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    Default EDC folder recommendations?

    I'm looking for a one-hand opening, locking folder, with a blade of 3-3.5 in., NOT assisted-opening, and NOT made in China (that last part is the tricky bit!). It doesn't have to be made in the USA, though that would be nice. I'm not too picky about the blade profile or the grade of the steel. Ontario's RAT 2 might work, but what else is out there? Any recommendations?
    Thanks for your suggestions!

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    My preference is a paramilitary 2.

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    Or a spyderco Endura

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    If you like lockbacks I would look at the cold steel mini recon several blade styles available. they are about 50-60 bucks but you get g-10 scales a sturdy triad lock and aus-8 steel they are made in Taiwan though. I have been happy with mine.

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    I think the RAT II is a good knife. I EDC one. It has earned its place in my pocket. I've seen that ESEE now has a folder to compete with the RAT II; it would be worth checking out. It's made in Taiwan...probably the same factory as the RAT. The knife I covet in this role is Doug Ritters mini RSK made in the USA by Benchmade....4X the cost of the RAT II but since my RAT II does everything I want it to do except wax my Jeep and unless mini RSK can work a buffer I'll stick with the RAT.

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    Not sure if it's what you were thinking but I EDC a case xx trapperlock stainless. Has black g-10 handle scales and is plenty sharp enough to have already got one of my fingers. Great sturdy knife

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    I really dig my Opinels. And with practice, I have been able to open them one handed if need be. Affordable, great steel, awesome design.

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    Case Trapperlock!!! Many scale options to boot!
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    My favorite one hand openers would be the Benchmade Axis Lock. Out of these these you would want to look at the griptilian and the 707 sequel. The sequel is an udpate to the 705, which in my mind is the perfect pocket knife. I lost one and the second was stolen. By the time the second one was stolen it was no longer in production and the 707 was not in production. If I could justify spending the cash I would pick up the 707 and give it a go, but I now carry a fixed blade.

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