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Knife for a $100 to $250 price range

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Codyh9258, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Codyh9258

    Codyh9258 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    Just curious what knife you all would recommend for that price range.
  2. NYOutdoors

    NYOutdoors Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Folder - ZT 0551

    Fixed Blade - Get a custom off here that strikes your fancy
  3. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    First question: What uses?

    My answer will be significantly different depending on your use.

    I prefer traditional folders from GEC. Tons of patterns, all "old tyme" patterns. Just so classy and interesting. Case/Bose collabs fit in the higher end of your price range too.

    For the 250 you can even get into custom slip joints.

    For one handed opening. I recommend other knives.

    For fixed blades, that is a pretty decent price spread as well. All kinds of great options depending on what you are looking for.
    Busse is on my list in the small fixed blade at that price range, as well as a double handful of custom makers on here.
  4. Codyh9258

    Codyh9258 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    I would just use it for Edc and I'm looking for just folders
  5. rpdknife


    Sep 17, 2010
    My favorite in this price range is the Paramilitary 2. Something a little smaller: Sage 2. Something a little bigger: Military or Benchmade 710.
  6. Codyh9258

    Codyh9258 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    Hows the bm 710 compare too the pm2
  7. John Sapp

    John Sapp

    Aug 26, 2012
    Benchmade 810. More than I'd hoped for. Love it
  8. EarthboundV1


    Aug 1, 2012
    I would agree with a para 2 if you don't already have one.
  9. rpdknife


    Sep 17, 2010
    I'd say the 710 is more comparable to the Military. It is a large blade, but has a better blade to handle ratio than the Military. I go back and forth between the Military and the 710 if I want a large blade. In my opinion the 710 carries better in the pocket, but the Military is more comfortable to use.

    Between the 710 and the PM2, I use the PM2 more for EDC tasks. I find the 710 a little big, plus the PM2 has a very fine tip which allows you to choke up an do detailed cutting.

    Here's a picture that shows a comparison between them and a few other knives. The Military is the top left one, 710 immediately below and the PM2 to the right.


    My 710 has a combo edge, but I would get a plain edge if I bought it again.

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