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Best pocketknife under $100?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by ToyotaTundraMike, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Well I lost my gerber and am looking into options for an everyday carry knife under $100.

    My requirements are:

    Grips that arent slippery
    Quality steel
    Under 4 ounces
    Decent locking mechanism

    I really like some of the Kershaw and Spyderco blades, but unsure of which would suit my needs best.

    What do you guys carry?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:27 AM
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    Kershaw, benchmade, SOG are current knifes I own. Been really good to me.
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    My favorite was the Ruko I had awhile back. Damn good knife for $30.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    Which Kershaw do you have Chris? Those are the main ones I have been looking at but having a hard time deciding between the skyline, blur, and knockout.
     
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  5. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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    Benchmade...but it's more than $100.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:34 AM
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    HK knives special at Big5...made by Benchmade. on sale for $20 once in a while. Really good knives and you don't have to worry about losing it


    http://www.benchmade.com/hk.html
     
  7. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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  8. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:48 AM
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    I assume you are talking about the "ally" listed at $45? Looks nice and would go well with my HK VP9, but I really want one with some grippy handles like the g10 material.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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    no the HK by benchmade..they have G10 handles. on sale on big5 right now for $19.99..free shipping over $50
     
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    Check out the Benchmade mini grip. I keep that on me at all times. Perfect size for EDC.
    Tons of different handle/blade options.
     
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    Have had my eyes on the mini griptilian for sure. Havent had much luck locating one for a decent price online though.
     
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    3NOV06ET coupon code for another 10% off at big5. Just ordered 3 HK knives for 50 bux shipped. can't beat that.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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    The most useful knife I have had was a safety award prize. it was a Buck style Chinese knockoff with a blade that was soft as tin foil, a lock that didn't always hold and a blade that wiggled back and forth in the handle. Not even good for opening paint buckets.

    What made it useful was I carried it around for a long time and used it as a loaner when someone wanted to borrow my knife. They would usually bring it back pretty quick and never ask to borrow a knife from me again. They did not need to know about the Gerber I had!
     
  15. Nov 9, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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    I highly recommend Kershaw. Cryo II, Blur, and Clash are among my favorites. Kershaw will sharpen your blades for free if you ship them to them and send them back on their dime. If by some chance you mess up your blade they'll replace it for $10.
     
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    Really considering trying out the Kershaw Camber, not sure that I'm crazy about the assisted opening though. At $64 it seems pretty decent for EDC.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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    Spyderco or Griptilian Benchmade series are my picks
     
  18. Nov 9, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    Personally, I wouldn't buy a knife without it after using it. Nothing but good things to say about it.
     
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    I would have to go look. These are 10 yrs old. My benchmade was like 65.00.
     
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    The blur is a fantastic knife. Kershaw is right there with Benchmade with quality and value.
    Can't go wrong either way. Do you carry yours with a clip?
     
  21. Nov 9, 2016 at 8:25 PM
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    I have one of these that I have used and abused. It is kind of small and took some getting used to, but it takes an edge pretty easy and the edge holds up pretty good.[​IMG]
    It is a Gerber Mini fast draw tanto box. It is a spring assist opening blade.
     
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    I carry the kershaw blur. Great knife for everything. Not real expensive either.
     
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    Spyderco Police special I also have a smaller version of the same knife, I have been carrying for 8 Years now. Both have a free limited lifetime warranty, Without any sign of abuse. Free sharping with $5.00 return shipping cost. Very well made !
     
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    Smith and Wesson tactical tanto with serrated blade spring assisted knife.
     
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    Another vote for kershaw cryo 2.

    I rotate between that (summer) and a spyderco (fall winter) for grip and profile purposes.


    Crkt makes some great stuff for under $100
     
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    Good choice Law, I own a S&W Tactical, spring assisted. It's my work knife.
     
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    Yeah a clip is a must.

    Narrowed my list down to these:

    -Kershaw Camber: S30V steel, 3 inch blade, 3.8 oz
    -Benchmade Mini Grip: 154CM steel, 2.9 inch blade, 2.8 oz

    The Camber is really similar to the Blur, except it is slightly smaller/lighter with a flipper instead of the thumbstud and better quality steel/blade shape. Think I'm gonna test it out for only $64 plus free shipping and snag a mini grip later on if I don't like it.

    Here's a pic:

    camber.jpg
     
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    I like it. Actually if I remember right, the S30V steel is a nicer steel also, sharpens much easier. I like the plain edge also, to me if you keep a plain edge sharp, it'll cut anything a partial serrated will.
     
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    That's not a knoife... this is a knoife!

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