Best folding hunting knives according to redditors

We found 1,533 Reddit comments discussing the best folding hunting knives. We ranked the 433 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Folding Hunting Knives:

u/defeldus · 136 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Hydroflask water bottle $20

https://smile.amazon.com/Hydro-Flask-Insulated-Stainless-Standard/dp/B01ACATE9K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480146454&sr=8-1&keywords=hydro+flask+water+bottle

O-light brass keychain flashlight - $20

https://smile.amazon.com/Olight-Keychain-Flashlight-Variable-output-I3S-Bare/dp/B01H1HC1NI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480146475&sr=8-1&keywords=olight+brass


Snowpeak titanium spork - $8

https://smile.amazon.com/Snow-Peak-SCT-004-Titanium-Spork/dp/B000AR2N76/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480146497&sr=8-1&keywords=snow+peak+titanium+spork



Kershaw Chill pocket knife - $15

https://smile.amazon.com/Kershaw-3410-Chill-Pocket-Knife/dp/B002IVHQ5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480146513&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+chill

Leatherman Wingman - $30

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Wingman-Multi-Tool-Stainless-Steel/dp/B005DI0XM4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480146546&sr=8-1&keywords=leatherman+wingman

Logitech G502 - $40

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Proteus-Tunable-Customizable-910-004074/dp/B00IRHE892


Fisher space pen - $11

https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Non-Reflective-Military-Cap-O-Matic-M4B/dp/B001E103CY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480146580&sr=8-1&keywords=fisher+space+pen



Park Tool MT-1 bike tool (handy for many tasks) - $10


https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-MT-1-Rescue-Wrench/dp/B000OZ9WTQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480146598&sr=8-1&keywords=park+tool+mt+1

u/darkcode · 99 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'm a big fan of my Buck 110, a few Kershaw knives I have, Spyderco, and Benchmade.

Opinel knives are also great, but I find they have less utility than some of the brands I listed earlier.

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 15 pointsr/EDC

Dude...I'm sorry, but it's totally not. It's "440 series stainless steel" which means "440a stainless steel." General rule of thumb is with the exception of H&K knives, which are made by Benchmade, NEVER buy knives from a gun company. Ever. Those aren't an exception.

Here's a similar looking knife in about the same price range that's actually ...sorry to say it....good.

u/everett916 · 13 pointsr/EDC

Typical Gig Bag:

https://imgur.com/a/MfXGy

  1. Laptop
  2. Chromecast
  3. 1TB Portable Hard Drive
  4. Flash Drive
  5. USB Hub and Ethernet Adapter
  6. Packable Rain Jacket
  7. Backpack
  8. Headlamp
  9. Screwdriver w/ Bit Set
  10. Zip Ties
  11. Paracord Tie Line
  12. Bluetooth Speaker
  13. Gloves
  14. Dual-Sided Sharpie
  15. Stainless Steel Sharpie
  16. Zebra F-701 w/F402 mod
  17. AAA Batteries
  18. USB-C OTG Adapter + Flash Drive
  19. Adjustable Cable Clamps
  20. First Aid Kit
  21. Advil
  22. Nail Clippers
  23. Mints
  24. CRKT Eating Tool
  25. Sunscreen
  26. Water Bottle
  27. Headphones
  28. USB Charger
  29. Multi-Tool Pouch
  30. Fisher Space Pen w/ Pocket Clip
  31. Leatherman Sidekick
  32. Flashlight
  33. Pocket Notebooks
  34. Kershaw Cryo
  35. Hank
  36. G-Shock Watch
  37. Pixel XL w/ Slickwraps Slate Skin
  38. Wallet
  39. Keys
  40. Electrical Tape
  41. Locking Carabiner
  42. C-Wrench

u/kkeut · 13 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

>a 3-inch blade is pretty small compared to other knives, except for the ones the children can use.

that's not really accurate. it's pretty much the most common size for a folding knife actually; in many states a folding knife with a blade over 3" can be considered a concealed weapon. plus, big knives are harder/heavier to carry and have no real use for the 'extra' length to justify the annoyance of carrying it. most adults who carry knives around with them (there are legit reasons) would have one of around this size.

the official BSA knife is 2.75". so is the one i have on my desk right now, which I'm sure many thousands of adults carry around.

u/FrankieSucks · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/900_year_old_vampire · 12 pointsr/knives

the 940-2 is the model that you have, with the s30v stainless, g10 scales, and green spacers. theres also the 940-1 which has s90v stainless, carbon fiber scales, and blue back spacers. as well as the classic straight up 940 which has s30v stainless and aluminum scales.

theres also the 940-1601 , the 940-1701 .. many variants of the 940 design available. same knife, different materials.

i have the same one you do, the 940-2, and i think its awesome. easily my favorite folder

u/45321200 · 11 pointsr/EDC

All this is carried comfortably in my 5.11 Apex pants.

u/ANAL_PLUNDERING · 11 pointsr/knives

No problem.

Kershaw Scallion (Small, assisted opening, steel is not so great)

Kershaw Skyline (good size, G10, nice blade shape, steel can get to a crazy level of sharpness)

Kershaw OSO Sweet (pretty cool assisted opener, great price there on amazon)

Spyderco Tenacious (same decent steel on the OSO Sweet and Byrd, good G10, good blade shape, Spyderco quality, great value)

Byrd Cara2 (Great value, overseas production brings prices way down on all Byrd knives)


Here is one above your price range

And one below your price range

u/joelav · 11 pointsr/woodworking

another killer set of scales.

Can I make a suggestion? I read below you are using the Sarge kits - which run about 18 bucks. While the scales are awesome, the knife itself - well, it's not good. Garbage pivot, tip down, non-reversible pocket clip, 440C (gross) and an "ambidextrous" thumb stud which doesn't matter because it sould only be carried in the right pocket anyway.

For not a lot more, you can scale a really nice knife. The RAT II is very highly praised and recognized in the knife community and even though it comes with scales already, it's super easy to make scales for

u/DrawnToBlack · 11 pointsr/EDC
u/limpingzombi · 10 pointsr/preppers

My personal EDC. I love this knife, and it's held up perfectly for several years now

Edit: downvoted for sharing my EDC? Never change, reddit

u/Connguy · 10 pointsr/misleadingthumbnails

Even better, post it to /r/knifeclub.

It looks like it might have come from one or both of them originally though. That's a Kershaw Cryo II, one of the most popular budget blades out there

Edit: Actually after looking closer, the longer clip suggests it's the original Cryo, not the Cryo II. They're very similar though.

u/HilariousMax · 10 pointsr/knives
  • ~$7-8 Sanrenmu 7010/710 - You can find these at Gearbest for cheap as hell when they have sales but they're absolutely $30 worth of knife
  • ~$10-20 Opinel no.6-12 - Depends on blade size/steel/handle wood. #6 is under 3in blade if that kind of thing matters.
  • ~$20 CRKT Drifter
  • ~$20 Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara2
  • ~$20-25 Ontario Rat II or Rat I
  • ~$30 Victorinox Cadet Alox
  • ~$30 Kershaw Cryo
  • ~$35 CRKT Ripple
  • ~$35 Spyderco Persistence
  • ~$40 Kershaw Skyline - Often on sale in the ~$30 range
  • ~$40 Kershaw Leek - Same sales as with the Skyline \^^

    Honorable Mention: Case knives. Traditional lockbacks. Hard as nails and pretty to boot. True pocket knives. Your grandfather (possibly great grandfather) had one. Good stuff the lot of them. $25-50 will get you a legacy knife that you can carry and use and then pass to your kid.

    You don't need to spend $200 to get a quality, durable, reliable knife. I've owned all of these knives at one time or another and loved every one of them. Sure they needed sharpening more often and sometimes something a little more drastic (Sanrenmus are often cheaper to replace than fix) but the value is insane. Plus, lets face facts; we're much more likely to break out our Cadet when we get box duty than our Sebenza.

    Knife enthusiasts (brothers) if there's a weighed and measured cheapo that I forgot, let me know.
u/vorgain · 10 pointsr/EDC

From what I can tell, for a "concealed" knife the blade limit is 4" - the 2.5" is only for on school grounds. So unless you're a student, you can get something with a longer blade.

And in that case I recommend the Ontario Rat Model II. It's $30 instead of $20, but mine has done me well for a few years now.

If you are a student, maybe go with a Kershaw Shuffle from Walmart or Dicks or something. My girlfriend has one of those and likes it well enough.

u/Tinyjay · 9 pointsr/knives

Arguable still one of my favorite knives I own. Simple, thin, light, really worth looking into. Kershaw Chill

u/ShawnSaturday · 9 pointsr/knives

Is this what you're showing off, because for $22 I might join the club too.

u/iknowyoulovecats · 9 pointsr/EDC

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Cryo-Speed-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=pd_sim_sg_5

Have it, love it. Especially cuz it's not just plain black

u/RedToby · 9 pointsr/knives

Kershaw 1555TI Cryo SpeedSafe Folding Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_W-Pbvb0JGBMMP

u/sandmansleepy · 9 pointsr/knives

http://www.amazon.com/SABRE-3--Pepper-Spray-Protection/dp/B0007VM8UC

It sounds like you want it for personal protection. Get this instead. This is coming from someone who loves knives and carries one always and has used them a ton and trained to use them. A lot more reliable, and will generally keep you safer, and a lot less legal liability if you use it. Yes there was a commando on the front page, but that is offensive use he was talking about anyway.

And a sweet edc knife, currently 52 bucks: http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica4-Blk-Ffg-Plainedge/dp/B0089DFGIG

u/PhenomenalDouche · 8 pointsr/knifeclub

Sage 1. It's a hair over your budget, but just do it anyway.

u/DeadPlayerWalking · 8 pointsr/knives
u/stylefish · 8 pointsr/knives

I'd suggest you save up a little bit more and get something more worthwhile. A Spyderco Tenacious can be had for $34, for example.

If you are dead set on a $20 knife, atomedge's mention of a Byrd Robin or even a Byrd Cara Cara 2 would be a good place to start.

u/hotdogvendor2000 · 8 pointsr/EDC

The safest lock in terms of "bias towards closure" is the back lock.

I'd suggest a Spyderco Delica. Fantastic knife suitable for nearly anything, and very safe. It's available in a variety of colors, I'm partial to the Grey:
http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica4-Lightweight-Ground-PlainEdge/dp/B0052HQPWS

u/ElsidAxe · 8 pointsr/Knife_Swap
u/PapaShane · 8 pointsr/EDC

If you have a few bucks lying around, the easiest way to answer this question is to have you buy a decent knife and see for yourself how much better it is. For a nice folder in your size range, the Ontario Rat1 would be a nice start...it's only $25 (which is a very low price for a quality knife), its 3.5" blade is big enough to do most things you'll need it to do while also being legal to carry almost everywhere (in the US), it's supposed to have a buttery smooth pivot action, and it has a decent blade steel (AUS-8) as opposed to the who-knows-what in a typical gas station knife. And yes, the steel alloy does make a lot of difference, a good blade will hold a sharp edge for longer, be tough enough to withstand some abuse, be flexible enough that it doesn't shatter easily, and unlike crap "stainless" steel it will actually remain rust-free under reasonable conditions. The heat treatment of the blade also contributes to these traits, and I can guarantee that Ontario does a better heat-treat than whoever made your $7 gas station knife...which probably didn't receive any treatment. If the Rat1 isn't your style, Kershaw makes a bunch of budget-friendly (~$30) knives that are also pretty highly regarded, something like the Cryo which has spring-assisted opening or the very sexy Skyline which isn't assisted opening. And if those aren't to your liking, then Spyderco makes a couple budget folders, one of them being the Resilience which has a bigger 4.25" blade and nice G10 handles, you may like that one for the bigger size. Might wanna check the legality in your area though...

So yeah, apart from working better, a nice knife also has a much smaller chance of failing and cutting off your finger, which is the main reason that I cringe a little bit when people use bad knives...I just don't want to see someone who doesn't know any better get hurt by a knife they thought would work fine. Unfortunately, I do see plenty of knives like that around r/EDC, but maybe I just hang out in /r/knives too much.

u/ARKnife · 7 pointsr/knives

For these requirements I'd recommend the Benchmade 940/Spyderco Paramilitary 2 with 110V (Blurple).

Both are great knives, well within the budget and will serve you for years to come.

Good luck!

u/Matt3989 · 7 pointsr/Ultralight

Some thoughts, feel free to take them or leave them:

  • Skip the expensive cottage packs until you're further down the rabbit hole, look for a cheap osprey/granite gear/etc. pack, go to a store and try them on. Find one on /r/geartrade or at an REI garage sale. It's never bad to have a spare pack later for family or friends that want to join you here and there. Since you mentioned losing weight, the granite gear packs have an adjustable hip belt which is really nice.

  • Make sure you practice with that alcohol stove in advance, a canister stove is not much heavier once you account for 6oz of fuel, and is just so easy.

  • Go with a cheaper, easier to use, knife. Opinel's are well respected around here and weigh like 1.6oz, the larger handle makes it easier to use. (Some people will tell you to skip the knife all together, but since you had one on there I thought I'd offer an alternative).

  • Skip the flint and go with a second lighter

  • Skip the cottonballs and plan for a little extra alcohol to use for a fire starter if needed.

  • You can probably go cheaper and lighter with a tent, but I understand the desire to hammock camp, I'm not experienced in it, so I won't comment on any of those items.

  • No need for 3 pairs of socks. Use one pair for hiking and one for sleeping. The last day hike in your sleep socks.

  • Ditch the sawyer pouches and one of the smartwater bottles, get a cnoc or evernew dirty water bag instead. Less headache, makes life better at camp (stove cleaning/cooking water), and if you're hiking a dry stretch you can carry more dirty water with you and filter as needed.

  • Don't use alcohol to clean wounds, water will do. Alcohol will do more damage than good, you're not performing surgery.

    Honestly, by nature forums like this foster a lot of upgrade culture/gear nerds, you can make just about anything work for a hike (especially in mild temps in PA). No need to shove out a ton of cash to get the best when you start, just get out there and you'll figure out where your system can be improved.



u/HiggityHank · 7 pointsr/knives

Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. http://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-Pardue-Design-Mini-Griptillian-Plain/dp/B00180GQJA/

Spyderco Delica 4 (stainless) http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica-Stainless-Steel-Plain/dp/B001PLHP4W/

IMO, both would make fantastic groomsman gifts.

u/ZombieKingKong · 7 pointsr/EDC

get something not so expensive for your first knife. Here's why:

-Get used to it. Carrying it around, deploy and fold, cut fruit at work with it (see your co-worker's faces when you pull it out). Doing this will let you get use to having one (unfortunately, you will probably lose it).

-Use the shit out of it. cut paper, cardboard, pencils, test it out on thin twigs, branches etc.

-Sharpen it. I don't mean with some cheap easy way of doing it like with a sharpmaker; use a sharpening stone, learn the angles.

-Learn to respect it. No matter how careful you think you are, you will eventually cut yourself doing something you feel is the safe way. You will have a new appreciation for this knife.

I recommend either of these knives (learn the different ways knives can be deployed) http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ thumb hole deployment

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1660-Onion-Folding-SpeedSafe/dp/B0009VC9Y0 - speedsafe

http://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8848-Folding-Knife-Black/dp/B0013ASG3E - thumbstud

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Skyline-Knife-Textured-Handle/dp/B001CZBDF8 - flip

Find how the knives also carry in your pocket (left pocket, right pocket, tip up or tip down).

These should be your first steps into getting and owning your first folding knife.

u/Jwolt1 · 7 pointsr/EDC

Hey all! I'm a 15 year old sophomore and this is my EDC. During school I don't carry my knife (for obvious reasons) but everything else I do carry with me. Here is the complete list of all my stuff.

