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August 16th, 2016 05:46 PM
8t6gt @JohnC has a Benchmade that is badass and the next EDC knife I will get when I can spend a little more cash on a knife. He shared a picture of it awhile back but I cant remember what thread. If he gets in here before I can find it he will say.
August 16th, 2016 02:48 PM
Nasty
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Originally Posted by Reaper_88 View Post
I EDC a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 or my Benchmade Griptilian. Both are fantastic knives.
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Originally Posted by DickH View Post
I went through a phase where I collected $50-$300 knives and I quit rotating which knife I carry a little over a year ago after I bought a Benchmade 940-1. You get a lot of blade for its size, and its barely noticeable in the pocket. The knife is comfortable in the hand, is light, and the steel holds up well. The only thing I would change on it is the clip, and I did as soon as I found out the clip on my Benchmade barrage would fit. Spyderco knifes are ok, however they do seem to feel cheaper in my hand when compared to my benchmade knifes. However for the money spent I prefer them over cold steel and many comparably priced midrage knifes. I am a big fan of many zero tolerance knifes however for some reason I have had bad luck with fit and finish. If you are looking for a slightly beefier knife with grip for days a zt-350 with the spring removed was once my favorite knife and id recommend it even though I had problems with mine. If you were looking for something between a Benchmade 940 and a zt350, id recommend you try out a spyderco manix 2 xl. It is a cheaper knife but I really don't have any complaints about mine, and it is my favorite among my spyderco knifes.

The most important thing is to actually try these knifes out in hand first. I have ordered knifes online that I thought id like but just couldn't due to how the grip felt, weight distribution, or sometimes they were just crap. After spending a few hundred bucks on knifes I didn't like, I started going to different stores and id spend a few minutes with the knife to make sure I would be ok with it. You might really like a knife, read wonderful reviews, and know there is nothing wrong with it only to find out the opening/closing mechanism is too awkward because it doesn't fit your hand/thumbs right.
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+1 for benchmade. i carry a mini griptillian and love it.
Thanks for the info guys. I had came to that conclusion that I really need to find a place to get my hands on them. Last night it dawned on me it wouldn't be anything to order from Amazon and return it if I didn't like it. I'm really digging the 940 in OD.
August 16th, 2016 12:33 PM
paulyboy928 +1 for benchmade. i carry a mini griptillian and love it.
August 16th, 2016 06:49 AM
DickH I went through a phase where I collected $50-$300 knives and I quit rotating which knife I carry a little over a year ago after I bought a Benchmade 940-1. You get a lot of blade for its size, and its barely noticeable in the pocket. The knife is comfortable in the hand, is light, and the steel holds up well. The only thing I would change on it is the clip, and I did as soon as I found out the clip on my Benchmade barrage would fit. Spyderco knifes are ok, however they do seem to feel cheaper in my hand when compared to my benchmade knifes. However for the money spent I prefer them over cold steel and many comparably priced midrage knifes. I am a big fan of many zero tolerance knifes however for some reason I have had bad luck with fit and finish. If you are looking for a slightly beefier knife with grip for days a zt-350 with the spring removed was once my favorite knife and id recommend it even though I had problems with mine. If you were looking for something between a Benchmade 940 and a zt350, id recommend you try out a spyderco manix 2 xl. It is a cheaper knife but I really don't have any complaints about mine, and it is my favorite among my spyderco knifes.

The most important thing is to actually try these knifes out in hand first. I have ordered knifes online that I thought id like but just couldn't due to how the grip felt, weight distribution, or sometimes they were just crap. After spending a few hundred bucks on knifes I didn't like, I started going to different stores and id spend a few minutes with the knife to make sure I would be ok with it. You might really like a knife, read wonderful reviews, and know there is nothing wrong with it only to find out the opening/closing mechanism is too awkward because it doesn't fit your hand/thumbs right.
August 10th, 2016 07:49 PM
Reaper_88 I EDC a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 or my Benchmade Griptilian. Both are fantastic knives.
August 10th, 2016 05:27 PM
Nasty
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Originally Posted by 98FireyGT! View Post
+1 for Benchmade.

