Gift for my brother? Graduating from Army Basic.

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    Gift for my brother? Graduating from Army Basic.

    Hi Everyone,

    My brother is about to graduate from US Army Basic Training (11B, for anyone who might be interested). I am looking to get him a good gift. Please make some suggestions.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I'd suggest a good knife, good leatherman, or a good Surefire style light. I got my little brother a Benchmade Nimravus, which is an excellent fixed blade. And I have a Surefire 6P LED that I used more on deployments than any light I was issued.

    Knives and flashlights, infantrymen can never really have too many of either.
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    Take him for a tattoo, if he's into ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I'd suggest a good knife, good leatherman, or a good Surefire style light. I got my little brother a Benchmade Nimravus, which is an excellent fixed blade. And I have a Surefire 6P LED that I used more on deployments than any light I was issued.

    Knives and flashlights, infantrymen can never really have too many of either.
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    A good knife or a quality flashlight...or a 'combo' gift, is hard to beat.
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    Lightbulb If not a knife,

    an engraved Zippo.
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    Grayman Knives Ground Pounder or Warrior.

    Or maybe an Ontario Night Stalker.
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    ESEE Cutlery....cheapest I have found is www.knifeworks.com. There stuff appears to be tough as nials and well made and warrantied. A good light is always a plus also.
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    All good suggestions above. Although the first thing that I did when I got home from basic was field-strip every weapon I owned and gave them a proper cleaning. Even though I had grown up shooting, I had a new appreciation for firearms. New gun perhaps?
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    A Randall Made model 1. http://www.randallknives.com/ The wait is 5 years for most people. They move orders for active duty military to the front of the line though, making it a 6-8 week wait. In my opinion they are the best made, they have quite the history to back up my opinion. I am a former 11B, my dad gave me a Model 1, seemed like everybody and his brother wanted one, many of the SOF guys I knew carried a Randall.

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    A good light or a good knife is always a great idea. My BIL did 3 tours in Iraq with the 6P I gave him for his first trip over. Me and my dad pitched in and bought him one of these for his current deployment to Afghanistan. http://www.inforce-mil.com/products_color.html I want one!
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    Thanks, guys. I just ordered him Magpul's "The Art of the Tactical Carbine" and will be getting him a Surefire 6P. I am sure he will like both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    ESEE Cutlery....cheapest I have found is www.knifeworks.com. There stuff appears to be tough as nials and well made and warrantied. A good light is always a plus also.
    - Their newest knife (ESEE DPx H•E•S•T Folder) looks absolutely amazing.
    http://dpxgear.com/

    I agree with the suggestion of a nice knife or flashlight. For a nice knife, I would suggest an Emerson, Benchmade or Spyderco. For a nice light, I would suggest a Surefire, 4Sevens or Fenix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big country View Post
    Thanks, guys. I just ordered him Magpul's "The Art of the Tactical Carbine" and will be getting him a Surefire 6P. I am sure he will like both.
    Good choice.

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