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LAKings22
02-22-2014, 8:08 AM
I'm looking to buy a good quality EDC spring assisted knife. Trying to keep it at around $100 or less preferred.

I currently have a smith and wesson folder that I picked up at Big 5 on sale for under $20, but that thing is like a brick in my pocket.

Any recommendations will help.

Thanks in advance.

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rambutan316
02-22-2014, 8:15 AM
My EDC is a Kershaw Blur. Affordable and very fast. Got mine for about $65 but they are going cheaper now.

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Onion-Tactical-Folding-Knife/dp/B0009VCA1M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393089286&sr=8-2&keywords=kershaw+blur

laabstract
02-22-2014, 8:25 AM
You may be able to pick one up used, but the best folder I have used is a Zero Tolerance ZT200 it is a tank and is a great for self defense and for all around uses. Hell I think I even used it as a hammer once.

Blademan21
02-22-2014, 2:37 PM
I'm looking to buy a good quality EDC spring assisted knife. Trying to keep it at around $100 or less preferred.

I currently have a smith and wesson folder that I picked up at Big 5 on sale for under $20, but that thing is like a brick in my pocket.

Any recommendations will help.

Thanks in advance.

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Not to be rude but that S&W knife for $20 is a POS. Do your self a favor and heed the advise about the Kershaw Blur. Its well made and below the budget you are on. You will get lots of advise of what to buy so get what you like. Besides one needs a knife collection anyway.

Eldraque
02-22-2014, 2:39 PM
American made:

Paramilitary 2
Manix 2

Or

Griptilian
Mini Griptilian


If your okay with chinese made the Kershaw Blur is well reputed

ElvenSoul
02-22-2014, 3:02 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007WCVBMA?cache=ce1961ac39d01bca5a104484528ad665&pi=SL500_SS115#ref=pd_aw_sbs_6

Get tired of the tactical look

Blademan21
02-22-2014, 3:06 PM
American made:

Paramilitary 2
Manix 2

Or

Griptilian
Mini Griptilian


If your okay with chinese made the Kershaw Blur is well reputed


FUD...This info is for the Blur

Blade length: 3.375 inches (8.6 cm)
Closed length: 4.5 inches (11.3 cm)
Blade material: Sandvik 14C28N with DLC coating
Handle material: 6061-T6 aluminu with Trac-Tec inserts
Weight: 4.2 oz
MADE IN USA.
UPC Code: 087171033761

far from tactical
02-22-2014, 4:41 PM
I stick with my Emerson cqc 7

kurby09
02-22-2014, 5:10 PM
Sog-Tac auto ;)

tcd511
02-22-2014, 6:00 PM
I have several but usually alternate between 3.
1. Kershaw Blur
2. Benchmade Mini Griptilian
3. Spyderco Tenacious (Not spring assisted but Don't overlook this knife!)

Checkout www.kershawguy.com for some sweet prices! He carries both new and blems.

skilletboy
02-22-2014, 7:45 PM
SOG trident.

madjack956
02-22-2014, 7:48 PM
I carry a Zero Tolerance. It sharpens nicely, can be presented very quickly and has held up to 2+ years of EDC. I use it everyday for some task or another.

Worknstiff
02-22-2014, 7:49 PM
I stick with my Emerson cqc 7






*This +1

I to carry a cqc7bw

BOOGIEMAN
02-22-2014, 8:28 PM
SOG Flash1 or SOG Flash 2.

LAKings22
02-22-2014, 8:34 PM
Thanks everyone. I think I'll order the Kershaw Blur, it's about $60 on amazon and also has a lot of positive reviews. If I can go 6 months without losing it, I'll order another higher end knife (ZT, benchmade, Emerson).



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Blademan21
02-23-2014, 7:21 AM
Thanks everyone. I think I'll order the Kershaw Blur, it's about $60 on amazon and also has a lot of positive reviews. If I can go 6 months without losing it, I'll order another higher end knife (ZT, benchmade, Emerson).



