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  1. Rip The Jacker

    Rip The Jacker New Member

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    Can something decent be had for ~$50? I'll go more expensive if need be. Just want a folder to carry daily, assisted maybe? :dunno:
     
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    Kershaw Ken Onion series.
     
  3. Emfuser

    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    For many, knives are like guns, in that you are better off paying for quality upfront than starting cheap and wanting something better when you realize you've got a poorer quality product. That is to say "buy once, cry once."

    I carry a Benchmade 942 S. I paid $118 for it six years ago. It's an all-metal body, axis locking system, high quality SS blade. This knife can easily last me a lifetime.
     
  4. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    Crkt makes decent stuff for the price.
     
  5. dpixel8

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    I know I'll get hate, but I have a leatherman knife that I think cost ~$50 that I carry on me daily. Has a bottle opener on it, and it's held up well. Looks like the exact model is discontinued, but I know they have others that are very similar and have the same options:

    http://www.shop4leatherman.co.uk/leatherman_lte302_knife.html
     
  6. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I'll second te Ken Onion. I wish I hadn't lost mine, great little knife.

    Or this:
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    i second that
     
  8. The Cable Guy

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    In on this. I'll be able to spend up to 130 or so.
    Prefer non-serrated, manual, non-assisted, blade length of 3.5-4". Benchmade is the way to go? If so, what models should I be looking at??

    EDIT: Actually, assisted open is still considered manual right? non-switchblade iirc. If so, I wouldn't mind picking up an assisted open blade.
     
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    Agreed, I daily carry a M16-01k one and I love it. I really don't see a need for myself having an assisted opening, I can open my CRKT just as fast as an assisted Kershaw and it doesn't have the damn lock at the bottom of the handle.
     
  10. Nolimit26927

    Nolimit26927 High Class White Trash OT Supporter

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    Benchmade Griptilian can be had for around $75
     
  11. johan

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    little over your set price point, but $50 is a bit low for a high quality edc.

    I currently carry either
    Benchmade Presidio 520S
    Sog Vulcan
     
  12. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    These videos sold me on the Cold Steel GI Tanto:

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    Pay particular attention to part 8 when he compares it to the other knives he's tested.
     
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    apman0000 OT Supporter

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    my Buck brand knife works fine. i don't need it as a weapon that's what the gun on my ankle is for so it does fine for the minor uses i need it for. probably not the answer you were looking for though.
     
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    Rip The Jacker New Member

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    I'm fine with going more expensive...
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    My EDC for the majority of the past 14 years has been a Buck Crosslock:mamoru:

    It's opens faster than my new Benchmade Auto.
     
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    http://www.gerbergear.com/index.php/product/id/224

    I bought this Gerber at Cabellas a few months back. The grip on it is similar to a griptilian however not quite as good. It's assisted opener and seems to have a pretty good mechanism, it locks reliably and deploys the blade pretty quickly. I liked it better than the sogs because the lock and the safety are combined into one switch conveniently placed on the side of the knife. Its size and weight have made it an ideal edc, I'm also a big fan of having the pocket clip on the rear of the grip. It can be awkward to close with one had which is probabbly to be expected for an assisted opener but beyond that I really have no complaints. It seemed to be the best assisted knife for the money that Cabellas had.
     
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    Rip The Jacker New Member

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    Hows the SOG Trident?
     
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    Kershaw Leek for me, been carrying it for several years now.

    I actually prefer fixed blades for EDC, and I don't think any of mine have cost me over $50. I carry either a Buck, Kabar, Cold Steel, or CRKT in fixed blade along with my Kershaw everyday.
     
  19. I have a Trident that I use all the time, and I love it.
     
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    I have the SOG Mini Pentagon - I like it.
     
  21. Sailor Jerry

    Sailor Jerry OT Supporter

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    My edc/beater knife is a Spyderco Centofante 3. I think they run about $50 on Amazon.
     
  22. The Cable Guy

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    just bought meself a Benchmade Griptilian 551
     
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    i have been carrying a spyderco endura wave for a few years now I think. I think it was like $35 on ebay when I got it. Its done everything I want and the steel holds a nice edge. Just last nice I was cooking in someones kitching trying to slice up some tomatos with their dull ass knives, I whipped out my spyderco and sliced them up like it was nothing.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I have 5 of these knives there fucking amazing for $20
     
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    Benchmade Griptilian.
     

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