Quality Folder

#1
I am in search of a quality folder. Up until a couple weeks ago my EDC was this:
http://www.crkt.com/M16-14SFG

Really liked it, except for a couple things - serrations and the tanto tip. Just happened to pick this one up at a sale for $26.
I will blushingly share that my wife used it a couple times and asked if I could get her an identical one (I am a lucky guy). My response was, "Take this one, sweetie"... a "gift" in her eyes, a chance to upgrade in mine.

So I am in search of a quality replacement. Here are a few preferences:
-drop or spear point
-no serrations
-pocket carry
-Blade length of 4-5"... "ish" - I have some flexibility here.
-Durable
-Looking to spend up to $150. I live 25 minutes away from Spartan Blades, but they are a bit pricey for me.
-Use includes everything you use a knife for :)


I am really looking for a bushcraft type knife in a reliable folder package. Interestingly CRKT has a sister knife, also designed by Kit Carson, that meets these requirements. I am leaning towards this but wanted to see what else you may know of.
http://www.crkt.com/M2104G
Thanks,
John
 

BlkWgn

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#5
it may not be exactly what you are looking for but after reading a review awhile back I picked up a Sanrenmu 7010. I can not find the original review that pushed me to purchase one, but there is a review here http://www.theoutdoornerd.com/2015/07/review-sanrenmu-7010-edc-pocket-knife.html

From the review "This is a solid steel, frame lock, EDC style pocket knife. It's made of the typical 8Cr13MoV steel you would expect it to be made of, and it features a hollow-ground, drop point blade. It comes with a deep carry clip mounted right handed and tip down."

I have been carrying this Knife daily now for about a year and have been very happy with it.

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The best part is they are only $12 on Amazon
 

Herbie

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#6
Benchmade Griptilian?

I have a couple because I'm a lefty and their "Axis Lock" system is the best ambidextrous mechanism I've found. My favorite is the Doug Ritter RSK version because it's a wide-chord drop-point, plenty stout for hard work. I also have a "standard" one with a thinner clip-point blade that's my preference for eating apples. (Long story, but I always eat apples with a knife.)
 

Thebrassnuckles

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#7
I love serrations, they always seem to stay sharp no matter what I do, and I abuse my knives. I have been carrying a CRKT M16-sfa once 2006. I love that knife. But a blade like you describe on that same folder style would be pretty useful.

Prior to my M16sf I carried a ken onion Kershaw spring assist with a blade like you described. It was a very nice knife. I think it's this one.
http://www.cutlerymania.com/Kershaw..._Hdqo_zggRZsDjghfUVrUM9WwSxoCWMbw_wcB&click=2
 
#9
it may not be exactly what you are looking for but after reading a review awhile back I picked up a Sanrenmu 7010.

The best part is they are only $12 on Amazon
Fascinating... I could buy a whole passel of them... Have you put it to hard use? Looks like every cheapo gun show knife you run across...
 
#10
I love serrations, they always seem to stay sharp no matter what I do, and I abuse my knives. I have been carrying a CRKT M16-sfa once 2006. I love that knife. But a blade like you describe on that same folder style would be pretty useful.

Prior to my M16sf I carried a ken onion Kershaw spring assist with a blade like you described. It was a very nice knife. I think it's this one.
http://www.cutlerymania.com/Kershaw..._Hdqo_zggRZsDjghfUVrUM9WwSxoCWMbw_wcB&click=2
I get it about the serrations and you are correct. I just prefer it not to have them. The best bet may indeed be the CRKT I linked above... meets all my requirements and is inexpensive to boot, but I would like something more... heirloom quality maybe - even though I carry daily. Looks like @Matt414 has connected me to something a relatively local store will get me what I want... which may have Ann beating me about the head and shoulders... again...

I appreciate everyone's input.
 

BlkWgn

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#11
Fascinating... I could buy a whole passel of them... Have you put it to hard use? Looks like every cheapo gun show knife you run across...
It is much better built then must cheap knives. I was skeptical after reading reviews but figured for the price it was worth the gamble and was pleasantly surprised.

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#14
Another vote for the Griptillian. Available with or without serrations, locks up solid, one handed opening, good enough quality that its a pleasure to use, but not so expensive that you baby it or cry when you drop it overboard.
 

Scott

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#16
it may not be exactly what you are looking for but after reading a review awhile back I picked up a Sanrenmu 7010. I can not find the original review that pushed me to purchase one, but there is a review here http://www.theoutdoornerd.com/2015/07/review-sanrenmu-7010-edc-pocket-knife.html

From the review "This is a solid steel, frame lock, EDC style pocket knife. It's made of the typical 8Cr13MoV steel you would expect it to be made of, and it features a hollow-ground, drop point blade. It comes with a deep carry clip mounted right handed and tip down."

I have been carrying this Knife daily now for about a year and have been very happy with it.

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The best part is they are only $12 on Amazon
I'm seriously considering this for my edc.. my current one is abused and in need of replacement. I am a fan of inexpensive knives that do the job.

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#17
I'm seriously considering this for my edc.. my current one is abused and in need of replacement. I am a fan of inexpensive knives that do the job.

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I can see that... you could have 10 of these in storage and one in your pocket and still be ahead :)
 
#19
Haha... just used my little Kershaw to pick my teeth after dinner, so this cracked me up.

At the same time... I think I am looking for something more substantial, as I have bought more than my fair share of "throw away knives"... and it has left me dissatisfied.
 
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Haggis

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#20
@jscusmcvet I haven't really seen in what capacity you are planning to use this in. Living in the sticks like we do I think yours and mine idea of what a bushcraft knife should be capable of might be different than others. So are you looking for an all purpose Chopper/skinner or more of a chore blade? You know like shaping stakes for trap lines, clearing shooting lanes, chopping the head of turtles kind of steel. The task at hand plays a huge role in the shape (tip/belly/draw) of the blade and the thickness of the spine. I personally do not like folders for the tasks above but like a solid tang straight knife with a thick spine and slightly arched belly profile. Also I like a hammer pommel on a woods knife.
 
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