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Old 03-30-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying an every day carry knife for about $40-50. I have been looking at the spyderco's, sog's, and kershaw's. I am a knife noob and I need advice.
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I have 2 that I really like

Benchmade Griptilian which i carry most days, the axis lock is just I bought mine slightly used for $60

Ontario Rat 1 for $35 which is a great solid knife for the money, it's about 2x as heavy as the benchmade.
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benchmade ftw. Even the cheaper models are top notch.

I say pay alittle extra and get a blue box. I bought 3 in 05 or so and all are now discontinued and 2-3x the price I paid for them even in used condition.

I REALLY like the benchmade AFCK series, Mine is a 806d2...Years of solid service.
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Is the HK line of benchmade on par with their regular line?
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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I have a Kershaw Rescue Blur. I may get a Blur Glassbreaker, which is very similar to the Rescue Blur, except it has a pointed tip. There are times when the rounded tip can come in handy, but it's always nice to pierce through something.

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Is the HK line of benchmade on par with their regular line?
Very low end benchmade. At one time there were few "cheap" benchmades. At the time spiderco was eating up the market because they had alot of $50 knives.

It's on par with a red box. Not all red boxes were made over seas but alot are, there the entry level "walmart" knife. In the firearms world it could be compaired to another company making firearms under the colt name...i.e. the .22 pistols. It says "colt" but is it? There cheap, better than some but still a entry level knife.

Black box is there "duty" knives. Great EDC knives, This is the minimum that I would buy. They are geared more for the LEO/tactical community. There rough tough work knives.

Blue box is a classier knife, better than what 95% of the people carry. It's a special type of knife made with better materials and workmanship than most. It will change your views on a knife and you wont go back to a cheaper knife afterwards. They will last a life time and you will never regret spending $200 on one.

Gold box is best of the best. Better materials, more exotic.... more of a "semi custom" knife. I've never owned one, would love to though.

Now... If you really want to go baller get a sebenza.
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How is your Kershaw holding up I am trying to decide between a spyderco, kershaw, and SOG.
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No issues at all. Blade is holding it's edge. If you check out Slickguns, they usually have a $10 coupon running to use on Amazon too!
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+1 for spending some extra dough on a quality knife like a Benchmade. I carry the Triage for work and love it.
I've had cheap knives like CRKT, which are okay for an inexpensive knife, but they dull easily. Still, if you have to pick a less expensive knife, a nice lightweight Spyderco would be a good option.
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I ended up buying a spyderco delica 4. I am loving it so far
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My 2 favorite knives are my Benchmade auto stryker, (Mil Issue) and SOG Trident. The SOG was not that expensive but very nice. My Benchmade automatic was free, but very hard to get as a civilian. It is considered a swithblade or auto knife. Air Force survival switchblade designed to have a pilot or aircrew cut themselves free from a parachute stuck with 1 hand.

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Just picked up a Benchmade Griptilian. Pretty impressed with it so far.
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for the big knife makers, Benchmade (blue box) and Kershaw are my go to brands but I'm not against some of the other brands if they have a cool design, blade style or steel that I like.

For the price of Benchmade (gold box) I rather go with a custom knife maker.
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i used to love kershaw. that was until I discovered spyderco and benchmade. Now I have over 60 some knives and growing. all will serve you well. heres my 2 favorites

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I have been happy with my HK (benchmade).

Check out the HK Nitrous Blitz, it is more than $50 ($90-$110 street price) but it is very high quality IMO...





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Just got a blue box benchmade griptillian so freaking nice...retail is north of $200 I got a great deal on one only 250 made. Has really nice grips and a cerakoted blade, wish is was a straight blade but I'm happy.





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Very low end benchmade. At one time there were few "cheap" benchmades. At the time spiderco was eating up the market because they had alot of $50 knives.
Not all HK Benchmade are low end knives and certainly not very low end knives. Some are cheap (and very good values) like the P30 for $40.

But...

There are several HKs well over $100 made in the USA, titanium liners, etc.

The Scorch is $225 MSRP, D2 steel, G10, etc.
The MP5 is $225 MSRP, 154CM stainless steel, drop-point blade, etc.
The Entorouge is $170 MSRP 440C stainless steel, flat grind tanto blade, etc.
The Nitrous Blitz is $150 MSRP, 154CM stainless steel, G10, Ti liners, etc.

These are not just China made promo logo'd knives. There is quality there.

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