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Recommendation? Folder with a 4" blade for EDC?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Wasz, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Wasz

    Wasz

    353
    Oct 2, 2002
    Haven't shopped or bought anything in a good while. I'm looking for something with a blade 4 inches or close to it in the $150ish range. What's out there in that category that has a good reputation?
     
  2. bachman44

    bachman44 Gold Member Gold Member

    242
    Jul 30, 2018
    Large category. Do you have a preferred lock type?
     
  3. Bucketz21

    Bucketz21

    82
    Mar 3, 2013
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  4. Work Truck Man

    Work Truck Man

    96
    Nov 26, 2017
    Cold Steel Recon 1
     
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  5. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Spyderco Military ($175).
     
  6. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Hogue EX03 4" , ~160ish. Button Lock with Aluminum Frame.
     
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  7. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    The 03 uses a polymer frame, it's very nice and not plasticky at all, but the 01 has the aluminum or G10 frame.

    Geat suggestion, though. Hogue makes great blades and the button lock is a lot of fun and very easy to use.
     
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  8. Wasz

    Wasz

    353
    Oct 2, 2002
    I generally like axis type or liner locks, but I'm not overly picky.
     
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  9. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    You're right! the whole 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 designation makes it trickier for me than the number salad ZT has even if it shouldn't :mad::D , I am hankering for a Button Lock myself, so I have been looking at them. EX05 either 4" Spearpoint or the Weirdo Wharnie, or a Spartan Blades Pallas. The Hogue Spearpoint looks nice, the Wharnie is more interesting the Pallas seems to be most EDC-able and simple.
     
  10. ipwn3r456

    ipwn3r456

    92
    Sep 2, 2013
    Benchmade 810-1801 Contego Knifeworks exclusive, $170.
     
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  11. bachman44

    bachman44 Gold Member Gold Member

    242
    Jul 30, 2018
    ^^good call
     
  12. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Oh, man, if you're digging the Pallas, I HIGHLY recommend the Freeman 451 BLF. It's one of my favorite folders of all time.
     
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  13. pikemaster11

    pikemaster11

    91
    Dec 1, 2014
    I'll second this, sold my PM2 after getting one
     
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  14. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    The Benchmade 15080-1 Crooked River seems to fit the bill as far as blade length and lock type go. It is slightly over you budget though at 190$ but well worth it if you can afford the extra cash.
     
  15. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    804
    Jul 5, 2018
    Spyderco Military.
     
  16. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    Spyderco Military
     
  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Military
     
  18. Mick_1KRR

    Mick_1KRR

    May 1, 2016
    Military or Recon 1
     
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  19. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Another for the Spyderco Military.

    Jim
     

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