  1. Fidget spinner from Gadget Pro.

  2. Expedition Field Notes.

  3. Kershaw speedsafe folding knife.

  4. Field Notes brand pencils.

  5. Field Notes space pen.

  6. Wallet my aunt got me.

  7. Lamy Safari, limited edition neon.

  8. Apple brand Earpods.

  9. Apple iPhone 6s (took pic with it).

  10. Tech 21 phone case.
u/Fayedrus · 7 pointsr/trans
u/flafferay · 7 pointsr/EDC

You'd be surprise how often you need a knife. I recommend getting one.

I'd recommend The Rat or a Swiss Vic.

Rat

Swiss

u/Beer_Is_So_Awesome · 7 pointsr/knifeclub

I'm really sorry. I worry that something like this will happen whenever I approach a new music venue.

It's probably a bit heavier than your M16, but the Ontario Rat-1 is a really solid, affordable pocket knife for under $30.

It has AUS-8 steel, a broad, deep full-flat-ground blade, bronze phosphor washers in the pivot and a very solid liner-lock.

EDIT: I just remembered that Ontario recently released the Rat-2, which is both smaller and lighter than the Rat-1, and very similar in size to the CRKT M16.

Ontario Rat-2, $27.

u/Treereme · 6 pointsr/cripplingalcoholism

Every guy needs a decent pocket knife.

u/LukesFather · 6 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Sage $95 with free shipping!

S30v Blade. Great shape and size for EDC. Handsom carbon fiber scales. Deep carry wire pocket clip. Its an amazing EDC knife!

u/Oxidation_State · 6 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Which model leatherman do you have? I love my skeletool cx, but it has the blade on the side which you said you don't like.

As far as legality, that's up to you to figure out length restrictions, open/concealed carry restrictions, your school's policy, etc.

Check out the Spyderco Tenacious: Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_JmUAwbFDEZ57J

Or search for any Kershaw branded knife...for the price, you'll be satisfied. You aren't gonna find much in the way of quality if you want a multitool in that price range.

u/BoredDellTechnician · 6 pointsr/splatoon

Can't go wrong with a Spyderco Tenacious for the money.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578

u/the-crooked-compass · 6 pointsr/EDC

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u/Quiet_Dev · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have two recommendations that have never failed me within that price range and bring a lot to the table for the price:

The Delica4 by Spyderco which is large and stays sharp. It can cut and cut and just won't stop. I use this for my outdoor activities where a pocket knife can be used with some abuse. Also has a great grip on it which comes in a multitude of colors. Only knife better by them in my opinion is the paramilitary 2 for about $100 more.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003CHANLO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1407121452&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40

The Ken Onion designed Leek by Kershaw is my gentleman's knife. Very sharp straight out of the box and won't fail you. Much smaller than the Delica4 by equally as trustworthy. Super fast deploy speed and fits in the pocket nicely with or without the clip. Kershaw is known for cheaply priced big bang for your buck knives that just keep on going...and if you lose it, your wallet doesn't feel it. First folder I bought a few years ago and it is still my go-to most days.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0009VC9Y0/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1407121786&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40

u/Zerv14 · 6 pointsr/EDC

Spyderco UK Penknife is pretty much the closet to a modern-style folding knife that is UK legal for anyone to carry in public (sub-3 inch non-locking blade).

Word of warning: UK police have apparently confiscated these legal blades before because they thought that the Spyderco detent blade was a locking mechanism which it is not.

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?13843-Arrested-with-my-Spyderco-UKPK

u/SWEET_GHANDIS_TITS · 6 pointsr/knives

I would suggest the [Kershaw Clash] (http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1605CKTST-Folding-Serrated-SpeedSafe/dp/B0057R8SSM/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1415942065&sr=1-4&keywords=kershaw). It is a respectable size but not too big, has a liner lock, is half serrated if desired, and opens with Kershaw's "spedsafe" spring assist. All for only around $30.


Edit: also the adjustable pocket clip could help with it opening in his pocket.

u/ShmifandWeshun · 6 pointsr/Knife_Swap

Just a little heads-up, these are $153.59 on Amazon.

u/NathCraft27 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Oh for sure! What's your price range?

For under 40$ some great options would be the Kershaw Leek , the Kershaw Cryo (the Cryo II is a bit larger for almost the same price if you prefer) or anything Kershaw really. You could also look for Sanrenmu knives, they're good for the price.

If you're really serious and you're looking for better quality, I recommend the Spyderco Delica (smaller), the Spyderco Endura (larger) or the Benchmade Griptilian (mini or full size, your choice). I own a mini Griptilian and I love it, I really recommend it if you can justify the price.

u/Zickefoose · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

This. Or an Ontario Rat 2 if you prefer a smaller blade.

u/__redruM · 5 pointsr/knives

That's a Benchmade 940. These retail on amazon for $180ish. Being a prototype certainly adds value, but I'm not sure how much. Likely worth $250-300, but could be worth as much as $500 depending on the buyer and how rare prototypes are.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Opinel knives are fantastic. They have a good reputation and they're better than other, more expensive, knives. Most of their knives also come in carbon steel.

u/dclutter1 · 5 pointsr/EDC

Microstream The clip on mine is different but I think this is the same light. Love it.

Spyderco Tenacious Easily the highest value knife I've ever had/seen. I cut and pry the shit out of stuff with this knife on a daily basis.

u/wikkid7798 · 5 pointsr/knives

Kershaw skyline
http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Skyline-Knife-Textured-Handle/dp/B001CZBDF8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411072014&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+skyline

Kershaw chill
http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-3410-Chill-Pocket-Knife/dp/B002IVHQ5Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1411072014&sr=8-2&keywords=kershaw+skyline

Both are great edc knives. Chill is small but tough (not tiny though) perfect if you work in an office.
Skyline is a great overall. My work edc.

Buy 2 of either one, if you manage to break one you have a backup while the factory fixes the other.

u/Russell_is_kool · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw chill. Cheap, light, slim, good kershaw f&f.
http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-3410-Chill-Pocket-Knife/dp/B002IVHQ5Q

u/king_human · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

Hi! And welcome!

I like the Gayle Bradley 2 in M4, and the BM Valet in M390, but they are both very expensive to start out with. The Shuffle II is kind of crappy - I'd definitely pass on that one. I have no experience with
the Bartender Defeder, but even the XL version looks too small, as is the Rodie. The Delica and Leek are great knives, and would likely be solid options (their ergonomics are better than their handle lengths suggest, especially the Delica). The CRKT M16 is ok, but it's not great (in my opinion). I've never handled CRKT's Endorser, but it looks like a solid choice.

My best suggestion is a RAT 1 in D2. It's 40 bucks and you get a very well-made knife in D2 (semi stain resistant and will hold an edge for a good long time). The AUS-8 version is good, too, but if you're cutting boxes, the D2 option will stay sharp way longer.

As for some other options, here are some good ones from CRKT:

Foresight - It's big and comfy in-hand, but it's expensive for the materials used (aluminum and AUS-8)

Shenanigan - lighter and cheaper than the Foresight, but with the same blade material (AUS-8)

Outrage - aluminum handle and 8Cr13MoV steel (similar to AUS-8, id est, reasonably stainless, decent toughness, ok-ish edge retention), ball bearing pivot (nice and smooth!)

Ripple - aluminum handle, 8Cr13MoV blade, ball bearing pivot

With these suggestions, it may seem like I'm a shill for CRKT, but I'm not. I'm just a fan of Ken Onion's designs and ergonomics. I also like:

Spyderco Endura - very good stainless steel in a lightweight package, with plenty of handle real estate

Byrd Cara Cara 2 - Spyderco's value brand (basically a cheap Endura with 8Cr13MoV steel instead of the excellent blade steel VG-10)

Spyderco Resilience - big and comfy (G-10 scales with 8Cr13Mov steel), and my daily carry at work

Spyderco Manix 2 - light and medium sized (they also make an XL version), with BD-1 (kinda similar to AUS-8, kinda)

Cold Steel Recon 1 Spear Point - a big knife with lots of grippy G-10 handle space. The CTS XHP steel is the bee's knees, and the Recon 1 is an excellent value, but it may be too expensive as a starting point.

Also, I'm sure some other folks will chime in, too. The guys & gals of /r/knifeclub are pretty knowledgeable and helpful.

Again, my number 1 suggestion is the RAT 1 in D2. It'll be hard to beat interms of construction, ergonomics, and utility.

Happy hunting!

u/Loki_The_Trickster · 5 pointsr/Wellworn

Let's get some participation in this sub!

Other things like my wallet, phone, pistol, and keys come and go as a college student-turned-graduate, farmhand, and product distribution specialist, but these are two things I keep with me almost all the time.

Spyderco Endura 4, blue

I've carried this for over two years now. I love it and would quickly and happily buy another, if I was careless enough to lose it. Which is possible.

Leatherman Wave with the frame painted blaze orange.

I can't believe I forgot to post this last summer! (Actually, I can believe it - no internet on the prairie.)

I've carried the Wave for a year and a half. This thing has saved me a few times. A few small things like "Where did I put those pliers/wire cutters" and "I wish I could could snug up these sunglasses" and "Damn, this screw is loose." But the one time it
really saved me was one night last summer on my uncle's ranch. I was a recent biology graduate, and unemployed, so I volunteered to help my uncle and cousin on their ranch. I was alone for a few days and was mending fences and checking the cattle - seeing where they were grazing and making sure all the cows, calves, and bulls were healthy and accounted for. I'd just finished up after sunset. There was a young calf that had lost its momma and was wandering all alone. We have a pretty bad coyote problem around here and a possible mountain lion in the area, as well. I'm pretty sure the calf wouldn't have made it overnight. (Sometimes cows "park" their calves in a covered area while they wander elsewhere. In those cases, the calf won't move even if you walk up and touch it. Pretty crazy. In those cases, it's usually best to just leave the calf alone, as the cow will find it again. This wasn't one of those times.) The calf was up and wandering in an area pretty far from where the cows were. I was actually pretty lucky I found it.

After chasing the calf toward where the cows were and reuniting it with its inexperienced, first-time mother, and being very tired, I was driving the John Deere Gator back to camp a little faster than I should have, and ran into/over a small tree stump. Anyone who's driven a Gator for long can tell you it's worthless in low traction and rides stupidly low. So I was looking at having to walk the mile or so back to camp and be Gator-less until I could drive a pickup there to pull it off the stump. But I didn't want to do that. These were the tools I had available to me, as well as the knife, but I didn't include it in the picture at the time, because it was irrelevant. I had tried backing up, rocking it, jamming the pedal down with a stick and pushing with all of my might, stacking branches beneath the tires, and prying it up and off with branches. All of this has taken me about an hour and I'm almost ready to start walking, when I finally use my brain. I couldn't cut through the whole stump, but I could get the tallest part off, and it would have been enough to get it unstuck. I set to work for the next ten minutes with the saw and chiseling out bits of wood with the screwdriver and hammer. Once the top bit was off, the Gator came off rather easily. I drove back to camp, exhausted and pleased with a full day's work.

But as I was undressing, I realized that I'd left my Leatherman in the dirt. So I had to go back immediately. Good thing I got the orange one! Here's a picture of the stump after all was said and done. And the ruts I made. The stump is the gray spot to the right in the center of the ruts.

Just goes to show that your tools are only as useful as your smarts allow. Remember to work smarter, not harder.

I do quality control and put stuff in boxes for a major electronics distributor.

Edited to add what I posted in /r/EDC.

u/alfredbordenismyname · 5 pointsr/knives

Look at the Kershaw Leek, its got a good 3 inch blade, it practically disappears in your pocket, is basically a modern gentlemen's folder, and can get it in several different colors. Its one of the most popular knives out there and is well made. Only thing to watch out for is the tip, its very thin and can break off if you try and use it as a pry bar. You can find the leek for about 40-60 bucks depending on the model.

Link - Kershaw Leek

If you're looking for something heavier duty, the Kershaw Blur or Freefall would be good buys. I use a freefall as one of my EDC knives and think its a great buy for the money. The blur is very well regarded as well, though I don't have experience with one myself.

Link for Blur

Link for Freefall

If you don't absolutely need the spring assist, another idea would be a Spyderco Delica 4, or perhaps a Spyderco Persistence if you want a little cheaper price. Both are solid knives for the money and aren't too bulky in the pocket. You can get the Delica in colors too!

Link for Delica 4

Link for Persistence

u/firitheryn · 5 pointsr/knives

I normally don't like making recommendations without more information, including what state you live in, however the way your question is asked makes me believe you may not have extensive experience. First if your state law allows this size carry I recommend Spyderco Endura. If that size is not allowed, then Spyderco Delica. These are both primo knives for the price. They are underwhelming at first look but after a few weeks of carry, you will feel like you have fallen in love with the most stable happy partner of your life.

u/The-Neutral-Planet · 5 pointsr/policeuk

Bag

u/ProjectD13X · 5 pointsr/knives

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Penknife-Black-PlainEdge-Knife/dp/B0052HQV40

That's a great UK legal option. And quite under budget! You could also get him this http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tri-Angle-Sharpmaker/dp/B004HIZKHE if you're fine with going a little over budget.

u/ifeelfuckingterrible · 5 pointsr/EDC

Check this out bro

https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Penknife-Black-PlainEdge-Knife/dp/B0052HQV40

Made specifically to be legal in the UK.

Also swiss army knives are generally legal too since they're slip joints.

u/Ouroboron · 5 pointsr/MaliciousCompliance

I tend to carry either a Kershaw Clash or Kuro. I've found the half serration incredibly handy over the years, and pretty much won't get a carry knife without it. The spring assisted opening on those two knives is also really useful, especially if you're doing something one handed.

u/theNightblade · 5 pointsr/EDC

You can do really well for edc gear you listed for well under $350.

u/emarkd · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

Good idea but do keep in mind that different steels respond very differently to the stone. Really cheap steel will usually be quite soft, maybe even too soft to properly sharpen without it "smearing" or rolling over.

Maybe start with flea market junk, but consider something like a $20 Kershaw Cryo as an intermediary step. Its a lot better steel and will give you good practice, but if you really booger it up and can't fix it, you're only out $20.

On the other hand, if you find you can properly maintain the edge on that Cryo you'll have no problem with just about anything else you want to try, plus you've got a really good entry-level folder as well!

u/po_toter · 5 pointsr/army

Fuck I'm too drunk to fuck with cherries, so I'll just give you the answers.

u/coldfrontin · 5 pointsr/EDC

This is the stuff I have on me most of the time. I’m a grad student and as you can see, I’ve been lurking here for quite a while. I’m basically an /r/EDC stereotype at this point.

  • Saddleback wallet
  • bullet space pen
  • Nitecore p12 flashlight (winter . . . short days)
  • Ruger SR9c (winter)
  • Sig p938 (summer)
  • Spyderco delica (summer)
  • Benchmade 950-1 rift (winter)
  • carmex
  • phone
  • keys
  • N82 IWB holsters

    *Thoughts: I used to carry a FourSevens QT2A (I think?) and it fit in the pocket much better but was obviously much dimmer than the p12. I think i'll go back to a smaller flashlight next winter. I've also carried a Benchmade 707, 275, and several 556 styles. Of all of them I liked the 707 the best but I tend to give away my knives to anyone that takes interest and the 707's price had gone way up when I went to buy another one.

    The p938 is, of course, much easier to carry than the SR9c but I can't hit shit beyond 10 feet away and it only holds 6 rounds. Luckily the odds of me needing to hit someone more than 4 feet away are effectively zero. I kind of regret buying the Sig but it'll do for another summer or two. I highly recommend N82 holsters because they are so damn comfortable and secure compared to most others I've tried. The Saddleback ID wallet is amazing if you never need to carry cash, and I've not found a better pen for my pocket than the Fisher space pen. I also like to buy the space pens in bulk so I can give them away to people who take interest.
u/Implikation · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

The only thing about that particular steel is that it's carbon steel, not stainless. It will change color over time if you don't put oil on it.

