How big do you want to go? Cold Steel makes their Espada model in a fancy polished bolster and handle version and the cheaper G10 scaled version. They come in 3 1/2", 5 1/2", and for those that want a pocket sword 7 1/2" blades. They beat and pry and twist the crap out of them including stabbing car hoods with no damage to the tip. This may be my next purchase.
im going to deff be taking a good hard long look at cold steel. i just wish they had more options in an assisted open. the more and more ive been thinking about it im thinking i want to stay with something assisted open.
Also its hard for me to put into words of what im looking for with the handle but i guess the best way i would be able to try and explain in is comparing holding a butter knife with a heavy steak knife. how the handle of the butter knife is very skinny and not much to grab on to where a good steak house steak knife handle feels like something is in your hand..... thats what im really trying to find in a knife, something i feel like i have something in my hand if that makes any sense
You definitely want to look at CRKT's "The Natural" The full size not "The natural 2". This is a BIG BEEFY assisted opener designed by Pat Crawford.
Originally Posted by J0eyg86
Here's the CRKT M21, The Natural and The Natural 2.
And the back spine of The Natural2 and The Natural.
And here's a video of Pat Crawford with The Natural. You can get a better idea of the size of the knife and a good description from the designer.
The Kershaw Rake fits pretty much all the 1-7 requirements in your original post. The G10 scales have a nice Textured grip (compared to the slick G10's on the Kershaw Cyclone) 3 1/2" bead-blasted composite, flat ground blade with D2 tool steel cutting edge. Flipper, assisted opening with a solid lockup, weighing 4.8 0z.
$73 at the Jungle (Amazon).
KA Bar Mule G10 4 inch blade (25)
Cold Steel Tri-lite 4 inch (40)
Benchmade LFK 5.2 inch blade (80)
You don't need a bigger knife, you need to learn to use the one you have. A couple of Saudis hijacked planes, and killed a few thousand people, with boxcutters.
Originally Posted by J0eyg86
I like my Benchmade Barrage. It is 3.6 inch. Assisted opening. 154CM blade steel. It's an Osborne design. The other knife I like is the Zero Tolerance, S30V blade steel. It is 3.75 in blade.
Unless you can find one off the shelf, you will be waiting, but EMERSON TANTO. My receiving guy when I worked a real job before Obummer- lol... had two of them. One for work and one for... being a safe queen knife. He also carried a Karambit and gifted me another. Emerson is all I want since.
[QUOTE=J0eyg86;2188597]so im looking to pick up a new EDC knife but im looking for something a little specific and i was wondering if anyone here could point me in the direction of a few names of what might suit my needs.
1.will be and EDC primary for general utility opening boxes ext but i want something with a little larger incase i would need it for a Self Defense situation. (god forbid)
Such as cutting card board boxes? I'd get something like the Gerber EAB if I did a lot of cutting. As for a larger EDC knife with an excellent handle? I chose and reccomend the Ontario Rat 1. It came out of the box 'wicked' sharp and so far it's been highly durable. From cutting paracord to slicing up shad for bait and even harvesting a fuel source.
The Rat 1 cost me $32 and some change off Ebay with free shipping.
I always carry on my person the Benchmade Mini Griptiion 557 and the Benchmade 710.
It's simple, you get what you pay for.
Not to mention the costumer service and the warranty that are top notch.
And there made in the USA.
I just did a small, informal review of the CRKT Triumph in a thread here in this section. I've only had it a couple days, but it seems like it'd probably fit the bill you're looking for. Something to look at at least. If you're doing a lot of cutting of the boxes themselves I think it'd help you out, as the main part of the cutting edge is curved slightly opposite the normal fashion, and helps keep the blade centered on such things.
Originally Posted by Hawaiianone
Originally Posted by paaiyan
Strider Knives <-------(Their website is not up and running yet, but here is the link anyway)
To see and purchase some Strider Knives you can go to Blade HQ.
Heavy (5.6 oz)
Aggressive bi-directional grip (Black anodized, machined 6061 T-6 aluminum handle with double 420J liners)
Double liners = major strength (for prying, etc.)
Blade thickness = .13"
I am a proud owner of the auto open version, and this knife is a tank. The auto-open is crazy-fast, and really snaps open. Heavy and easy to hold on to. It's actually a little big for my EDC preferences, which is why I recently bought the mini version :). May try to sell the full sized one here...