GUN Whats a good knife that can be had for around $50?

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  1. TQ

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    Is this even the correct forum to be posting this? :hs:

    I'm looking for something with around a 3-4 inch blade that can be opened with one hand :coold:
     
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Kershaw Blackout, i think I picked it up for about $55-$60. 3.5" blade w/spring assist. I love it for everyday use.[​IMG]
     
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    I personally like Benchmade Griptilians. I have 2 now, and a new Doug Ritter Grip in S30V arriving tommorow. I paid $50 for my first grip at a gun show, but you can get those deals on Ebay.
    Also the Axis lock they use are one of the strongest lock mechanisms available.


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    How does the spring assist work? Does it like flick out really fast or something?

    Do they make a tonto blade? :hs:
     
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    Just out of curiosity....whats with cold steel knives?

    I remember my dad getting those badass DVDs in the mail with them stabbing car doors and shit :mamoru:
     
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    A little flick of the thumb, and the spring takes over. Works very good.

    I think they just have my blade and a standard non-serated version. You might also want to look into a SOG spring assist folder.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Tanto. I'm Tonto.

    Says so on my helmet. See?

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    Anyway, the spring assists once you get past the initial opening.

    Decent knives from CRKT can be had for about 50.. you should expand your budget a bit, you can find a lot of stuff out there for just a bit more.t
     
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    Thanks :coold:
     
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    Thats a hardcore pic :noes:

    What can I find for just a little more?

    My gf is getting it for me as a bday gift and I don't want her to spend very much but if its cool enough I'll throw in some $$$
     
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    yes. the forum is for all weapons, not just guns.

    edit- this is my everyday carry knife. it's a benchmade(forgot that model) that i bought at a sporting goods store about 2 or 3 years ago. what looks like rust/dust is just the results of crappy lighting and me using the wrongs settings.

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    I EDC a CRKT M16-12M and like it really well... I paid around $55 I think. The little "Carson Flipper" makes one handed opening pretty easy... hit the flipper with your finger and a slight snap of the wrist and it snaps open. There are also thumb studs, but once you get the knack of flipping it open you'll hardly use the studs except for closing it.

    I looked at the Griptillians quite a bit too, but they just didn't seem $25 "better" than the CRKT.
     
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    i heart my kershaw ken onion.
     
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    CRKT m16 ftw
     
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    Another vote for a Benchamade Griptillian. I have a 556 Mini Griptillian and say it's the best knife I have for about $50. Also the axis lock on the benchmades allows you to open them extremely quick.
     
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    Better is a real relative term, but here's my comparison to the CRKT M21 that was my EDC before my BM Griptilian. The M-series flipper does allow you to open fast, but takes an odd wrist flick. Also the liner locks on them seemed a little on the weak side. I do like the price/value and recommened them to people all the time.

    But once you use a BM axis lock you can open this knife as fast as an auto, also close it as fast. That combined with the ultimate strength of the axis lock vs any liner locks and you're set.

    Best advise is go to a store that stocks lots of knives and handle everything.
     
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    Damn those griptilians are expensive :hs:

    I'm gonna check out some sporting good stores this weekend.
     
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    Thats exactly what I've been looking for, is there anything in that price range that is considerably better, or is that a great value?
     
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    I love my S&W SWAT knife. I think mine was around $40
     
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    the plastic handles/grip/scales/whatever really sucks on those, my whirlwind has them.
     
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    Yeah I'm not a big fan of the grips on the blackout/whirlwinds. However the grip on my Avanlanche is sweet. Has a real nice sturdy feel to it. They are though out of the $50 price range, new.
     
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    Yeah my brother has one, its a really nice knife. Steel is alot better too.
     
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    I just looked at the avalanche, looks like a really nice knife as well. Definitely a possibility for me.
     

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