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Your favorite budget blade

Discussion in 'Knives' started by blt2drg, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Moose

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    These
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    Or this
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    Still making up my mind...
     
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  2. Moshe ben David

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    @Moose: Could you identify those? Or maybe I should say would you please? Thanks

    L'chaim!

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  3. Gogogordy

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    Ganzo? SRM?
     
  4. Evil D

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    It's really hard to beat a ~$15 Opinel. It doesn't hurt that they also out slice just about everything out there.
     
  5. Moose

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    Top is a oversize copy of a Rat 1 in mystery steel and G10 with skeletonized steel liners (normal Rat 1's don't come in this size). Perfect for the outdoors. Built like tank, it has held up beautifully.

    Second is a shrunken copy of a Shiro F95 in mystery steel with G10 and skeletonized liners (Shiro F95's are normally bigger). Perfect for daily carry where laws permit. Has held up superbly, smooth, fast and solid.

    Third is a a Sanrenmu 7073LUC-SK (in 12C27?). A brilliant little gentleman's folder which just oozes quality.

    Last is a relative of the Victorinox Mauser; the discontinued 108mm Victorinox Stag Hunter (the largest UK edc knife I know of).

    Top 3 under £13 and startling VFM. The SAK around £50 (top end of what I'd call a budget knife but it's a lot of knife for the money. The Spyderco BB Urban is just beyond the ceiling of what I'd call a budget knife at £60 but I thought I'd give it honorable mention as it is my latest and greatest EDC)

    The Land 9103 is also imho a truly superb sub £15 budget knife (pics may follow) and I heartily reccommend any of the aforementioned knives to those cutlery collectors who can't afford/justify £/$100+ knives.
     
  6. Moshe ben David

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    @Moose: TA

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  7. kdurt

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    [​IMG]built like a tank and blade shape just flat works for my daily tasks as an automotive tech. Scraping action with front portion of blade is amazing. I got this from the bay for under $25 new in box


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  8. Moshe ben David

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    @kdurt: this knife shape has intrigued me. I've wondered though what it was like to sharpen. As tricky as sharpening a tanto?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    I have a couple of these, they are basically the same to sharpen as a tanto
     
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  11. wazu013

    wazu013 EDC Junkie!!!

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    I picked this one up for $40 at auction. It's a pretty solid knife.
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  12. kdurt

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    [​IMG]Meyerco catch dog excellent large folder for under $30. Thick blade stock with really thick liners.


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    Agreed. This one was love at first sight for me. Several of the Amazon reviews mentioned inconsistent build quality. When the one I received was absolutely perfect I discounted the bad reviews as standard internet noise and patted myself on the back for being wise enough to see past it.

    Then I saw that the knife had inexplicably been discontinued by CRKT. I liked mine so much that I decided to buy a spare or two. Unfortunately, or fortunately I guess, the one I had first received proved to be exceptional and the reports of inconsistent build quality more accurate than I knew.

    The first spare I received had a liner lock that wouldn't disengage with anything less than the pressure of a flat head screw driver prying it loose. Thumbs and fingers need not apply. Thankfully I returned it without hassle.

    The second had an off center blade that clanked and rubbed against the frame when I opened and closed it. With my first knife's smooth movement as a comparison, this clear defect ruined any enjoyment I might have otherwise derived from the knife, so I felt free to disassemble and try to fix the problem myself.

    On a positive note, it only cost me just over $24.00 to learn that I shouldn't disassemble knives that I don't want to work worse than when I take them apart. So... money well spent, I guess. On a negative note, I was out $25.00 and had begun to believe those reports of inconsistent build quality.

    All this has made me treasure my initial CRKT 4030 and thank God its designed to be as durable as it is because there's nothing quite like it on the market today. I can only hope that it lasts long enough for some knife to come along and fill the niche that CRKT is leaving.
     
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    @MichiganMan sorry to hear that. A coworker first got one and his was good as far as I could tell so good I ordered mine. So far mine is perfect in every way outside of being a tank in every way including the weight they are heavy. Someday I would love to get a Graham custom razel. They are sick!


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    These are great knives. There was also a smaller folder and three different fixed blades. I bought all of them while they were still in production and still have the SS7, Ringed Razel and this one: the Folding Razel.



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  16. Moshe ben David

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    Nice belly on that blade! I'm guessing Milwaukee did not actually produce themselves? Any idea who was the mfr? Just curious...

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Around $10.00 & I use it a lot.[​IMG]


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    Tough call. For me the CS Kobun is hard to beat for a fixed blade. Vic pioneeer or a Ontario Rat 1 for folders are my choices.
     
  19. wazu013

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    I have no idea. I have to say whoever it is, they're on the right track.
     
  20. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    How many categories am I allowed to have?

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