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good edc that is ergonomic, looks good, good brand and wont break the bank?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by simmerdownjack, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. simmerdownjack

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    i'm not sure what to get. :brickwall: maybe a spyderco delica 4 or the ontario rat 1. up to any sugestions. also I'm looking for a knife that is small.
     
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  3. simmerdownjack

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    well i already have a leatherman and i'm now looking for just a blade.
     
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    I wouldn't consider the Rat to be small, though I just bought a couple in the past couple of weeks. Delica not a bad size in my opinion, as is a Kershaw Leek, Scallion and Chive. Sog Flash1 and Flash 2 (these two will have the least weight for blade size in this price range and an outstanding pocket clip). Lot's of small spydercos, you'd have to go to Spyderco web site and start looking at the hundreds of blades in various finishes, steels. I'm not normally a serrated edge guy, but the Spyderco serrated is wicked. If you've never handled any of these, find a knife store or a gun show and seek them out. Best to see what you like handling it before ordering.
     
  5. simmerdownjack

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    thanks you for all the information. I checked out spydercos website and I think I'm going to go with the SS cricket. looks like it fits all my needs.
     
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    The etched handle model Cricket is more secure to hold.
     
  7. Rawls

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    For the money, I can't think of a better knife than the Dragonfly (it is a little smaller than the Delica 4, but its design is a bit more refined). The Dragonfly 2 is pretty darn close to a perfect EDC blade: small, but big enough to handle a variety of tasks, good clip, good in pocket ride, good in hand feel, excellent blade shape and grind, easy opening, and lightweight (1.2 ounces). All this for around $39. Skip the G10 version unless you are buying for looks, the FRN version is both lighter and cheaper. The Dragonfly is a GREAT knife. If you have a lot of money to spend some of the Santa Fe Stoneworks mods of the Dragonfly are really amazing. Then there is the Spyderco lasered handle Dragonfly.
     
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    Maybe

    If you have a little more money less you can hit a Caly 3,looks and works awesome:dance:
     
  9. ScottAW

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    I'm all about the mini grip. Nice size, easy open, good clip. I carry a 556.
     
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    to offer another option to look at.. buck vantage.
     
  11. simmerdownjack

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    Hmmmm.... I havent made andy decisions yet, but I think I'm going to stick with some kind of spyderco. Its more of a tie between the dragonfly 2 and the native. (I wish they were still making the calypso jr. that would have been perfect for me)
     
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    Tenacious or Persistence, good value, and they are great folders for the money!
     
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    I'd go with the dragonfly if given those two choices. I admittedly haven't had good luck with pinned construction knives.
     
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    I carry a SS Cricket everyday as a money clip...works great.
    I would also suggest a Benchmade Griptillian (mini or regular) as a great EDC knife.
     
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    Heres what I would use the knife for:
    Cutting open boxes
    cutting plastic wrap
    slicing small food items (FFG?)
    cutting plastic ties/ twine
     
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    These chores put minimal demands on a knife. A Minibuck @ $12 or similar (excluding cheap junk) could handle all that, no need to spring for a Native, Dragonfly, Delica or any others suggested here if that is what you encounter needing cut. If, on the other hand, you would also like to own a fine knife for its own sake, the above-mentioned are all splendid choices. There is nothing wrong in wanting good stuff.
     
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    Plenty of choices for sure! I have been carrying a Dragonfly G10 for a while and it's a mini work horse. The Dragonfly 2 would be a great, small EDC and priced very reasonably for the quality it is.
     
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    these are just some of the things i would use for it. i would also be cutting through tough cloth and need a clean cut, some times wire, and it should have a fine point that I can work with. and it probably should come in people-friendly-colors. im more leaning towards the delica or maybe il take the extra size and get the endura. but now i see the need for full flat grind.
     
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    Spyderco Sage I or II!