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Old 11-16-2012, 11:05 AM
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The other night I noticed one of our motors guys had one clipped in his boot and got me thinking? So now I want one.. any ideas?

Im not much on having a knife on me at all times but I keep aleatherman kick wave in the trunk but its a bit big to have on me.

So I dont want to spend an over 50 bucks beacuse gear that is nice tends to grow legs and disapear, or get lost in the day to day activities.

Any personal insite pros and cons on fixed vs folding that is my only hang up after that I know I with a tanto blade with serations.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:10 AM
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I carried a Spyderco Endura in my right sap pocket for many years. Great knife!
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Old 11-16-2012, 1:30 PM
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Old 11-16-2012, 1:37 PM
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I carry a Spyderco Paramilitary 2. easily one of the absolute BEST knives on the market. It was my first knife, I bought it for myself last Christmas. I am now NEVER without it, I even take it to the bathroom, and trips to the kitchen in my boxers at 3 am. its spendy but worth it, I just luckily found some in stock yesterday and ordered 2, one for me and one for my dad for Christmas. seriously, buy one. If you dont want to spend that much the Spyderco Manix 2 comes in at a close second place. you can find them for around $70

Once you start carrying a QUALITY knife. you won't ever leave your bedroom without one. I use my knife EVERY day.


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I carry CKRT Hammond cruiser it's about 30 bucks and when it let's me down spyderco will get my money.

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Old 11-16-2012, 1:50 PM
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I carry a Spyderco Paramilitary 2. easily one of the absolute BEST knives on the market. It was my first knife, I bought it for myself last Christmas. I am now NEVER without it, I even take it to the bathroom, and trips to the kitchen in my boxers at 3 am. its spendy but worth it, I just luckily found some in stock yesterday and ordered 2, one for me and one for my dad for Christmas. seriously, buy one. If you dont want to spend that much the Spyderco Manix 2 comes in at a close second place. you can find them for around $70

Once you start carrying a QUALITY knife. you won't ever leave your bedroom without one. I use my knife EVERY day.

Ive been looking for one of those for a while now. They sell out extremely fast and I have heard nothing but great reviews.

Im not an LEO, but entering the academy in january. I have a Zero tolerance 0350 im thinking about carrying when Im out. But also want the PM2.

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Old 11-16-2012, 1:54 PM
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I just carry a cheap HK tanto blade as my EDC, keep the expensive blades at home
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Ive been looking for one of those for a while now. They sell out extremely fast and I have heard nothing but great reviews.

Im not an LEO, but entering the academy in january. I have a Zero tolerance 0350 im thinking about carrying when Im out. But also want the PM2.

Nice blade.
man it is such a fantastic knife. I LOVE it. i just purchased my 2nd one. will be buying one every few months when I can find them in stock. I think ill be happy when I have around 15 of them =P

however I might try some other knives, I dont want any Chinese made knives though

I was going to shoot you the link for the website I bought from yesterday, the knife is now out of stock, and the price is $10 more than what I paid..lol..

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your going to want to google the laws for your county, I believe fixed blade knives longer than 2 inches are illegal in all of CA. folders are the way to go imo
Non-leo... but, no, they are not illegal.
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Old 11-16-2012, 2:15 PM
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man it is such a fantastic knife. I LOVE it. i just purchased my 2nd one. will be buying one every few months when I can find them in stock. I think ill be happy when I have around 15 of them =P

however I might try some other knives, I dont want any Chinese made knives

I was going to shoot you the link for the website I bought from yesterday, the knife is now out of stock, and the price is $10 more than what I paid..lol..
Im not surprised they are out already. Oh Well, im waiting for amazon to email me when they get some back in stock. THanks anyway
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Non-leo... but, no, they are not illegal.
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your going to want to google the laws for your county, I believe fixed blade knives longer than 2 inches are illegal in all of CA. folders are the way to go imo
No offense but where in the hell did you hear that? ha ha ha I carry a sog seal pup and my Ratmandu every single day on a belt clip. Its not illegal to carry fixed blades, they just need to not be concealed. NOW if your talking about Los Angeles you need to just move out now, they have the single dumbest knife laws in the world. yes, world.

