4 Inch Tactical


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Wolfebyte
November 15, 2012, 03:58 PM
My Google-fu is failing.. I turn to the experts..

I'm looking for:

1. production knife
2. semi tactical/law enforcement folding knife
3. Single Blade (prefer non serration)
4. Ambi clip (he's a lefty)
5. 4" blade

Prefer to keep it under 55.00 or so.. that's the kicker for me, otherwise I'd go with SOG or Benchmade.

any suggestions from the masses?

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glistam
November 15, 2012, 04:09 PM
Ka-bar's a good brand in that price range. The MULE and TDI Folder variant might work for him.

rcmodel
November 15, 2012, 04:27 PM
I'd maybe look at CRKT's too.
Pretty good knives for the modest cost.

Bigger:
http://www.lapolicegear.com/crkt-m16bigdog.html
Smaller:
http://www.lapolicegear.com/crkt-m16z-edc-spear-point.html
Left handed:
http://www.lapolicegear.com/crkt-m21-02gl-carson-left.html

rc

Certaindeaf
November 15, 2012, 07:48 PM
I think the Spyderco Endura is the standard. I think the price is in the ballpark.. not sure.

hso
November 15, 2012, 08:16 PM
Spyderco
CRKT
Timberline
Ontario
KaBar
Myerco
Benchmade
Boker
Kershaw

Those companies all make multiple knives that fit your parameters. It would be best if you went to a web retailer like knifecenter and sort by price and see what looks good to you.

Wolfebyte
November 15, 2012, 08:28 PM
Many thanks.. I was doing good until he said 4" blade on a folder.. and under 60.00 ...

errrrr.. yeah..

dmurdach
November 15, 2012, 08:28 PM
I have one of the Smith and Wesson M&P assisted openers that I sometimes alternate with my Benchmade HD Hardtail. It has taken quite a bit of abuse and does well, and takes an edge very well.

9mmepiphany
November 15, 2012, 08:59 PM
I'm never shy about recommending some style...Kershaw Ken Onion (http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Onion-Black-Folding-Knife/dp/B0009VCA0I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1GN5N16KOC0NG&coliid=IVPJBK8U73L03); just under $50 from Amazon

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IXVggNifL._AA300_.jpg

Unistat
November 16, 2012, 01:28 PM
With almost those same requirements, I decided on the Benchmade 710

Edit: Sorry, I didn't see the price requirement. If you can swing it, however, I recommend the 710.

http://www.benchmade.com/products/710#.UKZ2y4foTLc

http://www.knifeworks.com/images/54796.jpg

Malodorousroadkill
November 18, 2012, 01:26 PM
It is a tall order. Not many large blade folders worth having period. There are two Cold Steel knives that might make your friend happy. More if he is willing to pay up to twenty more for the recon series.

http://www.bladehq.com/item--Cold-Steel-Counter-Point-I-Pocket--8508
http://www.bladehq.com/item--Cold-Steel-Voyager-Clip-Point--8596

MachIVshooter
November 18, 2012, 03:32 PM
I'm never shy about recommending some style...Kershaw Ken Onion; just under $50 from Amazon

Yup. The Blur is an awesome knife. The clip is permanent, but blade is ambi, and has their trademark assisted opening.

I never liked liner lock knives, until I started carrying them. I'll never go back now.

DNS
November 19, 2012, 11:49 PM
The Spyderco Tenacious only has a "3.25 blade but otherwise it meets your criteria. Price on Amazon should be around $30 plus s/h.

Its gotten great reviews too. Love mine.

conw
November 20, 2012, 10:42 AM
The Spyderco Tenacious only has a "3.25 blade but otherwise it meets your criteria. Price on Amazon should be around $30 plus s/h.

Its gotten great reviews too. Love mine.

There are one or two bigger ones in that lineup. As well as two smaller ones. I think the biggest is the Resilience.

MachIVshooter
November 20, 2012, 12:48 PM
I almost forgot about Cold Steel. They have several that will meet your criteria for under $100, like the Recon spear point ($70 on Amazon):

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kRT5I8AML._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Very good knives, I have four of them. But I carry Kershaws because I like the assited opening and the liner lock.

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