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great EDC blades under $40.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by thacheese16, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. thacheese16

    thacheese16

    107
    Feb 26, 2012
    hey guys i'm looking for a good small/med EDC i don't really care about the brand or where their made as long as there nice for under $40. got any ideas?
     
  2. jbloudg20

    jbloudg20

    42
    Dec 18, 2004
    The spyderco tenacious line.
     
  3. solidorange

    solidorange

    Aug 30, 2011
    check out the budget kershaws(brawler, chill, clash, nerve, oso sweet, rjII, scamp, volt II, etc). their price to quality ratio is some of the best on the market.
     
  4. mn.rookie

    mn.rookie

    3
    Jun 8, 2012
    Gerber fast draw assisted opening high carbon stainless holds edge well its not a benchmade or spyderco but it is like 25 or 30 bucks i use mine prolly 20 times a day for prolly last 3 years good knife for the $ and i like that it is thin when clipped to ur pocket some edc knives are so wide uncomfortable to carry
     
  5. azyrah

    azyrah Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    coldsteel medium voyager..tri ad lock..decent steel for the $..
     
  6. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    Any of the Kit Carson M16 or M21 series. Multiple size and color options, and available from our friends at Bayou Laforche for less than thirty.

    Also the Graham Folding Razel. Darn near bulletproof.
     
  7. Ryanol

    Ryanol

    666
    Aug 24, 2011
    Sanrenmu 710 is a winner at around ten bucks.
     
  8. maverick3981

    maverick3981

    541
    Jun 26, 2009
    Spyderco Tenacious or the Ontario RAT1. I was recently surprised by the quality of the Kershaw Crown for less than $15.
     
  9. emopunker2004

    emopunker2004

    454
    Jul 21, 2011
    I love my Spyderco Tenacious
    Also the lower end Kershaw line is good too.
     
  10. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    any kershaw ,Rat 1 , enlan el-02 , utilitac 2 or any spyderco in that price point will not disapoint. I also agree with Shorttime the CRKT razel is a awesome work knife.
     
  11. rbeezy

    rbeezy

    57
    May 16, 2012
    Ontario Rat 1
     
  12. viper89

    viper89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    The Spyderco Byrd line is also pretty good too.
     
  13. Zookie

    Zookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Kabar dozier is great.

    Enlan el02 is incredible and literally matches up in quality to my 150$ folders.

    Any budget Kershaw

    Crkt drifter, m16 line, desert cruiser and so on.
     
  14. blt-2-drg

    blt-2-drg

    436
    Feb 6, 2012
    Becker BK14
    Kershaw Blur (blem)
     
  15. hayes31

    hayes31

    395
    Jun 5, 2012
    The Leek's nice too... but for 10 bucks more than your 40 dollar limit, there are Delicas to be had
     
  16. larryis1

    larryis1

    67
    Jun 11, 2012
    And the Leek G10 S30v is around $80 for excellent steel and grip.
     
  17. fatcat55

    fatcat55

    348
    Jan 1, 2010
    Another vote for the byrd line of knives. Surprising quality for the price. Also, the Kabar Dozier folder line, Good economical knives. RAT1 is good but on the large side in my opinion.
     
  18. Alann45

    Alann45

    Jul 4, 2009
    My usual answer is Tenacious or RAT-1, both good choices with my vote going to the Tenacious for overall value.

    Recently added another to the list, the Ka-Bar/Dozier Phat Bob. AUS-8, Canvas Micarta handles. Attractive and solid.
     
  19. SurfingSalmon

    SurfingSalmon

    310
    Jan 11, 2011
    Spyderco Tenacious, Kershaw Skyline, and Ontario Rat-1 are all great knives. Just figure out which one you like best, ready your credit card, and wait a few days. You'll love whichever you choose!
     

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