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Favorite Brands other thank Spyderco?

Postby Lefty.Mike » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:48 am

Hey guys, what are your favorite knife brands other than spyderco? Personally, the only folding knives I own other than spydercos are emersons.

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Postby Revival » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:26 am

Welcome to the forum! You waited 3 years to make a post?...haha :D . I honestly dont have another favorite brand. I do like the looks of several of the ZT's though.

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Postby RanCoWeAla » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:36 am

I collect Case knives because I Iike to carry a classic slipjoint along with my Spyderco. I usually carry a Spyderco clipped to my right front pocket and a Case Canoe, Sway back jack, drop point Russlock or 087 in my left front pocket because of the pen blade and because the drop point is the best all around blade I have ever seen.

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Postby enduraguy » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:10 am

There are others?

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Postby foldingknifehq » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:03 am

Buck, Queens Cutlery, ZT and Brous!

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Postby this_is_nascar » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:31 am

Gotta be Benchmade. The Axis lock can't be beat, although the new pricing structure of BM has taken them off my purchase list. I'm considering cancelling my pre-order for the 940-1 as well.
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Postby The Deacon » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:35 am

The only conventional folders I carry are Spydercos, but I do enjoy my Microtech DA/OTFs.
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Postby bh49 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:41 am

Revival wrote:Welcome to the forum! You waited 3 years to make a post?...haha :D . I honestly dont have another favorite brand. I do like the looks of several of the ZT's though.
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I think that it is even funnier that his first post is about another brands.
At this time I do not have second favorite brand, which would be somehow close to Spyderco. I own 70-80 Spydercos and carry on various occasions about ten of them. I own four knives from four other brands, one of each: ZT, Ontario, Moki, SAK. Out of these four I carry only Moki on regular basis. I think that Spyderco just spoiled me with their knives due to Spyderhole, great ergos and slicing abilities of my favorites
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Postby xceptnl » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 am

I was partial to Microtech (folders and OTFs) at one point and older Benchmade designs appealed to me long ago. I do see a visual draw in the designs that ZT has been rolling out, but they have been less than pleasing to my hand and pocket, not to mention they could use some geometry improvement.
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Postby .357 mag » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:40 am

For folders I can't get away from spyderco. For fixed blades it's hard to beat a Mora.

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Postby Buendia518 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:49 am

Revival wrote:Welcome to the forum! You waited 3 years to make a post?...haha :D .
It must have taken some willpower, I started posting every question I had right when I joined :o , probably clogged things up a bit. To answer your question LeftyMike I don't have much passion for any other brand but my favorite non Spyderco folder is probably a benchmade sequel.

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Postby fanglekai » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:50 am

Great Eastern Cutlery, Queen, Canal Street, Case and Victorinox.

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Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:00 am

I love EKA knives, made in Sweden. Eskilstuna Knivabrik.

They made the famous folders and fixed blades for Rapala/Normark before Rapala started having them made in China; some of the Rapala blades were/are also made by Marttinni of Finland.

EKA made the Super Swede, Big Swede, and numerous other folders. Now they make the Swede 8 and 10 and others:

http://www.eka-knivar.se/


Katz is a good brand, too:

http://www.katzknives.com/


I also like Muela of Spain:

http://www.muelaknives.com/

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Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:01 am

PS: Benchmade is also a supreme knife company!

I like their Mel Pardue 530 with Axis Lock and 154 CM Stainless Steel Blade. I've handled that one before. Its great.

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Postby MadMaximus » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:39 am

Has to be Benchmade, I'm also on board with ZT, Mora, Leatherman used to make good knives, but recently they seem cheap and flimsy.

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Postby Strong-Dog » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:51 am

Spyderco is my favorite, but I also like Benchmade and Microtech.
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Postby ginsuwarrior » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:45 am

And he misspelled the title of the thread!.. :eek:

I only really like and use Spyderco folders, that thumb hole is something special. For fixed blades - Bark River, just love the classic stylings and materials. Followed up by some Kabar products.
Revival wrote:Welcome to the forum! You waited 3 years to make a post?...haha :D . I honestly dont have another favorite brand. I do like the looks of several of the ZT's though.
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Postby WMR » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:30 am

Along with my Caly 3.5, I carry a Swiss Army Knife (Wenger) that has a nail clipper. As much as I love my Spyderco, I don't want to attempt fingernails with it.
Also, the Kershaw assisted opening Leek is a very handy knife for arthritic hands.

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Postby dancer » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:47 am

Only brands I've bought and carried in the last 10 years are Spyderco and Opinel.
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Postby rodloos » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:15 pm

While I have a couple hundred Spyderco's, I recognize that they aren't the only brand to make quality knives.

I also have a bunch of ESEE's, as well as Blind Horse Knives, Dan Koster, Fiddleback Forge, etc. and even a few ZT, Kershaw and SAK's, and even a Benchmade bought back when ATS-34 steel was supposed the be the latest hot fancy steel :) .
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