Need help finding a knife

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    Need help finding a knife

    Everyone in this forum seems to be very knowledgable with regard to knives, so I'd like some input on my future knife!

    I am looking for an EDC folding knife that can not be opened with one hand (either through a thumb-hole like Spydercos have, assisted opening, or by flicking your wrist, etc.) due to statutory restrictions.

    I'd like one for myself, and another one for my girlfriend if anyone has a good suggestions for that too. She'd prefer a "female-looking" knife with some color... Budget is less than 100$/knife.

    If you have a good suggestion for a fixed blade with a blade length of less than 4.5 inches, I'd be interested in that, too, however, primarily I want a folder as described above. Or just try to convince me of going with a fixed blade over a folder

    Thanks!

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    Kershaw makes quite a few knives that fit your criteria.

    like the Black Horse II

    Kershaw® Black Horse II™

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonCo View Post
    Kershaw makes quite a few knives that fit your criteria.

    like the Black Horse II

    Kershaw® Black Horse II™
    Thanks. I forgot to add that I'd like a pocket clip

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    SOG's are a good inexpensive, quality blade, but I am not sure if they have any that fit your "cannot be opened with one hand" criteria. Most of their folders are under $100.

    Gerber is another possibility.

    Both have a large selection. Go to their website for entire selection and detailed description. Haven't seen any that are pink, powder blue or other appropriate female colors but I can proudly say I have not looked for any in those colors.
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    Kershaw is an excellent choice, I have several. Generally speaking I would look for a high carbon steel blade (stainless is nice but are more difficult to sharpen), they are easy to keep a good edge on and the edge will last a long time unless you are outright busing it.
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    Would your girlfriend prefer a multi-tool for EDC? I was thinking something like the Gerber Curve in pink (breast cancer support) might be up her alley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastk9dad View Post
    Would your girlfriend prefer a multi-tool for EDC? I was thinking something like the Gerber Curve in pink (breast cancer support) might be up her alley.
    that looks awesome, but I think she will prefer something a little bigger, as her desire for a EDC came up when she saw my Spyderco. I'd have to check if she'd prefer a multi-tool for EDC, but I guess if she does it should be a knife-centered multi-tool like the leatherman skeletool or something.

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    Are you considering this for self-defense as well and utilitarian cutting around the home and job?


    If so, I would seriously look at the Cold Steel series Recon 1

    Cold Steel® Recon 1™ Tactical Folder with Partially Serrated Blade

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonCo View Post
    Are you considering this for self-defense as well and utilitarian cutting around the home and job?


    If so, I would seriously look at the Cold Steel series Recon 1

    Cold Steel® Recon 1™ Tactical Folder with Partially Serrated Blade
    The knife will be primarily used for utilitarian purposes, and while the one in your link looks great, it can be opened one-handedly, so it is out of the question unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummel12345 View Post
    The knife will be primarily used for utilitarian purposes, and while the one in your link looks great, it can be opened one-handedly, so it is out of the question unfortunately.
    Swiss Army Knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummel12345 View Post
    that looks awesome, but I think she will prefer something a little bigger, as her desire for a EDC came up when she saw my Spyderco. I'd have to check if she'd prefer a multi-tool for EDC, but I guess if she does it should be a knife-centered multi-tool like the leatherman skeletool or something.
    Ahh, ok, that's probably too small then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailWolf View Post
    Swiss Army Knife.

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    We got two :D

    What I forgot in my first post is that it should have some kind of locking mechanism (axle, liner, pretty much anything is ok)

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    I like the Buck 110 it has a belt sheath. (Real good knife)

    never had a problem and your only out 30-40 depending on where you find it.

    had this Kabar Fin out 25 dollars


    Had and LOVED this Kabar mule out 25
    Deffinetly need to get another one of these really loved it (Has thumb stud but you can always open it two handed or remove it)

    my girlfriend carries this and LOVES it. wont let me modify it
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