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post #76 of 1748
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.
post #77 of 1748
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Originally Posted by appophylite View Post
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.
The Paraframe's frame is stainless steel... Aluminum isn't a suitable material for a frame (or liner) lock and titanium is out of the price range.

I'd suggest looking at the Byrd Cara Cara or Meadowlark. They should be available at brick and mortar stores and are ~ $25-30 there vs ~ $18-25 online. They're better knives with much better steels than the inexpensive Gerbers and cheap Chinese Sheffields and Rukas.
post #78 of 1748
What I carry most is an Ernest Emerson Custom CQC9 Eagle. It was given to me as a gift from one of my best friends.

(Sorry for the image quality, but the only camera we had in the office today was on Joe's mobile phone.)






post #79 of 1748
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The Paraframe's frame is stainless steel...
This is true. I see my initial Google searching was misleading!
post #80 of 1748
what do you think of the Leatherman Wave MFG# 830039

post #81 of 1748
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what do you think of the Leatherman Wave MFG# 830039
Well, I don't own the Wave myself (although it doesn't look too dissimilar from my Charge Ti), but I have to say that actually owning a Leatherman has made me understand why they command the prices that they do. I think they're great tools; if you have a need for that kind of functionality, you probably can't go wrong with something like the Wave.
post #82 of 1748
I got ACE Hardware coupons worth $20, and I've been looking at a Leatherman, and the Wave 830039 looked the best one my local store had.
post #83 of 1748
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what do you think of the Leatherman Wave MFG# 830039

I've got a Leatherman Super Tool 200 and a Micra, both of which I've owned for 7+ years now. They take a beating and they work very well. The Wave is a bit smaller than the Super Tool 200 in size, which, I imagine, would make it less cumbersome to carry without losing any of the functionality. They are excellent multi-tools.

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I'd suggest looking at the Byrd Cara Cara or Meadowlark. They should be available at brick and mortar stores and are ~ $25-30 there vs ~ $18-25 online. They're better knives with much better steels than the inexpensive Gerbers and cheap Chinese Sheffields and Rukas.
Thanks for the head's up. I'm gonna have to look to see if the Byrd models are available in the stores near me. They look like probably exactly what I'm looking for.
post #84 of 1748
i bought a crkt m16 to use around work. don't know how good it is compared to other knives, but it seem safe once clicked in place.
LL
post #85 of 1748
I used to really into knives, regularly visiting usualsuspect forum and checking out all the nice work of art.

I think knives just got that primal attraction that no man can resist... too bad I just sit in front of computer all day and the lure kinda died down after a year or two. I'm left with a buck-strider tanto that's too thick to be of any real utility around the house except for stabbing people.... uh I mean metal barrels.... uh... for no reason....

I don't even know where I put it, probably stuck in a barrel somewhere.
post #86 of 1748
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I got ACE Hardware coupons worth $20, and I've been looking at a Leatherman, and the Wave 830039 looked the best one my local store had.
I've got a Wave that my dad got me in 6th grade for use in scouts. I'm still using it now as a Junior in college and it's still working perfectly. It could use a sharpening of the smooth blade, but everything else works as well as the day I got it.
post #87 of 1748
I've had countless SAK's since childhood, but have always been reluctant to use any in "hard use" applications ever since I had one fold on my finger as a kid. So I prefer locking blades now.

Just got my first "real" folder.

A Benchmade Doug Ritter RSK-1 Mini-Griptilian. I just love the Axis lock mechanism.

I got a chance to handle a CRK Sebenza and Mnandi, and I just love the Mnandi. I will trying to get one of those in the future.

-Ed
post #88 of 1748
Oh yeah, I also just recently got a Boker SubClaw for box cutting and package opening duties. I was going through entirely too many utility knife blades. Plus the SubClaw just eats blister packs for lunch. Man, I hate blister packs.

-Ed
post #89 of 1748
I got an automatic stilleto kind of knife. You press a button and it springs out. Another press and it goes back in. Saved my bacon a few times in the 30 odd years I have owned it. Highly recommended if you don't mind doing time when caught with one.
post #90 of 1748
I don't really see the point of an automatic, other than having to deploy a knife really fast upside down and tied down or something. Otherwise, I can flick open my Benchmade nearly as fast. Closing the knife doesn't have to be as fast as deploying, IMO.

-Ed
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