I have my dads old AFO switchblade and I've only ever had to get it resharpened once in the 5-6 years I've owned it.
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Originally Posted by 06RedfireGT View Post
Go find a shop that has Spydercos. The PM2 just screams quality. The handle and how smooth the blade is opening and closing just screams quality. I was playing with a couple Benchmades the other day, and while they were their lower end models, the materials felt cheap to me. I would not pay the price that they were asking for them based on what I felt. The Zero Tolerance and higher end Spydercos were much better in my opinion.

Another option is Emerson. I've never had the chance to play with one but have heard nothing but good things.
Thanks for the info guys.

I'll have to check them out. The Emerson and Zero Tolerance knives look nice.
August 10th, 2016 03:03 PM
06RedfireGT
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Originally Posted by Nasty View Post
I'm thinking Benchmade or Spyderco as of now. I just love the design on the Benchmades.
Go find a shop that has Spydercos. The PM2 just screams quality. The handle and how smooth the blade is opening and closing just screams quality. I was playing with a couple Benchmades the other day, and while they were their lower end models, the materials felt cheap to me. I would not pay the price that they were asking for them based on what I felt. The Zero Tolerance and higher end Spydercos were much better in my opinion.

Another option is Emerson. I've never had the chance to play with one but have heard nothing but good things.
August 9th, 2016 11:11 PM
98FireyGT! +1 for Benchmade.

I have my dads old AFO switchblade and I've only ever had to get it resharpened once in the 5-6 years I've owned it.
August 8th, 2016 02:51 PM
Nasty Yeah that's what is holding me back from just going ahead with the Benchmade. If I'm paying that kind of coin and it's not any better or is even worse than it's kind of silly. My Aegis has been my most expensive knife so lol.
August 8th, 2016 01:42 PM
Austin Benchmade makes a really nice knife, or at least they used to.

Heard very good things about Spyderco as well, I don't think you can go wrong with either.
August 8th, 2016 01:22 PM
Nasty I'm thinking Benchmade or Spyderco as of now. I just love the design on the Benchmades.
August 8th, 2016 07:29 AM
oooo2stang I've had 2 Kershaws. A blurII, and a Ken onion. On each of them, the clip broke off, I broke the tip on one and the assisted opening spring broke on the other.
August 8th, 2016 01:16 AM
Rotard Spyderco or Benchmade.
August 7th, 2016 09:12 PM
Nasty Fox I bet this is all you use your knife for huh?

http://youtu.be/XWC0XkBhEdo?t=6m23s

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Originally Posted by 06RedfireGT View Post
My next knife is going to be either a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 or a Zero Tolerance. Both are super high quality with good blade steel. To me, these feel better made than a Benchmade but that's strictly opinion. My EDC knife right now is a Spyderco Endura 4 that I really like.

https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Para...paramilitary+2
I was looking at that as well. Searched and found it was a very popular knife. I always loved Spyderco back in the day but heard they dropped off. Not bad as Benchmade maybe? lol
August 7th, 2016 08:20 PM
Kmac I know me and my dad carry Gerber. I have his old one but he has a tanto assisted one.
August 7th, 2016 05:47 PM
06RedfireGT My next knife is going to be either a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 or a Zero Tolerance. Both are super high quality with good blade steel. To me, these feel better made than a Benchmade but that's strictly opinion. My EDC knife right now is a Spyderco Endura 4 that I really like.

https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Para...paramilitary+2

https://www.amazon.com/Zero-Toleranc...lerance+knives
August 7th, 2016 05:24 PM
Nasty Thanks for the info guys.

Does Amazon seem to be the best place to order? Any good knife websites for this?
August 7th, 2016 04:39 PM
foxfive I don't use mine often, only at work. Basically sits clipped in my back pocket. The spring assist and edge have held up well though for the time I have had it.
August 7th, 2016 04:17 PM
99flGT
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Originally Posted by Nasty View Post
How does that handle feel in your hand? How does it keep an edge?
Handle is pretty nice. It's smooth and lightweight. As far as the edge, it's still really sharp although I don't use it for more than cardboard/packaging most of the time. I have had it close to 2 years now without ever having to sharpen it.
August 7th, 2016 04:05 PM
Nasty Just the tip.
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