looking for a new edc

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"first thread" ok im looking for a new edc.
blade length/ 3-4 inches
steel/ d2,cpm154,sv30,vg10
lock/axis,liner,frame,lockback
not really looking for serations.

Here's whats is in my edc rotation now.
delica(with my own "wave feature")
emerson CQC-7BW
sog twitch ll

Here's what im looking at
benchmade mini ruckus
bradley alias 1
spyderco para military
zero tolerance 200
strider pt

my price range 0-$350
this knife will be used mostly for opening packages,cutting cardboard,paper,nylon rope,plastic..etc

any sugestions on any of these knives,or others would be great!
thanks:)
 
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Why not just get a Spyderco Native? It sounds just like what you're looking for. If you're looking for something with a little more snaz, I'd go with the Mini-Ruckus or the Para-Military. I'm not a huge fan of the latter, but it is a good knife.

The thing that is so great about the Native is that it just fits the hand so well, is easy to open and puts the butt right in the palm.


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thanks for your input, but the fact that the native does not have screw together construction raises some concerns for me.Im leaning towards the rukus or another bm.:)
 
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I'm gonna give the obvious, "Check out them 'Griptilians'..." I have a Mini-Grip fom Cabela's in d2 and it is a great user. Only $70 too.
 
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Put me down for the Cabela and Ritter grips, they're awesome :) albeit not too flashy hehe.

Of course i hear those Para-Mil are really good a well ;)
 
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Here's what im looking at
benchmade mini ruckus
bradley alias 1
spyderco para military
zero tolerance 200
strider pt

Of these choices I would go with the Paramilitary. Nice size/shape to the handle. Good blade shape. Great heat treat on the S30V. Solid compression lock. Easy to breakdown for cleaning. All of these features make a great EDC IMHO.

The Mini Ruckus is a good knife as well but for me was a bit on the heavy side for EDC and the clip was not my favorite as it seemed a bit flimsy.

I don't think any of your choices would be a bad way to go though. Do take a look at the griptillian line as some of the above poster suggested. With a $350 budget maybe get a Para, a Grip, and a ZT 0200. Which ever one fits you the best the other two you should have no trouble selling on here for very close to what you paid for them.
 
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Paramilitary best choice IMO of those listed, though the tip is more delicate than the ZT or Emerson series. I'm also a big fan of the Fallkniven U2, though I don't know how well it would handle any rough cutting. How about a Boker CLB Rescom for your boxcutting needs, and a Paramilitary for the rest? Also, get a deep-carry clip from STR (see sub-forum: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=810) or a wire clip from Tricod: http://southardknives.blogspot.com/
I think for your needs, probably 350 dollars is a bit much (unless you just enjoy a really nice knife).
 
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Check out the griptillians. I usually carry my mini grip in 154cm, it takes a great edge and you don't even feel it in your pocket. Although you can't go wrong with a ZT and the mini ruckus is a good knife too.
 
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S90V millie, Para, all good choices. If auto I would suggest:

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ZT 0610. Great ergonomics, solid lockup.
 
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Benchmade Dejavoo. Really awesome knife. i love mine. I may pick up a Benchmade 610 soon just for fun
 

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With the budget limit you have set and the knives that are currently in your rotation, maybe you'd enjoy getting something on the other end of the prod spectrum. You already have a PT listed as one choice. If you can find one, it would be a good example of higher end production/handfitted work. A small or large Sebenza would be another possibility from the high end production/handfitted category.

Either knife will do what you've said you want to do. The PT is going to have a shorter cutting edge than the small Sebbie, but that doesn't seem to affect it's cutting ability according to the people that use PTs.

A good representative of the Spyderco line in a bit smaller knife than the Para would be either a ZDP189 Caly 3 or the Sage in S30V. The Sage is a bit bigger than the Caly 3, but the Caly 3 would give you a chance to try out ZDP189 steel.
 
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id say with the 350 budget, go get a sebenza. its a knife that wont fail you, built like a tank, built in the U.S.A., and keeps its value so if you dont like it you can sell it fight off ehre on the forums. or if you want more than one knife, get the alias 1 (i have one and love it) and the griptilian(i also have it and love it). just my .02
 
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If you have looked at them take a look at the Blade-Tech line. It is a great bunch of knives. The RIJBAK is imo one of the best production knives out at the moment. The Pro Hunter is really a great EDC knife I have carried it quite a bit and the blade shape is perfect for most daily chores. Also you could look further into the Emerson line they are all good knives.
 
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