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Posted: 12/14/2005 10:42:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 12:32:26 AM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]
so how about it?

what brand/model?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:51:00 PM EDT
Good-quality auto, like Microtech or Benchmade.

Of course, I can't get none where I live.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:45:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By anon23bf:
Good-quality auto, like Microtech or Benchmade.

Of course, I can't get none where I live.





WA has laws preventing that?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:53:59 PM EDT
Two words.................................COLD......................................STEEL.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:43:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By anon23bf:
Good-quality auto, like Microtech or Benchmade.

Of course, I can't get none where I live.





WA has laws preventing that?



Yep. You can easily own and carry a .45, but not a knife with a spring in it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:22:28 AM EDT
Benchmade Griptilian or the Benchmade MiniRSK or RSK-1.

http://www.equipped.org/rsk_mk1.htm
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:24:29 AM EDT
Kershaw Ken Onion design spring assist- not a switchblade. It's as fast as the Benchmade and Gerber automatics that I have and you can get them for about $50. I listed some Gerber Autos for a good price in the EE Blade sections if you are interested in one of them.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:27:26 AM EDT
still loving my Spyderco Endura, fully serated. One clipped in the right front pocket, and a matching one in left hand config in the back left pocket. Wicked sharp. And affordable.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:24:22 PM EDT
Love my Blackwood Skirmish.

MadDog
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:37:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 1:47:26 PM EDT by danpass]
Spyderco Meerkat

Open one handed

Close one handed



eta:




Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:50:36 PM EDT
Emerson with the wave feature, as quick as a button knife, without the leagalities!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 2:14:17 PM EDT
Benchmade 710 M2HS

i love the steel, and the axis lock
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 2:27:13 PM EDT
yea, see i am still having a tough time deciding--i always carry a buck oddeysee (wally world available) for everyday use

sometimes i also carry a SOG pentagon PE folder (works, but gets some use to handling)

but as to fixed blades, i tried to carry a Cold Steel SRK, SOG Pentagon, SOG Seal Pup and they are all too 'big' to go w/ a CCW.....

so i'm thinking a nice sized folder, a fast and reasonably priced one...got lots of research to do w/ all of these options
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 2:48:48 PM EDT
Non Auto: CKRT M16 series are great,

Auto: If youre on a budget, a Boker AK74 is about 40 bucks. If youve got a hundred or more a benchmade or masters of defense auto is great. I have a MOD CQD and its great!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:09:46 PM EDT

Non Auto: CKRT M16 series are great,


+1

I have carried M16-13Z for 10 months and don't regret switching from kershaw. It has a quick relaese tab on the back end, opens quick and easy while still having a hold close detent. Long, slender, light, and sharp.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:07:06 PM EDT
Benchmade 960 Osborne. I love that knife. I have others, but that's the one I carry most. If I'm on a long trip, I often put my Chris Reeves Project 1 on the seat beside me.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:19:10 PM EDT
https://www.kabar.com/product_detail.jsp?productNumber=1480PROMO&mode=category&categoryId=1,7,8,9&categoryName=Law%20Enforcement
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:40:15 PM EDT
Benchmade is the only thing I'll carry anymore. It comes down to the quality and feel for me. I've got CRKT, Gerber, Spyderco, SOG and a few others I don't remember. These "other" knives are now sharp and located where I can get one if I need a knife, but I don't carry them or use them daily.

Benchmade's quality and ergonomics is superior to the other brands listed above IMO. I don't recommend anything they make with 440 steel though. I've found that 440 doesn't hold an edge as long as I like and it is more difficult to sharpen than other blade steels. BM says that is true of the cheaper 440's like 440A or 440B. I'm not conviced as I have a Griptillian with 440C.

My personal favorite is the Osborne 940 series. Lightweight, aluminum scales, small seratted portion of the blade.

On the auto thing, I don't see a reason to spend the money. Most manual openers can be adjusted so they snap open with a flick of the wrist, or practise a little with the stud/hole/flipper and you can open a manual almost as fast as an auto.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:00:56 PM EDT
For the last couple of years I have carried a Camilus Cuda Maxx 5.5. D2 blade takes and holds a very good edge. It is so light and thin, I forget its there despite its size. The little ears make it very quick to open also.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:06:03 PM EDT
I carry a Microtech Mini SOCOM Elite Auto and CRKT Hissatsu.



Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:05:39 PM EDT
I only recommend CRKT myself. Any M16 or the M21 gets my vote. I carry a M16-10k or a M21 full size.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:23:35 PM EDT
Emerson Commander, and LaGriffe neck knife. Part of the everday essentials for the modern man!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:28:47 PM EDT
Try a Piranah, they are made here locally and I have been very happy with mine. Also an automatic.

www.888knivesrus.com/category/automaticknives.piranha_automatic_knives/
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:18:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildlandFirefighter:
Try a Piranah, they are made here locally and I have been very happy with mine. Also an automatic.

www.888knivesrus.com/category/automaticknives.piranha_automatic_knives/



i looked real hard at all the suggestions, but right now i am looking really hard at this piranah....

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:28:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By WildlandFirefighter:
Try a Piranah, they are made here locally and I have been very happy with mine. Also an automatic.

www.888knivesrus.com/category/automaticknives.piranha_automatic_knives/



i looked real hard at all the suggestions, but right now i am looking really hard at this piranah....


Are "button" knives legal in MS?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:12:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By WildlandFirefighter:
Try a Piranah, they are made here locally and I have been very happy with mine. Also an automatic.

www.888knivesrus.com/category/automaticknives.piranha_automatic_knives/



i looked real hard at all the suggestions, but right now i am looking really hard at this piranah....


Are "button" knives legal in MS?



not concealed, unless you have a legal CCW or on personal property--at least i am sure (got to double check laws on swtichblades and such)....
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