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Offline blademan

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new pocket knife help
« on: November 27, 2012, 09:45:11 AM »
I'm looking for a new edc pocket knife. I am stuck between a few models and brands.

   Here's a few of the knives I am thinking about: (in no particular order)
Microtech Socom Elite
Cold Steel Ti-lite
CRKT M-16
Smith and Wesson original SWAT medium or full size
 
Also, I have seen boker's magnum and boker plus lines and was wondering if anyone had any opinion on those knives. They are a cheaper knife and I'm wondering if they are good for the money or if they are pretty typical for that price range.
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Re: new pocket knife help
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 06:58:34 PM »
Also, I just saw the new Smith and Wesson line up of otf and side opening assisted openers. They loof pretty neat. Has anyone here any personal experience with them?
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Re: new pocket knife help
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 10:24:36 PM »
You have some rather divergent styles and price points there...

I have a Gerber Mini Covert that is a nice slim knife.
The Kabar Dozier folding hunters are nice and under $25.
I carry a Spyderco Delica 4 as my EDC.

I am sure you will get good reviews on the M16.

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Re: new pocket knife help
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 10:56:50 PM »
Here's a few of the knives I am thinking about: (in no particular order)

Based on the choices I'm guessing you want a tactical knife?  IMO I like a fixed blade for tactical uses and I probably like different features for different reasons, but I'll give you my .02

Microtech Socom Elite:  There's not a folding knife on this earth that is worth what they want for this one, but looks like a fine knife
Cold Steel Ti-lite:  Again, too pricey and don't like the blade or handle shape 
CRKT M-16:  The overall best of the choices given but am not a fan of a serrated blade
Smith and Wesson original SWAT medium or full size:  Like the pricing better but am not a fan of a serrated blade
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Re: new pocket knife help
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 11:23:54 PM »
Joe and nelson,
  Thanks for the feedback. I don't necessarily WANT a tactical knife, but that tends to be what feels best in my hand and lends itself to ergonomic use in my experiance.
  I had a gerber mini covert and the next size up too, I loved it and hated it for being so damn small. I may go that route, thanks for mentioning it, I hadn't thought about that in a while. Doesn't that one have the slide bar safety to keep it closed?
   And as far as the SOCOM goes, its not the MSRP , its not as rediculous as the resale price on those things. I've owned two original models, and I can't find the original model now even used for under 300 or 400. A new elite model msrp for just over 200 and for that knife, its worth it. It really is. Best folder I have ever owned. Twice. But alas, I don't think I am going to be able to afford it for awhile.  People get real proud of their MT's for good reason, but I'm looking for a work horse and not a shelf piece I shave hair off my arm with to scare my duaghter's boy friend (I don't have a daughter, but if I did, she wouldn't have a boyfriend, and if she did, I would shave hair off my arm to scare him) with, so I don't want to pay for someone's pride.
   The original swats fortunately come in a full plain edge, this may be the routue I end up going, for economy and utility. I can get papa, mama, and baby bear sizes for less than a socom. That's not bad. The ti lites are a bit high, and they seem kinda like a BSK (big scary knife) and the stiletto profile make people and cops raise eyebrows and think they need to watch that guy.
    I will check the Ka-Bar folders out, I like Ka-Bars so their folders should be a good deal for that price. Thanks good info.
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Offline nelson96

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Re: new pocket knife help
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 12:04:30 AM »
My EDC pocket knife is a Kershaw Ken Onion designed knife.  It opens very easy one-handed and has a slide blade-lock.
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