I Need A New EDC Knife

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I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by joe817 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:04 pm

Title says it all. Wellllll....maybe I don't need one, I just want one. :???:

I'm going to get an automatic knife, and have narrowed down the field to 4 different knife makers: Gerber; SOG, H&K(made by Benchmade btw), and Myerco.

I know there are better made knives out there, but I'm on a budget, and the one's I'm looking at are in the $105.00-$139.00 price range. I know what type of blade steel I'd like, but my question is, what kind of blade configuration would benefit me the most?...

Tanto; Spear Point, or Drop Point? Any recommendations there?

And does anyone have any experience with any of the 4 above mentioned knife makers in an auto knife configuration?

Today, I'm leaning toward the Myerco, more specifically a Meyerco Darrel Ralph Military X-Ray 18-3 AUTO:

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/MEYXRA ... um-handles

Can't beat the price at $74.95, plus it's received some really good reviews.
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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by WildBill » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:11 pm

I have an H&K OTF Epidemic, which I really like.

If I had to do it again, I would go with the Turmoil. I just like the drop point blade better.
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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by joe817 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:17 pm

WildBill wrote:I have an H&K OTF Epidemic, which I really like.

If I had to do it again, I would go with the Turmoil. I just like the drop point blade better.
Oh, if I could only afford the Epidemic! The H&K Entourage is high on my list as well. Thanks for the response WildBill. :tiphat:
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Post by timdsmith72 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:28 pm

I'm with WildBill. I like the drop point blades better. But!! To each his own. :tiphat:

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Post by WildBill » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:28 pm

Since I am left-handed, I found the OTF automatic to be the best option for me. :tiphat:
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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by SRO1911 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:25 pm

Another southpaw here, the benchmade axis lock is unbeatable.
The hk knives by benchmade, or if you can find old stock benchmade red class will be among the best import knives you can get in your price range.
For general duty edc, the drop point is, in my opinion, the best compromise on blade shape - with tanto being the absolute worst.
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My personal edc consists of 2 benchmade - adamas 2550 and 3550. Different tools for different jobs. The adamas is a cat D9g where the Mel Pardue is more of a 72 vette.
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Post by Jusme » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:39 pm

To each their own, but I don't like a,combo/ partially serrated blade for edc I just carry a,Buck vantage great price USA made and lifetime warranty. I also carry two Case knives one large stockman and one trapper both CV easy to put an edge on and work for all daily light tasks. As well as an ESEE IZULA neck knife.My next knife will be a fixed blade Benchmark Adamas. D2 steel serrations on the spline lightweight. I may have a different outlook on knives, but I also carry three knives in my GHB an ESEE 5 with a scout carry TEC LOK a DPX HEST and an Ontario SP8. Along with my Leatherman(old) Super Tool 200 I am never without a blade to do whatever I need it to do. I just don't like to be limited to one option. Like guns there is no one size fits all solution. My EDC needs are going to be different than others, but I have used all of the listed knives at different times and have selected them for my primary carry for their utility for the situations I encounter.JMHO
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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by Excaliber » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:07 pm

My EDC is a spear point CRKT M16Z.

It's not an automatic, but it opens just as fast as one with the thumb stud, and it handles everyday chores without a hitch.

After about 5 years, I wore my last one out to the point that I sent it back for repairs. CRKT just sent me a brand new one for free.

Can't beat that for only about $34.
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Post by timdsmith72 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:00 pm

Excaliber wrote:My EDC is a spear point CRKT M16Z.

It's not an automatic, but it opens just as fast as one with the thumb stud, and it handles everyday chores without a hitch.

After about 5 years, I wore my last one out to the point that I sent it back for repairs. CRKT just sent me a brand new one for free.

Can't beat that for only about $34.
Excaliber is right. These CRKTs open as fast (or very nearly as fast) as an automatic.
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Post by rentz » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:06 pm

Unless you just want auto opening as said above there's folders out there that can open as fast.
I've got a benchmade assist open that opens crazy fast you would think its push button open, and has the axis lock I love.

That said, I've had my eye on an otf hk for a bit now and I'd also like to find an auto buck 110 conversion. Ran across a site that has those bucks and was too slow to order and they sold out haven't checked recently but I think they were going for 200

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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by Skiprr » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:52 pm

IMHO I recommend you understand your typical carry kit and skillset before you choose a knife.

Not to misunderstand, I think EVERYBODY should carry a blade.

I'm an old guy. I grew up in the Philippines and studied Arnis de Mano and Silat from age 12.

I have two carry knives: one a fixed-blade designed expressly for reverse-edge application, and another a high-end Kershaw assisted-opener that can be deployed the same way.

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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by joe817 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:26 am

Thank you everybody for your input & opinions. I appreciate it! All good comments. :tiphat:

This has helped considerably to eliminate several I was considering, while opening up a few styles that I previously had not considered.
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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by GlockShooter56 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:09 am

I carry a Benchmade Auto Presidio, and it is one of the sturdiest knives I've ever owned. I've compared it to the HK Benchmade line, and for me the additional price is well worth the upgrade in quality. http://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade- ... -Axis--165
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Post by joe817 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:29 am

GlockShooter56 wrote:I carry a Benchmade Auto Presidio, and it is one of the sturdiest knives I've ever owned. I've compared it to the HK Benchmade line, and for me the additional price is well worth the upgrade in quality. http://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade- ... -Axis--165
Good looking knife! Thanks for posting. It appears that it is ambidextrous. Is it?

As I'm left handed like WildBill & SRO1911, I feel my choices are somewhat limited. And if it's ambi, then you have my attention! :tiphat:
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Re: I Need A New EDC Knife

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Post by GlockShooter56 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:05 am

joe817 wrote:
GlockShooter56 wrote:I carry a Benchmade Auto Presidio, and it is one of the sturdiest knives I've ever owned. I've compared it to the HK Benchmade line, and for me the additional price is well worth the upgrade in quality. http://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade- ... -Axis--165
Good looking knife! Thanks for posting. It appears that it is ambidextrous. Is it?

As I'm left handed like WildBill & SRO1911, I feel my choices are somewhat limited. And if it's ambi, then you have my attention! :tiphat:
It sure is. Controls are ambi, and clip can be attached to either side depending on preference. I have treated mine like the hard-use tool that it is for years, and it hasn't let me down once. :cheers2:
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