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Looking for a tacticool mall ninja knife.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Dekz, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Dekz


    Oct 26, 2007
    Put away the torches and hear me out....

    I know I'm not alone here in that I am pretty much always playing with a knife while I watch TV/movies. Now when I'm watching a badass tactical show/movie (24, The Unit, NCIS, The Kingdom, Shooter, etc etc) playing with a slipjoint or a Rainbow Leek just doesn't cut it. Hehe, I'm punny.

    So basically I'm looking for something like a Strider/Emerson/Zero Tolerance, but because it's gonna spend most of its keeping me company on the couch, I don't need the quality (and price) that these brands offer.

    In summary, I'm looking for a ZT0500 MUDD for under $50, any suggestions?
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  2. moonwilson


    Aug 10, 2006
  3. Ozy


    Sep 28, 2008
    Yup, nothing screams Ninja quite like em...and if you join the militia, you can hook up with a whole lotta other like minded souls
  4. gibbyx


    Jul 24, 2007
    Moon, I think you've struck the Mother Lode!!!

    Mantis knives not only are crafted and assembled cool, I mean almost EVERYTHING is black & red. How cool can it get.

    Wait ----- there's more - Billy Mays will sign you up for the Mantis Militia if you call within the next 30 minutes and Vince will show you how to "chop" with a Mantis and "sham-wow" the mess away when the movie & t.v. watchin' is done!

    Seriously though, I dunno? Butterfly, E.T. If you're after the "click" satisfaction factor DEKZ, I'd look into a whole lot of flea-market finds for a minimum of $$$. Gibby
  5. Dekz


    Oct 26, 2007
    Of course the one I like is the expensive one with S30V and Titanium :(


    But these aren't quite what I'm looking for. Perhaps saying mall ninja was a mistake; more tactical, less mall ninja, and under $50.

    Just for the record, I am in no way a mall-ninja. I have quality folders that I EDC, this knife is purely for screwing around with at home, something I would be embarrassed to actually carry, hence the low budget. :D
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  6. Glock19C_Gunner


    Jan 24, 2009
    Well, the MOD CQD Mark 1 is featured prominently on NCIS, and they make a lower priced one called the CQD Mark 1 Type E......MSRP is $100, but I got mine for $69 shipped priority....brand new.....should arrive tomorrow or the next day.....the best place to get one right now is Ebay, as the knife is selling so well, that all the other places are backordered until mid march......the people I ordered from are a small knife shop in MA, who also sell out of a storefront on Ebay......they had great rep, and have been in business since 2002, so I trust them. The only differences between the MOD CQD Mark 1 and the Type E, are that the handle is made of polymer with stainless steel frame, and the blade is AUS8A.....its made in Taiwan instead of the states, but I've talked to several people with the Mark 1 Type E, and they said fit and finish and lock up are rock solid!

  7. gibbyx


    Jul 24, 2007
    Whooooooooooooooooooooo, right over the head!!!!!!!!!!

    DEKZ, I think the best thing I can tell ya is hit every Gun & Knife show, every gun/knife/outdoors store and every flea market you can. I think you need to handle what you are looking for first before you buy via mail/web order, whatever.

  8. Dekz


    Oct 26, 2007
    I guess the Mantis suggestions was supposed to be facetious. If that knife was $20 instead of $260 I would have said thanks for the suggestion.

    These things are basically non-existent where I live.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  9. knivesandguns


    Mar 6, 2008

    You MUST get yourself the Jim Wagner Reality Based Blade. No blade is more badass than that sucker. Gladius tip with not one but TWO blood grooves man. Chisel grind, and mean sick serrations for ripping the guts out :thumbup:

    If you get the package deal, it comes with BOTH a glass breaker and pen style pocket clip, whether you're out there popping windows, or sneaking into school.

    Semi-wavable... the list goes on, OH! It's tactical black. It's made in Taiwan too--assembled by the finest Taiwanese Ninja's. :D

  10. BoxANT


    Mar 23, 2008
    Mantis Knives all the way baby!

    I mean look at this freakin' blade for under $50!!

    You bust that baby out, and people will *know* you are a badass.
  11. gibbyx


    Jul 24, 2007
    Dekz, long story short - my initial reply was so long it glitched it out.

    Get a Kershaw E.T. Please promise me you will have bandages, band-aids and neosporin on hand as you admire the technical and engineering brilliance and execution. AND - Give me a short list of all the mods you'd like to make of it - I have mine.

    Enjoy that area of beautiful country you're in. I loved passing through.

  12. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Look at the "Smith and Wesson" line of knives put out by Taylor Brands.
  13. CL01


    Apr 19, 2007
    Hmm, probably not as "cool" looking, but fun to play with would be the Kershaw RAM. After all you did say you wanted a ZT Mudd for $50, well the RAM's about the closest thing to that.
  14. gibbyx


    Jul 24, 2007
    Seriously, get an E.T. !!!

    Much bang for the buck. Lot's of learning, understanding and -eventually, prying, modding!!! -OR - Just being happy with the fun yer havin'!

    Do I have to send ya mine Dekz??? Just ask, you got it!

    I don't really want to, but I will. (excuse to buy another)!!!



    ps - When that fun is done - Get a D2 from Lone Wolf/Harsey collaboration.
    Hoss, that's right, Hoss-Power!!! Just like good ol' Carrol Shelby! PLAY with others - Come home to roost!!!

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  15. Dekz


    Oct 26, 2007
    A good suggestion, but i hate all the writing allover the blades.

    I have a RAM and absolutely love it. But I put wood scales on it and it doesn't look very tactical anymore. This is probably the best option though, because it fulfills my purposes for this thread and it's actually a VERY good knife. Maybe I'll wait for Kershaw to come out with the new chinese version and pick up a 2nd one for cheap.

    I've always been interested in the E.T. as I am a huge Kershaw fan (almost exclusively). But I always end up getting something else instead, a free one would be awesome though :thumbup::D
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  16. Squeezymo


    Feb 4, 2008
    Boker Magnum maybe?
  17. babakanoosh45


    Oct 6, 2006
  18. untamed


    Jan 7, 2003
  19. zenheretic


    Oct 29, 2005
    Get yourself a Ka-bar straight edge, and some lube. Then you can lube your knife while you watch your manly movies. Rust prevention is important!
  20. Blindeyes


    Oct 22, 2008
    Just get yourself a crkt. Lots of choices and in the right price zone.

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