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    Help picking a knife

    Hey everybody. I'm looking to get a new knife. It has to be 3 inches or less, per state law. What knifes do you carry? I'd prefer a spring assisted knife, but I don't have my heart set on it.

    Edit: Automatic knives are also illegial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean3017 View Post
    Hey everybody. I'm looking to get a new knife. It has to be 3 inches or less, per state law. What knifes do you carry? I'd prefer a spring assisted knife, but I don't have my heart set on it.
    This would be like someone telling you which shoes to buy, when you should be the one trying them on to see what works best. Buying knives/guns isn't a whole lot different. Knives are a personal item; it's hard to buy one for someone else, not knowing exactly what they like.

    I suggest you go somewhere that sells quality knives and handle a few of them and see what you like. My favorite knives have been from Spyderco and Benchmade, but have had good success with the Kershaw assisted opening knives.

    Seriously though, go check them out in person and see what you like.

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    Three inches or less...

    Check out the Camillus Sizzle and Blaze.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=894800

    While neither is the 'perfect' knife...at least for me, both are worth the price.

    Also, for a few bucks more, check out the CRKT Tiny Tighe Breaker.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=806573

    I have both the Sizzle and the Tiny Tighe.
    The Sizzle is nice in that it'll conceal pretty much anywhere and allows for knife carriage in just about any situation. I've even tucked it into my swimming trucks and gone swimming in hotel pools with it. The Tiny, like most CRKTs, is a quality knife for the price. About the only drawback to it is it's one-position clip.

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    Spyderco Delica.
    With practice, it opens nearly as fast as a spring assist. Its simpler and less likely to fail. There's also a model with the Emerson wave. It can also be closed with one hand.

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    3 in. or less?? where do you live
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    3 in. or less?? where do you live
    Illinois. It is a "category 2" weapon if it's over 3 inches. Other category 2 weapons include hatchets and axes..
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    I like Coldsteel folding Tantos.




    Not too expensive and very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventy2002 View Post
    Spyderco Delica.
    With practice, it opens nearly as fast as a spring assist. Its simpler and less likely to fail. There's also a model with the Emerson wave. It can also be closed with one hand.
    Yeah this is what I currently carry.... Good knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean3017 View Post
    Illinois. It is a "category 2" weapon if it's over 3 inches. Other category 2 weapons include hatchets and axes..
    ouch. not sure if it fits your criteria, but i carry a kershaw tactical blur. it is $45 on amazon and is a great knife. has speed assist spring open and holds an edge very well...

    http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Onion-...3818604&sr=8-1
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    Cold Steel Lawman. Or any cold steel product. You will not find a better knife out. Period. I have a Cold Steel recon 1. Things a tank and almost too sharp
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureWarrior View Post
    Cold Steel Lawman. Or any cold steel product. You will not find a better knife out. Period. I have a Cold Steel recon 1. Things a tank and almost too sharp
    +1 on cold steel, have one of their boot knifes, safe keeper 2 i think? thing is wicked...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    +1 on cold steel, have one of their boot knifes, safe keeper 2 i think? thing is wicked...
    Their locking system is second to none. Holds 200lbs of pressure before it breaks
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    Here are a few good choices

    Sog Flash 1 (spring assisted)
    http://www.amazon.com/SOG-Specialty-.../dp/B004M21VJ6

    Spyderco Delica 4 (very light and amazing quility)
    http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delic...4038199&sr=8-1

    Cold Steel Voyager Medium (heavy duty)
    http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Voy...4038313&sr=8-1

    Cold Steel Mini AK-47 (heavy duty)
    http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Min...4038361&sr=8-1

    Cold Steel Mini Lawman (heavy duty)
    http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Law...4038410&sr=8-1

    Almost anything from Cold Steel, Spyderco, Sog, Emerson, Kershaw, and Benchmade would be a good choice (excluding some blades). Another tip would be to stay away from serrated blades because they are much harder to sharpen. Hope this helps.

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    Get one that won't break! See for yourself.

    http://knifetests.com/

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    One of the best sites to order from : http://www.osograndeknives.com/
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