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    #16
    Originally posted by mossy930spx View Post

    lol I was polling the audience. Maybe there's a brand I haven't looked into yet.

    looked into some higher end like Emerson and Southern Grind. But I'm seeing the quality doesn't match the money. For example... Southern Grind has eeeh metal for $200+ but Spyderco uses VG10 which is a higher end steel.
    I understand, I do the same....but I’m keep circling back to spyderco...I used to have a huge knife collection, but I kept going back to the same spydercos all the time for everyday carry

    there used to be a Kung fu instructor in Smithtown who used to perform meat tests on all sorts of knives.....I remember the endura wave doing very well. He even personally carried one. The Yojimbo (wharnecliffe) was his favorite folder though. Here is the results of some of his tests

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      #17
      Never had a tanto style blade. They look too hard to sharpen by hand. Two separate edges. I'd fuck it up.

      I like my Benchmade 940, which they call a "reverse Tanto". Ideal size for EDC. Big enough for almost any use and small enough for carry.
      No one ever wished they didn't have a gun.

      Regards,
      Chris

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        #18
        Originally posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
        Never had a tanto style blade. They look too hard to sharpen by hand. Two separate edges. I'd fuck it up.

        I like my Benchmade 940, which they call a "reverse Tanto". Ideal size for EDC. Big enough for almost any use and small enough for carry.
        bench made is off the table. they can choke on a bag of dicks.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Ancap View Post

          I understand, I do the same....but I’m keep circling back to spyderco...I used to have a huge knife collection, but I kept going back to the same spydercos all the time for everyday carry

          there used to be a Kung fu instructor in Smithtown who used to perform meat tests on all sorts of knives.....I remember the endura wave doing very well. He even personally carried one. The Yojimbo (wharnecliffe) was his favorite folder though. Here is the results of some of his tests

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          thanks! that's an awesome chart.

          I've carried the karambit for about 4 years. in CQB it's pretty vicious against an unarmed opponent but once I started playing around against another armed person the angles to slash suck and there's no thrusting ability. So I'm going back to straight blade with the forward grip.

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            #20
            Originally posted by mossy930spx View Post

            thanks! that's an awesome chart.

            I've carried the karambit for about 4 years. in CQB it's pretty vicious against an unarmed opponent but once I started playing around against another armed person the angles to slash suck and there's no thrusting ability. So I'm going back to straight blade with the forward grip.
            If I can find the other one , with other knife manufacturers I’ll post it
            The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule ...Samuel Adams, "The Rights of the Colonists" page 419

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              #21
              Originally posted by mossy930spx View Post

              thanks! that's an awesome chart.

              I've carried the karambit for about 4 years. in CQB it's pretty vicious against an unarmed opponent but once I started playing around against another armed person the angles to slash suck and there's no thrusting ability. So I'm going back to straight blade with the forward grip.
              That why I gave up on negative angle knives like the Kbar TDI knife, spyderco lava, and HAK knife. I noticed in grappling, the angle was limited. But I loved the compact size and quick deployment. You can train around it...but why, when there are so many blades to choose from

              The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule ...Samuel Adams, "The Rights of the Colonists" page 419

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                #22
                Originally posted by Ancap View Post

                That why I gave up on negative angle knives like the Kbar TDI knife, spyderco lava, and HAK knife. I noticed in grappling, the angle was limited. But I loved the compact size and quick deployment. You can train around it...but why, when there are so many blades to choose from
                Exactly.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by mossy930spx View Post

                  thanks! that's an awesome chart.

                  I've carried the karambit for about 4 years. in CQB it's pretty vicious against an unarmed opponent but once I started playing around against another armed person the angles to slash suck and there's no thrusting ability. So I'm going back to straight blade with the forward grip.
                  Yeah, I couldn't see carrying a karambit for protection unless you've put in an insane amount of hours of training with it. Seems to me to be very limited.

                  I don't have nearly as many parameters as you for my EDC, except I'm not too fond of liner locks. Blade shape is somewhat unimportant to me for my skill level and intended use - drop point, tanto, etc. are all good for me. I know knife guys that are much more knowledgeable than I and they differ in their preferred blade design.

                  Steel quality IS important, as long as it's near the top of the list (which changes a bit every few years). Some specialists like a harder steel as it holds its edge longer but more difficult to sharpen, while other specialists like something they can sharpen more easily.

                  I have $700 EDC knives, and $30 EDC knives. The one that keeps winding up on me at all times over the last 30 years is the Spyderco Endura. At ~$80 it's not much of an investment ifI lose or damage it, and will do just about everything my $700 EDC does. It's like the Glock of EDC's for me! Lol
                  Last edited by Dan 0351; 03-02-2019, 10:02 AM.
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                    #24
                    I can’t find the other database, but I found this one...it gives a better idea what the above graph entails...plus you can see how well small 3 inch wharnecliffe blade cuts like the ronin and yojimbo. They can sometimes out cut full size combat knives. Wharnecliffes are truly underrated in the knife world.


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                    The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule ...Samuel Adams, "The Rights of the Colonists" page 419

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