What's your favorite knife brand?


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Smith
January 1, 2008, 10:29 PM
Just curious what everyone's favorite knife brands are

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Smith
January 1, 2008, 10:34 PM
Oops, sorry everyone. Just realized that I forgot ColdSteel.

Ohen Cepel
January 1, 2008, 10:37 PM
You forgot Buck also.

Smith
January 1, 2008, 10:39 PM
Oh ya, darn. Kinda ruined the poll. Well I guess Buck and Coldsteel are now under the "Other" catagory.

Browning
January 1, 2008, 11:23 PM
Al Mar or R.A.T/Ontario, I can't decide.

hso
January 2, 2008, 09:31 AM
Microtech?

Protech?

22-rimfire
January 2, 2008, 11:01 AM
Oh well, Smith why don't you give this another shot? :)

1 old 0311
January 2, 2008, 11:05 AM
A.G. Russell.

Mac Attack
January 2, 2008, 11:18 AM
Emerson Specwar Knives

Smith
January 2, 2008, 11:38 AM
ahh! So many brands!!! Is there a way to edit the poll?

modifiedbrowning
January 2, 2008, 11:41 AM
Spyderco and Kershaw.

glockman19
January 2, 2008, 12:02 PM
Buck

hso
January 2, 2008, 12:47 PM
Lemme see if I can edit it.

Yep, but I can't fit any more in than the new ones.

TexasSkyhawk
January 2, 2008, 12:49 PM
SOG, then Gerber.

Jeff

craig_o
January 2, 2008, 01:13 PM
spyderco and kershaw. spyderco sharpener to make them BOTH great.

Pax Jordana
January 2, 2008, 01:17 PM
I want to see this whole thread with a giant red stamp on it that says FAIL.

Then we can start again with some *ahem* respectable knife brands :)

rugerfreak
January 2, 2008, 01:35 PM
Benchmade----with Victorinox a close second. Like my Buck's for hunting---but BM and Vic are my choice for EDC.

Smith
January 2, 2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks Hso

S&W620
January 2, 2008, 05:07 PM
Emerson

XDKingslayer
January 2, 2008, 05:27 PM
Ka-Bar. Hands down.

rnr4me
January 2, 2008, 06:31 PM
#1 Benchmade & Kershaw
#2 Buck & SOG
#3 Spyderco

In that order, but pretty much they're all very close.

Macmac
January 2, 2008, 07:50 PM
What no Randall? No Marbles either?

Chipperman
January 2, 2008, 08:14 PM
Benchmade. I like the variety in their line. I don't think they are any better than other quality brands, however.

hso
January 2, 2008, 08:25 PM
Sorry folks. 16 poll choices is as high as it can go.;)

possum
January 2, 2008, 08:45 PM
chris reeves

Fish828
January 2, 2008, 08:49 PM
no boker?

sm
January 2, 2008, 09:13 PM
Case is what I voted for.
I was born with a Case knife with CV blades and a Revolver in my dresser draw crib.
A Case is in my pocket as I type.

Case Chrome Vanadium blades, Shirley are you listening?
Forget the Tru-Sharp Surgical Steel crap, and make more knives with CV.
Let the Collecting bunch learn what a real damn blade steel is about, and learn to maintain it.

Boker is another Favorite, as is Hen & Rooster.

Again, Carbon Steel blades, with proper heat treat.

Too much damn hype and folks charging too much per inch per hype IME/IMO

The Anatomy of Hype : http://www.cashenblades.com/articles/The%20anatomy%20of%20hype.htm

Valkman
January 2, 2008, 09:26 PM
Strider - easily the best of the bunch listed. Emerson, Benchmade and Case would be the next ones for me.

2Ais4U
January 2, 2008, 09:34 PM
I voted k-bar but only because there was no Western Cutlery choice.

neby98
January 2, 2008, 09:36 PM
I love TOPS knives, made in idaho.

Bendutro
January 2, 2008, 09:47 PM
I love peanut butter with jelly.
Peanut butter and honey lacks the viscosity to be eaten effectively.
:D

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Whatever knife you choose though, make darn sure it's got the word 'Tactical' in large print somewhere. It holds an edge better that way.

22-rimfire
January 3, 2008, 12:58 AM
Based on purchasing volume in the last year or so, it would have to be SOG. But I've bought two Spydercos in the last month or so and a couple SAKs. I have a litttle of many things, but no Benchmades.

rgs1975
January 3, 2008, 01:36 AM
Boker without a doubt. Finest knives around in my opinion.

