Third from the top is the S&W Karambit. I picked one up to use as a trainer to see how a Karambit might fit my training and after making a few adjustments have decided that it's solid enough for EDC. Unlike many more-expensive versions, the S&W has a 3" blade. Practice with the "Brownie pop" open and it's a serious player.Quote:
Here's the collection:
My EDC is either a AL MAR SERE 2000 or a Mini SERE 2000. Have some others but they collect dust.
My current EDC is a Case Sodbuster Jr. It keeps a very nice edge, but is two-handed opener. I used to carry a CRKT M16-10Z which is partially serrated with a tanto tip. Nice knife, but caught the pocket clip at work and mangled it. Plus the angles on it shredded pockets.
Now I am looking at either a SOG or a Benchmade. Spyderco is also in the tops list. Maybe I'll buy a few :D It's so hard to pick just one. Guns and knives can easily make one poor.
I finally got my Benchmade! It is a Griptilian 550SBKHG
This is my EDC.
Benchmade Griptilian Tanto. Kept razor sharp and perfectly legal.:hand5:
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I like the griptilian just have never purchased one, i keep a CRKT Ignitor T (left) and a Spyderco Chinook 3(right). I use the ignitor for everyday use, and the chinook for my SD.
The ignitor is an assisted opener through the use of pushing the thumb stud down and applying pressure forward, it comes out very quick!
The Chinook has that huge thumb hole that I love, and I can open just as quickly. THe next knife I get is going to be a fixed blade.
Benchmade 3.5" Axis folder. Use it for everything.
Just picked up a CRKT M16-01Z and so far I love it. I was torn between it and a SOG Twitch II, which I still really want. Maybe next month I'll pick it up.
I carry a McHenry & Williams pre-production Benchmade in my pocket for general cutting, a Benchmade Snody on my belt in a handmade open top leather sheath and a CRKT Turtle on my keychain. Didn't realize I carried so many until I thought about it.
I carry a ZT 0300 all the time. I also carry a Cold Steel Recon 1 that I use for cutting everything from mail, boxes, etc. I have a Cold Steel Spartan that is stashed in my back pack along with a Gerber razor box knife, a SOG folder plus other misc stuff.
For years I carried a Cold Steel XL Tanto point Voyager, really great knife. However, two years ago I noticed a Benchmade Ruckus online, and I've been hooked ever since. It's a tad big and heavy...but that's what makes it sturdy. As I carry it all the time, I don't even notice the weight anymore. Additionally, I've got one of those Wilson tactical lanyards attached...just in case I ever need parachute cord. (what can I say, I was a boy scout).
Correction...after reading about everyone's EDC, I went to the link for what's legal in your state....oops...!!! I've been carrying illegal for two years with my Benchmade Rukus. Here in Kansas we're only permitted a 4" blade and the Rukus has a 4.25" blade. Kind of ridiculous that I can carry a concealed pistol, but by damned..I can't carry that knife because it's .25 of an inch too long. I've tried to find a mini-rukus, but they apparently aren't making them right now. So, I've picked up a McHenry's and Williams Benchmade folder, with a blade no longer than 3.90".
Seems to be a very nice knife...but, if anyone runs across a mini-rukus...send me a email.