Best hunting knives according to redditors

We found 3,493 Reddit comments discussing the best hunting knives. We ranked the 1,161 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Hunting Knives:

u/defeldus · 136 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Hydroflask water bottle $20

O-light brass keychain flashlight - $20

Snowpeak titanium spork - $8

Kershaw Chill pocket knife - $15

Leatherman Wingman - $30

Logitech G502 - $40

Fisher space pen - $11

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

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/Nastyboots · 70 pointsr/Bushcraft

The classic Companion is a sore dick deal - you just can't beat it!!

u/rockydbull · 23 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I have had a shitty week so I treated myself to a grab bag. Probably won't get anything super great, but I hear it is fun to sort it all out. Thanks Op.

Edit: Thanks for whoever gave me gold! Long story short, this knife will cut the nerve in your finger with the slightest slip up and will require surgical repair.

u/ipartytooguys · 20 pointsr/Survival

I wouldn't recommend a "titanium" knife, firstly because for $10, it's not titanium. It's probably some chinesium knife that won't hold an edge very well. Secondly I don't recall Camillus having a great reputation due to materials and QC.

If you're looking for a good budget knife, I know Ka-Bar and Becker make good ones, and if you can swing an Izula, that would be my choice. Here are some links. Izula Ka-Bar 1 Ka-Bar 2 Ka-Bar 3.

The reason I'm recommending Ka-Bar and ESEE is that they both use 1095 carbon steel which is an excellent choice in toughness and edge retention. I almost forgot Mora, a superb Swedish knife that is renowned for its steel and edge retention, and used worldwide by folks in the workforce and outdoors communities.

The ESEE and Ka-Bars will run you $40-$60, and the mora will run you about $15. You can get Moras and Izulas at Cabelas, but Amazon is also great. Good luck.

u/Elethor · 19 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Anything else I need to know to care for them? I just ordered one of these and an Opinel aside from keeping them dry anything else they need?

u/skinrust · 18 pointsr/preppers

You're asking a very broad question while looking for specifics, making it very hard to pinpoint an answer. I'll give my advice on bug out bag items.

The bag itself - Should be a solid backpacking bag. Keep it light enough that it's manageable. For a very fit individual, the max weight should be your body weight divided by 3. Most of us are not that fit, so adjust accordingly. It should have hip support, well stitched straps, several compartments and a way to attach things to the outside (molle webbing, carabiner loops or exterior straps). Should be weatherproof.
Water - Depends entirely on your location. I live in Canada - Land of lakes and rivers. I wont need to carry a ton of water all the time. I've got a sawyer squeeze as my primary water filter. The collapsible water bottles it comes with work great for water storage as well. Wife and daughter carry a lifestraw as backups. We have some iodine drops as well.
As far as water carrying devices go, i find nalgene bottles work great. Theyre light and strong, and come in various sizes. A canteen is great if you want to use it to cook over a fire. Its not a bad idea either to have a large (5 litre+) collapsible water container. They're plastic and light. I havn't used mine extensively enough to recommend.
Sharp Things - I've got a Kabar as my primary fixed blade. It's tried and true. Good metal, full tang. I've got a leatherman wave multitool. Carry it everyday on my belt. Super handy. I should really add a 3-4" folding knife to my pack as sometimes the kabar is too big, and the multitool is hard to clean.
I also carry a Cold steel shovel. I looked into folding shovels, and they didnt seem reliable. Moving parts means they're more likely to fail. I haven't used this one extensively, but the few times i have tried it, its done an excellent job. If your pack's too heavy, put this one in your car.
Food - Your typical protein bars, dried rice/bean mix, snickers, small jar of PB, oatmeal and dehydrated fruit. A small bit of olive oil packs a ton of calories and adds flavour. It's good to have a small container of salt and pepper, or other spices to add flavour. You can grab MRE's or those mountainhouse dried meals, but theyre expensive. If you regularly buy pepperettes or jerkey, stick some in your bag and rotate it out when you buy it next. Multivitamins can keep you up if youre not getting a ton of food, but dont rely on them. Bring any meds you need, as well as tylenol or aspirin.
Hygiene - Pack a couple rolls of TP. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant (chuck if too much weight), wash cloth, soap, soap for clothing, feminine products (if applicable), couple garbage bags (can separate dirty clothes), wet wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer. Sun screen and bug spray in small bottles.
Clothing - Carry at least 7 pairs of good socks. Some warm ones if the location's cold. Extra shirts, underwear are essential. Pants/shorts and sweater are optional (besides whatever you're wearing). Stick your clothing in a waterproof sack. Try to keep only clean, dry clothes in there (no airflow + damp = mold).
-Paracord and rope
-Sewing kit
-Tent patching kit (if you have a tent or a tarp)
-Tarp (who saw that coming). Doesn't have to be massive. Just know how to set it up to keep you dry.
-Fire Source. Have many. Lighters are cheap, stash away a bunch (7?). The lighter leash is awesome. You should be able to find that cheap at a corner store. Storm matches, for when its rainy. I think these are what I got. You can light them in any weather, put them under water, and they'll still be lit. Not a bad idea to carry regualr matches in a waterproof container. Firestarter packets are great. I just soak cotton balls in Vaseline. Flint and steel is cool, but only useful if youve exhausted all other fire starting methods.
-Super Glue
-Safety pins
-Zip ties
-Light. Hand crank flashlight is awesome. If you have a battery powered one, carry spare batteries. The mini maglite has a belt holster. Those small LED flashlights are great too. Grab a few glowsticks.
-fork and spoon
-emergency blanket or emergency sleeping bag. Only useful if you're SOL.
-sleeping bag for your location. If its warm you don't need this. Can use a hammock or sleeping pad. Try and keep these small as they take up a ton of space.
-Compass. Useful if you have a map.
-Map of your location/where youre going.
-Signal mirror and a good whistle.
-Fishing supplies. I've got an emmrod. You can put a fairly small cheap reel on here. I've got the shimano ix2000. It casts a pretty good distance. Hooks, weights, bobs etc. Can all fit in small waterproof containers or camera film containers. Dont forget line! Mines already on the reel. A fishing vest gives you lots of little pockets to keep things in arms reach.
-First Aid kit. There's extensive lists online depending on how large you want it. Some gauze, band aids, polysporin, burn cream are a good start. Try and build it yourself, don't buy the gimmikey premade ones. Keep yours in a waterproof Tupperware container.
-Tiny roll of Gorilla Tape
-Games. Some dice and a deck of cards go a long way. Don't underestimate the value of laughter. If a sudden collapse ever happens, these might save you from depression.
-Headlamp. I've got this rayovac one (i think). Seems easy on batteries and has lasted a few camping trips. Haven't put serious use on it tho.
-Eating equipment. A mug and a small plate go a long way. A folding pan goes a long way, but is heavy. I would love to learn to use a pressure cooker over fires.
-Handkerchief or travel kleenex
-Bandanas. 3 of them.
-Bungee cords can be useful, but they run the risk of snapping and taking out an eye.
-Ziplock bags are handy. Keeps a lot of small things organized and dry.
-Pencils, Pens, notepad/book, sharpie.
-Hatchet is useful, but heavy. Take one if you can. The sven saw is awesome and hasn't broke on me yet.
-Spare pair of glasses (if applicable)
-Some sort of firearm is almost necessary. I don't have one yet, but i was planning on a 10/22 takedown. It's small and easy to pack. Bullets are light. If you need more stopping power than a .22, you're in a heap of trouble. Guns are not my specialty (can you guess), so ill leave it up to you
-In lieu of a firearm, you could grab a crossbow. If that's still too much, a good slingshot will do great.
-phone booklet and address's. In case your phone craps out and you cant charge it.
-A small windable clock is great. A solar watch is better. I think thats the one i have.

All this stuff is useless unless you know how to use it. Do your research, take some courses. Learn the necessary skills to survive, because that's what's really necessary. I like Les Stroud's (survivorman) book Survive!. Learn to tie knots, fish, hunt, forage, fight, build a fire in all conditions, etc.
If you have questions on the use of any of the above items, ask away. Any advice or suggestions, I welcome those too.

u/FinickyPenance · 16 pointsr/CCW

A knife specifically for defensive use needs some unique features that a typical EDC knife designed for opening boxes and stuff won't have. Specifically, you need to be able to take it, bare-handed, and slam it down on something hard like a piece of wood as hard as you can.

Most knives can't do that because your hand will slip onto the blade and you'll slice your hand open (unless you're using what I'd call an unnatural grip). So a defensive knife needs a finger choil or a guard. It should also be fixed-blade. The assumption that I think you should make when looking for a defensive knife is that your attacker is already on top of you, and you'll only have one hand and fairly limited dexterity to deploy it, so a folding knife won't work well. Plus, folding knives don't typically have a guard or choil.

As you can imagine, it's tough to get a guard on a knife that's small enough for EDC, especially concealed. (Really, who wants to walk around open-carrying a giant knife?)

Here are three recommendations, in descending order of price:

Spyderco's Street Beat

ShivWorks Clinch Pick

Ka-Bar TDI

None of them are quite as badass or tacticool as a giant 5" serrated tanto, but there's a reason that serious trained self-defense instructors will recommend stuff like these.

u/[deleted] · 16 pointsr/ultralight_jerk

Dude my bear grylls knife put a hole in my undies when I had it shoved into my waist band (no sheath b/c I am la ultralight).

BTW, I am another 1 kilo/2.2lb lighter because I didnt notice how sharp that knife is....

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/Raltie · 14 pointsr/Bushcraft

As noted, this might be worth a look OP. Personally I think you'll be able to use that knife you bought, but you'll find it will wear down or break. Not because it can't cut, but because it isn't designed for heavy use. Just keep that in mind. Anyway here's the Mora people are talking about.

Edit: and everyone in this sub has bought a knife just like yours (we aren't trying to be assholes, we just are naturally occurring assholes). There's a reason we're recommending something else.

u/pliskin42 · 14 pointsr/bugout

Here is the list of gear. It is meant for both myself and my wife, so I doubled up in some places. (Links where I have them)

u/everett916 · 13 pointsr/EDC

Typical Gig Bag:

  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/RedStag00 · 13 pointsr/CampingGear

Everyone loves a Morakniv

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/BillyNature · 11 pointsr/Bushcraft

This kind of folding saw is great for camp-scale stuff. And a nice 4" fixed blade knife that you can baton with is all you need to split it. I've heard this is a good starter knife for bushcrafting but I haven't got to use mine yet.

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/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/zombockalypsenow · 10 pointsr/knives

Oh man...where to begin? My problems with BudK are essentially two-fold. One is that I believe they deliberately mislead prospective knife buyers into purchasing low quality imported junk. A combination of clever marketing and very low prices makes BudK the Wal-Mart of knife merchants.

And two, its sort of a cultural bias. In the serious knife community, a negative connotation has become associated with people who buy from BudK. They tend to be referred to as Mall Ninjas and buy things that are tacticool.
I hesitate to describe the stereotypical BudK customer without using derogatory slurs, but i'm not sure how else to categorize the subculture. Lets just say that if you lived in a state with a large rural population, and you went to the county fair, I can guarantee somewhere you'll find a merchant stall selling BudK products at enticing prices, probably right between the velvet Elvis paintings and the guy selling weed pipes disguised as spark plugs.

which would be fine except that many of these poor misguided individuals fully intend to use this gear for serious self-defense purposes. With BudK gear in hand, they're more likely to injure themselves than fend of a potential attacker.

While BudK does indeed sell plenty of high quality knives as well, this does not appear to be the main source of their business. Good quality knives are expensive, and for many people the lure of BudK's absurdly low prices on a knife that "looks badass" outweighs any other argument.

For these reasons I choose not to buy from BudK, and I encourage others to do the same. There are tons of other knife merchants on the internet who are more deserving of your dollars.

Full Disclosure: As a much younger man I wasted a lot of money on BudK products, until I realized I might as well be flushing my money down the toilet for what it got me. I spent a lot of money on shit like this when I should have been spending it on knives like this instead.

u/martincline · 10 pointsr/Bushcraft

Condor Tool & Knife, Bushlore Camp Knife, 4-5/16in Blade, Hardwood Handle with Sheath

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/Tinyjay · 9 pointsr/knives

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

u/ElBomberoLoco · 9 pointsr/Bushcraft

I know this answer gets teased for being ubiquitous...but a great first knife in this arena is a Morakniv Companion. It's very hard to beat in terms of quality-to-price ratio.

Don't worry about a sawback knife....especially since you said you already have a good handsaw. I haven't seen one that saws worth a damn anyway.

u/ph0en1x778 · 9 pointsr/preppers

I have this knife and it is well made and reliable and great starter knife.

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

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

u/RedToby · 9 pointsr/knives

Kershaw 1555TI Cryo SpeedSafe Folding Knife

u/medic__ · 9 pointsr/EDC

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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'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/GnashRoxtar · 8 pointsr/EDC

So in my mind, the basics of an EDC are a knife, a flashlight, a pen, and a notebook. Depending on your preference/level of preparedness, though, multitools are great, a gun is convenient if you're in a dangerous place with any regularity, and a first-aid kit can literally be a lifesaver.

So for the basics I'd recommend:
Knife: a Kershaw Leek or Scrambler. The Leek is smaller, more discreet, very light, and razor sharp. The Scrambler is considerably more robust, has a longer blade (3.5" vs. 3"), but weighs more as well. Both can be found in Kershaw's "Blackwash" finish, which I like both for the feel and for the added rust and scratch resistance. Both are also spring-assisted, which is legal in a lot of places, but check your local laws before carrying either in public. If you can't carry them, take a look at the Cold Steel Voyager. It comes in several lengths, is legal in California, and is very durable, if not super comfortable.

Flashlights: Oh my god, the flashlights. LEDs have become so cheap and so bright over the last few years that it's actually pretty hard to go wrong. Nitecore is currently my favorite brand, but Fenix has some options as well. I would urge you not to buy a surefire; they are undeniably great lights, but unless you expect to encounter truly extraordinary circumstances on a regular basis (any chance your light could fall under a tank or a bulldozer? maybe surefire is for you), they tend to be somewhat more pricey per lumen than a number of other companies. For EDC, the Fenix PD35 2014 edition is almost unmatched. Almost a thousand lumens, takes rechargeable batteries, and small enough to drop into the front pocket of your jeans, if you don't want to use the included clip or holster. If you'd like something more keychain sized, the Nitecore SENS series comes in several sizes and battery types, and automatically adjusts the brightness of the beam based on the light's orientation. Aim it at your feet and you get a soft glow; aim it off into the woods and it grows steadily brighter.