Edit: some other options are this Spyderco or the Ontario RAT, if you are interested in more tactical designs.

u/Nimitz87 · 5 pointsr/EDC

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BBPAOCW/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1466012659&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=rat+knife&dpPl=1&dpID=41iwkO7cboL&ref=plSrch really hard to go wrong with the rat for the price it's an amazing knife and the opening is one of the best, it beats some of my knives costing 5x as much. it is my edc knife of choice.

u/umop-apisdn-wa · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here it is on Amazon

u/Mrsneppa · 4 pointsr/knives

Maybe a buck 110 if he needs the pouch, but personally I prefer the ontario RAT 2

http://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-110-Folding-Genuine/dp/B000EHYZKK

u/Rocangus · 4 pointsr/knives

Check out Opinel knives - they're classic, quality knives. They have many more sizes if you have a requirement, I just linked you to one of the more popular sizes.

u/greath · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Lol, alright for example:

  • Spyderco Delica 4 FFG: For your price range this is going to be the "best" steel you can get in a near 3" folding knife (VG-10). By best I mean the best edge retention in a stainless steel. However, being over 2.5" in some places (Chacago for example) the knife will be illegal. Also, many people do not like the look of the spyderhole as it can be seen as aggressive in office environments. Also the FRN handles, while very strong, have a cheap/plastic feel to them.

  • Spyderco Tenacious: Compared to the Delica, 8CR13MOV is a "worse" stainless steel (not as good edge retention, more prone to chipping during heavy impacts). However, the extra blade length is better for many outdoor tasks (breaking down tree branches). The handle is also G10, which is slightly tougher and has a much better feeling in hand than FRN.

  • Spyderco Centofante 3: A more "gentlemanly" and "office friendly" version of the Delica with a slightly longer blade. Again, VG-10 and FRN.

  • Kershaw Cryo II: Same steel as the tenacious. Metal handles slightly tougher than G10. Flipper action has "cool" factor. The blade grind makes the tip a touch stronger than on the tenacious.

  • Kershaw Skyline: One of the most iconic of Kershaw's knives. Hollow ground blade makes it great at slicing tasks.

  • Esee Izula: Skeletonized fixed blade. 1095 Steel is significantly better than the other steels listed at "chopping" tasks as it is not prone to chipping at all. It is NOT stainless and so the blade has a protective coating over most of it. The steel will require mineral oil/cleaning to prevent rusting.

  • Becker BK 24: Similar to the Esee Izula but D2 steel which has better edge retention and more corrosion resistance than 1095. It is also much harder to sharpen. Many think the BK24's handle is also less comfortable, the sheath is worse, and there are less available after market modifications.

  • Ontario Rat Series (linked the RAT I. RAT 2 similar but smaller): Ontario's version of the tenacious. Bladeshape generally more people friendly. Another very popular beater option.

  • Morakniv Knives (there are MANY, this is just one): Highly regarded in the "bushcraft" community. High carbon steel (similar to 1095) with a scandi-grind which is great for field sharpening and woodworking. Only partial tangs so not advised to use for battoning tasks or chopping.

  • Kershaw OD-2: Gentlemanly knife with great flipping action.

    There are a LOT more suggestions I could add...
u/stanti · 4 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Tenacious. My current EDC and one of the most frill free knives I own.

u/-BW- · 4 pointsr/Survival

Leatherman sidekick is a great multitool. $45.

For just a knife the Spyderco Tenacious is a fantastic folder for the price at $35.

u/SmellySlutSocket · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

For a few more dollars you could go with the spyderco tenacious which as far as I can tell is basically just a larger version of the one you picked out.

u/geraldm8 · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw Cryo
/ Kershaw Cryo G-10

Kershaw Chill


Can you be a little more specific on what you prefer? Flipper/non-flipper? thumb stud/thumb hole/thumb disk? assisted/non assist?

I had a Spyderco Persistence for a while. Its good, but not great like the Tenacious.

u/Expensive_Kitty · 4 pointsr/knives

The Buck Lux Pro is pretty sleek, as is the Kershaw Chive. My "dress" knife is a Kershaw Chill which looks nice and is really affordable, but isn't made of premium materials or have a premium finish.

u/afrobafro · 4 pointsr/EDC

If you decide you like edc folders you might want to look into a spyderco Cara Cara or Delica both are a similar design to the BX309 but made with more durable materials.

u/mroystacatz · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Here are my personal essentials.


  • Spyderco Delica 4: $60 VG-10 steel, comes in tons of colors
  • Spyderco Endura 4: Larger version of Delica
  • Morakniv Companion: $12-$20 A really awesome fixed blade, outperforms knives triple it's price.
  • Victorinox Tinker: $20-25 classic swiss army knife, really great quality in general. Lots of tools but not too many so it's easily pocket carried.
  • Victorinox Cadet: Smaller Swiss Army Knife, aluminum handles. Lots of colors.
  • Kershaw Cryo, or Cryo 2: $20-40 steel frame lock, Hinderer design, good price, tons of colors. The Cryo 2 is the same as the Cryo just larger.
  • Ontaro Rat 1 or 2: $25-30 Classically shaped folders with a very rugged build for a liner lock. The 2 is a smaller version of the 1.

    Also, you're going to want a sharpening system that works for you in the long run. I personally use the Spyderco Sharpmaker But there are tons of good sharpening options out there.

    P.S: You're going to get a lot of people hating on your Gerbers most likely, that's because they're honestly not worth it in the long run. They use very low quality steel for the price and they don't have the best quality control. I'm not saying your Gerbers are trash or anything. But they definitely won't last very long. Just about all of the knives I listed will last you a lifetime if you treat them right, and oil/sharpen them correctly.
u/SirRipo · 4 pointsr/EDC

For the record, I feel the same that the Cryo is too slippery - which is why I'm super glad Kershaw released a G10 version of it last year.

I also agree that the Tenacious is just a bit too big for EDC - and they do make the Persistence, which is a shrunken version of the Tenacious, with a 2.75 inch blade vs the Tenacious' 3-3/8 inch blade. If you wanna go even smaller, the Ambitious has a 2.25" blade. All 3 knives share a similar design (though the Ambitious is small enough that the proportions might look a little weird to some).

A few other knives of note that are standouts in the sub-$50 price range:

  • CRKT Ripple - Ken Onion design with a more-traditional drop point blade, IKBS, 8Cr14MoV. Usually on most people's "Under $50" list.

  • Kershaw Leek - Again, a little slippery and still Speedsafe but a slightly weaker torsion bar so not as forceful. Some people have issues with broken tips since they're a little thin, but this thing was the best under $50 when it came out.

  • Ontario RAT 1 - At $25 this thing is a pretty great package, if not a little big. 3.5" blade, but it's AUS-8 if you don't like the 8Cr China steels (even if they are pretty similar).

  • SOG Flash II - again, a 3.5 inch, AUS-8 blade. Assisted opening, but much less forceful than Speedsafe.

  • The Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K has blown up since it's release and a lot of high speed low drag tactical types love it for EDC use. $25 makes it a pretty appealing choice and rock solid under $30.

  • The Spyderco Delica 4 is just a touch over $50, averaging about $60, but it's also a go-to knife in the $50 for many people. VG-10 steel on this one is a big selling point.

  • On the same hand, the Kershaw Blur is usually available for about $60, and for those looking for a big folder (seriously this thing is large) it's a great choice. Sandvik 14C28N as standard steel, also available with S30V for about $75.

    A few notes here

  • You'll see a lot of sub $50 knives using 8Cr13MoV or 8Cr14MoV. The main difference is a little more Chromium in the 8Cr14MoV, leading to a little more corrosion resistance. A lot of people loved the Skyline, but there were a few issues with minor rust spots on the knives, leading to many companies switching to 8Cr14MoV for some of their knives (most of the budget Kershaws are 8Cr14MoV now).

  • Kershaw has many many options for budget folders under $50, for all kinds of aesthetic tastes. The Chill, Thermite, Link, Oso Sweet, etc. I've owned a handful of Kershaws, and loved all of them, especially for the price.

  • The 8Cr steels (13MoV and 14MoV) are pretty much on par with AUS-8, especially from CRKT, Spyderco, and Kershaw who all do a good job on their heat treats. There's a slight difference in hardness (3 to 4 HRC difference by most counts), but really they're nearly identical for all intents and purposes, mainly sharpening and edge retention. Some people just prefer AUS-8 because they don't like so called "China steel."


    ETA a few more links and some clarification of my still-awake-at-5am rambling.
u/jacobtx · 4 pointsr/BudgetBlades

It’s not a cleaver or sheepsfoot style, but this is another excellent option

u/freeshavocadew · 4 pointsr/knives

Well, first, congratulations on becoming a LEO. I am not one myself, but I have had a few convos with them and I'm going to start by giving you a couple of things to consider. The first one is, this knife will be a tool, right? A tool is used for all sorts of tasks, some it wasn't intended for like prying, scraping, or breaching/otherwise opening something that wouldn't the best tool for the job. One LEO I spoke with mentioned having to use his knife to do some limited demolition to a couple of walls in a trailer to find drugs. Stabbing through sheet rock, hitting studs, and nails and shit like that. I might suggest having a small pry bar as, you know, your tool that rides with at least, maybe find a belt pouch or way to carry it on your person. Better to have and not need than need and not have on this. Another thing, you might consider starting off with a more affordable knife, a beater. There are several reasons - tools you have on the job can be damaged or lost, and with a cheap beater you won't cry when that happens, you may need to hand it over as evidence in an investigation (used in self defense, etc.) and handing over your favorite knife can be painful even if you do eventually have it returned to you, you will already know about how LEOs and lawyers are not your best friends and having a big ol' scary knife may raise an eyebrow or two even in your position, and FINALLY there's the fact that you may be required to loan your knife out or use it in such a way that would ruin it. Any time you loan a tool out, it's great to expect to be returned in the same condition, but it's not always the case. Additionally, you may find you need it for an emergency, like in a vehicle fire or such a thing, mostly I'm imagining fire-related emergencies. A lot of knives are made with plastic scales which will melt all to shit but is technically still able to be used. This is unlikely, I know, but you're more likely to be there than me, so it is what it is.

After all that, I do have some recommendations!

Kershaw Clash - currently listed at ~$22, it's a fair knife for the money. It's spring assisted opening, a little larger both in size as well as handling (bad for finer cutting manipulation) but would be a great knife to get started with and treat as a beater. Would also serve as entry level EDC and would get you a lot of quick handling experience for the type of knife you'd actually want to get!

Kershaw Blur is a really well known knife by the knife community, combining quite a few really nice points at once. Currently listed at ~$58 (this model), this is also a great knife for someone looking for an all arounder. The blade steel is a little better than the Clash and several other offers from the cheaper side of knives, the scales are really comfortable for medium to large hands, and it doesn't break the bank. In my personal opinion it's probably one of if not the best knife for the money.

Kizer Vanguard is a different blade shape than the previous two, a much more classic style with a drop point. Currently this is on sale for ~$44 and this knife has a variety of handle colors available, which I think is neat. Based on my EDC use, it seems to be quite nice!

CRKT M21-12G has a few variations available with a similar size offered there as well as plain edge versus serrations. Personally I find serrations difficult to sharpen so I avoid them on my knives, but your mileage may vary. This knife is currently ~$46 and is worth it. This is a thicc chunk of steel with a thiccer handle even though the steel liners are milled out. Having taken it apart and put it back together a few times, I find this knife very easy to clean and service.

Ontario Knife Company Rat-1 is no frills and a solid knife. This is currently selling for ~$22 and is worth every penny. There's a few different models with the price varying quite a bit but overall it's below $40. This knife is a large chunk of metal with the scales and thick plastic liners too. However, there are etsy shops that make more custom liners that might be less chunky. Will likely cost more than you paid for the knife, but eh, whatever. This will be harder to lose, I think, since it's so large.

I hope one or more of these suggestions is helpful!

u/Tadashi047 · 4 pointsr/knives

The CRKT Drifter [Stainless Steel Handle] [G10 Handle] is a good choice, like the poster above suggests. The Ontario RAT-II and Kershaw Clash are other great options.

u/McWatt · 3 pointsr/knives

Can't go wrong with the classic Buck knife that your Pakistani knife is a knockoff of. It's classy, functional, and it won't hit your wallet too hard.

u/karn_evil · 3 pointsr/knives

They are not all that expensive, here it is for $33 on Amazon.

u/free2game · 3 pointsr/knives

If you go up to $30-40 you can find a lot of great american made knives in that range like a Kershaw Skyline ($35), Salvo ($30), or Buck 110 Paperstone ($30) Classic ($35), Vantage Avid ($34)
BTW, a good pocket clip shouldn't be uncomfortable in your hand. None of the pocket knives I've owned have dug into my hand at all. The Buck is a nice option if you don't want a clip though.

u/zapatodefuego · 3 pointsr/knives

This looks like a copy of the Buck 110 which is a solid knife. I'm not sure which came first though.

u/Smooth1076 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I ordered this knife from amazon, this link: https://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-Knife-940-Plain-Handle/dp/B000QA9G2W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511052177&sr=8-1&keywords=benchmade+940

I have a box with the tags and the little bag and everything and it feels just the griptilian I own. But the action isn't as smooth at my griptilian and there are the main concerns listed in the album. I don't understand why it says 'benchmade.com/pat' and it doesn't even seem very centered or aligned.

Is this a fake or real?

u/solsangraal · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

everyone seems to rave about the griptillian and the 940 from benchmade. also includes their lifesharp service, which is pretty awesome

i have a decent number of knives, but the one i use the most by far is the delica 4 wave-- best $60 i ever spent.

in the end i'd say you could definitely spend a lot less than $200 for a great knife, just depends on your taste

u/In_the_air · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Here would be a few of my suggestions. Some are bit more $ but worth it.

ZT 450

Benchmade 940

Benchmade Knife 551-1 Griptilian

Boker Plus Kwaiken Flipper

u/i_eversaw · 3 pointsr/malelifestyle

Try Opinel. They have a bunch on Amazon, and are really durable, inexpensive, and aesthetically pleasing. I personally have the No. 8

u/archamedeznutz · 3 pointsr/EDC

Swiss Army Knife

Kershaw method

Kershaw Westin

Ganzo FH-11

Byrd Medowlark 2

Opinel #8

Ontario Rat 1

All of these are going to last longer and perform better than the MTech. In terms of appearance and esthetics, nobody is going to look askance if you pull out a Swiss army knife or an opinel. Flicking your mtech will likely be a different story. You should carry what you enjoy, but understand that conventional wisdom is going to look down on the appearance and, if they know about knives, the MTech brand. If you go with the Mtech, don't trust the lock too much and don't be surprised if the assist mechanism breaks.

u/holigen · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Are you talking about the Sage on Amazon for $100?

If you want S30V in a classy folder, I can't think of a better choice in your price range. If you're ok with VG-10, you can't go wrong with Mcusta. Al-Mar knives are ridiculously classy gentleman's folders, but you pay the price and get AUS-8, which you may or may not be ok with.

If the sky is the limit, you could do worse than Chris Reeves Knives' Mnandi.

u/_Zack_ · 3 pointsr/EDC

Pockets

u/jamin101wolf · 3 pointsr/EDC

A RAT, a Tenacious, an Opinel, or a Cryo are the usual choices. What's wrong with 8cr13mov steel? It's not the best but for sub $30, it'll get the job done.

u/rollingalong · 3 pointsr/EDC

A better question for r/knives. Depending on your budget, I can make a number of recommendations. If you're not looking to spend a lot, check out Kershaw and some low-end Spyderco models.

