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EDC knife under $60

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Matterock, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Matterock

    Matterock

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    Sep 16, 2014
    I have been looking for a good knife that I can use for everyday use. I'd like an assisted opening knife. Any knives you would consider?
     
  2. Munzer

    Munzer Gold Member Gold Member

    557
    Jan 23, 2014
    Have you looked at the Kershaw Blur, can be had around $60, and likely less if you scour the exhange here on the forum.
     
  3. glocker199

    glocker199

    Mar 14, 2005
    I lIke the SOG Flash II, about $40-45, or Aegis, around $55, better than anything else in the under $60 range. Very useful blade shape, AUS-8A, assisted opening, deep carry clip and I much prefer the lock to frame/liner locks.
     
  4. DREW78

    DREW78

    755
    Feb 23, 2006
    I'll second a Kershaw blur. Maybe look at Spyderco's Delica too.
     
  5. Daddyo16

    Daddyo16

    Jan 12, 2012
    Kershaw Blur
    Kershaw Oso Sweet
    Kershaw Leek
    SOG Flash I
     
  6. squarebox86

    squarebox86

    184
    Feb 6, 2014
    Another vote for the Spyderco Delica!
     
  7. neffarious

    neffarious Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    As much as i would recommend the delica, he said assisted. Kershaw Piston. Sandvik Steel, assisted, G10 handle, 3.5 inch blade. The river store has it for 60 on the head.
     
  8. TTpower

    TTpower

    282
    Apr 20, 2007
    OP wants an assisted knife so the Delica won't fit the bill. The Delica would be a good EDC though if OP would consider something that is not assisted opening.
     
  9. Matterock

    Matterock

    14
    Sep 16, 2014
    I do like the blur, the aegis and the oso sweet.
     
  10. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Spyderco Endura and Delica can both be had for under $60 right now. Either one is a lot of knife for the money.

    Edit: sorry, just read the part where you said you want assisted opening. Umm, are you sure? :barf: :D
     
  11. Matterock

    Matterock

    14
    Sep 16, 2014
    Yeah I don't really like the deployment of a non assisted
     
  12. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Kershaw Piston, knockout, Blur. That Black and green knockout looks cool!
     
  13. Matterock

    Matterock

    14
    Sep 16, 2014
    I actually really like that knockout, the green does look good
     
  14. GlockandBalls

    GlockandBalls

    362
    Jul 30, 2013
    There are some knives that are so smooth, you really dont need the assisted. And for $60 I can think of a bunch. Many guys actually de-assist their assisted blades for this reason and because there is more chance of failure/broken parts.

    If you have to get assisted, there are many kershaws. If you step up a bit in price the Benchmade Mini Barrage is pretty sweet.

    Deploy a Rat 1 and you will see there is no need for assisted opening. But they are cool.
     
  15. fuzzynuk

    fuzzynuk

    49
    Jul 17, 2014
    You can get the new assisted opening rats. Never messed with an a.o. one but should be good. Everything else about the rat is.
    If not then I say look at Kershaw. They have a lot of speed safe knives
     
  16. fuzzynuk

    fuzzynuk

    49
    Jul 17, 2014
    Do you have any other preferences besides a.o.?
     
  17. Matterock

    Matterock

    14
    Sep 16, 2014
    Not really, but I do like a lot pf the kershaw knives
     
  18. SpydrMan

    SpydrMan

    302
    Jul 20, 2014
    I'm not big on assisted blades so I haven't owned a ton of them. The best AO blade I've owned is the Kershaw Leek. Second is the Kershaw Blur, although I think the Blur is a better knife de-assisted. Both can be had for $60 or less. If the OP would consider manual openers I could recommend much better knives for the money.
     
  19. Matterock

    Matterock

    14
    Sep 16, 2014
    Ok what are some manual openers
     
  20. fuzzynuk

    fuzzynuk

    49
    Jul 17, 2014
    There's all the Ontario folders. The utilitac and the rats which are a lot of bang for your buck for sub $30 knives. And they all open so smoothly that you won't miss a.o.
     

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