Cheapest Favorite Knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Detroit1980, May 18, 2020.

  1. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Discontinued Kershaw Scrambler is a steal IMO at about $23 if you can find one...

    Ontario Rat, Kabar Dozier, Buck 110 & 112, Kabar Taiwan made leather handeled fixed blades, and the trusty old Mora's...
     
  2. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    SOG AEGIS FL. It's a great hard use thumb stud knife I use to get at WallyMart for 20 bucks. It's a real solidly built slicer that sharpens easily and holds great edge and can handle many falls from ladders onto concrete Lol. last time I checked Sog had given it a face lift and put a flipper tab on it and increased the price to 30 bucks though. [​IMG]
     
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  3. sechip

    sechip Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Manly Wasp, s90v. Cost me 75.00
     
  4. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    Opinel and Mora are the two I think of that are quality affordable knives that are in relative terms 'cheap'. Less than $20 is a hard price point that both brands meet well.
     
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  5. hstdist

    hstdist Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 24, 2001
    Kabar mule
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  6. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    170
    Jan 22, 2019
    After I read a couple of responses from two members (whose opinions I've come to respect) I picked up a Utilitac. Been involved with knives for decades, never heard of this one. Bottom line: it's absolutely the finest cheap, beater knife I've ever tried. I'm fortunate enough to buy whatever knife strikes my fancy at this point in my life and this $30 knife is becoming one of my favorites. Truly appreciate the heads-up!
     
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  7. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Excellent! Take a look at this thread. 7 years and still going!

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/ontario-utilitac-ii-best-modern-folding-knife-under-30.1112018/
     
  8. Zulus

    Zulus

    375
    May 29, 2020
    Amazing thread !! Thank you guys.
    Looks as I missed some great knives - Opinel, Rat, Dozier ...
    My favorite for 25 years is (still) CS Voyager VG-1
    But also Frost Mora (early 90's) military and dive.
    Recently and very cheap Rough Rider A/O linerlock
    Plus some strange knives for constant everyday home use ...
     
  9. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I am a value knife guy($50), and I have/had a ton (100+). I think the Les George may be the best for $20. It's not pretty, but extremely functional, and ergonomic. You get a flipper, deep carry, unique lanyard hole, assisted deployment, and G-10. Get one before they are gone.

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  10. rick melear

    rick melear

    872
    Nov 28, 1998
    Anything in The Vic family. Slices greatly and easy to sharpen
     
  11. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    My favorite cheap knife value was the Spyderco Tenacious. Then I got the Ontario Rat1 with D2 steel. For less than $40 this is a very well made knife.
     
  12. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
  13. Billy The Blade

    Billy The Blade

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    Jul 30, 2014
     
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  14. Danno4017

    Danno4017

    869
    Jan 8, 2007
    Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara
     
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  15. cchu518

    cchu518 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I picked up this Gerber US1 at Walmart for $3.50. It's 1.1 ounces, made in the USA with 420HC steel.

    I got it bc it reminded me of a Gerber Knight turns out it's a fantastic ultralight knife for the summer.

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  16. jumpstat

    jumpstat

    354
    Mar 9, 2007
    Opinel no 8 would be my inexpensive knife. Cheap and cheerful.
     
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  17. bill64

    bill64

    26
    Dec 7, 2009
    Ruike P662B
     
  18. CyberRacer

    CyberRacer Gold Member Gold Member

    86
    Apr 28, 2018
    SOG Terminus XR - Probably doesn't qualify as a true "cheapie", but in S35VN steel with SOGs version of the Axis lock and a great form factor for under $100 it's an outstanding value knife. Mine is in regular rotation.
     
  19. MK24

    MK24

    21
    Jun 5, 2020
    Same here, no 8 in carbon
     
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  20. JDRanger

    JDRanger Gold Member Gold Member

    354
    Aug 14, 2017
    Ontario 8904 Joe Pardue Utiliac Folding Knife
     
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