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Old January 10, 2021, 10:16 AM   #26
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What about slightly more expensive in Spyderco? Any quality improvements?

Looking at benchmade for a second and will ask on that next.

Thank you! Again, just going to to buy off what you all think. I know nothing about them
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Old January 10, 2021, 12:11 PM   #27
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Welp...almost last call.

Benchmade Griptillian. Is there a better option, either slightly above or below price?
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Old January 10, 2021, 07:58 PM   #28
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Hard to go wrong with Benchmade or Spyderco. Find a look you like with a blade length/style you like and you should be good to go.

Something to think about. G10 is good-looking and grippy, but is pretty rough. Knives with tight pocket clips and G10 scales can be really hard on clothes. Just something to keep in mind. I have and carry G10 knives, so it's not a showstopper, but the first time I bought a G10 folder with a clip, it was a bit of a surprise.
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Old January 10, 2021, 09:37 PM   #29
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Beauty comment!!! Thank you for that thought. Definitely not looking to get a wear print faster than needed.
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Old January 13, 2021, 11:43 AM   #30
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So just going off price, Spyderco actually seems more expensive than Benchmade. The plot thickens! haha. Dang it.

The basic Spyderco CPM S30V knives are more expensive than the basic Benchmade CPM S30V.

It looks like the cheaper Spyderco knifes are all that China steel 8Cr13MoV.

So was going Griptillian from Benchmade...but still unsure. Maybe the 8Cr13MoV is worth the savings for a cheaper Sypderco. Hum.
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Old January 13, 2021, 02:36 PM   #31
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Picking a knife is as personal as picking a wife.
That said, I'm a knife guy. I make them. I repair them. I even design them.
I carry a Victorinox Swiss Army knife.

If you want something inexpensive, but good-you might look at Ganzo/Firebird knives. Made in China, but really good knives.
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Old January 13, 2021, 04:50 PM   #32
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Thanks Bill. That carries a lot of weight and I'll check into those too.

So many choices. Like you said though, it's personal and I just don't care to do a lot of research so I appreciate the comments.
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Old January 13, 2021, 04:52 PM   #33
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Haha. Thanks Bill.

Just bought the last Firebird Ganzo in orange off Amazon.

Will get a Benchmade Grip too I think. Still not set yet.
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Old January 14, 2021, 02:25 AM   #34
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I've carried a Kershaw Blur EDC for the last few years. Good folder. Gone back and forth between the tanto blade and regular. When I lose one I go and get another. Only around 60 or 70 bucks, almost like a switchblade.
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