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Looking for titanium framelock for $200.00

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by sigsour, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. sigsour

    sigsour

    256
    Jan 7, 2009
    I would like something similar in size/type to a large Sebenza. (Not ready to take that jump yet.)
     
  2. hickman1

    hickman1

    329
    Nov 26, 2009
    Bradley Alias
     
  3. B Hess

    B Hess

    Feb 20, 2006
    A Sage 2 just went up for on the for sale forum.
     
  4. gundude73

    gundude73

    Oct 6, 2009
    ZT 0550 is fairly close in length to a large sebenza, it may not be the same style but it's still a fantastic knife.

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  5. tomsch

    tomsch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    I EDC a Sage 2 for office use quite a bit and it is a great knife. Blade shape is not really Sebenza like. The FFG does slice very well though. The wire clip is also a plus as it is easy on the pocket. I do have two large and two small Sebenzas that also see use. I would say that the Sage 2 is in between a large and small.

    I also have a new ZT 0550 which is a different animal. Big, chunky, and more of a hard use type of knife. Despite the size and weight it does carry pretty well. I find that I carry it almost every single weekend since I have no problems beating on it when doing yard work.
     
  6. jwolf90

    jwolf90

    Oct 17, 2011
    Take the jump youll be glad you did:D I am
     
  7. BladeHQ

    BladeHQ

    566
    Oct 2, 2002
    Its not quite $200 dollars, but I really like the Protech TR-3 Manual Integrity folding knife. They generally run about $250, but Protech makes a really nice knife.

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    I also really like the Sage 2, but the size on that one is a little smaller than what you said you are looking for.
     
  8. Bwolcott

    Bwolcott

    791
    Jul 18, 2011
    Bradley alias 1 is the closest imo to a sebenza at around 200
     
  9. BladeHQ

    BladeHQ

    566
    Oct 2, 2002
    Yeah the Alias I is a nice knife. I like that one as well.
     
  10. Reeek

    Reeek

    Aug 16, 2008
    Zt 0550 ;)
     
  11. Yarivan

    Yarivan

    58
    Mar 3, 2011
    Please try BM790 Subroza. Great knife. Really good for EDC.
     
  12. pascal.abi

    pascal.abi

    322
    Jul 6, 2008
    +1 on the subrosa ! one of my fav
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  13. rolexkid

    rolexkid

    666
    Jul 14, 2006
    Take a little more of a jump,and get a small sebenza! You won't be sorry,I promise!!
     
  14. jwh

    jwh

    730
    Apr 23, 2010
    If the size isn't too small the Leafstorm is very nice. It makes an attractive Sunday, go to meeting knife.

    jwh
     
  15. neuron

    neuron Moderator Moderator

    Apr 18, 2010
    Like others have said, in terms of design (stonewashed S30V/S35VN blade, blasted Ti handles, etc.), the Bradley Alias I is the closest thing to a Large Sebenza at the $200 price point. The Alias I is a good knife, but if my only aim was to get the best Ti framelock I could for $200 (disregarding similarity to the Sebbie), I'd take another knife that's already been mentioned -- the ZT 0550 -- instead.
     
  16. wolf5391

    wolf5391

    Sep 23, 2010
    I hate to be the one to say it because I know people get tired of hearing it but save the money and get a small sebenza or a large sebenza. I was always a skeptic too and said I would never spend that kind of money on a knife, and then I did and Ive never looked back. The alias has a very tiny sweet spot to get the knife to open smooth and be rock solid, but a sebenza is a ROCK no matter what. As for the zt's they are sweet too. Its your decision but IMO take the leap.
     
  17. sigsour

    sigsour

    256
    Jan 7, 2009
    That 550 is a nice looking knife. I just dont know; I may just save a little more. Funny thing is I was cleaning out my dresser a little while ago and found $60.00 in a 3 year old birthday card. A little more towards the fund....
     
  18. BladeChick777

    BladeChick777

    Jun 20, 2011
    Here's Some Good Options. Some Have Been Said, Others Haven't.
    Boker Jens Anso Haddock
    Boker Jens Anso 67
    Spyderco Chokwe
    Spyderco Sage 2
    Bradley Alias 1
    ZT 0550
    Benchmade 790 Subrosa
    Benchmade 760 LFTi
    Benchmade 750 Pinnacle
    DPX H.E.S.T. Folder 2.0
    Spyderco Military Titanium

    Also, Not Sure Of Cost... But The A.G. Russell Acies Seems Really Nice!
     
  19. snowreaper1

    snowreaper1 Banned BANNED

    Nov 26, 2010
    I'll second the Protech TR3. One of the better titanium frame locks I've handled. Great size for an EDC folder too. I think it
    beats out the Alias but below Sebenza tolerances. Only criticism I have of it is it has a pretty weak detent.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  20. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    I personally have experience with ZT knives and highly recommend them. They have the same materials as the high end knives ( S30V Blades, G10 Scales, Ti Framelock ) without the high price tag. Plus they give you that CRK/Hinderer Feel. Just doesn't get any better than that.
     

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