Cheap edc knives

Discussion in 'Knives' started by connorreefe, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. connorreefe

    connorreefe New Member

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    What are some of the best edc knives for under 50$
     
  2. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    I have zero complaints about my CRKT Crawford Kasper.
    Try searching YouTube for budget knife reviews and look at Amazon for some really good prices on knives.
     

  3. BYork

    BYork New Member

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    I'm waiting for my Kershaw Cryo which has amazing reviews and looks bad ***!
     
  4. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D I'm a frayed knot...

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    I like Kershaw for sub-$50 blades. Especially the ones with the Speed Safe opening.

    I have a Brawler (currently retired from my EDC) I picked up for $20 that I carried for several years.

    Last year, I replaced it with a Volt II that I got for $25.

    I also have a Leek, but the clip sits the knife a little high in my pocket for my preference.
     
  5. MrParacord

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    I wanted a Brawler but chose to go with CRKT again. I think my next knife will be the Brawler since it was at tge top of my list two years ago.
     
  6. ThePrepDerp2

    ThePrepDerp2 New Member

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    Ontario Rat 1 all the way.
     
  7. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Anyone of those knives you can buy at a flea market, gun show, etc that cost under $10.
     
  8. steven60

    steven60 New Member

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    I've recently changed to a fixed blade carry , anyone else doing the same ?
     
  9. MrParacord

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    It's not allowed in my state as far as I know of.
     
  10. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D I'm a frayed knot...

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    I fixed blade carry occasionally, depending on where I'm going.
    Some cities ban all fixed blade knives, some ban knives over 3.5". It's really important to know your regions laws on this subject as well as other regions you frequent.

    My regular choice is either my KaBar TDI or my ESEE Izula.

    The TDI is carried between my belt and pants.

    My Izula rides in a custom pocket sheath I made


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    It rides perfectly and is easy to deploy.

    Of course, neither of those are "cheap", though...
     
  11. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Nice looking knife. It fits well in that pocket.
     
  12. sbarnhardt

    sbarnhardt Genuine Certified Old F_ _ _!

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    What state might that be?
     
  13. edtactical

    edtactical New Member

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    Extremely rare to find me without my Ka Bar on my belt.
     

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  14. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Ohio.
     
  15. Ready_Cords

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    The Spyderco Ladybug and Manbug definitely belong on this list. They are ridiculously useful for their size. (Sal Gloesser, the company's founder, carries those more than anything else in their catalog.)

    Kershaw is a great option in that price range, and don't forget SAKs.

    If you're into traditional folders like me, the Buck 300 series (still made in the USA) is solid, as is the old reliable Buck 110. If you shop around, you can find some Case knives for right around $50. Their yellow Sodbuster Jr. Is on the shelf at Lowe's for about $35, I think, and it's one of the more consistently solid knives in their line-up. Just be sure to inspect Case knives in person. I love them, but their quality has been inconsistent for a while now. If you order one, there's about a 50% chance you'll have issues with proud springs, wide spring gaps, blade centering, walk and talk, or blade play.

    As far as fixed blades go, you will never get a better knife for the money than with a Mora.
     
  16. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D I'm a frayed knot...

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    Quoted for truth.

    I have a Mora Companion that resides in my work bag. Has come in handy many times, and that thing is RAZOR sharp.

    Best $12 I ever spent on a fixed blade knife.
     
  17. Ready_Cords

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    They really are amazing little knives. I am COMPLETELY confident in my Clipper for all wilderness survival tasks. It will take anything you can throw at it, barring complete and udder stupidity.
     
  18. aveanders01

    aveanders01 New Member

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    I like the bear grylls paracord knife by gerber only $30


    Paracord bracelets
     
  19. KnifeGuy77

    KnifeGuy77 New Member

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    Don't buy gerber crap u don't know what the steal is and u can't trust it instead invest in a spyderco co tenatious it won't break the bank and it is very high quality