Let's be honest, a pen is going to get lost. The best pen is one you like enough to keep track of, but one you won't miss too terribly should some co-worker walk off with it. I like the Zebra F-301. Writes smooth, classic stainless steel good looks, and comes in RGB & Black. Notebooks depend entirely on personal preference too, but the smallest Moleskine is easily pocketable and has 32 lined pages.

In my mind, there is only one name in multitools. Leatherman has a kick-ass reputation, a 25-year warranty, and a plethora of tools to suit any need. For the casual EDC, I'd go with what I believe is the second-lightest full size tool, the Skeletool. 7 functions include a knife that opens while the rest of the tool is closed, the ubiquitous pliers/wirecutters, two double-sided bits and a driver; and it looks so. freakin. cool.

I dunno much about guns except that of all the things I've listed, a pistol should be the one you consider most carefully, especially whether you need it or not. It's a big investment and a bit of a lifestyle adjustment if you decide to go CCW. I've always heard 9mm and up, so use that as a jumping-off point.

First aid kits are useless unless they're both small enough to be carried anywhere and large enough to contain anything you might need. Making your own is a good idea because you have the best knowledge of your environment, but I found a couple on Amazon which seem to have most of the basics without too much fluff or bulk. The first could be stuffed in a jacket pocket, whereas the second would be useful in a car.

I hope I helped. Good luck!

[Kershaw Scrambler] (

[Kershaw Leek] (

[Cold Steel Voyager, 3 inch] (

[Fenix PD35 2014] (

[Nitecore SENS AA version]

Zebra F-301

[Moleskine "Cahier" Notebook, pack of 3] (

[Leatherman Skeletool] (

[Small bag or pocket first aid kit] (

Larger car first aid kit

EDIT: aspace

u/thepasttenseofdraw · 8 pointsr/boston

I believe the regulation is any blade over 2.5" is illegal to carry in Boston. I carry a KABAR TDI shorty which is just under the limit.

Edit: Here is the City of Boston Law:

16-45.1 Carrying of Weapons Prohibited.

No person, except as provided by law, shall carry on his person, or carry under his control in a vehicle, any knife having any type of blade in excess of two and one-half (2½ ) inches, ice picks, dirks or similar weapons that are likely to penetrate through police officer's ballistic vests, or other object or tool so redesigned, fashioned, prepared or treated that the same may be used to inflict bodily harm or injury to another, except:

a. When actually engaged in hunting or fishing or any employment, trade or lawful recreational or culinary activity which customarily involves the carrying or use of any type of knife, or

b. In going directly to and/or returning directly from such activities, or

c. If the knife is being transported directly to or from a place of purchase, sharpening, or repair, and if packaged in such a manner as not to allow easy access to the knife while it is being transported.

No person, except as provided by law, shall carry on his person, or carry under his control in a vehicle, a machete. For purposes of this section, "machete" means a heavy knife at least eighteen (18) inches in length and having a blade at least one and one-half (1.5) inches wide at its broadest measurement. This subsection shall not apply to carrying a machete on one's person or in a vehicle if the machete is carried for the purpose of cutting vegetation or if the machete is being transported for the purpose of cutting vegetation.

u/TheStuffle · 8 pointsr/EDC

The Ontario RAT Model 1 and the Byrd CaraCara 2 are worth looking at.

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/canadian_camping_guy · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

mora companion is an inexpensive and extremely reliable bush knife. You can get it in high carbon steel or stainless depending on your preference. Its really hard to beat for the price. I have take used and abused mine and its still holding up very well.

u/jepyang · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

The wilderness is probably where you need self-defense tools the least of anywhere in your life, but if that aspect is important to you, I won’t argue it any further.

That said, it’s a bad knife. Just cheap tacticool crap, not meant for any serious use. It’s liable to fall apart mid-use (one of the reviews even mentioned the locking mechanism failed resulting in injury). Can’t imagine much worse than trying to defend yourself and cutting your hand on your own faulty knife.

Something like a Morakniv is cheap but sturdy and well-made. Would work well for both camping uses and self defense (keep it on your belt and you don’t even have to flip the blade open to use it). Saves an ounce or so and is a massive upgrade to practical capability.

Alternately, a SAK Classic and a small thing of pepper spray is similarly cheap, saves 2-3 ounces, and is probably more effective for self-defense than a cheap flippy knife.

u/Kilo353511 · 8 pointsr/bugout

Here is what would use for $100 USD. All prices are via Amazon/Wal-mart

Pack: OutLander Lightweight Day Pack - Cheap, Lightweight and would get the job done for a GHB ($18)

Cutting: Morakniv Companion - Cheap and Mora makes some of the best knives ($12)

Combustion: Storm Matches ($6), All-weather matches($0.75), 2 Bic Lighters($2), and some Wetfire($6)

Cover: 3 Emergency Blankets($2)

Container: Back pack listed above, 6 bottles of water ($3), Single layer stainless steel bottle($7)

Cordage: 100 Feet of 550 ($6), Duct tape ($3)

Candlelight: 2 LED Lights ($4-12)

Consumables: 6 Cliff bars ($6), 3 %-Hour Energy ($6), Bag of trail Mix ($6)

Clothing: 2 Extra Pair of socks ($2), 2 pair Gloves ($7), 2 Hats ($10)

Communication: 3 Road Flares ($6) Signaling Mirror ($3)

Cash: $40-100 is recommended but this is optional.

Everything I have there (Cash excluded) should cost around $120. You can save money by making your own Wetfire with cotton balls and petroleum jelly. And the food can probably be replaced with cheaper items. I just put stuff I am comfortable with. Same is true with the flashlights, you could grab 4 of the $1
Wal-mart lights they are great for short term use and would cut out another $8.

Buy stuff in bulk when it is available too this will cut down cost.

Something every car should already have, but it worth the extra $10-20 is a small first aid kit or 2.

u/mvmntsofthemind · 8 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Can't beat a $14 Mora Companion, comes in stainless or high carbon. Comes shaving sharp.

u/desertUsuf · 8 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Mora Companion. The value on these knives is pretty nuts, I keep thinking that prices will eventually go up because you get so much blade for the money. Great carver and slicer due to the scandi edge, and the carbon steel blade it tough and can take light batoning without issue.

Watch a few reviews online, pretty much all raving, and for good reason.

u/rusty075 · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

For the money, it's hard to wrong with a Mora. Amazing value in a darn tough and well-made knife.

u/doomcrew2123 · 8 pointsr/knives

Other than the mora those are all pretty poor knives. Also see here.

u/ARKnife · 7 pointsr/knives

I'd recommend the Buck 119.

Great USA made bowie style blade with time proven design and classic looks.

I'm sure it will serve you well, whether you choose to use it for hunting or for other tasks.

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) thumb hole deployment - speedsafe - thumbstud - 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/gimmelwald · 7 pointsr/Survival

Becker Bk7 You will never look back and regret the sub $75 pricetag.

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/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.



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/hermeslyre · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

I've always thought the leek looked aggressive as fuck personally. It looks sexy in BlackWash though.

I got my non-knife guy Dad a traditional slipjoint for christmas, this one.

u/chuckthetruk · 7 pointsr/knives

As you may or may not have recognized, this is the Condor Bushlore. Its blade is .125” thick made from 1075 carbon steel. The handle scales are walnut and the pins are brass (I think). The sheath is leather with stainless pins. These pictures are what it looks like after a weekend of extremely hard use in very damp conditions—I’ll talk more about this later. I took the pictures right after I cleaned it back up, and re-sharpened it.

I have been collecting knives for a while, and have quite a few, but did not own EVEN ONE fixed blade. I had a camping trip in the Finger Lakes region of NY, so I decided to pony up a whopping $31 and order one off amazon. When it arrived, the overwhelmingly positive reviews for the sheath were confirmed (it feels very high quality) as were the so-so reviews for the fit and finish of the knife itself. If you are looking for a fixed blade knife that is great to look at and fun to fondle, this might not be the knife for you. There is noticeable staining on the uneven handle scales, the pins and lanyard holes have grind marks on them (but are smooth to the touch), the grind is not a true Scandi (the blade had a secondary bevel when I received it, but it’s not a big deal, because I re-profiled it anyway), and the primary grind is actually uneven (this was brought out when I re-profiled it, one of the pictures shows this), and it came incredibly dull (hence the re-profiling).

So, how did it perform in the field? Very well! On two consecutive nights, in very damp conditions, it batoned through logs almost as thick as the blade is long, split about 9 bundles worth of wood (no-one had a hatchet) and performed other, less strenuous tasks like making wood shavings for kindling, carving tent stakes, and opening food packages etc. It was very comfortable to use, and held a good working edge for all of this. Now because it is carbon steel it did develop some significant surface rust, but that cleaned up very easily in just a few minutes.

In closing, this is a great camp knife for an incredible value. If you can get past the cosmetic imperfections, it’s an awesome little knife.

Let me know if you guys have any questions!

u/Tyler9400 · 7 pointsr/Bushcraft

Edit: Just realized your looking for an EDC Knife. To split kindling? My post revolves around your first knife to go out into the bush. An EDC knife should just a small folder for when you open those fancy amazon boxes. Don't need a fixed blade knife for EDC purposes, but if your gonna be out in the woods messing around I'd follow what I said.



IMO a Mora companion should be your first knife. They are 10 bucks. The one linked is a carbon steel version, if you are gonna be around water a lot get the stainless steel version. The stainless steel version will rust dull quicker. Edit: Was a typo, it definitely wont rust quicker lol. Get it if you are around water because it WONT rust, but the edge will dull quicker, this is why knowing how to sharpen in the field is important. I mean you can get through a day with a dull knife, but it's never fun.

This won't be the best knife in the world, but it's the best beginners knife, it can do all the basic tasks and work well for $10, so if you smack a rock, chip it somehow or end up messing it up when sharpening you can buy another one. Practice sharpening! This is a big one, you don't want to get a $100 knife and mess up sharpening it - anything is fixable but you don't want to do that with an expensive knife and start taking off too much steel and what not.

I'd recommend a Mora companion, and whatever sharpening method you want. A decent, cheap stone is the Fallkniven DC3. There are better stones - but they require oils (or water) and you have to go through two or three types of stones and all these other things. Not to mention they are heavy and bulky. DC3 is small and you can take it with you.

If someone else wants to go more indepth on other sharpening methods and stones, please do so, I've had the same ones for a few decades and am not up-to-date on the tech.

Also strops, I had a local leatherworking shop make one for me, I've never found good ones online, or good leather to make your own. If you are familiar with good ones, feel free to link them.

u/Arimil · 7 pointsr/CampingGear
  1. Tent: Eagles Peak II Two person tent -
    -This was generous gift from my SO's mom. It may not be the best tent out there, but at free it can't be beat.

  2. Sleeping Bag: Marmot Aspen Minimalist 40 -
    -Got this for its small size and light weight. Future winter camping trips are a possibility, in which case I plan on snagging a wool blanket of sleeping bag liner.

  3. Sleeping Pad: RidgeRest Classic -
    -Simple basic sleeping pad, I've been using these since scouts and have wanted for nothing more, especially because of its light weight.
    -In the event of winter camping, is this enough to insulate from the ground? If not, what could be added to my sleep system to keep me insulated from the ground?

  4. Cookware: Pot Pan stackable combo -
    -Lightweight and simple, these were cheap and seemed straight forward.
    -They stack with the majority of either piece's empty space facing each other, allowing for decently dry storage for matches etc. inside.
    -Comes with a tight fitting mesh ditty bag

  5. Small Camp Grill - Coghlan's Camp Grill -
    -Another straight forward and cheap piece,
    -This is really an optional piece, I plan on bringing it along on trips with big groups or when cooking meat is in the cards.

  6. Plates x2: Coleman Enamel plates -
    -These are the camping gold standard in my book, been using them since scouts.

  7. Stuff Sacks x3: REI pack of 3 Ditty Sacks 2, 3, and 7 liter. -
    -Came in a decently affordable combo pack, plan on using them for food/toiletries storage and bear bags.

  8. Knife: Morakniv Companion Straight Knife -
    -Love this little knife, cheap but durable and was a shaver straight out of the box.
    -Came with a super thick plastic sheath

    9)Hatchet: Estwing Hatchet -
    -Heard this was a classic, people say they've still got the one's their grandfather's used. It's heavy, but I'm happy with the tradeoff.
    -Got it sharpened well enough to cleanly slice through paper at the moment

  9. Axe Sharpener: Lansky Dual Grit Sharpener -
    -Great sharpener, pretty much the go to field sharpener from what I've gathered.
    -Only took a couple minutes to learn how to use, the only hard part is consistently following the bevel through each stroke, but it gets easier.

  10. Camp Towels x2: Microfiber quick-drying towels -
    -Very great, medium size towels with their own tote

  11. Collapsible Water Jug: REI 2.5 gallon collapsible water jug -
    -Seems great, picked it up at REI physical store then read reviews and got spooked, we'll see though, a minority of the reviewers swear by it.
    -Just in case it sucks, any suggestions for a collapsible water container of equal size/price?

  12. Water Bags x2: 33 oz Bag style canteens -
    -These came free with my water filter, and they have many good reviews. If they do well, I may buy some extras.

  13. Wine Skin: 2L -
    -More showing of my primitivist ass, and I thought I could take some weight off of my SO by carrying enough water for the two of us.

