#1 favorite tactical folder?

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Patriot, Oct 6, 2005.

Favorite make of tactical folder??

Poll closed Oct 21, 2005.
  1. Benchmade

  2. CRKT

    0 vote(s)
  3. Kershaw

    0 vote(s)
  4. Other

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Patriot

    Patriot Guest

    Just checking.

    Does anyone have a favorite all time first choice tactical folder in two categories:
    1] Every day in the pocket carry


    2] On the belt carry
  2. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Everday carry - Benchmade clone of Emerson's CQC. Had it for years. Benchmade and Emerson had a falling out. Prolly get an Emerson next time, if this tank ever wears out.

  3. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    Tactical is a 'loaded' word. My daily companion is a Paul Zinsmeister, single blade, non-locking, knife, which I have carried, for over ten years; the 'Ken Onion' knife,by Benchmade,is my 'quick employment, locker' of choice.
    A knife is a very personal tool, and style/shape is dictated by purpose, and use; the 'drop point' shape seems to give most utility, to a 'working' knife, while the 'asisted opening' feature, of the 'onion', "multi-task", knife, offers a defensive advantage.
  4. kingjoey

    kingjoey New Member

    Aug 27, 2003
    Call me cheap, but a Gerber Gator with a semi-serrated blade works fine for me.
  5. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Stash, you asked for comments -

    I carry a swiss army knife for general "precision" cutting tasks along with all the other tools and gadgets. It has two drop point blades giving good control for typical tasks this knife is asked to do.

    The knife that gets the most use is the Benchmade CQC. Its a "hard use" knife. One handed opening - a plus for obvious reasons. Its tough and thick and gets used for scraping, prying, poking, hell its even a measuring stick from time to time. As a defensive tool, its long enough to get the job done and thick enough to matter.

    I agree that knives (like guns) serve a purpose. Buy the one that fits the most needs - or buy more than one that is specialized.

    These days I no longer have to carry the Gerber MKII or the tomahawk....
  6. navajo

    navajo New Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    My edc is one of six custom balisongs.
    A bali is nothing more than an unconventional folding knife thats lots of fun when not cutting sometning.
  7. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    The Sorprano State
    A Ken Onion designed Kershaw......it's the only one I got.
  8. KyBlaster

    KyBlaster New Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Paragon. Good knife for the money.
  9. offeror

    offeror New Member

    May 17, 2004
    NE Indiana
    I like Cold Steel products for tactical folders. Their ideas about what a folder should be coincide with mine. As somebody said, buy the knife that is good for as many things as possible. And I would emphasize, get a knife that will hold up to abuse if it's going to be the tactical edged weapon you hope you never need.

    I've been carrying a 4" clip pointed Voyager for a while, but I just got myself one of the 5" 'Gunsite' Cold Steel folders (they come in 4" length also). It's a step up from some other Cold Steel knives in that the blade is AUS 8A stainless and honed to a near-scalpel edge. I cut myself twice the first day while getting used to it, just by bumping the edge while closing the blade. I removed the factory clip and installed one via the lanyard hole for left-handed wear, and reversed the thumb stud. It disappears into the corner of my front pocket just as well as the 4" Voyager did.

    Cold Steel makes their folders extremely strong, and torture tests them by hanging 100-pound weights from them, having 200-pound men do pull-ups from them, whacking through hundreds of lengths of free-hanging anchor rope and oriental straw poles, and so forth. Their "More Proof" DVD is hard to quarrel with, when one is looking for a no-nonsense tactical folder at a reasonable price.

    But to each his own. I'm sure I'll try the higher-priced tacticals eventually to see if I find one that I like even better.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2005

    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Second Offeror`s opinion. While I did carry the five inch GS, I have retired it in favor of the four inch model. After years of over priced folders, I have based my buying on just a few things. Balance-Lock strength-Blade strength/sharpness. Care little for fancy aircraft aluminum handles/fancy G-Scale and the such which add absolutely nothing to fuction. Ten year plus user of Cold Steel Products

  11. DemonDesert

    DemonDesert New Member

    Sep 26, 2003
    West Texas
    I'm a Cold Steel man, too--5" Voyager. They are great blades, and the prices are quite affordable.
  12. rnshooter

    rnshooter New Member

    May 25, 2003
    New Orleans
    it's got to be benchmade...i have two folders and a benchmade neck knife, which i recently got. anyone have one of these? it is great!

    be safe
  13. Smith and Wesson double blade serrated on one blade non serrated on the other makes a good work knife and a good looking clip knife
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