Thread: Help me pick a knife
7/05/2007 10:28pm, #11
The spider knives are awesome.A friend of mine has one with the wave, its pretty cool.
if you don't want an assisted opener for legal reasons, you might want to re-assess that spider. The wave feature might be considered an assisted open, as it catches on your pocket lip when you pull it, and it opens on its own more or less.
I'm a big fan of Kershaws with the assisted open myself. Something with a Tanto tip, so it can punch through car doors :)
7/05/2007 11:03pm, #12
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Most places (all that I know of, assuming there's some I don't...) base their switchblade laws on mechanical opening, gravity opening or, in the cases where balisongs are illegal, momentum opening mechanisms. Of course, in the case of the latter two that means technically they could get you on flip openings with any largish folder.
7/05/2007 11:18pm, #13Originally Posted by ViciousFlamingo
No problem sharpening and as long as it's sharp, no problem with seat belts, ropes, kidneys, tendons, etc, etc, etc.
Your choice on blade material - stainless will roll the edges easier when sharpened to the extreme (say against bone or other harder material), but is less likely to chip - given the same hardness.
7/06/2007 12:41pm, #14stainless will roll the edges easier when
7/06/2007 2:32pm, #15
There are many, some of the best being tool steels.
I prefer A2 and D2, but have access to heat treating.
A good overall link regarding blade materials and types:
For those who work metal:
I have a Russel that was my father's skinning knife. Still one of my favorites.
7/14/2007 11:07pm, #16
Thanks for all the help guys, I just wanted to tell you how things worked out. After trying out a few of the knives that got suggested, I ended up buying the CRKT M16-10KZ (on the left) and Spyderco Delica 4 sans wave (on the right). They cost $13 and $27 respectively new off Ebay.
I'm very happy with both knives. I know the 10KZ is not the best that CRKT has to offer, and I'm not so crazy about the tanto tip, but it was so darn cheap that I couldn't turn it down, and I really, really don't have to give a crap about losing it. I'm also having a bit of trouble with the one-handed opening on the Delica because of my slender, elfin hands, but I think it'll come in time.
Some comparisons and observations:
The fingerguard on the M16 is very nice, and the grips on both are great.
The M16 is easier to open normally but causes a lot of fumbling when I try to draw it fast, because it requires the use of the index finger rather than the thumb. The Delica is (thus far) a bit harder to open but doesn't require a lot of finger movement compared to the M16.
The Delica is significantly wider than the M16 when closed, because of the blade design.
Damn though, what have you guys got me into? These things are like Pringles, I'm already eyeing the Boker Trance:
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7/14/2007 11:57pm, #17Originally Posted by ViciousFlamingo
A friend of mine owes me a few c-notes. Yesterday that bastard brought me the SOG Vulcan instead. The blade is easily twice as thick as any other folder I have, yet it opens smoother than the rest of them combined.
He knows me too well.Shut the hell up and train.
7/23/2007 3:59pm, #18
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It's a Bugei Knive, Hissatu(Sp?) folder. get it.