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Ideas for odd/unconventional folders?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Hardashell, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Hardashell


    Feb 1, 2018
    Looking to buy some folders, prefarably flippers, that’t ”outside the box”.
    To spice things up.

    I was going to buy the QRTMSTR Biff Tannen (love the beefy, futuristic, industrial look... and the wharncliffe blade) - but thanks to you guys over here at bladeforums I found out that the company seems to be... shifty.

    Also love the Ontario Carter Prime with the industrial-looking sheepsfoot.

    So.. help me out. What other folders is there on the market that sticks out design-wise.

    Budget: circa 100-150$.
  2. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    CRKT is the king of folders outside the norm in your price range.
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  3. stonproject

    stonproject Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    Out the front automatics are fairly out of the box. The new AKC f16 is a great OTF under $50. Balisongs are also a bit different. Id save up some cash and get a second hand benchmade 51 or BRS barebones around $200 if going that route.

    A bit out of the $150 range but the paragon warlock is pretty crazy...

    As said above though CRKT do all sorts of weird locks. My buddy has a buck knife with a weird GG hawk lock on it. Don't know the model though so that's not much help.
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  4. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    I bet nobody you know has an Opinel Mushroom Knife!

  5. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
  6. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Gillette Mach 3. Nair.
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  7. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications. Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 27, 2014
    Opinel 13?
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  8. panoz77


    Feb 3, 2007
    The carter prime is a great choice, love mine. Also, like stated above CRKT has some outside the box folders. I have the IKOMA fossil and Jettison, I really like both of those as well.

    CRKT Pilar
    CRKT IKOMA Fossil
    CRKT Snap Lock
    CRKT Jettison
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  9. panoz77


    Feb 3, 2007
    You could always go with this one too. Timber rattler scarab, it is certainly out of the box, as in probably can't find a box big enough to fit it in :)

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  10. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
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  11. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Platinum Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    It's a bit too expensive, but I've always (for no good reason that I can ascertain) wanted one of these oddball Ratworx MRX series automatic knives with the "chain drive" feature:

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
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  12. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    This is upcoming: Spyderco Parata (3.5" blade, 8.1" over all, brand new "Stop Lock" mechanism)
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Now what? :cool:
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  13. stonproject

    stonproject Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    What the hell is that thing
  14. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    It's our future. *cue 2001: A Space Odyssey opening*
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  15. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    The ProTech Cambria is a nice button lock flipper. It's a fairly conventional design, but you don't see many unassisted flippers with button locks in this price point.
  16. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    Kershaw Speedbump


    EDIT: I actually own one of these.
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  17. F1Lz0r


    Nov 16, 2017
    G&G Hawk make some very cool and interesting knives; weird locking, weird deployment, etc.

    Always pretty high quality though! I just got a G&G Griploc a few months ago, and I think it's the perfect combination of cool, fun, price, and quality.

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  18. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    Spyderco Q. In addition to all the cutouts, it used a cable lock similar to the one used on the (more conventional looking) Schrade SQ877. Good luck finding one. There was apparently an even rarer bigger model.

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  19. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    G&G Hawk ET. There was/is a QTRMSTRRRRR version of this knife as well! (Pictured.) They all apparently chop your fingers off regularly.

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  20. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Two words: Gerber Paraframe.

    Certainly is "different."

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