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Looking For Some Suggestions

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Auto426, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. Auto426

    Auto426 Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    I've never given much thought to my EDC knife before, but that was mostly because I've been carrying a Kershaw Leek for a number of years now and it was nearly perfect for me. I love the super slim profile, how easy it goes into and out of my pocket, and how quick it is with the assisted opening. Right now my Leek is in need of a disassembly and thorough cleaning, and that got me thinking about picking up another EDC knife and maybe relegating my current Leek to back-up status.

    I was looking at Kershaw's website and saw that I could buy a new identical Leek, but I also noticed their Random Leek model which seemed much more appealing. I like the reverse tanto styled blade, since the fine point on my current Leek always seemed like it might be a little delicate and I've always tried to baby it somewhat. I just don't care for the partial serrations it has, and was upset to discover that there were versions made without serrations but they are no longer in production. The Blur models also looking interesting, just not sure about the liner lock and having to get used to opening it with the thumb stud since it doesn't have the little flipper bump that the Leek does.

    Truthfully I'm a total newb when it comes to knives that aren't dime store specials, so I'm looking for some suggestions for other knife makers with similar designs and levels of quality. I'm not looking to spend a lot on a new knife, but I'm okay spending a little for something that will hold and edge and last. The Kershaw's with the S30V blades are about as expensive as I'm wiling to go.
  2. Il Duca

    Il Duca Member

    Sep 27, 2006
    Check out the CRKT Ripple. There are 2 versions: a liner lock that can be had at Wally Mart for $30 and a frame lock version that is more expensive and better overall finish. I have both. Nice little flippers. The IKBS makes it fly open with 0 wrist action- like a good flipper should. About the size of the Leek but without such a fragile tip. Definately worth a look.

    Ripple is the blue one (ignore the Socom)

  3. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

    Dec 24, 2002
    SoCal PRK
    I just got a Blur, had the LJII tanto and now I won't got back. The Blur opens super fast and easy, not gonna give it up any time soon. So if your a Kershaw fan already, go check out a Blur and you'll see how nice they are.

    You can pick one up on eBay for a decent price.
  4. RmB

    RmB Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Look at a SOG Mini Aegis on Amazon.com

    Should be about $40
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