Today, I decided to get a new EDC knife.
My previous EDC knife was a Coast DX340.
It was and still is a good knife. I have been very impressed with it. I carried it for 3 years. It is strong, durable, blade does NOT move left-to-right, and it has never failed on me with the locking mechanism. Also I really enjoyed the double lock system on it, and it being all metal.
I will probably hand this down to one of my boys or put in my backpack as a backup.
Here is a picture of my old
EDC Coast DX340:
The reason for upgrading was, that I use the knife daily and it didn't seem to hold a sharp edge without sharpening multiple times a week, I guess I should expect that with a blade made with 7cr17 Stainless Steel.
So, I have moved on to an H&K Unsub, A/O, G10 handle knife, made with 8cr13mov.
This material is a much higher grade, with more carbon for better edge retention.
Here is a picture of what it is:
This knife is exclusively made for Big 5 Sporting Goods (which I am not a fan of, but was bored on my lunch hour).
Benchmade is the manufacture for the H&K brand knives. Before purchasing the knife, I called Benchmade and asked them what type of steel it was made with, and that is when I found out about it being made of 8cr13mov. Surprisingly it is not advertised on the box, or knife.
I am not saying that 8cr13mov is the best, because it's not, but it is leaps and bounds over many other types of steel used for blades out there.
This knife seems to be solid. The blade does NOT move left-to-right. The locking mechanism does not fail when pushing down on the blade with force, and the handle is all metal. No plastic anywhere on the knife.
It also comes with a limited lifetime warranty which I will probably never use, even if I do have problems with it.
Anyways, just a little review on my old EDC and an "initial" review of the new EDC. I will probably do some follow ups here and there through out the ownership of it.