cold steel american lawman
Hi guys i have been inactive for a while on the forums but i have come back with a whole new question. For under 100 dollars what is the strongest knife. I mean overall construction. My vote goes for the schrade schf1. it seems like a very sturdy knife and i have the clip point version coming in the mail. What are your guys opinions?
cold steel american lawman
any CS tri-ad lock folder, recon, spartan, lawman, ak, soon to be voyager 2011
but also if you can find it on fleabay or on the for sale forums here, you may find a zt0200, or a bm 710 or something like that.
Spyderco Manix 2.
"And that's all I got to say about that" - Forest Gump
Another vote for cold steel American lawman.
I have 2 manix 2's, and while they are considered "hard use folders" I don't have much confidence that they would withstand much hard use.
On the other hand I wouldn't hesitate to use the American lawman for just about anything. Including batoning. Not saying I recommend that, just that I think it could take it.
Spyderco Manix 2, Cold Steel American Lawman, Cold Steel Recon 1.
I think you should go to www.knifetest.com and see what Noss has to say. The Schrade Extreme Survival SCHF1 only got a 3 knife score. There are several great knives he tested that are under $100 and got 4 knife scores. The SOG Seal Knife 2000 scored 5 knives and can be found online for around $100. I have watched all the knife test videos and Noss's rating system is definitely something I trust. I am happy with all the knives those tests helped me choose.
buck strider 881 ...then there is its bigger version 880 but thats slighty out of your price range
Sorry guys i should of clarified i ment fixed blades. Anyways any folding knife will never be as strong as good full tang fixed blade.
With the only parameter being under $100, you're sure to get a lot of diff.
But if the BK2 isn't in the top 5, I'd be surprised. That's one Heavy Duty knife
for a little over HALF a Hundred.
Try Himalayan imports. They usually have massive khukuries in that price range made from 1/2" thick forged 5160 (recycled truck springs).
Here is their forum:
There is no good, no evil, no saints, no demons; There are just ordinary people making ordinary choices.
Becker BK2. I also have an Ontario Ranger Afghan. Very nice and strong with 1/4" blade from 5160.
Though I have yet to use or own one, I hear good things about the esee Izula...or you can have a hest for right around $100
Becker BK 2. I like the old models if you can find one. Even though you can find a lot of FB knives that "look" tough for under $100, you are getting a well known, field proven entity with Becker.
I keep one in my truck door 24/7. It isn't elegant but it is bomb proof with great steel and heat treat for hard outdoor use.
I feel if anyone goes outside of ESEE or Becker for a hard use FB, you are paying for elegance and other elements beyond pure strength and toughness.
Last edited by Reeek; 12-10-2010 at 03:48 PM. Reason: Typos
Another vote for Becker. Great value for the performance you get. The BK2 is a near indestructible general duty knife and my BK9 is an absolute beast for chopping and batoning. Someone mentioned Knife tests and he gave it a 2 knife score because it broke when he chopped cinderblock! Personally I still have full confidence in it from my experience because I don't need to cut down a wall LOL. He also tested the Camillus BK9, I've heard Ka-Bars have a better heat treat but I don't know for sure. Just pointing out that Knife Tests might not be the be-all-end-all judge of a knife.
Becker BK-2 for sure. Frigger is pure beast.
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