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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15928

  • FredHermann
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Hi All,
I need some suggestions for a new EDC.
I've beaten the tar outta my Kershaw Leek with a CPM-D2 blade. Its in need of retirement...soon.
So in a perfect world, a Leek with a supersteel blade...and that definition changes so fast it makes me cry.

However, I am open to something new, preferably not a HUGE knife- as it goes everywhere and I don't want anyone freaking over an intimidating knife. But I want a smooth fast opening knife, and a hard wearing blade thats at least RC60+.

I am not a rich man, but I have about a 250.00 budget.

So...gentlemen, what's your favorite?

Is there a Leek with a decent steel out there?

I was drooling over the old Cali 3 Spyderco in damascus, but they got pricey...

thoughts?
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15930

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Funny the folder that is my go to and I did not expect it is my Hogue EX 3

www.hogueknives.com/pages/ex-03-specifications.php

They just got it right with this one. Edge will last a very long time and I find it very comfortable to grip.
I just got this one today EX 4

www.hogueknives.com/pages/ex-04-specifications.php

And it is extremely comfortable in the hand, more so the then the EX 3. I have not time with the blade yet? So I can't say how well it will hold an edge? They are within your budget, but if you can spend some more and can deal with a neck knife? Here is my favorite of the favorites.

www.cartercutlery.com/neck-knives/

Good luck and have fun with your new knife what ever you get I'm sure it will be very nice!
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15931

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I've always carried cheap pocket knives - only once spent >$50 on a SOG, only to decide it was too heavy for EDC. A few weeks ago, I finally had to have one in ZDP-189, as LeoBarr spoke so highly of it and google searches brought tons of positive stuff. Bought a Spyderco Delica 4 in ZDP-189; about $83 on Amazon. I'm truly impressed with the whole knife, but the steel just feels like it's in another league at RC65. It's like it has a grandmother who was ceramic. I don't know how durable it's going to be, but I did cut some cardboard yesterday that usually dulls my cheap knives quickly. Couldn't tell there'd been any wear at all. Rockstead laminates it between layers of VG-10, probably to protect against being too brittle.

I think all Spyderco designs are ugly-ass knives; strictly form follows function, but this one is really comfortable, extremely well-designed and light enough that I can avoid that bane of geezerhood -suspenders.

I very carefully zeroed the knife vertically in my vise and found that the left side was at 17 deg. while the right was at 24. I used my 1000's to clean up the toothy factory edge, then polished it off down the sequence to the 3.5 strops.
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15932

I own a Sypderco Stretch in ZDP-189 and I have to say that is good steel. Depending on the size of knife you want to carry you can get it in a Dragonfly 2, Delica, Endura, Stretch. All great knives.

You can also check out a Spyderco Chaparral.


Check out a Benchmad Mini Barrage in M390 steel. Good stuff.

Those are just a couple off the top of my head.
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15933

You might want to check out the Spyderco Centofante as well. Kinda of Leek looking :-) Just VG10 steel but I've had good lick with VG10.
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15934

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Benchmade mini grip gets my vote all day... Sounds like it fits what you are wanting perfectly. It goes fits my hands perfectly, opens smooth, and lightweight, and you can get it in m4 :-)

pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=121272004917
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15936

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Yeah it is hard to beat a Spyderco! I have the Native s30v and it stays crazy sharp! But like TC says butt ugly! A true work hoarse though!! :cheer:
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15937

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My favorite right now is the Spyderco Memory (bottom knife)



Smooth operation. Carries great. Thin, super slicer!

Ken
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15939

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What's the upper one?
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New EDC- Need Suggestions - Leek Nuts Chime IN! 7 months 1 week ago #15940

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Mikedoh wrote:
What's the upper one?

Spyderco Nilakka. Also a very nice design.

Ken
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