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Good choice. Think of the knife as you would your wallet and you'll not lose it. Good luck.

mdib870
02-23-2014, 7:52 AM
go ebay and pick up both a kershaw blur and kershaw leek for 100bux use one as edc for the front pocket and carry the leek in a back pocket….or if you want a beater as a backup knife the ontario rat 2 is a nice choice as well for something thats going to get used everyday. i have a hard time justifying spending over a 100bux for a knife thats going to get used everyday

for the money the spyderco is nice as well. very nice blade steel if you can get vg10

Steve1968LS2
02-23-2014, 7:58 AM
I stick with my Emerson cqc 7

Nice, but so far I'm not digging the wave hook deal.. and the G10 is so rough that's its hard to draw (and hard on pants)..

My Kershaw with the flipper is the fastest to deploy.. I like the quality of the Emmerson better though.

Steve1968LS2
02-23-2014, 8:07 AM
I have several but usually alternate between 3.
1. Kershaw Blur
2. Benchmade Mini Griptilian
3. Spyderco Tenacious (Not spring assisted but Don't overlook this knife!)

Checkout www.kershawguy.com for some sweet prices! He carries both new and blems.

Thanks, I just got a blem Kershaw BLUR for $35 SHIPPED!!!

Smokin' deal...

uxo2
02-23-2014, 3:49 PM
If I can go 6 months without losing it,
I'll order another higher end knife (ZT, benchmade, Emerson).


:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

If that is the case...

Someone is going to be a new owner of a ZT.

LAKings22
02-23-2014, 11:00 PM
Thanks, I just got a blem Kershaw BLUR for $35 SHIPPED!!!

Smokin' deal...

That's a good deal. The only blem one I found on ebay was about $45 but I ordered the non blem for $55 from eBay seller Yourknifeconnection, he had a lot of positive feedbacks. Hopefully I don't get stuck with a knockoff version.

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Jimmy Deuce
02-25-2014, 9:52 AM
My EDC is a Kershaw Blur. Affordable and very fast. Got mine for about $65 but they are going cheaper now.

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Onion-Tactical-Folding-Knife/dp/B0009VCA1M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393089286&sr=8-2&keywords=kershaw+blur

+1 on this I have a tanto half serrated and a drop point non serrated I carry one or the other every day. Check your local wally mrt they have them as well. Life time warranty. I know from experience Kershaw's customer service is great.

Meety Peety
02-25-2014, 1:00 PM
I see it's a little late but Knifeworks currently has a sale going on for the Benchmade 470, $126 shipped. That is normally a $180 knife. I just picked one up myself.

What blade steel did you end up going with? Kershaw produces their more popular knives in several different steels, so it's common to find the Leek, Blur, Skyline etc in several different price point from $30-$80 and the main difference is the blade steel. Easy to overlook if you are not basing your decision on the steel.

LAKings22
02-25-2014, 2:10 PM
I see it's a little late but Knifeworks currently has a sale going on for the Benchmade 470, $126 shipped. That is normally a $180 knife. I just picked one up myself.

What blade steel did you end up going with? Kershaw produces their more popular knives in several different steels, so it's common to find the Leek, Blur, Skyline etc in several different price point from $30-$80 and the main difference is the blade steel. Easy to overlook if you are not basing your decision on the steel.

I didn't even pay attention what type of steel it is until now and it says Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel. Not sure if that's any good.

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bug_eyedmonster
02-25-2014, 2:37 PM
Neither of these are "assisted" but are nice knives, let me know if you are interested in either!


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=896573


Jerry

bug_eyedmonster
02-25-2014, 2:37 PM
Neither of these are "assisted" but are nice knives, let me know if you are interested in either!


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=896573


Jerry

Meety Peety
02-25-2014, 7:30 PM
I didn't even pay attention what type of steel it is until now and it says Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel. Not sure if that's any good.

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14c28N is actually a pretty good steel. It's a bit softer than S30V which means it will take and edge better, but lose it's edge faster. It's one of those steels that will need more frequent sharpening, but the benefit will be that it's pretty easy to sharpen. Give it a few strokes on the sharpmaker every night and you'll always have a razor in your pocket.

3006Garand
02-25-2014, 9:19 PM
Get a Benchmade Volli.

