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Benchmade neck knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by EMT40SW, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. EMT40SW

    EMT40SW Well-Known Member

  2. sm

    sm member


    The two I do recommend and use:

    1. Original Becker-Necker.
    2. Krein Dogfish with plain edge and mine currently is SV30

    I am getting real great feed back with those with the Buck Hartstooth, in SV30
    I would like to get my grubby paws on one. I personally feel a non coated version of Buck's with a bottle opener would be best.

    I often just "cow-hitch" the cord, over my belt, and stick in my back pocket, the Becker or Dogfish.

    I actually need another Dogfish, and would like to wring out a Harstooth.
    I am leary of Buck's Sheath.
    Tom could improve on that I know.
  3. conw

    conw Well-Known Member

  4. conw

    conw Well-Known Member

    When you click on the pic you can see the actual size relative to a ruler.
  5. Exmasonite

    Exmasonite Well-Known Member

    for inexpensive but reliable little neck knives, i'd say look at the CRKT Falcon, discontinued but available online, evil-bay.

    also, the CRKT side hawg series are nice little knives, if a little unconventional as far as sheathes go.
  6. VegasOPM

    VegasOPM Well-Known Member

    +1 on the CRKT's. I have had one for several years and it does the job. The skeletonzied handle has a multitude of uses as well, like tightening or loosening wing nuts.
  7. dairycreek

    dairycreek Well-Known Member

  8. Browning

    Browning Well-Known Member

    I've had an Benchmade Instigator for about 6 months or so.

    I bought the Instigator and a Spyderco Snody Ronin at the same time thinking that the Ronin would make a great EDC knife and that the Instigator would make a good knife for EMS work, I was both right and wrong about my guess.

    The knives themselves are great (they're big enough to get almost any job done, but they're small/thin and light enough to carry all day and Wharncliffe blades are real cutters on seatbelts, medical packages, splints and boxes), but I don't like the sheath from either one very much. The sheath on it is to be used for carrying it as a neck knife (maybe I just haven't gotten used to the idea, but I'd feel kind of silly carrying a knife around my neck) and when I tried it for a minute or two just to see what it would be like it seemed like it would really be kind of bothersome. Plus there's no clip or belt loop to put it in your pocket or on a belt.

    That's where the criticism ends though, for the knife itself : Even though it's handle was a little too thin for me, I really liked the knife. To make the handle larger I wrapped the handle on the Instigator with green paracord weaved in and out of the holes and it fits in my hand perfectly now. Now I just need to buy or make a decent kydex sheath for both of them that will clip inside a waistband or inside a front pants pocket like the custom sheaths from Graham Brothers and then I can alternate carry back and forth between them.

    I ended up with the Instigator thrown in for free as part of the deal for the Ronin and I ended up liking it quite a bit (not as much as I like the Ronin, but more than I thought I would).

    For the price ($30-40 from what I've seen) it seems like a pretty good knife and if you're looking for something new I'd get one.
  9. JTW Jr.

    JTW Jr. Well-Known Member

    I have the BM210 , that wears nicely as a necker.

    Others neckers I have/use are :
    Simonich Bitteroot
    Alan Folts Baby Bear
    Jim Burke Snitch
    Jim Burke PK-1 Proto
    Strider ED.
  10. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein Well-Known Member

    I would recommend one of the Emerson La Griffe's. I have one and really enjoy it...



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