I would look at:

u/UrzaJR · 3 pointsr/knives

I felt the same way before I got a spyderco, now I love the damn thing. The hole is incredibly functional. You might want to try a Tenacious, its only 30 bucks.

u/dont_be_an_arse · 3 pointsr/malelifestyle

I carry two knives a lot of the time. Almost anytime I've not carried one of them I've been in a situation where I needed one.

u/Graybeard · 3 pointsr/knives

For camping, between those two I'd go with the Skyline. I've got a Leek, and I love it, but the slim blade seems a bit delicate for camp site use.

I bought a Spyderco Tenacious for camping. It's a good-sized, sturdy folder that's not so expensive that losing it would ruin the trip.

u/psmwrxguy · 3 pointsr/knifeclub
u/scc1515 · 3 pointsr/EDC

The Spyderco Tenacious is a great knife for under $50.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XvGZBbRY3XQHR

u/jsamhead · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Ooh. $25 is tough. There are so many good options for $30-$35...

Here are a couple options around $25

CRKT Ruger LCK

CRKT Pilar

And here are some options around $30

Kershaw Atmos

Ruike P801

Sanrenmu Land 910+

Steel Will Cutjack 3 Inch and 3.5 inch

Buck 110 Slim

And some $35+ options

Kershaw Link

Kershaw Dividend

Spyderco Tenacious

u/Kromulent · 3 pointsr/knives

My favorite under-50 knife is the Spyderco Tenacious. They make a couple of smaller knives at a similar price point too.

Ontario Rat is another good value - about $25 - good tough knife for outdoor stuff.

u/Buixer · 3 pointsr/EDC

Here are some affordable options.

Ontario 8848 RAT Folding Knife (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013ASG3E/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_7ziUub1K4FP48

Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_OAiUub1JC6EFZ

JETBeam BA10 XPG Cree LED Flashlight, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UG51OK/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_pBiUub02WTDZZ

Fenix LD09 130 Lumen LED Tactical Flashlight with EdisonBright AA Alkaline battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MB1MJFA/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_YIiUub0M7RSYV

u/fappolice · 3 pointsr/EDC

If you are on a budget. I would recommend a Tenacious. Most people on /r/knives would agree as well. If you aren't on a budget I would look at the Benchmade Griptillian or Mini Griptillian. Both are extremely solid choices.

u/chodemessiah · 3 pointsr/knives

I'm in IT as well and perform very similar tasks. I use the Spyderco Tenacious for everything. It's easy as hell to sharpen and the flat ground blade takes a wicked sharp edge. It has stainless steel liners, but they're skeletonized so the knife is still pretty light. The G-10 is nicer than the stuff I've got on knives that are well past the hundred dollar price point.

As for draw speed, you can do a bootleg wave using zipties. Here's mine. Best $30 I've ever spent.

u/ThrowawaySergei · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'm rather fond of the Spyderco Tenacious.

u/Knife_Guide · 3 pointsr/knives
u/fromkentucky · 3 pointsr/knives

I've EDC'd a Spyderco Tenacious for about a year and I love it. If I had to replace it, I would easily consider another Tenacious, or a slightly smaller Persistence.

Part of me really wants a Leek but I'd also like a Kershaw Blur for the assisted opening, and if you can set aside an extra $20, you can spring for the version w/ S30V steel. All of these are within your price range.

u/macbooklover91 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well heres a list of some from amazon.

u/bearules · 3 pointsr/videos

/r/knives is a great place to ask this kind of stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425256528&sr=8-1&keywords=spyderco+tenacious

This is a great knife that I EDC and its only $35. Perfect starting knife.

u/danngree · 3 pointsr/knives
u/kodemage · 3 pointsr/knives

The Kershaw Chill is a pretty decent cheap knife. I got mine for $16 on sale and it's only $20 on amazon right now.

u/xbuzzbyx · 3 pointsr/knives

I was thinking something similar.
1 Ontario 8848 RAT
2 Kershaw Chill (A bit slimmer, lighter, and sleeker than the Clash)
3 CRKT Drifter G10

I just bought the Chill, and I love it! At 1.9 oz, it's half the weight of the Clash. The locking system is nice and smooth. I loosened the tension a little so I don't need to flick my wrist, just a quick trigger pull on the tab. So far, nothing I can complain about.

u/sco0ts19 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Hard to beat a spyderco delica for a lightweight edc knife. I just got a manker e02h and it’s an outstanding little edc light coupled with eneloop aaa’s.

u/UKBRITAINENGLAND · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

In the Uk you are only allowed a 3 inch long, non-locking folding knife. This is about as 'manly' a knife you are allowed to carry https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spyderco-Lightweight-Leaf-Shaped-Plain-Knife/dp/B0052HQV40 .

u/radison · 3 pointsr/Portland

I have this knife. I carry it every day, and use it a whole lot more than I ever thought I would. Never for self-defense, but it does provide a small bit of peace of mind just in case.

There's a few things I like about it:

It's cheap!

It's small and very well made.

It flips open like a switchblade, but isn't considered one. It also makes a cool sound when you do that.

It holds a sharp edge

The pocket clips don't wear out.

Sharpens nicely


You can carry a pocketknife anywhere in Oregon. It's no big deal whatsoever. Check out Oregon's Knife Laws here. Oregon is a super lenient state when it comes to knife laws.

Enjoy!

u/mickeymouse4348 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

whenever i leave my house i have 3 knives on me; one in my wallet, one on my keychain, and one in my back pocket

u/pierceham · 3 pointsr/EDC

In the box:

u/P-01S · 3 pointsr/knives

According to Amazon, it is classified as a trading card game.

Seriously.

u/SarcasmIsKey · 3 pointsr/EDC

Left to right


Muji Eraser


[Sigg 0.6L water bottle] (http://siggnorthamerica.com/shop/classic-traveller/0-6l-classic-traveller/)


[Muji Gel Pen] (https://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?Sec=13&Sub=52)


[Alvin DRAFT-TEC RETRAC 0.3mm] (https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-DR07-Draf-Tec-Retrac-Mechanical/dp/B001DKJ55C)


[Leatherman Style PS] (https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Style-PS-Multi-Tool-Black/dp/B0058RX9NU)


Chapfix+


Anker SoundBuds Sport IE 20


[Fisher Space Pen] (https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-400B-Space-Bullet-Pen/dp/B000WGD13U)


[Leatherman Wave Black] (https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Multi-Tool-Black-Molle-Sheath/dp/B0009JS2ZW)


[Mee Audio M6 Pro] (https://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Universal-Fit-Noise-Isolating-Detachable/dp/B015S2I6A0)


[Random Knife] (http://www.smorgasburg.com/)


[Corsair Voyager Go 32GB] (https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Voyager-USB3-0-Android-devices/dp/B00HVT27CW)


[Kershaw Cryo 1555Ti] (https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q)


[Alpine Swiss Slim Wallet] (https://www.amazon.com/Alpine-Swiss-Genuine-Leather-Pocket/dp/B00EOYKEEA)


[Anker PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0] (https://www.anker.com/products/A1264011)


[Seiko SNDC31] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNDC31-Classic-Stainless-Chronograph/dp/B004JY0KP8)


[Lenovo T440s (256GB Samsung 840 EVO, 12GB ram, 1080p touchscreen, i5 4300)]
(http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t440s/)


[Motorola Doid Turbo Ballistic Nylon 32GB] (https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/droid-turbo/)

u/Aznguy1 · 3 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Skyline is pretty nice if you want a g-10 handle and it's US made but it is 3 1/8" long

Kershaw Cryo is pretty nice and it's 2 3/4" long

u/TickNut · 3 pointsr/EDC

This is a list of my EDC. I go to public high school so some items can't be carried all the time. I'll try and get links to all the products I can.
 

  • Front Right Pocket
  • My iPod Touch 6 in blue (my iPod is the only thing that goes in here, this is to avoid unnecessary scratches).
  • Watch Pocket
  • Sometimes I'll carry a Mini Bic Lighter in baby blue.
  • Front Left Pocket
  • Kershaw Cryo Knife clipped onto my pocket.
  • Key Ring
    • A Key Dangler also clips on my pocket and keeps things from bunching up.
    • Leatherman Style PS- a multi tool that doesn't have a blade. So I'm able to take it to school and not worry about getting suspended.
    • A little dinky flashlight for when I'm really in a pinch.
  • Peculiarly Perfect Peanut Butter Peppermint Lip Balm (by the YouTubers Rhett and Link).
  • Back Left Pocket
    • Wallet
      • Along with normal things you keep in a wallet; I have two folded up paper towels. These come in handy.
  • Back Right Pocket
    • I like to keep this pocket as a blank slate. So it changes a lot. Sometimes I'll carry a hacksysack if I know I'll be doing a lot of standing around. Or I'll bring my Bolt Focus Flashlight to work. Other times I'll just have a folded up rag (because I'm too stingy to buy a hanky).
       

      So I actually have a fairly in depth reason on why certain items go in certain pockets. But this comment is long enough so I'll leave it out unless you ask.
       

      EDIT: It looks like the Bolt Focus Flashlight is currently unavailable. I'll still leave the link in case that changes.

u/PancakeEater101 · 3 pointsr/EDC

The shard is $6 on Amazon, so for less than $10 more you can have the shard and a MUCH better knife

u/kerrcobra · 3 pointsr/EDC

Pocket knife looks like a Kershaw Cryo. Don't know the rest of the stuff though.

u/JayStar1213 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Not quite sub $20 but definetely a great knife. Kershaw Cryo.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_p3goybZC8VYNQ

$22 currently on sale. I've had it for 2 years now. Take it everywhere. She sharpens like new every time.

u/elementality22 · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

It's the 1555TI Cryo I don't know much about them either, this is my first knife.

u/almostiskiller · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I have that same clone and it definitely is pretty solid. But, my contender for best $20 (give or take 3 bucks) knife is still the Rat 2

u/Ravensong427 · 3 pointsr/knives

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife-Sp-Black-Folding-7Inches/dp/B00BBPAOCW

I own one of these and it's a pretty good knife for EDC. One handed open & close, nice fit in the hand. Only potential drawback would be performance if it gets wet, which i haven't had to worry about yet.

u/balls_of_gum · 3 pointsr/knives
u/cigr · 2 pointsr/knives

The classic folding hunting knife is the Buck 110.

http://www.amazon.com/Buck-110BRS-Fld-Hunting-3-3/dp/B000EHYZKK

u/dunneetiger · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you want just a knife, I think you can go for a classic knife like a Buck model 110 (Link) or an Opinel (number 8 - Link) are safe bets.

Edit: Added Amazon.com links

u/dinnertainment · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I used my trusty, and very sharp, 110 Buck Knife I positioned my weight on the animal and cut its jugular vein and it bled out quickly. With the loss of oxygen to the head, it passed out relatively quickly. That being said, this can be dangerous because if the animal springs up, you could stab yourself. People have been hurt from doing this. Luckily for me, the deer was in no position to move. As I mentioned, I did this as quickly and respectfully as possible.

u/niloc · 2 pointsr/Hunting

The Buck 110 is a good knife that won't break the bank.

http://www.amazon.com/Buck-110-Folding-Hunter-Lockback/dp/B000EHYZKK

u/wickedsteve · 2 pointsr/knives

Buck Folding Hunter $30
http://amzn.com/B000EHYZKK

u/tango4884 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Olight M2R But honestly any flashlight (preferably using an 18650 battery) will be extremely useful and I use mine many times throughout the day/night.

Keybars are also pretty useful, just bought my first one the other day and it really beats using a keychain.

Any good knife will also be useful. I personally carry a Benchmade 940 and I love it.

u/thedarkestknight95 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Benchmade 940 Osborne rift design. I will never buy another knife for my EDC rotation ever again.

Here's an Amazon link for it

Benchmade 940 Osborne Design Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QA9G2W/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Qdxoub0XGJDVD

u/invisiblecamel · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge
  1. Fallout 4
  2. Lil Dicky
  3. Been going good. Got a sweet ass deal on this knife.

    4.Reading, drawing, and trying to get into hiking.
u/old_dog_new_trick · 2 pointsr/knives

I mean you could go with a knife designed to be a folding kitchen/picnic knife, the stainless Opinel. For $75 you can get several.

u/William_Harzia · 2 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Sage 2. It's $105 and totally worth it. S30v with a full flat grind, super light scales, and a buttery opening mechanism.

u/paidrebooter · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Absolutely, I should have done that. Spyderco Sage, Carbon Fiber, plain edge. One of my few go-to's for EDC and I have ~100 folders.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013AW8Y2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Boots are USAF issue circa 2004, they have no label and I can't recall which brand they are; Corcoran, Bates, Belleville? They have vibram soles and are comfy.

u/lloganwebb · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Maybe a Spyderco Native? I wanna say these come in S35VN which is a pretty good steel.

I'd also consider the Mini Grip although that shipping time is atrocious. These come in 154CM.

A little beefier than a Delica and above your budget but I gotta recommend the HK Axis. I've heard that people don't like the mini's quite as much as the full size model but I take it you like the smaller side of things.

Just kinda poked around for some stuff I like on Amazon.ca. Good luck finding something!

u/Sneeko · 2 pointsr/EDC

Yup. I was thinking [this one in particular] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00180GQJA/).

u/sqweexv · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

http://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-555HG-Pardue-Design-Mini-Griptillian/dp/B00180GQJA

Mini grip in sheepsfoot. Smaller blade, so less headaches for you. Unassisted, but still easy to open, and it locks. Benchmade is a great company with a great reputation. Haven't seen anyone buy this knife and say "Man, I wish I hadn't bought this." It's a little higher than your price range, but not by a ton and is still very reasonably priced.

u/optional_downvote · 2 pointsr/knives

If you like kershaw you can get a blur with S30v steel for around 65$ on amazon if you still want a kershaw. I've never been too impresed with them since I find their build quality to be lacking. They seem to have an excessive amount of blade play and use average quality steels in most of their knives. The a premium steel that can hold a razor sharp working edge. The spyderco delica/endura line is also a great knife. They have full flat ground blades that come razor sharp from the factory with absolutlely no blade play. I personally carry a green delica as one of my edc knives. The dragonfly is also great if you want a knife that dissapears on your person. it is a featherweight knife, that cuts and handles like a much larger knife.

If you are looking for a knife that can take an absolutely harsh beating, I would have to reccomend an Ontario RAT 1 or 2 depending on you size preference. They are a bit heavy in hand compared to other knives it size, but perform just as good as any of my spydercos. It is also on the cheaper side at around 25$.

The benchmades are also a good choice, but I would also reccomend the benchmade mini-presidio.

Anyways, I thought I might as well just post some links to them:

S30v Kershaw Blur

Benchmade Mini Presidio

[Benchmade Griptillian] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q9BOF0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2Q6YQ3PL1NNYW&coliid=I1IO3PSF8569TW)

Benchmade Mini Griptillian (I prefer thumb hole openers, but both griptillians also are offered with combo edges and thumb studs.)

Spyderco Dragonfly

Spyderco Delica

Spyderco Endura

Ontario RAT 1

Ontario RAT 2

u/thirdGEARchirp · 2 pointsr/EDC

Top left circle is my badge holder. I didn't feel like blurring out my badge so I just flipped it over.

Top middle is my keyport That holds 5 keys and one light. Its awesome!!

Top right is my slim line wallet. This helped slim down a thick old tri fold that I had.

Middle left is my spyderco knife. I like it and it has definitly came in handy a few times.

