Any idea on how much you are willing to spend?
This is a discussion on I need a knife recomendation please within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am hoping you folks can give me a recomendation for a new pocket. For me a pocket knife is more of a tool then ...
I am hoping you folks can give me a recomendation for a new pocket. For me a pocket knife is more of a tool then a weapon although I would use it as such as a last resort if needed. What I am looking for is pretty specific so here are the parameters.
- Under a 3 inch blade
- Tanto style blade
- Easy one handed open
- Must have a pocket clip
- I would prefer black
Any idea on how much you are willing to spend?
Sorry, can't help you. I think you might have a hard time finding a sub 3" tanto blade. I did a little looking around and can't find anything.
This is the one my Brother carries.
I bought it for him on Ebay. I don't remember what seller I bought it from but, it was not this one. It's a nice knife. Quick & Easy one hand opening and the ARC Lock is great.
The lock is the lock that locks the blade open. Very Strong.
There is no lock that keeps the blade closed.
One flick of the thumb and that blade is out there and ready.
SOG Mini Vulcan Tanto Sani Mai Folding Knife VL-04 - eBay (item 260479630560 end time Oct-19-09 18:28:03 PDT)
I paid about $80(something ???) plus Shipping plus Insurance.
So you'll need to shop around.
I have 3 right now that I'm looking at but always like when I can get the oppinion of someone that has used something I am looking at buying.
Columbia River M16 Carson Special Forces Black G10 Handle 3.5" Tanto Blade - Knifecenter.com
Columbia River M16 Carson Tanto Black 3" Combo Edge Black Handle - Knifecenter.com
5.11 Tactical Tarani Series Ten Eight Duty 3 3/8" Tanto Point Blade G10 Handle - Knifecenter.com
$60.00 ~ That's a Very Good price considering the MSRP.
I usually don't shop around as much as I probably should.
Benchmade Mini Griptilian with modified sheepsfoot blade! (less than $70)
The Modified Sheepsfoot blade is a great utility blade shape yet has a tip strong enough for defensive use. I have a full size Griptialian modified sheepsfoot with the 3.45 inch blade, and it is awesome. I carry it everyday for work in EMS!
But if you require less than 3 inches, the Mini Griptilian is perfect.
(Most people find tanto blades to be pretty sucky for general utility and cutting use. They were originally designed for maximum tip strength for stabbing purpose and to pierce armor. I quit carrying a tanto blade at work because it just wasn't versatile enough for real knife use)
(There are a choice of blade designs in the Griptilian line besides the sheepsfoot, such as tanto and modified drop point. And of course you can get it with or without the partial serrations.)
Benchmade Mini Griptilian
Blade Length: 2.91 in.
Blade Thickness: 0.100 in.
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel, BK Coated
Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
Blade Style: Hollowground Modified Sheepsfoot; Ambidextrous Thumb-Holes
Handle: Black Glass Fill Noryl GTX®/Color Valox® Handle Scales
Overall Length: 6.78 in.
Closed Length: 3.87 in.
Clip: Tip Up, Reversible, Black
Lock Mechanism: Axis
Weight: 2.56 oz.
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I would suggest anything made by Emerson. They have a few models around 3". Most can be found on ebay for a lot less than MSRP. I've bought a few on there for less than 100.
I also should mention they now offer a cheaper line of knives made in Japan. I haven't had a chance to see one in person but if they put their name on it it's GTG.
Black Zytel - Glass Filled Nylon- With Aqua Tread Grip Pattern
AUS 8 Series - Premium Stainless Blade Steel
Silver Satin - Scratch Resistant Finish
Overall Length 7.90 in.
Blade Length 3.40 in.
Hardness 57-59 Rockwell C Scale
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Benchmade mini griptilian
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