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#1 Vertiviper

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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:28 PM

Just as the title says, I'm in the market for an EDC.

Budget is $100.

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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:31 PM

I have a Kershaw Blur, works for me. Gets used every day, and remember, I run a tree care business!
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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:33 PM

Vertiviper said:

Just as the title says, I'm in the market for an EDC.

Budget is $100.

GO.


Stop.

Benchmade Mini Griptilian D2 steel.

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Free lifetime sharpening.

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#4 Vertiviper

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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:36 PM

Check.

Colt700..how does the free lifetime sharpening work?

I've heard phenominal reviews about Benchmade products.


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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:36 PM

I have a benchmade as well....never an issue with it.  Probably does not get used as much as treewiseman's though.
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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:37 PM

The sharpening is all you have to pay for is to ship it back to benchmade.
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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:41 PM

Unfortunately many of the ideal EDC's are illegal because of the spring assist features that are now popular.
I am not 100% clear on the law but I opted for a Spyderco Persistence. About $35 shipped from amazon.
It is easy to deploy and has a great blade for the money.

I own several axis folders from Benchmade but I don't EDC them because of the spring assist feature. I work in NYC and they are not welcomed there.

Another gem is the SOG Flash which is as close to an automatic as you can get in a sub-3inch blade and not too expensive. I would read up on the laws.

Also carrying it with the pocket clip exposed is considered brandishing and not worth getting in trouble for.



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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:49 PM

Anything from Spyderco. I prefer the police and the military models.

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Posted January 19 2011 - 12:58 PM

Armedoc said:

Unfortunately many of the ideal EDC's are illegal because of the spring assist features that are now popular.
I am not 100% clear on the law but I opted for a Spyderco Persistence. About $35 shipped from amazon.
It is easy to deploy and has a great blade for the money.

I own several axis folders from Benchmade but I don't EDC them because of the spring assist feature. I work in NYC and they are not welcomed there.

Another gem is the SOG Flash which is as close to an automatic as you can get in a sub-3inch blade and not too expensive. I would read up on the laws.

Also carrying it with the pocket clip exposed is considered brandishing and not worth getting in trouble for.


when they want to enforce this, any knife that can be flicked open with your wrist is illegal in the city (they'll call it a gravity knife) . which is basically any good quality pocket knife. the only option is a swiss army knife that you have to open with a finger nail  :-/
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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:10 PM

Either Spyderco or Sig
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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:18 PM

thetreewisemen said:

I have a Kershaw Blur, works for me. Gets used every day, and remember, I run a tree care business!


+++For the blur I have one on me.

Griptillians are also a good choice.

I also care a Spyderco D'alura best feeling knife i have.



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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:19 PM

I have a Kershaw Black Blur, and it gets the job done. They make a great knife.
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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:26 PM

My top EDC knives:
Spyderco Tenacious - $30
Kershaw Junkyard Dog II (composite blade) - $70
Benchmade Griptillian - $50

For the money, the Tenacious is unbeatable. When I cant carry one of the knives above, ie. Wearing dress pants, I carry a Kershaw Skyline without a pocket clip.

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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:29 PM

best fixed blade for EDC- ESEE Izula.  

Best folders- I would look at Benchmade, Emerson, and Spyderco. If you want to spend a bit more, look at Chris Reeve (Sebenza).  

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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:31 PM

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I have a Kershaw Black Blur, and it gets the job done. They make a great knife.

Yep, they do. I even went the extra mile and bought the model with the S30V blade. A fixed blade knife? I went for a Fallkniven S1 with a laminated VG10 blade (another excellent knife). But I digress....
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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:41 PM

Do you live, work or commute in NYC? Better pick up some plastic butter knives and call it a day...

Otherwise... I've been carrying the Gerber Fairbairn in the full size and mini "covert" version. Great utility and EDC knife.
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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:41 PM

I had a BM mini grip 555HG.  Awesome knife for the money.  The wife decided she wanted it so now I EDC a Sebenza

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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:44 PM

Vertiviper said:

Check.

Colt700..how does the free lifetime sharpening work?

I've heard phenominal reviews about Benchmade products.


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You ship it to them, free of charge professional sharpening and they send it back N/C. Excellent customer service.

At a higher price point, for a serious hard use knife, the Emerson's are king of the hill. Expect to spend ~ $200 for one and they no longer sip to NYS. You may source one elsewhere though.
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Posted January 19 2011 - 01:49 PM

SOG Flash I. Great sturdy sharp lightweight little knife.

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Posted January 19 2011 - 02:18 PM

If you are concerned about the gravity knife issues in NYC then anything that can be flicked open and the blade locked in the open position is a problem. That being the case you might want to consider one of the Slipit designs from Spyderco (Urban, Terzuola, etc.). The Urban has a 2.5" blade length so it should be legal just about anywhere. With enough pressure on the back of the blade the knife will close with an intermediate stop at about the 90°C position. They can be flicked open but the blade is held open by resistance so technically they don't lock in the open position which removes them from the gravity knife catagory.

If the NYC issues are a no issue for you then I'd recommend the Spyderco Delica and Endura or Benchmade Griptilian. Both are quality knives, with the locking mechanism being the main advantage of the Benchmade (Axis Lock is nearly unbreakable) and the slim contour and easy of carry advantage going to the Delica and Endura. Another advantage of these knives (with respect to using them for SD) is trainers are available from Spyderco and Benchmade. You might consider the Wave version of the Delica and Endura, which opens the knife as it is being removed from your pocket.
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