Nematocyst
January 3, 2008, 01:54 AM
I voted SOG because in camp,
my SOG seal pup is the knife that does everything:
cuts cord, rides back up to the .357 mag,
lays by the sleeping bag, does kitchen duty ...

In town, my EDC is a Benchmade Osborne.
I use it everyday. In camp, too, but less than the SOG.

So, what is my favorite knife brand?

I don't know; I'm so confused. :uhoh:

Chester32141
January 3, 2008, 04:58 PM
What no Puma ?

Boats
January 4, 2008, 07:15 PM
Bark River Knife & Tool for fixed blades.

High end Bucks and Spydercos for folders.

gcrookston
January 4, 2008, 07:21 PM
Randall, Kershaw, Benchmade... and Camillus, oh and "Au Lion"... don't forget them... knives are kinda like potatochips... you can't have just one, and seems you always find them in the cushions of the sofa....

3 of my favorites:

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ArfinGreebly
January 4, 2008, 07:42 PM
While I love my Kershaw 31xx series knives, and my old Gerbers, and my Bucks, I gotta say that my favorite is actually a TYPE of knife as opposed to a BRAND.

Marttiini and Jarvenpaa (Finland) make them, Frosts and Eriksson and EKA (Sweden) make them, Helle and Brusletto (Norway) make them. And Normark re-packages the Swede & Finn blades under their own brand.

They are variously known as Mora knives, Saami knives, Laplander knives, among others.

Also called "Scandinavian" knives/blades.

They are typified by a flat blade with a single bevel -- which becomes the edge -- where the bevel grind usually starts anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of the way down from the spine. Since there's only a primary bevel, the ground surface serves as a sharpening guide.

They are commonly made of one of three kinds of steel: high carbon, stainless, or laminated (hard center, milder outside). They're very robust and take a heck of an edge.

So, for me, my favorite is the Scandinavian knife.

Corndogg
January 4, 2008, 08:25 PM
emerson, chris reeve, benchmade, kershaw. also like al mar and strider although i dont own any. spyderco i only like their serrations.

alaskanativeson
May 20, 2008, 04:54 AM
1. Randall Made Knives
2. Chris Reeve Knives
3. Busse Combat Knives

bikerdoc
May 21, 2008, 09:20 PM
Schrade uncle Henry LB7

RX-178
May 22, 2008, 10:59 AM
In terms of design alone?

Dark Ops Knives, with their Interceptor E&E as a special mention. But they're ridiculously expensive.

Overall, I like Buck, specifically the Buck Nighthawk. $60, comfortable grip, almost effortless to manipulate, absolutely perfect balance. When there's a Buck Nighthawk around when I get bored, I find myself holding it (sheath still on... that part's important!) in a reverse grip with my index finger on the finger groove for the little finger, and just pulling back. The knife flips a full 360, and I catch it in the exact same position as it was before it flipped, without moving my hand at all (just closing my fingers around it as it completes the flip). It's also very sharp, and holds an edge pretty darned well. And for that price, by the time it loses its edge, you can actually afford to just buy a new one.




I also like knives by Takeshi Saji, and Kanetsune from Japan, purely for their artistic nature. I have a Takeshi Saji Yo****sune, which has a snakeskin covered grip and sheath. As I say to everyone when I bring this thing up: 'It's part Asian, part Texan, just like me!'


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SAG0282
May 22, 2008, 11:21 AM
Victorinox, then Case or Buck probably.

ldp4570
May 25, 2008, 03:28 PM
PUMA (No black box stuff), WWI, WWII military blades and swords, Paul Chen, Camillus, Case (Muskrats and Hobo's), Scharade (USA only), Boker (German only).

66912
May 26, 2008, 02:52 PM
Mass production, Kershaw. Hand made, Randall.

Ethics
May 26, 2008, 09:55 PM
Zero Tolerance, Busse and Strider for me.

But I also like case, Queen, shat and morgan,boker,bark river,benchmade, spyderco, kershaw.

Brian Dale
May 27, 2008, 12:25 AM
Schrade: old, US-made Schrade. There are a lot of brands in the poll that I've never used, though.

The Tourist
May 27, 2008, 12:26 AM
My favorites are Striders and Grahams. A good sharp Emerson is great companion for some comfortable old blue jeans on a slow weekend.

DAVIDSDIVAD
May 27, 2008, 01:49 AM
I would've voted CRKT

Border
May 27, 2008, 04:59 AM
RAT Cutlery. Step up from Ontario in quality.

Matt King
May 29, 2008, 11:20 PM
Randall.

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