Toughest Folders

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Hard use is more of a gimmick than anything. Unless you are out there doing rescue or military, there is almost no need for one other than to beat on for fun. Any think bladed knife will do. I recommend something cheap.

Beating on thick blade stock tends to get old, and eventually you will probably want to carry something comfortable that cuts well, instead.

That said, the only lock I would even try hard use with is a Cold Steel Triad. Of course, that means your hard use knife has to be a Cold Steel...
 
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Oh yeah, the Opinel 13 is one tough baby. I agree it just might be the toughest for sure one of the toughest, folders.

It's huge. It's not just 3x the length, but 3x everything, the size, the girth, the thickness, the lock size and strength. It's like a baseball bat with a metal bar meticulously embedded into the shaft with pretty dang good precision. It's not just pinged together. It's solid and sharp. And big which translates to power so it's powerful tool. Like a greatsword compared to a rapier.

Yeah, it also won't close on anyone considering its size, the distance and the angle of the cut it takes to go from open to closed. You won't miss it.

It indeed is as spectacular as it looks. I'm glad I got one. It is an awesome knife to own.
 
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Fun is fun.
That's a good enough reason for me. :thumbsup:
I have worn the paint off many a 1/4 cinder block slayer. Still do sometimes. Just wanted to point out that despite marketing or impressions, your knive won't break even if it isn't built like a tank.
 

whp

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Oh yeah, the Opinel 13 is one tough baby. I agree it just might be the toughest for sure one of the toughest, folders.

It's huge. It's not just 3x the length, but 3x everything, the size, the girth, the thickness, the lock size and strength. It's like a baseball bat with a metal bar meticulously embedded into the shaft with pretty dang good precision. It's not just pinged together. It's solid and sharp. And big which translates to power so it's powerful tool. Like a greatsword compared to a rapier.

Yeah, it also won't close on anyone considering its size, the distance and the angle of the cut it takes to go from open to closed. You won't miss it.

It indeed is as spectacular as it looks. I'm glad I got one. It is an awesome knife to own.
Some pictures next to things so we can see the size.
 

Neko2

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Some pictures next to things so we can see the size.
Check out the video in my earlier post. Not only is it fun to watch but it gives you all the reference you need for size.
 
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Benchmade Anthem->

Handle: integral titanium, one single chunk of titanium.

Blade: CPM-20CV, similar to M390 a very strong steel

Lock: Axis, one of the stronger locks along with bolt action and tri-ad

You would have to do something incredibly stupid to break it.

Or you could go get a fixed blade for much cheaper.
 

extrastout

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Ontario Rat 1.... Cheap, tough, replaceable. A no regret beater that you end up respecting after trashing it overtime. Then you take care of it and appreciate this blade.....because it earned the respect
 

Brian77

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Ontario Rat 1.... Cheap, tough, replaceable. A no regret beater that you end up respecting after trashing it overtime. Then you take care of it and appreciate this blade.....because it earned the respect
I agree
 
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SR1 is tough, but heavy. I bought it to check out and don t even know if I'll keep it . It's just too heavy and overbuilt to be carried, over a fixed blade.

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I really love my Cold Steel SR1. I don't find it too heavy. It's a great, solid knife. If I lost it i'd buy another.
 
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highestpoint

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I bent the liners on a Contego because I forgot to disengage the lock. Not the most comfy in hand either. There is plenty out there that'll get the job done but something cheap and easily replaceable like a Cold Steel would be my go to
 
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