Recommendation? New Member, "EDC" recommendation

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by at5760, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Oatmeal Pecan is better than Chocolate-chip. Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Just to make sure we're on the same page, can you post a photo of this knife of yours? The Delica has not a bolster or a frame lock.
  2. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    Bollocks. I forgot about the Spider Monkey. Compared to the others, this might be the best suggestion, so far.
  3. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Oatmeal Pecan is better than Chocolate-chip. Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I'd probably go for a Ti scaled Benchmade Bugout based on what you've stated so far. Nice, classy, understated knife that carries easy.

  4. MeritedEdge


    Jan 3, 2018
    Perhaps take a look at the Doug Ritter RSK. Great knife made with premium materials and will only set you back about $160.
  5. at5760


    Sep 20, 2019
    You all aren’t kidding when you said there are a lot of options out there!!

    I’m not that well versed in the specific terminology, so apologies if my posts on my current knife were confusing. My Spydeco is a back lock, not a frame lock. As far as a bolster, I’m not sure what other term you use when the edge is not fully ground at the heel (plunge line?). Whatever the proper term is, I’d prefer not to have it.
  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    That unsharpened portion of the blade is the ricasso or heel, depending on the style. As was mentioned before, a small sharpening choil (see the knife in post 23) will eliminate the problem.
    A bolster, when there, is on the handle
    ie, the silver colored part on the black handle above
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  7. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    I agree with others that a fixed blade would be better for some of your outside chores. Honestly, I'd take your "under $250" budget and split it into two knives. With a budget of around $100 for each, you can get yourself a very nice EDC folder and a good fixed blade for outdoors.

    Even dropping down to around a hundred for each, you'll still have a ton of choices. I'd recommend checking out a retail site with advanced search functions like Blade HQ. (If you do cost X to Y at Blade HQ, you can manually change the range numbers in the address line of your browser.) Dedicate some time to window shopping. If you see something you like, feel free to ask here or search the knife reviews on YouTube. If nothing else, it will help you narrow down the choices.
  8. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Oatmeal Pecan is better than Chocolate-chip. Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Whenever you receive your new knife feel free to send that old Spyderco to me for sharpening. I can add a choil too if you'd like.
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  9. timbo813


    Jun 24, 2014
    You have tons of good options with your budget. Make sure you include money for sharpening supplies.

    A Spyderco sharpmaker and a $150 knife would be great.
  10. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    FWIW, (I didn't think they used aus-6) - but it seems they did back in 'gen2' days 1996+

    my delica is about the same age as yours, and it is definitely vg10, which is great
    (maybe yours is older than 15? : )
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  11. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Southern Grind Spider Monkey is a solid performer, a great carry and a pleasure to own. Get one at USA Made Blade, and you can grab one with some really cool anodized liners in various colors.

    The Benchmade Bugout occupies my pocket nowadays. If I were to get a different one, I'd get the one over at BladeHQ with the Flytanium carbon fiber or titanium scales.

    If you want a smaller piece, then the Spyderco Baby Jess Horn sprint run hits way above its weight class, is easy to sharpen with Spyderco's VG-10, and makes the coolest money clip I ever used.

    You've got a lot to choose from in your price range, so you should do just fine.

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