Hey, thanks you guys. Yeah, I know that a fixed blade is ideal in the colder climates and less likely to snap, but unfortunately, the slope prohibits certain lengths on fixed blades and it would be a bit cumbersome anyhow when all I really need it for is hacking zip ties, tape, shrink wrap or rope during cold weather without taking gloves off. I do actually have a 3.5" fixed blade, but I haven't seen it around for a while now. I definitely do like the Gerber Paraframe and am reasonably sure that if the main handle is aluminum or titanium, it will last longer than the steel framelock did. I was just trying to see if there are other well thought of folding blades that are rather cheap. Thanks again for the input.
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2/20/08 at 5:08pm