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Help me find a knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by tnieto2004, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    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!
     
  2. ChristopherG

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    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!
     
  3. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    Around the same price as the kershaw but equal (or better) quality .. I just want a little variety ..
     
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    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

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    Speaking of Kershaw

    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.
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    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.
     
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    Timberline, SOG, Ka-Bar, Meyrco, Gerber, CRKT all have assisted openers in the same range as Kershaw.
     
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    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!

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

    Stainz
     
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    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.
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    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
     
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    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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