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Old 04-14-2021, 8:32 AM
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Default Lost My EDC knife :( Need to Pick a Replacement.

So I cant find my mini Griptillian. No idea where she is. Its a bit of a bummer because it was a custom shop one with don't-lose-it neon green scales and my initials on the blade but such is life I guess.

I'm open to other options but I'm within LA city limits a lot so I need one with a blade less than 3". I don't like liner locks and do really like Benchmade Axis or similar setups from other manufacturers.

Any good options before I just order up a new Mini Grip?
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Old 04-14-2021, 8:46 AM
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See, this is a problem with expensive knives: when you lose them, it hurts.

The guys who installed my air conditioning unit, they carried cheap box cutters. One of them said "I will spend $5.00 and see how long it lasts". These guys are constantly losing their box cutter knives, wearing them out, and it does not make economic sense to buy a $50 to $200 knife, only to lose it.

My advice: buy a box cutter knife, the blades are cheap and replaceable.
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Old 04-14-2021, 8:51 AM
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Counterpoint: It is worth having nice things, even if we periodically have to replace them.
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Old 04-14-2021, 8:54 AM
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I mean obviously I'm mad I lost it but I got a solid multi-year run from it so it served me well.
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Old 04-14-2021, 8:58 AM
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f*ck benchmade, get a spyderco native

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP4...ck-frn-handles
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Sorry to hear that, hopefully it turns up.

If not I suggest the Para 3. If you're sold on Benchmade, mini bugout or 940 mini.
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I'm open to other options but I'm within LA city limits a lot so I need one with a blade less than 3". I don't like liner locks and do really like Benchmade Axis or similar setups from other manufacturers.
The Spyderco Manix 2 has a Caged Ball Bearing Lock, which is sort of like the Benchmade Axis, but better. The blade length is over 3", but your an American, so it's not a problem, right? But if it is, the Native 5 is another nice knife from Spyderco. It's a backlock that's under 3". But before you go off and order the first one you find, be aware that Spyderco makes knives with very esoteric flavors of steel. Pick the knife, then pick the steel you want. Both the knives I've mentioned come with CPM SPY27 steel. I think you'd be happy with either of these knives in SPY27.
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Old 04-15-2021, 5:50 AM
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mini Grip. then call for free deep carry clip.
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Old 04-15-2021, 5:57 AM
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Spyderco Native 5 is amazing.
Spyderco Para 3 is amazing.

Just dont get the lightweight versions.

If you like the crossbar lock take a look at the SOG Aegis or the Hogue knives.
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Hogue Deka 2.....in CPM 20....
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f*ck benchmade, get a spyderco native

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP4...ck-frn-handles
2x on the Spyderco. It's my edc. Go with the serrated blade.
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Less than 3? Chaparral. It's my only spyderco I can't flick, but also can't reccomend enough. The lightweight is thinner than an oreo.

Screw those gun grinders at bm.
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I like the Benchmade Osbourne, I thought I lost it and bought 2 Kershaws, but joy found the Osbourne under the couch!
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Spyderco Native 5 is amazing.
Spyderco Para 3 is amazing.

Just dont get the lightweight versions.

If you like the crossbar lock take a look at the SOG Aegis or the Hogue knives.
Why do you not like the lightweight versions. I have several Para 3ís and I carry my lightweight try most. Just because itís so much lighter than my standard para 3 and like the deeper carry clip
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The problem with Benchmade is their anti-gun politics, and their financial support of anti-gun politicians. If you support Benchmade, you are supporting anti-second amendment liberals. They claim that they “must” take this position because they are located in a liberal state. They should move! If they can’t move, the employees should resign in disgrace, and the company should go out of business!
^^^ OP, he is right I gave up Benchmade after they were bragging about helping the local Oregon PD destroy guns!

If you really liked the Mini Griptillian did you know Doug Ritter (Pro-Knife Rights guy) who actually had his own custom Griptillian line teamed up with Houge and made an improved Griptillian and Mini Griptillian?

It really is better quality all around than what BM is putting out from the blade, washers, axis lock, springs and handle:

Mini Griptillian:
https://knifeworks.com/doug-ritter-m...k-stonewashed/
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Ignore those anti-benchmade people.

Get another one.

So many great choices.

I really love my Bugouts. Light weight and they come in a variety of colors and price points...

https://www.smkw.com/catalogsearch/r...=1665&q=bugout
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As noted above, if you like Benchmade, you will love Ritter Hogues.

This would be my pick:
https://knifeworks.com/doug-ritter-m...0-stonewashed/

Hogue deka is a great option too, I think hogue's crossbar lock is the best.

I'd pick the Ritter over the deka because of the scale shape. Deka scales are mostly flat, while the Ritter is nicely contoured. Otherwise, same steel, same lock, great factory edges.
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Doh, fell for the necropost... OP probably has a new knife by now
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I lost my original Spyder Para 2 - bought another right away.
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A vote for new mini grip, but I did handle a neat little custom Bugout the other day, without the steel liners like the minigrip it is very svelte and light in the hand.

I edc this as my pocketknife a Feist by Justin Lundquist made in the chicom mills by Kizer, they come up once in a while for a song given the features and build quality on a full ti handle.
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Still angry about loosing my EDC Benchamade Mini AFAC a decade ago...Now I carry cheaper but nice knives I don't care about. Kershaw Leek or a Civivi Elementum are my go to knives nowdays (while the benchmades stay home.)
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Recently learned that Leatherman products are made in the U.S. That became my new truck tool.
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Get a box cutter and call it your wonder knife. If you loose it you donít wonder where you lost it.
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