11-04-2019, 12:03 AM
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I got bitten by another edge bug with knives a couple years back. I'm curious about favorite folding knives and why you like them, anywhere from budget to custom. My recent favorites in the folding realm are both 940s for general purpose EDC, the original 940 with milled aluminum handles and the 940-1 carbon fiber. I was initially turned off by the blade, a little more "stabby" looking than I wanted, but with time the combo of some of the lower weight to blade length ratios and the way all the models disappear in the pocket I got pulled in and now am really enjoying them. I do wish that there was a model made just like the 940, but around 3 inches rather than the 3.4 that they are. Any recommendations on something that would be along those lines would be appreciated too. 

What are your favorite folders, and why do you like them? Sentimental reasons definitely count too!

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 11-04-2019, 08:36 AM
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(11-04-2019, 12:03 AM)Technium Wrote: I got bitten by another edge bug with knives a couple years back. I'm curious about favorite folding knives and why you like them, anywhere from budget to custom. My recent favorites in the folding realm are both 940s for general purpose EDC, the original 940 with milled aluminum handles and the 940-1 carbon fiber. I was initially turned off by the blade, a little more "stabby" looking than I wanted, but with time the combo of some of the lower weight to blade length ratios and the way all the models disappear in the pocket I got pulled in and now am really enjoying them. I do wish that there was a model made just like the 940, but around 3 inches rather than the 3.4 that they are. Any recommendations on something that would be along those lines would be appreciated too. 

What are your favorite folders, and why do you like them? Sentimental reasons definitely count too!

I assume your talking about Benchmade knives?

I love my 710 Axis lock, it's probably my favorite folding knife.  I need to send it in to Benchmade and get the Omega springs changed.  I like most Benchmade folder and have a few.

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 11-04-2019, 11:06 AM
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(11-04-2019, 08:36 AM)Sully Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 12:03 AM)Technium Wrote: I got bitten by another edge bug with knives a couple years back. I'm curious about favorite folding knives and why you like them, anywhere from budget to custom. My recent favorites in the folding realm are both 940s for general purpose EDC, the original 940 with milled aluminum handles and the 940-1 carbon fiber. I was initially turned off by the blade, a little more "stabby" looking than I wanted, but with time the combo of some of the lower weight to blade length ratios and the way all the models disappear in the pocket I got pulled in and now am really enjoying them. I do wish that there was a model made just like the 940, but around 3 inches rather than the 3.4 that they are. Any recommendations on something that would be along those lines would be appreciated too. 

What are your favorite folders, and why do you like them? Sentimental reasons definitely count too!

I assume your talking about Benchmade knives?

I love my 710 Axis lock, it's probably my favorite folding knife.  I need to send it in to Benchmade and get the Omega springs changed.  I like most Benchmade folder and have a few.

Yes, I did mean Benchmade. Should have said that, What issues are you having with your omega springs?

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 11-04-2019, 11:07 AM
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I like Benchmade knives.  The Axis lock is great, and I still see it as the best locking system for a folding knife.  My favorite Benchmade has been out of production for many years.  It's the Advanced Folding Combat Knife (AFCK).  It was initially made with a liner lock, then with an Axis lock, then discontinued.

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 11-04-2019, 01:39 PM
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I really like my Buck 279 folding knife with a 3.5 inch 420 HC blade. It's really solid. Made well. 

[Image: 0WQ5Yxb.jpg]

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 11-04-2019, 06:15 PM
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(11-04-2019, 11:07 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I like Benchmade knives.  The Axis lock is great, and I still see it as the best locking system for a folding knife.  My favorite Benchmade has been out of production for many years.  It's the Advanced Folding Combat Knife (AFCK).  It was initially made with a liner lock, then with an Axis lock, then discontinued.

I sure like the Axis as well. Do you still have your AFCK?

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 11-04-2019, 06:18 PM
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(11-04-2019, 01:39 PM)shave/brush Wrote: I really like my Buck 279 folding knife with a 3.5 inch 420 HC blade. It's really solid. Made well. 

[Image: 0WQ5Yxb.jpg]

Great looking knife! Love the sharpening choil, and so would my sharpening guy...and the finger choil. Looks like some nice jumping up there as well.

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 11-04-2019, 08:40 PM
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Favourite is a difficult word to nail down... should I pick my Leatherman Wave that I've carried every day at work since 2003? What about the little Kershaw I got clipped  to the side of my keyboard drawer at home for the last decade to open packages and envelopes?

Nah, I think I'll pick my 2016 TSN Special Edition handmade Taramundi knife from Spanish Artisan Pedro Bermudez  Biggrin
[Image: 2016-06-15%2B20.17.00.jpg]
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 11-04-2019, 08:44 PM
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Spyderco Chinese Folder and Lil' Lum by the late Bob Lum from Astoria.  

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Super light, super simple knives.  I like drop point and its variations  - lots of belly, strong points.    

Don't use the big one as much.  It's San Mai and more of curiosity than a daily driver.

