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    Default Knives - A Question for you Benchmade Fans

    I'm thinking about getting another knife. I was in the Victorinox store today and I think I'm going to go with a Benchmade.

    I'm looking for an EDC/tactical type with a 3"-3.5" blade. I handled a couple of Griptilians and I like the relatively "fat" handle design. I'm eyeing the blade with the modified sheepsfoot point.

    They didn't have any in the store, but I'm also considering either an Osborne 940 or a Mini Dejavoo. I have the full size Dejavoo, but it's really too big for EDC. I'm also a little mistrustful of liner-locks - should I be?

    The 940 is at the limit of my price range. Do any of you have any thoughts? Thanks

    Jordan

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    I have no expierence with Benchmade.

    Have carried Emerson, CRKT and my current everyday is a Spyderco P'kal.

    I have never had any problems with a liner lock. It all depends on the quality of the knife.

    Many of my friends carry Benchmade and I have never heard them complain.

    Those i have examined were first class and high qualilty.

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    Long ago, I got the Benchmade 710 McHenry & Williams combo-edge when the axis lock mechanism was brand new. The lock is awesome and so is the knife, but that's kind of huge for everyday carry.

    So I got a 705 with a tanto blade. That's a sweet little rocket.

    But then my brother-in-law gave me a Kershaw Leek. This is my daily knife now. It's slim and it opens like a switchblade. The liner lock doesn't bother me nearly as much as I thought it would, either.

    Another point: I abuse my carry blades horrendously and the Kershaw blade seems to hold up better than the Benchmades do (YMMV).

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    I have a fair collection of folding knives. My EDC is the Benchmade 940. In this picture it is obvious:

    I don't like liner locks. The BM 940 has an axis lock and that makes it very fast to open and close. My primary rule in knife selection is that I have to be able to open and close the knife with one hand.

    Oddly the axis lock is the best feature of this design but it is going to cause me a problem this weekend. This knife is completely legal in Connecticut but due to the axis lock it is considered a "Gravity Knife" in New York and is subsequently illegal across the state line. Well I am spending this weekend in NYC because of this concert:http://www.straightrazorplace.com/fo...-big-news.html Because my EDC is illegal in NY I will carry my Italian made Browning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedog View Post
    I have a fair collection of folding knives. My EDC is the Benchmade 940. In this picture it is obvious:

    I don't like liner locks. The BM 940 has an axis lock and that makes it very fast to open and close. My primary rule in knife selection is that I have to be able to open and close the knife with one hand.

    Oddly the axis lock is the best feature of this design but it is going to cause me a problem this weekend. This knife is completely legal in Connecticut but due to the axis lock it is considered a "Gravity Knife" in New York and is subsequently illegal across the state line. Well I am spending this weekend in NYC because of this concert:http://www.straightrazorplace.com/fo...-big-news.html Because my EDC is illegal in NY I will carry my Italian made Browning.
    Thanks, I was thinking about the gravity aspect in NYC myself. That might be one I'd take a chance on, maybe...
    My BM Dejavoo opens with just a flick of the wrist, it's very smooth, but the size of the blade makes it look like very much like a "weapon". That's one reason I'm looking for a slightly smaller knife - and why the sheep foot blade appeals.

    PS - enjoy the weekend.

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    I don't own any Benchmades(yet), but as a knife collector I spend a lot of time on Knifeforums.com and everyone there has nothing bad to say about the Griptillian. It's especially great for you guys down in the U.S. very good price for that knife(considerably more pricey up here).

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    Would it be that big of a deal if you got caught with it? I don't quite understand it culturally...knives aren't a big deal here. It's nothing to see a knife clip on the pocket of almost every guy around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick Orange View Post
    Would it be that big of a deal if you got caught with it? I don't quite understand it culturally...knives aren't a big deal here. It's nothing to see a knife clip on the pocket of almost every guy around here.
    Yep, and I wear a fixed blade where ever I go...Except when I dress up to take the wife out, then its a traditional folder in a sheath.

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    Is there any reason a small fixed blade wouldn't fit your purpose?
    Here are some nice ones that range in size from 5 inches to 10 or more: http://www.leescutlery.com/cuhafibl.html
    Take a look around the site as they have some nice folders also. They also sell anza knives which are knives made out of files and are nice looking but not perfect. They are a purely work knife and will likely outlast you.
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    Here are the three I mentioned:
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