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Old 01-08-2019, 6:57 AM
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I carry the Benchmade Bedlam and love it.
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I EDC a Benchmade 535 Bugout. Itís a little pricey in my opinion but I like the S30V steel. Weighs just under 2 ounces with a good deep pocket carry clip, makes it disappear in your pocket. Pretty good blade to weight ratio.

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Benchmade mini griptilian is my everyday carry knife. I love it, because it Holds an edge really well and is easy to sharpen. I started using the Benchmade Field Sharpener and its even better now. Plus the cost wonít break the bank if you have to replace.
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Zero Tolerance 0350ST for me...carried a lot of cheaper ones (mostly Kershaws) over the years, but found this on sale for under $100 and I couldn't be happier.
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The OP said that he carries a Kershaw Scallion (1620) which has a 2.4" blade and wanted a recommendation of something a "little bigger" and you recommend a +4" S/S Spyderco Police?

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FWIW there's really no point making any specific recommendations unless/until the OP states how much larger a knife he's considering, any special features he'd like (like assisted or not, flipper or not, type of steel, etc) and how much he's willing to pay for it.

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I prefer a 3.5" blade but you are coming from a 2.6" blade so perhaps try a 3" to transition. Carrying a bid blade is a bit of an adjustment but using a blade that fits your hand makes the task easier.

My Lambert/Reate is the best size and fit

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Take a look at the Kershaw OSO Sweet:




https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Pocke...ords=oso+sweet


Almost always on sale at Big 5 and yet affordable even when they're are not...


So cheap, I give them as gifts.
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Kershaw dividend most days, got a few ZT knives I enjoy carrying on occasion, my ZT 0620 in elmax is a favorite, but pretty beefy for edc
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I have been carrying the Kershaw Fatback lately as my EDC...


Nothing fancy, just a discreet and inexpensive assisted folder.





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I second one of the honey badgers. 3 sizes and 3 colors to choose from. Ball bearing flipper for around $30. Going on a year now and mine sees daily use.
Here is a picture showing the small, medium and large.

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Kershaw Camber. One of the best daily users I have owned.
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Benchmade 940-2. Very well balanced knife, I love the axis lock system. I was hesitant to spend that much money on a knife, but after having it for 6 months or so, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
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You bass-tards got me all horny for a new knife now.
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My EDC is a black cerakote Bastinelli/Marcaida Pika karambit.





I also carry a different folder every day or so. Too many different knives to mention but it is usually a Spyderco, ZT, Kershaw or CRKT, which make up the majority of my collection.

It just happens to be a Spyderco Smock today.

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Benchmade 940-2. Very well balanced knife, I love the axis lock system. I was hesitant to spend that much money on a knife, but after having it for 6 months or so, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
I agree. The Axis Lock really is the most user-friendly lock I've ever used. I've carried Benchmade's Adamas a lot. It's a big knife, so it doesn't go well with all attire.

Most recently I've been carrying a Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight. I flaunts the "Ball Bearing Lock," which is similar in operation to the "Axis Lock." It's much thinner, but equally well made.

For those on a budget, Ganzo makes a pretty nice copy of the Axis Lock. They make a bunch of models, and they're all in the twenty dollar price range. They're a smokin' deal at that price. Maybe they're not quite as nicely built as a real Benchmade, but they're a mere fraction of the cost.
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I second one of the honey badgers. 3 sizes and 3 colors to choose from. Ball bearing flipper for around $30. Going on a year now and mine sees daily use.
Here is a picture showing the small, medium and large.

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The Honey Badger does not suck. I love mine.
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The Honey Badger does not suck. I love mine.
I gave mine to a friend that had no knife, he loves it.

Awesome stocking stuffer for $30!
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How do you like that crooked river? (mini or regular?) Does it work as an EDC for you? I think that knife is beautiful and am tempted to purchase it just on the appearance. But I guess spending that kind of money, it needs to be useful too. What do you think?
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Mini Crooked River is an awesome little knife. Very useful knife. It does what I need it to do everyday.
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Mini Crooked River is an awesome little knife. Very useful knife. It does what I need it to do everyday.
Oh great! I was hoping you'd say it sucks and that I should save the money. Oh well, now to creatively allocate some money for that awesome little knife.

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I donít think youíll be disappointed. Everyone that sees this knife loves it.
Pricey but thereís certainly worse things to spend your money on.
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As EDC Defensive knife, there are a couple of good options

I've got a bit of a preference for Spyderco
Top of the list is the Yojimbo 2 - carries well, deploys fast, especially with inertia opening and cuts like nobody's business. Our knife training group did some test cuts on Porkman with it and the results were impressive - little cutting force, all the depth and ease of penetration you can ask for.

Similar cutting characteristics, lower budget, takes a bit more practice to open swiftly: Spyderco Endura Wharncliffe (New version with a straight cutting edge like the Yojimbo). It's a lockback and has more closing force than the Yojimbo2 but absolutely not drawback in cutting... very thin knife, carries very well.

