Oct 7, 201710683 views

Most fun knife to handle/play with?

I'm kicking this off by nominating my new Spyderco PM2. The pivot glides like a buttered swan, and the compression lock and oversized Spydey hole give me 4 different ways to open it. This is cocaine for my fingers.
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you have to try the Wise Men Company aftermarket parts for the PM2. The Signet Ring and the Thorn. Just takes it to the next level.
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It would have been the Cold Steel AD-15, but I went to church and missed the 60 minute sale. I am sure that there is a lesson here that GOD wants me to learn. I have to believe that you understand the reason I have not posted a picture.
Mine is a Spyderco Jester with smooth burgundy micarta scales.
My favorite is a Benchmade Mini Barrage. The Axis lock is what makes it so much fun. Flip, pull, close, repeat.
I have probably 150 knives. $15 Kubey to $1,900.00 Microtech Anax. At least 5 customs including 4 Microtechs. The collection includes 14 Medfords. Some of my favorite fidget flippers are $25 Chinese made with really smooth actions and snappy detents. However, the knife found in my pocket most often is my ZT0562. Just a superb knife in every way. Bill P
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Every once in awhile I get the itch to buy a Chinese knock-off of something kool. I only do it when I actually own the real thing, so no one can accuse me of just buying clones, as it were. It's a Microtech Stitch clone. This thing's crazy good for 39 bucks! It's snaps almost out of your hand when it opens, locks up tight as hell, and now they actually sharpen the blades on both edges. What a great thing to just sit and read the internet and press the button, pull the blade in, press the button again. Great way to pass the time without having to think too much.
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Whatever justification get you by friend. It is what it is, lack of respect to the original maker, what if it were you?
woptucci
The subject has been talked to death, however read the comments. https://blog.knife-depot.com/never-buy-counterfeit-knives/#comments
Hard call between my ZT0055 with its uber-smooth SLT action or my budget Kershaw Atmos.
Any flipper...
Bestech Scimitar. Love their ultra smooth flipper action. Plus, the blade profile is "lit" as my kids would say.
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dubbs117
Smooth like no one....love to flip over
I’ve been slappin around a benchmade valet for a hot minute. To be fair a larger one would probably be more fun but this is all I got as of now.
Spydy Smock
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My Benchmade Precipice
Been playing with Lone Wolf's Lobo and Diablo designed by Butch Valloton for over ten years. The hidden scale release is an ingenious design, quick and efficient for EDC. They have replaced my heirloom balisongs which are now collecting dust as collector items in my closet.
When I sit on the couch watching TV and pull this one in and out of the sleeve? My wife just stares at me and goes, who the hell decided to make that knife anyway? LOL. This thing just makes me smile from ear-to-ear, it's an engineering Marvel. Fact is, I like this Microtech so much that I bought a Chinese knockoff to keep in my truck as a billy club / defense mechanism, without even having to pull it out of the sleeve you take one look at that thing and it makes you want to run in the other direction hahaha. But, my EDC is a Lightning OTF. I buy these by the Dozen and just keep sharpening them until they won't take an edge anymore. Even when I'm sick in bed I keep a Lightning on my nightstand. Best $40 knife ever! 
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Hey, the only honorable dogs are Marines! LOL. At any rate I've been using lightnings since they came out. I'm a big-time Microtech collector, I have over 20 Microtech automatics, out the fronts and flippers. Not to mention Protecs , and a dozen other brand names and custom made knives I can't even think of right now because they're in storage. But at any rate, I don't like carrying $200 - $1,000 knives EDC, hence, the Lightning's. I love these things... Auto out, Auto in. If the blade becomes deactivated, (in other words you can just pull the blade in and out by hand), all you need to do is take a cloth or a glove and grab the knife blade from the top Edge and sharply pull out.,when you hear it click back into place, you're good to go again. Here's how far I wittle the blades down on my Workshop electric blade sharpener, and it still has plenty of Blade to go!. I have at least six Lightning's in my tool chests at any given time. One thing to make sure of is that you get the ones made in Taiwan, not China. Sometimes it's really hard to tell, but if you do a little bit of research you can find out. I hope this helps. I'm a huge watch collector / knife collector, but I found that my everyday watch is a Croton 42mm automatic, and my EDC is a lightning OTF. I know, it makes no sense, but these are the ones that work best for me, so I don't kill the good stuff LOL. Also, if you've got wicked arthritis like I do, even using an automatic (wrongly known as a switchblade) is hard to do. With the OTF, slide a switch fwd out comes the blade, pull the switch back and the blade goes back in. Take care. Semper Fi, Robbie Places to go: bladehq, Perry knives
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riggarob
that knife is pure mallninja
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Love those scales 👍🏻
kdog45
They have some nice looking knives on this site👍🏻
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The mini Infidel is nice and snappy!
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Nothing morally questionable about supporting NRA. We will have to agree to strongly disagree on that one. And your Russian comment made in an attempt to insult made me laugh. No one took more money from Russians during last election cycle than Bill and Hillary Clinton and noone opposed it more that the ‘sheep’ you completely misrepresent.
Mrgauth
I am glad I could make you laugh because what you just said was HILARIOUS. 100% inaccurate propaganda random person. Since Trump wont disclose his taxes( 2014: Eric Trump: "We have all the funding we need out of Russia) we have to look at ad data and all of that went to pro-trump misinformation social media campaigns. But I am sure that Oleg Deripaska and Putin being friends with Trump and a Trump tower almost being built in Russia while Trump does Putin's bidding in the foreign policy realm to kick off the new economic ww3 is all a coincidence. ads data: https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/01/russian-facebook-ad-spend/

