Help me choose a knife!

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I think im going to get a new folder. I was looking at Benchmade, but I can't decide which one. It will need to be your all purpose knife with around a 4 inch blade. I will use it for camping/backpacking,fishing, and probobly carry it every day for protection ect... All in all I am looking for a tough, quality, sharp knife.Any suggestions? Thanks alot
 
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If you go Benchmade, check out the Pinnacle. It's a good all around knife with a tough lock. If you want to go quality, go Microtech! Check out the SOCOM Elite or even the L.C.C., although the blade is a bit under 4 inches. There are alot of good folders in the 4 inch range. If you want an inexpensive knife, check out the CRKT Crawford/Kasper or a Cold Steel Voyager if you're into lockbacks.

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You didn't mention price range, so check out the ones el cid mentioned and don't forget to take a look at,
Benchmade AFCK (My personal favorite Benchmade)

Emerson Commander (WITH wave!)

CRKT M-16 series

Spyderco Police or Military are good picks too.

You should find something in there to fit your tastes and budget.

BTW, welcome to the forums!

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Good choice on the benchmade. Definitely a company that stands behind their product. My personal favorite is my daily carry...a 910SBT Stryker. Lightening fast open...and smoooooooth too!
 
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1. Large plain Sebenza
2. BM 710 Axis in M2 steel
3. Spyderco Military in CPM 440V
4. BM 750 Piniccle

GREAT knives all.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Metalica:
It will need to be your all purpose knife with around a 4 inch blade. I will use it for camping/backpacking,fishing, and probobly carry it every day for protection ect... All in all I am looking for a tough, quality, sharp knife.Any suggestions? Thanks alot</font>

Sounds like the Spyderco Wegner to me.



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Assuming you want to stick with Benchmade (a fine choice):

For general carry, which is 99.9% boxes/string/tape/bags/stuff in backyard/fingernails, and 0.1% defense purposes (God forbid):

1. 710 Axis, ATS-34
2. 800 AFCK, ATS-34
3. Pinnacle (forgot number).

Serrations are good if you don't know how to sharpen a knife yet. Just like a serrated kitchen knife that is actually pretty dull, they continue to rip/cut when dull. Serrations are good for ripping cuts into fibrous materials, like tough vines/branches.

I've found that as I got to be good and quick at resharpening, and as I got waaay too many folders (which means I always have a very sharp one to carry), my desire for serrations dropped precipitously.

M2 probably outperforms ATS-34 in edge holding and in toughness by a bit. Benchmade only sells it with Black T Coating I believe, because it's a carbon steel and will rust if not cared for reasonably.

Other vendors:
1. Reeve Sebenza if you have the money.
2. Spyderco Starmate 440V
2b. Spyderco Wegner


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