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10-10-2012, 06:40 PM
What's a good folding knife to buy that fit's easily into a pocket but still does the job for self defense?

10-10-2012, 06:50 PM
depends on price...but i have always loved the ontario rat 1 folder and all the spyderco knives but the best on a budget is the spyderco tenacious great quality knives at a really fair price

10-14-2012, 10:56 AM
What about the cold steel trilite 4 inch folding blade? Small enough for everyday pocket carry but big enough to defend yourself looks like a stiletto and its like 40 bucks

10-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Spyderco delica with VG-10 is pretty good. The plastic handle ones are super light too.

10-25-2012, 03:30 PM
It really depends on how much your looking to spend. I have bin carrying the Benchmade Rift for about 4 months now and it carry's well. Its thin and i love the pillar construction.

01-10-2013, 04:04 AM
The folding blades are quite useful for number of reasons. Very important among them is security of person holding it. The sharpen edge is folded is the cover and saves the number of injuries. It is also easy to handle and keep.

Capt. Frank
08-13-2013, 08:18 AM
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08-13-2013, 11:53 AM
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08-13-2013, 09:15 PM
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Capt. Frank
08-17-2013, 09:12 AM
Check out the Benchmade line, maybe the best quality for price. Compared with some good brands, Benchmade does a better job of tempering their blades, using the same blade steel, their blades hold a sharp edge longer than other brands I have compared them with.

10-06-2013, 04:45 PM
Schrade 60t

10-06-2013, 10:36 PM
Spyderco Delica4, or Benchmade Griptilian or Mini-Griptilian are some of the best pocket knives you can buy at a reasonable price. They come in VG-10 or CM154, or CPM-S30V steel, any of which make an outstanding blade. As for self-defense, don't bother. Knives aren't meant to be a defensive weapon. Military carry them for offensive purposes, like dispatching a sentry silently. In a SD situation, you're more likely to get killed or cut with your own knife than you are to successfully defend yourself. Unless you have very extensive combat training with a blade, I would strongly suggest you not try to use one as a weapon.

My personal EDC knives are:
Spyderco para-military2 C81G2 (G-10/S30V)
Spyderco Delica4 C11TID (Ti/Damascus VG-10)
Spyderco Chaparral2 C152TI (Ti/CTS-XHP)
Benchmade Mini-Griptilian 550HG (Valox/S30V, all black modified sheepsfoot, plain edge oxide coated, modified hollow ground edge)
Benchmade Auto-Presidio 5000 (G-10/154CM)
Victorinox Alox Pioneer (red textured metal scales, plain blade)

If I was going to carry one of my knives as an actual weapon, it wouldn't be any of the above. It would most likely be my SOG combat knife (actual MAC/V-SOG, not the company, "SOG") or my John Ek TacOps IV commando knife, or my J. Russell Green River Works skinner. Those are all fixed blades that would serve the purpose more readily, but are also generally illegal to carry in most states, since all of the above are 6+ inch fixed blades.