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So in my search to find a good backpacking/carry knife, I think I have narrowed it down to two different knives.

First, the CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool Inc) M16-14SFG:

Dimensions:
  • Open Overall Length - 9.25 inches
  • Closed Length - 5.375 inches
  • Weight - 5.9 ounces
Blade:
  • Length - 3.875 inches
  • Thickness - 0.14 inches
  • Material - 8Cr14MoV
  • Blade-HRC - 58-59
  • Finish - Titanium Nitride
  • Grind - Hollow
  • Style - Tanto
  • Edge - Triple-Point Serrations
Handle:
  • Material - G10
  • Liner - 2CR13
Lock:
  • Type - Locking Liner
  • Safety System - AutoLAWKS
Carry:
  • Carry System - 4 Position Clip
Features:
  • Flipper - Yes
  • Patent - U.S. Patents 5,596,808 7,437,822
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The next is the SOG Specialty Knife and Tools Trident Tanto - Black TiNi TF-7:
  • Blade Length - 3.75" x .125"
  • Overall Length - 8.5"
  • Weight - 3.6 oz.
  • Edge - Straight
  • Steel - AUS 8
  • HRC - 57-58
  • Handle - GRN w/Groove
  • Finish - Hardcased Black TiNi
  • Sheath - N/A
  • Country of Origin - Assembled in the USA
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Anyone have any thoughts on either?

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Here's a good site to compare features and pricing between the different brands and models. I'm partial to the higher end Cold Steel knives myself. Their video's have to be seen to appreciate what they're capable of.
http://www.bladehq.com/

Here's a factory link for better pricing too.
http://www.ltspecpro.com/

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I have a SOG that is the same size as that one if you want to take a look at it?

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IMHO those are both excellent knives. However, for an EDC knife I would go with the Trident. A couple of reasons for this are I have carried the M16 and it has often come open in my pocket, the Trident has that locking feature that SOG is known for and it has that handy seat belt cutter feature.

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I have this knife by SOG and LOVE IT!

http://sogknives.com/store/TF-3.html

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I'm an SOG guy...have 5. ooo! a SEATBELT CUTTER!!

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Thank you everyone for the input, I decided to give the SOG TF-7 a try :yahoo:

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In too late, but I was gonna vote for the SOG anyways.

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I'm an SOG guy...have 5. ooo! a SEATBELT CUTTER!!


Anyone who has ever been in a serious car accident can attest to the fact that their seatbelt suddenly became very restricting. Usually this is not a big deal, but lets say that your vehicle ends up in a river. Now you are trapped in your vehicle and drowning, having a strap cutter might save your life. Anyone who travels a lot, by car, and carries a pocket knife might consider looking for a knife with an integral strap cutter. Even if it doesn't save your life it may save someone else's. The strap cutter has also become so important that Department of Defense has decided to issue one to every soldier, sailor and Marine that is involved in current land based operations.

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Good information John!

Well the knife came in today...looks good, I'll report more once I have used it :)

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I have carried the M16 and it has often come open in my pocket,


Yep. CRKT knives have obsurdly heavy blades. Mine would pop open if I dropped it anywhere... The CRKT I used to use had a checkered opening knob that destroyed clothing... and the blade wouldn't hold an edge.

I hate CRKT knives.





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