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tnieto2004
February 7, 2008, 11:15 PM
I carry a kershaw leek and I really like the Spring assist .. Is there other decent priced spring assisted knives I should look at?? Thanks!

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ChristopherG
February 7, 2008, 11:30 PM
Well, what's 'decent'?

And, do you know about online resources like this?

http://www.knifeworks.com/

And this?

http://www.bladeforums.com/

Do you want something bigger, or smaller, or different from your leek (which I agree, is a great and fun little knife) in any particular way? 'Cause the answer to your question is Yes, there are Too Many to Name: so tell us a bit more!

tnieto2004
February 7, 2008, 11:35 PM
Around the same price as the kershaw but equal (or better) quality .. I just want a little variety ..

ChristopherG
February 8, 2008, 12:21 AM
At that price point, and limiting your search to spring-assisted knives, my experience is that kershaw is your best bet. How's something like this strike you?

http://www.knifeworks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=7820

ArfinGreebly
February 8, 2008, 02:22 AM
If you like the Leek, they have some larger assisted models that work well, too.

However, recently I've found the Kershaw "Needs Work" to be a surprisingly useful knife. It's not pretty (it has the kind of ugliness that people call "rugged") but it snaps open briskly and fits the hand well.
http://www.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/kershaw/images/1820.jpg
It has the Speed Safe assist system, and a nice medium-sized modified Wharncliffe blade. (I believe they it call a sheepsfoot, but I disagree. It has more of a point than a sheepsfoot. It's not a "classical" Wharncliffe, as it's hollow ground rather than flat.) YMMV.

Made in USA, if that matters to you.

I have found a local source that sells them for about $30, which is a nice price.

I have one, and I've given two as gifts (to a couple of gunnies I know).

I'll be getting another soon, before someone wises up and raises the price.

hso
February 8, 2008, 10:28 AM
Timberline, SOG, Ka-Bar, Meyrco, Gerber, CRKT all have assisted openers in the same range as Kershaw.

Stainz
February 8, 2008, 04:50 PM
I carried a Kershaw Blur in a back pocket and a Scallion in my watch pocket for 4+ years. The Blur's inset rough sandpaper-like skateboard tape eventually eased - and they both needed sharpening, probably improved with 8/07 on 12c27 steel. They are depicted below with last spring's great <$40 purchase, an S30V Spyderco Native - and last summers Kershaw Damascus Leek - a steal then for <$70 - with Damascus made in Alabama (That was a short run - 8-9/07.). It was a great knife year!

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/IMG_0310.jpg

Wally World did carry the Blur, too. All of the above were made in the USA - the Spydie even states 'Earth'!

Stainz

dairycreek
February 8, 2008, 05:16 PM
I carry a kershaw leek and I really like the Spring assist .. Is there other decent priced spring assisted knives I should look at?? Thanks!
I too carry a Leek but can recommend the assisted carry knives (outburst) by Columbia River Knife and Tool. Recently got this CRKT Hissatsu Folder and like it a lot.
http://www.knifeworks.com/productimages/crkt/CR2903.jpg

xx7grant7x
February 9, 2008, 01:45 AM
I've got a sog flash II and carry it pretty much every day so that says something, I've got alot of other knives to choose from I love SOG though CRKT does make nice stuff too, some of it in taiwan, not sure about SOG but i think they're all US made

1200 meters
February 9, 2008, 12:41 PM
CRT's screws come loose, I have several and will probably buy some more. I love them in particularly the M-16 model. Locktite does well to correct that problem before it starts. I really like the rotating lock that prevents accidental folding under impact. Blitz

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