Middle right is my off duty glock 26. I love this as an off duty weapon. I've upgraded a few things on it too. I use an IWB alien holster for the Glock but didn't feel like taking it out of my pants.

Bottom is a case for my S5.


Missing is my watch that I wear, G-Shock.

u/fourtwentyblzitfaget · 2 pointsr/airsoft

I've had this: http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578 for the past two years and have used it heavily for work and its held up great.

u/einstein2001 · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I only collect Spyderco knives so I'm a bit biased, but in that price range I would recommend one from their budget line. Either the Tenacious $42, Persistence $38, or Ambitious $29, listed from largest to smallest. Also check out the sidebar at /r/knifeclub for more suggestions.

u/ethanzh · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Tenacious looks good for the price.

So now I'm down to 3 I would like to choose from,

  • Kershaw Cyro

  • Kershaw Leek

  • and the Spyderco Tenacious

    So I think I might be leaning towards the Leek, except for what you said about the thin steel. Will that be a major issue? The Tenacious looks good, only thing is that it doesn't have to spring loaded opening, which is something I didn't really know I wanted until now. Then there's the Cyro, which has a slightly smaller blade (1/4 of an inch shorter), but it also has the spring loaded system, only thing is it doesn't look as simplistic as the Leek, but I think I can get over that. Which would you recommend of the Cyro and the Leek which I've posted? Because I realize there are different variations of each knife, but if I get either, I will be getting the ones I've linked to. Thanks.
u/Burn_The_Ships · 2 pointsr/EDC

May I recommend a new knife? This one is one of the best ones you can get for cheap.

u/Tvizz · 2 pointsr/knives

Personally a budget spyderco.

see

persistance

Or

Tenacious


With a mini swiss.

See.

Small Swiss

Is acceptable for most applications, a larger multi tool is good for in the car or around the house though.

I seriously can not possibly say enough good things about my spyderco tenacious. Get one, or another in the budget line (persistence, resilience)

u/lightinthedark · 2 pointsr/EDC

Spyderco Tenacious family are all in the $25-35 range if you want a real Spyderco.

Tenacious 3 3/8" blade

Persistence 2 3/4" blade

Ambitious 2 1/4" blade

u/Sengura · 2 pointsr/knives

Twitch II is good.

So is the Skyline

But my favorite is still the Tenacious. What an awesome EDC knife that sucker is. The metal may not be the best, but it makes up for it in durability and it's so easy to sharpen. The knife is of excellent quality and for less than 30$. If you want a smaller blade, get the Persistence (I wouldn't, the Tenacious is the perfect size for me).

u/chuckthetruk · 2 pointsr/knives

You really can't go wrong with the Spyderco Tenacious. Its inexpensive, uses a suitable steel, and gives you a TON of bang for your buck.

My final advice is buy a tenacious and bang it around for a while, then when you have a better handle on what you like and don't like, break the bank. Good luck!

u/smellslikepurple233 · 2 pointsr/EDC

For that price range? This
http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325149331&sr=8-1
Spyderco Tenacious. 3.375in blade, 8cr13mov steel (chinese aus8, a good value steel) liner lock (easy one hand closing) thumb hole for one hand opening, movable pocket clip for all 4 carry options (lefty righty tip up tip down) (need a torx screwdriver-> go to ACE) G10 handle (good shit. They line nuclear reactor cores with it.) BEST Bang for your buck

u/wparsons · 2 pointsr/knives

In that price range, from lowest to highest price, I found these in a quick search on Amazon:

  • Spyderco Ambitious - 2.25" blade, $26.20
  • Spyderco Tenacious - 3-3/8" blade, $30.13
  • Spyderco Persistence - 2.75" blade, $31.89
  • Spyderco Resilience - 4.25" blade, $42.87

    All of these use pretty much identical materials, and have identical features and quality. So go with whichever you like best.

    The steel used on these is middle of the road (the same as used in your Tremor), but overall quality is outstanding for the price. All around these will outperform and feel nicer than any Kershaws in the same price class, though I have nothing against Kershaw's better knives.
u/blueriderbacks · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Just to add a few more that fall well under budget and are still awesome.

u/diversionmary · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw cryo ii

Or

Spyderco tenacious

And a sharpener:

Smiths tri stone

Or

Lansky 5 stone system

Because a knife ain't shit if you can't sharpen it.

u/Corpse_Sundae · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_P69Hub10V4186


Welcome to the club :)

u/RJDavid8 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Papa Johns worker with Irma right around the corner.

Top Row (from left to right):

Oakley SI Half Jacket 2.0: $72 with knockoff polarized mirrored lenses bought on amazon here for $20.

Leatherman Pro Wave: Not a special edition of Wave, just bought through Leatherman's Pro program. $55 with the clip found here for $5.

Timex Ironman Classic 30: Great $30-$40 digital watch that through everything has yet to hiccup, let alone fail, once.

iPhone 7: Matte Black. I'm one of those people who actually doesn't love or hate apple of android. I just happen to have a macbook and an iPhone, and that works for me.

Otterbox Symmetry Series: Wanted a $35 case to match my phone and got one. Lint and dust all over the port openings and inside the case?! Works great, just likes to get dirty.

Oakley SI Flak Beta Prism: $117 through Oakley's standard issue, these are the steel frames thanks to some confusing customer service calls. Polarized lenses with their mumbo jumbo technology actually make colors pop a bit.

Middle Row:

Black Leather Wallet: I don't know, probably found at Kohls or something. Nothing special, just gets the job done.

Field Notes Expedition: Awesome $13 notebooks that use a plasticy paper for writing in any conditions. Finally halfway through my first book, as I like to use all of the real estate available on each page. A bit worn, but character, right?

Amazon Special Wristwatch: There's so much conflicting branding everywhere, who knows who makes it. Anyway, have had it for a while and it seems to tell time. The band is a bit weird, but what would one expect for $16?

Car Keys: RIP me. I drive a minivan. sigh. Oh well, it's what I got.

Bottom Row:

Spyderco Tenacious: Perfect $40 knife if you don't want a beater and also don't want your wallet to scream in agony. I just need a good whetstone set to be able to do it justice.

Bose Soundsport Earbuds: Stay in my weird ears. I exercise regularly, but that doesn't mean I like it. Music helps me forget the lactic acid burning my muscles. They don't make the audio-only ones anymore, so here's a $99 pair for apple devices.

Wristbands: Air Force Academy in blue and Domestic Violence in purple. I wear these because I don't want to expose myself to the world of "Etsy." yikes.

Chrome Fisher Space Pen Bullet With Clip: ~$20 and so damn slippery. Awesome pen for being a pen, but I need something more practical for greasy hands. Any ideas? Not looking for anything more than like 30 bucks.

Kizer Vagnino Velox 2: A beautiful flipper on ballbearings. HOLY cow this thing flies out with vengeance and feels like a million bucks. A true gentleman's folder. However, I am not a gentleman... I see some ugly grip tape in it's future to make up for impracticality of no serrations on the back of the blade or handle for grip. Before anyone tries to complain about a 17 yr old with a $200 knife, I found 'er on Massdrop for $82 after shipping. Would I say it is worth the 13 hours of work needed to pay for it? Yes. Yes I would.

u/Everinyourfavor · 2 pointsr/EDC

Posted this in another thread: http://bit.ly/TWNlLd

You could also check out the Tenacious or Opinel

u/anthereddit · 2 pointsr/knives
u/BobLoBlahLaw · 2 pointsr/knives

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EI7578 I carry this, it's nice for the price

u/majixmatrix · 2 pointsr/Knife_Swap

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-3410-Chill-Pocket-Knife/dp/B002IVHQ5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407378787&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+chill

I really don't see how you can ask $35 for a $22 knife that's not new? In fact they're both $22. Canadian taxes must be insane!!! For the small price you paid you might want to hold on to them to beet them up. I love my chill it's stupid light maybe just throw it in a packback? Always nice to have a few abuser knives....

u/ElectricLamp · 2 pointsr/knives

They're both in 8cr13mov and people really underestimate them for it. It's actually a very easily maintained steel but watch out for the Clash and its bead blasted finish; it'll rust on you easily. The Freefall is stonewashed so you won't have that problem.

Honestly I'd probably prefer a [kershaw chill](http://www.amazon.ca/Kershaw-3410-Chill-Pocket-Knife/dp/B002IVHQ5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398139713&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+chill] in that range for its blade geometry. It's mostly flat ground and it will make for noticeably better slicing capability. (even though it is also bead blasted)

Otherwise it'd be good to pony up ten more bucks and get a Rat II

u/MD_Lurker · 2 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Chill, a gentleman's folder.

u/YouMadeMeDumber · 2 pointsr/knives

There are some aesthetically pleasing knives here, but I would encourage you to look into some things with a bit more functionality. While any of these may appear to function well, a properly made knife will treat you much better in the long run.

This Kershaw is inexpensive, has good steel characteristics and is well assembled. I encourage you to get one or possibly something recommended in the knife buying guide and compare to some of the knives in your collection.

u/LenoxAsa · 2 pointsr/EDC

Here's a few I've seen

http://www.countycomm.com/cc4.html

http://www.countycomm.com/grab&gokit.html

https://huckberry.com/store/huckberry/category/p/17781-stealth-edc-kit-android

http://www.countycomm.com/stockingstuffer.html

https://huckberry.com/store/huckberry/category/p/16217-edc-kit-2-0

Or, you can just buy all the things you would want on Amazon, it'll come in 1 or 2 boxes. Here's a few choices to put together a "kit"


This or this for flashlight.

This This, or, This For a multitool depending on the size you want.

This or This for knife (Note: I am not a knife person, I have a Squid and I like it and I've heard good things about the Kershaw Chill)

Exotac FreeKey System




u/Inquisitive_Cretin · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This is a nice quality inexpensive mess kit (no spork)

This is a really nice quality flashlight!

Here is a good quality pocket knife.

u/NaggerGuy · 2 pointsr/guns

When I bought my Kershaw Chill it was around $15. I carry it more than my expensive stuff.

u/SJToFA · 2 pointsr/knives

Can't go wrong with a Spyderco Delica. It's a trusted and well loved EDC knife. Check out some of the reviews on it.

u/hgong415 · 2 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Delica4 Lightweight FRN Flat Ground PlainEdge Knife (Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CH3V5E/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_dQp.AbN109R13

u/RyanNichols121 · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/Rtbriggs · 2 pointsr/knives

be patient, it takes a little while to learn. but its well worth it. remember to wrap your index finger around the lighter, rather than trying to force the lighter into that crevice.

If you still want a knife, but no longer a bottle opener: this is my favorite

u/humblerodent · 2 pointsr/knives

Bump that budget up just another 10 dollars and get him a FFG Delica.

u/Identify_the_feel · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/malecky · 2 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard is a convenient little pry-tool for a bargain. It's worth the price just to try it out. Bottle opener, pry bar, and Philips-head screwdriver all in one make it worth the space on my keychain.

For a folder, you won't go wrong with either a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian or a Spyderco Delica. And at the cheaper end, there's the popular Spyderco Tenacious, but I am personally not a fan. Just don't buy anything with partial serrations, and do learn how to sharpen your blade.

Happy trails.

u/RandyGraves · 2 pointsr/knives

I would second the Delica recommendation. Amazon has a Delica 4 ffg in Purple that would do nicely. The Dragonfly 2 in a very dark green frn and a yellow H1 salt frn would be great as well. Great gift idea man!

u/VaguePeeSmell · 2 pointsr/knives
u/gonzolahst · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

This one? It's been in my cart for a while, and I don't think there are many better deals on knives with that steel. Keep in mind it will be tough for a beginner to sharpen that steel.

u/Lazerr · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Personally, as a nurse myself, I don't carry a knife while at the hospital, but instead trauma shears and maybe a pry bar like a Gerber Shard. I haven't run into a situation yet that the shears or the pry bar haven't able to do and it isn't as intimidating to patients or visitors.



However if you do need a small knife, just like everyone else suggests, the Dragonfly 2 is exceptional.

I have the ZDP-189 version of the Dragonfly and it is perfect for EDC.

If you looking for an even smaller folder check out the Manbug which also does come in a [ZDP-189 variant]
(http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-British-Racing-ZDP-189-Plain/dp/B0089DFLSQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1420580166&sr=8-5&keywords=spyderco+zdp-189). Just be aware that these do not come with pocket clip (I think).

u/AudezeFanboy · 2 pointsr/knives

$15: [Kershaw Shuffle II] (https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-8750TBLKBW-Shuffle-Folding-BlackWash/dp/B00TUCPWZM)

$40: [Kershaw Leek] (https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Leek-Knife/dp/B00P2LAQ4W)

$65: [Spyderco Delica] (https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica4-Lightweight-Ground-PlainEdge/dp/B0052HQPWS)

The knives I linked are all folding locking knives. The shuffle would be harder to sharpen because of the tanto style blade.

For sharpening, most people either get the [Spyderco Sharpmaker] (https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tri-Angle-Sharpmaker/dp/B004HIZKHE) or the [Lansky Diamond Stone System] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000B8L6LS/ref=sxts2?ie=UTF8&qid=1483915806&sr=2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65). If you get the Lansky system, get the pedestal to go with it else your hands will be cramping.

Honestly I suggest getting a knife under $100. Once you get over $100 you start getting into supersteels. Supersteels are hard to sharpen for beginners and if you don't know what you're doing, you're likely to ruin the edge.

You don't need a serrated edge. Most folks here would recommend against it even if you did want to cut rope.

For cleaning and caring, I just put a drop of gun oil on the blade and mechanism. You don't really need to do this though. Unless you see rust or your knife is having trouble opening, you could skip it.

u/BigHands66 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I got my ex a pink spyderco ladybug http://www.cutleryshoppe.com/spydercolpnp3ladybug-ffgvg-10blade-neonpinkhandle-sprintrun.aspx

and and purple delica http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica4-Lightweight-Ground-PlainEdge/dp/B0052HQPWS?th=1&psc=1

my current girlfriend just got a leatherman style cs http://www.cabelas.com/product/Leatherman-reg-Pink-Style-reg-CS-Multitool/1439349.uts

and a pink mini tuff lite http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-20MTP-Mini-Knife/dp/B00F5EUNDU

My ex still carries one of those every day and brags about using them and my girlfriend uses the leatherman way more than the knife but she still carries it.

Edit: links also sorry for shitty format.. mobile+ lazy=garbage format

u/KingKoopaShell · 2 pointsr/EDC

Spyderco Delica is my edc blade.

u/Piperatthegates · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Since you're in New York, you need a non-locking, sub 3" blade. Also, because it's a knife-intolerant locale, you're going to want a non-threatening carry, preferably deep. Besides traditionals, the only quality knife I can think of that fits those criteria as well as your price range is the Spyderco UKPK ($50). Oh, and there's a harder to find titanium version that goes for at least twice as much.

u/bananaraptor · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

Got my brother one of these (which he loved), then bought one for myself. Pretty nice for the price, and guys like playing with knives.

Kershaw 1605CKTST Black Clash Folding Serrated SpeedSafe Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057R8SSM/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_6rNeub1PVEXF8

u/GRat9717 · 2 pointsr/EDC

So a few days ago I took a shot at trying a few of the 'cheap' $30 shoulder bags on Amazon. I ordered a bunch and this was the one that remained after a few hours of testing all of them. It holds absolutely everything despite being such a small bag (13.9" Height, 10.5" Width, 4.1" Depth). The pockets make the most sense when compared to competitors. Here is my carry list with some updates that show its full versatility (especially as a personal item when flying). Also, bag link here.

u/TheNoggin · 2 pointsr/knives

LOL, i just bought BOTH of these knives like a month ago(drunk amazon shopping can be dangerous). I thought i would like the brawler better and the blade design does make it better for some stuff i do at work, but it took me all of 2 days to fall for the cryo as my preferred EDC. It feels more solid in my hand, its a bit shorter, and its thinner. The clip on it lets it sit lower in your pocket as well. As someone who is in and of their pockets a good bit the thickness is actually a big plus.