LAKings22
02-26-2014, 6:55 PM
I received my Kershaw Blur today. I can't really compare it with any other knife but I really like it. It's light weight, gave it the spine test (people complaining the blade doesn't lock on YouTube?) And everything looked good.

I hope this doesn't get me to start a new collection. I had to distract my self from looking at those benchmade knifes earlier.

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SBsasquatch
02-26-2014, 10:40 PM
I love kershaws' knives. Very sharp.
My edc is the leek. Simple yet effective. Send the blade in for free sharpening.

Ralston
03-23-2014, 1:12 AM
Buck 110 Hunter for around town (love it).

Benchmade Auto AFO II for work.

Elysium
03-23-2014, 3:17 PM
Kershaw Ken Onion Leek. I have been carrying mine for a year and it retains it's sharpness. Thin and compact.

Dirtbikindad393
03-23-2014, 5:31 PM
I have big hands, really big hands and I want an assisted blade so it deploys fast for emergency defense. Which ones do you all recommend that fit that bill?

glockman19
03-23-2014, 6:16 PM
I carry 2, a gerber paraframe and a buck 112, or a buck 55

zod
03-25-2014, 11:47 AM
Just got a ZT0350 for my new EDC. A little heavy, but stout and a good size. Certainly not a gentleman's folder by any means.

blazeaglory
03-27-2014, 10:42 PM
Not assisted but I hear nothing but good things about this knife and its blade comp. $42 shipped

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-G-10-Combo-Blk/dp/B007CK46RO/ref=zg_bs_15750761_2

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419fVG0m7eL.jpg

reznunt
04-01-2014, 9:06 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=909084

desertjosh
04-02-2014, 6:23 AM
Thanks, I just got a blem Kershaw BLUR for $35 SHIPPED!!!

Smokin' deal...

Yep, got my kershaw blur tanto blem for that price too about 1.5 years ago. Still in my pocket and I use it every day. Great knife and great service/fast shipping from kershawguy! Hes a calgunner too!

delpi95
04-02-2014, 10:25 PM
high recommended knife, like it,

11HE9
04-03-2014, 8:55 PM
I've carried a Gerber "Fast draw" for a few years, love the knife. Everyone else was swooning over the Kershaw Leek. I checked one out, wasn't impressed.

Then... I stumbled across the Kershaw Cryo. The Cryo is a Rick Hinderer design without the "Hinderer" price. I bought the Cryo I, liked it so much I searched for a Cryo II right away. Now, I'm chomping at the bit for the Kershaw Ember to be released (basically a small Cryo) :cool:

My .02 ;)

44fred
04-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Right at $100 plus shipping this is a GREAT deal.
Midway has the ZT0566 on sale. If I didn't already have one for EDC, I'd be all over it. I paid around $150 shipped a few months ago.

SoberClurichaun
04-17-2014, 12:30 AM
I have a Kershaw Skyline, the knife is awesome.


& MADE IN AMERICA

covingtonhouse
05-12-2014, 4:59 PM
Spyderco Delica 4. VG10 plain edge. Quick flick with the wrist, and it's out.
Razor sharp and holds the edge well.
Its the top knife in the photo

mdscott2
05-13-2014, 6:29 AM
Kershaw Blur in S30V. You can get one for $63 and it's made in the USA. This is my current EDC.

BLACK LION
05-14-2014, 11:31 AM
CRKT has new "Crawford" design assisted folder at BIG5 right now on sale for 34.99. It also has veff serrations witch is pretty *****in. Cop 2 of them.

dpop24
05-27-2014, 10:24 PM
I have a Sog Twitch II that's my favorite, but I usually carry a Kershaw Leek because I care less about losing it than the Sog. Both have edges that hold up pretty well, I just do a quick touch up on a strop once a week or so. I find the Leek to be about as big as I will carry on a daily basis. I hesitate to buy a really nice, expensive knife because I know I'll lose it!

M3thodBombZ
06-03-2014, 1:04 PM
Spyderco Endura 4 full serrated spyder edge. You can do anything with that thing...