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View Poll Results: Who Makes the best EDC Knives
Cold Steel 21 8.75%
Kershaw 19 7.92%
CRTK 21 8.75%
Buck 19 7.92%
Emerson 8 3.33%
Other 83 34.58%
Benchmade 69 28.75%
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:32 PM
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I was wondering which knife maker you all thought makes the best EDC knives. I put up a poll so you can cast your votes. Consider things such as price, quality, warrenty...etc. Who makes the best EDC knives and why?
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I like cold steel, even tho I cant afford their more expensive models.
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The only two that should be discussed were left off the list: Spyderco and Benchmade. Spyderco Delica is my ED (urban) C, but I covet a good assisted-opening Benchmade ($$).
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CRTK - I think they have great quality and usability at a very affordable price. I was impressed by their quality and after looking at one and knowing the cost, I expected it to be less of a knife. Very satisfied with their product.
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I like the Kershaw's serrations and the flipper deployment they utilize on their ~3" folders like the Skyline or Packrat, especially at their price point. Spyderco does make some great blades, though.
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No option for a SAK? A SAK goes in the pants pocket before I put on my watch.

So, is there any real difference between Victorinox and Wenger?

Other than that, an interesting poll.

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If there is a knife maker that's not on the list that you would would vote for, vote other and explain why. Name the knife and who makes it.
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The best? Who knows?

What I carry depends on my mood, clothes, and where I am going.

I almost always carry my Leatherman Juice CS4

I will also carry one of the following:

Remington Swift Lokt 2

CRKT M16SF with Veff serrations

Cold Steel AK47
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Benchmade - any blue or black class - my particular EDC's alternate between a 730, a 690, a 580 or a 710

Case - medium stockmans, peanuts and canoes are my EDC favorites
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I've had my Gerber Evo Jr. for a few years now, and I like it. It's a nice little knife that has served me well in the random cutting tasks that life throws at you. Note that i'm not saying it or the brand that makes it are the best, just that they're good.
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I've been carrying a CRKT M21-14 for a few years now. While I won't say its the best for everyone, I stopped looking for a new EDC after I got it and only now am starting to look again. (I've beaten up the edge pretty badly but it gets used just about every day in farm and construction work and has paid for itself)
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Buck Vantage Pro is the best for the money!
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hum, of those choices I find none of mine !

My favorites are Spyderco and Benchmades for factory .

I mostly carry Striders and now my Hinderer XM -18 .

Oh for the money hard to beat a Victorinox Soldier . Best 20 bucks you can spend.
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Gotta go with a SAK for all around usability.
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Victorinox or Wenger SAK
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For a pocket utility knife I favour the Victorinox New Model Military
For a light flat all purpose EDC knife I prefer the Spyderco Military or Police
For all out personal defense I prefer the Boker Jim Wagner Reality Based Knife
or if the RBK not available the CRKT Hissatsu Folder
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The only two that should be discussed were left off the list: Spyderco and Benchmade.
LOL!!!
How was THIS statement determined?
Ironically, I wouldn't even think of these two as first choice EDCs.
As has already been mentioned, a SAK would probably be at the top of the list.
A Case in CV, a Buck Stockman, or an Old Schrade Old Timer would by my next choices.
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I carry CRKTs I have several. Quality, good steel, easy to resharpen. I cut everything from cord, webbing, carpet, rope, to peeling an apple.

Quality and low price.
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I am currently using a SpyderCo Delica 4 with the Emerson opener as my EDC. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best EDC knife I've ever owned.
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