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    Best assisted opening pocket knife

    Hi guys, Iím in the states at the moment and need/want a new knife for edc, must have a long un serrated blade around 4Ē or 100mm with a solid lock and pocket clip.

    I know a few members here are knife gurus so I thought I would ask before I buy.

    Cheers in advance
    Rob

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    i carry a buck, kershaw is petty good too

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    Benchmade make very good quality folding knives.
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    i also had a SOG, got "lost" when eqc workers were at my last house. budget knife but held a good edge and never a problem with the assisted opening

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    Zero tolerance make extremely strong knives, but strider also make good ones, also hinderer, spyderco or Emerson. By assisted opening are you referring to a flipper style blade where a internal spring adds some velocity to the opening or are you meaning some kind of push button flick or automatic knife.
    Other options are a butterfly style knife, these are of course not allowed in NZ, but if you bought one in a kit, and assembled it here then it MAY pass muster.

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    Worst case is it might be seized, and you should be able to retrospectively apply for an import permit as a collector.

    Assisted openers seem to be a tad inconsistent; I had to import permit mine, yet others here have reported no issues

    Note assisted opener knife, as distinct from a flick, or automatic opener type knife; youíll get grief over them full stop imho.

    Think about your travel home and which borders youíre crossing; might be simpler to post to yourself and deal with NZ customs that way when you get home?

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    Thanks @Shelly a few options there, that’s exactly the info I’m after.
    NowI’ll start looking at some.
    Cheers

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    I dont have any flippers but if I was stateside Iíd hunt down a couple mod folders. Benchmade Bugout. Ticks all your boxes or a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is fantastic and is around the size and style you list also. The compression lock is super strong and it is a very well made knife.
    Chris Reeves Sebanza is another beautiful knife that may be better bought on US soil for best prices.
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    I had (and lost) a SOG twitch 2. Not as big as you are wanting but it had a great opening mechanism.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Currently got a crkt M21 has a flipper 'handle' makes it very quick and easy to open, use it instead of having a fixed blade (getting in out of trucks it doesn't work even scout carry) takes a bit to learn the closing system as there is a safety on it but can be done one handed easy enough

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    I have a Kershaw Leek, 3” Sandvik 14C28N/D2 Composite Blade

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    Man that’s what I love about this forum, such a good informative resource, thanks heaps guys, a few options for me to research now.

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    Chris Reeves Sebanza this is what i will have again.pro tip dont drop in jackson bay
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    Quote Originally Posted by john worthington View Post
    Chris Reeves Sebanza this is what i will have again.pro tip dont drop in jackson bay
    Yeah or donít let it get snagged out of your pocket while tracking a wounded deer through the crap.
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    Kershaw it is for me but don't remember the model.

 

 

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