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Need a good general purpose BOB fixed blade.

Discussion in 'Knives' started by jwhite75, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Loaded Pockets

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    I am looking for a good general purpose fixed blade knife at least 3.5-4 inch blade. I dont want custom and/or limited edition. I want a good working knife that wont break the bank. Gerber, Ka-bar, Cold Steel, etc. Preferrably straight edge but will consider a partial serrated edge on the right knife. Dont wanna spend more than 100 bucks.

    Suggestions welcome.
     
  2. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    USMC Ka-Bar.
     
  3. Cobra 6 Actual

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    +1 on the Ka-Bar. Another option is the Gerber Prodigy for about $47 on LA Police Gear: http://www.lapolicegear.com/geprcocokn.html (Plenty of other places sell it, too). This is a very sturdy knife with a rubberized overmold on the grip area. It's also "butt ugly" so you probably don't have to worry about it being stolen.
     
  4. paustin

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    I just got a ESEE RC-4 for $87.00. It is a beast of knife and just looks and feels good too. I carry it in my daily EDC bag.
     
  5. Redbeane

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    usmc ka-bar (does come w/ a short blade). gerber prodigy or lmf II. all excellent and under a c-note. my favorite is the becker campanion; very heavy but it never complains.
     
  6. cameraman

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    I'm a big fan of the CRKT Stiff K.I.S.S. It's discontinued, but you can still find them on ebay. It's a good solid blade, and super simple (as the name implies).
     
  7. Gilgamesh

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    +1 on ESEE Knives
     
  8. ScottAW

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    Just got a bark rivet bravo1 that I'm obsessed with. Give them a look.
     
  9. amacman
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    Cold Steel SRK, about $70
     
  10. LivingUpNorth

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    I've had good luck with my Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife. Posted a review on it a while back:

    http://edcforums.com/showthread.php/75712-Gerber-Big-Rock-Camp-Knife

    Probably better knives out there if your budget goes all the way to $100 (the Ka Bar Becker Companion looks pretty nice), but if that changes for whatever reason, $30 (shipped) for the Big Rock makes it a decent buy.
     
  11. T.J.

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    +1 on the ESEE 4, best knife I own, keep it in my BOB unless I'm camping
     
  12. Bullosa

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    Becker BK2 is a tough workhorse and you will still some money in your pocket for other stuff.
     
  13. jwhite75

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    All great suggestions. I have been looking at the Esee products, the becker also looks very nice.
     
  14. Mr_Moe

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    What about the Bark River Bravo Necker 2. Has a 3.5" blade, stainless steel... and it's a Bark River knife. Price is decent too.
     
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    Can't go wrong with the ESEE knives, either the 3 or 4
     
  16. niagaratac

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    I believe I am now +4 on an any ESEE fixed blade in 3/4inch size as long as intended use is urban. I have both a urban and rural BOB, and 6+ inches is my BOB standard for my woodcraft/firecraft needs in rural settings.