Best father's day knife for $30 ?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Cowboyfromhell666, May 10, 2020.

  1. Cowboyfromhell666


    May 13, 2019
    I would like to gift knives to 3 father's I know who don't have or carry a pocketknife. I want to keep price down for obvious reasons. So far I have these on the possible list to buy....
    -Buck 110 from Wal-Mart. $35
    -Buck 110 lightweight $30
    -BYRD knife. $30
    -SAK tinker. $20

    Any others I might be missing?.......
  2. jumpstat


    Mar 9, 2007
    I'd consider a SAK, a pioneer X for example. I've gifted a SAK to my dad a few years ago and although he doesn't have it on him but he keeps it in his manbag.
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  3. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    SAK Tinker would be my choice. When I think of Dad, I think of someone that needs something to cut, pry, and use as a screwdriver.... no task more important than the other... so I think most dads would enjoy a type of SAK, but I’d avoid the ones with the corkscrew... I don’t think I’ve ever used it.
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  4. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    You can never go wrong with a Swiss Army Knife, but if they are strickly BUY AMERICAN, then stick with Buck.
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  5. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    Buck! That's what I would want lol
  6. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I love my Buck 110’s. It would be my choice for an only knife. But if they don’t even carry a pocket knife now I doubt they will strap on a 110 everyday. So I’d stick with a SAK for these gentlemen.
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  7. TheEdge01


    Apr 3, 2015
    I would add the Casexx Sodbuster to your list. They are outstanding knives in your price range, made in USA, and I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like Case.
  8. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2020
    The Sodbuster is a great recommendation. Case knives make fine gifts. If they don't already carry a knife, they might prefer a Buck 112 Slim over a 110 classic or LT.
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  9. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    If someone isn't used to carrying a knife, I usually suggest a SAK too. The choice of tools is nice to have.

    I find the scissors very handy to have and a worthwhile upgrade to the Tinker. If the $ is getting a little too high, absolutely nothing wrong with just the Tinker either.
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  10. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    I have to agree with eveled. Even though most days I have a Buck 110 riding on my hip, a casual knife user would appreciate a SAK.
    Anytime I give a SAK as a gift , the person I gave it to carries it. However, I'd also consider an Alox Pioneer or classic. But the tinker is a good choice too.
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  11. Catdaddy2

    Catdaddy2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2019
    Case sodbuster jr. I have a few nice knives and seem to carry the sodbuster alot.
  12. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    There are a pile of options out there.
  13. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    This thread had me confused for a second :eek: lol...father’s day thread on mother’s day :D
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  14. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I'd have to go with an Alox Solo or an Opinel, given the $30 price cap. The Solo is probably more likely to be carried as a first knife, IMO... but, heck, with 3 recipients, get each one a different knife. (Then you can have fun deciding which person gets which knife, lol)
  15. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    I'll add the Buck 425 to the consideration list. It is small and light so that may help in the carry department since they don't currently. It locks so that might reassure them. It's thin and slicey and is a really good knife. Then maybe one or more of them gets hooked and starts moving up.

    This one is from the early 90's:
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  16. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    SAK Rambler, either the Warhawk or Warthog one
  17. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    Buck Vantage Select
    Gerber suspension multitool
    Buck 110
    Buck paklite fixed blade
  18. Snacktime


    Aug 18, 2019
    Swiss Army Knife, they are a gateway drug and no one turns away even the cheapest one!
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  19. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    If considering a multitool vs standard knife, take a look at the Leatherman Squirt Ps4. Small knife will get you into any package. But the pliers, small scissors, screw drivers, file, and bottle opener is just way too handy to overlook. Makes a great gift.


  20. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Buck 110 slim hunter

    I know bladeHQ has 3 different handle colors available...
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