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#94860 - 05/17/07 01:02 AM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: ]
MDinana Offline
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#95202 - 05/21/07 05:24 PM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: MDinana]
Kris Offline
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All,

Thanks for all your input... I'm leaning towards the mini MK1 as I don't think the wife will let me spend more then 200 bucks on a folding knife, especially since I don't live in the woods or would use it like my life depended on it (on a regular basis). If i was in a different job other then working 12 hours a day in cube land, that would be a different story.

I think I'll try to get a bigger budget for my EDC PSK (combo of urban and non-urban items).

Thanks again!
Kris
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#97443 - 06/14/07 12:03 PM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: Stu]
saniterra Offline
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Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 68
Loc: Mebane, NC
I pocket carry a Spyderco Native, great knife but I lost it. I now pocket carry a large Benchmade Griptilian. In my briefcase, I go large and heavy - a Leatherman Surge and a Benchmade Skirmish 630.

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#97452 - 06/14/07 03:01 PM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: saniterra]
Stretch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
I carry an old Benchmade Emerson 975 and, while I love it, it's not the "one" I would pick. I think right now I would want the BM mini-Skirmish. It's thin, not too large but big enough, sports a good stainless steel (S30V), and I can carry it in the waistband tip down. Now, if I could redesign it I would probably ask for a thumbstud or wheel instead of the hole.
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#97529 - 06/14/07 10:52 PM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: Stretch]
Kris Offline
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Hummm... i'm down to either the Benchmade Griptilian or the mk1. Look to be pretty much the same knife. Any comparisons done on them?

Thanks in advance,
Kris
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#97530 - 06/14/07 11:07 PM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: Kris]
Stretch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
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Well Kris, I'm pretty sure they're just about the same knife. Don;t hold me to that but it's nearly true about the fixed blades (different steel, blade shape, and blade finish).

I think the Mk1 has S30V steel as opposed to 154CM (which isn;t a slouch), a different blade shape and finish, like the fixed blades. They both have the AXIS lock. Personally, I like the blade shape on all the Ritters as opposed to the original Benchmade Grips. It's deeper with more belly. $40 difference...the rest is up to individual tastes.

There are some reviews at bladeforums on the Grip, but I haven;t read any on Ritter's knives. I'm sure they're out there.


Edited by Stretch (06/14/07 11:10 PM)
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#97535 - 06/14/07 11:55 PM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: Stretch]
Kris Offline
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Stretch... Thanks man. Sounds like you can't go wrong with either.
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#97551 - 06/15/07 02:38 AM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: Kris]
tfisher Offline
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Registered: 01/29/01
Posts: 186
Loc: Illinois, USA
I bought both sizes of Doug Ritters folders and I am totally impressed. I should have bought these when they were first offered.
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#97644 - 06/16/07 04:02 AM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: tfisher]
JohnnyUpton Offline
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Registered: 05/03/07
Posts: 60
Loc: USA
Harsey T2

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#97664 - 06/16/07 02:03 PM Re: If you can pick any folder, what would it be? [Re: Kris]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5336
Loc: SOCAL
I have both the new BM Griptilian 550HG (154CM with the Spyderco hole) and the Ritter Grip (RSK Mk1); they are both great knives. The BM Grip is hollow-ground (HG) with a modified sheepsfoot (the tip is lower, less belly) profile. For a lot of my everyday stuff it's just fine. The RSK Mk1 has a bit more weight in the S30V blade, is flat ground and has a drop point profile. It's a different knife even though it looks similar. The 550HG is in my pocket right now. The RSK is literally in a bag at my feet.

When I go hiking/camping I swap the two and carry the RSK Mk1 even though the 550HG would probably suffice; the 550 stays home. The RSK has a stronger edge and slightly better steel; it should stand up to hard use better than the 154CM HG blade on the newer Griptilian.

My $.02, YMMV

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