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Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

Ive looked at a couple reviews.

I am looking for suggestions on a good every day carry knife.

Some things i am looking for:
- Size: i don't believe there is a requirement for blade size in Louisiana (that would make it illegal to carry concealed), but i will have my CCW permit sometime soon so size isn't a huge issue.
I prefer to have something around 3-4"
- Weight: i prefer for it to be in the under 5oz category. Nothing heavy at all or i won't carry it all the time.
- Price: i don't want to spend over 60 bucks. So high quality benchmades are out of the question.

Also, do you prefer serrated or straight edge, pros cons for you?

Two of the knives i have looked at and would like something along these lines.
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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

I have two that share EDC duties:

SOG Trident Knife With TigerStripe Finish From SOG Specialty Knives & Tools

Bought it here for $63 plus shipping: http://www.sog-knives.net/sog-knife.php?prodnum=TF-3

SOG Trident TF-3 for when I'm outdoors

-Lightweight
-Durable
-Assisted opening (very fast)
-Excellent clip
-Blade locks closed
-Blade coating very durable, prevents corrosion

:: Spyderco Product Details ::

Spyderco Delica in Stainless/SpyderEdge (serrated) for when I'm indoors

-Compact
-Sharp
-Cuts through everything
-Will not stain or corrode
-Easy to clean


As for the blade type, I definitely do not like having a fully straight blade. The combo plan/serrated like the SOG Trident above works well for EDC. The Spyderco can be had in plain, combo, or fully serrated...I would choose combo or fully serrated (again).

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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

I have been carrying a Kershaw Vapor folder for about a year now and I'm happy with the knife.

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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

I could name a few but at your price point I would consider the spyderco delica.

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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

How about the Benchmade vex? $44

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I'm looking for stores some where in my vicinity that carry the Spyderco Delica 4 or other Spydercos. I don't plan on buying anything over the web because i want to see what it feels like in my hand and the actual weight/size.

I've been looking at a couple reviews from Nutnfancy over on youtube. Some of his reviews are so long for like 5 minutes worth of "meat" though

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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

Get the benchmade.
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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

I love my Spyderco but its a little pricey.

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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

The "Ripple" from CRKT - a Ken Onion design with flipper action and 59-60 Rc.

Considering the latter, as well as blade size, EDC blade can be a pain if their too big. I prefer something sleek with a 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 inch blade made of durable steel that will stand up between sharpenings. The knives noted are great knives. However, AUS8, though it will take of a hair-shaving edge, the edge will be a little less durable than, say, 154 CM, ATS34, S30V, or D2 which also have a Rc rating around 60. It doesn't sound like much difference between the 57-59Rc of well tempered AUS8. I have several knives made with AUS 8 and love them. They just require a bit more maintenance. I suppose this is the long way of saying, for EDC stick with hard steel that will stand up to EDC.

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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

*Top: William Henry - Titanium body with 3 1/4 inch ZDP198 @ Rc64
*Middle: William Henry - Titanium Body with 3 1/4 inch Wharncliff blade of ATS 34 @ 60Rc.
**Bottom: Al Mar SLB - Black Micarta with 1 1/4 sout blad of AUS8 @ Rc 57-59.

*These two knive, though pricey are lightweight, durable knives for EDC. You don't know you're carrying them until you need 'em.

**I often carry this for quick snips, in combination with one of the above.

Good luck... Picking an EDC knife is worse than picking toothpaste!
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Re: Need suggestions on good EDC knife.

I have a couple SOG knives and they are great... However, the CRKT m-16 is one of my fav EDC's. Pocket Knife - M16-10KZ - CRKT

I don't like to pay more than $50 bucks on an EDC knife. 2 reasons: I don't want to feel bad when I am rough on it or lose it. Anyway, the m16 has a strong blade, very light handle, slim, good pocket clip, and great locking blade mechanism. It comes in many flavors too (handle materials, colors, and blade configs). It doesn't have a spring assist... but, I like the snap of the wrist opening system.

I have a SOG Blink that I like to carry when I want something smaller: Blink I love the opening mechanism of SOG knives.

I had a snapon version of that Kershaw... well similar. I never had any complaints. Don't know what happened to it?

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