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 11-04-2019, 10:50 PM
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(11-04-2019, 08:40 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Favourite is a difficult word to nail down... should I pick my Leatherman Wave that I've carried every day at work since 2003? What about the little Kershaw I got clipped  to the side of my keyboard drawer at home for the last decade to open packages and envelopes?

Nah, I think I'll pick my 2016 TSN Special Edition handmade Taramundi knife from Spanish Artisan Pedro Bermudez  Biggrin
[Image: 2016-06-15%2B20.17.00.jpg]
[Image: 2016-06-15%2B20.17.26.jpg]
[Image: 2016-06-15%2B20.17.56.jpg]

Nice choice indeed!

I haven't had a slip joint aside from when I was a kid and a couple of nice Swiss army knives. I'd like to try out something nice like this one day.

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 11-04-2019, 10:56 PM
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(11-04-2019, 08:44 PM)old school Wrote: Spyderco Chinese Folder and Lil' Lum by the late Bob Lum from Astoria.  

[Image: nIcsuvw.jpg]

Super light, super simple knives.  I like drop point and its variations  - lots of belly, strong points.    

Don't use the big one as much.  It's San Mai and more of curiosity than a daily driver.

Cool! 1.8 ounces! I like that sort of light end daily driver myself. Though my current ones are closer to 2.5. Hence my wish that Benchmade made a mini-940

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 11-05-2019, 03:51 AM
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(11-04-2019, 11:06 AM)Technium Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 08:36 AM)Sully Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 12:03 AM)Technium Wrote: I got bitten by another edge bug with knives a couple years back. I'm curious about favorite folding knives and why you like them, anywhere from budget to custom. My recent favorites in the folding realm are both 940s for general purpose EDC, the original 940 with milled aluminum handles and the 940-1 carbon fiber. I was initially turned off by the blade, a little more "stabby" looking than I wanted, but with time the combo of some of the lower weight to blade length ratios and the way all the models disappear in the pocket I got pulled in and now am really enjoying them. I do wish that there was a model made just like the 940, but around 3 inches rather than the 3.4 that they are. Any recommendations on something that would be along those lines would be appreciated too. 

What are your favorite folders, and why do you like them? Sentimental reasons definitely count too!

I assume your talking about Benchmade knives?

I love my 710 Axis lock, it's probably my favorite folding knife.  I need to send it in to Benchmade and get the Omega springs changed.  I like most Benchmade folder and have a few.

Yes, I did mean Benchmade. Should have said that, What issues are you having with your omega springs?

After more than a decade as my daily carry the omega springs broke and need to be replaced.  Years ago, you could get replacement omega springs from Benchmade but now you have to send your knife in to get them replaced.  I've haven't bothered to send it in, I have plenty of other knives for daily carry.

Edited to add:

I just did a search for Benchmade Omega Springs and after market parts on Etsy for less than shipping my knife to one way to Benchmade.  Hopefully I'll have the springs by the weekend and my 710 will go back into daily use.

(11-04-2019, 11:07 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I like Benchmade knives.  The Axis lock is great, and I still see it as the best locking system for a folding knife.  My favorite Benchmade has been out of production for many years.  It's the Advanced Folding Combat Knife (AFCK).  It was initially made with a liner lock, then with an Axis lock, then discontinued.


I had an AFCK liner lock, made out of D2 tool steel.  It was a great knife.  I gave it to my oldest son and it's been his daily carry for years.

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 11-08-2019, 11:03 AM
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Benchmade griptillian
Benchmade 940 Osborne 
Spyderco delica

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 11-08-2019, 11:58 AM
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(11-05-2019, 03:51 AM)Sully Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 11:07 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I like Benchmade knives.  The Axis lock is great, and I still see it as the best locking system for a folding knife.  My favorite Benchmade has been out of production for many years.  It's the Advanced Folding Combat Knife (AFCK).  It was initially made with a liner lock, then with an Axis lock, then discontinued.

I had an AFCK liner lock, made out of D2 tool steel.  It was a great knife.  I gave it to my oldest son and it's been his daily carry for years.

The AFCK was made in D2 and ATS-34, and were both outstanding.  Your son is fortunate to be carrying such a fine blade.

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 11-09-2019, 03:50 AM
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(11-08-2019, 11:58 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(11-05-2019, 03:51 AM)Sully Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 11:07 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I like Benchmade knives.  The Axis lock is great, and I still see it as the best locking system for a folding knife.  My favorite Benchmade has been out of production for many years.  It's the Advanced Folding Combat Knife (AFCK).  It was initially made with a liner lock, then with an Axis lock, then discontinued.

I had an AFCK liner lock, made out of D2 tool steel.  It was a great knife.  I gave it to my oldest son and it's been his daily carry for years.

The AFCK was made in D2 and ATS-34, and were both outstanding.  Your son is fortunate to be carrying such a fine blade.

He would agree with you.  D2 is an excellent steel for knives, the only down side is the tougher steel can be more work to sharpen if you let your knife get really dull.

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