  14. Pillows x2: Field and Stream -
    -Got these a long time ago when I knew less, they are pretty bulky and my first item I want to replace

  15. Pack: Kelty Redwing 50L Black
    -SO's mom gifted this this Christmas, so amazing and thoughtful, one of the best gifts I've ever gotten and I love the color

  16. Shoes: Skechers Trail Runners - I found these at the thrift store for a stunning 12 bucks and they fit perfectly

  17. Lighting: Outlite Lantern -
    -Pack of flashlights (might not bring all four) -

  18. Extras: Tarp as groundcloth, some extra stakes.

    Items not shown:
    -Always a tin or bag of Drum Tobacco and papers
    -Kindle, old generation one
    -Collapsible trowel
    -Burlap shoulder bag for gathering kindling etc

    Items still wanted (suggestions greatly appreciated):
    -Knife for SO
    -Work gloves
    -Plastic flasks for booze
    -Belt pouch
    -Higher quality tarp
    -Knife Sharpener
    -Sleeping bag liner or wool blanket
    -Any food suggestions!
    -Rain cover for pack
    -Smell proof food bags

    I don't have much experience outside of scouts, so I'm very open to critique of my setup. I will warn that I am very much into primitivism, and camping for me is a gateway to a backcountry, esthetic lifestyle I one day I hope to live, so some of my gear choices may not always be the most efficient. Any advice from a primitivist or purist standpoint is doubly appreciated.

u/hybaric · 7 pointsr/VEDC

You should add a few basic tools, screw driver, wrench, and fixed blade knife if this is for a VEDC. I also always keep duct tape and a few zipties in my car. Zipties are super handy for quick fixes and repairs like engine hoses coming lose etc.

A sturdy inexpensive knife to add would be something like a morakniv

u/sampling_life · 6 pointsr/knives

I have the esee 5 (very similar to the BK2) and it is a big bad boy. the quarter inch thick makes it a beast at spliting via batoning or chopping. down side... it has a big fat edge that can kinda feel bulky when doing finer work... Honestly, I would look into a cheaper (yet very good blades) like a Mora or a Condor Bushlore... my pick would be the bushlore b/c of the grind and full tang but Moras are very good.

Then from there after using those blades a lot you'll get an idea of what you really want in your next blade.

u/the-crooked-compass · 6 pointsr/EDC

Pictured (Counter-clockwise):

u/apintandafight · 6 pointsr/knives

the skyline is a great choice.
Spyderco persistance is another great choice. 29$ below.
Are you primarily just interested in folders? if fixed blade knives appeal to you Becker bk14 is another wonderful knife for 34$

u/ErroneousBosch · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Even cheaper in Carbon Steel

Edit: or carbon with a thicker blade

u/beefstew809 · 6 pointsr/camping

Some people are very particular about their knives and what they use them for but I think that everyone should own a Mora. It is a very sharp knife that can be used for food prep all the way to just carving or whittling. The plus side is that they are light weight and they are cheap! Do yourself a favor and pick one up (it doesn't necessarily have to be the one that I linked).

u/SWEET_GHANDIS_TITS · 6 pointsr/knives

I would suggest the [Kershaw Clash] ( 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/TheDarkRabbit · 6 pointsr/Survival

I have had this Buck Knife for years. It has never let me down...

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

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.

u/GunDefender · 6 pointsr/politics

You don't need a permit or background check to buy this either:

But it is also a lethal weapon, not a toy. Same with this:

So I don't think that a background check is what makes the difference between a toy and a weapon.

It is true that kids typically don't get shot for holding a baseball bat or ball, but they can get shot for making a sudden movement which the officer interprets as agression, even if they are unarmed. Brightly colored guns are no replacement for knowing how to act properly around police to avoid being seen as an imminent threat.

u/massbeerhole · 6 pointsr/knives

I have several KA-BARs and love them all.

I love this one for camping:

This one is always in my car (next to a small KA-BAR tanto, and SOG hatchet):

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/Banzertank · 6 pointsr/EDC

I finally got my EDC down to a really slim and minimal setup. Nothing that I don't use on a daily basis. Basically a Pocket-dump.

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/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 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/willogical · 5 pointsr/Bushcraft

You might consider the Condor Bushlore, especially if he's just getting into bushcraft, or even at an intermediate level.

Edit: I also agree that the Mora Classic is excellent and at the right price point, but I think the Condor Bushlore is also an excellent value and is in a few ways a step-up from the Mora. Its full tang, larger, and has an excellent leather sheath.

u/WontDieIn_A_Hospital · 5 pointsr/knives

condor bushlore

If you're willing to spend 200 then go custom although at that point you're only getting style.

u/wikkid7798 · 5 pointsr/knives

Kershaw skyline

Kershaw chill

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/PhenomenalDouche · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

How about the Kershaw Chill? It's thin, light and cheap, and I generally prefer it in every way to the Skyline.

u/Russell_is_kool · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw chill. Cheap, light, slim, good kershaw f&f.

u/EbayNachos · 5 pointsr/knives

It is actually more expensive than the Bear Grylls' knife

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/novel__ · 5 pointsr/knives

> You sound like you think this is my first knife I have other knives and I like this one also. I don't think I got ripped off. lol it was only 20 bucks and for 20 it is a pretty sturdy well made knife.


>I've cut down 2 small trees with this knife and went through a whole winter chopping ice from my gutters and shutters. For $20 you will not find as heavy duty a blade as this.

-Comment on this thread

There are several other 20$ knives that are ridiculously great values. And some of them are folders too, meaning the lock mechanism must be constructed right, or they can hurt the user.

Ka Bar Dozier

Byrd Cara Cara 2

If 20$ can give you a well-constructed folder that won't fail on you, 20$ can get you a nice fixed blade with a good heat treat.

Sure it may not have the same edge retention as a Becker or Izula because of the steel used, but keep in mind fixed blades are typically used with more force than folders are. Batoning, chopping off branches, etc, are more reliant on the user's force than the actual sharpness of the blade.

...And it's still a fixed blade. A piece of steel with handles attached. Unlike folders, there's no mechanical parts to fail. This makes it a very strong design in general. Even though it won't have the same fit and finish as a Becker, it will still have more durability than any folder. But you shouldn't be running these things over with 18-wheelers. It's way more than adequate, if you know to respect the thing.

A full tang fixed blade for 20$ is a steal.

u/Simsense · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

You can find super reviews on just about any Mora knife at Amazon, but here's one example:

u/gizram84 · 5 pointsr/Survival

Honestly, just get this Mora for a fraction of the price. It's an incredible knife.

u/Lurkndog · 5 pointsr/Survival

Especially when you can get an actually good knife for not that much more.

A Mora Companion is 14 bucks, and pretty solid.

If you want a cheap folder that doesn't suck, there's the 3.95 Tan Flipper from Wal-mart.

u/M4d_Martigan · 5 pointsr/france

Ben perso j'ai beaucoup appris de youtubeurs comme Survival Lilly, TA Outdoors et MCQ Bushcraft, il y aussi des français comme Chartreuse Nature ou Blackwolf Chris (plus brut de décoffrage, mais que je recommande pour les gueuletons qu'il se bricole dans la forêt), et on trouve de nombreux sites et ouvrages sur le sujet.

Question matos si tu randonne sérieux tu devrais avoir le plus important, mais il faut surtout un bon couteau (ce qui ne veut pas forcement dire cher, le MoraKniv Companion est un classique très robuste qui coute environ 15 boules), voire une hachette si tu veux beaucoup construire, et les essentiels de la rando (trousse de secours, popotte, tente ou hamac, tapis de sol, etc...). Perso je m'équipe beaucoup en surplus militaire, c'est bien moins cher, souvent plus robuste et plus pratique que du Décathlon de luxe. Après tout dépend de ce que tu veux faire, si t'a des questions n'hésites pas!

u/Broke_Beedle · 5 pointsr/knives

Definitely don't get that.

Mora is the best budget knife you can get. It will take a beating and it's affordable.

Not sure about folder brands if that's what you're looking for.

u/muddypaws · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

It's not exactly Ultralight but at 3.8 oz / 110 gr. You get a good quality fixed blade thats inexpensive. Morakniv Companion

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/Bleuser · 5 pointsr/knives

I agree with the BK2, but for something closer to your price range, add 5 bucks to it and get a Buck 119..I love this knife...Perfect for hunting, fishing and general shanking.
Buck 119

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/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/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

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/annoyingone · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

There are a lot of Ka Bar knockoffs. Even the new ones are very solid

u/Maelbolge · 4 pointsr/thewalkingdead

Think most TWD knives are customs. That said its a USMC Ka-bar with a tanto blade.

u/broccoli_basket · 4 pointsr/battlefield_4

ive demo'd one in real life before. They sell them as conversion kits or as a solid ar style crossbows. theyre really cool but id rather just have a normal crossbow. If they were to add anything knifey i'd like this kabar knife/prybar It could serve utility purposes and still cut down the enemy. It has been well praised in the field, and in the reviews.

u/Craig · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

The Condor bushlore might be the sort of thing you're looking for.

u/jassack04 · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

If you really want a monster sized knife, sure. But I'd definitely get the carbon steel version that some others have suggested as well. It sounds like their quality isn't too bad.

However, I don't know if I'd really want to take something that huge hiking. Maybe SHTF-type hiking I suppose.

A couple of knives that I'd think would be similar priced or less (and have proven reputations) and would slightly more practically fall into the "only 1" category:

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/jacobtx · 4 pointsr/BudgetBlades

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

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/Zerv14 · 4 pointsr/EDC

Off the top of my head things that are cool and don't break the bank:

Kershaw Cryo

Spydero Tenacious

Leatherman Wingman

Streamlight Microstream

Gerber Impromptu Pen

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/brendanvista · 4 pointsr/EDC

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I work in the tech industry, but I'm not comfortable going too much further than that.
EDC (on my person):

  • Cell phone (not pictured): Galaxy S4 with extended battery Amazon
  • Watch: Invicta 8926OB Amazon
  • Knives (rotation):
  • Flashlight: Thrunite TN12 (2014 Version) 2016 Version Amazon
  • Wallet: Kenneth Cole, not sure what kind.
  • Gun: S&W Shield 9mm w/ Talon grips
  • Keychain Amazon
    Thingies on keychain:
    • Tile Cell Phone/Key locator Amazon
    • TRUE lighter Amazon
    • Gerber Curve mini tool Amazon
    • Gerber Shard bottle opener (come on, what else is it good for?) Amazon
    • House and car keys

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u/fromkentucky · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

You can also buy a 1075 Carbon Steel Condor Bushlore for $35.82 on Amazon.

It's a little less brittle than 1095, but that just means you'll get a little more practice with sharpening, and your blade will be less likely to chip or break.

Really, it depends on your preference of Stainless vs. Carbon Steel. Boker makes good knives, Stainless is just a bit more difficult to sharpen, but it won't rust.

u/SamISaubrier · 4 pointsr/Survival

The Condor Bushlore is another great knife in the thirty-forty dollar range. Heavier and more robust than a Mora, but still a pleasant looking, non threatening blade. The leather sheath is a nice bonus too. I love my moras, but i can't help but think of them as a little disposable.

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/dorklogic · 4 pointsr/knives

As an avid Becker fan and owner, I have to say that the BK11 was a low point for the Brand.

I recommend going for a BK14 instead.

u/alc6379 · 4 pointsr/knives

I'm pretty happy with my choices, and they come in right under $200:


u/mozetti · 4 pointsr/camping

I bought a Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch a few years ago. I use it for meal prep because it's fixed blade and about the size of a kitchen prep knife. The Amazon site shows its use for camping tasks, too.

EDIT - just saw this has been recommended a few times already. Must be good!

u/Gullex · 3 pointsr/Survival

$150 is plenty of budget for a good knife. This one is just slightly over that budget but will last you the rest of your life. It's kind of my dream survival knife.

The Fallkniven F1 is very popular as well and right in your price range.

Currently I use this knife which is also very good.

If you want to go a little less expensive still, Becker makes some good ones such as the Bk16. I know the Becker doesn't look anything like "hand made", but I have the BK2- I used paint remover to take the black coating off the blade, replaced the plastic handles with micarta and stained it to look more like wood, and built a leather sheath for it. It's a beautiful knife now. Too bad it's so goddamn heavy.

You could also go with something like the Mora bushcraft. I have that one also, very decent knife.

You could even just get a regular Mora or a Condor bushlore which are even more economical options.

u/voraidicon · 3 pointsr/knives

Keep looking. I like Condor knives as they are cheap-ish but tough and effective. See the Bushlore. Also, please don't be frightened away by r/knives's response. We generally do not like the B.G. series but I am sure you will get tons of other recommendations.

u/AManAPlanACanalErie · 3 pointsr/BSA

Not a big fan of a knife with a concave belly for any of the tasks you need in scouting. I think a drop point or scandi will see you much better. I'm a big fan of either a Morakniv or ([this].

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/djstefan96 · 3 pointsr/knives

For fixed blade if you are gonna be using the knife for hard use then I would not recommend a folder. I'm more knowledgeable on folders so someone else may find a better choice. If they don't, this is still a very solid choice, I have never had one, but I did have an izula (which is very similar).

For folder I would go with the Ontario rat, they make this is d2 blade steel which would be better and they make a smaller version (rat 2) but any version of this knife you choose will be the best for the money.

Another fixed blade that is similar to picture is this Schrade. Schrade usually isn't the best company but 1095 is definitely a cheap, good steel. With the blade thickness and steel, I would trust this knife any day.

u/CIAneverLies · 3 pointsr/Survival

i have a BK2. It is insanely stout and thick. Quite heavy. Can be used as a pry bar. Butt could be used for smashing rocks. It will probably outlast me. I decided to mount it in my vehicle because it is too heavy to carry comfortably for long periods of time. But will be very handy for all sorts of hard tasks when I need it. It can chop wood and do pretty much anything you want it to. But it is more of a "jack of all trades, master of none." there are other knives that specialize in certain tasks and will perform better. For a dedicated wood chopper, it is a little bit too short. It is heavy enough but the weight is balanced towards the center of the full tang, not where it hits wood. It can do it. But a longer Becker would be a better chopper. I don't recall the model numbers but Becker has a lot of options. Also I cant speak to rust issues. Its very dry here.


I also have a SCHF9 which is a bit longer, with better shape and weight distribution for chopping. It is a cheap knife, yet very solid. Thickness is very close to the BK2. If it rusts or gets lost I would just buy a new one. The sheath is not great but there are options out there.

u/King_Obvious_III · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Schrade SCHF9:

Bang for the buck if I ever saw it.

u/1unknownunknown1 · 3 pointsr/billionshekelsupreme

Just keep a gun or a knife on you at all times. It could save your life or others.

