- May 28, 2012
I'll just toss out my EDC, Spyderco Gayle Bradley 1, don't need anything else.
If the op didn't t suggest 3 different brands for you favorite hard use knives, I would probably list at least two Cold Steel models , if not all three.Cold Steel for hard use ! Almost any with the Tri-ad lock . Just happened to have this pic with 3 , but could be many others as well .
My favorite is a good 1095 bladed stockman.
The Steel Will Cutjack in D2.
Dont have a third.
Apology to OP for exceeding thread parameters ! But IMO Cold Steel truly deserves top billing for any list of "modern hard use folders " . Especially if cost / value is a factor .If the op didn't t suggest 3 different brands for you favorite hard use knives, I would probably list at least two Cold Steel models , if not all three.
My current favorite work knives that represent 3 different brands are the Cold Steel Ultimate Hunter, the Benchmade Ritter Griptilian, and the Spyderco Manix2. Honorable mention to the CS Recon1, which could replace any of the first three.
Full disclosure: I can t beat on a 400 dollar knife, so my Sebenza and xm18 stay in their boxes. I know, crazy.
Cool to see the vintage "Ultralock" AK-47 . https://www.knivesillustrated.com/a...old-steel-knives-are-put-to-the-test-results/