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jwirecom109
06-03-2012, 07:37 PM
So its hard to justify running around the office with a old crapy beat up buck folder, when I'm in dress clothing lol.

So help me out with some choices here.

BTW I am a sucker for Benchmades



First: Benchmade Barrage Blue, Satin Plain Edge (limited edition 200)


Blade Length: 3.60"
Blade Thickness: 0.121"
Handle Thickness: 0.650"
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
Blade Style: Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
Weight: 4.20oz.

http://www.warriorsandwonders.com/images/BM580WW.JPG

Second: Benchmade Trask 40003-102 Plain Edge


Blade Length: 3.40"
Blade Thickness: 0.124"
Handle Thickness: 0.560"
Blade Material: N680
Blade Style: Modified Drop Point
Weight: 4.40oz.

http://www.warriorsandwonders.com/images/40003.jpg

Third: Benchmade 587SBK-1 Warn Black Blade w/Serration


Blade Length: 2.94"
Blade Thickness: 0.110"
Handle Thickness: 0.580"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Hardness: 60-62HRC
Blade Style: Tanto
Weight: 3.80oz.

http://www.warriorsandwonders.com/images/BM587SBK-1.jpg

Fourth: Benchmade 710 McHenry & Williams D2 Black ComboEdge


Blade Length: 3.90"
Blade Thickness: 0.115"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
Blade Style: Modified Clip-Point; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb Studs
Weight: 4.50oz.


http://www.warriorsandwonders.com/images/BM710SBKD2.jpg

lone-wolf
06-03-2012, 08:46 PM
I like the look of the Barrage Blue. If it's an AO I might buy that for myself.

blacksmithden
06-03-2012, 09:02 PM
Kershaw "Needs Work". I've carried one of these for years. No thumb spur to open...just push on the tang that is actually part of the back of the blade. No complaints about it what so ever.

http://www.kershawknives.com/productdetails.php?id=385

jwirecom109
06-03-2012, 09:53 PM
Kershaw "Needs Work". I've carried one of these for years. No thumb spur to open...just push on the tang that is actually part of the back of the blade. No complaints about it what so ever.

http://www.kershawknives.com/productdetails.php?id=385

Thanks Dennis but the ones I posted are te ones I narrowed it down to

abolt
06-03-2012, 09:58 PM
I edc a full size Benchmade Griptilian (551mdp), maybe to big for office work. Have you looked at the mini Grip?. That Barrage is really nice. You will love the Axis lock, even on the assisted open. 154cm is great steel.

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
06-04-2012, 12:43 AM
If I could convince you the get a DPX instead.....

http://www.outdoorpursuitscanada.com/products/DPX-H.E.S.T.-Folder-2.0.html

jwirecom109
06-04-2012, 06:29 AM
If I could convince you the get a DPX instead.....

http://www.outdoorpursuitscanada.com/products/DPX-H.E.S.T.-Folder-2.0.html

good looking knife but not really my style, and just abit over my budget.

mlehto
06-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Why not the warne in a plain edge?

That would be my vote, but I wouldn't choose the serrations.

The limited edition barrage is nice though. ;)

lone-wolf
06-04-2012, 09:47 AM
I wish you didn't post that barrage, cause now I'm wondering what rifle I can sell to buy it.

jwirecom109
06-04-2012, 06:29 PM
I wish you didn't post that barrage, cause now I'm wondering what rifle I can sell to buy it.

haha yeah its pretty

jonanddad
06-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Of those I like the Barrage the most so I voted for it

alphasixtwo
06-19-2012, 08:21 PM
Unless you see a common need for the serrated edge I alwasy stay flat blade. Gives you more cutting edge. That and I like the look of that Benchmade Barrage Blue.

lineofsight
11-16-2012, 05:55 PM
For EDC like having partially serrated (provided there is enough blade length for plain edge to be useful, >3"?), works well on webbing and wet rope. Tried tanto, went back to drop point. Definitely missed drop point more when using tanto than the other way around. Hence from those listed would opt for the 710. Curious though if dressy suggests thin as some under deliberation seem thick.

Personally for dressy have carbon fibre sage and caly 3 (though not serrated as a little short or EDC but for me dressy is an exception) with combo edge para-military 2, manix 2, and emerson a100 as EDC alternatives.

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
11-16-2012, 06:06 PM
You might like this one http://www.outdoorpursuitscanada.com/products/Spyderco-Manix-2-Black.html

Bullwhip
11-16-2012, 07:45 PM
I have the Barrage. Hasn't been in my EDC rotation yet, however just fiddling with it and using for a couple dress occasions, I like it.

It has a nice, positive "kick" when you open it.

However, I have to agree with Dennis on the Needs Work. That's a great and underappreciated AO knife too. But then I'm a sucker for Wharncliffe-type knives.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h68/Bullwhip2006/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_6820.jpg

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
11-16-2012, 10:39 PM
I would steer clear of A/O's IMHO. Sure they are cool but the mechanisms just don't last. Go for something with an Emerson/Spyderco/DPx style wave feature on the spine of the blade - faster deployment than any A/O anyhow.

lone-wolf
11-16-2012, 10:52 PM
Faster than an AO? How? My little sog flash was quick & slick as snot from my pocket to use.

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
11-16-2012, 10:54 PM
Because a wave feature deploys the knife as you draw it from your pocket. No tang to flip, no buttons to push. Draw the knife and its ready to use.

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
11-16-2012, 10:59 PM
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=AABt6c_MhfI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DAABt6c_MhfI

lone-wolf
11-16-2012, 11:15 PM
The flash, my thumb naturally was at the thumb stub while it was resting in my pocket and upon clearing it, flick. Also didn't have to pull it out towards the rear, nor did it depend on being in a pocket.
AO also helps with weak hand use(probably depends on the knife)

That said...

I see your point, clearly.

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
11-16-2012, 11:23 PM
Apples to apples ;)

Strewth
11-17-2012, 12:38 AM
I played with the Barrage at W&W, nice knife, and I like a plain edge, so I vote the blue one...but then, I've never held the others...


And not to derail the thread, 'cause that's bad...but the video of the wave thing didn't show buddy ever getting a good grip on the knife? He seemed to end up with the knife held forward in his hand? I've never tried it, so just wondering? Pretty quick for sure, though.

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
11-17-2012, 09:00 AM
It takes a little practice but getting a solid grip is not an issue.

jonanddad
11-18-2012, 07:15 PM
So jwire what did you end up settling on?

jwirecom109
11-19-2012, 08:46 AM
Lol, i ended up spending my money on a rebuild for my model 70 lol.
Asked for the Blue one for Christmas ;)

mlehto
11-19-2012, 09:54 AM
W&W has the Blue Barrage on sale for $110 right now!

Might want to get on that. ;)