3 to 4 inch knife

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    My daily carry is a simple 3" CRKT BULL: http://www.crkt.com/bull.html

    Not the most tacticool, but you can get one for $30 (25 if you look around) and it does everything I've ever needed it to. Easy to open, and plenty sharp.

    The next folder I buy will probably be the Kershaw Ken Onion Assisted Opener, which looks and feels wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Kershaw's Ken Onion Assisted Opener
    Ditto.

    http://www.kershawknives.com/productdetails.php?id=86

    Knives are like guns in that everyone has a favorite. I sure like my Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Assisted Opener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Kershaw's Ken Onion Assisted Opener...I have two of them...

    OMO

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    Should read...Kershaw's Ken Onion "LEEK" Assisted Opener
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    Quote Originally Posted by matdicdad View Post
    I am looking fo something in the three to four inch range that is something I can carry. Price 50 t0 100 dollars. Any reccommendations? Thanks.
    Some of my favorites which I own (not necessarily list in order of preference) are:

    CRKT
    Buck
    Spyderco
    SOG
    Victorinex

    Also, there are a lot of great knives in the $20-$50 range marketed under popular names such as Gerber, Smith & Wesson, and Browning. I have never worn any of my knives out, because I lose them first anyway. If you want name dropper or vanity knives you can go way above $100. However, I find little difference in performance.

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    I carry an Emerson Mini Commander that I got on ebay for under $100. The WAVE feature makes it a great carry knife that beats all others in rapid deployment.
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    Kershaw Avalanche partially serrated with G10 handle. The assisted opening is just a terrific option. I also have a SOG Flash II but IMO it's not the knife that the Kershaw is. (That safety on there is the worst idea ever). I used to think that my Cold Steel Voyagers were the best but the assisted opening Kershaws are just too great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenruger View Post
    I also have a SOG Flash II but IMO it's not the knife that the Kershaw is. (That safety on there is the worst idea ever).
    I also once believed that the SOG safety on my knife was a bad idea -- that is until it opened in my pocket.

    Now I am beginning to wonder about my handguns which have no safety.

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    cwblanco... haven't been "fortunate" enough to have it open like that in the last couple of years. ha! That could be pretty exciting I bet. I'll try to block that out of my mind now. ha!

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    try the sog flash 2, about 45.00-60.00

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    I carry the CRKT M-16 (small version). It is light (the larger one is a bit heavy and really not that much gained in length) and very, very easy to open with either hand and yet not a switchblade. It has a thumb stud, but that really just serves as a stop. The knife works wonderfully by using the 'flipper', but, with practice, there is even a better way: smoothly yet quickly draw from pocket while grasping it mid-point of handle and continue to raise arm. The blade simply snaps into place. Emphasis on smooth. This also works for the AG Russell zytel handed one-hand knife. In fact the Russell has a little spot for thumb placement. The Russell only weighs 1.1 oz with a 3 inch blade, and it is very slim (but no clip).

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    If a 4" blade is legal in your area - I'd buy a 4"
    Just my personal preference that all other things being equal regarding knives 4" is better than 3" because it gives you 1 extra inch of reach and penetration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    If a 4" blade is legal in your area - I'd buy a 4"
    Just my personal preference that all other things being equal regarding knives 4" is better than 3" because it gives you 1 extra inch of reach and penetration.
    So true. Try to carry the largest blade you can. I recently picked up a Benchmade 710 in D2. It surprised me, & now I now why many Benchmade lovers say this is their favorite model. It's just under 5" closed & the blade is just under 4", but it carries like a smaller knife. It's less intrusive, why reaching into my pocket with it clipped in it, than my Spyderco Delica 4 waved (3" blade).
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    Just do what I did...

    Last Sunday I was helping my Dad clean the garage when I found what seemed like a chunck of solid gold. A Benchmade 905 with C10 grips and titanium locker and tanto blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    Ditto.

    http://www.kershawknives.com/productdetails.php?id=86

    Knives are like guns in that everyone has a favorite. I sure like my Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Assisted Opener.
    I'm dittoing the ditto of the ditto.

    Seriously...my kershaw rocks!
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