Down one size Spyderco Delica Wharncliffe - same as the Endura, just with a 3" Blade... small knife, great performance... most people will underestimate it.

I've seen or done cutting tests on Porkman with each of the three - I'd carry any of them in without a second thought.

One caveat - the tip on all three is thin (which is why they penetrate so well). If you intend to use the knife or utility with the occasional prying, these are not the knives you want to use... a Standard Delica or Endura with a hollow grind will serve you better.
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For a great USA made EDC on a budget (about $45.00), look at either the Gerber Order or the Kershaw Link (I prefer the serrated versions in both). Moving up in price, look at either the Kershaw knockout or the Benchmade Griptilian. Once over a $100, then a the Benchmade Bugout becomes very tempting for a lightweight EDC. Good luck finding your new blade!
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I think I am the 3rd or 4th member to recommend the Spyderco Paramilitary II knife. It is built like a tank, and there are many good reasons why this is Spyderco's top selling knife. The clip can be attached on both sides and both ends. The blade is a high quality metal, S30V.
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ZT 0456BW, 0804CF are my two favorite after trying quite a few. Still like the 0452CF and 0450, 0801, S90V YojimboII, etc...
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Really liked everything about that Crooked River minus the price! That is until BM's stance/history was made public.
I liked the old Presidios and probably the best Benchmade, the Contego. Never had a Skirmish, though.
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ZT 0456BW, 0804CF are my two favorite after trying quite a few. Still like the 0452CF and 0450, 0801, S90V YojimboII, etc...


I really love the new ZT 0022. Itís a little small, but maybe as a second EDC. I know thatís crazy talk
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I really love the new ZT 0022. Itís a little small, but maybe as a second EDC. I know thatís crazy talk
Yeah that was one that caught my eye when I saw it... I liked my Kershaw
Ember (Hinderer) when I had it... but I gave it away. Yeah I think it would be dinky for $200 and as EDC... The Ember was kind of a backup EDC for me for a minute because it would actually fit in the watch or coin pocket of most jeans (over my regular ZT or whatever). In practice it was a gimmick.

I have backups but usually not on me... like in vehicles and pen cups various places. I have a Spyderco Tenacious in the car always... haven't needed it for at least a year. Have a Centofante in the bathroom drawer, used to have a Thermite in the pen cup on my desk, etc... I use that Centofante in the bathroom a lot, None of the others get used because I don't forget to have a knife on me everywhere else.

If I have a backup on me it is a small traditional slip joint usually in a leather slip in my pocket (GEC 71, or 15) with a ZT something clipped tip up on same pocket (0456BW or 0804CF usually... today a 0804CF)
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Yeah that was one that caught my eye when I saw it... I liked my Kershaw

Ember (Hinderer) when I had it... but I gave it away. Yeah I think it would be dinky for $200 and as EDC... The Ember was kind of a backup EDC for me for a minute because it would actually fit in the watch or coin pocket of most jeans (over my regular ZT or whatever). In practice it was a gimmick.



I have backups but usually not on me... like in vehicles and pen cups various places. I have a Spyderco Tenacious in the car always... haven't needed it for at least a year. Have a Centofante in the bathroom drawer, used to have a Thermite in the pen cup on my desk, etc... I use that Centofante in the bathroom a lot, None of the others get used because I don't forget to have a knife on me everywhere else.



If I have a backup on me it is a small traditional slip joint usually in a leather slip in my pocket (GEC 71, or 15) with a ZT something clipped tip up on same pocket (0456BW or 0804CF usually... today a 0804CF)


Nice form. I usually carry two as well. One mid sized EDC Microtech UTX-85 (for example) and a small Ca. Legal Protech Runt in a boot or shoe. Somewhere very different than my pocket. Itís handy to keep two close because you just never know. Not that the Runt or equivalent will really get you out of a jam if you need to stick it in someoneís throat. But itís still nice to have.
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Nice form. I usually carry two as well. One mid sized EDC Microtech UTX-85 (for example) and a small Ca. Legal Protech Runt in a boot or shoe. Somewhere very different than my pocket. Itís handy to keep two close because you just never know. Not that the Runt or equivalent will really get you out of a jam if you need to stick it in someoneís throat. But itís still nice to have.
Mine are backups in case I forgot a folder to cut string, plastic bags, tape, and food.
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ZT 0456BW, 0804CF are my two favorite after trying quite a few. Still like the 0452CF and 0450, 0801, S90V YojimboII, etc...
I'm a big fan of the 0456 as well. Great knife!
I'd love to get a hold of a 0804CF some day. My 0801 grows on me every time I handle it. Like my Yojimbo 2 knives too. It was the knife that got me started on better knives.

You, sir, have a great taste in knives!
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