Hypothetical survey. $100 to spend.

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You have $100 to spend on.....either.....

1 $100 knife with "hyped" steel
.........or...............
2 $50 knives with GOOD heat treated 420 or 440 and different blade styles.

Can be folder or fixed or in scenario two, one of each.

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I would normally go for the 2 x $50 knives but I've done that a lot lately so I'm about due for a pricey knife.
 
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I'd go for one $100 knife, as I know there's nothing out there for $50 that would hold any interest for me, let alone two.
 
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1 $100 knife with better than 420 or 440A/B steel. I already had two 440A, never again
R
 
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Aw shoot, I anticipated this. OK new rule. You can make it ANY price you want so long as the ONE vs. TWO for same money applies and as long as the blade steels remain the same.

In other words, make it TWO 420 or 440 ...properly...heat treated knives as against ONE knife that is ZDPS30VG10154CMSGPSAUS8 !!!!

There!

NOW which?
:D
 
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1 high end knife over 2, any day.

I also know what I'd pick if I was asked to chose between a Ferrari or 2 Chevy Citations. :D
 
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One high end. A hundred dollar knife has more than just VG10/D2/S30V too. You can see G10, cool locks, steel liners...
 
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1. A Native 3D. I've been thinking about picking one up since I got my Native at Wal-Mart.

2. Becker Crewman. Looks to be handier, and tougher, than my Camillus MkII.

I think that would be $100 well spent.

Frank
 
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The best overall knife value are the BM Griptilians IMHO. To make everyone happy, get a Native and a Griptilian for about $100!!!
 

yam

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For my needs, well done 420HC or 440C (or even good old 1095 carbon steel) work just fine. My SAK's are pretty decent and I don't feel under-knifed when I carry them. So for me personally, I'd get two what many would consider "lesser" steel knives, rather than one "better" steel knife. Something in a slipjoint, probably a stockman configuration. For the money I get more blades, hence more edge than single blade knives. Time spent sharpening doesn't factor in because I enjoy sharpening. So in reality, a knife that requires less sharpening is not as satisfying for me.

Again, this is for me personally. I don't think there is necessarily a right or wrong answer to this question though it's an interesting one.
 

Daniel Dorn

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Just to throw a monkey wrench into the picture, two high quality blades, including S30V, and ZDP189(?) for $100-ish. Yup, both have been mentioned, I think. Native from Wal-Mart, plus the Calypso Jr. with ZDP. But, as mentioned above, you can also get cool things, like G-10, Titanium Frame locks, and other stuff for one $100-ish knife... Like a BM 710, BM 635, Spyderco Manix, Military, etc.

DD
 
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Yup, I was gonna suggest the D'Allara 2 as well. Spyderco makes some awesome knives!! I would get a Delica 4, or a Jess Horn ZDP-189, or the D'Allara 2. All AWESOME knives!!
 
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I vote for one knife. To me the fit and finish tends to better as the price goes up. Not always and only to a point. That said CRKT has some knives that are a great value. You know I thought this was an easy question until I started the reply and now:confused:
 
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I'd take one $100 knife easily. I'm a big believer in quality before quantity.
 
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