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Favorite Brand?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Nephron44, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. hossgray23

    hossgray23

    22
    Feb 2, 2016
    Benchmade... All day, every day. Not just because I love their knives, and extremely versatile selection, but, their customer-service is incredible. Also, I've beat my AFO 2 to death and (aside from broken pocket clips) have had no problems. I've been drooling over the bushcrafter for a while now, but still haven't pulled the trigger.
     
  2. ryanh121

    ryanh121

    264
    Nov 3, 2009
    Spyderco by a mile.
     
  3. onojoe

    onojoe Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    I keep going back to benchmade. Spyderco a close second, but the spydie hole on a lot of blades make them too wide in the pocket
     
  4. Sigsog226

    Sigsog226 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2013
    spyderco is still my all round favorite, pm2 being my favorite folder. Zt would be a close second with the zt0452cf
     
  5. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Spyderco is my favorite but not in love with there newer models .
     
  6. JDX

    JDX

    916
    Mar 2, 2014
    Spyderco with zero tolerance being a close second
     
  7. Dean Crail

    Dean Crail

    321
    Nov 25, 2013
    Microtech for me, they make everything from super lightweight OTF's for carry to big ass fixed bladed like the Interceptor.
     
  8. Etna

    Etna

    443
    Jun 17, 2015
    Sanrenmu, Schrade and S&W are all tied for first place.
     
  9. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    739
    Oct 25, 2009
    Victorinox. Hands down.
     
  10. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    777
    Oct 26, 2012
    Zero Tolerance followed closely by Kershaw.
     
  11. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta

    Feb 16, 2012
    I like my Benchmade knives but I would choose Spyderco.
     
  12. marsturm

    marsturm Gold Member Gold Member

    267
    Mar 25, 2008
    I always have a Leatherman Wave in a belt pouch. If I could have that plus a knife, it would be my Smith & Sons Mudbug(made by GEC). If just one knife and no multi-tool, I'd select my SAK one-handed Trekker with non-serrated blade.
     
  13. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Fixed blade - Big Chris
    Folder - Sebenza 25
    Why, they work for me
     
  14. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    KAI.

    That means Kershaw, Zero Tolerance and Shun.

    Thanks and good night.

    best

    mqqn
     
  15. sph801

    sph801

    152
    Jul 8, 2016
    This is a tough one. There's so many great knives out there but for me it would be tough to decide between William Henry, Chris Reeves, Benchmade or Al Mar. Not a huge fan of Spyderco's designs especially their all plastic handle knives.


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  16. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    SAK,CASE, USA Old Timer, CRTK BUCK Coast.
     
  17. dw32005

    dw32005

    39
    May 4, 2016
    Would have to go BM too. Love the axis lock and the choices available, have never tried their fixed blade offerings though.
     
  18. SV-97

    SV-97

    634
    Aug 18, 2016
    Just for Fun, carry and light duty stuff: Spyderco, without a doubt but for pure heavy duty users I'd have to go FKMD since I don't like spydercos fixed blades and FKMDs Scream quality. There's also Böker and DPx floating around somewhere in this lineup
    Favorite knife is hard to pinpoint; lets say PITS, Southard, FKMD FX-121 or Urban Lightweight

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  19. 416isToronto

    416isToronto Gold Member Gold Member

    606
    Mar 4, 2013
    CRK...

    Their product line covers most knife requirements...now if the Impofu would have been regular production, the large fixed blade would be covered too...

    Great customer service...although my experience it limited to calling in with a few questions...
     
  20. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jul 29, 2016
    I like nice things! Nice guitars, nice amps, nice cameras, nice lenses, nice bows, nice arrows, nice guns, nice everything. When the knife bug bit me, I devised a strategy...buy several (4 or more) of multiple brands to see which features I liked or didn't like. Those brands were Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, CRKT and Zero Tolerance. My basic theory was I could sell those I didn't care that much for. I found knives from all of these to be much better than I expected and very useful. My favorites are flippers that are light.. I like them better than I would have thought. Not every one of them but most. Then I decided on a size...actually two sizes...one for the front pocket and one for the back. I carried each of them for a while and came to the conclusion that the front pocket knife...cutting boxes, opening mail and packages came down to "who cares"... if it works, it is fine. For looks a small CRK Sebenza will probably some day be bought. It is quadruple overkill but I can afford it. A really fancy one would be nice. If I sell all my smaller folders, I can buy two or three from the sale proceeds. If CRK made a small flipper, I would be in heaven for at least 15 minutes. The back pocket knife I like the best is a flipper, light, not too wide. and one that doesn't feel like I'm sitting on an anvil. To date the ZT 0452CF anodized blue is the reigning king. The medium sized folders are fine (for other people) and carried as a front pocket knife is overkill but works. Back in the day when I was SCUBA diving, skydiving, piloting multi-engine aircraft and hunting/butchering hogs and deer, my answers would be different. My final answer is: Zero Tolerance but is always subject to change...please consult with my ex-wives for further details.
     

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