would probably be under $100
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Unread 10-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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Unread 10-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #8
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I'm currently looking at picking up a Benchmade 585 when funds allow. Seems like the right size, solid construction and assisted open. They can be had for around $114 online, less if you look around.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 10:51 PM   #9
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Benchmade 940 Osbourne. I payed $175 for mine, but that was 4 years ago, the price has probably went up on them. I used to buy at least one new knife a year, usually around $50 each. I saw this knife on vacation, and had to have it, I ended up spending the money I didn't spend on cigars to smoke on the beach at night on the knife. I haven't bought another knife since. I don't see the need to, it's the perfect knife. Not to big, not too small. It's not spring assisted because it doesn't need to be, it opens faster than one, and closes just as easily with one hand.

At the time I was a little skeptical on spending that kind of money on a knife, mainly because my previous EDC knives are sitting either in drawers or consoles of vehicles, but it was probably one of the best purchases I've ever made.



Also, their customer service is great. I sent my knife back to be sharpened/lasermarked, and the shipping on it got screwed up. It took a while for my knife to get back to me, but when I finally got it, they refunded the price of shipping/engraving, threw in a $30 tool/sharpening kit, and a code for $50 towards my next benchmade knife. I'm debating putting it towards another 940.

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Unread 10-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #10
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Benchmade 940 Osbourne. I payed $175 for mine, but that was 4 years ago, the price has probably went up on them. I used to buy at least one new knife a year, usually around $50 each. I saw this knife on vacation, and had to have it, I ended up spending the money I didn't spend on cigars to smoke on the beach at night on the knife. I haven't bought another knife since. I don't see the need to, it's the perfect knife. Not to big, not too small. It's not spring assisted because it doesn't need to be, it opens faster than one, and closes just as easily with one hand.

At the time I was a little skeptical on spending that kind of money on a knife, mainly because my previous EDC knives are sitting either in drawers or consoles of vehicles, but it was probably one of the best purchases I've ever made.

Also, their customer service is great. I sent my knife back to be sharpened/lasermarked, and the shipping on it got screwed up. It took a while for my knife to get back to me, but when I finally got it, they refunded the price of shipping/engraving, threw in a $30 tool/sharpening kit, and a code for $50 towards my next benchmade knife. I'm debating putting it towards another 940.
Nutnfancy sold me on this knife. I want one bad
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Unread 10-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #11
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Nutnfancy sold me on this knife. I want one bad
Same I wasn't going to get it until I went bass pro shops and compared it to the cheaper griptilian. Both are good knives, but the 940 is a lot nicer looking, and seemed to open much smoother.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #12
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I bought my son a three bladed folder from Winchester for his 16th birthday. It has a standard blade, gut hook and small bone saw. I paid less than 20 bucks for it and it's the best thing since sliced bread.
The stinker is, I haven't been able to find another one anywhere since, which has forced me to tell him it got lost
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Unread 10-07-2012, 09:08 AM   #13
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An affordable US made Spyderco knife that I'm partial to is the Native. I like the non-serrated version, but they do make a serrated one for those who prefer it. It comes out of the box wicked-sharp and has S30V steel.
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Unread 11-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #14
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finally ended up getting an EDC, i got a Gerber powerframe
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Unread 11-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #15
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