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    Boker Camp. For me it is artwork.

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    I have quite a few Buck US 110 locking folders, slipjoint (non locking) a good friend of mine Shing Chan from Belper Derbyshire makes some very nice legal carry knives, his work can be seen on edgematters forum. Reeves Sebenzas are probably hard to beat for quality but i think way over priced. Paul.

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    No real way to make that determination unless you've handled a lot. What is your ideal handle and blade lenght, what lock do you want on it, what handle materials, what is the use so you can decide on a blade steel, fixed or folder, custom/midtech/production, American or foreign?

    What I did to find my taste in knives was go to the local army navy as well as a gun store. There I asked to handle them and find what I liked and disliked. What I recommend to people is Kershaw for good budget users and their higher end like Zero Tolerance if you want a little but extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loloo View Post
    I am collecting various folding knife. Can you recommend some good knives. Thank you.
    Like flashlights there are so many to choose from:

    I started out with with SOG and Spyderco back in the 80s/90s
    Then moved to better (well at least more expensive) Spydercos and ZTs in the early 2000s
    Then found Emersons and Striders in the 2010s
    And eventually moved into custom knives
    So now I rotate Emerson, Strider, Burnley, Mayo, Begg, Dervish...

    The one knife I own more of than any other is the Strider SnG. A great knife with soul.

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    Andrew Demko AD-10. Strong lock, good steel options (CTS-XHP, 3V, 20CV), useful blade shape, and looks gooooood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingpongsong View Post
    how about Spyderco Techno, made in taiwan, are they good? i read good reviews on the techno

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    Spyderco Taiwan factory is one the best. Don't worry just because it's says "Taiwan" 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loloo View Post
    I am collecting various folding knife. Can you recommend some good knives. Thank you.
    I have had a lot of knifes. But I would say Spyderco Paramilitary 2 and Para 3 both with compression lock is a buy you never regret... They come standard in S30V, but there are sprint runs as well in other steels like M4, M390 and so on. I also like my Sebenza 21 small Insingo as an EDC. And you can look at Hinderer as we if you want some more "over built" option. I have had a bunch of XM-18 and an XM24 all so great knifes. Good luck. 👍

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    I carry XM 18 Hinderer's, and love them in fact I'm selling all my Benchmade's from the 90's, Spyderco's and other brands and just keeping my XM's and Randall's.
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    Knife CORREX: I have several Spyderco Co-Pilots which I will never sell and some SAK's, one I have carried every day with a few security restrictions since 1978, so, yeah, that's it. The Co-Pilot's I have had since 1988.

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    Chris Reeve Sebenza 21 or Umnumzaan.

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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- hereís 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. Iím happy with them both!

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    Benchmade Griptilians and Buck Vantage have been my favorites. Iíve also always been fond of spyderco and recently started liking Cold Steel.
    However Iíve 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 thatís what sees the most use... I can do whatever I want to it and then just change the blade!

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    CRK Large Inkosi

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    Michael Zieba folding knives.

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    Not sure if it the best, but my favorite is the Spyderco Gayle Bradley.

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    Some of my personal favorites are:

    Spyderco DragonFly II

    Spyderco Para Military II
    CRKT (Leef Killer) EROS-SS Large
    Leatherman Super Tool 300
    Gerber Suspension
    Victorinox Swiss Army Super Tinker

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

    Anyway, 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul6ppca View Post
    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 Dífly. Clipped inside my wasteband or pocket it just disappears. For edc itís either that or my Spyderco Nav2 or a CRKT Full Throttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59ride View Post
    CRK Large Inkosi
    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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    Try this list

    https://foldingknivesreviews.com/kni...-buying-guide/

    But for me, the best is buck 110, the classical knife.

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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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