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Discussion in 'Knives' started by scary, May 18, 2016.

  1. scary

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    Hey guys and gals... I have a modest knife collection; spyderco, emerson, zt. I'm looking for something a little different. With Blade Show a couple weeks away I'm trying to get an idea of some knives I might be interested in. The wife and I have a little one on the way, so I'm looking to spend a little more while I still can. Looking for possibly an auto/flipper or otf. Don't really want to spend more then 300 but I will if I really like it. Looking for some options from you guys. Also would y'all spend the money on one knife.. Or multiple knives? Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

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  2. Daywalker
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    Daywalker EDC Junkie!!!

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    Aloha scary

    Sir first of all, congrats on the little one. Second, ya got pretty good taste in knives...so I'd look at something from Microtec in the form of a DA OTF. Also, it might be possible, but I really doubt you could leave the Blade Show with just one knife.:rolleyes:
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    Ive always wanted the smaller Microtech UTX 70. Like, badly.
     
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    Yes, congrats on the little one!

    Microtech is the big kid on the block for OTF that I know of. Protech and Paragon also. HK and Benchmade also make them also but you probably have some BMs already. Quite a few choices in the sub $300 market for a nice OTF. I personally don't have much experience with them since they and auto's are illegal here in MI.

    Personally, I'd probably go for two knives vs one at $300. I don't always go for quantity over quality but if you want to try some different styles of knives, two over one make would sense. After a quick look at one of the big knife shops online (I wont mention it, not sure if its ok), maybe a Kershaw Launch 2 auto ~$89 and a Microtech UTX-70 ~$220 for $310 total. That would give you an opportunity to try two different styles of knives at a tad over your ideal budget.

    Flippers are more common of course, so I'd try some combination of auto/OTF.

    YMMV and good luck.
     
  5. scary

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    Thanks everybody for the kind words, the wife and I are very excited.

    I am definitely looking at microtech, narrowing between an auto folding and a nice otf. My first choice would be a medford but I just can't spend that on a blade right now. I do appreciate the options.

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