Assisted Opening Knives?

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  1. clark98ut

    clark98ut Member

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    Who else makes one besides SOG? I've had two SOG Twitch IIs and passed one onto my Dad who loves it. I was thinking about getting a different brand to try out and compare and wanted to see who all made one...figured you guys would know.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. GreenFurniture

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    Kershaw and CRKT make 'em.
     
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    As does Camillus, I absolutely love my Camillus Heat.
     
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    left to right: buck rush, kershaw leek, kershaw bump with titanium frame...[​IMG]
     
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    I have been looking at a kershaw blur . Nice drop point blade.
     
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    Ive yet to find another folder that can replace my Kershaw BOA.
    It's the most perfect knife I've ever owned.
     
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    AFAIK, Kershaw speedsafes were the first. I've got four and I think they're all great.

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  8. clark98ut

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    Thanks guys, I just ordered a Kershaw Scallion. We'll see how I like it and how it compares to my SOG.

    Just FYI, I had one of the screws that holds the clip on fall out of my Twitch II. I called SOG, ended up leaving a message, and within an hour, I had a call back and they're going to ship me a new screw. I haven't received it yet, but I must say, I was surprised, and impressed, with how quickly they returned my call.

    -Dan
     
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    Don't want to hijack the thread, but does Kershaw still make the Boa? I have it and a blackout, both nice knives.....
     
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    Don't forget the Kershaw Avalanche and the new Benchmade Apparition.
     
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    In order from first appearance

    1: Kershaw (Ken Onion)

    2: Meyerco (Blackie Collins)

    3: Temberline (Butch Vallotton)

    4: SOG (unknown)

    5: Camillus (Phil Gibbs)

    6: Benchmade (unknown, but looks like Butch's design)

    7: Gerber (unknown, but looks like Butch's design)

    8: CRKT (unsure)
     
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    While you're out looking at knives, check out the Benchmade AXIS lock products (they are not assisted open).

    I find them easier to use than my SOG Flash assisted-opening knife.

    I am able to open AND close them using only one hand, which I find very handy. A simple flick of the wrist is all it takes to pop them open, and another flick of the wrist to close them. Much easier, in my opinion.
     
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    I can open my Kershaw Vapor that I got from wal-mart for 20 bucks as fast as the assisted openers, and I don't have to worry about a lock or strange finger placements.

    That being said.... I love my Leek, and the S.O.G knives are really nice (but too light for my liking). Kershaw makes good asists with no weird safeties or locks or buttons.
     
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    Kershaw +1.
    My Whirlwind is a great EDC. My friend's Vapor is slimmer for carry, and very nice as well.
    I'm going to buy a Boa or Blur soon (once I can find a great price on 'em).

    FM
     
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    My leek just arrived yesterday. It has a very high fun factor and I am happy with the quality. I prefer the Spyderco Native over the Leek. I can open the Native faster since I am not focused on finger placements.
     
  16. Johnny Guest

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    I like them - -

    - - In my very limited experience.

    I bought a Kershaw Scallion, a Ken Onion design, at Academy Sports & Outdoors, about a year ago. Don't recall the price, but it seemed reasonable. I installed a tri-function lanyard and deactivated the little safety button.

    The very sharp point LOOKS a little delicate for rough use, but hey, it's a lightweight knife. The fine point is useful for splinter/thorn removal. I keep it in off-side hip pocket and like the accessibility for times when my strong hand is busy.

    I'm looking for a larger, stronger, version to use as primary knife, to replace my CRKT M16-13Z - - Which I also like very well.
    Best,
    Johnny
     
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    I have had my Kershaw as my edc knife for over two years now, and love it. Makes field dressing a deer nice when you have a nice quality blade to wirk with. Have to agree with the "fun factor" as well.
     
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    Kershaw

    I'll go +1 on the Kershaw's

    I bought a Leek with the half serrated blade, and it was a great work knife. Used to have fun passing it around the office and answering the 'Aren't switchblades illegal?' question.

    For my wifes last birthday, I bought her a Kershaw Chive, with the titanium oxide coating. Pretty knife, and a sharp little devil.

    greg
     
  19. Combat-wombat

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    I had a Kershaw Blackout I just recently lost. It was my EDC knife. I found it to be of generally good quality, and its lightning fast opening was a definite plus. I didn't really like the plastic handles, though, and those made it feel less sturdy. I've also played with the other knives from the Ken Onion series (Chive, Scallion, etc.) and found them to be of quite good quality for general use.
     
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    I like my Kershaw Blackout a lot. It opens and closes very easily with one hand and the blade is sharp and holds an edge pretty well. My only complaint is that it will occasionally open when dropped. No adverse affects have come out of it, but I'm affraid it'll damage the blade one of these times.
     
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