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Fwdftw
09-05-2010, 22:11
Lookin for a good EDC Knife. How do the smith MPs etc fair? i know hardly NOTHING about knifes lol Thanks for all the help fellas! :wavey:

edit: I dont wanna spend a fortune.. 40< if possible.

Bill Lumberg
09-06-2010, 06:35
Knives are for cutting things like boxes, packaging, etc., not for defense. But, much like a brick or an unopened can of coke, they can be used for defense. Get a knife that feels good in your hand. Look at spyderco. Should suit you fine.

RED64CJ5
09-06-2010, 06:37
Kershaw Scallion

I like the 1/2 serrated one.

3rdgen40
09-06-2010, 06:38
Kershaw Tanto Blur.
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/3rdgen40/Kershaw015.jpg?t=1283829574

firefighter4215
09-06-2010, 06:49
I have a S&W S.W.A.T. knife that I really like. $32, or the smaller one is $29.

http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/products/smith+wesson+swat/Smith+%26+Wesson%C2%AE+Medium+S.W.A.T.+Knife+with+Partially+Serrated+Blade/SW5000.html

j-glock22
09-06-2010, 06:56
I have a S&W S.W.A.T. knife that I really like. $32, or the smaller one is $29.



I have a few of these. Use them at work alot, they are cheap and very handy and sturdy enough for most of my tasks. If you're looking for a blade that can handle larger tasks like prying or heavy duty use, there may be better options out there.
But I'm happy with my SWAT's.

heitzoflearning
09-06-2010, 12:01
Kershaw Storm 2 is great and I got mine for $20

BobbyT
09-06-2010, 12:17
Spyderco P'kal. It's been my EDC for over 2 years now.

FloridaCCW
09-06-2010, 17:49
Spyderco Dragonfly with G10 grip or the Caly 3. I like the VG-10 plain blades the best. The SOG Flash 1 is nice too. Check out some videos on You Tube.

Jeepnik
09-06-2010, 18:57
Knives are for cutting things like boxes, packaging, etc.,not for defense . But, much like a brick or an unopened can of coke, they can be used for defense. Get a knife that feels good in your hand. Look at spyderco. Should suit you fine.

Wow, after thousands of years, we finally find out that knives are "NOT" for self defense. Imagine that, the human race has had it wrong all this time. Thanks for clearing that up. Of course, I'm not qualified to debate the subject, but if this gentleman was still alive, I'm sure he could explain it to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_E._Fairbairn

tx787
09-06-2010, 21:09
I bought an M&P knife and it was defective out of the box (part of the mechanism was bent over so the blade would get stuck extended), I returned it to the store rather than dealing with warranty repair on a $30 tool.

Fwdftw
09-06-2010, 21:58
I'm diggin that tanto blur!

hikerpaddler
09-07-2010, 12:06
Precisely. Knives are for cutting things like boxes, packaging, etc., not for defense. But, much like a brick or an unopened can of coke, they can be used for defense. Get a knife that feels good in your hand. Look at spyderco. Should suit you fine.

kymarkh
09-07-2010, 12:07
Kershaw Scallion

I like the 1/2 serrated one.

Same here without the serrations. Love the assisted opening feature.

Magus
09-07-2010, 14:35
Check out the Benchmade Griptillian, very popular knife. I carry a mini-Griptillian everyday. Well made, simple knife. Comes in several configurations.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6913/benchmade551mdp01tz5.jpg

Burwick
09-07-2010, 14:38
I have a gerber one now, I would like to get a Benchmade mini-Griptillian. I've seen them for $60.

The Hawk
09-07-2010, 15:43
I have had a couple of the S&W knives fail. Although the factory stood behind them, I would stay away from them if I were you. They are good looking knives but you can get better quality with other brands. I have a Gerber that I have carried for a dozen or so years that I really like. Kershaw is another good brand in your price range. Good luck and happy shopping.

isis07734
09-07-2010, 16:13
Spyderco Delica for sure. And around 40'ish... get the Waved model. Thank me later. :)

Fwdftw
09-07-2010, 17:23
Spyderco Delica for sure. And around 40'ish... get the Waved model. Thank me later. :)
why the wave?

hikerpaddler
09-07-2010, 18:43
The axis lock benchmades, such as the 550, are among the best non-auto knives I've had, except for the AppleCare-fairbairn covert. As previously noted, knives are primarily for cutting stuff, not fighting, but it's great to find a knife that feels good enough that you can cut, pry, open a beer, or if your plan A doesn't work out, even defend yourself with.Check out the Benchmade Griptillian, very popular knife. I carry a mini-Griptillian everyday. Well made, simple knife. Comes in several configurations.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6913/benchmade551mdp01tz5.jpg

Magus
09-08-2010, 07:05
The axis lock benchmades, such as the 550, are among the best non-auto knives I've had, except for the AppleCare-fairbairn covert. As previously noted, knives are primarily for cutting stuff, not fighting, but it's great to find a knife that feels good enough that you can cut, pry, open a beer, or if your plan A doesn't work out, even defend yourself with.

^
I agree.

I used to really like my EDC knife to have some auto/forward assisted opening. But honestly, after I got the mini-Griptillian, I don't see as much need for that anymore(least for me anyway). It opens so easy, quickly and smoothly with the thumb stud or the axis lock...just a great knife for EDC.

syntaxerrorsix
09-08-2010, 14:09
Lookin for a good EDC Knife. How do the smith MPs etc fair? i know hardly NOTHING about knifes lol Thanks for all the help fellas! :wavey:

edit: I dont wanna spend a fortune.. 40< if possible.

I feel that knives made by firearms manufacturers for the most part tend to get sold at flea markets.

When I look for a knife the first thing I do is look at knife manufactures.

Lot's of folks like Kershaw, I'm not extremely impressed but you do get a significant amount of knife for the price.

There have been quite a few good suggestions. Benchmade, Spyderco and the usual suspects. I recommend you get your hands on some of the blades mentioned and see if you like them, they may even convince you to spend a few bucks more.

syntaxerrorsix
09-08-2010, 14:11
Wow, after thousands of years, we finally find out that knives are "NOT" for self defense. Imagine that, the human race has had it wrong all this time. Thanks for clearing that up. Of course, I'm not qualified to debate the subject, but if this gentleman was still alive, I'm sure he could explain it to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_E._Fairbairn

Amazing huh?

I wonder how we ever got by with that whole sword thing for so long.

:wavey:

Uzi4U
09-08-2010, 18:49
If you want an inexpensive EDC try the Spyderco Persistence or Tenacious. Both are very well made and inexpensive, but made in China with just OK blade steel.

http://www.cutleryshoppe.com/spydercopersistencec136gpnew.aspx

If you have extra money, the Spyderco Native, Delica or Endura are great knives.

My current favorite EDC is the Benchmade Mini Barrage:

http://www.woodsmonkey.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=380:benchmade-mini-barrage-review&catid=34:knives&Itemid=55