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Need input from the Knife experts here....

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by chris4x4, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Im considering a new EDC pocket knife. These are the 3 I am considering. Can I get your input on these please?

    Columbia River Knife and Tool M16-01KZ 3-Inch Zytel Folding Knife with Autolawk and Spear Point Razor Edge Blade, Black:

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    Columbia River Knife And Tool M16-10KZ EDC 3-inch Zytel Black Folding Knife with Autolawk and Tanto Razor Edge Blade



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    Gerber 22-41758 EVO and EVO Jr. Knives Combo Pack

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  2. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    Incognito

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    I can say the Gerber is a nice knive and stays sharp. I've had great luck with Gerber knives and have outlasted a couple of the more expensive knives that I have.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    BSPDX

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    I have one of those Chris and I love it... These are assembled here in Oregon not too far from me so I get pretty good deals. I highly recommend! Gerber Knives have gone down hill since they moved production to China.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Gerber's are nice - I've had a couple. Don't know if you've ever tried them out or not, but check out eknifeworks.com. It's the website for Smoky Mountain Knife Works. I order my Dad and Father-in-law a knife every year for Christmas and they're great.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    First one for me is a really good style knife and have you looked into benchmade?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    I would go with the Gerber....
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    I have 2 CRKT M-16's. It's probably the best design they offer. I would consider them middle of the road knives in terms of quality and price. Nice because they will do most EDC chores but if you trash them it's not like trashing a $150 Benchmade.

    IMO tanto's and partially serrated knives are not that functional. Buy the M-16-01.

    My 2 cents.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Benchmade are really nice... but, a bit pricey! Well worth it IMO tho!
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    jhodge83

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    i was using a CRKT M-16 silver for 3 years until the gift exchange this year and got the S&W special tactical...also comes in all black if thats what ur looking for. i personally like it better than the m-16.

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  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    LOL! I have mine in my tool baox, and you were just standing there! :p



    The only ones Im considering are the 3 listed. I have a few other much higher priced knives, but I tend to not want to use them for the "Tough stuff". Thansk for the input so far guys. :)
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    Don't know much about the specific Knifes, but I can't say anything but the best about Gerber. I've had about five of them, and still have them all. The steel is AWESOME, holds a excellent blade and it's very durable.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    Yeah. I have a couple of Gerbers. I just dont have a CRKT knife, and was wondering how the 2 compare.

    So far, what Im getting is the Tanto style blade isnt that great. is this correct so far?
     
  15. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    i have a buddy that likes spyderco knives.
     
  16. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    I have considered them, but these 3 are the ones that seem to fit the niche Im looking to fill.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    I have the second one and it's great for everyday use; however, in Scouting I was used to a single-locking lockblade, so the CRKT double-locking system took getting used to...
     
  18. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    I would say the CRKT M16-10KZ. CRKT makes excellent knives. I have the Kershaw Blur. They are some badass knives and come with the speed safe function. Kershaw has them listed at like $100 but you can pick them up off ebay for like $35. Thats where I got mine.

    This is what I have. Kershaw Blur 1670BLK...
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  19. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    My buddy has owned both of the CRKT knives, the tanto one was on sale at Big 5 for FIFTEEN BUCKS! Hell of a deal for a solid, surprisingly high tech knife.

    I like tanto point way better, they look cooler, and you can cut things much more precisely using the bend of the tanto (whatever you call it) and not the tip of the knife.

    I like serrated knives a lot, too, but the serrations have to be small, which the CRKT looks to be.
     
  20. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Not as useful, and at least for me way harder to re-sharpen. I like the standard drop-point.
     
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