This is a discussion on Need help finding new EDC. within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by psychophipps The issue I keep seeing is that he wants a flipper, under 3 oz, and assisted opening for under $80. I ...
Why does it have to be 3 ounces? I don't think having a 4.5 ounce knife versus 3 ounces knife is going to make a big difference.
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Try the Spyderco Line. I've run with the Endura, Delica, and Native models and they have all been great!
I just grabbed up a couple Tim Werners from BladeTech...so far so good....
I was going to advise the Delica/Endura line as well but they lack a flipper, assisted opening, and the Endura weights more than 3 oz. They are relatively cheap at around $50-60 online, have production drones at the same basic price point so any training you get with knives can also be directly ported to your EDC blade, and are absolutely top-notch knives to boot. Benchmade has a similar winning knife design in their full-size Griptilian series (which I actually prefer) with matching drones, but the street price is higher than with the Spyderco knives mentioned.
Spyderco has many that fall within your requirements. Highly recommended as I have many.
FYI...I surf their site http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/list.php?category=8 for what I want then go to amazon.com and order it. Amazon.com vendors seem to have the best prices I have found for Spyderco
This is the knife I carry daily and it works out very well for me...
Try a Kershaw CLASH.Not sure of the weight,msrp is $39.95 and Amazon was about $22.It is alot of bang for the buck.Made in China,but it IS a Kershaw so I don't think you can go wrong.Spyderco has several lower-priced models at "yourcornerstore.com".Good prices on all products and they are a good site to deal with.
Can't go wrong with any kershaw imo. The zero tolerance is my edc
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Try a Kershaw Leek. Oh, sorry, I noticed you said no Kershaws. In that case, you're SOOL.