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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by torqueguy, Jul 29, 2019.
I like it too because of the second blade serrations.
Almost any SAK or Opinel.
What a stout blade on the Grik. Gideons Tactical on YouTube gave it a hard field work out and it held up well. Can't beat the Tri Ad lock for piece of mind. I'm finding the wide opening stud is easier on my thumb than classic narrow metal studs. Wouldn't mind seeing this in 3.25" but 3" is the magic number in many jurisdictions, and at least it's all edge right down to the handle (Delica and "finger choil" designs, I'm looking at you!).
Compared to my CS Hold Out, and even to my 3" Medium Voyagers (at least in Clip and Vaquero blade designs) the tip on the Grik is NEVER going to break off.
I'm a fan of both the Rat 2 and the Zancudo. I'm not sure which I like more, but currently it's the Zancudo for the satin finish blade and thinner handle. Either in D2 are super utility knives thanks to the thinner blade stock and full flat grind. Logically I know the easy to wear off black finish is better for the D2, but satin finish looks less weapon-y on foreign trips. Mainly, though, the 3" blades help a lot.
I wouldn't call the Rat 2/Zancudo's in D2 "cheap" either in quality or in price though. I give my top vote to the $26 Cold Steel Grip, although technically their Prolite series is about $4 cheaper than the Grik. But as an Andrew Demko (quirky) design I favor the Grik over the more mundande Prolite line.
Just picked up a Buck 345 Vantage for $20.
Good deal, good knife
Never seen one with a clip point blade way cool
I have the ultratac 2 tanto
Dont laugh but I have a senrenmu 710 and it's a really good knife
Hultafors Craftsman VMK GH - one grade up from the cheapest version with the hard plastic handle, this one has the handle with a rubber layer. SK5 carbon tool steel, fine tip that does not break, good grind (saber or scandi with a secondary microbevel, sharp as hell). The blade is narrow enough to get into notches during construction projects and finish them nice and smooth after having sawn them. Less than ten euros (or dollars). Better than a Mora Companion. For outdoorsy stuff, the Hultafors OK4. For affordable folders, Opinel is the one to beat.
I have no real expensive knives (or what would be considered here 'high end'), so I could include the Jaakkaripuukko 140 as a 'cheap' but excellent hard-use somewhat larger outdoor work/camp/bushcraft/survival knife.