Throw this

on your belt and start swinging if you need to defend yourself. Aim for the head/neck and get to safety.

u/flKV02PfSQ · 3 pointsr/CCW

Consider the purpose of a defensive blade. A blade is deadly force. That means that if you're justified in using a knife, you're justified in using a gun. A gun is a much better defensive tool than a knife under almost every circumstance, including at knife distances. The only time a knife has the advantage over a gun is in the clinch, i.e. when you are not just close but actually entangled with your adversary. Under those extreme conditions a small fixed blade is best, as it's easier to access and deploy than a folder. Two of the best designs for this purpose are the ShivWorks Clinch Pick with a good sheath, and the KA-BAR TDI, also with a good sheath.

You, however, are in a special situation. One, you're in a state that flagrantly violates the U.S. Constitution. And two, you won't do the right thing and bear arms in defiance of unconstitutional state laws. You could spend money on a compromise knife that is meant as a poor substitute for a gun, or you could just get one of the good knives I recommended above while waiting on your state-issued piece of plastic. Given your same constraints, I would choose the latter.

Good luck behind enemy lines.

u/Kromulent · 3 pointsr/knives

We discourage discussion of self-defense here (see the sidebar) but we can always suggest a good quality knife.

The legal aspect is twofold - many states restrict push-daggers, and many restrict double-edged blades, which is a common push-dagger feature.

You might consider the kabar TDI, this is the smaller of the two sizes offered:



(A helpful redditor pointed out that r/EDC doesn't endorse using knives in defense. I wanted to be clear the ka-bar is used for utilitarian purposes and never on anything animate.)

[From top to bottom][I know 'techno-utilitarian' makes me sound 'techno'-cally like a tool.]

  • Apple Watch 3 with Marge leather wristband
  • Bellroy Cardholder
  • Bellroy Keyholder
  • iPhone 6
  • Grey Moleskine ruled journal
  • Parker Arrow Ballpoint Pen
  • Asus ZenPower 10050mAH portable charger
  • Ka-Bar concealed "McStabby" (don't have the name handy)
  • Spyderco Ambitious Black G-10

    The vitamins are technically EDC, too, but I didn't mean for them to sneak into the shot. ANIMAL PAK. No big deal.

    E: I'm upgrading the Ka-Bar 'McStabby' with a slightly safer Ka-Bar TDI LE fixed blade, but I'd take other recs. Thanks guys!
u/absolutely_not_ATF · 3 pointsr/residentevil

It looks somewhat like a spyderco knockoff. Look up spyderco knives or Byrd knives which is spyderco's cheaper brand.

Here's a similar one

u/nreyes238 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Flashlight: Nitecore TIP

Knife: Byrd Cara Cara

Pen: Pilot Kakuno

Wallet: Saddleback Leather Sleeve Wallet

Caribiner: Metolius Mini

Total: 98.33

More realistically, I would DIY the wallet with a $10 piece of tooling leather, and get a better knife like a Spyderco Efficient. This would put me a couple dollars over, so swap the pen for a Zebra F701. Total:$100.42

Hard mode:

Flashlight: Nitecore Tube

Knife: Opinel #6

Pen: Pilot Kakuno (same as linked above)

Wallet: DIY Sleeve (as discussed above)

Caribiner: Metolius (same as linked above)

Total: $49.14

u/fluffman86 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Byrd Meadowlark 2 - Chinese version of the Spyderco Delica.

Byrd Cara Cara 2 - My EDC blade, the Chinese version of the Spyderco Endura.

Don't be fooled by the Made in China stamp. These are quality knives, made and designed by Spyderco. The steel is a bit better than AUS-8 I'd say, not as good as VG10. Personally, I love it. It's easy to sharpen, even with a cheap handheld gadget from a department store, but still holds an edge pretty well.

I had a Spyderco Endura in ZDP189 before then and a Spyderco Jess Horn before that. Lost the Jess Horn, and almost lost the Endura, then decided I didn't want to lose another expensive knife. The Endura is in a box somewhere while the Byrd is on my hip. My problem with the ZDP steel was that it was too tough to sharpen, even with my diamond sharpeners, although it did hold an edge for quite a while.

u/camobit · 3 pointsr/Pennsylvania

first and foremost, find a hunter safety class and take it. there is an online option now but I really recommend going to an in-person class. I did this when I was 11 or 12 and remember some very experienced old timey hunters explaining everything. we even got hands-on experience with some old 22's and got to shoot them at a range.

they will cover most of your questions, and will go over gun safety and how to hunt safely (identifying your target, whats behind your target, etc). They should also cover the basics of field dressing (removing the organs out in the field).

If you want to hunt deer you're going to want a rifle of at very minimum .243 caliber (preferably higher, i hunt with .30-06). Hunting rifles as of this moment cannot be semi-automatic although there is a real possibility this will be changed by next hunting season. (Even so the most common AR-15 which is .223 caliber is too small for hunting deer.) A .270 is a common whitetail caliber, big enough to take down a deer but not going to kick as hard as .30-06 or .308.

When you buy your hunting license, it comes with one tag to harvest an antlered deer. The rules of what makes a deer count as "antlered" vary from region to region but for most of PA it requires at least 3 points on one side. The paperwork you receive will also have a form you must mail in to your county treasurer to apply for a doe tag. The doe permits are limited and the earlier you apply the better your chances are. A doe tag is only good for the zone you applied in.

If you want to hunt rabbits and birds such as pheasants or turkey you'll want a shotgun. Most people would hunt with a 12 gauge but if you've got a smaller frame you might want a smaller gun (16 or 20 gauge). Turkey requires a tag similar to a buck, which are included in your regular hunting license.

Ducks require a special stamp you can buy when you purchase your license, and there are rules about the metal in the shot shells when you hunt waterfowl (it can't contain lead).

if you're interested in squirrel hunting you can use a shotgun, but the more challenging way to do it is with a 22 rifle. This is a very small and inexpensive bullet.

If you've never handled a gun you're going to be nervous carrying it around with a shell in the chamber. The best thing you can do is take it a range (such as these) and go through a few boxes of shells practicing. A State Game Lands range is free to use as long as you have a hunting license. The one by me usually has a game commission officer there who would be happy to answer questions. Just practice, learn where your safety is, be aware of where the muzzle is pointed, and keep your finger out of the trigger guard. Also protect your hearing! You will need hearing and eye protection at the range!

you need to wear orange on your head and chest/back for most seasons in PA, the exception being some archery/muzzleloader and turkey hunting. Just get a hat and vest and you'll be fine.

Other gear: knife (I prefer a small fixed blade knife to a folder for cleaning deer; less places to get hair and gunk stuck), lighter, maps, emergency whistle, emergency blanket, drag rope (to get the deer out of the woods), rubber gloves (so you aren't a mess after cleaning a deer), and I bring a spare phone battery.

Like any other adventure in the wild make sure people know where you're going and when you should be home.

u/StandingByToStandBy · 3 pointsr/castiron

Well, I have an idea for now. I travel for a living, and spend a lot of time in hotels. I'm going to be building a cooking kit for my car that just sits in the truck for times like this.

Currently I have (1) 12" cast iron pan, 1 coffee maker, 1 Morakniv, a cutting board, and a pair of tongs.

I'm missing about 99% of the shit I need, but hey, gotta start somewhere.

u/Daoism · 3 pointsr/knives

Personally I wouldn't head into the woods without a fixed blade knife. That's just my personal preference.

The obvious answer that a lot of people will give you is a Mora. These people are correct. It's a crazy sharp knife, well made and for $14 you could use it for one hiking trip and it'd be worth it.

If you're looking for a folder to carry all the time. Any of those you listed would be good. There are like a million choices for folders in the $20-40 range. Just stick to a good brand and find one you like the looks of.

u/Gonzoguard · 3 pointsr/EDC

On the cheaper side, Gerber MP 600.
Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier, Needle Nose, Black [47550]

I also recently purchased a Leatherman Wave as a bday present for me it's nice, though I found a new in box on Ebay so a little savings.

I do agree with others your gonna want a fix blade as well, Check out the Mora line affordable reliabable.

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green

u/codewolf · 3 pointsr/bugout

My two cents, I'm sure others will pick on these opinions...

  • Get rid of the car escape tool you'll never use it and it'll just add weight to your key chain - buy a cheap knife with a belt cutter and window breaker if you want that functionality
  • Instead of that knife you have on the list, buy a Mora knife for something you'll just keep in the bag and not use that often (and it's a great knife even if you use it often)
  • A Bic lighter will float as well as the one on your list and is a lot cheaper
  • Get rid of the rechargeable batteries since nothing on your list uses them and nothing on your list will charge them
  • No need to spend $100 on a flashlight that will sit in a pack. Look for a reliable one that costs much, much less - you even have a crank light on the list, that will do in a pinch
  • Get rid of the fire sticks and put some cotton balls soaked in Vaseline in a film canister in the pack
  • Cyalume sticks are great, keep those
  • Get a titanium spork instead of the plastic one
  • Remove the Datrex ration bars, you'll never use them, or just keep them in a vehicle outside of the pack
  • The Mountain House eggs (or any dehydrated eggs) are the worst (tasting) of the meals, get some other protein meal
  • Everything else on that list - look for less expensive options - for example, you should be able to find a cheap tarp for less
  • You can put a better first aid kit together by buying the contents and spreading them over multiple first aid kits for home, work, vehicle, etc. but a prepared one isn't too bad, just supplement it
  • The matches are too expensive for something you can make with light anywhere matches and wax
  • Where's your pack? what will you carry this in?

u/Odysimus · 3 pointsr/searchandrescue

Traditional SAR, the teams you will find around the country operate in a whole different world than the military. For the most part you can sort of look to volunteer firefighters as an analogy, even then they tend to be more regimented than SAR. There are some SAR teams out there that have more of a military structure to them, but most of what you will find will feel more like SAR clubs (think chess clubs, hiking clubs, etc). My unit meets once a month, we have a business meeting with the whole review last month's minutes, reports on events since the last meeting, old business, new business, etc. After that we conduct a classroom training session on topics like Lost Person Behavior, Medical Techniques, Navigation, etc. We also conduct regular field trainings to bring it all together. We don't have ranks, we have a list of skillsets and we are each typed according to our ability in each skill. Our unit and all the units I know don't work with weapons, sure we carry knives, but the biggest blade most of us work with is one of these, not some giant thing that rambo would carry, no machetes, no hatchets. If there is a situation where SAR skills are needed for say a fugitive, we stay home. We have done evidence searches for things criminals have tossed into the woods, but they were already in jail.

SAR in the military is their own thing and while we can and do work together on missions they are a unit that stays a unit. When we ask for military assets we indicate what needs to be done and they tell us what they are sending and what it will do. If I show up on a mission with 5 other people from my unit we might be on a team together or I might get put in with members of a different unit.

When it comes to the actual searching it is simply a lot of covering ground. We walk, and we walk, and we walk. 99% of the time we get nothing, there are only so many clues out there. There is one really awesome clue (the person or thing you were out to look for) and tons of acreage to cover. We often start from a last known point and try to move that further along in time. An example we were out looking for a mushroom hunter, when I showed up they new where he started into the woods, we then found a clearly picked mushroom and a couple of boot prints. That advanced the last known point a few hundred feet and gave us a second breadcrumb to work with. It takes a certain type of person to do that effectively. I have seen plenty of people bow out because they had been on maybe a dozen searches over several years and never found a thing. One of our radio operators has been on 8 missions, each ended in a recovery. My hope when I got in was to find a clue at some point, and Oh Boy my first time out I got the find, I found the 24yro woman who had hanged herself. We don't have an obligation to respond to one call or another, but you also don't get to decide who gets lost and when. You also have to get along real well with the others on your team. I've been on all sorts of teams and there are people that I know I don't want to go out with, and certain combinations of people that I won't go out with.

With every one of your responses I feel more and more that SAR wouldn't be a good fit for you now. Most units welcome visitors, I would say that you might consider finding one of the local unit's meetings and checking it out. Attend a few meetings before even considering applying, and talk to the people there and be honest about what you are looking for. Once you get started into it there is a substantial investment in time, energy, gear, and training on the part of you and your team. It isn't worth it to go through a bunch of training and getting geared up to not be a productive member of a team (remember finding nothing is something). I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for, but I don't think SAR is it. There is always a "who knows?" aspect and if you spend some time around a unit you may find that it is a good fit, or that your outlook might change. Our mountain rescue unit has people "hang out" around them for several months before offering them an application, in their world they have to trust their lives to their team. While the regular old SAR doesn't require the same standard it is very easy for someone (as good at it as they may be) to be more of a distraction than a help.

I don't think SAR is going to get you what you want. If you do feel like continuing down this path talk to the people in the unit(s) in your area, be honest, and don't take it personally if they tell you "no".

u/benpetersen · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here's a great buck/camp knife, carbon fixed blade, 3/4 tang (full tangs are $50-$75), 4-6 in long (longer and it gets in the way) Mora Companion HDK

u/10nix · 3 pointsr/knives

I've found that the Companion makes a very good general purpose knife. I used mine last November to skin and butcher a deer, and it was well up to the task.

Edit: This is the one I use.

u/__helix__ · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I'll second the Mora blades. I have a couple like this one. If you poke around, you should find different colors in the $12-15 range. Very good steel on that blade - used it to field dress a couple deer and was still sharp.

Since space may be at a premium - many butcher shops in grocery stores will sharpen non-serrated blades for free.

I'd skip the flashlight and get a headlamp. The simpler ones without the battery pack on the back side of the head work nicely and double as a hand held light if you need it too.

u/Ravenor95 · 3 pointsr/Survival

For general survival/bushcraft purposes (though not for breaking a car window):
(Great quality/price ratio from Sweden)

For EDC/general cutting purposes(and gorgeous old-school looks), a small high-quality folding knife from France:

If you want a more "modern" pocket knife that is still affordable, I recommend something from the American masters of Cold Steel like:
(Gotta give some lovin' to that Aus8A japanese steel and the Scandinavian grind)

I can recommend all three, though I own only the first 2. Have fun and stay sharp!

u/NarrWallace · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I recommend this one. It has I nice grip and it is still one of the cheapest mora knives.

