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Old 01-08-2013, 17:56   #1
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so i bought a cheap OTF.....

arrived a few days ago...googled the crap out of all kinds of OTF knives and im glad i didnt spend $300.00+ on a name brand OTF.

really, these kinds of knives are cool but a poor choice for practicle apps.

a side out switch balde would be more paractical for one handed ops.

other than quality differences, what can the high dollar OTF do that the cheaer ones cant....the tactical apps are lacking no matter what the cost...

maybe im missing something...im not a knife guru, i carry a TDI fixed blade on duty
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Old 01-09-2013, 16:02   #2
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arrived a few days ago...googled the crap out of all kinds of OTF knives and im glad i didnt spend $300.00+ on a name brand OTF.

really, these kinds of knives are cool but a poor choice for practicle apps.

a side out switch balde would be more paractical for one handed ops.

other than quality differences, what can the high dollar OTF do that the cheaer ones cant....the tactical apps are lacking no matter what the cost...

maybe im missing something...im not a knife guru, i carry a TDI fixed blade on duty
They can last forever and have tighter tolerance using better materials made by people that don't assemble salad shooters on the third shift.

Just like any machine you get what you pay for. Just because you can't identify the difference in quality doesn't mean it isn't there or isn't evident to others.

Enjoy your new knife
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They can last forever and have tighter tolerance using better materials made by people that don't assemble salad shooters on the third shift.

Just like any machine you get what you pay for. Just because you can't identify the difference in quality doesn't mean it isn't there or isn't evident to others.

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my duty knife is a K-bar TDI fixed blade. i looked at the high dollar OTF blades, they are nice, light, tight, well made, but still lack a true tactical use...or so i think.....
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my duty knife is a K-bar TDI fixed blade. i looked at the high dollar OTF blades, they are nice, light, tight, well made, but still lack a true tactical use...or so i think.....

I suppose that would depend on whether or not your tactics include killing someone with highly concealable compact knife.
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I suppose that would depend on whether or not your tactics include killing someone with highly concealable compact knife.
i meant defensive uses....
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i meant defensive uses....

Everything is a compromise. If I had to use a knife defensively I'd get the longest pointiest one I could find.

If I had to conceal all day and it was a back up to weapon the my choices may change.

Either way a pocket knife of any flavor isn't going to win any awards as best defensive tool of the year.

Just figure out what sacrifices you are willing to deal with and choose accordingly.
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dont get me wrong, if i had lamborghini oney id get a benchmade infidel.....but with less money i have to go with whats practicle not cute.
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dont get me wrong, if i had lamborghini oney id get a benchmade infidel.....but with less money i have to go with whats practicle not cute.
I'd reassess your choice and look towards Microtech. They seem to hold the top position in the OTF world.

I have the MT Executive Scarab and I have also come to the conclusion that it's a niche knife and purpose driven. It's cool and really well built but my Spyderco Military and my CR Sebenza provide the utility I need. The MT lives in a bag in the closet
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For one, a good OTF will stay locked for stabby time where a chinese copy probably won't.

I have a Benchmade Infidel and a Microtech Combat Troodon. The Microtech is the better knife. OTF knives are mainly for ooh and aah factor for me but I definitely wouldn't say they are useless. What don't you like about them?
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