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Don't count out the Zt 0630 just yet. If you are looking for an excellently built tough blade with a strong tip and useful blade shape then look no further. This is also the only knife of the group that has the wave feature meaning the knife can double as a self defense option in a pinch if you practice your wave draw.

My second choice would be the Military or the Protech. Honestly Cold Steel's newer stuff has been excellent in fit and finish, just a great product. You couldn't really go wrong woth any option. Just be aware the military is tip down only and has quite a fragile tip.
 

ATJ999

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Protech TR series knives are fantastic. Or a Cru-wear manix2, PM2, mille.
 

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TR4. Millie if it were tapped for tip up carry.

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photoman12001

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ZT 0630
I've been carrying my 0620 constantly lately.
$170 is a lot of eBay Bucks. Did you buy a car (if that even counts toward them)?

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Either the Protech or the Ti Millie.

If the Ti Millie, consider a step up and get the Fluted version. The difference is amazing, on a new level.
I speak from history of making light-weight versions of Ti RIL frame-lock + G10 MIcarta Millies for my daily carry.
A Fluted Ti Milled is weight-wise right in between, and the radiused scales and grip-texture are superlative.
There is actually a fair amount of handle material removed in the profiling & fluting.

The Protech is also very nice, just a significantly different knife in my mind (should get both ;-)

Photo below: On middle knife, I also radiused the spine of the blade (really nice touch on a Millie I think).
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This photo might help to show the radiused scales of the Fluted (in comparison to standard Ti Millie profile):
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photoman12001,

I have loved that picture, especially those blood scales on that 0620.
Has that blade been re-profiled, or is it just the angle/lens of that pic that make it look more elegant (slender)?
 

highestpoint

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ZT 0630 if you don't mind the weight. I personally don't care about weight but I know a lot of people on here have that as a big deciding factor.
 

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Out of all the knives I've sold or traded, I miss this the most and I've had all the ones you mentioned except the pro tech. Not a big auto fan
 

whp

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Already own a g10 military and a recon I

Admire your taste. That s a nice pair.
For something different that s light and strong and slices like a demon, consider the Holdout 2 while you can still get one.
Of the choices listed, hard to beat the Military.
 

marcus52AR

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I've never had any of the three mentioned, but I would go military because it's been calling my name lately.

Very nice militaries Spey, great pictures too. Do the newly released fluted have the CQI?
 

photoman12001

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photoman12001,

I have loved that picture, especially those blood scales on that 0620.
Has that blade been re-profiled, or is it just the angle/lens of that pic that make it look more elegant (slender)?

Thanks. I think it's just the camera angle. I bought it used but I don't think there has been any reprofiling to the blade.
I really like that knife. There are three that I can't seem to put down right now: that ZT 0620, my Grayman Dua, and my plain Sebenza 25. If I'm driving or sitting on the couch those pretty much rotate through my hands for fidgeting.
 
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No love for the Military, personally. I'd go 630, then Golden Eye, personally, out of those.

I'd go Zemerson. I like the wave and ergos. I already have a PM2, but I wouldn't say no to a Millie. Just on my list of priorities, that's how I'd go.
 
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