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    The BEST Knife For Under $20?


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    Hey ladies and gentlemen, Iv'e been looking for a good EDC blade for under $20. Money is very tight in my household, and I am considering a good, inexpensive blade. I am a full time high school student, and money is hard to find. So any good suggestions? I am thinking about a CRKT Drifter or a Byrd Cara Cara.
    I'm a newer knife collector (2 Years to be exact). I'm also saving to get my girlfriend a pink Delica. But she'll settle for her Pika II for another few months.
    So throw them' suggestions out kiddies!

    Thank you,
    -Jack W
    (And no, I don't bring my knives to school.)

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    i'd say something from the byrd line. the crows are dirt cheap right now

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    I think I'm going with a Drifter. I'll consider a crow.

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    Buck Vantage Select ~19.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidyman View Post
    Buck Vantage Select ~19.00
    Seems interesting.

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    byrd crossbill is nice, so is cara cara

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotchleaf View Post
    byrd crossbill is nice, so is cara cara
    I have the crossbill. I'm thinking cara cara.

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    I'm very pleased with this little guy:



    Cost me all of $8. Now it's not going to be as sturdy as my EDC Paramilitary, but for 99% of my cutting needs, it does just fine... and boy is it sharp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychopomp View Post
    I'm very pleased with this little guy:



    Cost me all of $8. Now it's not going to be as sturdy as my EDC Paramilitary, but for 99% of my cutting needs, it does just fine... and boy is it sharp!
    It's a nice blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crayzclown View Post
    It's a nice blade.
    And an amazing slicer. The price scared me away from Opinels for years, but I've never heard a bad word said about them, so I picked one up a few weeks ago.

    I've never been one to carry a knife in my pocket while I'm at home, but that little Opinel has been in my pocket every day that I don't work and has cut everything that's needed cutting around the house.

    It holds an edge relatively well for such a thin grind.

    It's not a work horse, but it wasn't intended to be. It's just a good all around pocket knife for people who need to cut.

    I don't have any experience with the Byrds, but if they perform even half as well as a Spyderco, then I don't think you can go wrong with one.

    Have fun in your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychopomp View Post
    I'm very pleased with this little guy:


    Ill 2nd that. I use one every day and even though it doesnt stay sharp long, it cuts like a friggen lazer beam.

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    +1 to the opinel
    +1 to Buck Vantage select

    ANY Victorinox knife that you like will be a great EDC -most of the best models are under or darn near $20. I suggest the basic Pioneer model which goes for just over 20$. (Look at the Victorinox "TSA" confiscations for sale on ebay -they are a steal!)

    The Case sodbuster jr is 20 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychopomp View Post
    And an amazing slicer. The price scared me away from Opinels for years, but I've never heard a bad word said about them, so I picked one up a few weeks ago.

    I've never been one to carry a knife in my pocket while I'm at home, but that little Opinel has been in my pocket every day that I don't work and has cut everything that's needed cutting around the house.

    It holds an edge relatively well for such a thin grind.

    It's not a work horse, but it wasn't intended to be. It's just a good all around pocket knife for people who need to cut.

    I don't have any experience with the Byrds, but if they perform even half as well as a Spyderco, then I don't think you can go wrong with one.






    Have fun in your search.

    Thanks, man.

    I might just consider an Opinel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crayzclown View Post
    Thanks, man.

    I might just consider an Opinel.
    The one in the picture is a No. 6. It's a small knife:


    In comparison with a Paramilitary for size reference.

    There's a whole world of inexpensive knives that are of top notch quality.

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    Cool.

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    Cara Cara is the way to go. Steel liners, G10 scales... can't lose. I actually prefer it to the Endura. Easily waved too.




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    Do consider the Kabar Dozier.

    Less than $20 just about everywhere you look.






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    agreed on the opinels, has my #8 has turfed everything else out of my pocket. Reasonably sheeple friendly as well

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    Anything from Victorinox.
    For EDC, a Farmer, Pioneer/Soldier, or Cadet in alox may suit you. The cadet is the thinnest of the bunch, and comes in a variety of colors.

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