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I'm in the mood to spend some money

Discussion in 'Knives' started by CHenry, Apr 16, 2020.

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    I have more Benchmade knives than any other. They're very well built, hold an edge, the Axis lock is perfection and they have an excellent warranty and knife sharpening service.
    Their most popular model, the 940 & 943 aren't bulky to carry, but they're tough enough to use as a multitool. I may or may not have 3 of those.
    I carry one almost daily. Sometimes I toss a Spyderco in the pocket, but it's usually a Benchmade.
     
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    I was issued a Benchmade Griptilian in 2009. Didn't like it much at first, couldn't tell you why, it just wasn't my cup of tea but I carried it anyway because I like free knives. Unlike most knives I've carried, this one's clip never loosened or bent and always kept the knife securely in my pocket. The blade stayed sharp and was easy to open and close one-handed. The knife grew on me and I carried it for the next 10 years until I stupidly left it laying around somewhere and it disappeared.
     
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    I also have three 940s and three 943s.The osbornes are the perfect size for me.I sometimes carry a left hand spyderco pm2 but it seems bulky after carrying the 940 for so long.I carried a few mini griptillians when I worked and put them through the ringer on a daily basis.
     
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    For a switchblade I prefer the Protech TR3 to the benchmades I have owned for close to the same price.I had to send a few of the benchmade autos back to the factory that hadn't had a lot of use so that soured me on them.
     
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    Well, rats. I was prepared to offer you 80% of the revenue on my next novel for a measly $10k... :/

    Carry on. :drunk2:
     
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    It's a P.I.T.A and not worth the hassle. IMO.
     
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    Serrated blades suck IMHO. They can be sharpened but it's a PITA. Work Ok if your slicing tomato's though.
     
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    I would also say to avoid serrated blades. In my years and years of carrying a knife I have never found a need for a serrated blade. In fact a regular flat blade is more versatile.

    My everyday carry knife for the last 3 years has been the Kershaw Grid. It's inexpensive, assisted open with a flipper, and 8Cr13Mov blade that does a very decent job of holding an edge.

    In fact I bought another for a backup when I found them on sale for $35.

    Here's the new one vs the one I carry. I use it almost daily and I use it hard. I have used it as a scraper, to mark cuts on wood and metal, to pry out staples and small nails, as a small draw knife, cut small trees and limbs up to 1" thick, even baton those same 1" limbs for kindling and I've even used it to cut lunch a few times.

    Yes it's made in China, but it sure is not junk. Its not a $200 knife, but the best part is not having to cry when it gets lost. I do regularly touch up the edge (mostly out of habit) but I've never had to reshape the edge or spend a long time resharpning.

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    Well I already purchased - see post 2
    I'm really liking this benchmade, serrated blade or not
     
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