Need help finding new EDC.

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    Need help finding new EDC.

    I'm looking for a new EDC knife, and I need some help. I have some specifications I'm looking for:

    -Under 3.0 oz
    -Flipper
    -Assisted opening
    -Under $80

    And preferably, but not necessary:
    -USA made
    -Black pocket clip

    Any help would be great, thanks.
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    try a kershaw

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    I love Kershaw, own some now, but they do not have what I'm looking for.
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    Any Benchmades fit the bill?
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    Kershaw has the Tanto Blur......it weighs around 4.2 ounces and is all black. It is also an assited open blade. I bought mine at Wal-Mart for around $40.00 dollars. I have carried it for years on duty and I still carry it everywhere I go. I like the light weight which makes it ideal for quick knife defense usage.
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    +1 on tanto blur. If you want lighter weight you can go with a kershaw leek

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    I can't think of anything non-Kershaw that meets those criteria, sorry.

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    I'm surprised how difficult it has been to find a blade that fits that criteria. Thanks for the help though everyone.
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    Take a look at the SOG Aegis/mini Aegis.

    The Regular Aegis specs are as follows:
    Blade Length 3.5" x .125"
    Overall Length 8.25"
    Weight 3.1 oz.
    Steel AUS 8

    The mini Aegis Specs are below:
    Blade Length 3" x .125"
    Overall Length 7"
    Weight 2 oz.
    Steel AUS 8

    Both models are assisted opening. The only downside is that they do not have flippers as you specified. However, SOG has many other assisted opening knife models so you may be able to find something else that fits. These can also easily be found for less than $80.

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    You may find a Cold Steel Recon model for about 80.00. I dont think its an assisted opener, but they're rugged as all get out and will cleanly cut a moose in half if such a need arises.
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    i like my kershaw skyline its light has a good blade razor sharp outta box holds edge well and may not be assited open but its just as fast as the leek i used to have just does have a black clip but that an easy fix nothing some paint or dura coat cant take care of oh and i paid about 35 for it at wally world

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    I have had two Gerbers that I liked a lot. The first one I think was taken by an airline from my checked baggage (it was in an outer pocket), so I bought a new one. The second had a fine edge since I don't really like serrations. They open real smooth and the handle is great. One of thing I like the most is that the clip is on the opposite side of the blade hinge so that when you pull it out of the pocket it's ready to open. I am not sure why so many knife manufacturers make you turn the knife around before you can open it...
    http://www.gerbergear.com/index.php/product/id/108
    I also like that it's under 3" so I can legally carry it in most states, but I don't know if this is something you have to be concerned with.

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    The issue I keep seeing is that he wants a flipper, under 3 oz, and assisted opening for under $80. I can find a good flipper, I can find assisted opening, I can find under 3 oz, I can find under $80 street price, but I just can't find all three in anything but a Kershaw. Sorry, dude. I gave it a go for you, though.

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    Look into the Sog Flash I and Flash II knives. Assisted openers with thumb studs, but no flipper. Flash I runs in at 2 oz. and the Flash II at 3 oz. Both blade well under the $80 price.
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    Try a Diskin Volcan Coronado Flipper -http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=VKVCF
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