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Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby Ales D » Mon May 22, 2017 10:48 am

Greetings from Italy,
as the title suggests i'm looking for a new blade to put alongide of my Endura 4. I love my Endura 4,but a man needs variety at times :)

I don't need a knife for a specific task, more something able to do everything reasonably well [which include self defence. I actually hope I never need to fight with a kinfe,and if i really have to i'd pick a Fairbairn Applegate dagger over a pocket knife, but you never know]

I already own a Manix 2 lightweight too, but i don't carry it very often: don't take me wrong it's an outstanding kinfe.. but,i don't know,it's simply not my cup of tea i presume.

I was thinking about a Police 3 or a Military [If i can find a non-black bladed one] , but i'm open to any suggestion.
Please just consider i literally HATE any kind of serrarion: i know serrations can be quite usefull in various tasks, still i hate them :)
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby toeterbaas » Mon May 22, 2017 10:52 am

I think a delica is pretty good.
I use it at work , And use it in my break to cut food.
Doesnt look to scary for people :)
I have experience with delica , Lava , Endura and Para

That makes is a good EDC for me
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Postby jdw » Mon May 22, 2017 11:09 am

I will second the Delica but you may also want to consider a K390 Urban. It's slightly smaller than the Delica with an amazing steel. It's also a slip joint which seems to matter in some places.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby Ales D » Mon May 22, 2017 11:18 am

As first thank you.
Second, Delica seems a great option, there is a light vertion too as far as i can see which is always good.

The urban looks like very short in my opinion, i mean watching pics i doubt it has enough space for my whole hand.

Edit: Btw, what about Para? How dou you rate him comparing to Military ?
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby Doc Dan » Mon May 22, 2017 11:19 am

I like the choices jdw and toeterbaas made. If you want a larger knife, the Military is a great knife and the new Police 4 is coming, if you can wait. The Pattada might be a great choice, too.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby anycal » Mon May 22, 2017 11:26 am

If you're thinking Police and Military, sounds like you're looking for something larger.

Not sure what your options are getting a knife from US dealer, but the Knifeworks exclusive Military with 204P steel is a beautiful knife.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby Ales D » Mon May 22, 2017 11:31 am

Doc Dan wrote:I like the choices jdw and toeterbaas made. If you want a larger knife, the Military is a great knife and the new Police 4 is coming, if you can wait. The Pattada might be a great choice, too.
Well,yes, i like "big" blades :) And fortunately here we don't have any restriction about dimension in carrying [untill it's not a dagger nor have an automatic opening you are good to go ...which is a shame considering i'm a dagger collector,but that's another story :)].

Still, size isn't the only factor i'm considering.

let me seach for Police 4 btw. And thank you.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby Ales D » Mon May 22, 2017 11:34 am

anycal wrote:If you're thinking Police and Military, sounds like you're looking for something larger.

Not sure what your options are getting a knife from US dealer, but the Knifeworks exclusive Military with 204P steel is a beautiful knife.
Custom Duties and Taxes kill me buying from US ;(
Last time i did i bought a keyboard.. it was around 120 dollars.. i ended up paying around 200 euros.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby toeterbaas » Mon May 22, 2017 12:18 pm

Ales D wrote:
anycal wrote:If you're thinking Police and Military, sounds like you're looking for something larger.

Not sure what your options are getting a knife from US dealer, but the Knifeworks exclusive Military with 204P steel is a beautiful knife.
Custom Duties and Taxes kill me buying from US ;(
Last time i did i bought a keyboard.. it was around 120 dollars.. i ended up paying around 200 euros.
Thats what happens , I bought my Zome for 120 euro.
Its pretty expensive but i didnt want to buy outside eu
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Postby abbazaba » Mon May 22, 2017 1:02 pm

Military seems like the clear choice given your love for the Endura. PM2 would be more like a slimmed down Manix2 to some degree... How about a Gayle Bradley2? Super steel that makes an incredible user and often referred to as one of the best values in the lineup. About a 1/4" shorter than the Endura overall. Plus its a looker:
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby JAfromMN » Mon May 22, 2017 3:16 pm

Combo edge native 5

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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon May 22, 2017 3:31 pm

If you need a Self defense meets Utility knife, I'd suggest the Yojimbo 2 or PM 2.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby palonej » Mon May 22, 2017 4:31 pm

Any one of the many.......Para 2 or a Millie!!
Both amazing knives that are also so much fun to fondle!!
Simply can't go wrong with either one!! Did I mention they are incredibly fun knives to carry???
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby murphjd25 » Mon May 22, 2017 5:21 pm

If you can carry a Military then that should definitely be what you get! One of the greatest knives ever invented imo. And probably the greatest liner lock of any manufacturer.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby Bodog » Mon May 22, 2017 5:26 pm

Military, GB2, or pattada based on your location and described wants. Maybe the K2 if you can still find one. And as far as customs, simply list the knife as a tool. It's true and it flies under the radar much more than listing it as a knife specifically.
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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby EmperorMA » Mon May 22, 2017 6:05 pm

PM2 would be my choice.

I'd also think about a Military or Pattada.
Wishlist: Delica 4 FFG VG10, Manix 2 LW XHP, Military 204P and S110V, Para 3 Cruwear and S110V, Paramilitary 2 (all versions), SpydieChef LC200N, Caribbean PE and Sheepsfoot SE

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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby bdblue » Mon May 22, 2017 7:19 pm

If you think the Military will work for you then that's the answer right there, no need to ponder any further.

I occasionally carry a Military but 80% of my EDC carry is with some variety of PM2 or Manix 2.

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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby ohcyclist » Mon May 22, 2017 7:26 pm

If you like daggers have you looked at the Euroedge? It is single bladed but is of that style.

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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby LDB » Mon May 22, 2017 7:30 pm

Well, I was going to suggest the Manix 2 since it has such a great blade shape. So, how about a Caly 3.5 or PM 2?

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Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Postby holeshot » Mon May 22, 2017 7:34 pm

I know I'm being blasphemous but take a look at the BM Griptillian. It's in my EDC rotation with my Spydercos and is a solid knife. :)
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