These knives were purchased to replace a Kershaw Clash that i lost and i would definitely recommend looking into that one as well if you havent already, i really liked it but just wanted to get something different.

u/HolyCelestia · 2 pointsr/army

If you want a cheap one from a well known brand, get a Kershaw 1900. Had it since last year and no issues at all. Kershaw is pretty well known too.

u/DivisionMatrix · 2 pointsr/AskMenOver30

I carry one of these daily. It's light, holds a decent edge, and it's cheap enough that I don't mind abusing it.

u/_bd_ · 2 pointsr/knives

Thanks, but I can't find a version with a plain blade, just with part serrated blade.

But in the suggestions at Amazon i found the Kershaw 1990 Brawler (link) which looks good. Not "as tanto" (can't think of a better description but I hope you understand what i mean) as I'd like but for the prize it seems like a good alternative.

u/I_Like_Knives · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Don't know if you like tanto or not, but you might like the Brawler

u/JoeReal · 2 pointsr/Knife_Swap

Why don't you just pick up your friends 4 of these?

u/cxrattenbury · 2 pointsr/EDC

I really like this

u/dko · 2 pointsr/knives

oh wow


CHOKING HAZARD -- This toy is a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.

u/Pegus · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Spyderco Techno Titanium XHP Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L6WSIY/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_s5VXub0EAHAJA

u/PNut_Buttr_Panda · 2 pointsr/guns

http://www.amazon.com/M-Pro-Sided-Tactical-Cleaning-Black/dp/B002CTCFTQ/ref=sr_1_48?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1410762717&sr=1-48&keywords=cleaning+kit

http://www.amazon.com/Hoppes-BoreSnake-Cleaner-Choose-Caliber/dp/B004DPJPV8/ref=pd_sim_sg_10?ie=UTF8&refRID=05M04WYT0TVAT23E7G6E

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Micro-Tactical-Folder/dp/B006YBW82C/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1410763379&sr=1-5&keywords=cold+steel+lawman

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-American-Lawman-Handle/dp/B0015U73I6/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=cold+steel+law+man

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831548-Rebar-w-Standard/dp/B005KSWIBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1410764666&sr=1-2&keywords=leatherman+rebar

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WEG8P0/ref=twister_B007QOEXNI

http://www.amazon.com/Neutron-2C-Flood-Cree-Flashlight/dp/B004UH12W4/ref=sr_1_20?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1410764914&sr=1-20&keywords=thrunite

http://www.amazon.com/Olight-Tactcial-Flashlight-Batteries-Lumentac/dp/B00KANR6KO/ref=sr_1_10?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1410764992&sr=1-10&keywords=olight+m10

http://www.amazon.com/Winchester-Deluxe-Shooters-Bag-Holds/dp/B00EQ7U3KU/ref=sr_1_20?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1410763558&sr=1-20&keywords=range+bag

http://www.amazon.com/TekMat-11-Inch-17-Inch-Handgun-Cleaning/dp/B0036N9A3G/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-5&keywords=gun+mat

http://www.amazon.com/ATD-Tools-8760-Stainless-Magnetic/dp/B000OUZCUE/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1410764144&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=magnet+parts+bowl

Knives, cleaning gear, and flashlights are never unwelcome gifts for gun/weapon nerds. I linked you a bunch of decent tools that would make great gift ideas. Some more affordable than others. Get him a couple really nice things for like 40-50 each or a bunch of little affordable things and toss them in a 20 dollar range bag.

u/Ubicwitus · 2 pointsr/knives
u/DemonSanctuary · 2 pointsr/knives

I use the Micro Recon 1 Spear Point from Cold Steel. I like it for that.
http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Micro-Tactical-Folder/dp/B006YBW82C

There is also a tanto style if you rather. I am not a big tanto fan, but for box cutting it works.
http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Micro-Tactical-Folder/dp/B006YBW8BI

They are folding knives, with triad lock!, 2" blade, and 1.1oz. You will do good with those I think for just that purpose, maybe opening packages or something.

I'd try one. Fits in coin pocket of a pair of jeans, and stays sharp for a long time with only that role being used. Plus, its AUS 8a, which is easy to sharpen anyway.

u/ItIsOnlyRain · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

What about the Cold Steel Micro Recon 1? Definitely one of the toughest light small EDC knives available, cheap, available in different colours.

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Micro-Tactical-Folder/dp/B006YBW82C

u/Peoples_Bropublic · 2 pointsr/knives

How about a Kershaw Cryo ($25)?

For a bit more money, there's a Kersahw Blur with S30V, but the blade is a touch too long.

u/slowwburnn · 2 pointsr/knives

For cheap assisted knives, Kershaw is the way to go. You can get an OSO sweet under $20, or a cryo under $25, both of which are popular around here in their price range. If you have a little more to spend, the Leek is a great choice.

u/darthrio · 2 pointsr/EDC

Its a bit pricy but I love the Olight S1 Baton Mini in copper and the Kershaw Cryo

u/nward21 · 2 pointsr/EDC

After much deliberation and research, I just ordered myself a Kershaw Cryo 1555ti

Thanks again

u/mrflarp · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

The black rubber insert is glued in place, but it is in there well. Mine hasn't fallen out, although admittedly, it's not one of my more frequently used knives (mine sits in my tool box as an extra utility/beater knife should I need it). Worst case, if it does come out, you can just glue it back into place.

Or, if you want something along those lines (shorter blade and relatively stout knife), the Cryo or Cryo G10 may be worth a look.

u/natrlselection · 2 pointsr/knives

I'm a big fan of the Kershaw Cryo because of the spring assisted open. It's got a rock-solid feel when open and locked, and there's a lifetime warranty on the knife. The spring will break at some point, but when it does obviously the knife still cuts, and you can mail it back to Kershaw who will fix it, clean it, sharpen it and send it back for free.

u/eltonnovs · 2 pointsr/knives

Well, for a low budget you can't beat the ontario rat 1.

Not bashing cheap beater knives, but the one you're using is a classic 'tacticool mall knife', stick as much stuff on it as you can and put a semper fi in the name. Done! If that's what you like, fine but they're not known for their high quality. Pretty much everything you get will be an upgrade.

Maybe also take a look at these

u/lurkingmouse · 2 pointsr/EDC

Kershaw Cryo is $22 on amazon right now... usually $50+

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q

I have the Cryo 2 Tanto. Love it!

u/sanguinesolitude · 2 pointsr/EDC

i like this citizen as a nice but not crazy expensive watch. it's my normal wear watch

griptillian from benchmade is my favorite EDC if you can afford one (not crazy expensive, and you will love it)

inexpensive carry knife i like this kershaw

u/Rocket_Puppy · 2 pointsr/EDC

What do you use the Skeletool most for?

If you use the knife on it constantly and daily, then yeah, get a good knife. If the stuff that you do cut makes you nervous with the Skeletool then definitely get a dedicated knife.

If you use the bit driver or pliers on the Skeletool the most then you probably don't need to carry a dedicated knife.

Give the Sage 5 a good look as well if you are considering the Para3. I'd also strongly recommend finding a Spyderco/Benchmade/Zero Tolerance dealer and fondling a bunch of knives before making a decision on which knife to buy.

If you have never carried a dedicated knife before it would be a good idea to buy a cheaper knife or two before spending $100+ on a knife.

Could try something like the Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2:
https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Cara2-Lightweight-black-PlainEdge/dp/B0049AYJP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1499523866&sr=1-1&keywords=Byrd+Cara+Cara2

The Ontario Rat I/II
https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife-Sp-Black-Folding-7Inches/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1499523684&sr=8-2&keywords=ontario+rat+2

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8848-Folding-Knife-Black/dp/B0013ASG3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499523956&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=ontario+rat+1&psc=1

Kershaw Cryo
https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499523664&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+cryo

CRKT Squid
https://www.amazon.com/Columbia-River-Knife-Tool-Folding/dp/B00TFY39EQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1499524020&sr=1-1&keywords=crkt+squid

Try some under $30 knives, pick one that looks like something you would like to carry, and pick something that is dang near the polar opposite. It will let you know what you like in a knife much cheaper. Differences in blade size, blade shape, handle shape and how they are used might change your opinion on what you think you need in a knife after using a dedicated knife for awhile. After that you can make a truly informed decision on a high-end knife.

u/PizzaGood · 2 pointsr/funny

Non crappy mobile link:
http://amazon.com/dp/B0074FI28Q

I like the Kershaw Needs Work for EDC utility though.

u/panda_handler · 2 pointsr/knives

The Kershaw Cryo is a tacticool-looking knife that's also affordable and well-made.

u/beley · 2 pointsr/EDC

37/M E-commerce Entrepreneur

My current EDC, clockwise starting at the far left:

u/downhillcarver · 2 pointsr/tifu

A knife is always a good gift. You can get a fairly nice knife for $30, or a pretty decent knife for $15. If you don't feel like shopping online, you could even pick up a Gerber Mini Paraframe for $10 at Walmart. They're really more affordable gifts than you'd think.

The best part is, they're good gifts for everyone. If they're a knife enthusiast, they'll always be glad for another knife, they can always use a cheap knife as a beater knife. If they've never carried a knife, they'll give it a try and realize how convenient it is.

I gave my girlfriend the Gerber Mini Paraframe after she kept borrowing my knife. She scoffed at first, but tossed it in her purse, a week later she thanked me, saying how often it's saved the day. 3 years later, she still carries it in her purse.

u/mynameisnyx · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The not-in-public item: because I feel like carrying a huge plush Cthulu will make people look at me funny. (on the $10-$20 list)

The phallic item, without the wings it kinda looks that way :P (main list)

The most geeky item was the hardest for me to choose because there are so many of them but I ended up going with this one because I think tabletop D&D is nerdier than Minecraft. (10-20)

The best item to bring to a deserted island is this because I could cut things and peel things and take down large beasts..... okay, maybe that one was kind of ambitious. (main)

u/mpak87 · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Awesome advice, all of the above models would be quite suitable. For pure woods use, something with a brighter color would probably do quite well for you. But I'm going to have to stick my neck out for some downvotes as well by disagreeing with the half-serration comment. I don't see it as "tactical," at all. I tend to prefer a half-serrated blade. I like serrations for cutting things like rope, handfuls of plastic sheeting, etc. If you just want a knife for the woods, you might not worry about it. I have knives that I carry with both types of edge, but I usually gravitate back to the half-serration. My personal every day carry is an older generation of Spyderco Endura which has a 4" blade, but is very light, well made, and strong. They make a 3" version called the Delica which I carried a lot when I was younger. You can get a perfectly serviceable knife for a lot less, but I've been carrying these for almost 20 years, and my current one has been through a hell that no knife deserves. They make them with plain edges as well, I've had them, but I don't tend to like them as much. Good luck, and I feel like pretty much everyone should have a knife. You just never know when it might be useful.

u/southernbenz · 2 pointsr/CCW

> Spyderco Delica [I remember when these were $40 MSRP.

$62 with free Prime shipping.

u/Riley_UK · 2 pointsr/knives

If you want to spend less than $50: Ontario RAT II Currently $26 on Amazon.

If you want to spend less than $100: Spyderco Delica 4 Currently $65 on Amazon.

They are the kings of their respective price ranges. The Delica steel is a definite upgrade from the RAT II, and the knife is much lighter and easier to carry.

They are both stunningly good knives for the money.

u/Jar_99 · 2 pointsr/knives

Thanks for the condolences. If you want a cheap version of a spyderco knife I would get one of these Byrd knifes. I am rocking this one and love it.

Spyderco byrd Meadowlark2 Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048FU4F4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fW5izbBFG7M0C

Spyderco Delica 4 Flat Ground Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089DFGIG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_aX5izbQRC25YW

u/ReedSodek · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Delica 4 flat ground plain edge knife on amazon says it's FRN but is the only thing that comes up when I search for FFG are they they similar or is that the wrong knife? Delica 4 Flat Ground Plain Edge Knife

u/Taboggan · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Well, I prefer a lighter EDC, so i'd recommend the

  • Kershaw Skyline

    This one is a very nice EDC for most people who use a knife for lighter tasks such as box cutting, opening packages and the like. I would not recommend this for someone who tends to use their knives for "heavier duty" tasks.

  • Kershaw Leek

    Pretty much the same recommendation criteria as the Skyline, but this knife is both spring assisted, and has a more "delicate" point.

  • Spyderco Delica

    Probably one of the most recommended knives for someone who wants an overall solid EDC at the price point with a lot of versatility and good overall durability. I own one myself, and this one is great for EDC.

  • Ontario RAT 2

    The Ontario knife company really hit it out of the park with the RAT series, the Ontario RAT model II is a better choice for EDC over the RAT model I, mainly because the knife is a bit smaller putting it at about 2.75" blade and less "intimidating" for someone who needs for EDC.

  • ESEE Izula

    I really like the Izula as a fixed blade EDC knife, it's a fucking tank and you can be sure you can rely on it everywhere, but it does lose some versatility and convenience because it isn't a folder.

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    Please keep in mind that these are just my suggestions and reviews, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me anything.
u/BIG_RETARDED_COCK · 2 pointsr/knifeclub
u/OoogaOoogaYoink · 2 pointsr/knives

I'll give you some options here instead of just one choice.

This CRKT is a wonderful tool.

If you'd like another Spyderco you can't go wrong with a Dragonfly or a Centofante III.

If you've never got a Kershaw they're killer knives for the price. The Leek is a great introduction.

Or, you could buy 2 knives with your fifty. Ontario's RAT I and RAT II are some sweet knives.

Depending on your taste. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these knives.

u/sgrantcarr · 2 pointsr/knives

[Ontario RAT II] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_a7Bkxb3BR0017)

At $24, it's a steal. I'd say it's worth between 2 and 3 times what it goes for. My favorite sub-$100 knife I've tried by far!

I recently picked up a Benchmade Small Summit Lake for $99 (plus tax put it at $108), and I LOVE it! It was my first high-quality knife. It took a $108 knife for me to replace my $24 RAT II as my EDC. They're that good.

u/Ruffianlink · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've lurked here for a while and thought I should make my first post.

I'm also looking for a better wallet similar to mine. I've checked out the Hitch and Timber Card Caddy, but can't justify the price. Any recommendations?

Any other feedback is also welcome :)

Small multi-tools (Pick one and goes in wallet front pocket)

u/TheThreeLaws · 2 pointsr/EDC

Another great budget EDC knife is the Ontario RAT 2

Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lRlyCbKGHB1N9

u/SJToIA · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

You have a lot of good choices available within the $50 range. My personal two top choices for a small, inexpensive but well built folder would be the Ontario RAT 2 and the Cold Steel Tuff Lite. Both are under $30, easy to carry, and very capable. If you want more of that traditional look, go with the best Case model you can afford. Great Eastern Cutlery is really nice too for traditionals, but a bit more pricey. Another option might be an Opinel, classy and inexpensive.

u/SirNerdian · 2 pointsr/knives

Thanks! Now I have it down to the cryo 2 blackwash and the rat 2

u/dracox93 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tYv1DbRRHRYEN

$25.07

u/anomalousbagel · 1 pointr/knives

Buck 110

Buck Knives 0110BRS 110 Famous Folding Hunter Knife with Genuine Leather Sheath https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EHYZKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2V0yDbWMM684T

u/KamiCrit · 1 pointr/knives
u/SystemFolder · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

With proper care, my Buck 110 and my Fender Squier Standard Stratocaster should outlive me and my son.

u/hurricanefalcon · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These are very good knives although kind of pricey. You also can't go wrong with This classic. If that's to big, just search for the Buck 55. It's the same knife but smaller. Overall very reliable.

u/hankhill78 · 1 pointr/knives

Looks like a knock off of a Buck 110.

