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Recommendation? 3´´ flipper under 50$

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Therom, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013

    I am looking for a small flipper for light urban edc tasks.

    I would like something:
    - blade length 3 inches max
    - liner lock is prefered
    - good flipping action
    - light weight
    - lanyard hole if possible
    - don’t care of pocket clip for this one
    - blade shape: standard, drop point or clip point
    - in the range of 50$, best if under 50$
    - don’t care much about steel as much as it can cut properly

    I tried a Skyline, but I have been disappointed by the handle ergonomics and IMO the cost is high for what it is
  2. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Steel Will Mini Cutjack???
  3. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    The cutjack is really good pick, but I am looking for somethings nag little less “tactical” for n the look
  4. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    More Kershaws than you can shake a stick at for under $50.

    You can get a Ken Onion designed (1670) for under $50 for a blem (I've got 2) or for about $55 for a non-blem. If that's too much for you, you can get a Natrix (7007) for $35; it's super light and very sharp. I own one of each, both are highly rated and both make excellent EDCs.
  5. Durham68

    Durham68 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2015
    Kershaw Atmos
    bryan123, Bobadilla004 and Rich S like this.
  6. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    This guy beat me to it. Your search has ended.
    StaTiK likes this.
  7. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    Buck small vantage

    Everything except great flipping action but its workable.
    Earl1 likes this.
  8. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    Steel Will.

    Not a fan of choils so I went with the Mini-Intrigue first. My favorite is the Modus. The Mini-Intrigue sees EDC time at my job as it is slim & smaller. The flipping action is ok, and there were a few sharp edges on the flipper tab I softened with some fine grit sandpaper. Still, it's a darn good knife for the money. The Modus is my favorite as the ergonomics feel great in my hand. The wider blade combined with the flat grind make it a real slicer too.
  9. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    The atmos and the fraxion are both appealing to me.
    Rich S likes this.
  10. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Is it me or does the blue colored scales version has less of a tactical look?
    Therom likes this.
  11. brando555

    brando555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 26, 2018
    Check out BladeHQ's new Kershaw Cryo. 35 bucks, 2.75" blade and it's in D2 instead of the regular 8cr13mov. It's assisted, but if that's not your thing its pretty easy to convert it to a manual.
  12. Smaug

    Smaug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    I considered a Kershaw Skyline. (US made) I wound up going for the less expensive Chill model.

    I've been thinking of replacing it with a Spyderco flipper, but they cost 6x as much. (They're not THAT much nicer!)
    TCKev likes this.
  13. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    Anyone has tested a bestech thorn or beluga?
  14. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    That Cryo in D2 for 35 bux is pretty decent.
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  15. mpm0097

    mpm0097 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2018
    I don't have either of those, but I do have a Lion which I think would be similar but larger. Great action, just feels heavier than I would prefer. And China D2
  16. Deadiden

    Deadiden Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2018
    Atmos or Fraxion I have both. Sharp out of the box and surprisingly smooth action.
  17. Tamernator


    Nov 1, 2018
    Tangram Santa Fe
    QSP Outdoor Phoenix
  18. xraso

    xraso Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    it's 3.3", but the Bestech Lion has ridiculously good action.
  19. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I hav replaces anorder for an Atmos
    I will give it a try and compare it with the skyline
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  20. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Check out the Kershaw Natrix, Lightweight non assisted slim flipper with Kvt ball bearings and a sturdy but thin drop point blade for $30 bucks at BHQ or an Ontario RAT 2 liner lock for $28 bucks at BHQ. It has most of the some specs plus it's tip up or down carry and it has the lanyard hole you were looking for. Hope that's of some help to you. :poop: I almost forgot to mention the SOG AEGIS FL ! It's my GO TO EDC work knife, You can pick one up for $20 bucks at Wallymart. This blade is an honest to goodness sleeper. It's all steel so it has a bit of heft to it but feels great in my medium sized hand and has a sturdy tip up right hand deep pocket clip. It's a much better slicer and flipper compared to the other two IMO. No lanyard hole but I see room to drill one looking at mine. [​IMG]

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