Just got a Spyderco Cricket from www.knifecenter.com. They have many Spydies on sale, I think they are all discontinued models. The "etched" Cricket at $37.95 was a nice deal. The Cricket is a really, really nice knife. It is not an all-purpose knife but it could prove very useful in some situs.
I hope to get some photos done and then I'll post them here. Not only the Cricket but some others too.
So I decided to buy one of the mantis knives just to see what they were all about and well its been mixed results. It's ok quality thought I'd say the finish and material aren't the best in terms of quality or practicality. All metal knife is not ideal in very cold weather and also the matte finish and coloring is never perfect even from factory. For the money you pay though you get a solid knife that you can basically beat up, though people might cringe since it is "gucci".
Iīm helo pilot and looking for a small survival knife, with molle and boot clip. My first choice is ESEE (former-RAT) RC-3MIL-S. I donīt want a larger ASEK model as Ontario ASEK, ESEE RC-5 ou Gerber LMF II.
The Ontario RAT-3 is similar than RC-3, cheaper, D2 steel (RC-3 is 1095 steel), has no glass breaker in the pomme, a little smaller and lighter.
Can anyone advise me about both? Or another similar model.
@wall table of a greasy spoon cafeteria with our battered,red Mini outside...holding my Marie's hand
How do you know a pilot is present?
Don't worry, he'll tell you.
Anyway looks like you're looking for a combination of a rescue knife and survival knife. it appears you've done quite some research already have you thought of carrying two knifes ? One dedicated to getting rescue and one fixed blade for survival?