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Old 12-17-2017, 6:24 PM
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I'm looking to replace my EDC knife. I had a Benchmade contego but unfortunately I missed placed it and I had no luck finding it in the last few days. I have other back up knives but it doesn't feel the same. I would like another benchmade.

My criteria for a EDC is slim not too heavy or too light that I forget I'm carrying it and has a deep pocket clip. Budget is $100-200.

My choices so I far is the benchmade triage 915 or the benchmade 940-2. Is there any other knives I should be looking for
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Old 12-17-2017, 6:27 PM
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Old 12-17-2017, 8:56 PM
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I've been looking at the Benchmade Crooked River

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchm...er-AXIS--33725
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Old 12-17-2017, 9:11 PM
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Either of the CRKT Swindles.

The pocket clip is weird, it doesn't work well in all pants, but if you're of the younger 'all my pants are basically girl pants but I buy them at guy pants stores' generation it'll probably be fine.

Large blade, classy looks, slim, okay - decent steel, flipper, ball bearings.

Otherwise a Boker Urban Trapper fits the bill pretty well.

Unless you really wanted something more expensive.
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Old 12-17-2017, 9:21 PM
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The bench made barrage is my edc, I like the spring assist. The 940 backs that one up, but wow! I really like that crooked river!
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:47 PM
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I did look at the crooked river. I'm not a fan of the “wood“. I like the g10 or aluminum handle in black. I would like the knife to blend in with my clothes. For the blade profile I like the reverse tanto
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:53 PM
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If you're in LA, shouldn't you EDC legal knives?
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:36 PM
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Are any of the knives that were mentioned illegal to carry concealed in LA county?
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:44 PM
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Are any of the knives that were mentioned illegal to carry concealed in LA county?
I don't live in LA (so someone correct me if I'm wrong), but I was always told that a visible clip could be construed as unconcealed and then you end up running into the 3" issue. Again, could be off....
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Old 12-18-2017, 1:08 AM
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I did look at the crooked river. I'm not a fan of the “wood“. I like the g10 or aluminum handle in black. I would like the knife to blend in with my clothes. For the blade profile I like the reverse tanto
Comes in G10 as well ~

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Old 12-18-2017, 8:11 AM
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CRKT M-16s are a good line that fit every item in your checklist except the budget. $15-20 when on sale at Big 5. So drop $150 and buy 10. Now you're set for the next 20 years. Use 'em, abuse 'em, don't fret about losing 'em.
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Just get a 940 or another 810 if you want a Benchmade. Definitely get an Axis lock. Benchmade stumbles when it tries to do things other manufacturers excel at... like flippers or multiple locks. Check out a Presidio. I prefered the old style scales though.
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Old 12-20-2017, 8:57 PM
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I ended up buying the 940. Maybe the freek as a back up
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Are any of the knives that were mentioned illegal to carry concealed in LA county?
isn't the triage axis-auto?
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Old 12-21-2017, 8:52 AM
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Try to find a Benchmade Sentinel.
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SOG is one of the only ones I know that has a flush clip. Nice knives.
I used to carry benchmade, until lost/stolen. I really like them but at some point ended up with a Kershaw Blur "Snap-On" branded (etched on blade), but the same. Had it for 10+ years, barely getting dull.
I misplaced it for a short time (found it), ended up picking up a Kershaw Clash on amazon for $24.
Not that I cannot afford a "nicer" knife, but they work. CS is amazing.
EX. Torx screws of the blur clip would come loose on occasion. Over time the heads ended up stripping, partially my fault. Also for some reason the main screw that holds the blade/pivot apparatus was gone. knife still worked but.. WTF?
I emailed Kershaw, told them the issues, they send me new hardware and a new clip. FOC, no questions asked. When I got the new hardware, I made sure to use some blue loctite. Haven't had any issues since.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:33 PM
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I ended up buying the 940. Maybe the freek as a back up
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SOG is one of the only ones I know that has a flush clip. Nice knives.
I used to carry benchmade, until lost/stolen. I really like them but at some point ended up with a Kershaw Blur "Snap-On" branded (etched on blade), but the same. Had it for 10+ years, barely getting dull.
I misplaced it for a short time (found it), ended up picking up a Kershaw Clash on amazon for $24.
Not that I cannot afford a "nicer" knife, but they work. CS is amazing.
EX. Torx screws of the blur clip would come loose on occasion. Over time the heads ended up stripping, partially my fault. Also for some reason the main screw that holds the blade/pivot apparatus was gone. knife still worked but.. WTF?
I emailed Kershaw, told them the issues, they send me new hardware and a new clip. FOC, no questions asked. When I got the new hardware, I made sure to use some blue loctite. Haven't had any issues since.
Think he made his purchase.
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