Seeking recommendations

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  1. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

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    Seeking recommendations from LEOS, EX LEOS, or anyone arrested by a LEO. My nephew will graduating from the police academy an wanted to buy him a flipper or spring assisted knife for every day carry. Something in the $150-$300 range. What would all of you recommend.
     
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    Look at the Benchmade blue line
     

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    Those knives sure take some abuse. I watched a guy use his knife to break (not cut, BREAK, with the knife blade as a lever) a security seal on a semi-trailer. I don't know what brand it was, but the knife was not damaged in the least.
     
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    I saw two benchmade knives at the base exchange priced at $159 and $169 one of them was difficult to open one handed and the higher priced was easier to open but not as smooth as I would hope for. I'll check the website for the blue line, thanks for pointing me in that direction.
     
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    Just bought my father a Pro Tech and he loves it. It's a little 2" blade, that's all they'll let us have here in Ca. Booooo

    I paid $135
     
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    Thanks, I'll check them out.
     
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    Consider a "First Responder" type knife. Something with a duel edged blade, both smooth, and seriated. Along with a glass breaker on the end of the handle. And you don't have to spend a small fortune to get a good knife either.
     
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    Great idea, I was more focused on self defense and not the greater picture of his job duties that could expose him to a variety of scenarios, THANKS.
     
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    Hey, look what just popped up on TFF
    https://www.thefirearmsforum.com/th...tary-2-knife-88-23-shipped-after-code.174109/

    I have this knife and have owned it for over 2 years.
    Excellent blade
    I paid close to $150 for it. I guess the prices are coming down on them
    These are also USA Made in Golden CO out of S30V , flat grind with a nice big thumb hole to open it even with gloves on

    There is nothing about it I don't like
     
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    What is it he's going to use this knife for?
     
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    ms6852 Well-Known Member

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    I really do not know. I just thought I would gift him a nice reliable knife that he could use as an everyday knife he could carry. Right now I am thinking of either the Trident elite by SOG, or a benchmade. I guess I would like it if it afforded him the opportunities to use it as a first responder type of knife as well as a self defense to making tooth picks and baseball bats out of trees should he choose too.
     
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    Think I may be a little late, but . . . ..

    A Ka-Bar TDI law enforcement is a fixed blade that is incredibly useful. ($50)
    Or
    If you are looking for a folder Benchmade Barrage is very robust and uses great steel. ($150)

    Or you can get both. The Barrage (full size) is a great EDC, and the Ka-Bar goes on your off hand side to be used for, well, go look it up, you will see.
     
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    While with a SAR unit I carried a Spyderco Rescue because my main task involved slicing through seat belts/ropes etc..., for which the serrated Rescue excels(I think it's still in production.)
    Lately, the Deputies around here have been buying S&W Border Guards with non serrated blades. G
    I've had the opportunity to handle one and it's good quality for such an inexpensive knife.
     
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    I finally decided on the SOG Trident Elite knife it covers what I think would be necessary as a first responder, the ability to break a window, the ability to cut a seat belt, and it is spring loaded for self defense should the need arise. I feel good about the decision, thanks all of you for your recommendations they were all great and helpful in guiding me towards this decision.
     
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