Favorite “cheap knife”?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by torqueguy, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    At the moment, it is the $26 (MAP) 3.75" Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 that I'm carrying.

  2. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I love the Utilitac, and the Tremor too. I have both of these. I have left my Tremor in it's box because it's DCd, but I do pull it out a couple times of year to fondle. You should snag a Kershaw Speed Bump from Knifecenter before they are gone.
  3. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Speed bump from knifecenter does look like a fantastic value. Just a bit too funky for my taste. I've passed on many a ken onion knife just based on the clip alone.
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  4. icewaterstone


    Apr 15, 2012
    Victorinox Sheep Skinner. I buy them as gifts now. Grew up like many skinning game with my dad's Buck 110 folder or the odd fixed blade. Eventually got into customs, bought some really nice skinners as well as some production "hunting" knives but they were all heavy, slippery, and too thick. A few years back I bought one of these Sheep Skinners on a whim and it was like night and day. Lightweight, easy to hold, easy to sharpen, no hand cramping, easy to clean. I've even made a little sheath for packing it around.
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  5. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015

    That looks a lot like my Dexter-Russll sheep skinner.

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  6. rctic


    Nov 22, 2015
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  7. 416isToronto


    Mar 4, 2013
    Folders: SAKs, Opinel, Dozier Hunter folder.
    Fixed: Mora
  8. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015

    2nd hand SAK Spartan bought for $9. Modded to remove the opener layer and create a simple 2 blade pocket knife. Carried since the beginning of the year. Does everything I need and nothing I don't. Excellent quality, action and snap. Personally, I can't believe I achieved so much for so little.
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  9. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    and of course, the incredible Opinel.

  10. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    I hadn't known about that model, thanks. Victorinox really do make great handles on their fixed blades and kitchen knives. Hand filling and grippy with great ergonomics. How does the edge hold up with using in the field?
  11. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Kabar Dozier kickback hands down
  12. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    The Civivi Praxis in Damascus is one of the best $70 knives I have ever owned.

  13. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Buck MiniBuck (425). Served me quite faithfully for many, many years in some not so pleasant places. Tie about 18" of gutted 550 cord to it with a loop on one end, then thread through your belt loop, roll up excess cordage, and drop into BDU pocket. Enough length to do most small tasks but easy enough to free up for more flexibility. Several times I found it swinging beside my leg but never lost it! I would just roll the cord up for my jeans and what not.

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  14. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    I like my relatively inexpensive EDC, the Spyderco Gayle Bradley. For me any knife under $150 is inexpensive, especially if the fit and finish are good and the materials are suitable for a good EDC.
  15. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    My thoughts exactly!!! :thumbsup::D:thumbsup:
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  16. icewaterstone


    Apr 15, 2012
    No problem getting through a whitetail without resharpening. I've used it to entirely process a deer in the field, but having a boning knife and sharpener in addition is helpful when processing at a shed.
  17. icewaterstone


    Apr 15, 2012
  18. Old John

    Old John

    Jan 18, 2018
    Bought this back in '79 at a surplus store. Maybe paid $10. It's a Camillus 1979. Needs frequent sharpening and worth the effort. It's been in my pocket 40 years and is the hardest working knife in my collection. Grandson will have to wait for this one.
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  19. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
  20. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I'm a real fan of Buck Slim Selects.
    SAKs are hard to beat for value priced traditionals. I do like the Leatherman Juice B2 a lot. Its been discontinued, but is still available.
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