Four (4) Inch Folding Blade Knives

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Oct 16, 1999
Hello group, I have a very controversial question for you, I shall attempt to word it as politically correct as possible.

I am a Newbie and wish to purchase a Utility blade type that is approx. four (4)inches long and a folding lock blade knife. What do you consider to be the select few highest performers on the market. For example Chris Reeves, EDI, Cold Steel etc... you get the idea.

Thank you in advance for your response,



For a utility locking folder, I would highly recommend the Sebenza. It has, IMHO, the best locking mechanism in the market. A fixed blade knife would be the next level, I would think. The BG42 blade holds an edge very well. Try to handle the folders you are considering for purchase.
Hello, I recently bought a Gerber Covert. It is very well made and not too expensive (about $90 by the time it was shipped). The doen side could be tat it looks like a fighting knife. This might bother you. If you can find one a Benchmade 975 is great, but it has been discontinued so you will need to lok hard for one.It could be the best 4 inch knife I've ever used. Ot will cost you about $130 to $90 depending where yu shop. Benchmade also makes a lot of other knives that fit you criteria. Check them out, they are very nice. Cold Steel knives are a little hard to sharpen, but not too badly made. They aslo make some LARGE folders that no other manufacturer will make.


I have several CS Voyagers, and believe, for the money, they are a real bargain. Sure there are better knives out there, but for $30, I think they are the best. I carry a 4" Voyager every day, it's 5" OAL closed. I carry it in dress pants all the time. The 3" blade mode M, is under 4" closed. I prefer the clip blades.
One good thing, the lock is very strong! The knives are light and thin.
xxx - forgive me foe saying so - but do some homework.

people on this forun can answer qustions like these for days - but it looks like you haven't done any reading before posting your quesion.

I would think you need to narrow your question - limit the price or you'll get 450 sebenza's compared to 30 $ cold steels and 45$ spyderco's.

read sonme stuff off the net, read a few strings in the past and then you will know alot better what you want and need for your specific needs.

my 2 cents - get a spyderco endura and go playing with it. soon you will be hooked on knives...

forgive me if I sound too harsh
It would be hard to beat the Benchmade Axis 710. The Axis lock sets this one apart. Great knife and an excellent value at $100 on the net.

Roger Blake
It's been three months since this original topic was posted. I wonder if xxxx got the knife he/she was looking for? Three months would be a long time to go with no knife. Maybe xxxx could post what he/she picked up!

Oops, you're right. I guess he got his knife, but didn't become a BFC addict like the rest of us

I might be wrong, but THIS XXXX sounds like the same xxxx that trolled his/her way across rec.knives for a while, back aways.

Have a look at the profile. Tells you nothing other than the bloke/blokette is a TROLL.
Don't want to seem a troll? Well, make up an identity that WORKS.
Maybe we should have degrees of membership.........Nah...wouldn't work


I don't want to be right all the time......I just want US to be right more often.
Yep Brian
Same guy.
him: "What the best knife?"

reply: there's no such thing. more info is needed.

him: Hey there's no need for the "attitide"

and it went on.........
Hmm... I love these "mystery" threads. It's interesting that xxxx's message was posted in November of '98, yet xxxx did not register as a member until October of '99, almost a full year later. Huh?

Edit P.S.- I did some searching and xxxx has a bizarre posting history. He posted almost exclusively in November of '98 and October and November of '99!
Here are some more examples of his trolling and

[This message has been edited by cerulean (edited 02-15-2000).]
Well this is going nowhere and I feel it is a weeeeeee bit old to rehash.

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Mike Turber
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