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What knife to get?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by RancidSumo, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. RancidSumo

    RancidSumo Member

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    I need a good new knife. The benchmade mini griptillion that I was carring is now lost and has been for several months so now I need a new one. The restrictions are, no longer then 3.5 inch blade, no shorter then 2.5in blade. I want one made of good quality steel. And the main thing, it needs to retain a good edge and have a strong tip. That is very important since my Benchmade's tip broke (not much but still irritating) and I don't want that to happen again.
     
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    Anyone have experience with the Spyderco D'Allara2 Rescue? It seems like it fits my needs but I am not sure. The other one I am looking at is the Benchmade Mini Griptilion with the Spyderco type blade.
     
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    I personally own a couple Benchmades and a spyderco. I personally like the spyder co as it is a great little blade! My Benchmades are all automatic (Issue item) so they get the cool points but both are great blades that will truly last a lifetime.

    Anything made by either Benchmade or Spyderco would be my first choice as you cannot go wrong.

    :)
     
  4. Exmasonite

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    i'd still say you can't go wrong with a Benchmade Griptilian. i know you had a pseudo bad experience with one but it's the exception, not the rule.

    You can get a mini grip with S30v steel for < $75, if i remember correctly. I ended up picking up a regular mini grip (154 CM) on evil- bay for $58 2-3 months ago.

    good luck!
     
  5. hso

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    What's your price window?
     
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    I really enjoyed the emerson mini-commander i had. I moved up to the HD-7 or i would still be using it.
     
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    I had issues with Benchmade over my mini-grip as well....dropped the knife while gutting out a deer, 4ft MAX....called Benchmade, was told "we won't honor the warantee, you "abused it"......" won't buy another thing from them........not for $90 at least
     
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    The D'allara is a very strong knife, and an excellent value.
     
  9. RancidSumo

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    My price is $100 max. I would prefer to spend around the 60-75$ range. I really liked the mini grip except for the small amount of tip breakage. So far it is a toss up between the D'Allara2 and the Mini Grip with the mod. Sheepsfoot.
     
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    I would personally go with the Spyderco, both because I have a higher opinion of Sal Glesser's ethics, and because of my overall positive experiences with Spyderco.

    SG-10 would be my preference.

    John
     
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    Ok, thanks. Anything on the lock on the Spyderco?
     
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    The ball bearing lock is one of the strongest locks you can find, but not as easy as some locks to disengage with one hand.
     
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    Spyderco or you may as well grab something out of your kitchen drawer. Delica or Endura should fit your needs.
     
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    Spyderco Calypso jr- I never leave home without it.

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    NOTHING beats the AXIS lock.

    For $100---you can darn near get 2 new Mini Grips.

    Buy 2 more Miini's for like $112 and shipping.
     
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    How about Emerson Mini CQC-7B or Mini Commander? Are they good knives? Which one do you prefer? Which blade style works best.
     
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    I've been nothing but satisfied with my Spyderco Waved Endura. I suggest looking at one.
     
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    I'll second an Endura or Delica, but not everyone's sold on the WAVE.
     
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    Yhea, I carried a regular Endura before I got the Waved one, and I was quite satisfied with it.

    But the Waved one has two advantages that my old Endura did not; it has steel liners (the new regular Enduras have them now) and I can open beer bottles with it.

    I use the Wave feature every now and then, but I mostly take it out and thumb it open, as to not shock bystanders that are not used to such things.
     
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    I've had my yellow Boker Solingen X-15 for several years now. If I had to get another knife in the 3.5 inch range, it would probably be another Boker
     
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    emerson's are nice but they're probably going to exceed the price limits you've set.
     
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    I checked the price and they do but I just got $200 for my birthday so my range increased. My problem with the Endura/Delica is I don't really care too much for lockbacks. I like being able to close them with one hand
     
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