Another for the waved Spydercos.
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Spyderco for me too.
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- Sir Winston Churchill
Kershaw 'assisted open" is an awesome choice and have many shapes and sizes to choose from.
For the most part, anytime I leave the house, I have a Ka-Bar tdi knife and a SAK on. The handle shape of the Ka-bar allows it to be drawn like a pistol, and the blade is very municipal friendly, at only 2.31 inches long. Also, you can't beat the price ($25-30 before shipping). Even when I can't carry a gun (in a bar for example) I still carry a TDI and a Surefire or Coast tac light.
That being said, CRKT, Kershaw, Spyderco and Gerber make some decent, inexpensive knives that can be used for self defense.
It is difficult to beat the Spyderco model IV FRN Endura, fits well in most people's hands, fairly good lock, looks common place (not scary) and is low cost.
The Delica is too small for many people's hands IMHO but is an excellent knife for the right hand.
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go cool and try a black piranha excalibur. strongest otf out there. upon opening it you instantly have a fixed blade, hypotheticly.
I have and carry Spyderco, Gerber and Ka-Bar
I carry the Gerber and Ka-Bar everyday
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Depends on how much money you want to spend and what you like. I'd look at a bunch of different one and make a decision on that after doing some research on the brand. Sorry I'm not much help here.
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I have two Kershaw Ken Onion (straight edge/non-serrated) assisted open knives. Great knives.
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Hissatsu. A little heavy (6-7oz) but I like the hefty feel and it helps balance the weight of the S&W 442 in my jacket.
For the quality and price, a Spyderco is hard to beat!
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How do the "assisted opening" knives operate?
I have more knives than I do sense... there are several good brands to choose from. SOG is one of my favorites but I also carry a Columbia River Knife and Tool.
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Went down to a store today that carries Kershaw, Spyderco, Bnechmade, CRKT and a few others. I liked the Spyderco Delica, the Kershaw Ken Onion and the Benchmade. The Benchmade was super smooth but the 90.00 chased me away. The Kershaw was just the right size and the 49.00 compared to the Delica 59.00 meant a took the Kershaw home. I really like it. It fits my hand well and the spring assist is great. Moral of the story, I wouldn't have known if I hadn't held them. Make sure you put them in your hand then decide. JM 2 cents
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