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.


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/Sandmanifest · 3 pointsr/pics

Aye, it's such a shame I was so young when my grandfather passed. He had a stunning over-under that could've easily been mine, but I hadn't gotten into firearms at that point. Sucks he couldn't see me get older and grow a passion for it, and there aren't many other people in my family that are into that sort of thing. He was only in his 50's. Lucky I still have his Buck Special that I use regularly.

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:

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 '' 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/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/scc1515 · 3 pointsr/EDC

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

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 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/Buixer · 3 pointsr/EDC

Here are some affordable options.

Ontario 8848 RAT Folding Knife (Black)

Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife

JETBeam BA10 XPG Cree LED Flashlight, Black

Fenix LD09 130 Lumen LED Tactical Flashlight with EdisonBright AA Alkaline battery

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/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.

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

u/5picy · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is over 15, so it's not giftable in this contest, but my weirdest item is this fighting knife. I just want it because I feel like a knife is a useful thing to have. Not as a weapon, just as a tool. I like to camp. Also I'm afraid of bears. And zombies. (You never do know.)

My fave April Fool's prank I played was on my dad. First I stuck a funnel in the front of my jeans and a quarter on my head, and told my dad, "I bet I can get this quarter down the funnel." Then I tilted my head forward and it went into the funnel and down my pants. I did this a couple of times then told him, "Bet you can't do it!"

So he puts the funnel in his pants and the quarter on his head. ...And then I pour a glass of ice water down the funnel and into his pants. XDD

He was SO FREAKING MAD. oh my god. Hahahaha. He lost it. My mom and I were dying laughing and he was furious with both of us. He couldn't admit it'd been funny for four or five years. XDD

An embarrassing fact about me is that I once didn't have a pad with me in high school when my period started, so I used a folded paper towel. Later on I was walking down the hall and the bloody towel fell out of my underwear (I was wearing a skirt) and onto the floor in front of everyone at class time change. Egads!

u/edheler · 3 pointsr/preppers

That is a very large knife, almost 17" long, which is a bit big for my tastes. My favorite at the moment is a Gerber LMF II but the ubiquitous KA-BAR is also hard to beat.

u/tomchuk · 3 pointsr/ps3bc2

Aw fuck, you just sicked Boooohjoke on me, must feel nice to be out of the crosshairs for once.

I will contribute a prize. To anyone who can take my tags 7 times (the number of times I took soundnerd's tags) in a match without being knifed by me, I offer a brand new KA-Bar to commemorate the occasion.

u/lo4952 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This one and a whole bunch of others like it.

u/Dark_Shroud · 3 pointsr/mallninjashit

Yeah I have a Ka-bar 1245 and love it to death.

These are the next two knives I'm planning to buy from Ka-bar:

KA-BAR TDI Hinderance

Ka-Bar BK3 Becker Tac Tool

And to be honest I probably will buy their Tactical Spork.

u/Ihjop · 3 pointsr/battlefield3

Amazon link

>A design collaboration between Ethan Becker of BK&T and John Benner of TDI, the Tac Tool smashes, bashes, prys, hammers and cuts. It is equally powerful at lifting stubborn hinge pins, prying open doors or windows, and hammering out glass as it is efficient at cutting 550 cord.

The closest thing you will find.

u/Dogwithrabiez · 3 pointsr/mallninjashit

Let's see...

Kershaw Camp. Great kukri style blade on a budget that performs excellently.

Kershaw Cryo. Hinderer design for a cheap price! Small blade, but feels big in the hand. The Cryo 2, the larger version, will be coming out soon.

Moras. 1095 carbon steel, strong and used to do a lot of good things in the woods. Very tough, very sharp, very cheap.

At higher prices, the BK2

And of course, the tried and true classic Kabar

A few to get you started, though, with knives, you generally get what you pay for. Generally, you'll want to figure out exactly what you want in knives, especially in how you use them to find the best deals and blades.

Collecting knives is an expensive habit that ends up going into 500 dollars knives and 1k customs. ;) Budget and collecting don't mix!

u/phig · 3 pointsr/knives

so BK2 or BK7?

Anyone have experience between the two? For camping I want a big ass knife that can take a beating, and both look like they can do that. I have a kabar USMC. Do I need to buy another knife?

u/termanader · 3 pointsr/preppers

I am a huge fan of my Ka-Bar BK7

u/SarcasmIsKey · 3 pointsr/EDC

Left to right

Muji Eraser

[Sigg 0.6L water bottle] (

[Muji Gel Pen] (

[Alvin DRAFT-TEC RETRAC 0.3mm] (

[Leatherman Style PS] (


Anker SoundBuds Sport IE 20

[Fisher Space Pen] (

[Leatherman Wave Black] (

[Mee Audio M6 Pro] (

[Random Knife] (

[Corsair Voyager Go 32GB] (

[Kershaw Cryo 1555Ti] (

[Alpine Swiss Slim Wallet] (

[Anker PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0] (

[Seiko SNDC31] (

[Lenovo T440s (256GB Samsung 840 EVO, 12GB ram, 1080p touchscreen, i5 4300)]

[Motorola Doid Turbo Ballistic Nylon 32GB] (

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.

$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

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/Alfonso_X_of_Castile · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I'd get him a Blackwashed Leek.

Or even cooler, a Composite Blackwashed Leek.

u/pattycake-actual · 3 pointsr/EDC

From left to right:

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/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/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/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+

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:

The Ontario Rat I/II

Kershaw Cryo

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/ItIsOnlyRain · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

That is fair and that isn't the worst Gerber knife there is. The problems though are:

The biggest concern I would have is the reports of failure lock and other robustness.

The general quality is okish....

It is quite big and heavy considering it isn't very robust.

The Bead blasted finish is prone to rusting (especially with that steel).

The steel (7CR17Mo) is mediocre in a lot of aspects.

The serrations are personal and if you just tear things rather than requiring a clean cut they can be better (just more difficult to resharpen).

For the same price range you have the dozier which is brilliant, the Cold steel tuff lite which is really robust and the Kershaw which has amazing reviews over thousands of buyers and a lifetime warranty

u/PizzaGood · 2 pointsr/funny

Non crappy mobile link:

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/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] (

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/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] (

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/TheThreeLaws · 2 pointsr/EDC

Another great budget EDC knife is the Ontario RAT 2

Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches

u/blueriderbacks · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

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

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/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.


    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/dracox93 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches


u/notnotTheBatman · 2 pointsr/knives

The Kershaw Leek is a good option. And you cant go wrong with the Delica 4 I got the purple one. Everyone on here says great things about the Mini Griptillian which I dont own but probally will at some point. Also you can never go wrong with something from Case, I have the [Trapperlock]( in amber bone and I hear great things about the Copperlock.

u/olear075 · 2 pointsr/Knife_Swap
u/jjaesu · 2 pointsr/EDC

Yea, I'm wondering the same thing. I'm in MD and just got this gorgeous knife and can't seem to find out if it's actually considered a switchblade or not. It's assisted opening (my first) but it's not just a press and release either because you have to unlock.

u/billbillbilly · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

You gotta be more specific in your original questions buddy.

First of all, there are 2 reasons to remove an animal from a trap. To rescue (and minimize harm to the animal), or to harvest (and minimize damage to the trap). Here in bushcrafter land, I wouldn't usually assume you aren't planning on eating what was caught in the trap.....

It does sound like you are looking for the rescue side of things, and this is for a film, and you are looking for realism..

A swiss army knife or basic folding pocketknife are fairly realistic options for what a typical person might have with them with just a general plan of being 'prepared'. Something like 4-5inch Condor Bushlore is a decent approximation for what a more bushcraft oriented person might have with them in a wilderness setting. Someone who is going out intentionally to rescue animals from traps though, that is an entirely different question! For that you'd want a blunt tip, the type found in rescue knives, and/or EMT scissors.

For realism, most of us here know enough about the various types of knife that we could likely give you good answers - but you really should explain what kind of realism you are actually going for.

Average outdoorsy person with basic 'preparedness' is likely to have something like this:

Or this:

Average Joe who has no idea of what makes a knife good or useful is likely to have something like this:

Average bushcraft subreddit user probably has something similar to:

but wishes they had:

Someone going out with them intention of rescuing persons or animals would probably be carrying something like this though:

And then finally, I'll say this - pretty much anything sharper than a butter knife can be used to safely rescue an animal from most situations. Hell I could probably do it with a can opener or nail clippers. So just decide what sort of situation you expect your characters to have intentionally been prepared for, and go from there.

u/Captain_Poontamer · 2 pointsr/worldnews

My knife was made in El Salvador, it's high grade carbon steel.

u/gdawggydog · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Is this the one you have?

Condor Tool & Knife, Bushlore Camp Knife, 4-5/16in Blade, Hardwood Handle with Sheath

u/JimmyRnj · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Condor Bushlore
It does have a bit of a micro-bevel but that can easily be sharpened out to a zero grind Scandi.

u/rossbw · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft
the condor bushlore is by far my favorite knife. thats after moras, ka bars, opinels, and esee. condor is the way to go imo

u/ALeapAtTheWheel · 2 pointsr/knives

This answer assumes 1) you want a few knives to cover different uses and 2) you can dig in the couch cushions for $3.53 or you can wait for Amazon's prices to fluctuate just a little bit. The price on the Kershaw jumped $3 just while I am typing this up...

EDC: Kershaw Blur, $54.17. I'm a little goofy, and I like the serrated tanto even though it looks like ass. I assume for most people, they'd prefer the straight blade. I've had one for a few years, and it works great. Just the right size, comfortable grippy handle, and I love the opening mechanism.

Camping knife: Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, $36.41. The QA on fit and finish is apparently an issue with this company, but I didn't notice any problem on mine. It's not going to win a beauty competition, but its a hard worker. One of the comments on Amazon says it's the AK-47 of the knife world. I'm inclined to agree.

Inconspicuous Folder: Opinel #8, $12.95. I don't actually own one of these, so caveat emptor, but they come highly recommended by the hive mind. It's a classy looking folder that you could carry around in your suit's jacket pocket or your briefcase.

u/Dank_Monkey · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

This or the swamp romper is probably a good starting point. Invest in a good sharpening kit (Lansky) I promise it will make a huge difference, especially for cooking. Even the nicest knife isn't worth a damn when it gets dull.

u/Ropeless · 2 pointsr/knives

Condor bush lore fits the bill as well.

u/majixmatrix · 2 pointsr/Knife_Swap

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](] 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

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/ThirdTier · 2 pointsr/knives

I know Gerber isn't the best... BUT, I have been throwing this thing around for a while, it's a beater and it is sturdy enough for the tasks you plan on doing:

The only problem with that is that it is at your price limit, and it probably isn't the best you can get for the money (you're paying for that sweet Bear Grylls sponsorship ;) )

Because of that, I also would recommend this:

The only thing with this knife is that it is made of a high carbon steel, which means you'll need to care for it just a teeeeeny bit. You will need to occasionally treat the blade with a light oil or a corrosion inhibitor to keep it from rusting. This really isn't a big deal, it would only take ~5 minutes after every time you use it before you put it into storage.

u/Hamby44 · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I've heard good things about the Schrade Schf-9. Comes with a nylon sheath, and i've seen a review where a guy managed to fit a basic survival kit in the sheath's pouch

u/SaggyToaster · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I'm assuming you're not talking about the little red knife. The fixed blade is a Schrade SCHF10, not too bad for the price.

There's also the SCHF9 which is a little bigger, they are both worth looking into.

and here's a video of the two in case you're interested:

u/CorrectionCompulsion · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

You should pick up a few high value knives for the money. Here are a few that are worth way more than their price tag:

Mora Companion - this blade is incredibly useful for camp tasks and bushcraft projects, very strong even though it's not full tang (I've never heard of one breaking).

Ontario RAT Model 1 - This is one of the best folders I've used, at any price. For $26 you won't find a better knife.

Utilitac 2 - This knife comes in a ton of different styles, made by Ontario like the RAT, and of equally high quality. These knives are built like tanks, and can take abuse.

Schrade SCHF9 - Unlike the Mora, this knife is a huge chunk of steel. I doubt you could break it with a hammer to be honest, so if you're tastes run towards the bigger camp knife, this is it.

u/NFresh6 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I would also recommend a Schrade SCHF9 or another in the Schrade series. They make some great quality knives for great prices. I said I would prefer the SCHF9 because I own it and I like it a lot, but I would also recommend looking at some other Schrades. The SCHF9 is not stainless steel so there's a little more upkeep than one that isn't, but mostly just keeping it dry and clean. Here it is:

u/danxdanger · 2 pointsr/CCW

Gerber is like one notch above if not the same really. You don't have to spend a fortune, although you definitely can if you can afford it and get something really awesome, to get a solid EDC knife. You can get a nice Spyderco, Cold Steel, SOG, or CRKT in the lower price ranges that would serve you well.

You could even just get a nice fixed blade like the ESEE Izula-II. Nutnfancy has a playlist of edc folders for under $40 as well that you might want to check out. Uf you've never watched one of his reviews before, he's extremely thorough and should mention the clip.

I'm also a big proponent of carrying a small fixed blade on your off side to aid in weapon retention in case of a gun grab. I carry a Ka-Bar TDI LE which a sweet knife (strong AUS-8a steel) for a great price. The only thing lacking is the sheath that you can always choose to replace later with the PHLster TDI sheath. If you want something smaller and cheaper they also have the Ka-Bar TDI LE Last Ditch knife.

u/TNTCLRAPE · 2 pointsr/AskReddit


This knife has helped me in many different wilderness situations, and the striker is awesome to start fires with.

u/Wolfshawk · 2 pointsr/funny

PS...If I wanted to be Bear Grylls I would carry this.

u/0takuSharkGuy · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

Speaking of knives, I'm in the market to get a new one. Considering this for the fun of it but I might just swing by a surplus store instead

u/Jude2425 · 2 pointsr/CCW

Spyderco (sorta) Byrd knives are your friends. You can get the Delica / Endura variants for about $20 each. This is Spyderco's official Chinese brand. I carried one for a long time.

