OtherGround Forums best EDC folding knife?

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i'm in the market for a new folding knife. i lost my benchmade 910 stryker in my recent move. ideally i'd like another one but they don't make them anymore.

if i could find a benchmade 912-71, i'd buy it in a heartbeat, but they only made 100 of them and i don't know where to look for one.

i was thinking about the spyderco pacific salt but i'm not thrilled about it.

any recommendations?
Edited: 2/22/14 5:15 PM
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Benchmade 940 and it's not even a competition.

After a week, you'll forget your carrying it.
2/22/14 5:17 PM
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Gerber Paraframe. Works every time, looks good, and you won't cry if you drop it or lose it. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 5:21 PM
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Hold the fuck on.

If you're considering Gold Class Benchmades, there's a whole 'nother class of knives we're talking about at those price points.
2/22/14 5:34 PM
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i absolutely loved my benchmade stryker, and i feel kind of naked without it. i'm not thrilled with any of the current stryker offerings, but i'd definitely cough up the dough for the 912 if i could find it.

how's the axis locking mechanism on the 940?
2/22/14 5:40 PM
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Tighttighttight.

Never seen a millimeter of slop from out of the box up until now.

I used to carry a Spyderco Tenacious because my knives get a lot of use and I didn't want to fuck up an expensive knife. But the 940 is so much lighter and a lot nicer to carry every day.
2/22/14 5:50 PM
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Benchmade Griptillian.


I also carry a Francis, but that's not really what you're asking about.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/francis-knives/francis-knives/400945241521
2/22/14 5:54 PM
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I have more than a dozen knives, mostly Benchmades and Spydercos. If you're looking for a good general EDC folder, it's really very difficult to too a Benchmade 940 or 943. Despite all the knives I have I carry one of those two 90% of the time.

Btw whatever you do, stay away with anything that has a liner lock. They're terrible. I finally picked up a Kershaw Blur this week. For the money it's fantastic but the liner lock ruins it. Using it chews your thumb up. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 5:56 PM
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txdcgop - I have more than a dozen knives, mostly Benchmades and Spydercos. If you're looking for a good general EDC folder, it's really very difficult to too a Benchmade 940 or 943. Despite all the knives I have I carry one of those two 90% of the time.

Btw whatever you do, stay away with anything that has a liner lock. They're terrible. I finally picked up a Kershaw Blur this week. For the money it's fantastic but the liner lock ruins it. Using it chews your thumb up. Phone Post 3.0
Top not too in the first para, and from not with in the second para. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:01 PM
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Spyderco Military or Endura
2/22/14 6:03 PM
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I use a kershaw blur. It is a great knife. The grip is made to be especially tacky in wet conditions. You'll grow to love it. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:05 PM
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role model - Spyderco paramilitary is my vote.

And lol @ the "and its not even close" comments after suggestions... obviously not real knife guys if they dont know that there are hundreds of viable high end options. Just depends on what you want. Phone Post 3.0

Fuck off dude.

If you can't handle other peoples opinions, you're in the wrong place asshole.
2/22/14 6:05 PM
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Or you've never carried a 940......asshole.
2/22/14 6:06 PM
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That 940 is the one I have my eyes on. I almost got it for Christmas because I had $90 in gift cards for Sportsmen Warehouse and I was gonna chip in the difference. Instead I stuck to my budget and got a mini grip to go with my 3550 auto I already had.

I love my grip but damn that 940 seems almost perfect.

I tried out the Spyderco Manix 2 but the lock release was super stiff and I had to use two hands to slide it down. Just didn't seem smooth, did the store have a lemon or are they all that stiff? Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:09 PM
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Cletus Redpecker III - Hold the fuck on.

If you're considering Gold Class Benchmades, there's a whole 'nother class of knives we're talking about at those price points.
What he said.. I'd seriously consider the Chris Reeves small sebenza. For the price and quality I also agree that the benchmade 940 is great and what I carry almost everyday.

http://www.knifecenter.com/item/CRKSEB21S/chris-reeve-small-sebenza-21-s35vn-blade-titanium-handles Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:09 PM
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Kabar piggy back love it Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:13 PM
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Mikusoraiden - That 940 is the one I have my eyes on. I almost got it for Christmas because I had $90 in gift cards for Sportsmen Warehouse and I was gonna chip in the difference. Instead I stuck to my budget and got a mini grip to go with my 3550 auto I already had.

I love my grip but damn that 940 seems almost perfect.

I tried out the Spyderco Manix 2 but the lock release was super stiff and I had to use two hands to slide it down. Just didn't seem smooth, did the store have a lemon or are they all that stiff? Phone Post 3.0
The Manix 2 is awesome. Built like a tank. I own one in all black. It might be a little too big/heavy/aggressive for some. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:14 PM
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Cire - I use a kershaw blur. It is a great knife. The grip is made to be especially tacky in wet conditions. You'll grow to love it. Phone Post 3.0
This is good to know. I'm just spoiled on the Benchmade Axis lock, which I think is the best lock in the business. I will keep trying the Blur. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:17 PM
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role model -
Cletus Redpecker III -
role model - Spyderco paramilitary is my vote.

And lol @ the "and its not even close" comments after suggestions... obviously not real knife guys if they dont know that there are hundreds of viable high end options. Just depends on what you want. Phone Post 3.0

Fuck off dude.

If you can't handle other peoples opinions, you're in the wrong place asshole.
Well arent you a sensitive little faggot?

Its not that I couldnt handled your dimwitted opinion, its that you sound like an idiot expressing it. Phone Post 3.0
Define "real knife guy", oh great and mighty woodsman.

God you're a fag. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:18 PM
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Delica.

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don't know too much about EDC knives (i've heard of Spyderco), but wow @ $180+! are they made of adamantium?

are there any specific applications you guys use it for (other than just basic cutting and occasionally stabbing in a knife fight)?
2/22/14 6:31 PM
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I have the Pacific salt. Been using it for 6 months now or so. Doesn't seem to keep a super sharp edge but what sold me was the fact that it won't rust. Phone Post 3.0
2/22/14 6:43 PM
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damn! the chris reeves knives are awesome. look a lot like my stryder. gotta look into them and all of the other recommendations later...
2/22/14 7:07 PM
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"@ $180+! are they made of adamantium?"

That's what everyone thinks until they see what goes into making a proper knife, myself included.

Hell, I charge over 200 for some of my fixed blades and I don't even consider myself "great" yet. I'm good, but not great. If I were doing Sebenza type folders, you'd see my charing upwards of 500. It's not easy to make a good knife. There are countless things that can go wrong and only one way for things to go right.

All that said, if you're looking into higher tier folders, a Sebenza is the way to go.

For economy, a Spyderco Tenacious is wonderful. I carry mine daily along with one of my own fixed blades. Just don't expect the 80crv3 to keep an edge forever. It's not the greatest steel in the world. But for 40 bucks, you shouldn't expect something in 3v or hitachi white.

2/22/14 7:14 PM
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txdcgop - I have more than a dozen knives, mostly Benchmades and Spydercos. If you're looking for a good general EDC folder, it's really very difficult to too a Benchmade 940 or 943. Despite all the knives I have I carry one of those two 90% of the time.

Btw whatever you do, stay away with anything that has a liner lock. They're terrible. I finally picked up a Kershaw Blur this week. For the money it's fantastic but the liner lock ruins it. Using it chews your thumb up. Phone Post 3.0

I've had mine for prolly close to two years (if not more) and have never had any problems with the liner lock.

I _have_ had problems with the thumb studs if I wear the knife in too-tight pants….