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Re: Quality knives

Postby RenoBob » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:19 am

I really like the French Opinel knives. They're relatively inexpensive and very practical. you can get them engraved. This is my favorite.
http://www.opinel-usa.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Opinel-knives-no-10-Corkscrew-picnic
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Re: Quality knives

Postby Carl » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:35 am

Benchmade Griptilian serrated. Bought mine used on eBay maybe 5 years ago after it had been through a war and its still got plenty of life left.

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Re: Quality knives

Postby skiwall » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:45 am

I just saw on their website that you can PERSONALIZE the Benchmade Griptilian... get whatever colors/blade/clip... and laser engraving. Now I kind of want one...
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Re: Quality knives

Postby zinj » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:17 pm

Some of the crustier ol' timers in the mountains just glare at whatever they want cut until it finally gives up and splits in half under their withering gaze
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Re: Quality knives

Postby noreaster » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:33 pm

Cold Steel knifes are very durable.

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Re: Quality knives

Postby chrismjx » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:01 am

zinj wrote:Some of the crustier ol' timers in the mountains just glare at whatever they want cut until it finally gives up and splits in half under their withering gaze


:lol: Best answer so far... My budget is like $75-$150 per guy... A tanto style blade would be my preference, however I see a lot of attractive choices in the advice and links provided so far! Thanks :-D

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Re: Quality knives

Postby nyker » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:22 pm

For a good lightweight, field strong folder with locking blade: Benchmade or Spyderco.

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Re: Quality knives

Postby Dex » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:32 pm

chrismjx wrote:I'm buying gifts for my groomsmen and looking for a quality, utilitarian knife. Not a Leatherman or Swiss Army knife, but a locking blade preferably made of durable materials... My hometown had an amazing, dedicated knife store, but Google doesn't yield any immediately recognizable wisdom on the topic for Denver...


http://thebridesguide.marthastewartweddings.com/2010/09/etiquette-when-you-receive-a-present-that-cuts.html

Apparently it's bad luck to be given something that can sever. The blade, it's thought, will sever the friendship. It's especially bad luck for a wedding gift, where the fear is that the sharp edge will sever the marriage vows.
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Re: Quality knives

Postby XPLSV » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:26 pm

nyker wrote:For a good lightweight, field strong folder with locking blade: Benchmade or Spyderco.


Stick with the US made Spyderco knives and avoid the ones they outsource to China.
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Re: Quality knives

Postby seth0687 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:47 am

Cold Steel is very under-rated. They have some of the best blades on the market for DIRT cheap. I have been using Cold Steel blades for years for work and they are amazing. I finally managed to "break" one once and they insisted on sending me a new blade for free. Best customer service anywhere. And not even a tenth of the price of a benchmade or spyderco.

However, if you want an uber expensive assisted opener I suppose benchmade makes pretty good stuff to.

1. Cold Steel
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Re: Quality knives

Postby ckbn » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:28 pm

another company to take a look at although the prices are more, but the knives are first rate. has tanto blade models also:

http://emersonknives.com/

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Re: Quality knives

Postby rufhausen » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:20 am

This might be a little late to help the OP, but I've recently re-kindled my interest in knives with the purchase of a Zero Tolerance 350:
http://zt.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/0350st

Incredibly solid and a little mean-looking. Can be had for just over $100 on eBay or Amazon. Lifetime warranty and free sharpening (a la Spyderco). I don't think the 350 comes with a tanto blade, but other ZT knives do.

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