Buck 110 Famous Folding Hunter Knife with Genuine Leather Sheath https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EHYZKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hhSxzb6Z9JC9B

u/luscious827 · 1 pointr/EDC
u/TJHibbard · 1 pointr/WhatsInThisThing

Buck 110 by the look of it!
Great, great knife.
Amazon

u/norcon · 1 pointr/knives
u/FTO_dude · 1 pointr/knives
u/MyOwnHurricane · 1 pointr/EDC

For what it's worth, my brother had the same needs as he works on a college campus and I got him an Ontario RAT 1. Another great traditional looking knife is the Buck 110BRS Lockback Folder, it's a classic style and has no tac-appeal to it at all.

u/Drewshua · 1 pointr/MTB

It is their signature knife.

edit:
The 110 is cheap and durable. Good bang for your buck.

u/PhDeeezNutz · 1 pointr/knives

this one, right? It looks familiar, I think my dad might've had one back in the day.

Thanks for the recommendation -- only concern I have is that it looks difficult to open with one hand...?

u/xterraadam · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Best choice:

Benchmade 940

A little cheaper, smaller, and with plastic scales:

Benchmade Mini Griptilian

u/6NippleCharlie · 1 pointr/southpaws

Osborn is one of the best affordable EDC.

u/HardSmartTech · 1 pointr/knives

I got my dad a Spyderco Dragonfly. I looked at many other knives, including the Benchmade 940. But this is the one i think suits him best.

u/r_Slash_Badass · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

My comment was written with most everyday people in mind. They're mostly sharpening bad 440C kitchen knives and don't want to spend a lot of money. Another big thing is that your average person in the kitchen doesn't even know just how sharp a knife can get. The average guy is usually okay with a good working edge. I was recommending the honing rod and the Lansky system because they're inexpensive, easy-to-use, and they last a long time. Plus, most people are never even going to need a Lansky. That's already more advanced than most want to get.

If you have good knives though, everything changes. If you're a knife guy, then yeah absolutely you need to have a more sophisticated sharpening system.

We're both knife guys, so you'll probably agree that it all really depends on which knife you're using.

There are so many factors that go into it.

How thick is the knife?
What's the blade length/shape?
What's the steel?
What's the grind? Convex? Hollow? Full-Flat Grind? Scandi? Sabre?
What's the angle on that grind?
What type of knife is this?
What kind of edge do I want to put on it?

I personally just put a convex edge on most of my knives, so all I really use is a strop and a handful of compounds. For everything else I just use an Apex Edge Pro.

u/chackoc · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

As much as I dislike Benchmade as a company, the Benchmade 940 is the easiest to carry EDC knife I've ever used. It really does disappear into your pocket in a way no other knife I've ever used does. It's a quality design as well.

u/gwhunter280 · 1 pointr/aimdownsights
u/OutrageousStandard · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have always been a big believer in Benchmade. They make such good quality knives. They make a lot more than just pocket knives as well, so check them out if you have different needs (Hunting, Martial Arts)

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For everyday carry I personally recommend the Benchmade 940

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QA9G2W/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I've only ever had three. The first two I stupidly lost in camping trips, but I keep going back to this one. It's got a slim profile and bezels and an easy-open function for the knife itself. It's easy to open with one hand if needed. It comes from the factory razor sharp.

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I do my own honing and sharpening, but Benchmade offers lifetime sharpening on the knives you buy from them. You just have to pay shipping costs.

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There are other knives by Benchmade I've always wanted to try, but many of them are quite an investment. However, when it comes to quality and abuse, I will never use anything else.

u/keith_ob · 1 pointr/knives

So you seem pretty knowledgeable, and I trust your opinion. I’ve narrowed it down to 6 I’m choosing between, with some definitely more likely than others. Three are folders , and three are fixed . While I no longer trust MTech for folders, their blade kept decently well, and there’s not a lot of room for screws loosening on fixed blades. I also know Elk Ridge was never mentioned in the tread, but I’ve owned one fixed and one folder from them and they were both great knives, I have faith in the brand

u/youwantmetoeatawhat · 1 pointr/mallninjashit

Opinle is a good work knife.


And milwaukeet tool folder is also a good work knife.

u/Nintenzo · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

An Opinel pocket knife. They're like $15. They're made out of wood and they look really cool. You can use em for kitchen work, or whittling, or just cutting shit. Great little knives, I've got 5 of them all in different sizes. :D

u/FeebleOldMan · 1 pointr/victorinox

I would go for an Opinel for its locking capability if I'm looking for a blade only tool.

u/bravoechomike · 1 pointr/EDC
u/haiku_opinions · 1 pointr/EDC

Now my knife is worn,
but now the best technique.
At least for this knife.
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Well technically not that specific model in the picture, but it will serve for my lazy ass. If you know the lighter trick with a knife like this, all you have to do is use the backside of the blade instead of the bottom of the knife.

Initially when I was trying different techniques I used the top end of the handle... but that eventually got town to shreds so I tried the side and it has been working perfectly for about a year now.


Related: if you ever break a Benchmade knife or even find a broken one they don't give a damn what happened to it, they will just replace it.

u/burialworm · 1 pointr/knifes
u/A_StandardToaster · 1 pointr/EDC

Why not a Spyderco Tenacious?

Granted, it is about twice as heavy as the KISS, but with the weight you get G10 scales, a practical blade (Chisel grind tantos are made for stabbing people, they're profoundly "meh" for utility), and Spyderco quality. I've heard good things about CRKT, but you mind as well spend the extra couple bucks for a much better knife (IMO).

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u/AceofSpad3s · 1 pointr/EDC

Okay here are some suggestions

  1. Wallet. I have not ordered it yet but [this] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P4Y9EW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A28SBX2GB3VZCT) cigarette case could work.
  2. Knife: [Spyderco tenacious] (http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1370136756&sr=1-1&keywords=spyderco) is $32 and a little more than 3 inches or the [Spyderco ambitious] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MMSDHO/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER) which is a baby tenacious with a 2 1/4 inch blade and $29.
    While they are not tactical opinels are really nice and are near $10 and come in lots of sizes.

  3. Pens: I have a [zerbra 701] (http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-F-701-Stainless-Ballpoint-Retractable/dp/B002L6RB80) and a [Fisher space bullet pen] (http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-Pen-Bullet-400/dp/B000095K9D/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1370136956&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=fisher+space+ben). For the money the zebra is excellent, the bullet pen is nice but there is a tutorial on how to mode the zebra to take space pen refills which is the best of both.
  4. I know you got the wave but I suggest getting a small mt like a sak or a leatherman ps4 or micra. The victorinox classic sd is good and about $10

    Also with all the stuff you want to carry, It might be wise to invest in a maxpediton micro pocket organizer which is about $15
    If you got any questions just ask.
u/cyclefreaksix · 1 pointr/knives

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318515338&sr=8-1

This is a fantastic knife at a great price. I have the same knife with the exception being mine is the serrated version. I have many knives, quite a few of them are much more expensive than my Tenacious but it's the one that ends up in my pocket most often.

u/animal-mother · 1 pointr/AskReddit

It's pretty normal where I come from. A folding knife, a multitool with a knife, and another one. I'll probably get another in the future.

u/merkon · 1 pointr/EDC

In that price range, I'd recommend something made by Kershaw, the Spyderco Tenacious, or an Ontario Rat. if you give me more criteria I can narrow down the suggestions as well.

u/NoRedditAtWork · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Sure, I can understand that, though I think you should consider whether 3-4 'meh' quality knives is better to have than 1 solid knife. I went from Kershaws and CRKT's to Spyderco (there are other manufacturers if you don't like Spyderco) and noticed a difference in what I was getting for my money. I also started giving away a lot of knives because I found myself carrying 1-3 out of the 20 I had. I'd much rather have combined all the useless knives I bought into one decent one looking back on it.

That said, most everyone goes through their 'collect a bunch of cheap stuff' phase and I don't want to kill the fun of that. Realistically though, I'd take all the money you spent on those four and get one of these instead, if I had a time machine.

u/500SL · 1 pointr/knives

Quality tools cost a bit more. It will last longer, and give you better service.

Spyderco makes several good EDC choices IMHO. Look at a Tenacious or a Delica to start.

SOG also makes quality knives. I'm partial to the Flash II Tanto, but it comes in several blade styles.

Either way, make sure you get a good sharpening system and learn to keep your knife sharp.

A sharp knife is a safe knife

u/desktop_version_bot · 1 pointr/knifeclub
u/MrSparkle713 · 1 pointr/EDC

Somebody probably mentioned this one already, but the Spyderco Tenacious is a great folder. If you have Amazon Prime, the price is only about $35. I think that is what you typically see them going for in stores too. Basically you should not be paying the $60 ticket price on one, but people (my dad included) swear by them.

I have a Benchmade Griptilian that I have carried for years, but for the price you can't beat the Spyderco.

u/bbb2011 · 1 pointr/Knife_Swap

I have a Spyderco Tenacious that I got and did not like. I threw away the box, but I only wore it for a day and did not cut anything at all with it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EI7578/ref=oh_o04_s00_i00_details

What would you be willing to trade for it? If you want it.

u/rcarey1988 · 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow

Cannot go wrong with a spyderco tenacious ...good quality knife for a reasonable price $33

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EI7578

u/NewZJ · 1 pointr/knives

I have 2 knives. A Spyderco Tenacious G-10, and a Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek

I'll start with the course diamond and do about 20 passes towards the cutting edge (as if I'm trying to shave the sharpener instead of scraping the blade against it) on each side moving the diamond at an angle so the entire blade was touched. Then the same with the fine diamond, then the same with the Arkansas stone. I'm using the shallow angle option on the blade holder.

I don't strop the blades afterwards with leather.

Good idea about marking the blade edge with a Sharpe, I'll try that.

u/gedden8co · 1 pointr/knives

I found my CRKT Ichi, amazon link, on ebay for $15.
Also you would be fine buying any Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, or CRKT, that fits your budget.
I also have a Spyderco Tenacious that I love.

u/PrettyFuckingChalant · 1 pointr/woodworking

I keep a Kershaw Chill in my drawer at work. Aside from the occasional run across a stone have given it zero love. It's a screwdriver, scraper, box knife, bottle opener, chisel, and occasional sliver digger. It's held up surprisingly well.

u/mithikx · 1 pointr/EDC

I used a Kershaw Chill for a few years, I found it to be a nice small-ish knife and the clip can be removed with the proper screw bit.

u/BellatorCordis · 1 pointr/knives

Check out the Kershaw Chill and the CRKT Lake. They're both under $20, and while they have pocket clips, they're easily removable with the right screwdriver.

u/SnowblindAlbino · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I've carried a Kershaw Chill for a while now. It's just about perfect for an EDC knife, fits nicely clipped into my pocket, and at $20 I'm not worried about losing it.

I have several of my grandfather's knives, mostly Case and Old Timer penknives from the 1960s. I like to look at them now and then, but I could never carry them for fear of losing them.

u/Pseudolntellectual · 1 pointr/knives

Previously mentioned Kershaw Skyline is a good one, but another one I like is Kershaw Chill. Cheaper steel, but I prefer the look.

Kershaw in general is pretty good for cheap folders.

u/middlefingur · 1 pointr/kershaw

This one's amazing for a smaller and super light every day carry for $21:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002IVHQ5Q/

And this one's a little beefier with u.s. made steel:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CZBDF8/

I have one of each and don't leave home without one of them.

edit: I carried a big one like yours for a while and then carried the Chill for a week and thought to myself "What the fuck was I thinking lugging that other thing around?"

The above knives are more than sharp enough for anything you're going to through at it unless you're into destroying knives :)

u/SnakeOilEmperor · 1 pointr/EDC

These knives are a Buck Whittaker 437T Revolution at the top, and a Kershaw Chill. Recently I have expanded my collection of Kershaw knives. I have the Brawler and the [Lifter] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00ILFLBYK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523470233&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=kershaw+lifter+knife) as well. I think they are a great value for the comparatively low price point. They come very sharp, don't have frills, and they just work.

A couple months ago I hit gold in my search to reacquire a knife I lost as a kid. My Buck Whittaker 437T fetish was finally acted upon, and I found two on Ebay. Well, I was searching for something else, and I found another one! This one is black. So, now I have three - blue, black, and green. My search for more is always ongoing, but I'm not seeking them out any longer. All three of them have been disassembled, oiled, cleaned, and sharpened. They are in tip top working order.

[My collection of Buck Revolutions] (https://imgur.com/UBK6DI0),
[Kershaw Chill with a lighter for scale] (https://imgur.com/9pD5kpH)

Thanks for looking.

u/Mortazel · 1 pointr/knives

Gerber EAB & 250 blades (5x 50 packs) Irwin Industrial Tools Bi-Metal Blue Utility Blade, 50-Pack

I can open boxes for the rest of my life!

For an EDC: 2x Spyderco Delica 4

u/franks28 · 1 pointr/EDC

lol im really not a gun snob, but i love my full size mk25, in the summer or when i dont have a suit i carry a small sig p938 so i dont mind smaller guns at all. My spyderco that i just lost was a delica 4. heres the link. I loved it! I also carried a cutco folding knife that was amazing
https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica4-Lightweight-Ground-PlainEdge/dp/B003CH3V5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496332376&sr=8-1&keywords=spyderco+delica+4+knife
https://www.cutco.com/products/product.jsp?item=lockback-knife#sm.0000tnlyoz18n2dx1qfcjipmxla5a

u/mr_mistoffelees · 1 pointr/Knife_Swap

FYI, its currently $65 on amazon.

u/stephengee · 1 pointr/knifeclub

You are also in price range of the Delica 4 and Centofante 3 or Endura 4

These are much better knives than the Tenacious, Skyline or Cryo. VG-10 is much better steel, made with much better quality control from better materials.

Obviously, they are right at your price point, but its a whole-nother-level type of thing when compared to the Cryo and such.

u/infinate_monkey · 1 pointr/EDC
u/All_the_rage · 1 pointr/knives

Amazon, $55 if you do the free 6-8 day shipping.

u/410_Bacon · 1 pointr/EDC

Keys, knife (Spyderco Endura), flashlight (Streamlight MicroStream), gun (S&W Shield 9mm), and if my EDC belt pouch counts as one item then that. Or my wallet.

u/frenzyboard · 1 pointr/knives

If you want classy, you can't go wrong with a Case knife.

If you want a hard worker, go for something like an Emmerson knife. If you really want to make him happy, go after one of the Emmerson CQC (close quarter combat) knives.

If you want something he could carry with him every day and fill just about any EDC type use, get him a Spyderco Endura 4. They even come in multiple colors.

I tried to pull a bunch of good knives under $60 for you. $40 generally won't get you something that will last for years, but $60 will.

You might look at CRKT's M16 knives. Or something from SOG. But I generally wouldn't recommend them, as the quality of the blade steel is kinda meh, and the quality control is iffy as they come from china.

u/duhduhduhdiabeetus · 1 pointr/EDC

All Spydercos! This beast has been on my wishlist for a while.

u/Dr_Stephen_Colbert · 1 pointr/knives

Spyderco has a wide range of folders under $100. There's the Delica, Endura, Dragonfly, Centofante 3, and Stretch to name a few. All high quality, made in the USA.

The Tenacious line (including the Persistence and Ambitious) is awesome if you want good quality for less than $40. However, if you want to spend more, I would definitely recommend US made knives.

u/NHGuy · 1 pointr/knives

Spyderco Lightweight Delica, in gray - here. At $58.65 it's just a tad over your stated $50 limit, but I'm confident you'll like it.