I also listened to a recent interview on Primary /Secondary where some "operators" were talking about how they carry Byrd knives for the same reason you are discussing: If they have to toss it, they couldn't care less, but it'll still do everything they need it to do.

u/ollsmells · 2 pointsr/knifes

I think the meadowlark 2 is a good shout then, quite small and cuts well with good blade geometry. If you were looking for something a little larger maybe the Cara cara 2, it is a very nice blade for under £25.

u/crazzyazzy · 2 pointsr/knives

the BK14 is a legitimate colab between ESEE and Kabar/Ethan Becker so if you want a knife with the same handle, but a bigger blade, that's your best bet. Also you can buy Orange Zytel scales for it as well if you wanted.

u/alansb1982 · 2 pointsr/Hunting

This is the knife that always comes with me whenever I do pretty much anything outside. Becker Necker Eskabar

u/camaroXpharaoh · 2 pointsr/knives

If you're doing hard use on the trail, I'd recommend a fixed blade, not a folder. I'd recommend a kabar bk14 or a bk24. You'd have enough money left over to get the scales for either of them.

u/chrono13 · 2 pointsr/Survival

I love guns, but if it takes a slot in an imaginary 5-item limited survival kit, it may get left out.

Good knife for $14:

Fire: 2 bic lighters. $4.

Shelter: Bivvy, tarp, or hikers tent. Tarp being cheapest.

Cord: 100ft of 750 cord, pre-cut in to 4ft, 6ft and 12ft lengths.

Sawyer water filer, or pot to boil water in.

u/FastAktionJakson · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Congrats on starting the journey that is bushcraft and woodsmanship. It's such a rewarding pastime. Since you seem to be loading up on gear I have on huge piece of advise for you. I beg you BEG YOU to invest a little bit of money on a good belt knife. Nothing to fancy. Some thing like an Old Hickory butcher knife or a good quality Mora . Both are relatively inexpensive and quality products. When I started out I bought a cheap "survival knife" which wasn't worth the cardboard packaging it came in and then eventually upgraded to the Bear Grylls ultimate survival knife which promptly broke after about 3 overnights of use. Budget bushcraft is fine for most things however spending 15 dollars on a mora you will have to replace MAYBE every 3 or 4 years if you take care of it certainly beats spending 10 dollars 3 or 4 times a year on junk. Good luck and remember... in the famous words of Ray Mears "If you're in the woods and you're 'roughing it' you're doing something wrong"

u/Jmint12 · 2 pointsr/guns
u/cigr · 2 pointsr/knives

Not a great knife.

I'd recommend one of the following:

Morakniv $16

Buck 119 $48

The knife you've chosen isn't going to hold a good edge as long and will be harder to sharpen well. I'm not one to spend stupid amounts of money on high end knives, but a decent knife makes a big difference.

u/alucard_3501 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub
u/AuRelativity · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I really really like a $13 Mora. Rugged, sharp as heck, cheap you don't feel bad really really using it and beating the piss out of it. A real been-there-done-that guy I know recommended them to me and after using one (and having lots of other fixed blades, I truly love it)
They make a serrated also:

If I was going to pick anything maybe one of these:

This with an aftermarket sheath:

Actually what am I smoking. This: 100x this. If you've held it in your hand you know that it is the most comfortable knife I've ever held.

Although the Busse I'm evaluating now is pretty dope.... I still want a Benchmade Bushcrafter.

If it was for overall survival/utility I'd want a Himalayan Imports Khukuri.

For Search/Rescue specifically... give me a tanto-point, combo-edge...honking chunk of steel.

Could be persuaded to try these

something stupid and overbuilt (in the best way)

u/cwcoleman · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Day Packs are abundant. There are dozens that fit the 'hydro port' requirement. It really depends on what other features you need. Most specifically - size. You say 'day pack' slash 'one night pack'. In my experience those are 2 very different bags. A day pack is generally 15-30 liters, depending on how much technical gear you plan to carry (or how cold / snowy it gets). An overnight pack is generally 50-65 liters. I warn against picking an overnight pack based on the number of nights you'll be out. 1 night requires the exact same gear as 10 nights, other than food (which is generally 1 liter per person per day). So if you want a day pack, focus on that. If you want a overnight pack, focus on that. Trying to get 1 that does both jobs well will end up awkward both ways.

u/theoutrider5485 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The man that sharpens my knives locally, explained to me that all dish washing detergents have abrasives in them to clean your dishes better. Abrasives are bed for a keen edge. Personally I have been using
Morakniv Companions as steak knives. I chose these knives because my buddy who is a survival instructor and search and rescue personnel swears by them for anything, outdoors or indoors. The blade lasts forever and the edge on the carbon steel lasts longer than stainless because carbon steel is harder. I bought three and they are pretty amazing. They are carbon steel, so they will acquire their own amazing colors as you use them.

EDIT: Find them here:

u/warriorscall · 2 pointsr/scienceofdeduction

The knife in the green sheath is a Mora, a very well known outdoor knife.

It could be used as a weapon, but that's not what they're known for.

Not sure what the thing that says bang is.

u/Serow · 2 pointsr/IAmA

I really like Mora. They make the Companion which is a really great fixed blade knife for only $15. Hands down the best knife for camping for the price.

u/frenzyboard · 2 pointsr/knives

The delica is a pretty great option for whittling. It's a high carbon blade, so it holds up to wood fibers and hard use pretty well. It's got a solid lockup and zero blade play, so control and safety are taken care of. But honestly, it's a better EDC tool than a carving knife.

Another good option I'd throw out for you are high carbon mora blades.

You might also dig this. It's specially made for wood work.

u/kds1398 · 2 pointsr/Survival

Thank you for your service.

Hard to beat a Mora for the price though, right?

Could you provide your favorites at different prices? I don't know much about what real world experienced people would use.

I use a Fallkniven but I'm a total keyboard commando and I just like knives so I don't know much. I hear esee5 is nice too.

u/trekkie00 · 2 pointsr/Survival

This Mora knife? Can't argue with a $15 knife, looks fairly nice.

u/Tisdale53 · 2 pointsr/army

Get a mora! Fixed blade super cheap super sharp. Easy to sharpen and if you lose it your out 11 dollars


u/MiataTrySlide92 · 2 pointsr/knives
u/spaztheannoyingkitty · 2 pointsr/preppers

If this is for a BOB and you're willing to consider a fixed blade utility knife, you might want to consider the Morakniv Companion:

I have one in my vehicle bag. I haven't used it extensively but it's quality construction, inexpensive, and has a ton of great reviews.

u/amishjim · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I generally carry a pocketknife, as I have since the 4th grade. A knife is a great tool, in the woods or not. I couldn't imagine going into the woods without one, tho. I always smh when someone gets snarky about carrying knives in the woods. You will only regret not having one when you need it. Lately I have been carrying a Mora on my pack. Super light weight and sharp. Oh, and cheap

u/billyandtheclonasaur · 2 pointsr/camping

I have a Gerber and a Mora that I like, though I would not baton(?) wood with either if that is a requirement.

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

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/shurdi3 · 2 pointsr/knives

Get a buck 119. They're on sale right now on amazon

u/Trajan_Optimus · 2 pointsr/EDC

My dad has one of those Buck 119s and I really love it. They are $75 on Amazon and seem to be what OP is looking for, if that price isn't too high.

Edit: I found them for $55

u/Spicywolff · 2 pointsr/knives

So some will be a little more then 40 but the performance and customer service is worth it.

Cold Steel Extra Large Voyager Clip Pt. Plain

Buck Knives 119 Special Fixed Blade Knife with Leather Sheath - Black Handle

Cold Steel Peace Maker II

Ontario Knife Company 8667 Rat-5, Plain Edge with Black Nylon Sheath

Buck Knives 620 Reaper Black Fixed Blade Survival Knife

u/kalinecorner · 2 pointsr/knives

It's not wood-handled, but I'm sure you can order one that way for a little extra money. You simply can't go wrong with the Buck 119 for a decent fixed blade. The price is right, the warranty great. You can pay a lot more for a knife, but this one more than does the job.

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 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.

u/wickedsteve · 2 pointsr/knives

Buck Folding Hunter $30

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

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/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: 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/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.





With a mini swiss.


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/smellslikepurple233 · 2 pointsr/EDC

For that price range? This
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/diversionmary · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw cryo ii


Spyderco tenacious

And a sharpener:

Smiths tri stone


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

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:

You could also check out the Tenacious or Opinel

u/anthereddit · 2 pointsr/knives
u/BobLoBlahLaw · 2 pointsr/knives I carry this, it's nice for the price

u/RunsWithSporks · 2 pointsr/Survival

Check out the USMC Ka-bar as well, its a tried and true survival knife.

u/Silverlight42 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have one of these. Great knife, great sheath. Can't complain. It's also 1095 which is a great carbon steel. Same applies about rust as was stated above, about the ESEE-3-MIL, though no laser etched logo to deal with. Can't go wrong with $56, but it's rather much larger than the ESEE-3-MIL -- all depends on what you want to use it for and your personal preferences.

u/jb270 · 2 pointsr/Survival

Mine batons like a champ. Check I picked up mine for 50 bucks there. I also picked up a plastic sheath for about ten bucks, as it comes in a leather one which probably shouldn't get wet.

u/silentnightowl · 2 pointsr/knives

What knife should I get that is similar to a Ka-Bar(, but stainless steel?

u/jbisinla · 2 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

That makes more sense. I was thinking of the old-school USMC Ka-Bar.

u/Captain_Dictator · 2 pointsr/AMagicalPlace
u/zismahname · 2 pointsr/backpacking

I use the USMC ka-bar it is a bit on the large and heavy side but it can do everything just about from food to use as a hatchet to make kindling. If I don't carry that I will carry a Leatherman.

u/McDonutz · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

I would love to invest in one of these, but I'm finding it hard to justify £200 on a knife that doesn't do anything more than my plethora of other knives

Edit: I'm talking about this

u/no0b_64 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Have you considered adding a KA-BAR Becker BK3 they were designed for use by EMTs and are apparently very good at prying open car doors and the like.

u/Kurat00r · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

I actually like this knife, would buy if I had too much money:

u/prickinthewall · 2 pointsr/knives

Not a classical Bowie when it comes to design and finish, but with the Becker BK7 you can't go wrong. It is very durable and a viable alrounder.
edit: the only negative point might be the sheath which is a bit flimsy.

u/bellzor · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Condor Bushlore is a great knife and it's cheaper than the Gerber. I started with a Mora but I like the Beefier Bushlore and it comes with a nice leather sheath. Only problem is I didn't like the edge on it so I had to do some work getting it sharp the way I like it. I didn't mind cause I enjoy sharpening my knives.

u/inibrius · 1 pointr/Survival

Buck 119

I've broken the blades on two Bushlores before I gave up on them. They're very brittle steel for some reason.

u/CourierOfTheWastes · 1 pointr/knives

You dont have to bother with it, honestly. I think i might have found one, and i dont want to take up your time. I might just buy it at the reenactment. if not...

at the distance of inspection i will have, it should pass.

u/firstmate89 · 1 pointr/camping

Hunter/fisherman/camper here. I have had the Buck 119 for 12 years now and have used this knife for EVERYTHING. I have cleaned/skinned game/fish, cut firewood, used it for cooking; you name it. For the price it is a fantastic knife. I can't think of a task it would not handle and even if there was one, it is so inexpensive it would not break the bank to replace it.
The knife does not always hold the best edge but it is a snap to sharpen and I can put a real nice edge on it in no time.

Edit; wanted to add the part about sharpening.

u/JayStavy · 1 pointr/knifeclub

If you dont know already, that's a Buck 119 Special. They're pretty cheap and is a great knife. Pick one up, you won't regret it.

u/b33k3rz · 1 pointr/preppers

Get a Leatherman multi-tool for EDC (Wave is the best all around but the Wingman is a solid alternative if you find the Wave to be too large) and a heavy duty outdoors knife that can be used to baton wood (like the Mod 4 or RAT-5). Get a solid hunk of steel and make sure it's full tang.

Personally I would go with something like a Buck hunting knife . They are a nice compromise between the smaller knives and excessivley heavy bowies.

u/anomalousbagel · 1 pointr/knives

Buck 110

Buck Knives 0110BRS 110 Famous Folding Hunter Knife with Genuine Leather Sheath

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

u/TJHibbard · 1 pointr/WhatsInThisThing

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

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.

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)


For everyday carry I personally recommend the Benchmade 940



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.


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.


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/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] ( cigarette case could work.
  2. Knife: [Spyderco tenacious] ( is $32 and a little more than 3 inches or the [Spyderco ambitious] ( 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] ( and a [Fisher space bullet pen] ( 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

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/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/BigDonads · 1 pointr/cigars
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.

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

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/t3hbl4d3s · 1 pointr/canadaguns


There are a bunch of different versions if you just search for Ka Bar, black, serrated, etc. The black sheath I also got from Amazon, figure I'll attach it to my hunting bag or something, I prefer the leather one for wearing.

u/mynameishere · 1 pointr/jobs
u/Bananno76 · 1 pointr/knives

My father was in the marines in the 70s and came home when I was somewhere between 1 or 2. April 22 was his birthday and I always have a hard time finding a present for the old bastard. I stumbled across this on amazon one night trying to get ideas. I have never seen his eyes light up like they did that day. He looked like a little kid on christmas. Apparently before he went in one of my grandfathers friends gave him his kbar that he used in ww2 island hopping in the pacific and he had etched the places he had been in the blade. Some scumbag stole that knife from him just before he was to leave to come home. Definitely one of the best reactions I have ever gotten from anyone I have bought a present for.

u/Capolan · 1 pointr/pics

amazon has em for 44 i think...

oops - 52 - my bad. I know you can get em for 46 out there if you look..

u/AlGeee · 1 pointr/knifeclub

That's a very broad question…

Any other info would help.

Do you want folding? Fixed blade?

An idea of your price range would also help us make suggestions.