“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” -Don Jr.

“We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”- Eric Trump
That weight in that thich damask blade and the bearings in the pivot make it glide like a dream come true :) it glides well brothers. It glides like skates on snow :)
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Spyderco Sliverax is pretty fun.
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Real Steel G5 metamorph
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I Really enjoy the mechanism and satisfaction I get from opening the Paragon Phoenix from Asheville Steel.
I really like the snap and solid feel of the zero tolerance 0350.
940-2 (or pretty much any axis lock).
I like frame locks first, but it's nice to have a variety. I love my PM 2
While it's not the greatest of knives, I really like the opening of the Kershaw leek.
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I have a carbon fiber leek that I love, and a stainless leek that was the only carry I had for 8 years.
Julieno531
I have a CF leek I'm really quite fond of.
My fidget crack would have to be the Massdrop x Dew Hara Kabuto. This knife locks open and closed to the push button lock only needs a push and just an ever-so-slight flick of the wrist and its opened or closed. I had to put it down so I don’t wear out the spring on the lock.
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Spyderco Delica Super Gold...Oh wait. Massdrop has my money aproacing a year and I don’t have my knife.

My new fidget love is mt ZT 0450cf. Perfect size and perfect detent for buttery smooth flipping and it's a 9.5 on the Dropshutty scale. Slim in the pocket too
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Bassturd
I also love the action on my slightly different 452CF (just has a satin blade finish instead of DLC). That 4” blade opens so smoothly, and the detent is very safe, providing just the right amount of resistance. Good choice 👍🏻
Bassturd
This is the next knife to purchase on my list. Great looking piece. I have several ZTs and they always impress me.
Houge Automatic AO1 Microswitch or James Folsom. The James linear lock "click" is so satisfying. And it's textile feel is like comfort food.
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Pinksock
It feels like cloth?
The PM2 is one of the absolute best fidget knives out there, for sure. My favorite is my Gareth Bull Shamwari. It's the front-flipper that all other front-flippers aspire to be, and it flies open with a light index pull in a way no other front-flipper does. Truly a gem of the knife world.
Kizer "Dukes" smoothest manual flipper I own. Out fast and snappy with perfect size flipper tang. Light weight at 2.6 oz., 4" G10 handle for good grip and 3" VG-10 blade. Liner lock for quick and easy close. Fun, Fun, Fun!
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