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Thread: Looking for a good combat knife
11-29-09, 09:08 PM #16
11-29-09, 09:42 PM #17
I love my Kershaw. There are little features in knives that are important for individual's tastes. For example, I really prefer having Tungsten DLC grips on my knives with manual assist opening (called Speed Safe on Kershaw knives...think of it as spring-loaded, although I don't think that's how it works). Manual assist openings would be in contrast to one that would open by flicking your wrist and letting the weight of the knife swing itself open. I also prefer a tanto-style edge. I don't know if this is a surprise gift, but if you are involved in dialogue with your son about this purchase, these are the kinds of details you may want to consider. Also, a clip is essential for me.
I've never had a problem with CRKT, but that's just me.
Good luck, I'm sure whatever you choose will be greatly appreciated! I use my clip-on, folding pocket knife daily while deployed.
11-30-09, 10:12 AM #18
I found this knife when I moved into my can in Iraq..
I love it so far.. very durable, sharp as hell, and it's an automatic. And of course, it was free! Can't beat that.
As for everday use, I have this SOG multi-tool
For everyday use I'd recommend the multi-tool.. when we were in the field I used it at least 2-3 times a day for something or another..
11-30-09, 12:54 PM #19
rugershooter16...you are posting in the wrong part of the forum. Open Squad Bay is for Marines Only. Read the headings over each forum.
11-30-09, 12:55 PM #20
11-30-09, 03:34 PM #21
Well I like the SOG Flash 2 , and the Ka Bar Mule, But the Mule is made in Taiwan. Is the 1/2 serrated a plus or more of a negative for all around general field use. He is a Rigger, although thats not the only thing he is doing now. I want this/these to be a surprise Christmas gift. And again all the input has been very helpful and is greatly appreciated.
12-01-09, 05:09 PM #22
It can be a plus. If the straight edge gets dull, you can still cut with the serrated.
As far as being made in Taiwan, many U.S companies are manufacturing there knives over there for expense. They are engineering them here, and they are being manufactured to the demands of the company.
Some U.S companies have the components made in Taiwan, or China, but have the knife assembled or partially assembled here just so they can stamp " Made in the U.S.A ". Check on where the SOG is made, not assembled.
12-01-09, 05:19 PM #23
12-01-09, 05:46 PM #24
12-01-09, 06:11 PM #25
I love my leatherman, has a straight blade on one side and a serated blade on the other, its not too big, forgot what model it is but I got it from my dad when I was AD in 2000 for a christmas gift, I still wear it on my belt everyday, and use it just as much. even have other people ask to borrow it for a second to undo a latch on their bird or something. Too bad I couldnt use it on the flightline in the Marines, they should issue one for every plane captain IMO.
12-01-09, 06:21 PM #26
Lots of good items mentioned here. I use a Leatherman and Folding S/W knife for my usual carry around camping/daily use tools. I keep a Ka-Bar nearby for a bit heavier duty use. I find the utility of the Leatherman to be very versatile and light to carry around.
12-01-09, 06:52 PM #27
12-01-09, 07:11 PM #28
How is the mule on one handed opening, I read the SOG has an assist.
12-01-09, 07:24 PM #29
Pretty good. It's a little tight at first. A little oil and use and it loosens up. The thumb makes it pretty easy even when new.
12-01-09, 09:15 PM #30
Good point no pun intended,if a Rigger has too cut through thick nylon serrated w/be an atteded EDGE!!!
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