Without any other information, the classic fighting knife is:

KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife, Straight

Another option (I personally recommend)

Glock KB17281 81 Field Knife

u/SchmidtytheKid · 1 pointr/knives
u/EvilDoesIt · 1 pointr/knives

Amazon link here. The reviews speak for themselves.

u/nextus_music · 1 pointr/knives

they are mostly the most expensive part of the knife. and no I have never really heard of replaceable blades.if you are looking for a similar knife that will last you a life time and will go up against all you give it, see the [ka-bar] ( its only $50 and you will have it the rest of your life if you take care of it (oil it and sharpen it on a regular basis)

u/uriman · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

That knife is probably for decorative purposes only and would break chopping a steak. Real fighting knives are made by KA-BAR

u/Levelbeveled · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Do you have to pay import taxes or anything? I can go grab you a new KaBar at the damn knife store here and ship it to you. I'm happy to help any way I can.

Edit: Amazon has them new for $65.09 with free shipping (to me) with Prime. I can then ship it to you. Should come in under your budget. Let me know if you're interested.

KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife, Straight

u/Graadash · 1 pointr/politics

Oh yeah? this is a cooking utensil? KA-BAR shouldn't be held liable if somebody buys this off of Amazon, without a background check no less, and kills somebody but Colt should be held liable when somebody buys an AR-15 and kills someone?

u/xasper8 · 1 pointr/Survival

I'm glad to share my experiences.

Oh one last thing. I pretty confident that KA-BAR is the real deal and not fake.

I started looking at the "bad" reviews a little closer. Look at this:

Scrolll to the second "bad" review of that KA-BAR, by "Brandon" - his complaint is that the knife was not sharp...His friend experienced the same thing and they called KA-BAR and got a new knife.

If it was a fake, I don't think KA-BAR would send back a new knife.

Or if it was fake and KA-BAR still replaced knife just because they are awesome...

Either way you win.

By the way, I have had no problems with the sharpness of my knife.

u/techchop · 1 pointr/Survival

It's hard to beat a KA-BAR. Trusted by Marines since 1942!

u/Handeatingcat · 1 pointr/knives

The standard Full-size straight edged. Don't want it to cut paper it's just quite dull out of the box.

u/shoangore · 1 pointr/preppers

While lots of people recommend the Becker BK2, I personally am enamored with my Becker BK3 On top of being a knife, you can use it as a pry bar, hammer in windows, (or nails), club things, and generally wreak havoc. You can also use it as a bottle opener, but be careful- I used it last week and actually broke the bottle's neck as well. Whoops.

This thing comes with a thick edge, you can grind it but it'll chop through wood pretty easily. You can get custom scales if the grip is too slick for you, or file away at the stock scales, which lots of people do.

That said, I still have my Esee 4/Izula and Mora knives literally ON me when I go hiking. The BK3 stays in the car as my BOB/GHB due to its weight.

u/LowFatMuffin · 1 pointr/knives

You can hammer with any part of this and not worry about damage, it's a beast.

u/cmdshftn · 1 pointr/Cyberpunk

Yeah: Ka-Bar Becker BK3 Tac Tool Fixed Blade Knife

Says 2 left in stock right now. I wanted something which looked the least likely to actually be useful for killing people or animals, or else I'd have bought a standard KA-Bar.

u/Avuja · 1 pointr/battlefield3

This has been on my Wishlist for a while now.. whew looks like it went up in cost, all these damn BF3 players driving up demand!

u/bov-tye · 1 pointr/knifeclub

For your own safety, don't get that thing please.

This is a higher quality and better tool.

u/Mike_wave · 1 pointr/knives

For that budget the Ka-Bar does seem like a good choice. If you don't mind going 5 bucks over budget, I would consider this too though.

u/LaGrrrande · 1 pointr/SavedYourLife

I can't recommend a Becker Combat/Utility 7 enough.

u/-ThorsStone- · 1 pointr/knifeclub

You can look at any of the Beckers, the sheaths can all be mounted to Molle webbing, the bk7 isn't bad

u/HandBanana22 · 1 pointr/Survival

Thirstyone has the cons of that blade covered, I think. So heres some other options.

You could go with a BK2 or a BK7 over this. The BK9 is an option but it's on the large side.

Straying away from Ka-bar You could go with an ESEE Izula.

u/Artyom33 · 1 pointr/Survival

Maybe there's a reason, but why carry a heavy "axe" (hatchet?) when you can carry a knife like a BK-7 and a folding saw and have most if not all of the functionality of a hatchet with the two?

u/Tude · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Something like this?

u/almostamico · 1 pointr/Survival

IDK if some one has recommended it yet OP, but I hugely recommend getting a Becker by Ka-Bar! I love it cause it’s a tough-ass, fixed-blade knife. 5.25” blade and 10.5” overall = strong enough for prying even. There are like 3 or 4 types of blades you can buy on them... so do a little searching off the link I post below.

Edit: for a few more dollars, you can get their 7” blade. This is the one I almost went with but I didn’t quite want that large of a blade.

Edit #2: I totally forgot to mention my foldable...
My nearly 4” blade, CRKT!
EVERY CRKT I’ve owned (4 or 5) has came out of the box with the sharpest blades I’ve ever purchased, by far. For the price, you can’t go wrong. They have a cheaper on that I owned previously: the CRKT M16. Just don’t use these guys to pry anything. Lol

u/Keolo_The_Bold · 1 pointr/knives

For around, or under $100, I’d suggest the RAT 7, or the Bk 7.

u/blzd4dyz · 1 pointr/knives

The Condor Bushlore is an inexpensive option, and weighs about 12.3oz. If you're planning on batoning wood with your knife, you'll want it thick enough to withstand the force, and long enough to be able to hit the tip-side of the spine poking out from the other side of the log. Since your budget is a lot higher than that, you might want to shop around for something higher-quality.

Check out the Blind Horse Bushcrafter or Woodsman. Not sure what they weigh, but I'd be happy to lug around the extra weight of one of those beauties.

EDIT: Also note that O1 tool steel rusts very easily. Be prepared to maintain those blades quite a bit. It's very tough, though, and decently easy to sharpen. I read somewhere that, when polled, most knifemakers would choose O1 for their personal blades. It's the same steel as in the Ray Mears Woodlore knife.

u/patrickeg · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

I'll remember that for next time. I've already packed it all away, but I might drag it out and take some pics. My foot is pretty banged up so it'll be a minute. But Ill give you a short list :)

Pack: Osprey Exos 58

Sleeping Bag: Teton Sports Tracker

Tent: ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1

Tarp: Ultimate Survival Hex tarp

Mess kit: Mess kit and Mug

Water Filtration: Sawyer Mini

Tools/Defense: Note: Normally I would only take one knife, but I wasn't sure which I would prefer as they're two quite different blades. Ka-Bar Becker BK2, Condor Bushlore, and Bear Spray

Stove: MSR PocketRocket

First Aid: I had the Adventure Medical Kits Day Tripper, and then added to that with Celox and an Israeli Bandage

Trekking Poles: Cascade Mountain Tech CF with Cork Grips

In addition I had a few little things in a small kit; Ferro rod, duct tape, trail blazes, chemical water purifiers in case my Sawyer failed, bug spray, a small thing of sunscreen (which I didn't end up needing as it was overcast), deodorant, TP, etc.

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

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/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] ( 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] (,
[Kershaw Chill with a lighter for scale] (

Thanks for looking.

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

Kershaw Cryo MODEL 1555TI 49.90 EUR on

Kershaw Cryo MODEL 1555TI 22.30 USD/18.95 EUR on

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

Kershaw Blur for 44.95 USD/38.20 EUR at

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] ( (This is my third one, last two flew off.)

  3. Just a normal sharpie

  4. Two diffrent types of Rite in the Rain

  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.

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


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.

u/49ersNguns · 1 pointr/knives

ESEE Randall's Adventure and Training Zancudo Framelock Folder - Black/Stonewash by ESEE Knives

Kershaw 1670S30V Blur Knife with S30V Steel Blade with SpeedSafe by Kershaw

Ontario Knives Model II Folding Knife, Black by Ontario Knife

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:

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/DemonSanctuary · 1 pointr/knives

re: thumbstuds. That is where I give cold steel a nod, they make theirs removable, so when putting on a clamp style sharpener you can remove them so they do not get in the way.

But I agree with all this. Honestly, as well a great EDC blade for a low price in your budget that will serve you well, is an Ontario Rat II. They can be had for about $30 - $40 and are amazing budget blades. They are not assisted, but the deployment with the thumbstud are amazing. Well worth a try to purchase one.

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 I just have them laying around and grab whatever one is closest

u/southernbenz · 1 pointr/knifeclub

> Are any of these under 80? They're all gorgeous

Kershaw Leek, Blackwash. $45 on

u/NotAfraidOfFire · 1 pointr/blackfriday

It doesn't look like there are any more today that are going to be over 50, but this one is a great knife and they automatically take 10 off the price until midnight PST tonight.

It also is coming up on a lightning deal tomorrow, though, at 10:40 CST, and I'm guessing it'll be more than ten off.

u/shroom_throwaway9722 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

The Condor Bushlore is a great inexpensive knife. Carbon steel, full tang, etc. The old ones were not that great but there have been many improvements so the new ones are a fantastic value. You can baton firewood with it all day long. Get a knife pro to put a Scandi grind on it and you'll be set for a long time.

Secondly, get a set of Japanese water stones and learn how to use them.

Even the most expensive unobtanium-carbon quantum hattori hanzo japanese nanosteel knife can be ruined by improper maintenance (e.g. pull-through carbide blade destroyers).

Start with 1000 grit. You can also get 800 grit for fixing chips and other damage. The K-80 is a good starter set. If you want to sharpen your kitchen knives 'shaving sharp' then pick up an additional 4000/6000 grit stone for fine polishing.

Search /r/bushcraft for further knife and sharpening advice.

u/BackdoorAlex2 · 1 pointr/Survival

Surprised it hasn't been mentioned. I recommend the Condor Bushlore

u/stealthybadger · 1 pointr/knives

I was in a similar spot recently, I went for a Condor Bushlore, though it's on the shorter end, though it all depends on what you're looking for. The Becker Bk-14 is another option, and a cheaper alternative to the Izula-II



u/CaptainTheGabe · 1 pointr/Survival

I love my small forest axe. Best survival purchase i've made. I wouldn't stray from that idea, unless you decide to refurbish an antique hatchet. I've seen people fix up sixty year old plumb scout hatchets to gransfors quality.

For knives, i use my moraknive survival and the condor bushlore. The bushlore a hardy-ass knife and it's only about thirty bucks. I use the mora regularly. That particular one is what i have, i picked it up based on the thickness of the blade, but they have far cheaper ones if you don't want to throw down that much. I believe you can get an almost identicle knife without the firesteel for around 15 bucks cheaper.
Good Review on the bushlore

Machete-wise, i love my Condor Parang. It's giant, it sharpens well, it holds an edge, and it's tough as nails. The thing is 1/4 inch thick. It's big. It also comes with a sexy leather sheath of equally high quality and durability.
I've also played around with the full size bear grylls Parang by gerber. Thing cuts like you wouldn't believe, with great weight length and balance. I use the condor, my survival bud uses the gerber. They're about equal in different ways.

u/JimmyBiscuit · 1 pointr/EDC

If you want a fixed knife beware of this:

  1. Below 12cm

  2. No Tanto style blade

    If you mean by Condor Bushknife something like this:

    This is be legal to carry and own and won't be taken from you without special circumstances.Strictly speaking, the knife OP uses is also legal but some features are in a gray zone.
u/Therightmike · 1 pointr/knifeclub

My fav low cost camp knife Condor Bushlore. The knife is awesome and the leather sheath rivals knives that cost 3x the money.

u/GabberMate · 1 pointr/camping

I have a Mora and a Condor Bushlore. The Mora is a light, fixed knife for general use, though the blade isn't very thick. The flat grind (scandi?) is very easy to sharpen, and you can get it in stainless or carbon steel. The Bushlore is for funsies. I like throwing it, and it was very cheap for such a robust, high carbon knife. Heavy as all get-out, though.

Edit: Link to Amazon for Bushlore, since Mora was already linked.

u/TThrowawayaccount56 · 1 pointr/Bushcraft
Love this knife, great craftsmanship and just feels nice. Totally worth the 55$. Just keep the blade clean and wipe off any debris (it's best to oil it).

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:

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

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/thermal_shock · 1 pointr/EDC

how do you like the paklite? been eying it for my camping gear as a lightweight knife. for $20 its hard to beat. carry this guy in the woods -

u/askeeve · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Y'all are dangerous. This came from just a little bit of browsing this sub and some searching and review reading and whatnot. Amazon links for convenience:

Leatherman Crater c33Tx

Kershaw Leek

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife

CRKT 2020 AG Russell Sting

Any advice or substitutions anybody care to offer? I think for the money this is a pretty damn fine set of 4 knives. The Leatherman might get some funny looks but I had its younger brother for many years and it would probably replace my current EDC (Kershaw Skyline)

Edit: Will definitely take lots of pictures when I pull the trigger.

u/the_dusty_trail · 1 pointr/preppers

If you want it just for batoning, take a look at the Schrade SCHF9 . 6" long, 1/4 inch thick 1095 steel for $36 delivered.

u/kimste2 · 1 pointr/Survival

Not full tang but what I recommend: here

Full tang recommendation: here

u/JerkJenkins · 1 pointr/Survival

It depends on what you need. I enjoy Schrade knives, and some good options are:

  • Schf9. More if a yard tool than a knife. If you need to lug around 1+ pounds of quarter inch steel to make the wilderness your bitch, choose this. I briefly owned one of these before I came to my senses and returned it because it was too much ###KNIFE### for me. Large and heavy.
  • Schf36. It's compared favorably to a Becker BK2, but it's significantly cheaper. Good balance between size and weight. Overall a solid survival and Bushcraft knife. The Schf36D comes with better handle scales.
  • Schf42. Hailed as an excellent camp knife and a respectable Bushcraft knife. Lighter (and presumably a bit less beat-the-fuck-out-of-it-able) than the Schf36, but still a nice option.
  • Schf30. My knife. It's a 5 inch blade with a super comfortable grip, and its weight is a bit over a third of a pound. Good option for a smaller, lightweight survival/Bushcraft knife. Not good if your hands are dummy thicc, as the handle is smallish.

