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Recommendation? Which One Of My EDC Knives Is Your Favorite?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Eric556, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    From your list. Not a fan of BM and not a fan of wood on knives. Spyderco a close second.
    Never owned a CR knife however, I hear they are awesome :thumbsup:
  2. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    if ya had a full sized sebenza, I'd pick that one. dont care for the smaller ones size.

    dont care much for the rest. nothing wrong with them. good quality knives, just not any of my favorites.
  3. cistercian


    Apr 22, 2015
    The best knife is the Sebenza. I do not own one nor do I plan on getting one...
    I do not like the opening on them and I think they look vanilla.

    But there is absolutely no question it is the best built and will last forever.
    S35VN is excellent too...blade shape while boring performs well.


    I like my M390 Para 2 much better as well as my ZT 0450 and 0450CF
    and Lil Native for EDC. ZT 0452CF or para 2 for weekend carry so you can
    see my bias and preference.
    The Sebenza remains the nicest folder I have ever handled I did not like!

    There is no accounting for taste!
  4. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Another vote for BM 940-1, assuming all five knives are issue-free. If I can only own one knife, ZT would be on the bottom of my list as (almost) all their knives are bricks, not good slicers at all. The small sebenza and PM3 are too short.
    GB940Rookie likes this.
  5. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Spyderco. I've carried and used Hinderer, CR Sebenza and others. I like the ergos and opening hole, and blade grind.... on the Spyderco.
  6. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    For EDC, especially my everyday office EDC the Bugout would be my go to. I love mine, although the Para 3 LW is giving it a run for its money.
    Lapedog likes this.
  7. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    I’m in with another vote for the Sebenza, although I’d prefer the large one over the small size.
  8. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Chris Reeve Sebenza Small w/ Macassar Ebony Wood Inlay

    Is it a lefty? Sorry, didn't look at pics.
  9. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Sebenza for me.
  10. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Why does it matter which one WE think is best? And best for what? Which one do you like?

    Have you actually used any of them? They all look very pristine.
    AntDog and marcinek like this.
  11. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Looking at it backwards, the one I like the least is the ZT 566. I don t like flipper only knives and I don t like assisted openers. For me the two combined is not worth de assisting.
  12. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Out of these CRK small Sebie is the best :thumbsup:
  13. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    Being addicted to flipper tabs, I have to choose your ZT. I prefer my flipper knives without thumb studs but you don't have the option. Maybe you should buy a sixth EDC knife? :p
  14. atdegs

    atdegs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 17, 2019
    Like others have said, the best one for you is a very personal decision, but for me it'd be the CRK all day. Nice collection btw.
  15. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Sebenza by a large margin.

    I'd power rank your knives as follows:
    Tied for 4th:
    BM 940
    BM Bugout
    ZT 0566
    Para 3

    The Para 3 Lightweight is a great knife, it fixes the things that were so wrong with the Para 3, but the base Para 3 is horrible with clip position and lanyard hole.
  16. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    I couldn't have said it better.
    And didn't.
    But I tried.
  17. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I think OP has exited stage left
    marcinek likes this.
  18. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Personally, if I could only have one modern folder, it wouldn't be any of those 5. Here's why:
    Benchmade 940-1 Carbon Fiber - I'm not a fan of the 940. S90V and CF, they're okay; but I'm not crazy for either.
    Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1 - the Bugout doesn't appeal to me.
    Zero Tolerance ZT0566 CF - nope, no interest. I'd rather have a 550 (and I do)
    Spyderco Para 3 Blurple - smaller than I like, I have to stop and think about the compression lock, and 110v doesn't do it for me. (If you'd said cruwear, 52100, or uncoated M4, I would have taken the Para3)
    Chris Reeve Sebenza Small w/ Macassar Ebony Wood Inlay - the small sebenza is okay (better than the large, surprisingly); but I have a WC small insingo, and wouldn't trade for drop point Mac Ebony.
  19. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Probably doesn’t even remember posting.
  20. Eric556

    Eric556 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2019
    Thanks for all your replies, I was really interested to see some opinions on my EDC collection. And yes all these knives look pristine because I barely purchased all of these within the past 2 or 3 months. I like to frequently get new knives and sell the old ones so that I'm able to try everything out.

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