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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by snakedoc.ua, Sep 15, 2013.
Spyderco gb is made in Taiwan
yea so this probably wouldn't be a good option if he is looking for usa made. Tough usa made folder? to me sounds like a buck csar-t
I like the ZT 0200, and any of the ZT 0300 series. I love the ZT 0301 that I bought. This knife is a real beast!
Benchmade Presidio. Not exactly a very thick blade but is a solid knife that has an aluminum handle, is US made, and its under $150.
There's also the ZT0801 which is coming soon
Maybe try a stainless handle endura or police model from spyderco. both can come saber ground for toughness and are relatively thick.
sorry, I didn't register USA made.
i just like the metal handles as the last plastic ones broke. this new g10 may be the best thing?
i like the serration as it cuts the heavy zip ties easier then a strait blade. and i cut wires a lot and all kinds of junk. my esee is a strait blade and it works good for most things but i just like having the serrations there if i need it.
The Cold Steel Code 4 has a 3.5 inch blade, metal handles, the option for partial serrations, and about the strongest lock you're going to find on a folder. All for about 60 bucks. However it is made in Taiwan.
As mentioned by both RamZar and Bigfatts the BM 275 Adamas is THE heavy use folder. People can argue till they are blue in the face and still not find a better brute then that even if you ramp your price range up to $300. As for the metal handle requirement, G10 will hold up to the abuse and not show the wear that metals will.
Mackinac Hunter from CS. Ditch the USA fetish and there is a few options from Cold Steel. Heaviest pocket knife in my collection is ZT 0200 and that fits your criteria.
im leaning hard on the adamas it looks real nice, i dont thing i will try a over seas knife again i have had bad luck with them all, i have used cold steal before and did not like the craftsmanship.
Cold steel has a really strong lock on their knives, but their AUS8A sucks (based on my experiences). Get the Benchmade. You can't beat the knife. With Benchmade's craftsmanship, warranty, blade steel and what have you, it's an excellent knife. And I feel the G10 grips are better than any metal grips. They're more grippy, look better and probably just as, if not tougher, than aluminum.
how do you like the axis lock? any problems?
Kershaw blur blems!! USA made metal handles and come in part serrated, even in a tanto if you prefer. Plus you could get like 3 for your budget.
only problem with them is they're assisted opening.
ZT 0350ST and 0200ST come to mind. If you're willing to go up $15 from your limit, Kershawguy has a ZT 0301ST blem for $165.
Sounds like you"ll like Benchmade or a Blackhawk knife. They also pride themselves in USA craftmanship.
ZT 0350 would be my suggestion as well!
How about the Grayman Satu? Doesn't have serations but meets all other specifications especially being a hefty folder.
Didn't they come out with an aluminum handled version of it a few months back? Maybe more like 6 months back but I'm almost positive they did make an aluminum version in a couple different colors.