Active assist folder question

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    Active assist folder question

    I'm looking for a new EDC, I'd like something less 'aggressive' and tactical looking. Other things on my wish list are a heavy blade and a good active assist system. Overall I'd like a more traditional lookk. Any suggestions?

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    Check out CRKT's The Natural or The Natural 2(smaller)
    Very sturdy blade with a strong(and simple) assist mechanism. Definitely not a "tactical" look.

    The CRKT M4 has a more traditional look and is even less tacticool. Also a sturdy design with a strong assist.

    Here's a pic of my Natural twins with my CRKT M21 for a size reference.



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    the leek looks like what I want. How's the grip for you? Nice looking knife

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    The Leek is a very nice knife, I have a couple. It is not, however what I would consider a robust blade.
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    I'd second the Leek. As long as you're not using it for a prybar, the blade should prove reasonably robust. The current Leek blades are made of 14C28N, made proprietarily for Kershaw by Sandvik of Sweden.

    While the Leek is extremely thin, it is also a true frame-lock design so it's extremely strong - much stronger than liner locks.

    The assisted opening blade can be actuated by the thumb studs, or the flipper tab on the back, and presents the blade very quickly and with authority. When around hoplophobes however, the blade can be gently opened manually to avoid a sheeple stampede.

    I have a couple of them and have given many as gifts. They're a very capable little pocket knife (I actually carry my current one in my boot) that's very classy and non threatening looking. They are available in a number of finishes ranging from a simple bead blasted stainless to a rainbow colored titanium oxide treatment, to a full "tactical" black treatment that holds up very well, even under heavy use.

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