What do you think the best folding knife

Bill Idaho

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I have probably a hundred knives, and used to carry about 6 or so at any given time. I have streamlined my EDC's down to two or four. I rotate them depending on my mood, but USUALLY I end up with either: 1.) A pair of Strider (SMG and SNF) folders up front (left and right front pants pockets) or 2.) A CRKT M14-16 in the left front and a Cold Steel Voyager in the right pocket.
What is "best"? I would say a Strider, but one must remember/consider money doesn't always factor into the "best" category. IF the cost is an influencing factor, I would say there are several brands to consider-Gerber, Spyderco, CRKT, etc. I must admit I am looking real hard at a Medford.

As mentioned, your individual needs and carrying habits will determine what is "best". If I had to single one out for a folder- Strider -either the SMG or the SNF.
 

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I really think Old school Al Mar knives are great. I am currently into Knives made by Jared Oeser. Check him out on FB or the web. The best!
 

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Well it depends on your budget- here’s some great options...

Opinel #8 Carbon or Inox
Extreme Ratio RAO II
Benchmade Griptilian
Fallkniven PC
Leatherman Charge TTi (multi-tool with S30V blade)
Zero Tolerance knives
Spyderco Knives
Cold Steel Knives
Kershaw Knives
Ontario RAT I or II

You get the idea- there are lots to choose from!
I currently have an Opinel #8 Carbone and a Leatherman Charge AL. I’m happy with them both!
 

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Benchmade Griptilians and Buck Vantage have been my favorites. I’ve also always been fond of spyderco and recently started liking Cold Steel.
However I’ve been carrying a Kershaw Cqc-6 and thats a lot of knife for the money!

Doesnt make much difference though as I also have carried a Gerber EAB for many many years and that’s what sees the most use... I can do whatever I want to it and then just change the blade!
 

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Some of my personal favorites are:
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Spyderco DragonFly II[/FONT]

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I have 2 outdoor folding knives. One is my EDC.

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, Swiss Army Knives, they're nice. I've got the Rucksack model which has a large locking blade and a saw amongst things. It's not UK EDC (every day carry) legal because of the lock and length of the blade. However I'm 31 and have no cautions or convictions so I'll keep it my rucksack for day to day stuff and take my chances. Depending on the copper there should be no problems.

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I have spyderco Dragonfly for really compact carry. Great ergonomics.
I just added Doug Ritter mini RSK my 1 gen 2. Pretty much a mini grip with a 20cv blade shape I prefer. Being a lefty I really like the axis type lock.
I was really considering a James Brand, carter. Very nice looking and Micarta handle and lefty friendly. But pricy for vg10 blade steel.
 
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I have spyderco Dragonfly for really compact carry. Great ergonomics.
I just added Doug Ritter mini RSK my 1 gen 2. Pretty much a mini grip with a 20cv blade shape I prefer. Being a lefty I really like the axis type lock.
I was really considering a James Brand, carter. Very nice looking and Micarta handle and lefty friendly. But pricy for vg10 blade steel.

I love my D’fly. Clipped inside my wasteband or pocket it just disappears. For edc it’s either that or my Spyderco Nav2 or a CRKT Full Throttle.

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I like the large and small. I keep the work knife large at 600 grit, a lot of rope cutting and such, while the small for other then work carry is kept razor sharp. But in the end the best folder is the one that serves you well day in and day out.
 

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Spyderco Native with SV30 or VG10 (longer blade) steel. My Milwaukee Hardline knife with D2 tool steel isn't too bad either.
 

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I have a few knives here and there. My latest is a CRKT Pilar HH edition non-locking slip joint in red G10.

But the only ones I actually end up carrying are Victorinox SAKs, really.
 

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I find myself using a lot more of Spyderco than my Benchmades (I have dozens of both).
I use my Spyderco Pacific Salt everyday. You also can't go wrong with Benchmade 940 (I have the carbon fiber version).
I rarely use my other brands (kersaw, crkt, coldsteel SOG etc..)
 

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What I carry is a vintage Gerber Harsey AirFrame. Actually I have two of them. I have a First Production Run (with the titanium scales) that is my EDC, and a later limited edition (with the aluminium scales) that I carry only on special occasions (formal events), because it’s substantially lighter, and that makes it easier to clip to my lingerie comfortably.

But, the first knife I recommend to everyone is the Ontario RAT II. It’s cheap, well made, and is one of the only knives on the market with the option of mounting the pocket clip four different ways. The only thing that could make it better is if there were a true left-handed version.

There’s probably nothing you need a folding, locking knife to do that a RAT II can’t do, except impress knife collectors, LOL.

What’s the best knife for *you*? That depends in large part on what you want to cut, where, when, and how you need to carry it, and how much you need a knife to stroke your ego for you.
 

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For me: I’ve found the Benchmade 940 the most convenient to use out of all the knives I’ve used over the years. Overall however my choice for an "only knife" would probably be a Sebenza 21 Insingo or an Inkosi Insingo. Both with grey micarta.

The knife I actually carry the most is a Lion Steel Thrill, because it is far more ergonomic due to a retractable pocket clip, and actually legal to carry in Germany (does not allow carrying locking, one handed opening knives).

I tried (and actually still own) the Umnumzaan, but found it too large, and the design doesn’t do it for me (I prefer more elegant knives). Tried the Griptilian, and found it to just be inferior to the 940 for me. I mean hey, if anyone wants a brand new Umnumzaan, I’m up for a trade.
 

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