In LA, they have a 3" knife rule for folders, if its longer than 3 inches it cannot be open carried.. Yeah super scary knives over 3" need to be concealed carried...WHAT Yeah thats the rule!

In the real world (outside LA) no limits on folders, just make sure every knife you carry is open carried to avoid problems.

Belt clips are considered exposed so you can carry a folder in your pocket with the clip showing and its good to carry.

If you are carrying for utility thats cool, if your carrying for defense take some classes.
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your going to want to google the laws for your county, I believe fixed blade knives longer than 2 inches are illegal in all of CA. folders are the way to go imo
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Old 11-16-2012, 2:19 PM
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OK I'll be the odd one out, I carried one of Cold Steels voyagers. Not the "new and improved" one, but the original made in Japan. I always had problems with opening the Spyderco's if I had gloves on. That was more user error than a problem with the knife I'm sure.
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I carry a Kershaw Blur in my sap pocket on duty, in addition to 2 others (not Kershaw) that are hidden. The Kershaw has been an awesome blade for 'every day' use.

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I was very wrong, thanks for informing me guys
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Old 11-16-2012, 2:52 PM
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I love/have that knife had it in iraq and the tip broke off so now it just sits in my ruck sack . Glad you posted it. I think ill get that one in black. thanks
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Old 11-16-2012, 3:01 PM
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Can anyone debunk the quality of knives comming from say CRKT/Cold Steel I have one of each for camping they are priced great. Im not saying they are bad I just googled quality knives and several reviews bash those companies. But is that at a cost to quality. VS companies like Spyder Co, Kershaw, ESEE, ect... I personaly dont know much about knives I usally do the "if it feels solid, looks good, feels good, then it must be good.
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Old 11-16-2012, 3:05 PM
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I know its not a carry knife but it looks good
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Old 11-16-2012, 3:26 PM
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Old 11-16-2012, 4:24 PM
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cold steel ak47. Love the way it snatches onto my pants for quick deployment.
the locking mechanism I trust 100% to not fold back up.

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I personally love my Bladetech Ganyana.

Google it and you'll see reviews.
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my edc is also a Spyderco Endura love the knife. i use it several times each day my job would suck without it
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I ordered the spyderco pm2... Has anyone heard of Emerson knives? I have yet to buy or even hear much about them....
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Old 11-16-2012, 7:35 PM
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I know LEOs are partial to Spyderco (GREAT knives) because of the success of the Police model but do you guys like Benchmades?

I know myself and lots of Civies always go back and forth over Spyderco and Benchmade like the old Ford Vs. Chevy debate with strong support for both sides.
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I used to carry this on my vest strap: http://www.nationalknives.com/servle...folding/Detail

I carried a Buck knife that has a blade on one side, and spike on the other side, on my belt
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$5 Winchester knife from Wal-Mart and a Leatherman on my belt
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+1 on kershaw blur,can be had with tanto/serrated blade,incredibly fast one handed assisted opening,made in USA. Around 50 bucks,awesome knife. Amazon,buy one you won't regret it!
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+1 on kershaw blur,can be had with tanto/serrated blade,incredibly fast one handed assisted opening,made in USA. Around 50 bucks,awesome knife. Amazon,buy one you won't regret it!
+1 thats what I edc. The blur is one of Kershaws USA MADE knives and can be found at walmart for 50$
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 PM
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I carry the kershaw leek with me everyday use it everyday and blade stays sharp. Also rifle gear is having sale on them!
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Spyderco Lil Matriach. Super light weight!
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:38 PM
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So Spider Co for the win I guess I'll shop around for one this black Friday, and the prices seem pretty set rare to get them on sale I guess .
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I'm retired now, but my first knife was given to me by James Bowie.

Actually, I carried a Gerber knock off as a boot knife and some no name thing on my belt. When I was in patrol, most of the guys I worked with seemed to carry Buck knives since most of these others ones mentioned here were not made yet.
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For work... it's a ten dollar S&W folder from Big 5. I've carried some nice (and expensive) knives on duty, and yep... they were either lost or stolen. Seems like you just can't help it with these things.
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