What knife represents each company/brand the best?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Thrill, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Thrill

    Thrill

    Sep 9, 2010
    So here is my question. If you could only pick one knife from each major company/brand to best represent the company, which knife would it be? Things I would consider would be be: quality of construction, fit/finish, design, will it actually be used, consumer appeal/desire. I know this is tough, but what fun are easy questions.:) Feel free to include other companies that aren't listed.

    Company/Brand
    Kershaw
    Zero Tolerance
    Benchmade
    Spyderco
    Emerson
    Strider
    SOG
    CRKT
    Buck
    Gerber
     
  2. Thalestin

    Thalestin

    Jul 20, 2006
    Buck 110
    Spyderco delica
    Benchmade 710
    Busse battlemistess
    Esee izula or rc 4
     
  3. Incahiker

    Incahiker

    727
    Oct 2, 2009
    Benchmade - the ares
    Spyderco - the Military
    Buck - too many to name, but a 110...
    Kershaw - Leek
     
  4. Jesse B.

    Jesse B.

    986
    Oct 23, 2009
    Benchmade: 940
    Buck: 119
    Spyderco: Delica
     
  5. ibute21

    ibute21 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Kershaw - Leek

    Zero Tolerance - 030X

    Benchmade - 55X, 42

    Spyderco - Military

    Emerson - Commander

    Strider - SNG

    SOG - I don't know, Flash?

    CRKT - M16

    Buck - 110

    Gerber - Gator
     
  6. Sep

    Sep

    Mar 14, 2009
    I'm mostly interested in folders, so here they are.
    Spyderco: Endura
    Benchmade: 710 McHenry Williams
    Kershaw: Shallot
    Buck: Vantage Pro
    Emerson: CQC7
    SOG: Flash II
    Strider: SNG
    CRKT: M16
    Gerber: Gator
    Zero Tolerance: 0300
     
  7. Dorito Monk

    Dorito Monk

    Nov 17, 2008
    Company/Brand
    Kershaw - Blur or Leek
    Zero Tolerance - 030X
    Benchmade - Griptillian
    Spyderco - Endura/Delica
    Emerson - A100
    Strider - SNG
    SOG - Original Bowie
    CRKT - M16 series
    Buck - 110 folder
    Gerber - Mk. II
     
  8. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    Kershaw: JYD / Leek
    Zero Tolerance: 300
    Benchmade: Grip
    Spyderco: Military
    Emerson: CQC-7
    Strider: SMF
    SOG: ??
    CRKT: M16?
    Buck: 110
    Gerber: ??

    Not too sure about my pick for Kershaw, I don't know what the most popular models are but those two knives are the first I think of when mentioned.
     
  9. DD1

    DD1

    Feb 29, 2008
    Kershaw OD-1 Cyclone Scalion
    Zero Tolerance 0301
    Benchmade Griptilian and Rukus
    Spyderco Paramilitary
    Emerson CQC-7
    Strider SNG
    SOG Trident and Seal Pup
    CRKT M Series
    Buck 110
    Gerber AF Combat Folder
     
  10. PayetteRucker

    PayetteRucker

    Aug 4, 2009
    SOG-Seal Pup, for sure!
     
  11. michaelm466

    michaelm466

    Mar 5, 2009
    Benchmade: 710
    Spyderco: Military
    Emerson: Commander
    ZT: 30X
    Strider: SNG
    Buck:110
    Gerber: Gator
    Kershaw: Junk Yard Dog
    CRKT: M-16
     
  12. Zombie Zeke

    Zombie Zeke

    Nov 26, 2006
    Company/Brand

    Kershaw-Blur
    Zero Tolerance-300 Series (although I think the Hinderer collabo will redefine ZT)
    Benchmade-710
    Spyderco-Endura
    Emerson-CQC-7
    Strider-Nothing pops out, they all look the same to me. Like the AR's though...
    SOG-Seal
    CRKT-M16 series
    Buck-110 or 112
    Gerber-Nothin'
    Cold Steel-Recon Tanto (everyone wanted one in the 80's)
    Chris Reeves-Sebenza
     
  13. GingivitisKahn

    GingivitisKahn

    Jun 8, 2010
    Gerber: Mk II
    Buck: 110
    I'll add a new one since I'm apparently a Becker freak...
    Becker: BK-9 (though I love the BK-2)
     
  14. adnj

    adnj

    Aug 15, 2006
    Kershaw Volt
    Zero Tolerance 0200
    Benchmade 940 Osborne
    Spyderco Military
    CRKT S-2 (medium)
    Gerber Mark I
    Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Flipper


     
  15. cherokee tj

    cherokee tj

    60
    Aug 13, 2008
    Wouldn't trade any of them for a good Queen.
     
  16. quick kill

    quick kill

    388
    Jul 23, 2010
    Kershaw-leek
    Zt-0550
    Benchmade-8600bedlam
    Spyderco-sage 2
    Emerson-rodehouse
    strider-pt
    Sog-Trident
    Crkt-m16
    Buck-buck/Mayo tnt
    Gerber-mk-1
    Chris reeve-umnumzaan
     
  17. joekkl

    joekkl

    39
    Sep 20, 2010
    Spyderco - Military
    Strider - SNG
    SOG - Bowie
    CR - sebenza
    ESEE - Izula
     
  18. armstrong*skier

    armstrong*skier

    121
    Apr 27, 2009
    buck-110
    spyderco-military
    benchmade-griptilian
    kershaw-leek
    crkt-m16
    crk- large sebenza
     

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