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#231044 - 08/30/11 01:50 PM Leather man knives?
LoneWolf Offline
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Howdy all,

Got an Amazon gift card that is burning a hole in my pocket. I have thought for some time that I would like to get a knife with assisted opening and a clip to EDC. I currently carry a little folder that locks. I have been looking at the Leathermans and the Spydercos. The only experience I have with either company is the Leatherman Wave that is currently residing in my GHB. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and ummm, the gift card is $40.

Thanks,
LW

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#231048 - 08/30/11 02:42 PM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
chaosmagnet Offline
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I had one and liked it. Felt well made and locked up solid. Gave it to my wife. She seems to like it.

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#231051 - 08/30/11 02:52 PM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
LesSnyder Offline
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if you are willing to expand your options... I carried (at school) and would highly recommend a Kershaw Leek ...very sharp, assisted opening...probably have to kick in a couple of dollars..

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#231063 - 08/30/11 05:08 PM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
Denis Offline
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I don't have experience with those knives, but I really like my Leatherman Skeletool CX and think it makes a great EDC pocket tool.

I used to carry a Leatherman Juice regularly but also wanted to carry a more capable locking folder. After looking at the options, I decided against carrying a two tools but didn't want to stop carrying a multi-tool; carrying a knife alone just isn't as useful for me.

So I landed on the Skeletool; it gives me the one-handed opening locking-blade knife in a fairly compact and light package that can be easily carried with a pocket clip, but with the versatility of the additional pliers and screwdriver.

It looks like regular Skeletools are selling for about $45 on Amazon right now.

Gerber also has a couple similar offerings, the Octane and the Crucial are the two I've looked at recently. They seem nice, bought my son an Octane actually, but I still prefer the Skeletool; it just feels better smile.
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#231133 - 08/31/11 09:07 AM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: NightHiker]
LoneWolf Offline
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Registered: 11/06/07
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Thanks everyone.

I expect to be placing an order this afternoon. I hadn't thought about Kershaw until you all brought it up. I did a bunch of research and I think I'll go the Leek route. I'm still debating though. The Blur looks pretty good too. Several of the reviews stated that the tip on the Leek is rather fine and easy to break off. Shouldn't be a problem, I don't plan to pry any tires off of rims or anything. The Blur seems to be a good choice but it is a bigger, heavier knife. I haven't decided for sure yet. Does anyone have any other thoughts or have done a side by side comparison?

Thanks again,
LW

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#231138 - 08/31/11 11:30 AM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
LesSnyder Offline
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LoneWolf...if you decide on the Leek, be careful the first time you open it with the thumb stud...with the assisted opening the blade can open quicker than your thumb moves, and you may end up with your thumb on the blade...use the assisted opening ramp


Edited by LesSnyder (08/31/11 05:28 PM)

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#231175 - 08/31/11 09:24 PM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
jzmtl Offline
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The thumbstuds on leek is almost unusable anyway, they are really there to work as blade stop.

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#231176 - 08/31/11 09:27 PM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
Frisket Offline
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Hope I didnt catch you to late but CRKT makes some decent knives for the 40$ price range.

http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-River-Kni...9659&sr=8-3

I been wanting this one for awhile now but lately Ive Been on a Benchmade kick.


Edited by Frisket (08/31/11 09:28 PM)
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#231180 - 08/31/11 09:46 PM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
ireckon Offline
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Is there a problem with the Leatherman Leek opening up in the pocket? I read some reviews where people noted this. I see it has a safety, but let's assume I won't be using it.
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#231197 - 08/31/11 11:54 PM Re: Leather man knives? [Re: LoneWolf]
LesSnyder Offline
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I EDC'd it at a high school so did not use the clip...it was always alone in the pocket, and did not have a problem..but it is very sharp, and very pointy

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