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Posted: 9/20/2009 4:15:15 PM EST
I want a quality knife, under $100, for an always-with-you, do anything tool. I don't care to pay for name/prestige, just for a quality tool- the Glock of folding knives if you will. I'm looking for assisted opening, something that holds an edge, and is legal to carry in TX. Where should I be looking?

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:17:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:18:01 PM EST by krayons]
I picked up a SOG flash I. Need something for every day use that was small enough to work with dress pants. I've been very happy with it.

*Note it is a small knife.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:17:49 PM EST
Benchmade Mini-Griptillian.

/thread.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:19:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:25:23 PM EST by colklink]
I picked up a benchmade mini ambush a few weeks ago for a new EDC knife. Its not assisted opening but opens easy with one hand. I was cutting asphalt shingles with it this weekend and the edge help up very well, very impressed.

Almost forgot, I paid $50 for the mini ambush.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:25:45 PM EST
Not assisted opening per se, but I really like my Spyderco Endura Wave. Can normally be found in the $70 range.

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=226


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:26:05 PM EST
benchmade ... all i have to say
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:27:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:27:42 PM EST
Just got a Kershaw, Blur assisted open, got it off ebay less than 60 buck shipped american made stainless i like it so far
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:29:33 PM EST
I have a Kershaw Needs Work..I like it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:29:40 PM EST
Ken Onion Leek less than $50. Great knife, easy to carry. I have a Boa as well. It's more than you price point, and less convenient to carry (bigger and heavier), but great for scaring the crap out of milquetoast co-workers
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:31:45 PM EST
Take a look at Cold Steel. Mine holds one hell of an edge. The video of them cutting a milk jug in half on their website is for real. I've done it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:32:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Quality knife for under a $100.00................good luck


There are a lot of options out there at that price point, many SOGs, kershaws, benchmade, spyderco knives. Shouldnt be a problem to find something to fits the OPs needs.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:33:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:41:15 PM EST by MrMojoRising]
The Glock of the knife world would be a tough, rugged and dependable design with no frills and a proven, time tested lock.....at a low price.

That knife is the Spyderco Endura.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:36:25 PM EST
I have a couple of these that I really like. You can find them for about $40.

Whirlwind
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:38:56 PM EST
Yep, Benchmade and Spyderco at that price range. Most anything from Cold Steel, CRKT, Kershaw, etc will be made from substandard steels and won't hold an edge very long. You are looking for: S30V, 154CM, D2, etc. You will be able to find a good knife at around a hundred. Take a look at Zero Tolerance for a solid assisted opener at a little higher price. Or anything Emerson for a non-sprung, yet waved folder (emersons are AWESOME and the wave feature is faster than an assisted opener). Emersons go for around 150-200 though.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:40:26 PM EST
Wenger of Switzerland makes some good knives and I like my Leatherman tools
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:44:19 PM EST
Kershaw Leek - $50



Ontario Rat 1 - $25 (not assisted, but a great knife for the price)

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:45:05 PM EST
Can't go wrong with a Kabar
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:45:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By natedog375:
I want a quality knife, under $100, for an always-with-you, do anything tool. I don't care to pay for name/prestige, just for a quality tool- the Glock of folding knives if you will. I'm looking for assisted opening, something that holds an edge, and is legal to carry in TX. Where should I be looking?

Thanks


You mean the 1911 of folding knives. You wouldn't want that knife to blow up and take off your hand, would ya?


























Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:50:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:51:04 PM EST by Spongehead]
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Quality knife for under a $100.00................good luck


Ah the knife snobs have arrived... Because you just need to spend over 100 dollars for a 3 inch piece of steel for it to be quality.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:52:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By jlove37:
Just got a Kershaw, Blur assisted open, got it off ebay less than 60 buck shipped american made stainless i like it so far


I just got one, Walmart carries them for about $57.00, awesome knife!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:54:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:10:17 PM EST by DaveS]
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Quality knife for under a $100.00................good luck


Just fuck me to tears.

99% that know how to fight with a folder would be just fine

with a Gerber LST jr. in a ballistic nylon sheath.

99% of everyone would do just as well with it as anything else that could be given them.

Though, I am partial to a RECON1.



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:56:45 PM EST
buck 110, 30-40 bucks, they get real sharp, look classy, and they just feel merican.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:58:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:01:00 PM EST by Lympago]

I've had alot of knives and my current pocket carry is one of the best I've ever found. The next would be my Spyderco Manix and the only reason I'm not carrying it is because the "great" state of Georgia is scared of a pocket knife more than 3". Open yourself up to more than assisted openers in my opinion and be willing to spend a little more for something as important as a pocket knife. Afterall, if the shit hits the fan in any normal day, it's the one knife you'll likely have with you.



Spyderco Caly

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:59:22 PM EST

I have wore out a spyderco native. I have alot of knives but end up carrying it all the time. I like the large hole in the blade, you can flick it open easily and if you carry it in your front pocket it doesnt have the little stud to scratch your hand.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:01:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Quality knife for under a $100.00................good luck

You just won't trust your life to any knife under $899.49 right?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:02:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By MrMojoRising:
The Glock of the knife world would be a tough, rugged and dependable design with no frills and a proven, time tested lock.....at a low price.

That knife is the Spyderco Endura.


Yep, I've carried one for years. No complaints.


Jane

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:06:17 PM EST
KERSHAW



spring-assisted

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:09:34 PM EST
Benchmade Griptillian. Not assisted, but the Axis lock is pretty simple and strong.

http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BM551P
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:11:11 PM EST
Im on my 2nd kershaw blur in 6 years. The original even lived through falling out of my pocket at 35 mph on the harley.
Always holds a good edge......great knife. Ive thought about getting a couple more to throw in the safe just for the hell of it
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:11:44 PM EST
I like my Benchmade knifes. Not real expensive and well built
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:13:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:32:39 PM EST by DinoSnyder]
Benchmade 9050 with 154cm blade steel. Spring loaded auto knife. Holds edge well and stands up to all the abuse I throw at it. Little big and heavy but a top notch knife. About $150
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:14:01 PM EST
I like my Recon 1 and Spyderco Police.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:14:20 PM EST
Have carried a Spyderco Endura for many years. It's rugged, relatively inexpensive so that you don't feel too awful if it breaks or you lose it, and very good quality.

I think it's the perfect EDC and utility knife.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:24:48 PM EST
Spyderco. For the price, you can't beat it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:26:17 PM EST
http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/CIA-Ice-Scraper-p-16930.html

It's black plastic, has a funny shape that's hard to grip, and fairly ineffective. Definitely the Glock of knives!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:26:42 PM EST
A little over your price point and you could get a nice Emerson.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:29:30 PM EST
Kershaw Avalanche.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:34:55 PM EST
Kershaw G-10 Tyrade

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:44:31 PM EST
Kershaw Speed Bump
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:47:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:48:49 PM EST by _Soggy_]
Kershaw S30v Blur, or maybe a Benchmade Barrage. Both Assisted opening like you wanted.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:51:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:51:58 PM EST by jbombelli]
There are a number of good Kershaws well within your price point. I've got a Speed Bump, a Shallot, and a Rainbow Leek. Out of all 3, my favorite is probably the Leek, followed closely by the Shallot. I carry the Leek every day (along with one of my Busse fixed blades and a gun).


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