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Thread: Looking for a good combat knife
11-28-09, 05:56 PM #1
Looking for a good combat knife
Semper Fi, My son is currently in Afghanistan and i wanted to send him a good folding knife. I've seen a lot of ads but I would rather pick from some based on experience. Thanks,
11-28-09, 06:16 PM #2
Kershaw makes fantastic knives. Check them out, I think they manufacture ZT (Zero Tolerance) knives as well...other than that, I've heard good things from Benchmade, Ka-Bar, and Surefire. I use/carry a auto S&W everyday, but I wouldn't recommend that for in-country.
11-28-09, 07:22 PM #3
Smith and wesson makes some good ones, so does SOG.
11-28-09, 08:26 PM #4
I had a S&W SWAT knife and a leatherman blast muilti-tool.
Kershaw and Gerber are very well made, Benchmade is the best but cost the most.
11-28-09, 08:36 PM #5
I always had a leatherman on me. Next to my rifle that was the best tool I ever had. Used that thing for everything from opening MRE's to fixing my humvee great tool! I would suggest that.
11-28-09, 10:26 PM #6
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11-29-09, 04:30 AM #8
SOG knives are about the best one for the price. Benchmade is nice, but you will need to take a second morgage on your home to afford one.
11-29-09, 12:24 PM #9
Sent this one to my son.
I chose this knife for my son, when he was deployed, because it had a multi-functional with locking tools and a blade, serrated, that could be opened with a slight movement of the thumb. It was pretty quite as well.
The other suggestions were real good. It all comes down to what the knife's purpose will be.
11-29-09, 03:00 PM #10
Well I've looked at some of the Leatherman Tools. and I was thinking maybe the Black Oxide Surge for a multitool, and then possibly still a folder for more or less an emergency type deal versus an actual fixed fighting knife. I appreciate all the input. Any comments on Columbia Rivers M16 series or maybe the SOG Flash II?
11-29-09, 03:24 PM #11
11-29-09, 04:28 PM #12
A friend gave me a S&W SWAT knife a couple years back. It's a rugged knife, good for everyday use but it's a bit larger then your normal folding type but if you're in a jam and can't get the blade out you can always throw at an attacker and it'll probably knock 'em out lol.
11-29-09, 04:28 PM #13
While working gun shows, selling knives, I heard a lot of complaints about CRKT ( Columbia Rivers ). Most were due to rust.
The SOG was OK.
Victorianox and Wegner are great multi tools.
The Ka-Bar Mule, not the compact version, the full size is tuff as they come and comes with a very versatile sheath. It is a folder.
The Emerson, while pricey is an excellent knife. Google reviews on Emerson Knives.
11-29-09, 05:26 PM #14
11-29-09, 06:29 PM #15
Back in the old days when I was a Marine I got one of the second generation of the leatherman and used it for 90% of my knife needs and was very happy. The other 10% I ended up using a Cold Steel SRK (which I still have). A friend got back from the army two years ago with several of the army leatherman that he was issued under the RFI, those are very nice knife/tools for a lot of tasks.
Assuming that he had been issued one of those tools, what does he want a folder for? Command issues with a fixed blade knife on his gear? Prying and chopping tasks? Cutting ropes?
I think the answers here will be different depending on what he needs it for.
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