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Looking for the "Busses" among folders!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by xamoel, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. xamoel

    xamoel

    70
    Jun 9, 2010
    Hi everybody!
    As you might have guessed, I'm looking to expand my collection with a folder (my first "real" folder).
    Problem is, I don't know much about folders, that why I need your help!
    Now what I want is a very tough folder, that can withstand most abuse with ease, that's why I'm looking for the "Busses" among folders.
    From what I've read so far in this forum Zero Tolerance comes pretty close to the toughness I want?
    Any objections/thoughts on that?

    Some things the folder should feature:
    -Blade at least 3"
    -Preferably all black (that's my only real struggle with the zt560)
    -Solid locking mechanism, obviously
    -some higher end steel (doesn't have to be INFI ;) )
    -under 400$ would be greatly appreciated

    So can you guys help me out here a little?
    Thank you!
     
  2. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    PVD SnG if you want Black. SnG since you'll always be wondering anyway!
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  3. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    Wow! I had no idea my slipjoints were not real! :D

    Get a ZT. People love 'em. :thumbup:
     
  4. xamoel

    xamoel

    70
    Jun 9, 2010
    Real folder because I don't count my SAK, or would you consider them folders too?
     
  5. IMightBeWrong

    IMightBeWrong

    474
    Feb 17, 2011
    I concur with the SNG, or perhaps an SMF if you want something beefier.
     
  6. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    I consider my SAKs as both real and folders. :thumbup::)
     
  7. Thrustus

    Thrustus

    389
    Jun 16, 2010
    Crusader Forge, Cold Steel Espada Lge, Extreme Ratio RAO.
     
  8. xamoel

    xamoel

    70
    Jun 9, 2010
    Well those last three are kind of too ...extreme.... for me.
    While a strider would be nice, they are just a tad over what I'm willing to shell out.... Gotta save for a CGFBM!
     
  9. VolundoftheForge

    VolundoftheForge

    Jan 3, 2012
    I'm sure you could wait for one to come up on sale, they come up every day, in fact I believe I saw one the other day well under your limit. :)
     
  10. xamoel

    xamoel

    70
    Jun 9, 2010
    Here on the market section of the forum?
    Or any other location you can point me to?
     
  11. Bear Claw Chris Lappe

    Bear Claw Chris Lappe Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Ones I have.

    Buck/Tops CSAR-T
    5.11 First Responder
    Benchmade Adamas
     
  12. VolundoftheForge

    VolundoftheForge

    Jan 3, 2012
    Yep, you can find them nearly every day of the week, and in any configuration.
     
  13. atony

    atony

    Dec 30, 2008
    Like other have said.......SNG!
     
  14. knife2Agunfight

    knife2Agunfight

    Jan 11, 2012
    Benchmade Adamas
     
  15. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    It's SnG. Get one.
     
  16. Icancutstuff

    Icancutstuff

    134
    Sep 3, 2011
    That is what I came to say.
     
  17. Straygator

    Straygator Gold Member Gold Member

    134
    Feb 7, 2008
    Emerson CQC-8
     
  18. OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    May 23, 2004
    Could always get some coating goodies from Brownell's and a Spyderco Tuff...
     
  19. xamoel

    xamoel

    70
    Jun 9, 2010
    What do you guys think about the VECP? Price looks just about right, but I haven't read much about this knifemaker?
     
  20. glockboy

    glockboy

    303
    Oct 14, 2003
    How about ZT 0550 New Style with Black blade.

     

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