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Posted: 4/17/2010 6:47:59 PM EDT
I currently carry a CRKT M21 14SFG as a primary and a Kershaw speed safe tanto as a back up. I am looking for the best combat folder to use if my weapon jams.  A fighting knife should be extra strong especially in the lock. It should also have a handel designed in such a way that you wont lose your grip even when not using a thumb or pinky end hold. Im not impressed with 5.11, kershaw, crkt, benchmade, gerber, smith and wesson etc. BTW I carry a cold steel rajah when on a hike but dont feel comfortable carrying a 6 inch in public. Is there a super strong 4-4.5 inch folder out there? The CRKt doesnt look all that strong...
http://www.coldsteel.com/rajahseries.html

http://www.benchmade.com/products/760
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:49:50 PM EDT
[#1]
You could look at Emerson knives.
CQC-15
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:59:30 PM EDT
[#2]
You wouldn't go wrong with a Spyderco Military, Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn or a Cold Steel Scimitar.
You could consider a CRKT desert cruiser. DAMN strong and beefy.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 7:07:59 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
You could look at Emerson knives.
CQC-15
http://www.emersonknives.com/miva/graphics/00000001/CQC-15-BTS.jpg


There was a post on here recently about poor customer service with Emerson knives. Apparantly they don't like to honor warranties.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 7:12:15 PM EDT
[#4]
I am no fan of Emerson. I have handled/borrowed 2 of their knives. They are well made but over priced.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 7:14:28 PM EDT
[#5]
Ontario Knives.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 7:18:38 PM EDT
[#6]
Strider, Zero Tolerance, there are many others. Although when you say combat knife I think fixed blade.
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