Help in choosing a knife for EDC.

Help in choosing a knife for EDC.

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  • Blackout

    1 7.69%
  • Blur

    8 61.54%
  • Leek

    4 30.77%
  • Scallion

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    Help in choosing a knife for EDC.

    Won a gift card at the company Christmas party. A little Help in choosing what to spend it on. May have to add a couple of bucks but that's no problem.

    I've heard nothing but good about Kershaw, already have a Gerber.
    Forgot to add in poll, but when there is an option(Scallion), it is the fine blade.


    http://www.basspro.com/Kershaw-Ken-O.../61135/-697290


    http://www.basspro.com/Kershaw-Ken-O...73169/-1042263

    http://www.basspro.com/Kershaw-Leek-...102928/-986369

    http://www.basspro.com/Kershaw-Ken-O...61720/-1039588
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    What's it going to be used for?

    Are you thinking folder or fixed blade?
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    Personally I would go with the Blur. I like that blade and handle design the best. If you prefer partially serrated, then the Blackout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    What's it going to be used for?

    Are you thinking folder or fixed blade?
    I'm wanting a folder.
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    I have a Kershaw Blur and a Kershaw R.A.M. and I am very impressed with both. The Blur opens quickly and has held an edge very well, so I'd vote for it. Too bad they don't have the R.A.M. listed on their site...

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    I have two of these... http://www.basspro.com/Kershaw-Leek-...102928/-986369
    So this gets my vote.
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    You did notice that you can also get Benchmade knives there as well, right? If I had to chose between a good knife with decent steel and materials and a great knife with excellent steel and materials for a little bit more, you can guess which direction my money would end up going in...

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    Give an absolutely top-notch lock and materials knife a whirl before you decide to roll with a "good enough". The Bone Collector folder has gotten a ton of great reviews I've seen online and the Axis Lock is the gold standard of folding knife locks. Close to a fixed blade in strength, truly ambidexterous, and easy opening while maintaining a decent blade detent.

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    If you want an awesome EDC knife for self-defensive purposes, then check out the Spyderco Military. From your choices, I would go with the Kershaw Blur.

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    The scallion would be too small for me. And I had a leek, while a great knife, I cannot recommend it. There is absolutely NO GRIP on the darn thing, even a small amount of sweat makes it quite slippery. I will have to suggest you look at a Spyderco. I now own two, and they are MUCH MORE KNIFE than a Kershaw IMHO.
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    Why limit yourself? My present EDC is a Spyderco Endura Wave. While on the large size (3 15/16"- blade) it is quick, strong and scary sharp from the factory.
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    My choice is the Leak. Love the flipper, in addition to the Speed Safe opening system.
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    If you aren't limited to Kershaw I would look at a Spyderco Endura 4. Large enough for defensive use but small enough for EDC. It's one of the few pieces of my gear that I've never though (I wonder if there's anything better out there" and that's saying a lot.
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    I'd go with the Leek. I carry it daily, and it's the one I use at work. It's not as "offensive" or threatening looking as another, larger knife might be, it's fast opening, and come razor sharp. They're pretty easy to resharpen. It's small enough to carry pretty much anywhere, but has enough balde for emergency use.

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    I love my leek, but I don't carry it much. I like to carry on my weak side and it does not have a reversible clip.
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    I have carried this composite Leek for some time now (years) and with this blade structure it just is hard to beat. Great knife.
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