    Only thing to look out for: Schrade sheaths aren't super good. They work, but they're not as nice as premium brands.
u/AllegoryESQ · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Ok so I looked a bit and for your budget they have quite a few knifes that fit the bill.
This is the one has great reviews and I personally love the design.
What do you think?

*EDIT- here's a review with some field testing. For this price point it does work

u/waterleak_ · 1 pointr/CCW

[Why spend $300??](ka-bar tdi law enforcement knife fixed blade

u/azsedrfty · 1 pointr/EDC

I dunno what you're looking for, but this is what I carry on my offhand.

It's small and discreet, great concealability and quick to access. comes with a left/right draw kydex sheath with good retention.

If you're just looking for something to cut clothing for tourniquets or seat belts they also have a serrated version.

u/ibechainsawin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My brother is coming to visit with me and my wife for the first time since we got married. We're gonna go shooting and then have a video game marathon! So stoked!

Thanks for the contest! Wow $50 is huge!

1.21 Gigawatts



u/magalahi · 1 pointr/knives

This seems to be a pretty popular option among the self-defense world. Not sure what purpose you're wanting, but I'm sure this would be more than sufficient.

u/ohhoe · 1 pointr/secretsanta

My guesses:

Bear Grylls : his gerber knife!

Pee-Wee : his bad ass bike?

u/SomeChicagoan · 1 pointr/bugout

It's the Gerber 31-000751 and runs about $40 on Amazon. It's obviously too big for my EDC, so I haven't used it much, but it feels solidly constructed. The grip is... grippy. I've tried the firestarter/whistle, and they work as expected. The cover is also well constructed and could be hung from a belt, if you're into that kind of thing.

All said, despite being branded by Bear Grylls, I'd still recommend it. :)

u/easily · 1 pointr/AskReddit

just this

u/neilyasno · 1 pointr/knives

I don't know if this is what you were looking for but this knife matches most of your criteria and price range:

It is $32 on amazon but $60 in all my local camping stores. The blade steel is alright, nothing spectacular but for the money it's a good knife. I like mine. The serrated edge will come in great for cutting line quickly. Plus some of the safety features are great for a backpacking knife such as a whistle, a sharpener, and a fire starter. It also comes with a survival booklet. I doubt your brother needs it, but hey, never hurts to read up on some stuff.

u/TucaTuca · 1 pointr/Survival

Personally I have this

I don't know how real survivalists would rate it, but for going camping and being my first fixed blade knife, I really enjoy it.

u/benscheyyy · 1 pointr/bugout

Well the actual price would be like 100 bucks right? (at least it is in Euro)
Theres one for sale for 40 Euros right now, should I get it?

u/TheDevitalizer · 1 pointr/MTB

I should probably check on this. I have this zipped to the strap on my hydro pack... Brought it on a bike-camping trip to the Mountains, and just left it there (not for local rides).

u/ajanitsunami · 1 pointr/deals

This isn't a good deal. It's been about that price on Amazon for a while.

u/manofoar · 1 pointr/Seattle

Basically, any folding knife you get needs to be less than 3.75" cutting length of the blade, and cannot use any kind of spring to help it open quickly. A switch blade is a double-bladed, spring assisted knife that is also illegal (since it's spring assisted), unless the cutting length is less an one inch.

For me, my favorite is the Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 knife. I think you can still find it online for a good price. Keeps an edge pretty well, and is legal in WA state.

u/fallenspirit123 · 1 pointr/knives

Spyderco's Byrd Cara Cara 2 is pretty good. It's my current EDC and its only 18 dollars currently

u/zxj4k3xz · 1 pointr/knives

What about the Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara2 or SpyderCo Meadowlark? They're a bit cheaper. Any differences between size and design?

Also, what's the difference betwen the Plain Edge and Combo Edge?

u/hXc90sKid · 1 pointr/knives

Consider Sypderco's brand of less expensive knives, Byrd. Not quite as high quality materials or construction, but damn good for the price.

For instance, the Byrd Cara Cara 2, Byrd's version of the Spyderco Endura. Excellent starter knife at ~$21 for those looking into Spyderco who aren't convinced about spending $55+ for an Endura.

u/_psycho_dad_ · 1 pointr/knifeclub

The Byrd Cara Cara 2 really is a poor man's Endura and I actually prefer it in hand due to the choil adding better ergos. Certainly an option for $20.

I have yet to find a nicer $20 knife...unique most certainly not however!

u/Stormrider001 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Perhaps a Becker BK 14 Eskabar (ESEE handle + KA-BAR blade) - para-cord wrap. Can manipulate and use Izula scales

I think it also can fit the KA-BAR TDI clip


ESEE Izula I


Esee Izula 2 (bigger handle)


you might have to get aftermarket clips though

u/inigo13montoya · 1 pointr/knives

I have the the cold steel spike its like $20-$30. its a fine knife. im not a huge fan of cold steel but i have no problem with the spike yet. it comes in a couple different blade cuts. Tanto, bowie,tokyo , drop point

if you are willing to go a couple bucks higher id go with the Ka-bar Eskabar. its a little heftier. and i love Ka-bar. it comes incredibly sharp. i almost cut my finger off with it actually.

u/Aederrex · 1 pointr/knives

Unless you MUST have red or pink the Becker BK11 (aka Necker) and the Eskabar are just about half the price of the Izula for damn near the same thing.

u/Horsecock_Johnson · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

If you like KaBar, their Becker line is better for camping. The old USMC fighting knife is for that, fighting. They are also known to break at the handle under hard use.

I love my Eskabar. Wrap the handle in paracord for a better grip, and some emergency cordage.

u/cthulhubert · 1 pointr/EDC

I'd second that. This Ka-Bar is reasonably priced, with good reviews. You could even consider the small size a feature, since that means it's light.

u/justsomeguy75 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

The Companion is probably their best seller. They have a Heavy Duty version with a heavier blade, and they have many different knives if you want something different. They are all very similar though, with the only real difference being carbon steel or stainless. They're all well made and worth your money.

u/ScriptThat · 1 pointr/Survival

The cheapest one you can find on Amazon. Actually, just buy two.

Throw one in your trunk and forget about it until you need a knife one day.
Throw the other in your toolbox and use it for random jobs.

After a few months of using it you'll realize it's a great little thing and get another to take camping.

I like this one because it's ~$8.50 and your fingers won't slip onto the blade under any circumstances. It's a little on the small side if you have big hands though.

For camping I like this one.

u/BadHumanGoodGnome · 1 pointr/Survival

Here's the knife plus a couple of bucks, buy a few gallons of water and hope for good weather.

u/Coffeeshopman · 1 pointr/Hamilton

The best knives and best prices for knives is on the internet.

u/brazilliandanny · 1 pointr/knives

It's a great knife for under $30. Strong blade, amazing grip on the handle.

Honestly Im not crazy about the fire starter as I keep plenty in my camping kit, so this will be redundant. But they didn't any Mora's available without it so I bought one anyway.

If you are looking for the fire starter/knife combo than it's great. other wise just get the basic Mora for half the price.

u/TRTBrandonSchaub · 1 pointr/Bowyer

It's really important that you get a tool that's right for you. As you notice, I don't recommend planes, the other guy did.

I have reasons but they are mostly my own. For eexample I wouldn't recommend planes because they will only work when working on straight grain. The moment you encounter a knot, you'll be struggling. And on top of it, planes are expensive and only the expensive ones are worth getting. A cheap drawknife or rasp works fine but a cheap plane is gonna make you cry.

Now, you were saying you don't wanna file for 10 hours. I think you're a little bit mistaken about rasps. You will probably be surprised how quick a good, coarse rasp is. They can devour wood. The reason why you need a rasp is because there will be spots in wood where the grain is running off. A cutting tool will struggle to cut when grain runs off but a rasp will still work.

Alright, I recommend the following. Get yourself a rasp. I have no particular recommendation. Check out ebay and see if you can get one there. If not, get one from harbor freight. Look for a big one. Possibly these 4-in-1s.

Then, get a Morakniv knife. The company is famous for making high quality bushcrafting knives. These knives are absolutely amazing for working on wood.

And a knife is better than a plane or drawknife if you don't have a workbench. Just place the wood against the ground and your foot and use the knife.

On Amazon for $14, the companion.

It's one of their cheapest and great. They come with a scandi grind. It's the best grind for woodworking and easiest to resharpen.

u/gandothesly · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

I own each of these. The Mora Bushcraft Triflex is what I carry in the field. The others are still fantastic.

Morakniv Companion

Morakniv Craftline HighQ

Mora Bushcraft Triflex (seems out of stock at Amazon)

u/lectures · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I like carbon steel blades, but I also like sharpening knives....

u/SlickSlims · 1 pointr/tea
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u/psophis · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

With that one you are paying a large premium for the sheath. This has a thinner blade 2.5mm vs 3.2mm, but is arguably not as tough.

u/jlbraun · 1 pointr/Survival

Mora. The end.

Survival knives are meant to be used, not babied.

u/thelastboyscout007 · 1 pointr/Survival

like u/kimste2 said for the money you really can't go wrong with a Mora. If you insist on a full tang I also have a couple of the Survivor HK-106 knives and have been very impressed considering the price, they also come with a fire starter.


Mora - Light My Fire

Survivor HK-106

u/tjreicks · 1 pointr/CampingGear

morakniv is the way to go

Edit: they have other variations, but all of their knives are excellent for price points

u/movdev · 1 pointr/preppers

well im not an expert in any of those categories. but ive been doing a lot of heavy research into bushcrafting (ie watching all the top dogs on youtube and studyign their gear) and ill tell you knives are ultra important. the one you have listed is seen as a joke though it is a good one but without the serrated edge. you should add the mora $10 knife thats on amazon right now.

u/ColonelBunkyMustard · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Get a pair of Mora Companions for $14 each and if you find out that you want something more then you can look for something more focused for your type of outdoors use. Most "survival" knives are lumped together in one category that makes it difficult to distinguish what their type design is for. KaBar Becker BK2 is basically a sharpened pry-bar. The thing is practically bomb-proof but its thick blade and obtuse grind means that it won't be very easy to cut with. Esee knives are also tough, and feature more functional grinds and and a great warranty, but 1095 steel they use is still going to be inferior in edge retention and edge stability to premium CPM-3v or Vanadis 4-Extra that you see on stuff like a GSO-4.7 or the ZT-0180. Then you have knives like Falknivens that use high-end stainless laminated steels which are price because the process for laminating is expensive and complicated and provides a stainless blade with some of the impact absorption that normally is attributed to carbon blades while still maintaining a harder edge. The reason I suggest a Mora is that for someone new to the fixed blade game, it's an option that won't break the bank and is also probably the highest value for the price of any fixed blade available. It's the Timex of knives. Not fancy but it works and is easy to replace if you lose or break(which is still pretty unlikely) it.

u/tylerthehun · 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow

If you're looking for a plain and simple, fixed-blade knife, get a Mora. They're cheap as shit, razor sharp, and hold up damn well. Just keep them clean and oiled or they tend to rust.

If you're looking for a multi-tool type knife, go with Leatherman. They're more expensive, and the model I have is discontinued so I can't give you a recommendation, but they've got a version for everyone.

And listen to everyone telling you not to use a knife for self defense. The best tools for self defense are open eyes and fast feet. If you feel like you need something else, there are much better options than a knife.

u/supertofu · 1 pointr/knives

A Mora Companion MG Carbon Steel has everything you want except for the rubber handle.

u/Ipats · 1 pointr/CampingGear

So I am going to get a Mora blade, it is between these three, that are all close to each other!

At this point the $5 differences aren't an issue, what would be my best bet of those three?

u/JayL1F3 · 1 pointr/knives

The Morakniv Companion seems like a good starting point. Pretty cheap where I'm at ordering from Amazon.

Granted, I have a couple Gerbers. Mostly paraframe folders, and for the price, you're better off with a Chinese Kershaw, like the Oso Sweet

u/cr0wmium · 1 pointr/knives

I have a Kellam, Helle is going to be my next puuko addition.

Pretty knife! I've found myself admiring my Kellam more often than using it.

Just as a tip, this knife has lasted me amazingly in the outdoors (I mainly do a lot of fishing and camping) and complements my wood-handled Kellam rather nicely for wet environments! Anyways, great gift.

u/Recycle0rdie · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

First of all this is the item i think you will purchase with this order -

Now for my list.... prepare to get wood ;)

  1. - Marble Wood, occasionally known as Cake Wood.

  2. - Osage Orange wood, orange like simon's hair.

  3. - Book, what wood is that?

  4. - Swedish made Mora knife. would cut through a steak as if it were water

  5. - Camelthorn wood, named after an animal.

  6. - Cocobolo wood, has streaks of purple when freshly sanded.

  7. - Pocoyo Racing, a game I've wanted to buy my son for a long time.

  8. - Masturbating to my most favorite wood species should be considered a guilty pleasure.

  9. - A tool, this was easy

  10. - From my childhood, Nike high tops.

  11. - Carving set with organized display case.

  12. - Carving knife set, for my hobby

  13. - Kiridashi Kogatana blade, nerdy.... because ninjas.

  14. - Ancient Bog Oak wood, naturally black from being in a swamp for 1000+ years

  15. - Spalted Tamarind wood, sometimes known to contain streaks of pale green.

  16. - Nike skate shoes, something you wear.

  17. - Macassar Ebony wood, funny because it smells like B.O when you cut it.

  18. - Hackberry wood, comes from a flowering tree. Without bees it could not reproduce.

  19. - Book about trees and shrubs, could potentially be used to select ornamental species for a garden.

  20. - Deluxe woodcarving and palm tool set by Flexcut, My most favorite Item.

    Thank you so much for the contest, I had alot of fun putting this together. Happy Happy cake day /u/ask_seek_knock! and good luck to everyone!

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.

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

u/TheBiles · 0 pointsr/Survival

>6.4" blade, 5.6" handle
>1095 High Carbon Steel
>Kraton handle
>15.9 ounces

$35. Took about 5 seconds to copy and paste into Amazon.

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.

u/WinterAyars · 0 pointsr/Android
u/DragonTHC · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I present to you this knife from BF3. Not a fantasy knife, but the BF3 version based on this knife by Ka-Bar

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.

u/watchpigsfly · -1 pointsr/dogs

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

u/pxsalmers · -10 pointsr/knives