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Posted: 11/30/2013 2:37:01 PM EST

I am entering this with an open mind , I have only purchased folding knives for carry use
My only sheath knife is a classic KaBAR I purchased at The army surplus store in the town I grew up in over 25 years ago - it has served me well and is by no means used up only issue is leather wrap on handle is pretty dried up .

Anyway thinking around 3-4" blade , I want a thinner profile than my KaBAR , good all around knife that I can carry in a variety of situations
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 2:59:44 PM EST
I am looking for the same type of knife (though I have several other fixed blades, including classic Ka-bars)

The current front runner for me is the Benchmade Adamas 375
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 3:20:04 PM EST
The 375 Adamas is very nice

If possible I would like something quality like that , but perhaps less tactical , I really like some of the American Kami knives but price is a little higher than I can afford / justify to my household chief financial officer.
Something that's no more than $150 , but of course I would like to pay half that if I could - but I am trying to balance what I want with reality

Link Posted: 11/30/2013 3:50:58 PM EST
ESEE 3 or 4


Link Posted: 11/30/2013 4:18:07 PM EST
http://www.knifeworks.com/ESEECutlery-1.aspx
knifeworks.com has the best prices on esee I have found. I ordered an esee 6 and with shipping it was about $112 with a 5% discount.

cant go wrong with esee
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 8:44:22 PM EST
You can spend a lot less on Moras and get a some pretty utilitarian knives. Not that I would object to ESEE that is.

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Link Posted: 12/1/2013 2:57:14 AM EST
ESEE makes great knives. I would be going that route if I didn't already have a couple of knives made from 1095 steel already.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 2:32:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2013 2:34:53 PM EST by Reorx]
Mora Companion
Becker BK-11
Fallkniven F1
ESEE 3
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 3:03:42 PM EST
Put some boiled linseed oil on the handle of the kabar. Or if you don't have any blo you can use olive oil.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 7:54:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dsimpson04:
Put some boiled linseed oil on the handle of the kabar. Or if you don't have any blo you can use olive oil.
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Thanks for that suggestion - I really love this old knife , lots of memories connected to it
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 10:16:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ausher1880:
http://www.knifeworks.com/ESEECutlery-1.aspx
knifeworks.com has the best prices on esee I have found. I ordered an esee 6 and with shipping it was about $112 with a 5% discount.

cant go wrong with esee
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You're right about ESEE but wrong about the best price. The best price is direct from ESEE through their Leo\Mil program.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 11:47:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sixnine:
You can spend a lot less on Moras and get a some pretty utilitarian knives. Not that I would object to ESEE that is.

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OP said thin knife so that would make me lean twards mora. First thought when I clicked thread was ESEE also since they are so awesome.
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 2:39:47 AM EST
You guys are great never even heard of ESEE before this thread

But curious how thin the handle would be



And SMC527 the more I look at that 375 Adamas the more I like it - I'm going to check out some stores today
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 4:46:17 AM EST
See also this thread from the archives >>> link
Link Posted: 12/5/2013 12:11:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 4:58:20 AM EST
Ok
Visited a Columbus oh knife shop ( also recommend them to anyone ) River's Edge

It's down to 2 knifes
ESEE 3

ONTARIO RAT3

Very similar knives , really like both come with kydex sheath and the ESEE also comes with a nylon holder for the kydex to allow traditional belt carry
Although the kydex holder on both seems enough
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 5:25:08 AM EST
Go ESEE3 (lifetime no questions warranty)...
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 7:20:52 AM EST
Don't overlook the gerber de facto
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:53:26 PM EST
The ESSE is a great knife.

Also look at the Becker (now owned by Ka-Bar) BK-16 http://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/166
The BK-15 is nice as well, but a little longer and may not be the blade style you're looking for. The prices are of course MSRP and probably at least $50 higher than you'll find anywhere.

The Benchmade Bushcrafter seems like a very nice knife also, and again will be up to $70 less than MSRP if you shop around. http://www.benchmade.com/products/162
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 12:48:36 AM EST
If you have some extra cash to add to the knife fund you might give the Busse, Anniversary Mean Street CG a try,
http://www.bussecombat.com/anniversary-mean-street-cg/

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae110/scotts702/Busse/IMG_20130503_141014_313_zps8b96d83c.jpg
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:18:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By salvo:
If you have some extra cash to add to the knife fund you might give the Busse, Anniversary Mean Street CG a try,
http://www.bussecombat.com/anniversary-mean-street-cg/

<a href="http://s962.photobucket.com/user/scotts702/media/Busse/IMG_20130503_141014_313_zps8b96d83c.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae110/scotts702/Busse/IMG_20130503_141014_313_zps8b96d83c.jpg</a>
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SYKCO 411 while not INFI is a Bussekin...
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