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Best folder for $50 or less?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by OEM1, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. OEM1

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    I'm sure that this has been discussed a million times but someone have me a $50 Visa gift card that is burning a hole in my pocket. I'd like to get a good folding knife to keep handy in the Jeep. I'd appreciate your suggestions, thank you!
     
  2. EveryDayBeer
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    Good beater for a Jeep? Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite. Somewhere around half of your card. The other half could pick up a nice little flashlight, so you can see what you're cutting with the Tuff Lite. :p
     
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    I'm not trying to be funny, OEM, but don't stop for coffee and a bagel tomorrow and add the $5 you save to the $50 and buy a Spyderco Delica. You won't regret it.
     
  4. Gadgetman7

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    Perhaps a Spyderco Tenacious, Kershaw Cryo I or II or a Buck Vantage.


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  5. EveryDayBeer
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    This is a good suggestion. That would help him max the card and avoid leaving a few bucks on it. I was going to recommend a Dragonfly2 too but thought it may be too dainty a knife for a Jeep owner. :D
     
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    I second the tenacious. Got it a few weeks ago and I'm impressed, it's a lot of knife for the price.
     
  7. OEM1

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    I love my coffee but I can certainly make that happen, thanks!


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  8. AK Adventurer

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    Kershaw Cryo. Either the original, or the bigger Cryo 2. Best all around, solid, working knife to come along in a long time.
     
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    This is going to sound odd, especially coming from a Wrangler owner, but the part about it being a "Jeep knife" alluded me the first time. Now I'm not sure I gave such great advice.

    If this is something you are just going to toss in the glovebox, I might skip the knife and buy a wingman and a flashlight instead. I know that's not what you asked, but, assuming that's the intent, that's probably better advice.

    And, EDB, I think a Dragonfly2 is still a cool knife, even for a Jeep owner.
     
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    I second the multitool And light idea. You'll more likely need a screw driver and pliers than a knife.

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    I agree, is the smile not cheeky enough? :p Just that I have a Jeep-owning coworker that argues otherwise.

    Completely forgot the Cryo. Would recommend that one too, gave one to another coworker and he's really happy with it. It is kinda on the heffy side, so the Jeep might struggle on the freeway. Keep that in mind. ;)
     
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    Victorinox Cadet, Pioneer, or Farmer. Take your pick based on preference. For the car, I'd say Farmer. For the pocket, three way tie.

    For a standard locking blade without the extras, something from Spyderco.
     
  13. OEM1

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    It's actually for a trail bag that I keep in my Jeep at all times and it will certainly see use. Especially during a day of hardcore wheeling, camping, kayaking or whatever else I run into. So it does have to be a good "beater" knife that I can beat on if need be.
     
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    If your not against getting a fixed blade, a mora or a cold steel gi tanto would be my picks for a vehicle knife.
     
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    I know you wanted a folder, but for close to the same price you could get an ESEE Izula that may ... or may not ... serve your camping, kayaking, etc. needs better.
     
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    The time honored Buck 110 can be had for about $35 in my area and mine is like a Timex it takes a beating and keeps on ticking.
     
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    The knife that amazes me how often it finds its way into my pocket considering its price is my Buck Vantage Avid. The Dymondwood handle is very nice looking and the Sandvik steel has a nice luster to it. I also like Buck's deep pocket clip and overall quality. I like my Benchmade knives better, but they weren't less than $35 either.

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    For about $60 you can get a Cold Steel Voyager XL clip point.
     
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    Lots of good folding knives have already been mentioned for less than $50. I'll echo the recommendations for the Buck Vantage Pro small in S30V, The Vic Alox Cadet or Farmer,the Spyderco Dragonfly 2 and add the Kershaw Skyline to the mix.
     
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    Cold steel mini recon 1 spear point :)
     
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