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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 5 months 2 weeks ago #15959

Another good EDC blade (my brother has one) is a Buck Vantage. They come in two sizes, one larger and one smaller. You can get various different steels and various different handle material. If you want good steel you can get S30V.
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 5 months 2 weeks ago #15964

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FredHermann wrote:
Wow, more good info.
Does anyone have experience with a Spyderco Cali? The pocket clip looks very fragile.

It isn't. Spyderco wire clips are my personal favorite.


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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 5 months 2 weeks ago #15965

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+1 buck vantage pro/force pro s30v, seems to keep an edge longer than my other s30v blades and has a deep carry clip. I edc a kershaw blur s30v, its ergonomic, slim, assisted opening and locks up with a nice "clack" every time. Its hard to beat those two for the price .
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 5 months 2 weeks ago #15971

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I looked at the Buck...nice but it's not calling to me.
Here is what are on my short list...really waffling on just what to get.

Caly 3.5 carbon fiber and zdp-189 blade
Benchmade 586 mini barrage with m390 blade
And last...a Cali 3 in VG-10 damascus just because it's so very pretty
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 5 months 2 weeks ago #15975

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Shame you cant combine them I like the look of the bench made but the Caly VG-10 Damascus is an awesome speck blade and the damascus is attractive I take it it is laminated the VG-10 is the core with the damascus on the outside.
Or again the bench made but with a ZDP-189 blade for me the Spyderco is not as an attractive style I prefer the stud for one hand opening rather than a big hole in the blade .
Have you considered a custom maker someone I mentioned the other day James Ivy K K custom knifes www.facebook.com/lightningivy he also sells on eBay he is based in Texas although there are thousands but he seems to make some quite good knives including EDCs although I am not sure whether he does folders but I think he does neck knives and he does quite a lot with damascus but not the VG-10 or ZDP-189 which require more industrial set ups I believe.
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LeoBarr wrote:
not the VG-10 or ZDP-189 which require more industrial set ups I believe.

It's typical with Japanese steels that they only let them be turned into cutlery in country where they can handle the heat treating and such. Likewise it's very rare for Japanese knife makers to work with non Japanese steels. It's a very closed culture in such things.

So while you may be right about the setup required, it's more likely VG10, ZDP, Super Blue etc are not even options for a US knife maker.

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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 5 months 2 weeks ago #15993

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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 5 months 2 weeks ago #15994

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Oh yeah Curtis! That one should be a sweet replacement for the leak. I have its Big Brother, the Gayle Bradley in m4. So far, the m4 steel is my absolute favorite. It is my understanding, however, that the m390 steel is basically m4 but stainless. And spyderco apparently ht's it to 62-64hrc. Cliff stamp has a review of this knife, I will try to find it...
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Here's more info on the air...

www.cliffstamp.com/knives/forum/read.php?6,13187

www.cliffstamp.com/knives/forum/read.php?3,14205

Downside is that it doesn't come with a pocket clip :-\

Oh, the cali clip is definitely not weak fyi. I don't own one but I've handled a few.
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tcmeyer wrote:
Have any of you gents heard anything about the 3-inch limit or pocket knives and concealed carry laws?

Hey TC, you may want to check here for more info on carry laws. It does indeed vary by state. Check this out TC... it looks like a leek would be considered a switchblade according to Wisconsin code of laws 941.24.

"Whoever manufactures, sells or offers to sell, transports, purchases, possesses or goes armed with any knife having a blade which opens by pressing a button, spring or other device in the handle or by gravity or by a thrust or movement is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. " how ambiguous is that?!! wow.

I love the knife laws here in SC.... as in THERE ARE NONE lol. you can literally carry a Microtech auto or any switchblade or size you want into the local Law Enforcement Center and be perfectly fine =) the exception being school property.

I posted this on BF as well:

you won't have any problems here in SC... I live in the upstate of SC (Greenville area) as well and am actually a law enforcement officer in the county. Glistam is right above... it does appear as if the law was changed a few years back. I will highlight the important info for you...

Old law:
"South Carolina - 16-23-460. Carrying concealed weapons; forfeiture of weapons.
Any person carrying a deadly weapon usually used for the infliction of personal injury concealed about his person is guilty of a misdemeanor, must forfeit to the county, or, if convicted in a municipal court, to the municipality the concealed weapon, and must be fined not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days. Nothing herein contained may be construed to apply to (1) persons carrying concealed weapons upon their own premises or pursuant to and in compliance with Article 4 of Chapter 31 of Title 23, or (2) peace officers in the actual discharge of their duties. The provisions of this section do not apply to rifles, shotguns, dirks, slingshots, metal knuckles, or razors unless they are used with the intent to commit a crime or in furtherance of a crime. "

New law:
"16-23-460: (A) A person carrying a deadly weapon usually used for the infliction of personal injury concealed about his person is guilty of a misdemeanor, must forfeit to the county, or, if convicted in a municipal court, to the municipality, the concealed weapon, and must be fined not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days.
(B) The provisions of this section do not apply to:
(1) A person carrying a concealed weapon upon his own premises or pursuant to and in compliance with Article 4, Chapter 31 of Title 23; or
(2) peace officers in the actual discharge of their duties.
(C) The provisions of this section also do not apply to rifles, shotguns, dirks, slingshots, metal knuckles, knives, or razors unless they are used with the intent to commit a crime or in furtherance of a crime."

Old law:
"16-23-405. Definition of "weapon"; confiscation and disposition of weapons used in commission or in furtherance of crime.
(1) Except for the provisions relating to rifles and shotguns in Section 16-23-460, as used in this chapter, 'weapon' means firearm (rifle, shotgun, pistol, or similar device that propels a projectile through the energy of an explosive), a knife with a blade over two inches long, a blackjack, a metal pipe or pole, or any other type of device or object which may be used to inflict bodily injury or death.
(2) A person convicted of a crime, in addition to a penalty, shall have a weapon used in the commission or in furtherance of the crime confiscated. "

New law:
16-23-405: Definition of "weapon"; confiscation and disposition of weapons used in commission or in furtherance of crime.
(A) Except for the provisions relating to rifles and shotguns in Section 16-23-460, as used in this chapter, "weapon" means firearm (rifle, shotgun, pistol, or similar device that propels a projectile through the energy of an explosive), a blackjack, a metal pipe or pole, or any other type of device, or object which may be used to inflict bodily injury or death. " I.e. no mention of knife in this new statute.

These two laws pretty much sum up the knife laws... there are other factors (if you use it during the commission of a violent crime, different rules for school property, etc.) but nothing more about carrying it. I know that I have never heard of any other fellow LE officer making any charges for having any type of knives unless there were other factors involved. I probably wouldn't strap your junglas on your leg and walk into wal-mart, but as long as you are concealing your knife you will be fine. hope this helps.

on school property your knife has to be less than 2" in blade length

*disclaimer (due to the nature of my job): this is not meant to be legal advise. please seek competent legal advise about such laws before carrying.
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