NEED MEMBERS ADVICE ON NEW TACTICAL

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NEED MEMBERS ADVICE ON NEW TACTICAL

Post by stagman » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:55 am

I am gonna go on a hunt for a new top shelf Tactical to be my every day carry
I "do not want" a flipper or one that pops open when you nudge it
A manual, that you use the hole or thumb stud to open...Gotta have a pocket clip mounted right at the end for deep pocket carry
Tip up or down OK especially if I like the knife
When I say top shelf,,,, money wise,,,,,$125.00 to $325.00...would
consider a bit more if it bit me and would not let go........
You guys got any idea's ???
Ain't really bought a folder in years so your help / input on this matter would be helpfull and much appreciated ::nod::
I am open to any handle, I like the looks of them anodized brite color screws and pocket clip I mite add
Blade would have to be 3 1/2 -4 1/2 inches or there abouts,, I like Bowie or Clip type blades and Drop points if that helps
So if a blow away Custom I went ga-ga over that was I bit more money,,,I would consider it
For pattern compareison...my favorite looking knife is a Crawford / Kasper folder

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Post by kootenay joe » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:26 am

Search on line for "Real Steel", "Ganzo" and "WE".
All are Chinese brands that are making tactical style knives with high end steel, pivot bushings, etc. VERY impressive knives for ~ $250 and less.
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Post by TripleF » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:44 am

WOW......

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Zero Tolerance
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Spyderco

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Post by kennedy knives » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:17 pm

Try Al-Mar
Spyderco
Mcusta (nice)
Sog
Benchmade
Case with a pocket chip
and you can look on here for what you need !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds::

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Post by XX Case XX » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:18 pm

If I was going that route, these would be my choice:

1. Benchmade
2. Zero Tolerance
3. Chris Reeve

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Post by Quick Steel » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:31 pm

All of the brands listed above provide useable knives, some being more refined than others. I am going to suggest you take a look at a Cold Steel catalog simply to familiarize yourself with the variety of patterns a tactical knife can provide. One factor to consider is how much weight you are willing to carry on a routine basis. Good luck on what should be a very interesting search.
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Post by jmh58 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:04 pm

CASE is coming out with a colab with Southern Grind on 2 really sweet knives.. Supposed to be right around 200.00.. Seen pics from the Shot Show.. Kinda KOOL!! John :D
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Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:48 pm

I don't understand why you feel obligated to spend that kind of money on one when there are Kershaws and Bucks made right here in the US that are handy, well built knives for under $50. In fact, PM your mailing address and I will send a Buck 721 Slimline (4¼" closed) to you that you can test drive. If you like it, you can keep it at no charge. All I ask is that if you don't like it, please send it back.
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Post by RalphAlsip » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:46 pm

Here is another knife for your consideration. I do not own this knife and have no experience with it. It is made in China. It is on my wishlist as a potential EDC. It might not meet the definition of "tactical" - AG Russell refers to it as a Folding Gents Hunter. Good luck and have fun on your search.

https://agrussell.com/knife/A-G-Russell ... LB-C172CF#

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Post by stagman » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:56 pm

Thanks oh so much for that offer Jerry....and everyone who reads this...
this is a prime time example of what AAPK is about, least in the 12 plus yrs I been a member
Thank You from my heart Jerry, but I am looking for something different
Jerry knows from a PM I sent him and a lot of ya all do too, I just lost my wife after 50 yrs together just 33 days ago... ::teary_eyes::

I guess I should have been a bit more specific Jerry,, but I wrote this just before going to bed, and
that is a rough time for me daily,, did not feel like gettin all snuffed up and shorting out the keyboard with water
She had a small life insurance policy and I can hear her telling me to do something with some of the money that makes me happy

So I was thinking like as a example, bronze or copper color handle of whatever, with gold screws and gold color pocket clip
not necessary that color, but some thing jazzy that sticks out, fancy if you will as a "Tribute too Her" that I would
carry in my pocket every day till the end, a tap on my side and there it would be, her memory made into a knife, just
one more thing to keep her close as I miss her so damm much :(

I carry a knife at ALL times, but when the model 36 Glock is not nearby, I want a knife that I can do more with
than cut some rope, etc. a tactical with close to 4" blade, pocket clip, U.S.A. made,, but one that can be dressed up and be
different and special as my wife Pam was to me for 50 years !!!

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Post by alabama » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:16 pm

mine is a ruger police service 6-357 -.. 3 and 3/4 inch-small butt..

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Post by RalphAlsip » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:30 pm

This one is a little beyond your price point, but satisfies some of the criteria you mentioned for colors, made in USA, etc.

I'm sorry for your loss and hope a "remembrance" knife brings you comfort.

https://www.knivesshipfree.com/todd-beg ... one-blade/

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Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:02 pm

That's very elegant TX-Jerry.
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Post by garddogg56 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:44 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:I don't understand why you feel obligated to spend that kind of money on one when there are Kershaws and Bucks made right here in the US that are handy, well built knives for under $50. In fact, PM your mailing address and I will send a Buck 721 Slimline (4¼" closed) to you that you can test drive. If you like it, you can keep it at no charge. All I ask is that if you don't like it, please send it back.
Jerry is spot on here ::tu:: He gifted me a Buck 721 and she has quickly become one of my go too work knives and it runs about half the cost of most of my work one hand knives ::nod:: BUT REMEMBER Stag NEVER bring a knife to a gun fight ::super_happy::
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Post by Forensic Jim » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:11 pm

I like tactical knives and especially anything made by David Deng of Reate Knives. This pic is of three knives all made by Reate and designed by Tashi Bharucha and all are integrals. The bottom knife is called Baby Machine and is not a flipper, but can be flicked open just as fast with a nudge of your finger. Runs on caged bearings and can be bought from one dealer I know for $320.00. They are due out in March and will sell out quickly.
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