Looking for folder for EDC


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tschmittel
November 12, 2010, 11:39 PM
I'm looking for a folder with a blade under 3" and still a pretty large handle. Somehting under $100. I have a couple of delicas but looking for other options.

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hso
November 12, 2010, 11:56 PM
Handles larger than the blade should make this easier since most companies try to put as much blade as possible in the handle.

Do you prefer Spydercos?

What will your EDC choirs be like? Around the farm or shop, or like most of us, around the office/house?

tschmittel
November 13, 2010, 12:15 AM
I do like Spydercos, I use them around the house and at work as a carpenter sometimes. There is an under 3" law her in IL, that is why I'm looking for that size. I prefer to get as much of a grip as possible. I'm intrigued by the Emerson snubby, but it is a little out of my price range.

Dravur
November 13, 2010, 12:15 AM
Spyderco Persistence or Tenascious.

These two knives are fantastic. and less than $40

hso
November 13, 2010, 12:24 AM
Both Spyderco and Al Mar have made folders that fit your description of a 3" blade in a fuller sized body.

If you prefer the hole opening vs. thumb stud go with Spyerco.

nevermas
November 13, 2010, 01:40 AM
Benchmade 530, super light weight axis folder

hso
November 13, 2010, 02:02 AM
That's a quarter inch too long for his jurisdiction.

Try this http://spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=298

Yo Mama
November 13, 2010, 09:48 AM
Spyderco Native in s30v.....
Spyderco Native in s30v.....
.....You want a Spyderco Native in s30v.....

kbbailey
November 13, 2010, 01:12 PM
Check out a Kershaw "Needs work".
I'm thinking about one for my EDC. Useful blade design. 3" blade. Well under $100.

EmGeeGeorge
November 13, 2010, 01:15 PM
needs work X3... I actually have one in my pocket, and two more unused, NIB ones in case they ever discontinue the knife. I've carried mine every day for the past two years, around the Middle East(via boat), on lake ships... still solid, blade resharpens easily...
would make a decent small fighter in a pinch, but can cut apples, or open envelopes just as well...

conw
November 14, 2010, 03:59 PM
The Delica is available in ZDP 189 on amazon for like 50 bucks through some fluke, or ebay for about 60 (poorfish is the name of the supplier). It is normally an 85 dollar knife. I got one for me and one for my GF and they are great knives. I prefer the endura really but for actual every day use the delica is pretty much the perfect size, weight, and profile.

You can also grab a colored-handle, full flat ground one for about 50...can't go wrong either way though I'd go with the super steel. The full flat grind shines more in the Endura; the saber ground endura is very thin already so you aren't gaining as much with FFG.

shiftyer1
November 14, 2010, 04:17 PM
I have a buck strider thats been pretty dependable.

JShirley
November 14, 2010, 04:47 PM
Spyderco Persistence feels like a big knife, but the blade meets your size limits. The Tenacious is too long.

If you want to try the ZDP 189, click on Wandering Thoughts in my sig. I have a link, and got mine in yesterday. :)

John

zhyla
November 14, 2010, 05:48 PM
Spyderco Native in s30v.....
Spyderco Native in s30v.....
.....You want a Spyderco Native in s30v.....

Indeed. I prefer these to the Delica just because the blade shape is more practical in my opinion. The Native is a great knife for the under 3" category, it's light, is built well, and comfortable to cut with.

I'm on my 2nd Native, 1st one got a bit dull after 10 years of EDC and rather than have it sharpened I opted to get a new one since they now have S30V.

http://spyderco.com/pix/products/large/C41BK_L.jpg

jhansman
November 16, 2010, 02:19 PM
Here's a non-tactical option that I now carry:

http://www.agrussell.com/kissing-crane-small-lockback/p/HALhhhKC5116S/

It has proven to be handy, durable and fits my style.

Oh, and before anyone jumps all over me for buying a Chinese-made knife, know that I also own several U.S.-made Bucks, Schrades, Kershaws, and a couple of older Camillus products.

hso
November 16, 2010, 04:36 PM
If A.G. carries it, it is a quality knife regardless of where it was made.

greyling22
November 16, 2010, 06:13 PM
I went through several knives before settling on a benchmade 942. It carries a lot smaller than it is. I haven't found anything I like as much, and I'm always looking. new it's over 100, but you might find a used one. I picked mine up for 75.

Plas62
November 16, 2010, 07:30 PM
The Kershaw "Needs Work" is a great knife for EDC

jhansman
November 16, 2010, 07:39 PM
If A.G. carries it, it is a quality knife regardless of where it was made.

I quite agree, but not everyone does. ;) That knife, BTW, is a terrific value at $28.

tschmittel
November 17, 2010, 12:11 AM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

jon_in_wv
November 21, 2010, 09:03 AM
Recently I received my Spyderco Persistence. I bought it off of ebay for 30 bucks. It is a wonderful knife. It has under a three inch blade but it is a wide and substantial blade. The handle is large enough to fill your whole hand and the G10 panels are grippy enough for a secure grips. Opening is easy with a large thumbhole and the belt clip adjusts to four different positions. I would be hard pressed to buy a different knife, especially if it costs more. The persistence is a LOT of knife for $30 bucks.

conw
November 21, 2010, 06:44 PM
My above post should say the saber-ground delica is already very thin and would likely not benefit as much from FFG.

EmGeeGeorge
November 21, 2010, 08:05 PM
kershaw needs work....

i have three. two are still packed and unopened. the other has been used and carried daily for nearly 3 years.

jon_in_wv
November 21, 2010, 11:19 PM
For those that know something about the Delica, looking at the pics of it the handle looks smaller than the Persistence and what is it made of? Do any of you have experience with both and can make a comparison of the two?

hso
November 22, 2010, 12:33 AM
You can get the Delica in FRN (fiber reinforced nylon), G10, Al, Carbon fiber and even Ti.

Normally they're FRN handles.

9mmforMe
November 22, 2010, 01:40 AM
How about a Benchmade? This is the Presidio Ultra...check it out. 440C, 2.97
inch, satin stainless steel blade, axis lock, Made in USA.

http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BM527S

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