What knife represents each company/brand the best?

Joined
Sep 9, 2010
Messages
3,598
So here is my question. If you could only pick one knife from each major company/brand to best represent the company, which knife would it be? Things I would consider would be be: quality of construction, fit/finish, design, will it actually be used, consumer appeal/desire. I know this is tough, but what fun are easy questions.:) Feel free to include other companies that aren't listed.

Company/Brand
Kershaw
Zero Tolerance
Benchmade
Spyderco
Emerson
Strider
SOG
CRKT
Buck
Gerber
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2006
Messages
3,807
Buck 110
Spyderco delica
Benchmade 710
Busse battlemistess
Esee izula or rc 4
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2009
Messages
727
Benchmade - the ares
Spyderco - the Military
Buck - too many to name, but a 110...
Kershaw - Leek
 

ibute21

Gold Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2010
Messages
1,370
Kershaw - Leek

Zero Tolerance - 030X

Benchmade - 55X, 42

Spyderco - Military

Emerson - Commander

Strider - SNG

SOG - I don't know, Flash?

CRKT - M16

Buck - 110

Gerber - Gator
 

Sep

Joined
Mar 14, 2009
Messages
1,679
I'm mostly interested in folders, so here they are.
Spyderco: Endura
Benchmade: 710 McHenry Williams
Kershaw: Shallot
Buck: Vantage Pro
Emerson: CQC7
SOG: Flash II
Strider: SNG
CRKT: M16
Gerber: Gator
Zero Tolerance: 0300
 
Joined
Nov 17, 2008
Messages
3,654
Company/Brand
Kershaw - Blur or Leek
Zero Tolerance - 030X
Benchmade - Griptillian
Spyderco - Endura/Delica
Emerson - A100
Strider - SNG
SOG - Original Bowie
CRKT - M16 series
Buck - 110 folder
Gerber - Mk. II
 

Josh K

Pirate
Joined
Sep 29, 2008
Messages
10,388
So here is my question. If you could only pick one knife from each major company/brand to best represent the company, which knife would it be? Things I would consider would be be: quality of construction, fit/finish, design, will it actually be used, consumer appeal/desire. I know this is tough, but what fun are easy questions.:) Feel free to include other companies that aren't listed.

Company/Brand
Kershaw
Zero Tolerance
Benchmade
Spyderco
Emerson
Strider
SOG
CRKT
Buck
Gerber

Kershaw: JYD / Leek
Zero Tolerance: 300
Benchmade: Grip
Spyderco: Military
Emerson: CQC-7
Strider: SMF
SOG: ??
CRKT: M16?
Buck: 110
Gerber: ??

Not too sure about my pick for Kershaw, I don't know what the most popular models are but those two knives are the first I think of when mentioned.
 

DD1

Joined
Feb 29, 2008
Messages
1,525
Kershaw OD-1 Cyclone Scalion
Zero Tolerance 0301
Benchmade Griptilian and Rukus
Spyderco Paramilitary
Emerson CQC-7
Strider SNG
SOG Trident and Seal Pup
CRKT M Series
Buck 110
Gerber AF Combat Folder
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2009
Messages
2,200
Benchmade: 710
Spyderco: Military
Emerson: Commander
ZT: 30X
Strider: SNG
Buck:110
Gerber: Gator
Kershaw: Junk Yard Dog
CRKT: M-16
 
Joined
Nov 26, 2006
Messages
2,642
Company/Brand

Kershaw-Blur
Zero Tolerance-300 Series (although I think the Hinderer collabo will redefine ZT)
Benchmade-710
Spyderco-Endura
Emerson-CQC-7
Strider-Nothing pops out, they all look the same to me. Like the AR's though...
SOG-Seal
CRKT-M16 series
Buck-110 or 112
Gerber-Nothin'
Cold Steel-Recon Tanto (everyone wanted one in the 80's)
Chris Reeves-Sebenza
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2010
Messages
3,702
Gerber: Mk II
Buck: 110
I'll add a new one since I'm apparently a Becker freak...
Becker: BK-9 (though I love the BK-2)
 
Joined
Aug 15, 2006
Messages
1,016
Kershaw Volt
Zero Tolerance 0200
Benchmade 940 Osborne
Spyderco Military
CRKT S-2 (medium)
Gerber Mark I
Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Flipper


So here is my question. If you could only pick one knife from each major company/brand to best represent the company, which knife would it be? Things I would consider would be be: quality of construction, fit/finish, design, will it actually be used, consumer appeal/desire. I know this is tough, but what fun are easy questions.:) Feel free to include other companies that aren't listed.

Company/Brand
Kershaw
Zero Tolerance
Benchmade
Spyderco
Emerson
Strider
SOG
CRKT
Buck
Gerber
 
Joined
Jul 23, 2010
Messages
388
So here is my question. If you could only pick one knife from each major company/brand to best represent the company, which knife would it be? Things I would consider would be be: quality of construction, fit/finish, design, will it actually be used, consumer appeal/desire. I know this is tough, but what fun are easy questions.:) Feel free to include other companies that aren't listed.

Company/Brand
Kershaw
Zero Tolerance
Benchmade
Spyderco
Emerson
Strider
SOG
CRKT
Buck
Gerber

Kershaw-leek
Zt-0550
Benchmade-8600bedlam
Spyderco-sage 2
Emerson-rodehouse
strider-pt
Sog-Trident
Crkt-m16
Buck-buck/Mayo tnt
Gerber-mk-1
Chris reeve-umnumzaan
 
Top