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recommended $200-$500 knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by nufdes, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. nufdes


    Apr 4, 2011
    so, my dad has been looking for a high end knife and since my brother and i are the resident steel addicts :D he has asked us to recommend him one. i was thinking the ZT 0560 or the Chris reeve large sabenza with micarta inlay. what do you guys think and what are your suggestions?
  2. vwb563


    Jun 29, 2007
    Everyone should own a Sebenza at least once in their life! ;)
  3. PatrickKnight


    Jan 24, 2012
    Im guessing he wants a pocket knife giving you said CRK. I would second the Sebenza.
  4. The_Guide


    Feb 1, 2009
    Get him an Umnumzaan... My fav EDC and has been for years now...
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  5. Bigfatts


    Mar 12, 2012
    The Sebenza's an ok knife. But in that price range there are a handful of makers you could call and have one built from the ground up for him.
  6. MEJ

    MEJ Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Dude... get a Benchmade Adamas... get a couple and tell me how they are. That is the next knife on my list
  7. kaosu04


    Apr 26, 2005
    Skip all the wasted time and money spent on cheaper models that ultimately lead the to sebenza. Just start with the sebenza and make it easy.
  8. whateatsrabbits


    Nov 24, 2011
    I think the 560 is a good choice. Mine just keeps growing on me more and more. I pre ordered 6 months before they came out. It is a major player in my rotation. The bearing are getting smoother and smoother. We should really get some more info from you. What kind of cutting task will your dad be using it for? What legnth/ shape blade does he prefer? You also cant go wrong with a custom.

    Just go browse the Knifemakers section of the exchange.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  9. EarthboundV1


    Aug 1, 2012
    Agreed, Sebenza is a must own.
  10. nufdes


    Apr 4, 2011
    my dad only will be using it for light use, nothing too serious. my dad is into the droppoint/ clippoint blades. what are some of the makers i could contact?
  11. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    That's a big range.....lots of great knives fit in there! If he is just using it for light duty, how about a quality slip joint? There are some great makers right here that could build you whatever you wanted.
  12. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Laconcio is one (Ray). He sells on here, and his knives are just fantastically clean looking. He should be solidly in that price range.

    Another possibility is a custom slip joint. Jared Oesser makes them on here, and his slip joints are fantastic. He is early in his career, but you would not know that by looking at what he makes, (his prices, however are fantastic for what you get. It can't stay that way for long though).

    I would browse the custom maker for sale sub forum on here before making any decision.

    I have had the opportunity to carry and use both Hinderer and Sebenza. Both were great. The Hinderer is more appealing if you can get one at original price, instead of secondary (much higher).
  13. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    For light duty, the redesigned mnandi would be a nice choice as well if you are into CRK.
  14. Raylas


    Jul 27, 2012
    I can't suggest a CRK Sebenza to you enough. Seriously, their good enough that I can't say anything besides buy one.
  15. gooeytek


    Jul 12, 2011
    Gareth Bull. Be different, get better.
  16. rpdknife


    Sep 17, 2010
    One of these two:


    The Sebenza is a little classier to use at the steakhouse he'll take you to for such a great recommendation.
  17. Robert Carter

    Robert Carter

    Sep 26, 2011
    I can't say this enough. With those price ranges just get a custom. Something no one else has, a one of a kind for deer old dad.
  18. claycat


    Apr 10, 2003
    One comes to mind at that $ range John W. Smith JWS.
    Precision tactical fit & finish that is super tight
  19. swimmerdude1127


    Mar 26, 2007
    Sebenza or Umnumzaan are great.
  20. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    Todd Davison on the forum here.

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