7.125-inch open length
4.25-inch closed length
2.875-inch VG-10 steel blade
2.56-inch cutting edge
0.5-inch blade hole
0.09-inch blade thickness
2.5-ounce weight
FRN handle material

u/ninjamike808 · 1 pointr/EDC

[ZDP-189 on Amazon is a great deal!](Spyderco Dragonfly2 Brithish Racing Green FRN ZDP-189 PlainEdge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VG77R8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_vtruub1ZGJA3R)

u/NotKiddingJK · 1 pointr/EDC
u/suave-acado · 1 pointr/knives
u/E39_540i · 1 pointr/AskMen

Everyone needs a good knife.

u/nreyes238 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Was it a Pingo?

Was it a Byrd Tern?

Was it a UKPK?

Was it a Dragonfly?

If it was anything but the Tern, It is likely a good deal.

u/thebrianhanna · 1 pointr/EDC

Check out this list from Everyday Carry. The Spyderco UKPK is a good option specifically designed for this kind of use- good looking, non-intimidating, and won’t break the bank for about 60 bucks.

u/FourNominalCents · 1 pointr/AskMen

A knife is very useful. I'm someone who has to strip wires more than most, so I get that extra utility from the two-sized serrations at the base of one of these

I would carry one all the time if I could stop losing them. Even with the $10 gerber paraframes from walmart, a knife vanishing every few months starts to add up.

I've never gotten in any legal trouble for it.

I live in CO, USA.

u/Vontech615 · 1 pointr/networking

It's just a Kershaw SpeedSafe. It's been a great knife.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057R8SSM/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_9r4Bub1R1WJ4A

u/SatansHotDog · 1 pointr/ShittyLifeProTips

This is my go to and easier to carry around everywhere - Amazon: Kershaw Clash Black Serrated Knife

u/DrWhoisOverRated · 1 pointr/AskMen

I carry a knife similar to this one. It's there for opening boxes, cutting zip ties, and other various cutting related tasks. I guess it could be used for self defense, but honestly that is the farthest thing from my mind on a day to day basis.

The only trouble I've ever got in from carrying it was when a bouncer at a bar saw it clipped in my pocket and told me I had to leave it with him while I was there.

u/K3R3G3 · 1 pointr/Silverbugs

It's a great feeling getting PMs in the mail. What kind of knife is that? I finally just caved after my cheap one broke several months ago and grabbed this one. It came in the mail yesterday and is an excellent value -- highly reocmmended.

u/OC4815162342 · 1 pointr/EDC

I typically stick to benchmade but theyre normally $150+. gerber is a good brand, but if your state allows assisted opening you should go for a Kershaw. I carry a Clash and use it almost every day. Its got a flipper with a torsion bar assist, so be careful of state laws. Its a little heavy, but I like that, feels more solid to me. Excellent knife for the price. my other, more expensive knives that I rotate (or will be, in a few days when some of them get delivered) are the Benchmade Griptilian, the Benchmade North Fork and the Benchmade Barrage(assisted opener).

If you're looking for a cheap, rough work knife, get the Kershaw, but if you're looking for an investment and a really high end, go for a BM.

u/KevinLaro · 1 pointr/knives

I had in mind this Kershaw 1605CKTST since I recently got myself a similar kershaw and I am very pleased with it.

So I kept shopping around and Buck seems decent but the blade is small at 2 1/2 inches. But that seems like it would perfect for my dad appart from the blade lenght.

Is Knifecenter.com a good place to buy. I Found a Gerber Tanto style that seems to be perfect. Opinions ?

u/lotrouble · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

First and foremost, thank you for the contest. It was fun!

u/RaZ-RemiiX · 1 pointr/EDC

This is what I've been using for the past few months and I've got no complaints.
Kershaw 1990 Brawler Speedsafe Folding Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UE6GRC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rz7Gyb3BPTYHX

u/nohotpocketforu · 1 pointr/knives
u/Nigel_Vertigo · 1 pointr/EDC
u/firewerx · 1 pointr/knives

I have smaller hands and recently picked up a Kershaw Brawler as my first EDC knife. Small enough to be barely noticeable in my pocket, but still very solid construction. Really happy with it.

u/wafflesareforever · 1 pointr/gifs

I started carrying a pocket knife (just a $25 Kershaw, nothing fancy) a couple of years ago. It's unbelievably handy in so many situations. I feel naked without it now. I'd feel a lot better about encountering a mountain lion with my knife in hand than I would without.

u/ILiketurtles666 · 1 pointr/EDC
u/TechnoGarrett · 1 pointr/EDC
u/Matthew907 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Yeah, I'm not sure how reliable various sites' information are. Amazon says it has S30V now, but the picture shows CTS XHP.

https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Techno-Titanium-Plain-Knife/dp/B006L6WSIY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478318176&sr=8-1&keywords=spyderco+techno

And this guy received one that has S30V steel.

https://www.spyderco.com/forumII/viewtopic.php?t=66685

u/poopscarf · 1 pointr/knives

I have a SOG twitch II that has been nice and fits your description but it is a knife I picked up on a budget.
If I had the money and shopped around I would have probably also gotten the Spyderco Techno.

u/blackinthmiddle · 1 pointr/funny

I like keychain knives because you always have them when you need them. But I don't want a toy either. I currently have the Cold Steel Micro Recon 1 Spear Point Tactical Folder Knife. I feel like a fish out of water without it.

u/Ossus · 1 pointr/EDC
u/350ZisBae · 1 pointr/EDC

Maybe the Cold Steel Micro might work for you.

u/RadicalArmRest · 1 pointr/knives

Cold Steel Micro Recon 1 Spear Point Tactical Folder Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YBW82C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KqVlybEE0P0Q6

u/SlightFresnel · 1 pointr/askgaybros

Trust me, if you have the foresight to think you might be weird or awkward going off to college, you're far from it and you'll fit right in.

That being said, I don't see why you couldn't date college guys, in general you're probably pretty safe in a college town- lots of other young people just looking for something casual or dating at a level you'll probably find comfortable. On first meets, however, meet somewhere public- it can be on campus, but it's probably easiest to make it somewhere you can grab something to drink or eat and that way you guys can talk briefly (and it gives you a safe out if you're not interested after meeting- plenty of people around when you tell him you're rethinking doing anything). Always text a friend with his info and what you know about him- name, age, a pic, phone number, etc. And tell them you'll text back in a few hours. That way if you don't, they can take the info to the police or your parents if you go missing.

It's not a pleasant thought, but it's rational- get yourself a knife (folding type) you can carry in your pocket. 3" or smaller and you're pretty much safe anywhere to carry it besides government buildings or inside school. It could make a big difference if a bigger guy is cornering you, or you find yourself hogtied in the trunk of a car. You'll never actually need it, but peace of mind is a powerful thing. Other than that, just don't be stupid- think for yourself and don't just blindly go along with what he's saying because you don't want to offend him- if it doesn't feel right, get out of there.

Just picked up this bad boy for day to day carrying, it's nice and compact, I don't even notice it in my pocket.

u/Humansrhamsters · 1 pointr/EDC
u/EvolutionVII · 1 pointr/Austria

Kershaw Cryo MODEL 1555TI 49.90 EUR on amazon.de

Kershaw Cryo MODEL 1555TI 22.30 USD/18.95 EUR on amazon.com


available here at an austrian shop for 77,90 EUR


in this case it's a chinese made Kershaw, but kind of a standard go to knive in that price range.

For US made:

Kershaw Blur for 89,95 EUR at amazon.de

Kershaw Blur for 44.95 USD/38.20 EUR at amazon.com

u/mtbfreak · 1 pointr/knives
u/Sparks_MD · 1 pointr/EDC

Sorry guys, I thought this comment would show up but it didn't so here's it again!

Info and such.

Picture one is my work (garrison, not deployed) EDC and picture two is my normal EDC.

  1. IPhone 5 with LifeProof case


  2. [Fisher Space Pen] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E103CY/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687602&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000095K9D&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1RKGZQWYCXZQTRK0TSEH) (This is my third one, last two flew off.)

  3. Just a normal sharpie

  4. Two diffrent types of Rite in the Rain
    notebooks

  5. Gerber Flick Multi-tool and belt carrying case

  6. Southord Jackknife lock-pick set

  7. Kershaw Cryo knife

  8. CREE LED flashlight

  9. Keys with a TEC P-7, a tritium key FOB, and a 2 GB flash drive

  10. ID tags

  11. A very cheap Armitron sports watch

  12. Carmex

  13. A BIC lighter

  14. Standard ear Protection

  15. Standard tri-fold wallet (will upgrade soon)

  16. Oakley Flak Jacket (These were given to me)

  17. Standard issue gloves (do not buy these)

    So I do carry much more stuff with me while I'm working but I'm quick to shed it when I get back to the barracks.

    Hope you enjoyed and I'll be happy to answer any questions about my getup!
u/DabbaTheHutt · 1 pointr/knives
u/SGT_Crunch · 1 pointr/knives

Im gonna go with a Kershaw Cryo.

Its an all metal knife with a nice size blade. The blade and the handle are both made of the same steel. Its not the best in the world, but its a good starter. It will stand up to the punishment a new knife carrier will put on it.

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u/joeslide · 1 pointr/knives

I would get the Cryo. It meets all your criteria.

u/Doowstados · 1 pointr/EDC

I really like my Kershaw Cryo. Very inexpensive (<$25 online) and a great size for EDC. The blade is easy to maintain and came from the factory with an excellent edge on it.

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417308519&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+cryo

It also has an adjustable pocket clip and speed-safe assisted opening which is a nice feature in a relatively inexpensive knife.

u/iLoveLamp83 · 1 pointr/EDC
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u/moonfirespam · 1 pointr/knives

I don't know about how left-handed friendly this is but you could give the Kershaw Cyro. The Speedsafe mechanism is incredibly nice to use. Pocket clip is swappable for left handed carry.

u/Halgy · 1 pointr/AskMen

A pocketknife. You don't need a big one, just a pen knife or Swiss Army Knife is fine.

u/beano52 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

/r/EDC

I carry the Kershaw Cryo but, I'd hardly call it "Ultralight" @ a tad over 4 oz.

u/zgh5002 · 1 pointr/knives

Sounds like you want a Kershaw Cryo.

u/ZombieJesus371 · 1 pointr/knives

The Kershaw Cryo is a fantastic little knife. Great EDC for anyone on a budget.

u/FuMuNdAChZ · 1 pointr/knives

The kershaw Cryo is an awesome little knife and it can be had for $30. the only issue is it isn't partially serrated BUT it comes wicked sharp from Kershaw. I got mine in last week and I absolutely love it.

http://amzn.com/B0074FI28Q

u/Tittysformywilly95ca · 1 pointr/knifeclub

85https://www.amazon.ca/Spyderco-Delica-Ground-Plain-Knife/dp/B0089DFGIG/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549287248&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=spyderco+delica&dpPl=1&dpID=41s92VXupUL&ref=plSrch


Would you recommend this? Keep in mind its cdn dollars

u/Silverlight42 · 1 pointr/Survival

Depends on many things... and once you get to high quality knives, preference is a huge thing.

I enjoy ESEE-3MIL

They have one of the best warranties, but the price also reflects it.
it's 1095 high carbon steel, easy to sharpen and maintain, but can rust if you don't keep it clean.


You probably don't need a large knife for most things.

If you want to spend more on something fancy you can get a BUSSE




as everyone said... can't go wrong with mora for the price.. i'm personally not a fan though. I wouldn't say overall it's high quality, but the blade, where it matters.. is.


It's not too difficult to find a good camp/hunting knife. Like I said, mostly preference.

Just make sure you go with a good knife company or maker.

You can even find some real nice custom fixed knives for cheap from up and coming knife makers if you search around a bit.

Also, you could just get a folding knife.


if you want a super inexpensive one that's as legendary as the mora there is opinel no 8 - also carbon steel



or the Ontario Rat


anyhow, tons of options.

u/49ersNguns · 1 pointr/knives

ESEE Randall's Adventure and Training Zancudo Framelock Folder - Black/Stonewash by ESEE Knives http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H83DBQ2/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_pW7mtb1G3NY52

Kershaw 1670S30V Blur Knife with S30V Steel Blade with SpeedSafe by Kershaw http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015ZXCT0/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_7X7mtb0D4YTKF

Ontario Knives Model II Folding Knife, Black by Ontario Knife http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_mZ7mtb0XWD1ZT

u/aRaven07 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I'm a big fan of my RAT Model 2 link

u/bigdaddydickerson · 1 pointr/Knife_Swap

Hey just fyi the rat 2 is 25 bucks on Amazon with free prime shipping

u/thehonorablereese · 1 pointr/knives

I'm a huge fan of the Ontario RAT 2; I think it's the perfect straight edged folding knife for cheap:

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife-Sp-Black-Folding-7Inches/dp/B00BBPAOCW/

u/PapaUrsidae · 1 pointr/knives

Don't forget the Ontario RAT 2

There's also the Opinel Carbon series of knives which I hear nothing but great things about (and am actually about to buy myself an Opinel No 6 soon).

u/Feodar_protar · 1 pointr/knives

That price range is tough but probably the Ontario rat 2 or maybe the CRKT Pilar

u/103984723049873801 · 1 pointr/knives

I've had problems with the torsion bar of the cryo snapping after about a month. For that price/size I think the ontario rat 2 is a better buy, but of course that all depends on your preference.

u/jollygreendalegiant · 1 pointr/gadgets

The knives I always recommend under $100:

  • Ontario RAT II (~$30)
  • Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian (~$90)

    I own both and actually carry the Ontario RAT II more often just because it's a cheap-ish knife I feel comfortable abusing. The Benchmade is extremely high quality and super fun to play with.
u/iLolo · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This guy right here.

Without question the best knife $25 can get you. The knife in OP's hand is a Gerber ripoff of a CRKT M16-10KZ. And when I say ripoff, I mean BLATANT ripoff.

I used a CRKT M16-10KZ for a very long time, then I decided I'd upgrade to that Ontario Rat II, and it's amazing how much you get for such a slight price increase.

Seriously, if you want an inexpensive knife, get the Ontario Rat II.

u/Soggy_Pud · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

So. its $0.68 over but I'd buy this again. Why again? Because its the 4th or 5th one I've bought. Every time I get one a few weeks later I let some one borrow it, they fall in love with it, and so I just let them have it. Just happened again over Christmas. I have many other much more valuable but when I need a dirty job done the rats always been there for me.

u/listen- · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Someone on /r/knifeclub suggested this ontario rat 2 and I use that most often if I'm outside. I also have some cheapo walmart sheffield folders on my kitchen counter that I use even more often, for opening boxes and general inside tasks. I don't carry a knife on me because they aren't allowed at work...so I just have them laying around and grab whatever one is closest

u/jordanlund · 0 pointsr/gadgets
u/black_angus1 · 0 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Tenacious for $35. I really don't know what better deal you would want. Maybe it's not quite what you're looking for, though.

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373240987&sr=8-1&keywords=spyderco+tenacious

u/blazinazn007 · 0 pointsr/funny

This little pocket knife if what I use to get rid of my wife's hair that is in my vacuum cleaner. It works great. Plus it looks cool.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0074FI28Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1419630039&sr=8-1&dpPl=1&dpID=312cIm49jJL&ref=plSrch

u/watchpigsfly · -1 pointsr/dogs

I carry a pocketknife when I take my walks for this reason. I recommend this one.

u/Clap4boobies · -4 pointsr/Knife_Swap

I'm seeing it for 66 + tax on Amazon
Spyderco Delica 4 Flat Ground Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089DFGIG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Gsomzb13998T7