Searching for my perfect EDC: help

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I am having a hard time finding a pocket knife with all of the following attributes:
  1. Blade length 3" or less
  2. Combo edge blade with at least 50% plain
  3. Pocket clip that is deep carry with tip up and is black
  4. Prefer deep finger choil(s)
  5. handle length at least 4" long
  6. Handle material mostly smooth (maybe G10, CF or micarta)
  7. Blade lock that is not liner lock and can be operated w/ one hand

If the Spyderco Caly3 came with a combo blade or the Spyderco Para Military was available with combo blade and tip up carry then either of these two knives would be almost perfect.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Maybe I'm being too picky but man there are allot of knives being created and I can't find one that matches all of my desires.
 
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maybe not such a smooth handle, but a combo edge mini griptillian might do the trick.
 
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mini-rukus is your best bet. it's part of my EDC rotation, and never fails...the S30V holds a good edge and the axis-lock function is smooth and reliable.
 

THG

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Sounds like you described the Delica (combo edge), except that it has no real choil. And you'd have to choose between the G10 grip + silver clip vs the scaly FRN (which I actually prefer) + black clip.

Next closest thing it sounded like you were describing was the Mini Griptilian.
 

nathan310

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I was thinking Delica too.

Thw g10 delica is a personal favorite.

Very tight lockup,the ffg blade is a ferocious cutter, great steel, g10 handle, under 3" and a design that's easy to take apart and clean.

If you have more to spend go small sebenza...

They have a serrated one.
 
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G-10 Byrd Meadowlark with combo edge

blade length 3 "
handle length 3 15/16"

has everything you requested except deep pocket carry
 
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What about this Boker Hyper Black:
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Blade length 2"3/4

Arno
 
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I bet you could get a choil ground into the Delica. There seems to be enough space for that and I already put my index finger between the guard and kick. A modder like STR should have no problem doing that. If you wanted to get real fancy you could get an FFG Delica to get the G10 handle and swap the blade with a CE FRN Delica while you're at it.

Either that, or you could learn to hate combo-edge like many of us have.
 

kicwk

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Benchmade HK 1410
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Handle: G10 Overall Length: 6.8" Click Here for Detailed
Liners: Stainless Blade Length: 2.95" Warranty Information.
Blade: 154CM Handle Length: 3.85"
Blade Finish: Black Lock Type: Axis
Blade Style: Drop Point Opener Type: Thumbstud
Edge Style: Combo Weight: 3.08oz.
Carry Type: Pocket Clip
 

kda89508

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If you like the Paramillie then get one and send it to STR and I think he can change it to tip up carry. He is VERY fair with his prices! GOOD LUCK! Kevin :thumbup:
 
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Thanks for everyone's input!

I hadn't considered the Byrd line of knives. The meadowlark looks like it should be a good style. How's the quality of the Byrd line?

I had considered the Mini Griptillian. I have heard a lot of good review about it as well. Is this a thick handled knife with such a rounded grip?

The Delica model looks nice, especially with the G-10 handle.

I hadn't considered the Boker Trance or Hyper before. I'll look into them.

The Emerson CQC14 looks promising. However, it doesn't have a clip that carries low enough for my taste.

Does someone know if a custom or modified clip can be purchased for this knife or even the Spyderco Para Mil? If so where? I guess a couple folks did mention STR. Does he have a website or how do I inquire?

I'm new to this forum and am unfamiliar with its use. I joined some time ago and never spent much time on it and am back again after my interest in knives is back again (much to my wife's dismay as I've spent many hours searching the Internet at all of the models available).

Once again, thanks for everyone's advice!
 
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Does the leek model's frame lock work well?

Has anyone looked at the Ken Onion Splinter and if so what do you think?
 
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