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Inexpensive Slipjoints

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Im_your_huckleberry, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 14, 2014
    I'm looking for some brands that make inexpensive slipjoints. I know of Rough Rider, but I'm just wondering if there is anymore out there. I'm looking to stay in that Rough Rider price range of $15 to $30. Thanks!
     
  2. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    IMO the Marbles and Colt branded slipjoints are a little nicer than Rough Rider.
    And they're in your price range.
     
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  3. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 14, 2014
    I'll look into those. Thanks!
     
  4. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Elk Ridge
    Steel Warrior
    Schrade (The Asian Imports)
    Winchester
     
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  5. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I really liked the Colt labels that were made by Rough Rider. And have many of both. But the name/logo license got pulled not too long ago. I'm sure there are still many around, but no longer in production.

    There is also Frost (and so many sub brands made by them). But the samples I have are just a wee bit "rougher" than the many dozens of Rough Rider and Colts that I have and/or gifted away. Could just be my own impression.
     
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  6. McFeeli

    McFeeli

    Feb 13, 2017
    I think there are a few Bucks that fall into that price range.
     
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  7. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 14, 2014
    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll be checking these out.
     
  8. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Marble’s does a repro of the Camillus demo knife that is at least as good as the original. I also really like Marble’s take on the TL-29 electrician’s knife, with orange G10 scales.
     
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  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    If you want a relatively good slip joint, I would stay away from any of the brands that Frost Cutlery has made and distributes. They use lots of different brand names. They are consistently a cut below Rough Ryder. The Colt brand (same company as RR) are pretty much the same as Rough Ryder unless their is a pattern you prefer over what is available in the Rough Ryder line. Don't know anything about Marbles slip joints.

    If I want inexpensive, I go Rough Ryder always.
     
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  10. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    +1 on the Buck slip joints. The Chinese Bucks I have are nicer than the rough riders have.
     
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  11. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

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    Jul 17, 2018
    Aitor made some slip joints. I have a Pequeya and a Mediana. Leaf shaped carbon steel blades with stainless liners and Bubinga scales made in Spain. Prices were on par with Opinel. I haven't seen them available here in the states for a while, though.
     
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  12. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    Victorinox. You can get a heck of a lot of knife in that price bracket.
     
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  13. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

    659
    Nov 14, 2014
    Anyone have any experience with Kissing Crane slipjoints?
     
  14. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I agree and carry a Vic SAK every day. I believe mine cost $20.

    Buck was mentioned above. Somehow, Buck slip joints are mostly off my radar. I only own last year's traditional forum's knife that was made by Buck as far as a regular slip joint goes. Have a Buck 192 fixed blade and a couple 110's. Don't use the 110's as I think they are too heavy.
     
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  15. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I seek out used stuff from Schrade USA and Camillus USA.

    The Traditionals section of the Exchange is a great place to shop for bargains on good stuff.
     
  16. golden_dragon

    golden_dragon Gold Member Gold Member

    585
    Dec 14, 2016
    have you try the CRKT one? with G10 handle
     
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  17. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

    659
    Nov 14, 2014
    I haven't, are you talking about the Deco I think it's called?
     
  18. NicoColt1911

    NicoColt1911

    72
    Mar 17, 2017
    Cognet Douk-Douks can be that cheap. They are great knives. Super sharp when factory new and they hold the edge very well for a knife in that price category. I heard some people even pinch the scales with a stone when they need a fixed blade...
     
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  19. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    319
    Nov 21, 2009
    Imperial aren't bad at all. $11.00 for a large Stockman from SMKW.
     
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  20. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    319
    Nov 21, 2009
    Kissing Crane are pretty good. Some have said that the blades can be hard to get out. I'm guessing stiff springs, but hey, it beats weak ones. The ones that I have owned were fine and dandy!
     
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