Shop around for a Swamp Warden.
I have just started my search for a good neck knife. I am looking for, a skeletonized handle, like that on the Izula. I would like to the get the best I can for the money. I really like the shape of the Tops Tibo but it is apparently non existent . Please do give suggestions. Preferably below 60$
Currently the only ones I can think of
-Becker bk 11
-Becker bk 14
Shop around for a Swamp Warden.
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You want a Scrapivore from Scrap Yard Knife company has the Busse warranty, SR-101 steel at 60-62 RC, and a mini prybar at the butt, cost 50$ or 60$ with a kydex sheath can't beat it for the money IMHO.
From what I have been reading for serious long use the scrapivore is very uncomfortable on the hand.
Trust me if I could find a Swamp Warden I would no hesitation buy it, but alas, I cannot.
It's looking like I am just going to buy an ESEE Izula and get some bright colored Para cord and wrap it.
However I'm still taking suggestions.
TOPS has a lot of skeleton models that could work.
A real nice one that I've seen is the CRK professional soldier.
I would buy a Condor neck knife and see how you like it. They are a great value and I can't see all that much difference between them and the more expensive "name" neck knives.
Also check out the Bark River Bravo Necker (and the BN2). Might fit the bill, and comes in 3V now too.
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If your budget was a little higher, I'd say Spartan Enyo. I love that knife.
Well if by neck knife, you mean you are actually going to wear it around your neck, i would go with the smallest one..
All skeletonized knives hurt your hands after extended use, paracord or not..
but i have posted many a time about the Izula, I have beat the piss out of it, practiced sharpening techniques on it, and it is stil a happy camper.
Yep, most neck knives are by nature too small to be comfortable. They aren't designed for heavy longterm use. They're just the handy blade that hangs right in reach when you need it for lesser tasks. I've been wearing one for a while and literally all I use it for is utility blade work.
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I just got a small Boker, can't remember the model, but it's a great little knife for only $30.
Several custom makers here offer "tin knives" with kydex sheaths that make excellent neck knives in high quality carbon steels. Mark Wohlwend and JK spring to mind. Both of their offerings are less than $50, I believe.
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Look at the Blackjack necker. $59 Made of 154 cm by Bark River knives.
The boker gnome is a really great neck knife
It's more at the upper end of your budget & the tip is more robust, but the Tops Shango isn't bad. I believe it's about the same size as the Tibo (6 1/2" OAL), but is in 440C & has a notch at the end of the handle (Scraping a firesteel or something along those lines).
I wish the steel was better, but I really like CRKT's Folts Minimalists neck knives, too. I believe they now come in a Bowie & Tanto blade shape.
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Definetely between the blackjack necker and izula, both with wraps not scales, any opinions?
bark river necker is SEXY.
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