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Good fixed blade knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Bali-Flipper32, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Bali-Flipper32

    Bali-Flipper32

    491
    Dec 15, 2010
    I am looking for a quality fixed blade knife that is not over 80 dollars. I want the blade to be between 4 and 6 inches. Right now I am looking at the Gerber Gator, but I am open to suggestions.
     
  2. sak_collector

    sak_collector

    437
    Jan 25, 2005
    For the last several weeks I have been edc-ing an Benchmade/HK 14100. Been a great little knife and should run you about 60 bucks...maybe a few bucks more.

    You have plenty of choices in that size and price range.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. StretchNM

    StretchNM

    Dec 7, 2006
    That Benchmade H&K Snody above has been on my wish list for too long!

    Other good ones to check out are the Benchmade CSKII and the Benchmade Rant.
     
  4. CrimsonTideShooter

    CrimsonTideShooter

    Oct 23, 2010
    Spend a little bit more and get an esee. You won't regret it.
     
  5. machine26

    machine26

    Sep 3, 2009
    Check out bucks offerings, theyve got some pretty spiffy blades within your parameters(sp). Id also check out ontario and becker knives.
     
  6. link2derek

    link2derek

    Oct 8, 2010
    The answer should vary depending on what you will use the knife for -- e.g. EDC, utility, hunting, bushcraft, kitchen duty/food prep, etc. So, what will you use the knife for?
     
  7. DanR217

    DanR217 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Beat me to it :D
     
  8. GingivitisKahn

    GingivitisKahn

    Jun 8, 2010
    Lol - I just gave this answer (and used this pic) in another thread.. Becker BK2.

    * a quality fixed blade knife: CHECK
    * that is not over 80 dollars: CHECK (closer to $50)
    * I want the blade to be between 4 and 6 inches: CHECK

    Add to that the outstanding KaBar lifetime warranty and the ability to field dress Buicks ... BK2 is your knife.

    [​IMG]


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    Beckerhead #42
     
  9. Poez

    Poez

    Jul 5, 2010
    +1 I have both CSKII and the Rant, but not the H&K Snody yet! Have to do something about that some day soon!
     
  10. Poez

    Poez

    Jul 5, 2010
    +1 I have both CSKII and the Rant (the old one, thin blade), but not the H&K Snody yet! Have to do something about that some day soon!
     
  11. Tony95

    Tony95

    85
    Jul 23, 2010
    +1 on that Esee's rock!
     
  12. Mrbladedude

    Mrbladedude

    754
    Aug 2, 2010
    :thumbup:
     
  13. cramsey3006

    cramsey3006

    Aug 2, 2010
    Not over $80 guys. That knocks ESEE out of the running. The Gator should be a fine knife. I'm figuring that you are talking about the Bell & Carlson series with S30V blades? Cabela's has them on sale right now, so it's even better.

    Kabar/Becker has a lot of choices for under $80.

    It would help to know what you plan on doing with it.
     
  14. Planetcat

    Planetcat

    737
    Jul 28, 2009
    I'd get a benchmade fixed griptillian before a Gator. I have the fixed Gator and it's just Ok. I like my folding griptillian better. That HK is nice too.
     
  15. GaryXD

    GaryXD

    245
    Sep 1, 2003
    Ontario Ranger RD-4 Bush
     
  16. richw

    richw

    436
    Jan 28, 2010
    ranger shiv can be had in paracord for about $45, with a custom kydex sheath $69, and a micarta scaled version is $54. Check out Chestnut Ridge Knife Shop
     
  17. PropThePolecat

    PropThePolecat

    Jan 31, 2009
    The fixed Gator is a good knife. Its pretty robust too, so you wont go wrong with it. Also take a look at Becker, theyve got some solid knives too.
     
  18. richw

    richw

    436
    Jan 28, 2010
  19. HandofCod

    HandofCod

    Feb 27, 2010
    Kabar - excellent design, american made, excellent sheaths, great options.
     
  20. udtjim

    udtjim

    Sep 4, 2007
    For hunting and lighter camp work, I have had good performance from the Fixed Gator
     

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